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Evol 29 XT

140/150mm trail bike

$3,649.00

Super fast, super stiff, and all-day pedalable. For local trails, trail-centres, hike-a-bike and enduro duty. Evol...

Evol 29 XT

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Evol 29 XT

140/150mm trail bike

$3,649

Fast, agile, 140/150mm full suspension 29er. In its element on extreme ground with a bottomless feel and poppy ride, climbs well and descends flat out

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Buy Now. Deliveries from 4 February.

Buy Now

Evol 29 XT

140/150mm trail bike

$3,649

Fast, agile, 140/150mm full suspension 29er. In its element on extreme ground with a bottomless feel and poppy ride, climbs well and descends flat out

Buy Now. Deliveries from 4 February.

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    Every Sonder bike is built to order so tell us exactly how you want it. Make any changes you want from the standard build and when you’re done, just hit “Add to bag” at the bottom of the page.

    Accessories

  • Handlebar

    • Sonder Aspect Riser 780mm

    • Sonder Aspect Riser [OEM]

      In general riser bars tend to be wider than flat bars and may have slightly more flex to give a more forgiving ride. As you go into descents and your arms drop below your knees the additional height gained on your front end will help you take control of the steep descents.

      That said you can get all bar types in a range of widths and stiffnesses and front end height can be adjusted with spacers like our Sonder Rings, so sometimes you just have to ignore the mumbojumbo and make your call on style and personal preference and there is nothing wrong with that.

    • Sonder Aspect Flat 720mm

      +$0

    • Sonder Aspect Flat [OEM]

      Flat bars help you keep the front end of your bike low, allowing you to get the weight over your front wheel when climbing and giving you more control in cornering.

      Our flats have a 5˚ rise so technically we should call them flatish, but if you really need them to be totally flat just rotate in the stem clamp!

    Saddle

    • Sonder Abode Black / 158

    • Sonder Abode [OEM]

      High density foam padding over a plastic base provides comfort and longevity. A v-shaped split at the rear of the saddle allows flex as you are riding, increasing shock absorbancy and reducing pressure on the spot between your sit bones.

      Scooped up at the back with a slight rise towards the nose the longitudinal profile provides a cupped, craddled seating position, a timeless, proven design for distance on and off the road or climbing in the mountains.

      Stainless steel rails give 50 mm of forward and back adjustment to help you find your sweet spot.

      All our Sonder bikes come with Abode fitted as standard.

    • Sonder Kura

      +$59.99

    • Sonder Kura [OEM]

      Adventure cycling is diverse; in the course of a single trip you can find km's of asphalt, traverse rutted grasslands, weave through thickly forest singletrack, climb loose gravel track or descend steep rocky trails.

      It is unlikely you are going to find a single saddle position for all of this terrain. With this in mind Kura has a flat longitudinal profile with a gentle lateral curvature to give an extended saddle area, allowing you to position yourself around the saddle as you move between road, downhill, and climbing.

      The honeycomb base reduces weight whilst still providing structure and support that adapts and flexes with your motion.

      Titanium rails giving 50 mm of forward and back adjustment to help you find your sweet spot. Titanium is more forgiving than steel so provides a little more comfort.

      Slightly wider than our Adobe saddle, it may provide additional comfort for riders with wider sit bones.

    • Sonder Zone 133 / Black

      +$29.99

    • Sonder Zone [OEM]

      The Zone is designed for maximum pedalling efficiency and comfort on longer rides, whether on road or off it.

      • Chromoly rails with suspension system
      • Cut-out shape relieves pressure
      • High density foam seat for comfort

      We’ve selected a flat saddle profile that’s long enough to allow for lots of micro-adjustments to your riding position over the course of a full day on the bike. The nose width allows you to move forward over the pedals on climbs and sprints, and a tapered back enables you to get behind the saddle easily for switchback descents or technical off-road sections.

      We’ve chosen a nylon fibre saddle base to provide a stiff and stable pedalling platform for a low overall weight. This base is connected to the chromoly rails using a patented suspension system that reduces road buzz and improves comfort without compromising on support.

