Bicycle suspension designs have progressed in many ways over the past 2-3 seasons. Now we are seeing variations on the VPP, the modified single-pivot and others as a result of trying to perfect these already-proven suspension designs. Enter Chumba Racing’s new 2006 EVO mountain bike frameset with the patent-pending FCC suspension linkage. The design is built to pass suspension energy to the downtube and thus channelling suspension forces through the frame itself. This unique design will make its debut at Sea Otter 2006 and be available to the masses soon.

Visit to find out more about the 2006 Chumba Racing EVO and the all-new FCC suspension linkage. Click below for a larger image of the EVO.

Chumba EVO Mountain Bike

Here’s the word from Nico Sunseri, Sales & Marketing Manager for Chumba Racing on the new EVO:

“The EVO utilizes the all new patent pending FCC suspension linkage. In a nutshell, this new linkage translates all terrain input into forward momentum…quite the step beyond just pedaling efficiency. Also, as described on our website, the frame is an integral part of the suspension. It may not be visible from the outside, but we are actually channeling suspension forces through the frame itself, making for a very unique riding experience.”

The Chumba EVO looks to provide a truly unique ride in the all-mountain category. Look for more updates as the season progresses–hopefully including a review of the EVO.

About Author

A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 --sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

1 Comment

  1. Jason Mitchell on

    I just wanted to write a quick follow-up on this bike from Interbike 2006… I finally got a chance to get on the EVO and I was very disappointed. After having to give away my credit card and sign a Chumba-specific waiver form, I headed for Bootleg with the EVO.

    Compared to the other long-travel trailbikes I rode that day (Ellsworth Moment, Turner 5-spot, Maverick ML8, Santa Cruz Blur LT and Santa Cruz Nomad) it felt funky overall. That’s all I remember… it just felt unrefined. I can’t remember too much more other than I couldn’t wait to take it back to the Chumba tent.

    Anyone else think the EVO is more like a step backward?

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