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Sonder Launches New Evol All-Mountain Bike

Apr 15, 2024 at 4:50
by jennaalpkit  


PRESS RELEASE: Sonder

Sonder is excited to announce the launch of the next generation of Evol all-mountain bike. Featuring increased front and rear suspension travel (160mm), improved geometry and mullet set up, Evol sets to reshape Sonder’s all-mountain scene. Designed and built by riders for riders; Sonder retains meticulous control over design and development, ensuring the final product and its components are not only of the highest quality, but also meets rider’s needs and demands.

As Europe's first B-Corp-certified cycling brand, Sonder boasts some of the industry's most ethical and environmentally preferable standards. See full details of our sustainability report here.

The next generation of Evol

The next generation of Evol reshapes itself to rediscover the more playful side of riding. Crafted from 6061 alloy, it offers a stiff, sturdy frame built to withstand the most demanding conditions and terrains. Thanks to the durable frame construction Evol is a reliable choice for enduro and all-mountain fun. The bike features updated geometry, SRAM UDH, and new mullet set up for comfortable, responsive and joy-inspiring riding.

An innovative approach and focus on rider comfort and experience is visible throughout the revised geometry. The new Evol provides an improved position, allowing riders to unlock a more lively experience in and out of the saddle; The slacker head angle across sizes creates a more capable bike when descending, and lets riders take more challenging lines and routes whilst having complete confidence. Paired with the efficient pedalling suspension platform, Evol welcomes an easy ride winching it back up for another run.

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The updated Evol stands out for its versatility and rider experience; whether you’re taking on your favourite enduro trails, or embarking on a 30 mile loop around the Peak District, this next generation bears witness to improved suspension performance, greater balance and mullet setup to cruise over tree roots and rocky-terrain, and tighter cornering. The suspension set up features 230x60mm rear shock custom tuned by SRAM based on our in-house testing for Evol, and can be tuned to suit a wider range of riders nodding to Sonder’s control over design and laser focus on riding experience. The horst-link suspension gives riders more control over anti-squat throughout travel, and also improves reactivity when braking.

The use of SRAM UDH allows riders to swap out and repair the derailleur hanger with ease. Compatibility with Shimano and SRAM, including the new SRAM T-Type direct mount transmission systems, SRAM UDH removes potential barriers riders may have when it comes to parts and repairability. From clipping rocks, to mid-race mishaps, SRAM UDH makes it easy to get back rolling.

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Thanks to Sonder’s build options, bikes can be customisable to the nuances of individual riding styles making Evol an attractive option for those looking for something unique.

With ten shop-in-shops across the UK, Sonder offers a unique experience where every bike and wheel is built to order. Renowned for its exceptional service, custom options, and bespoke bike frames, Sonder stands resilient and poised for continued success throughout 2024. Sonder is committed to supporting the evolution of multi-disciplinary riders.

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41 Comments
  • 29 0
 My gosh this press release was difficult to read. And still it didn't say anything.
  • 31 0
 I learned that this is a great bike. It climbs like a goat, corners like a goat, has rider experience like a goat, mullet of a goat, and is customizable like a goat,
  • 6 0
 At least it did a decent job hiding how ugly the bike is
  • 3 0
 not sure how it got published
  • 4 0
 @riftzonexc8: Totally.

The bike industry isn't in the best place right now, and if you are launching a new bike, you REALLY need to be nailing the basics. This press release is the worst I think I've ever (attempted) to read.

It's just nonsense.

