Spotted: Prototype Carbon Evil Uprising All Mountain Frame

The competition in the carbon 6″ trail bike market is heating up. Just earlier this month the Transition Covert was officially announced, and now Evil Bikes is also prototyping a new 6″ bike. The all mountain frame will weigh a claimed 5.7 lbs w/out shock and have two adjustable travel settings. The standard ISCG 05 tabs, tapered headset, and a 142×12 round out the rest of the build.

Skip past the break for the nitty gritty. 

Straight from the Evil Bikes Facebook Page:

These are raw unpainted protos that just passed mechanical testing and are ready for ride evaluation. No delivery dates or pricing yet… Thought I would give everyone a glimpse of what is coming…

Geometry with 150mm fork ( 520mm AC ):

-HA 67.62
-BB 13.48/342.5mm
-WB 44.0/1120.0 mm
-CS 430mm/16.9″
-SA 72.8


-BB 13.00/330.0mm
-WB 44.25/1124.09mm
-CS 433.97mm/17.08″
-SA 71.76

-Shock: 7.875 x 2.25
-Integrated headset
-142 x 12mm rear axle

5.7lbs – ish w/o shock




Steve M - 07/17/12 - 6:28pm

Amazing how much time is spent solid modeling some of these shapes.

Roger Louis - 07/17/12 - 7:38pm


Habanero - 07/17/12 - 9:36pm

The linkage seems just so complicated.

dhbomber - 07/17/12 - 11:17pm

Everything looks dreamy, except for the weight…I’m guessing this is really aimed at the more aggressive side of things…more bike park friendly, etc.

Looks awesome though.

Nuno - 07/18/12 - 9:00am

This frame is pure sex on 2 wheels!
But dudes, you just spotted it a bit late, like some 2 months a bit too late 😀
Filip Polc has been ridding it for some time, and inclusivelly winning an enduro race here in Europe.
Have a look at his steed:


Alex - 07/18/12 - 10:20am

Wow that’s pretty sexy. Someone go and adopt one early and report back!

jimmythefly - 07/18/12 - 12:33pm

I admit I haven’t been paying close attention -are post-mount rear calipers becoming more common?

dough - 07/18/12 - 12:50pm

@Steve M… Aerospace technology trickling down. Including 3D modeling and analyses. The time to market is just quicker which is what presents the challenge.

@jimmythefly…. Most brakes come today post mount as the standard interface and use an IS adapter. Molding post mounts into the frame removes one more item bolted to the frame (along with 2 additional bolts) and could, potentially, reduce weight.

mellow - 07/18/12 - 1:06pm

that looks slick

Luke - 07/18/12 - 2:11pm

Will it ever come though? I’m still waiting for the alloy one they announced 3 or 4 years ago to go with my Sovereign. It never came and I’ve bought 2 full sus bikes while I was hanging on.

theseus - 07/18/12 - 8:04pm

13″ BB height in the low setting? Yikes!

Dave - 07/18/12 - 9:05pm

Wonder if they’ll blame the supplier again when if there’s manufacturing and warranty issues?

Eggs - 07/19/12 - 12:42pm

WisEn up companies ! Straight 1.5 headlines is where it’s at . Opens up possibilities for angle sets full1.5 streerers etc…

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