Enter to Win A Pole Evolink 158 Frameset - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway

Dec 22, 2019
by Pinkbike Staff  

CONTEST NOW CLOSED. The winner of the Pole Evolink 158 Frameset is Pinkbike user ccal.
Congratulations ccal

Prize Details:
The Pole Evolink 158 is a 29er gravity enduro bike for riders wanting to go fast. Pole
Evolink is the benchmark of modern geometry since 2016.

Evolink 158 has the reach range from 450mm to 535mm. Its wheelbase goes from
1268mm to 1353mm. The head angle is steady 64 degrees and chainstay length 455mm
throughout the range.

The prize includes:
• Evolink 158 Pepper Red + EXT frameset
• MSRP: $1775 USD

Learn more at www.polebicycles.com.

To be eligible, you must be logged into your Pinkbike account. If you don't have one, you can sign up here.

There will be new prizes revealed every day in the lead up to Dec 25th so check the Advent Calendar daily on the front page of Pinkbike and make sure you enter for a chance to win.

Winners will be notified via the email associated with their Pinkbike account within 48 hours of their name being drawn.

Happy Holidays!


  • 89 5
 On the twenty second day of Christmas Pinkbike clickbaited me, for:
22 prototype rear ends
21, I still want one even though I’ll break it Propains
......20...... tantalising Troy Lees...
19 bear arsed saddles
17 orgasmic ohlins
16 Viral Value Vitus’
......15...... ..... Rectal Helmets......,
14 things I didn’t know I needed
13 skinny fit trail kits
12 cornering Kaisers
11 kickass Kuat racks
.......10...... Reverb beating droppers......
9 Hayes “huckin” hampers,
8 refreshing repair stands,
7 Brendog (got robbed) bundles,
6 Jizzing Joysticks
.......... 5... surprisingly priced Siskiu’s!!!!...........
4 functional Forefront’s,
3 detailed dentist stems,
2 pairs of over priced goggles
and some brakes to stop me hugging a treeee.

(baritone voice) and some donuts for Mike Leevveeey

Bad santa / troll edition
  • 41 2
 22 prototype rear ends Should be enough for a couple days in Whistler
  • 8 1
 22 prototype rear ends? Savage haha
  • 81 2
 What a 'Cracking' prize!
  • 4 3
 Haha Smile you win
  • 13 20
flag WAKIdesigns (Dec 22, 2019 at 1:41) (Below Threshold)
 Bending to be precise...
  • 12 1
 Well, it is actually designed to fold for transport.
  • 17 1
 Oh snap
  • 11 1
 It's certainly going to be polarizing... I hope they Finnish reinforcing the chainstays before shipping.
  • 3 1
 I would love to win this
  • 4 12
flag WAKIdesigns (Dec 22, 2019 at 9:30) (Below Threshold)
 @B650wagon: #me2
  • 3 3
 @JohnnyVV: See, horse was dead already. The Evolink bikes have always been just fine. And is the Evolink even produced in Finland?
  • 3 1
 @vinay: The Evolink frames are made in Taiwan.
  • 4 0
 @vinay: I mean...it's a Finnish company, no? Sorry for not fact-checking my pun to your exacting standards. Why so salty?
  • 5 4
 Only on Pinkbike would people make so much stink about a chance to win something free worth’s fair bit of money, for just about zero effort. Pfft.
Merry Christmas everyone.
  • 1 0
 @g123: what stink? There is more whinge factor in this comment than the rest of them.
  • 4 5
 @zyoungson: must agree, it’s wonderfully toxic. But my favorite comments go more or less like this: “X company started by X guy with blood, sweat and tears, to deliver X components, with only quality in mind, but hey it’s Pinkbike, let’s throw crap at them” Another kind: “thanks to social media village fools have been given the voice, what a world we are living in today”, “these days nobody really cares about another human being”. I often wonder... why don’t these people just shoot themselves... into outer space. Perfect candidates for one way trip to Mars.
  • 54 3
 Any puns or jokes about it breaking means you are automatically disqualified from today's draw so as not to offend Mr Kokkonen's sensibilities and spark more defensive hate from his blog.
  • 1 0
 Today I learned Mr. Kokokonener has a blog.
  • 45 3
 The winner of the Vitus Mythique VRX on day 16, user ocdmimi has been a member since December 4th 2019 and has no profile picture or details. Duplicate profile?


