Full suspension meets simple ingenuity and elegant design
Our demo bikes are a great way to own a ridden SPOT that’s been maintained and looked after its entire life. Demo bikes are tuned-up before shipping and come with our standard warranty. All components are in rideable condition and we do our best to describe each bike. All demo bike sales are final, so no returns or exchanges are allowed. Please call or email if you have any questions – 303.278.3955, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a size X-large, Gloss Carmine Red / TeXtreme Rollik Demo. 12-speed 4-star/carbon wheel Build ridden once in excellent condition!
- Chain has 95% life left
- Front Brake pads have 95% life left
- Rear Brake pads have 95% life left
- There is a small patch covering up cosmetic frame damage near the BB
- Tires have 95% life left
- Stanchions and Dropper clean of nicks and scratches
Living Link™ Suspension System
The Living Link™ system re-imagines and reinvents full-suspension technology to provide riders with multiple benefits over conventional systems. We accomplish this by replacing the standard, maintenance-prone cartridge bearings with a highly- developed composite leaf spring. We pair it with a finely-tuned air shock, which works in conjunction with the leaf spring, to harness the advantages of both. The Living Link™ leaf spring is both laterally stiff and vertically dynamic, providing a progressive flex through its range of motion. The result is a leap forward in bike handling, durability, longevity and pure fun.
Vertically Dynamic, Laterally and Torsionally Strong
How does it work? At rest, the Living Link™ is relaxed, with no stresses imposed. As the suspension compresses, the carbon leaf spring flexes. When the rear axle reaches a point approximately halfway through its travel range, the leaf spring reaches its maximum flex. As the rear axle reaches full compression or “bottom out,” the leaf spring relaxes again. The result is a spring contribution to the suspension system.
The Living Link™ improves efficiency in another way: it enhances the spring curve in the mid-stroke of the suspension travel. It does this by combining with the shock’s air spring to make the overall curve more linear within the sag range. This increases suspension response in the mid stroke where a bike spends most of its time. We believe it delivers a ride experience superior to any other suspension technology on the market.
Living Link™ also addresses one of the drawbacks of typical suspension systems: lateral flex. The composite plate of the leaf spring provides dynamic flex vertically, but it is incredibly stiff laterally. Think about a metal ruler. You can easily bend it with your hands across its flat surface. Now tip that ruler on edge and try to bend it. No chance. The composite leaf spring, acting as a shear plate, works the same way. It promotes and harnesses flex vertically and prevents it laterally and torsionally, in conjunction with its engineered layup schedule.
Lighter Weight, Improved Durability, 3 Million Flex Cycles
In addition to its fine-tuned spring rate, the Living Link™ reduces wear and tear. The leaf spring replaces the most problematic set of bearings in typical multi-link bikes with one composite piece. That means less maintenance, lighter weight, and one less pivot to impede efficiency. It’s a better and simpler solution. Your mechanic will thank you.
The Living Link™ leaf spring is incredibly strong. We manufacture it in Colorado using the same precise molding and CNC machining as ballistic military helmets. By using cutting-edge materials and carefully controlled manufacturing, the composite leaf spring is capable of supporting the weight of two full size pickup trucks. We fatigue tested many materials and various iterations of the leaf spring design over many months, subjecting them to millions of flex cycles. The production version of our Living Link™ leaf spring has been tested to 3 million cycles without failure. Our on-bike data acquisition systems have shown that 3 million cycles is the equivalent of riding 7 days a week for 12 years.
Gluey Traction, Rowdy Descending
Living Link™ was developed in the steep rocky terrain of Colorado and Arizona where we live, work, and play. The riding here is technical and rocky and aggressive. They don’t call ‘em the Rocky Mountains for nothing. We fine-tuned the Living Link™ to handle all that the Rockies can dish out, delivering both precision control on rowdy descents and also gluey traction on technical climbs. Today’s high performance rear shocks are all designed to maximize performance in their “open” modes. The Living Link™ suspension system has been designed with an anti-squat response, which enables the rider to climb efficiently with the shock wide open. In addition, the kinematics of the suspension system provide a large pedaling sweet spot. It feels like nothing else.
