Stumpjumper LT link

Our link for the Levo SL gives the suspension 70% more progression as well as a 5 mm travel increase. This allows the bike to be run with a stiff enough spring to prevent harsh bottom outs without having to compromise on small bump sensitivity or ride height. For riders on air shocks fewer volume spacers can be used to achieve the same bottom out resistance, which opens up a wider usable range for those dealing with lots of volume spacers as well. As a result, the suspension that can handle larger hits better than ever while maintaining loads of traction in rough terrain. The Levo SL link truly maximizes the bike’s descending capabilities.

The link maintains the stock ride height of the bike. In doing so, it leaves the Levo SL’s pedaling performance unaffected. This means all the added descending performance doesn’t come at a cost when it comes to pedaling performance.

The Levo SL link opens up more room for tuning as well. By making the suspension no longer reliant on things like damping, volume spacers, or progressive springs to avoid bottom outs have a larger usable range since they don’t need to be kept around a certain value for bottom outs. For example compression damping can be backed off to make the shock more active over small bumps since it no longer has to be relied on to keep the bike from blowing through its travel.

Stumpjumper Leverage Curves
  • 153 mm of travel with stock 210×52.5 mm shock
  • 70% more progressive than stock link
  • Keeps geometry identical to stock geometry
  • Sealed Enduro MAX bearings
  • CNC’d out of 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Colors: Black, Silver, blue

Setup FAQs

This depends on what you’re mainly riding, but both work really well. For trails with lots of rock and roots we recommend the coil set up as it will smooth these out really well and for trails with lots of big hits the air will always feel more bottomless. Even with volume spacers the air shock does not feel harsh at the end of travel.

Using the spring rate listed below will provide more bottom out resistance than the stock link. The rates are calculated for 30% sag so you could go up to a stiffer spring without making it sit too high if you want even more

The recommended spring rate listed below will also provide more small bump sensitivity than the stock link if the damping is properly adjusted, but if you would like more go down 50 lbs in spring rate. We don’t recommend much lower than this because it will begin to make the bike sit lower in its travel than it should for pedaling. With the Evo this can make pedal strikes much more frequent since it has such a low BB. If you are shuttling or riding lifts you can go as low as you’re comfortable with though.

Recommended Spring Rates

Rider WeightSpring RatePreload
120 lbs (54.4 kg)4251 turn
140 lbs (63.5 kg)475 1 turn
160 lbs (72.6 kg)550 1 turn
180 lbs (81.8 kg)650 1 turn
200 lbs (90.7 kg)700 1 turn

*All spring rates are calculated for 30% sag assuming a 64% rear weight bias.