I'm happy for all the genuine winners, but I feel this kind of takes the piss. Pinkbike?
  • 10 4
 Hold on, let me get my tinfoil hat for this.
  • 2 1
 I totally agree, but to be fair, it's very difficult to police duplicate profiles.
  • 7 0
 Yeah , sucks. but is whats it is. Have never won anything before, i'm sure there are people with heaps of made up accounts just for the giveaways.
  • 9 0
 You would have to create thousands of duplicate profiles to increase your chance of winning from next to nothing to just low.
  • 12 1
 @TheR: and someone with skills could write a program to do just that. Wouldn’t be hard to game at all. I agree that accounts should be a little bit vetted before they contact them and let them know they won. Looks like a bogus account? Draw another name.
  • 2 1
 @speed10: Maybe, but if I think that were happening, you would see some unrealistic number of accounts — like hundreds of millions of total accounts, or hundred of thousand of accounts in a day. It would be fairly obvious to whomever is running the site and contest.
  • 7 0
 @TheR: Put another way: I could create one fake account right now, and instantly have the twice the chance of winning that you have. How hard is it to take a look at the name you pull and run it through some stats? How many logins in the past year? Any pictures posted? Trailforks rides logged? Comments? Any of that?

Maybe that’s too idealistic and you think everyone is happy with the current setup, but every year some posts this argument.
  • 7 2
 @speed10: A second account would double your chance of winning, but from one minuscule fraction of a percent to a slightly higher minuscule fraction of a percent.

Let’s say 1,000 people enter the contest, and everyone only enters once. Even then, your chance of winning is .01 percent. If you have two, you double your odds to .02 percent. Put another way, you have a 99.99 and 99.98 chance of NOT winning respectively. You would have to have 100 duplicate account to increase your chance of winning to 10 percent. And even then, your chance of NOT winning is 90 percent.

Now, seeing as how there are far many more people entering each day than that, and your chances of winning is very small. Not as small as the lottery, but not worth the calorie burn of creating five extra accounts.

As someone mentioned, you could create a bit to do it, maybe. But then that would be fairly obvious to whoever is administering the site, and hopefully they’re on top of it.

As for your suggestion — looking at comments or other account activity, well then that puts conditions on a sweepstakes that opens them to legal liability. They couldn’t do it.
  • 1 0
 @speed10: I guess the challenge is that someone with multiple email addresses setting up a second account would be indistinguishable from the new user for whom the advent calendar was an excuse to finally set up an account, unless you get into more sophisticated stuff like IP tracking and other such expensive things.
  • 8 0
 Or a long time reader who never had any reason to create an account until they wanted to enter the comp.
  • 2 0
 Perhaps PB limit giveaways, competitions etc. only to people that have had an account for a year (whatever) and have made contributions (comments, posts etc.). That way only bone fide users can enter AND Pinkbike gets it's membership up.
  • 1 0
 @TheR: So you need 1000 accounts. Smile
  • 1 1
 @bendy12345 yeah but I saw someone else being all bitter about not winning stuff and now you - maybe YOU’RE the duplicate
  • 2 0
 that's what i liked about the fantasy league - visible active members winning something
  • 12 0
 I have over 100 accounts just in case a comment I make gets downvoted
  • 2 0
 @TheR: check your math... 1/1000 = 0.001 = 0.1%... and not 0.01%... point is still valid though
  • 2 0
 @Davichin: Yes, you’re right. My bad. 99.9 percent chance you’re going to lose, and in reality it’s not even that good.
  • 4 0
 I'm going to put my tinfoil hat on here and take this a step further. I think that either Pinkbike or companies having their product reviewed create fake accounts to give credit to or to hype up the product being reviewed.

So many times I've seen a big product release and if you scroll through the comments, you'll see a handful of comments like:
"Wow, what a beautiful bike. I myself have owned a handful of products from (company name) over the last 10 years and have never been disappointed."