Here’s the problem with standard sag settings on other suspension systems: pedaling performance is compromised if the shock pressure is slightly too high or too low. Not so with Living Link™. It delivers efficient acceleration in a large range of suspension sag. Riders who like it high and tight and super firm, as well as those who like it plush and low, are all rewarded with a bike that excels on tough climbs. We accomplish this holy grail of climbing efficiency and descending performance by finely tuning the leverage ratio curve to work harmoniously with high quality air shocks.
Extreme Carbon: Oxeon TeXtreme
A premium suspension system like Living Link™ needs to be on a frame of the highest caliber. So we integrated Oxeon TeXtreme™. Made in Sweden, we believe it to be the finest carbon fiber fabric in the bike industry. TeXtreme™ is a different take on woven carbon fiber fabric. Most carbon fiber is produced in individual strands or filaments, which are then bundled together in tows. Resembling black string or cord, carbon tows typically range in thickness from 1mm to 12mm. Weaving the tows together produces the conventional woven look characteristic of carbon fiber products.
Oxeon TeXtreme™ fabric consists of tows that have been spread flat before weaving. This advanced processing makes the material stronger and lighter and more resistant to impact. The decreased ply thickness and reduced crimp on each carbon filament of TeXtreme™ means our frames have more carbon per given frame thickness than standard carbon weaves. How? The spread tow laminate requires each filament to make fewer sharp turns. This yields an incredible strength to weight ratio. The packaging of the spread tow fabric reduces the volume of epoxy matrix when compressed and cured. There is simply less space between the filaments for excess matrix to collect. Increasing the fiber-to-matrix ratio yields a structure that is lighter for a given strength than conventional woven carbon cloth. In layman’s terms, you get more carbon and less epoxy.
What does that mean? A frame that is more resistant to impact. The Rollik frame is dense with super-strong, thinner cross-section TeXtreme™. More meat, less fat. Go Sweden.
Advanced Construction Processes
The Rollik frame and its components are constructed using the most advanced processes in the composites industry. Instead of outdated tube-to-tube or conventional bladder molding, our carbon construction facility fabricates each frame using a rigid EPS foam mandrel. The mandrel is custom formed for the Rollik and its parts shaped in a bespoke mold that represents the shape of the volume contained within the part. The carbon fiber plies are arranged precisely on the mandrel. This technique ensures that nothing can move out of position when the mandrel and layup are inserted into the curing mold.
During the curing process the EPS foam expands uniformly, creating outward pressure on the carbon plies. The foam ensures even distribution of compaction forces on the layup throughout the part, preventing voids and delamination. The control and consistency of this approach are unrivaled. The benefits of TeXtreme™ and our superior construction methods ensure that each Rollik frame delivers years of performance and quality. The production facility we employ works for some of the best names in high-end bikes. We feel so strongly about our frame durability that we back every carbon frame with a five-year warranty.
Top Components, Low-Maintenance Design
There are myriad ways to attach all the required components to a mountain bike frame. The Rollik features the best performing and most user-friendly standards at component interfaces. It features a 73mm threaded bottom bracket for easy servicing. The Rollik also has internal cable routing with full-length internal conduits provided for the rear derailleur, optional front derailleur, and stealth-style dropper post. However, the rear brake housing runs externally for quick brake servicing and no bleed required for installation. Boost 148 rear hub spacing gives this frame fantastic power transfer with room to spare for a 36 tooth front ring on 1X drivetrains.
The Rollik’s pivot interface is also quite clever. We employ an innovative conical pivot interface on the main pivot to create a stout, flex-free connection between the front and rear triangle. Enduro MAX dual-row, full-complement bearings are used in high-stress locations to ensure longevity and minimize maintenance. In addition, all pivot bearings are sealed externally with a unique O-ring system to prevent dirt and moisture intrusion.
The Rollik’s frame geometry is also quite progressive. We designed the bike to place the rider’s weight precisely between the front and rear wheels. We accomplish this by extending the measurement between the bottom bracket and front axle. A roomy front center creates a stable ride, and mistakes are less consequential.
