Friday 13th and something Evil has arrived! V3 Evil Following launched

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The third generation Evil Following had dropped with a Friday 13th compatible frame, geo and features.

If you didn’t already know that a new version of the Evil Following was on the way, then you haven’t been keeping an eye on the homepage of Singletrack. A few days ago, Evil began teasing the release of a new bike, posting photos but not giving us any details.

When the first teaser dropped we hazard a guess that the new bike could be an update to the short travel Evil Following, and low and behold looks what’s just landed! And what a date to release it too.

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Meet the new Evil Following!

For those of you who don’t follow (lols) the Evil range, the Following is their all-mountain/trail bike with 120mm of rear-wheel travel and a design that will accept a fork from 120-130mm in travel. Although short on travel, Evil promise a ride that’s full of ‘mischief’ and one that ‘rewards deviously rowdy behaviour’. So yes it’s short on travel but that’s not going to stop you from sending gaps, scrubbing lips, and schralping berms.

It’s not just about full gas in the bike park though, as Evil has designed the Following to be a fast-climbing, nimble and poppy trail bike, one that you spend hours in the saddle on when you’re not spending them in the air.

The updated Evil Following sees a few changes to refine it over the outgoing 2nd gen model. The new bike uses a 157mm Superboost rear hub, a steep 77-degree seat tube angle, new and improved rubber mouldings to keep things quiet and an update to the integrated chain guide.

Riders can choose to build the bike up with up to 29 x 2.6in tyres, or chunky 27.5 x 2.8in, and we’re sure a combination of the two should fit if you wanted also.

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V3 Evil Following Geometry.

Geometry changes slightly depending on which length fork you choose, but if you were to go for a 130mm travel fork than the head angle will measure between 66.4 and 66.9 degrees and the seat angle ranges from 76 x 75.5 deepening on the setting of the flip-chip. To get that super-efficient 77 seat tube you’ll need to run a 120mm fork up front.

4 sizes are available, S, M, L and XL, with reach figures starting at 440mm and topping out at 500mm. Seat-tube lengths range from 381mm to 508mm with enough overlap between sizes to ensure you can size up or down to get the frame that suits you best.

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2 Evil colour options.

Evil is going to offer the V3 Following in either Back or Protein Power colours as a frame only with RockShox Deluxe Ultimate RCT rear shock, or as complete bikes built with either SRAM GX, Shimano XT or SRAM X01 and AXS drivetrains.

V3 Evil Following GX I6 Hydra Specifications

  • Sizes // Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
  • Frame // Following 120mm Travel, UD Carbon, Full Internal Cable Routing, SB+ 157, Integrated Chain Guide, Threaded BB
  • Rear shock // Rockshox Deluxe Ultimate RCT Debonair, Trunnion 165×45, ML1 380 2 Tokens
  • Headset // FSA Integrated Tapered No.57/68 Upper Bearing 30.2x41x6.5 36 ̊/45 ̊ Lower Bearing 40×51.8×8 36 ̊/45
  • Fork // Rockshox Pike Ultimate Charger 2 RC2, Debonair 120mm or 130mm Travel, 51mm Offset
  • Handle bar // Raceface Chester 35, Rise: 35mm Width: 780mm
  • Stem // Raceface Aeffect R 35, Length: 40mm
  • Grips // Evil Palmela Handerson Lock-on
  • Brakes // SRAM G2 RS
  • Rear Mech // SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp
  • Chain // SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp
  • Cassettes // SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50t: 10,12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36,42,50
  • Chainset // SRAM GX Eagle DUB, SUPERBOOST+, 170mm, 32t, 56.5mm Chainline
  • Front Wheel // Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 110x15mm
  • Rear Wheels // Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 157x12mm
  • Tyres // Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29×2.3, Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29×2.3
  • Dropper // Rockshox Reverb Stealth 30.9mm, S: 125mm(390mm), M: 150mm(440mm), L/XL: 170mm(480mm)
  • Saddle // WTB Volt Pro

V3 Evil Following XT I9 Hydra Specifications

  • Sizes // Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
  • Frame // Following 120mm Travel, UD Carbon, Full Internal Cable Routing, SB+ 157, Integrated Chain Guide, Threaded BB
  • Rear Shock // Rockshox Deluxe Ultimate RCT Debonair, Trunnion 165×45, ML1 380 2 Tokens
  • Headset // FSA Integrated Tapered No.57/68 Upper Bearing 30.2x41x6.5 36 ̊/45 ̊ Lower Bearing 40×51.8×8 36 ̊/45
  • Fork // Rockshox Pike Ultimate Charger 2 RC2, Debonair 120mm or 130mm Travel, 51mm Offset
  • Handle Bar // Raceface Chester 35, Rise: 35mm Width: 780mm
  • Stem // Raceface Aeffect R 35, Length: 40mm
  • Grips // Evil Palmela Handerson Lock-on
  • Brakes // Shimano XT M8120 4-Piston
  • Rear mech // Shimano XT 12sp
  • Chain // Shimano XT 12sp
  • Casette // Shimano XT M8100-12, HYPERGLIDE+ 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-33-39-45-51
  • Chainset // Shimano XT M8130, 32t, 170mm, 56.5mm Chainline
  • Front Wheel // Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 110x15mm
  • Rear Wheel // Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 157x12mm
  • Tyres // Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29×2.3 Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29×2.3
  • Dropper // BikeYoke, 30.9, S: 125mm, M/L: 150mm, XL: 185mm
  • Saddle // WTB Volt Pro

The press release sent to us didn’t include pricing, but we’re sure your local Evil Dealer will have the new Following in stock soon for you to demo and drool over. You can learn more over on the Evil Bikes website.


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