When you look at their profile, it's empty, and that is their only comment.
  • 18 0
 The chance to get prize on the PB advent is almost zero percent
  • 2 0
 It has to be around 1 to 40 000, I guess. Or worse.
  • 6 0
 @brcz: there are over 800K members, many inactive, but also many multiple accounts. Not sure how pb deals with people that have 5 accounts and enter each contest with all their accounts. But yeah the odds are low
  • 16 0
 @zede: what makes these sweepstakes fishy is how many times some users have won, even twice during the same Advent Calendar run. Against all odds as you say.
  • 5 0
 @southoftheborder: I guess there are specific criteria that are not explained in the "conditions" like you must fill all the fields like age, sex, address, phone number etc. And many people like me have probably left all these fields empty and will never win because it excludes them from the draw. This combined to the odds, means you will most certainly never win anything. Still weird that some people won several time
  • 8 0
 @southoftheborder: We must dig deeper into this case
  • 2 1
 @zede: Even if you have five accounts, your odds barely increase. You’d have to have thousands of accounts to put anything remotely in your favor.
  • 2 0
 @southoftheborder: if memory serves there is one person who has ever won twice. That’s not beyond the realm of possibility.
  • 1 0
 31 in around 40,000
  • 6 0
 That's where I was for years before looking into it and realized the email I had associated with my account hadn't been used in a decade. Tried to update with current email but it won't ever stay. Have tried the last two years to contact Pinkbike to correct issue to no avail. Tried a different tactic and comment bombed and got my account suspended. Nothing hostile. So FYI for everyone, if you post the same comment five times you get automatically suspended. Through a million emails to every possible Pinkbike account I could find I was able to get my suspension lifted but they still couldn't figure out how to fix my email. So even being active here since 2001 I probably have no chance of winning this. @zede:
  • 3 0
 @dro-cfr: wow, just wow!
  • 2 0
 @dro-cfr: When I signed up, it rejected my chosen username (IIRC it thought it was already in use when it wasn't) but associated it with my email address anyway and then told me the email address was in use when I tried again. They were able to fix it but... there's some weirdness lurking within PB's systems.
  • 2 0
 @zede: where did you read that? It's not in the Terms & Conditions of the contest...
  • 1 0
 @boozed: no doubt. I just worry that if I did win I'd never be notified. He'll I've probably won in the past, I've signed up for every contest they've ever run
  • 1 0
 @pnwpedal: I know it's not written in the term and conditions, but how would they screen otherwise for multi accounts? I'm just suggesting a possible reason, I'm not stating anything
  • 1 0
I believe you also get notified through the Pinkbike messsaging system, so when you visit you’d see that you “have mail”.
  • 1 0
 @zede: In the US, as well as Canada, we have pretty strict rules when it comes to giveaways, raffles, contests, etc. If a rule isn't written in the T&C it's actually illegal to disqualify people with that rule. And for reference, my account here is almost 15 years old and has never had my gender, birthdate, address, etc listed. So I highly doubt that accounts are screened for those criteria.
  • 1 0
 @islandforlife: well that's a relief. I guess I just have sheet luck
  • 12 1
 I don’t know about anybody else’s ride group on here but within my ride group the sophomoric jokes would be relentless towards anybody riding a “pole”.
  • 14 2
 That’d be hard to swallow...
  • 5 0
 @korev: very well crafted. Did you sit on that one a while?
  • 1 0
 Funny that you've mentioned that. Since I've just bought an evolink, My friend jokingly said that I was a male stripper because I'm riding a "pole".
  • 13 2
 Xc version?
  • 7 0
 oh hell yeah. that pepper red with that storia shock, it screams christmas.
  • 7 3
 This would be a nice prize for someone who correctly picked the top 3 Rampage finishers but didn't get anything for it. Jussayin..
  • 2 0
 I'm with you! Haha
  • 6 0
 Normally I wouldn't say this, but I'll take a pole.
  • 5 0
 If your pole is pepper red, nobody should ride it till you’ve seen your doctor.
  • 4 0
 Please Santa, my intentions have been SO GOOD this year! This is awesome!!!!
  • 5 1
 I hucked too fat and broke me pole
  • 2 0
 maybe you really are too fat to huck?
  • 4 0
 Win it this year, receive it in time for Xmas 2021
  • 4 1
 Evolink 158 Pepper Red + EXT frameset
MSRP: $1575 USD

