SOC13: Evil Uprising Trail Bike Surfaces
Over the past year, photos of the new Evil Uprising trail bike have surfaced on the internet under pro riders and a few very lucky e-riders. The 6″ travel carbon trail bike hasn’t been officially released but several were wandering around Sea Otter. Luckily, we managed to catch up with Kevin Walsh, the owner of Evil, and talk for a few minutes about the new bike.
While the various pros and sponsored riders were running a variety of different setups, the one pictured above closely resembles what a stock high end build might look like when completes builds are released. A frame only option will also be available. Expect final builds to be fairly light, as the company is aiming for a sub 6 lb production frame (w/o shock).
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A flip chip in the rear will allow the the head tube angle to be adjusted between 66.5 to 67.2 degrees when mated with a 150mm fork.
The frame utilizes Dave Weagle’s patented Delta System. It’s essentially a single pivot system with a unique trick. You can adjust the flip chips for a slacker or steeper geometry without having to readjust your suspension. Remarkably, adjusting the flip-chips does not affect the leverage rate of the frame.
Out back, there’s a 142×12 rear axle.
Bonus: Race Livery
Wandering around the pits we stumbled across a tent full of Evil bikes decked out in custom race decals. When Kevin Walsh isn’t busy running a high end mountain bike company, he’s managing his design agency, Superbig, which does projects for major clients such as Red Bull, K2, Jones Soda, etc..So in his spare time, he created these amazing decals for the team race bikes.
We wouldn’t be surprised if Evil produced limited edition decals for after market customization once the the bike officially launches.
According to Geometry specs released last year when the first prototypes were announced, with a 150mm fork (520mm AC):
-WB 44.0/1120.0 mm
If you’re interested in one of these beautiful frames, the wait will soon be over. A completely revamped website and official launch are brewing! We’ll keep you posted on the details as they trickle in.