      High density foam stays comfortable for longer, adding to the saddle’s supportive platform. And a long central cut-out in the middle of the Zone relieves pressure on the perineum, allowing you to ride for longer.

    Seatpost

    • X-Fusion Manic Drop Seatpost and Lever 31.6mm / 125mm

    • X-Fusion Manic Drop Seatpost and Lever

      The X-Fusion Manic Dropper has been designed to work well across cross-country, trail, all mountain and enduro riding.

      It works on a simple design. Inside you’ll find a closed cartridge that is both sealed and designed to be easily removable from the rest of the post. Simple construction aside, the action of this post feels super-smooth and silky.

    • RockShox Reverb / 150mm Drop / 31.6 x 440mm

      +$209.99

    • RockShox Reverb / 150mm Drop / 31.6 x 440mm

      The RockShox Reverb provides effortless actuation and increased reliability featuring new Vent Valve Technology.

      With reduced overall post lengths and new travel options, riders of all shapes and sizes benefit from more travel than ever before. The Reverb Stealth is just really, really reliable at simply going up and down.

    • RockShox Reverb / 125mm Drop / 31.6 x 390mm

      +$209.99

    • RockShox Reverb / 125mm Drop / 31.6 x 390mm

      The RockShox Reverb provides effortless actuation and increased reliability featuring new Vent Valve Technology.

      With reduced overall post lengths and new travel options, riders of all shapes and sizes benefit from more travel than ever before. The Reverb Stealth is just really, really reliable at simply going up and down.

  • Forks

    • Rockshox Yari RC / 29 / 42mm / 150mm

    • Rockshox Yari RC / 29 / 42mm / 150mm
    • Cane Creek Helm MK2 Air / 29 / 150mm 150mm

      +$0

    • Cane Creek Helm MK2 Air / 29 / 150mm
    • Cane Creek Helm MK2 Air / 29 / 150mm 150mm

      +$0

    • Cane Creek Helm MK2 Air / 29 / 150mm
    • Rockshox Lyrik Ultimate RC2 / 29 / 44mm / 150mm

      +$299.99

    • Rockshox Lyrik Ultimate RC2 / 29 / 44mm / 150mm

    Shock

    • Rockshox Deluxe Select+ RT / 210 x 55

    • Rockshox Deluxe Select+ RT / 210 x 55
    • Cane Creek Kitsuma Air / 210 / 55

      +$299.99

    • Cane Creek Kitsuma Air / 210 / 55
    • Cane Creek DBair IL 210 / 55

      +$139.99

    • Cane Creek DBair IL
  • Tubes

    • WTB Inner Tube 29 / 1.9-2.3

    • WTB [OEM] Inner Tube

      Never one to be stranded roadside; Prudence states that you should always have a spare at hand even for your faithful tubeless set up, and who are we to argue with Prudence.

    • Tubeless Tyre Upgrade and Setup

      +$54.99

    • Tubeless Tyre Upgrade and Setup

      Go tubeless

  • Pedals

    • No Pedals (none)

    • No Pedals
    • Sonder Torque Black

      +$39.99

    • Sonder Torque
    • Sonder Reko

      +$64.99

    • Sonder Reko

      The Reko are lightweight SPD pedals designed gravel riding and cross-country mountain biking over longer distances.

      The Reko's platform-free design reduces the overall weight of the pedals to 145g per pedal for lighter, faster riding. Double-sided SPD bindings are easy to clip in and out of and their compact design means they're less likely to clog with muck on filthy winter rides.

      The clip-in design improves the efficiency of your pedal strokes, saving energy on long rides and improving power transfer on climbs, and gives you more control of the back end of the bike.

    • Sonder Contact

      +$59.99

    • Sonder Contact

      The Contact are lightweight SPD-SL compatible pedals with a large contact area for energy efficient road riding.

      The Contacts have a large, stiff platform, improving power transfer for sprints and climbs and supporting your feet for all-day spinning in comfort.

