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Evil 2022 Evil Following GX

Evil 2022 Evil Following GX
  • Color: Blackout Drunk
  • Color: Protein Powder
$7,299.00
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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 color. 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. We need to let the volume roar and the rally car needs to claw after every extra-credit popportunity it can’t help but hit. And now, the rally car drifts uphill too.

In updating the Following, we’ve kept what makes it 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, we actually kept the wheelbase somewhat reasonable—1,177mm for a size medium. But we still needed to add to the Following’s bounce off the walls enthusiasm so we’re spec'ing 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. We 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 the rear wheel’s bracing angle. We did not shy away from the hammerheads—this is, after all, Evil’s trail bike and we don’t do anything halfass 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 set up and we shrank the direct-injection carbon chainguide 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 categorization 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.

Specs

Frame Following 120mm Travel, UD Carbon, Full Internal Cable Routing, SB+ 157, Integrated Chain Guide, Threaded BB
Fork Rockshox Pike Ultimate Charger 2 RC2, Debonair 130mm Travel, 51mm Offset
Headset Cane Creek 40 Series ZS Integrated Tapered Headset - Cups: ZS44/28.6 (Upper) and ZS62/40(Lower), Bearing: 36° x 45° - 41mm (Upper) and 36° x 45° - 52mm (Lower) ZN40 Zinc Coated, Crown Race: 28.6mm x 36° Integrated (Upper) and 40mm x 36° Press Fit (Lower)
Rear Shock Rockshox Deluxe Ultimate RCT Debonair, Trunnion 165x45, ML1 380 2 Tokens
Rims/Wheels Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 110x15mm (FRONT) Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 157x12mm (REAR)
Hubs Industry Nine Hydra
Tires Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.5 (front) Maxxis Minion DHR EXO TR, 29x2.3 (rear)
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle DUB, SUPERBOOST+, 170mm, Direct Mount 32t, 56.5mm Chainline, Lunar
Chainwheel SRAM Direct Mount 32t
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 73mm BSA
Chain SRAM GX Eagle w/Powerlock
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp
Rear Cogs SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-52T:10,12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36,42,52
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp
Handlebars Evil Boomstick 7075 Alloy, Backsweep: 8°, Upsweep: 5° Clamp:35mm, Rise: 35mm, Width: 810mm
Tape/Grips Evil Palmela Handerson lock-on
Stem Evil 12 Gauge, Length: 45mm
Brake Levers SRAM G2 RS
Brakes SRAM G2 RS
Pedals not included
Saddle WTB Volt Medium (142mm) Width Chromoly Saddle
Seat Post Bike Yoke Revive, S:125mm, M: 160mm, L:185mm, XL: 213mm

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option MPN Store SKU
Blackout Drunk / Medium 22evilfollowinggxblackoutmd 210000008345
Protein Powder / X-Large 22evilfollowinggxproteinxl 210000008348

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