At Sea Otter two years ago, Spot Brand unveiled the Rollik, their first full suspension bike with a unique design. It used a flexing carbon fiber plate rather than a proper lower linkage, which is not only lighter, but also eliminates a pivot point and keeps the bike’s rear end much stiffer. Or, more precisely, resisted torsional flex between the front and rear end better than a second set of bearings and axle could. Then, at last year’s event, they introduced their second bike with the Living Link design, the Spot Mayhem 29er. Now, with the all new Spot Rollik 607, they’re adding more travel and the ability to run bigger 27.5×2.6 tires while also improving the overall design. Here’s how they did it:

Spot Brand Rollick 607 long travel full suspension mountain bike with carbon fiber Living Link flex plate leaf spring

Up front is a stout head tube section, helping the steering end live up to the rear’s stiffness. Shifting and dropper lines run internally, the brake hose stays on the outside.

 

Spot Brand Rollick 607 long travel full suspension mountain bike with carbon fiber Living Link flex plate leaf spring

The heart of the design is the leaf spring-like Living Link, which connects the lower half of the rear triangle to the front, and imbues its own characteristics on the wheel path and suspension feel. For more on what it actually does, check out this post.

Spot Brand Rollick 607 long travel full suspension mountain bike with carbon fiber Living Link flex plate leaf spring Spot Brand Rollick 607 long travel full suspension mountain bike with carbon fiber Living Link flex plate leaf spring

A threaded bottom bracket should also make you happy.

Spot Brand Rollick 607 long travel full suspension mountain bike with carbon fiber Living Link flex plate leaf spring

The frame is made with Oxeon’s TexTreme carbon fiber, a premium carbon that’s lighter and stiffer than run of the mill stuff, and also very impact resistant. This makes the frameset price of $2,899 (with shock) seem more reasonable. Complete bikes run from $4,599 to $7,699. Your choice of matte black or this matte hot tomato red.

Spot x Allied Cycle Works Allroad Gravel Bike

Spot x Allied Cycle Works custom painted Allroad gravel road bike

If you like this Hot Tomato color as much as Spot’s sensibilities, then check out this limited edition Spot x Allied Cycle Works Allroad gravel bike. The frame and fork are the same as you can get from Allied, but the build spec and paint were chosen by Spot to suit their wants and needs.

Spot x Allied Cycle Works custom painted Allroad gravel road bike Spot x Allied Cycle Works custom painted Allroad gravel road bike

If it’s only the color you want, grab a frameset for $3,899. Or get a complete bike with either SRAM Force 1 or Force 22, depending on whether you want that front derailleur. Both come with ENVE SES 3.4 aero road rims, full ENVE carbon cockpit, Industry Nine hubs, and Schwalbe G-One tires. Retail is $7,999 either way.

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Sean
Sean
4 years ago

want

Will
Will
4 years ago
Reply to  Sean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw5QQyJSyso

Don’t know if you really do

Bill Bartzen
Bill Bartzen
4 years ago
Reply to  Will

Just watched that last night. OUCH!

CoffeeAddikkt
CoffeeAddikkt
4 years ago
Reply to  Will

Still want that spot! love the colour, and the frame actually looks half decent for once. its worth readong spots’ comment thats been pinned on the video btw!

whatever
whatever
4 years ago
Reply to  Will

Read the comments from Spot in the video linked. Not a company for me.

Colin M
4 years ago
Reply to  whatever

Really? You read that and thought less of Spot? They didn’t ignore the issue they had engineering look into it. Bro Brah Alex broke a bike after running the shock too low. Listen to the bike at 4:00. That is the sound of the shock bottoming out which the Rollik by design should not do very easily at all.

Yes carbon breaks and it rarely if ever is a manufacturer defect.

Colin M
4 years ago
Reply to  Colin M

I read the youtube comments. What a bad idea to read those let alone post in them like Spot did. The internet crowd is always looking for a fight.

whatever
whatever
4 years ago
Reply to  Colin M

Dude don’t care. Spin it how you like.. And “rarely if ever a manufacturer defect” is just laughable. Go watch some Luescher Teknik videos for so many other never if ever a “manufacturer’s defect”. So if it’s not a manufacturing defect, must be a design flaw then. LOLOLOL

If the bike is so delicate that less than 20 miles on the bike over terrain it is supposedly designed for, even if set up improperly (doubtful in the case) causes catastrophic failure. then I don’t want near one anyway. Your can’t have it both ways. Either it’s easily broken from any tiny setup error, or it’s a design flaw, or a manufacturing defect. Then none of that changes that the company had a very very poor response.

And YES I think VERY LOWLY of said company now where I was indifferent before (though they were nice looking but boutique brand priced). Spin away, just drills the whole deeper.

Bob
Bob
4 years ago
Reply to  whatever

it’s “hole” not “whole”. Unless you want all of the drill. but that dose not make sense.

whatever
whatever
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Don’t care grammar nazi. Besides like like “autocorrect”…. lolol

whatever
whatever
4 years ago

The way they reacted to Alex on Single Track Sampler, I want NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS COMPANY! Read the comments by the company president in the comments below in the video linked above. Not a shining moment for Spot IMHO.

Colin M
4 years ago
Reply to  whatever

We get it. You are an Alex fan boy much like his followers. I’m not, to me he is just a bro brah with a popular youtube channel. He broke a carbon bike and is triple super duper super cool. Welcome to the club, I’ve broken a few myself. It sucks.

Rolly
Rolly
4 years ago

Colin M, you’re not doing your company any favors here.

Colin M
4 years ago
Reply to  Rolly

Rolly: I don’t work for Spot or in their industry at all. “here” in the comment section is filled with 90% shoot from the hip stereotype comments and 10% actual informed non biased information. I don’t try to “win” online. Truly informed people stay off comment sections especially ones that continue to be anonymous. Spot put themselves out there and people pick and choose what words they do and don’t like. it is the way of the comment section and proves how low of literacy we have.

I’m here to poke fun at how ridiculous the bicycle world is. How serious a grownup’s toy has become to so many people. I stay because the advocacy for getting people out on bikes rather than waste their time doing non beneficial things is important to me.

anyway…

tegarland
4 years ago

I think the biggest problem that most people had with the Spot frame breakage video and comments was the Spot owner(?)/representative’s reaction. Essentially, it was, at least ungracious and at most, blaming the victim. Maybe he was just having a bad day and it spilled over into his comments.

Hank
Hank
4 years ago

I owned a Rollik and now a Mayhem from SPOT. Customer service has been nothing but fantastic. We can all go round and round and point fingers…this is a dangerous sport we all love. Take care of your equipment and and if you crash your bike, inspect it, if you hear large pops and noises, inspect it, carbon can break. I will continue to support SPOT and recommend them to everyone. I love my Mayhem and my brother loves his hand me down Rollik.