Please proof read your AI stuff before posting. If you're not going to at least do that how can anyone have faith that the actual bike is going to be any good?
  • 4 1
 @kiksy: proofread*
  • 2 0
 Like someone went on a creative writing course and was itching to use everything they've learnt. What I took away from it is that its improved vs the old bike. Which is the right way... be odd reading a press release saying its worse than the old bike.
  • 1 0
 This reminds me of those poetry refrigerator magnets. It's as if someone bought the "bike industry" set, used them all, and then filled in the remaining gaps to make it read (kind of) like several semi-coherent paragraphs.
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: But is it THE Goat??
  • 21 0
 Look like page 23 in the Taiwan bike catalog
  • 8 0
 I know a guy who had a Sonder Hardtail and it was solid. When these are UK made, range including Deore equipped for under £2550 and Eagle transmission with Ultimate suspension for under £4900, surprised this write up isn't shouting loud about the pricing.
  • 12 0
 Genuinely feels like an AI-written article
  • 8 2
 Sonders "head designer" is a f*cking moron, treats his staff like shit. Gets other people fired because of his lack of technical knowledge and ability and generally just being awful at his job.

Comment about page 23 in a Taiwanese bike catalogue is spot on. Surprised Sonder is still around.
  • 7 1
 Why don't you say what you really feel?
  • 1 0
 Would be interested to know your sources for this; they always seem like decent people to me. I've got a Camino and its a solid bike.

The reason Sonder is still around is due to decent bikes at decent prices; nothing to do with their people
  • 5 0
 Surprised they didn't mention that their GX Transmission build comes with a lyrik select + and deluxe select shock? Priorities aren't in the right place for a lot of the builds.
  • 3 0
 Took a look at the Sonder Evol XO Transmission configurator:
us.alpkit.com/products/evol-xo-eagle-transmission

Their website and frame design might be done by the same 1.25 people?

There's no way to avoid selecting a Rockshox 35 Silver R fork for +$65 (over the stock Lyrik Ultimate)
Max seatpost drop is 175mm
Tubeless tire upgrade is $57.49 (should be included on a $6k+ bike), along with bottle cage choice
Commuter mudguards are also in the menu but un-selectable
No chainstay protection whatsoever (is this 1993?)

Initial prices in $
Total prices are still shown in £
  • 1 0
 All we know is that it has a "230x60mm rear shock custom tuned by SRAM" and UDH, which gets its own glorious paragraph
  • 2 1
 "As Europe's first B-Corp-certified cycling brand, Sonder boasts some of the industry's most ethical and environmentally preferable standards. See full details of our sustainability report here."

Best for the planet is to not buy a new bike.
  • 3 0
 best for the planet is to sell all your worldly possessions, donate proceeds to a good cause, starve to death in the woods and rot under a tree.
  • 1 0
 @corporaltedbronson: Currently on the last step, the moss is soft and comforting, I've given my phone to a charitable organisation, and they've agreed to post this comment for me.
  • 1 0
 Oh boy. How they still have their B corp status is remarkable. Clearly nobody from B corp has been there in years and checked whether they still work to those expectations. They waste so so much money, resources, their recycling is abysmal.
  • 1 0
 @aiweiwei: good thing wasting money isn't part of a bcorp assessment?
  • 4 0
 And I thought Merida was dull.
  • 4 0
 Looks like a Fez... Looks like an Ari
  • 3 0
 This is going to be the new "looks like a session"
  • 1 0
 @jcmarshall67: Probably. It also wouldn't be the case if Fezzari didn't make the most basic boring looking bikes on the market
  • 1 0
 No geo chart, no build options, no mention of suspension lay out or benefits. Just a load of marketing jargon that is likely written by AI. Pretty poor attempt at a press release.
  • 3 0
 The world does not need more boring bikes
  • 1 0
 Eager to read a review on this well-priced bike from one of the rare B-corp certified brands of our sport !
  • 2 0
 Looks like something Calibre rejected lol sad sad bike.
  • 2 0
 Går det Sonder?
  • 1 0
 So it's a more expensive Status?
  • 1 0
 (Spirits out water!!) 2500 for that frame set!!!!! They on the good stuff
  • 2 0
 How does one spirit out water?
  • 1 0
 It is bespoke
  • 1 0
 "control over design and laser focus on riding experience" lololol
  • 2 1
 looks like a reactor
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