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Sonder Evol Frame and Cane Creek DB-IL Rear Shock

Playful, tough, and intuitive aluminium mid travel full sus frame with DB-IL rear shock for building up your dream bike.

£849.00 Was: £999.00

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Pictures are for illustration and some components and finishing kit of this build may be different. Please refer to the detailed spec sheet before placing an order.

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All our bikes are built individually to order. If you want to change any part of the spec to suit your needs then get in touch.

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Simply put, the Evol is our dream bike in custom-butted alloy reality. Enthusiastic and aggressive, Evol’s a trail bike for enhanced fun-factor as you’re ragging it round the trails. Capable enough for racing enduro, and flattering enough that you’ll be grinning from ear to ear the whole time.

With contemporary geometry, Evol is slack, low, and long. The slack head angle inspires confidence when descending at high speeds and the low bottom bracket means you can throw it hard into every corner.

A comfortable neutral riding position keeps your weight central so you won’t waste energy on the uphill slogs.

At a glance
  • Playful and responsive mid travel full sus trail bike frame with DB-IL rear shock
  • Low, slack and low for a comfortable and responsive ride
  • Built around metric shock standards
  • Clearance for 27.5 x 2.6in tyres

The DB IL features Cane Creek’s LinEair Spring to give you the best of both worlds - an air shock that feels more supple, linear and seamlessly supportive throughout its travel.

Contemporary Geometry

Long, slack and low geometry for a confidence inspiring and forgiving ride, with a slightly shortened chainstay for zippy handling.

Metric Shock Standard

Designed around metric shock sizing standard, with lengthened shocks and shorter strokes that increase bushing overlap for more smooth, supple, sensitive and reactive suspension action.​

Horst link suspension design

The tried and tested Horst link suspension design allows the suspension to stay active when braking.​

Tyre Clearance

​Clearance for up to 27.5 x 2.6in tyres.

Internal Cable Routing

​Internal routing in the front triangle for clean lines; threaded bottom bracket shell.

Frame spec

Alloy full suspension trail bike frame

Weight (kg): S: 3.13; M: 3.16; L: 3.19; XL: 3.21
Hydroformed and custom butted alloy frame tubing
Internal cable routing
Rear Shock: RockShox Deluxe RT Debonair, 210x55mm, ML3 Tune, 0 Tokens
Horst link suspension layout
140 mm rear travel; 150 mm fork travel
Clearance for up to 27.5 x 2.6 in wide tyres
73 mm BSA threaded bracket shell
148 x 12 mm rear thru-axle
31.6mm seat tube, 34.9mm clamp
IS42/28.6 | IS52/40 headset (frame and rear shock does not come with headset)

It is important to get the right size bike, if the bike fits it will be faster, more comfortable, and easier to handle. You can also take into consideration the standover height to ensure you pick a bike that will be a good fit. If you measure your inside leg and ensure there is a minimum of an inch from the toptube to your crotch this will give you enough seatpost adjustment to find your optimum saddle height.

Generally we recommend:

Riders between 5ft 2in and 5ft 7in
Riders between 5ft 6in and 5ft 10in
Riders between 5ft 9in and 6ft 2in
Riders of 6ft 2in +
Frame size
Size Small Medium Large X-Large
ST - Seat tube 395 445 465 485
ETT - Effective Top Tube 581 605 624.5 648
HT - Head tube 110 120 120 130
HA - Head angle 66.5 66.5 66.5 66.5
SA - Seat tube angle 74 74 74 74
CS - Chainstay 430 430 430 430
BB - BB drop 15 15 15 15
FO - Fork offset 46/51 46/51 46/51 46/51
WB - Wheelbase 1139 1164 1183 1207
SO - Standover 803 812 818 823
RE - Reach 415 435.6 455 475
Tyre Clearance 82 82 82 82
Build Frame and DB-IL Shock
Frame Sonder Evol, 140mm travel
Rear Shock Cane Creek DB-IL, 210 x 55 mm
Frame (including shock)
Headset not included with frame and rear shock

Swapouts and Upgrades

You can interchange Love Mud components on this build at no additional cost. So if you want a different length of stem, a particular saddle or bar then let us know in the notes section in the checkout and we'll get in touch. We also hold big stocks of SRAM, Rockshox, WTB and regular build with Shimano, Hope, Cane Creek. We'll build your Sonder with any part that suits your needs. Give us a call, with the same experienced mechanic helping throughout your build you know who to call if there's anything you want to know.

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Alpine Bond Warranty

We offer a 10 year guarantee on both our handmade titanium and Reynolds steel frames. Our hand welded 6061-T6 alloy triple butted frames and carbon frames come with a 5 year manufacturing defect warranty. All our bikes are built, checked and signed off by Cytech trained mechanics before being despatched to you in a custom-made bike box.


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