      The bigger contact area of the SPD-SL system is more energy efficient too, preserving your legs for those deceptively savage inclines at the end of your ride.

      The thermoplastic body and fibre-glass-reinforced binding keep the weight down to 148g per pedal, shaving vital grams from your drive chain.

    • Sonder Slingshot Black

      +$49.99

    • Sonder Slingshot

      The wide platform Slingshot pedal is designed to provide the support, control and confidence you need for a variety of riding, whether on trail, gravel or road.

      • Wide 87x90 platform made from 6061 aluminium
      • Double-sided adjustable SPD clips
      • Chromoly axle with sealed bearings

      The Slingshot's wide foot platform provides plenty of support to the foot for more comfortable pedalling over long distances, reducing hot-spots. This additional foot support also gives you greater control of the rear end of the bike on tight turns or technical trail.

      If you're using the Slingshot for mountain biking, the pedal's wide surface gives you a platform to stand on unclipped, ready to bail out if needed, on heart rate-quickening sketchy sections.

      With double-sided SPD clips and a large pedal area, the Slingshot is easy to clip in and out of in a hurry. A clipless system provides greater pedalling efficiency when climbing and more control when descending.

  • Bottle cages

    • No Bottle Cages (none)

    • No Bottle Cages
    • Sonder Sideblade Left Entry / Black

      +$5.99

    • Sonder Sideblade

      The Sideblade bottle cage not only gives your water bottle a lovely, secure hug, but its side loading system makes it easier to access when you need a drink, making staying hydrated a joy even when you've got a load of frame bags to work around!

      The Side blade is geared at letting you get to your water when you've got a bike packed up with frame bags, this means that it's also ideal for compact and full-sus frames where a standard loading bottle cage system just won't fit, you can choose which side you'd like to access your bottle by with a twist of the cage in the mount before your ride.

      Made of polycarbonate, the Sideblade is also super light and super duper tough - hooray!

    • Sonder Sideblade PAIR / Black

      +$12.49

    • Sonder Sideblade

      The Sideblade bottle cage not only gives your water bottle a lovely, secure hug, but its side loading system makes it easier to access when you need a drink, making staying hydrated a joy even when you've got a load of frame bags to work around!

      The Side blade is geared at letting you get to your water when you've got a bike packed up with frame bags, this means that it's also ideal for compact and full-sus frames where a standard loading bottle cage system just won't fit, you can choose which side you'd like to access your bottle by with a twist of the cage in the mount before your ride.

      Made of polycarbonate, the Sideblade is also super light and super duper tough - hooray!

    • Sonder Sideblade Right Entry / Black

      +$5.99

    • Sonder Sideblade

      The Sideblade bottle cage not only gives your water bottle a lovely, secure hug, but its side loading system makes it easier to access when you need a drink, making staying hydrated a joy even when you've got a load of frame bags to work around!

      The Side blade is geared at letting you get to your water when you've got a bike packed up with frame bags, this means that it's also ideal for compact and full-sus frames where a standard loading bottle cage system just won't fit, you can choose which side you'd like to access your bottle by with a twist of the cage in the mount before your ride.

      Made of polycarbonate, the Sideblade is also super light and super duper tough - hooray!

    Mudguards

    • No Mudguards (none)

    • No Mudguards
    • Sonder Fender Front MTB

      +$5.99

    • Sonder Fender

      The Sonder Front Fender protects you from excessive mud splatter on wet, mucky trails. These lightweight plastic mudguards don’t require any special fixings on your bike and can be strapped straight onto your forks with 4 cable ties (supplied).

      Made from durable polypropylene, if the Fender does meet its end, it can be easily recycled by most councils or at your local recycling centres.

Initial Price
$3,649
Frame
Evol 29 XT
Size
Colour
Extras
$0
Total Price
$3,649
Description

Super fast, super stiff, and all-day pedalable. For local trails, trail-centres, hike-a-bike and enduro duty. Evol keeps coming back for more.

