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The Evil Following Gunmetal w/X1 Build Kit is a special order item! Please contact us for availability for sizes S-XL. We typically can get Evil bikes and frames within a few days so please don't hesitate to contact us about ordering an Evil Following. Frame will not come with the yellow stickers pictured, although we do offer free sticker kits with the purchase of an Evil Following.
The Evil Following has garnered a lot of positive attention and reviews since its release and there is plenty of reason behind that. It is without question one of the raddest bikes we have ever ridden and it also happens to be our top selling frames. The Evil Following w/X1 build kit is a great option and we have had plenty of seat time on this exact build. If we could use one term to some up this bike, it would be FUN. The fun factor for this bike is next level – the second you start descending, there is a good chance you will be smiling and thinking to yourself, this bike is badass!
Diving into the suspension, Evil chose to outfit the Following carbon frame with a RockShox Monarch RT3 rear shock and a 130mm RockShox Pike fork. This duo paired with the Dave Weagle designed DELTA suspension system give this bike a linear ride that handles great on the trail. The DELTA (Dave’s Extra Legitimate Travel Apparatus) was designed for Evil around the RockShox Monarch RT3 as it performed the best after rigorous amounts of testing. Riders will immediately notice the traction while climbing and the ability to absorb rough terrain with this suspension set up.
When you hop into the saddle you will notice an internally routed RockShox Reverb dropper seatpost and RaceFace Aeffect bars paired with a RaceFace Aeffect stem, along with SRAM Guide R brakes. The drivetrain is outfitted with RaceFace Aeffect cranks powering a 1 x 11 set up with SRAM X1 shifters and rear derailleur. There is the option to run a 2 x 11 set up on this bike but we prefer to stick with the 1 x 11 set up. The Easton Heist 30 29” wheels with WTB Vigilante tires will keep this bike planted and offer a great feel both climbing and descending.
One of our favorite aspects of the Evil Following frame is the adjustable geometry that you can achieve by flipping a chip in the DELTA system to either the High or Low setting. The low setting will achieve a head angle of 66.8° and a BB height of 13” and chainstays at 17”. In the high setting, head angle will be 67.4° with a 13” BB height and 16.9” chainstays. Dimensions such as the aforementioned are typically found on 27.5” trail and enduro bikes, but Evil wasn’t afraid to push the boundaries with this aggressive geometry. The Evil Following was spec’d around a 120mm and 130mm fork, but will still work well with a 140mm fork. Other than the RockShox Monarch RT3, the frame will also work with the Fox Float CTD shock but will not work with shocks that feature an external reservoir.
So how does this bike ride? Simply put, it is one of the most fun, versatile, and playful bikes we have thrown a leg over. You can flick this thing anywhere you want and the bike just goes right where you put it. The Following sports 120mm of rear travel, but don’t be fooled by that – we have had a hard time bottoming out the DELTA suspension system. There is plenty of supple feel over the small bumps in the beginning of the stroke and it ramps up as you get near the end of the stroke for a truly linear feel. When descending, the Following feels super stable and controllable at high speeds. If you are looking to have fun on a bike unlike any other, then you will absolutely enjoy the Evil The Following.
Check out the complete build spec below:
|Frame||2016 Evil Following w/RockShox Monarch RT3 DebonAir|
|Headset||FSA Integrated Tapered No.57/68|
|Fork||Rock Shox Pike RCT3 29″, 130 mm travel|
|Wheelset||Easton Heist 30|
|Front Brake||SRAM Guide R|
|Rear Brake||SRAM Guide R|
|Front brake rotor||Avid CenterLine 180mm 6 Bolt Rotor|
|Rear brake rotor||Avid CenterLine 180mm 6 Bolt Rotor|
|Rear tire||WTB Vigilante 29" 2.3|
|Front tire||WTB Vigilante 29" 2.3|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect 35 Stem|
|Handlebars||Race Face Aeffect 35 Handlebar|
|Grips||Evil Lock On Grips|
|Shifter||SRAM X1 Trigger shifter, 11sp|
|Seatpost||Rock Shock Reverb Stealth Connect dropper post, 420 mm, 125 mm travel, 30,9 mm|
|Seatpost clamp||Evil Logo, ID 34.9mm , Bolt type|
|Crankset||Race Face Aeffect 175mm w/30T narrow wide|
|Bottom bracket||Race Face Press Fit BB92|
|Chain||SRAM X1 11 Speed Chain|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1180 10-42T 11 speed||Rear derailleur||SRAM X1 11 Speed Rear Derailleur Black|