The Rollik’s seat tube has been steepened accordingly, too. We rode and developed the Rollik on steep terrain, and a steep seat tube angle is essential to keeping the rider’s weight between the wheels, instead of behind them, on climbs. This geometry eliminates front-end lift and wander. Technical terrain is easier to conquer. The traditional 72-73° seat tube angle found on most mountain bikes is a carryover from road bikes, which seldom scale 18% grades—and never encounter roots, rocks, and step-ups. The Rollik’s steeper, 76° seat tube angle means you spend less energy balancing your bike, allowing you to use that energy for what counts —powering up climbs and dropping your buddies.
The steep seat tube angle has descending benefits as well. Equipped with a dropper seat post, the Rollik positions the seat farther forward in the dropped position. This gives you more room to move around on busy descents, placing you in an optimal position for more aggressive riding. BTW, you can personalize your seat angle by simply moving your saddle forward or back.
A Better Fit for Riders of all Sizes
While people range vastly in height, weight, leg length, and other physical measurements, most mountain bikes do not scale accordingly. The Rollik provides a better size range. Our XL size features a chainstay length increase of 8mm over our large for the added stability that a taller rider with a higher center of gravity requires. In addition, the seat tube angle on our XL frame is slightly steeper than the large to bring the tall rider’s center of gravity forward to combat front-end lift on climbs.
On the other end of the size spectrum, all sizes of our frames feature a low standover height of 27.5 inches, allowing men and women with shorter inseams to find a perfect fit. We haven’t skimped on the amenities for smaller riders, either. Some small frames from other brands have no space for a water bottle. Our small Rollik frame has space for a medium water bottle within the front triangle; we know not every rider wears a pack.
See this diagram for an explanation of Rollik geometry terms.
|Eff. Top Tube Length||22" (559mm)||23" (584mm)||24" (610mm)||25" (635mm)|
|Seat Tube Length||15" (381mm)||17" (432mm)||19" (483mm)||21" (533mm)|
|Eff. Seat Tube Angle||76°|
|Actual Seat Tube Angle||74.2°||74.2°||74.2°||76°|
|Head Tube Length||4.3" (110mm)||4.7" (120mm)||5.1" (130mm)||5.5" (140mm)|
|Head Tube Angle||67°|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||0.5" (13mm)|
|Est. Bottom Bracket Height||13.4" (340mm)|
|Wheel Base||44.9" (1140mm)||45.9" (1165mm)||46.9" (1191mm)||48.3" (1226mm)|
|Front Center||27.8" (707mm)||28.8" (723mm)||29.8" (758mm)||30.9" (785mm)|
|Rear Center||17.0" (433mm)||17.0" (433mm)||17.0" (433mm)||17.4" (441mm)|
|Reach||16.3" (414mm)||17.1" (435mm)||18.0" (456mm)||18.8" (477mm)|
|Stack||23.5" (598mm)||23.9" (607mm)||24.3" (616mm)||24.7" (625mm)|
|Shock||Fox Factory Float DPS Evol, 3 Pos. Adj., 210x55|
|Fork||Fox Performance 34 Float, FIT4, 27.5 Boost, 150mm, Black|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40, ZS44/ZS56 ZS44 upper, ZS56 lower|
|Crankset||SRAM GX, 24mm, 30t, Boost, 170mm|
|Cassette||SRAM GX Eagle, 10-50t|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle Carbon Black|
|Rear Shifter Lever||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM GXP 73mm|
|Front Brake||SRAM Guide R, 180mm Centerline rotor|
|Rear Brake||SRAM Guide R, 160mm Centerline rotor, Matchmaker on right lever clamp|
|Front Wheel||Mavic XA Pro Carbon, Boost 15x110|
|Rear Wheel||Mavic XA Pro Carbon, Boost 12x148, XD Driver|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Minion DHF 3C/EXO/TR 27.5x2.5|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Ardent 3C/EXO/TR 27.5x2.4|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect, 35mm x 60mm|
|Handlebar||Race Face Aeffect, 20mm rise, 760mm, Stealth|
|Grips||ODI Vans Slip-On|
|Seat Post||RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6x125, MatchMaker|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Pro|