Wich one of the 2 is free?
  • 5 2
 This thing has no wheels or pedals. WTF?
  • 1 0
 Just merge this with your ultimate wheel and off you go.
  • 1 0
  • 2 0
 I much prefer these welded Poles. That's a heck of a machine in my opinion.
  • 3 1
 I’d bend over backwards to win this one
  • 1 4
 Just make sure the rear triangle won’t snap though.....
  • 1 0
 Would be difficult too resist this one, but only as fast as able & willing to go?
  • 2 0
 Oh snap , what a sweet prize . I’d love to win it .
  • 2 0
 Where does one buy it for that cheap a price. 2220 with ext online.
  • 1 0
 They’re running a Xmas sale.
  • 1 0
 @DrPete: yeah I saw that today now
  • 2 0
 Yaaassss I’ll take it Santa! Send it!
  • 2 0
 That colour is sick. Would build up nice.
  • 1 0
 Me want this, pretty please santa...
  • 1 0
 Darn it I wouldn't mind this one.
  • 1 1
 Does it come with personal liability insurance.....in the region of 2-3 billion should cover it
  • 3 2
 Keep the frame, gimme the shock please
  • 2 1
 Looks pretty sick and would be awesome to upgrade from 26 inch wheels
  • 3 0
 Nice try, but your 26" sob story won't work here
  • 1 0
 @nordland071285: haha nothing is likely to work!
  • 1 0
 Wow my oh my ain't this frame so awesome
  • 2 0
 Perkele, I need this!
  • 1 0
 Really interested to try this huge beast ????
  • 1 0
 I'd like to win this prize just for the EXT rear shock!
  • 1 0
 Wow the MSRP jumps up $200 from one page to the next.
  • 7 7
 Happy holidays ?? What the F&@k it’s merry Christmas if I hurt your feelings go ride your bike.
  • 5 6
 The anti-Christian sentiment is reaching high levels of insanity, mostly by people who have a very shallow understanding of the religion.
  • 9 1
 Imagine thinking not wishing someone "Merry Christmas" is an assault on Christianity.
  • 4 0
 @JohanG: Is it 'Happy Impeachment' or 'Merry Impeachment'?

Don't want to offend you, so I'll go with your preference.
  • 1 1
Doesn’t matter, he’s not going anywhere.
  • 6 0
 @cvoc: Impeach Navidad, then.
  • 2 0
 Did New Year get cancelled this year?
  • 6 0
 @JohanG: "people who have a very shallow understanding of the religion." i.e., most Christians
  • 1 0
 @JohanG: Well calling these holidays Christmas/Christmas holidays makes no sense, considering both historical evidence and biblical clues indicate the christ was not born in December. So why would we call it Christmas holidays instead of holidays ?

As always, the first people to feel that "their religion is attacked" are often the ones who know the least about it
  • 1 0
 Now that would look great under the tree, I really hope I win this one.
  • 1 0
 This is the most desirable item
  • 1 0
 I would be so happy
  • 5 8
 Hang on, it doesn’t come with the shock! So the winner needs at least 3k spare to finish it including the world’s priciest shock...someone’s gonna tell me other shocks fit, but probably not the one of your last rig...
  • 5 0
 So actually your winning a significant credit card debt, probably a divorce and a few years playing hude and seel from the baliffs....sod it I'm in
  • 4 0
 If I read it correctly the EXT frameset comes with the Storia EXT which makes the $1775 USD retail price quite cheap given a Storia on its own is about £900.
  • 1 0
 I’m confused, where does it say it doesn’t come with the shock? Surely it should?
  • 2 0
 Why are some already listed and others not? Do I get a pm or something if I win?
  • 1 0
 @tobiusmaximum: It says "+ EXT frameset".
  • 1 1
 @bishopsmike: yeah, to me that implies that it comes with the shock?
  • 2 0
 Gift horse in the mouth, and all that.
  • 1 0
 @Germanmike: the winners are notified and then they have 5 days to reply. If they don't, the runner up gets notified, and so on. The prizes with winners already listed have supposedly replied back to PB staff, or that how I understood it.
  • 1 0
 Oh poetic it would be!
  • 1 0
  • 2 2
 Prototype or production version?
  • 1 0
 Best price!!!
  • 1 0
 I want that rear shock!
  • 1 0
 it looks sweet
  • 1 0
 The bike of my dreams
  • 1 0
 so, who on it?
  • 1 1
 Pepper red works for me!

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