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Evil The Following - Protein Powder

Evil The Following - Protein Powder

Win up. Win down. Follow no one.
This was the bike that made people realise 29ers don’t suck. This bike inhales trails, hunts for mischief, rewards deviously rowdy behaviour. The Following started an entire genre of bikes, and while it is as far from everybody else’s bike, it’s currently bucking the nebulous-reach trend while scrubbing the long gap at the same time - it’s still the bike that wastes nothing in any challenge. Uphill, then egregiously descending through every opportunity while decimating every pump and undulation the trail has to give - and then some. Slash-XC, shred-country, hard both ways, All Mountain—call it what you want, the Following will follow no bike. Which is why this Evil will always be the King of Pop.

More Pop Less Filling
We took the most playful bike ever to manual the earth and poured Pop Rocks into a mouthful of Mountain Dew. And an inline shock makes sure the pop don’t stop. Bantam frame and build weights, plus a tyrannically steep 77-degree seat tube angle mean it’s even faster up than it is down… even if that flat out seems impossible.

Attacking the climb without sacrificing the shred.
Too many bikes are chasing the same Reach horizon as everything gets numbed into aircraft-carrier lengths, and every bike uses the same 65-degree headtube angle—XC to Enduro+, hardtails included. You might as well just pick by colour. Not us.
For the bike that started the entire shred-trail 29 movement, we can’t hit the mute button on loud, fast, and fun times.

Uphill too.
Evil has kept what made this bike so special: lightning handling, shameless pop, and that uncanny ability to be there before you’ve even decided to go there. But we added in that die-hard XC determination with an over-the-pedals 77-degree seat tube angle. It’ll climb, and climb, and climb. And just like the Following we love, it’s first to the beer cooler. Always.
To do this they actually kept the wheelbase somewhat reasonable—1,177mm for a size medium. But they still needed to add to the bounce off the walls enthusiasm so they have spec'd inline rear shocks. Fear not, you can run piggyback shocks, but inlines are full of shamelessly pop. Yes, we’ve said pop a lot. We like pop. Hense the spec RockShox Deluxe Ultimate RC Debonairs and Fox Float DPS Factory EVOLs and the ramp is irresistible—dig deep, engage boost, gap farther.

In designing around SuperBoost+, it didn’t just stiffen things at speed, it allowed us to oversize each cohesive piece within the structural assembly. With everything bigger, and Evil’s renowned time and weather-defying dual row, Klüberplex filled, angular contact bearings, it’s a sustainable ecosystem designed to withstand the rainforest. It also kept our feverishly fast 430mm chainstays and strengthened rear wheel’s bracing angle. We did not shy away from the hammerheads—this is, after all, an Evil’s trail bike and we don’t do anything half-ass here. There’s full-on lockout routing for the rear shock, you can run a zero-stack headset, and we offer 120mm true lightweight fork option a Fox 34 Step-Cast.

We went fully internal, tube-in-tube for tidy housings and seamless setup and we shrank the direct-injection carbon chain guide into a svelte modern design wonder. Those who want lighter still—yep, you can take it off.
This puts it in full in Strava seek-and-destroy, overly fit pedaler territory, but this is a Following we’re talking about, and we made sure the Following is every bit the skateboard of the skinny dirt, slasher of the hidden line, defier of categorisation destroyer. It’s the king of pop, more so than ever with an inline rear shock, now just with an additional 18mm of wheelbase and 25mm reach stability. It lost weight and gained strength—who doesn’t want that? And just like the original Following, it can’t be compared to anything, it’s too far ahead—not even in sight—up and down.

Build options
The Following is the 120mm 29er that keeps weight to a minimum and fun on full blast. It’ll climb all day and beg for more, it’ll high five its way through berms, gaps, rock gardens and eye-watering speed on the way down. It’s Evil’s version of a trail bike—the crusher of all things crusher, the rally car of two wheels, and every bit as unclassifiable as its inception—XC Rage, Shred-Country, TRAnihILation, TAll Mountain, nothing does it justice.

1. GX I9 Hydra SRAM GX Eagle with Rockshox Pike Ultimate fork and Ultimate rear shock, Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra wheelset, Reverb dropper post, Sram G2 RS brakes and Maxxis 3C EXO Minnion tyres.

2. XT I9 Hydra Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain, RockShox Pike Ultimate fork and Ultimate rear shock, Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra wheelset, Shimano XT 6-pot brakes, Maxxis Minion EXO tyres and Bikeyoke dropper posts.

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Prices, Specifications and ETA'S are liable to change without notice.

Rear Shocks
Rock Shox Pike Ultimate
Lead time: 7-10 Days
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Wheel Travel - 120mm
Rear Shock - Rockshox Deluxe Ultimate RCT Debonair, Trunnion 165x45, ML1 380 2 Tokens
Shock Hardware - Trunion Upper, 20x8mm Lower
Fork Axle to Crown - 520.8mm, Fox 120mm
Fork Offset -51mm
Headtube - Tapered 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
Headset - FSA Integrated Tapered No. 57/68 Upper 44mm Lower 62mm Tapered OD
Seatpost Diameter - 30.9mm
Seatclamp Diameter - 34.9mm
Rear Wheel Diameter - 29" or 27.5+
Maximum Rear Tire Size - 29" x 2.4" (Varies By Brand) / 27.5+" x 2.8"
Bottom Bracket Shell - 73mm Threaded
Chainline - 51mm
Chainguide Mount - ISCG05 Lower
Maximum Chainring Size - 36T Single Ring
Minimum Chainring Size - 30T Single Ring
Rear Wheel Spacing - 157mm x 12mm
Front Derailleur - Single Ring Only
Brake Mount Type - Post Mount 180mm
Maximum Rear Rotor Size - 203mm

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