Sonder Evol Singletrack Bike Of The Year Finalist. Active and plush: climbs like an ibex, descends flat out
Enthusiastic, playful, tough, responsive 650b 140mm mountain bike. In its element on extreme ground and unburdened elsewhere.
Active and plush suspension for a bottomless feel and poppy ride, climbs well and descends flat out. Super fast, super stiff, all the time. For local trails, bikeparks, trail centre black runs, hike-a-bike and enduro duty. Evol keeps coming back for more
"It’s a bike built for hard knocks, ragging around and acting like a hooligan on. Take it on a bigger, more pedally day in the hills and you’ll be rewarded with good times all the way as it climbs to the top before soaking up most of what you can throw at it on the way down." Singletrack Magazine
"Impressively stiff, up-to-date and upgradeable agro trail frame ... a shrewd long-term investment" MBUK magazine
Sonder Evol Frame and Rear Shock
Playful, tough, and intuitive aluminium mid travel full sus frame for building up your dream bike.
List Price: £1049.00
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.
List Price: £999.00
Sonder Evol Frame with Cane Creek DB-IL Rear Shock and Helm Fork
Playful, tough, and intuitive aluminium mid travel full sus frame with a Helm fork for building up your dream bike.
List Price: £1799.00
Sonder Evol NX1 Recon
Playful and responsive aluminium mid travel full sus trail bike with SRAM NX1 groupset and Rockshox Recon fork
List Price: £1899.00
Sonder Evol NX1 Revelation
Playful and responsive aluminium mid travel full sus trail bike, with SRAM NX1 groupset and Rockshox Revelation fork.
List Price: £2199.00
Sonder Evol GX Eagle Revelation
Playful and responsive aluminium mid travel full sus trail bike, with SRAM GX Eagle groupset and RockShox Revelation fork.
List Price: £2799.00
Sonder Evol GX Eagle Pike
Playful and responsive aluminium mid travel full sus trail bike, with SRAM GX Eagle groupset and RockShox Pike fork
List Price: £3049.00
Sonder Evol GX Eagle Helm DB-IL
Playful and responsive aluminium mid travel full sus trail bike, with SRAM GX Eagle groupset, Cane Creek Helm Air fork and DB-IL rear shock
List Price: £3299.00
Singletrack Bike Of The Year Finalist for 2018. Active and plush suspension for a bottomless feel and poppy ride, climbs really well and descends flat out. Super fast, super stiff, all the time, everywhere.
Local trails, playing in the woods, bikeparks, trail centre black runs and skills parks, hike-a-bike in the UK mountains and onduro duty. Evol keeps coming back for more.
Designed and tested in the UK. Custom butted 6061 aluminium tubing. Tried and tested 140mm Horst link suspension with custom tune Rockshox Deluxe RT shock. Internal cable and stealth dropper routing. 1x specific and clearance for 650b x 2.6 tyres. Adjusted for 150mm forks.
Simply put, the Evol is our dream built into a custom-butted alloy reality. An enthusiastic and aggressive trail bike designed for enhanced fun-factor as you’re ragging it round the trail.
You could take the Evol to an Enduro race, but it’s equally at home on a long day at the local trails. The geometry gives a comfortable neutral riding position, keeping your weight central so you won’t waste energy on the uphill slogs: save it for the descent!
The top tube mounted RockShox Deluxe RT 140 mm travel shock in the rear boosts traction on the steep and technical terrain for a comfier and more playful ride. Built around new metric shock standards for increased bushing overlap, the suspension is smooth, supple, and reactive, increasing sensitivity for a playful and enthusiastic feel.
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.
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.
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 +
|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|
|SK - Stack||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
All our bikes are built in-house, checked and signed off by Cytech trained mechanics before being despatched to you in a custom-made bike box.
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Alpine Bond Warranty
Our titanium frames are handmade and come with a 10 year frame warranty. Our hand welded 6061-T6 alloy triple butted 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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