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 the Following is even faster up than it is down… even if that flat out seems impossible.
WIN UP. WIN DOWN. FOLLOW NO ONE.
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 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.
|A - Head Angle||66.9°||66.9°||66.9°||66.9°|
|Head Tube Angle X-LOW||66.4°||66.4°||66.4°||66.4°|
|B - Seat Tube Angle LOW||76.0°||76.0°||76.0°||76.0°|
|C - Virtual Top Tube Length||584mm | 22.99"||611mm | 24.04"||631mm | 24.83"||652mm | 25.67"|
|D - Seat Tube Length||381mm | 15.00"||432mm | 17.00"||470mm | 18.50"||508mm | 20.00"|
|E - Bottom Bracket Height LOW||334mm | 13.14"||337mm | 13.28"||337mm | 13.28"||337mm | 13.28|
|Bottom Bracket Height X-LOW||326mm | 12.82"||329mm | 12.96||329mm | 12.96||329mm | 12.96|
|F - Bottom Bracket Drop||36mm | 1.40"||36mm | 1.40"||36mm | 1.40"||36mm | 1.40"|
|G - Head Tube Length||90mm | 3.54"||110mm | 4.33"||110mm | 4.33"||120mm | 4.72"|
|H - Chain Stay Length LOW||430mm | 16.93"||430mm | 16.93"||430mm | 16.93"||430mm | 16.93"|
|Chain Stay Length X-LOW||432mm | 17.01"||432mm | 17.01"||432mm | 17.01"||432mm | 17.01"|
|I - Wheel Base LOW||1156mm | 45.50"||1183mm | 46.58"||1203mm | 47.37"||1227mm | 48.31"|
|Wheel Base X-LOW||1157mm | 45.55"||1185mm | 46.64"||1205mm | 47.43"||1228mm | 48.36"|
|J - Axle to Crown||541mm | 21.30"||541mm | 21.30"||541mm | 21.30"||541mm | 21.30"|
|K - Offset||51mm | 2.01"||51mm | 2.01"||51mm | 2.01"||51mm | 2.01"|
|L - Front to Center||727mm | 28.63"||755mm | 29.71"||775mm | 30.50"||799mm | 31.44"|
|M - Trail LOW||100mm | 3.94"||100mm | 3.94"||100mm | 3.94"||100mm | 3.94"|
|Trail X-LOW||104mm | 4.11"||104mm | 4.11"||104mm | 4.11"||104mm | 4.11"|
|N - Stack||586mm | 23.06"||604mm | 23.79"||604mm | 23.79"||614mm | 24.15"|
|O - Reach||440mm | 17.34"||460mm | 18.13"||480mm | 18.91"||500mm | 19.70"|
|P - Standover||652mm | 25.67"||666mm | 26.22"||677mm | 26.65"||690mm | 27.17"|
|Sizing||5'3" - 5'8"||5'8" - 6'0"||6'0" - 6'4"||6'4"+|
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
|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|
|Rear Shock||Rockshox Deluxe Ultimate RCT Debonair, Trunnion 165x45, ML1 380 2 Tokens|
Front: Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 110x15mm
Rear: Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 157x12mm
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.5
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR EXO TR, 29x2.3
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 73mm BSA|
|Crankset||SRAM GX Eagle DUB, SUPERBOOST+, 170mm, Direct Mount 32t, 56.5mm Chainline, Lunar|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp|
|Cassette/Freewheel||SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-52T:10,12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36,42,52|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle w/Powerlock|
SRAM G2 RS
Brake Adapter: 20mm PM
Front: SRAM Center Line, 200mm
Rear: SRAM Center Line, 180mm
|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|
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)
Headset Spacers: Poly Spacers 5mm black
|Seatpost||Bike Yoke Revive, S:125mm, M: 160mm, L:185mm, XL: 213mm|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Medium (142mm) Width Chromoly Saddle|
* Subject to change without notice.