The Evol was designed and tested in the UK – in every season. We’ve chosen custom butted 6061 aluminium tubing for a perfect mix of weight, stiffness and durability. With long (but not ultra-long), low and slack geometry, Evol inspires confidence when descending at high speeds while the low bottom bracket means you can throw it hard into every corner. It pedals well too as 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!).

At a glance

  • Shimano XT M8100 12-speed groupset
  • Rockshox Yari RC fork
  • Rockshox Deluxe Select+ RT shock
  • Sonder Alpha 29" wheelset

We’ve been obsessive when it comes to the little details that matter too. There’s internal cable and stealth dropper routing, clearance for 29 x 2.6" tyres and proper space for a bottle.

Simply put, the Evol is our dream built into a custom-butted alloy reality. An enthusiastic and capable Enduro-lite 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.

Features

Goldilocks Geometry

Long, slack and low geometry for a confidence inspiring and forgiving ride. Pedals well too, with more neutral geometry keeping your weight central on the climbs.

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 29 x 2.6in tyres.

Internal Cable Routing

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

Build Spec
Frameset
Frame:Evol Frame | 6061 aluminium
Fork:RockShox Yari RC | 150mm (travel)
Shock:RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT | 210 x 55
Headset:FSA Orbit C-40-ACB
Groupset
Shifters:Shimano XT M8100 | 1x | 12-speed
Brakes:Shimano XT M8120 | Hydraulic | Post mount
Rotors:Shimano RT66 | 203mm (front), 180mm (rear) | 6-bolt
Rear derailleur:Shimano XT M8100 | Long cage | 12-speed
Chainset:Shimano XT M8100 | 170mm | 32t
Cassette:Shimano XT M8100 | 10-51t | 12-speed
Chain:Shimano SLX | 12-speed
Bottom bracket:Shimano MT800 | BSA
Wheelset
Wheels:Sonder Alpha 29"
Front tyre:WTB Vigilante | Light High Grip | 29 x 2.5"
Rear tyre:WTB Trail Boss | Comp | 29 x 2.4"
Tubes:WTB | 29 x 2.2-2.4"
Finishing kit
Handlebars:Sonder Aspect Riser | 78cm
Stem:Sonder Piskie | 35mm
Seatpost:X-Fusion Manic | 31.6mm | 150mm (drop)
Saddle:Sonder Abode | 158mm | Black
Grips:Sonder Clutch | Black
Weight
Frame:S: 1.97kg; M: 2.0kg; L: 2.1kg; XL: 2.14kg
Build:S: 12.4kg; M: 12.65kg; L: 13.8kg; XL: 13.9kg
Pedals not included with full builds
Geometry and Sizing

Sizing

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:
Small: Riders between 5ft 2in and 5ft 7in
Medium: Riders between 5ft 6in and 5ft 10in
Large: Riders between 5ft 9in and 6ft 2in
X-Large: Riders of 6ft 2in +

Size Small Medium Large X-Large
ST - Seat tube 400 425 445 470
ETT - Effective Top Tube 586 606 634 661
HT - Head tube 95 95 105 110
HA - Head angle 65 65 65 65
SA - Seat tube angle 75.5 75.5 75.5 75.5
CS - Chainstay 445 445 445 445
BB - BB drop 30 30 30 30
FO - Fork offset 42 42 42 42
WB - Wheelbase 1193 1213 1242 1270
SO - Standover 809 812 822 833
RE - Reach 435 455 480 505
SK - Stack 604 605 614 618
Tyre Clearance 82 82 82 82
Frame Spec
Weight (inc rear shock): S: 3.3kg; M: 3.4kg; L: 3.5kg; XL: 3.6kg
Hydroformed and custom butted alloy frame tubing
Internal cable routing
Rear Shock: Rockshox Deluxe Select+ RT, 210x55mm
Horst link suspension layout
140mm rear travel; 150mm fork travel
Clearance for up to 29 x 2.6" wide tyres
73mm BSA threaded bracket shell
148 x 12mm 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)
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