If you love burly trail bikes, then you’re going to get a kick out of this one. The newest bike to join the Evil lineup, the Calling slots into the range as a 130mm travel 27.5in trail bike with attitude. It’s got a big fat carbon frame,65.8° degree head angle in its slackest setting, and a single pivot suspension design with Dave Weagle’s Delta design controlling the rear shock.
Based out of Seattle in the Pacific Northwest of the US, Evil Bikes has been killing it lately, with hard-hitting full suspension bikes that include the 151mm travel Insurgent (27.5), the 161mm travel Wreckoning 29er, and the 120mm travel Following 29er. The Calling fills the gap in the range as a shorter travel and smaller-wheeled trail bike, though it also brings with it some modernised features to bring it right up to date. It’ll even fit 26+ wheels and tyres…
“Have you ever wanted a bike that wasn’t like a bike at all? More like your favourite snowboard, or your favourite surfboard, the one that catches all the waves or trashes [pillow] lines in the snow. The Calling is the answer. This trail weapon has enough travel to keep you honest, while encouraging you to irresponsibly hit every extra-credit line on the trail.” – Evil Bikes
Evil Calling Specifications
- 27.5” or 26+ Wheel compatible
- 131mm Rear travel – Rock Shox Super Deluxe Debonair
- 148mm x 12 Boost rear axle
- Flip-Chip Geometry adjustment: 66.4° – 65.8° degree head angle
- Built-in upper chainguide
- ISCG 05
- Delta Suspension with Trunnion mounted shock
- Metric rear shock
- Rubber chain and downtube protection
- Internal cable routing
- Built-in sag-meter
- Threaded bottom bracket
- Colours: Angry Dolphin or Muddy Waters
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL
- Price: TBC
Wanna see the new Evil Calling in action? Then set yourself aside 3 minutes and 15 seconds to get absolutely amped on riding your mountain bike.
Warning: shredding and gratuitous dusty roost shots within.