EVIL THE FOLLOWING 29", FRAMESET

Evil Bikes

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.

The Following is the 120mm 29er that keeps weight to a minimum and fun on full blast. It’ll climb all day and beg for more, it’ll high five its way through berms, gaps, rock gardens and eye-watering speed on the way down. It’s Evil’s version of a trail bike—the crusher of all things crusher, the rally car of two wheels, and every bit as unclassifiable as its inception—XC Rage, Shred-Country, TRAnihILation, TAll Mountain, nothing does it justice.

 

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 in 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.


Specifications:

Available Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge

Available Colors: Blackout Drunk, Protein Powder

Wheel Travel: 120mm

Rear Shock: Rockshox Deluxe Ultimate RCT Debonair, Trunnion 165x45, ML1 380 2 Tokens

Shock Hardware: Trunion Upper, 20x8mm Lower

Headset: FSA Integrated Tapered No.57/68 Upper Bearing 30.2x41x6.5 36˚/45˚ Lower Bearing 40×51.8×8 36˚/45˚

Headset Spacers: Poly Spacers 5mm black

Fork: Rockshox Pike Ultimate Charger 2 RC2, Debonair 130mm Travel, 51mm Offset

Handlebar: Raceface Chester 35, Rise: 35mm Width: 780mm

Stem: Raceface Aeffect R 35, Length: 40mm

Grips: Evil Palmela Handerson lock-on

Brake - Front: Shimano XT M8120 4-Piston

Brake - Rear: Shimano XT M8120 4-Piston

Rotor - Front: Shimano RT86 Ice Tech, 180mm, 6-Bolt

Rotor - Rear: Shimano RT86 Ice Tech, 180mm, 6-Bolt

Brake Adapter: 20mm PM

Shifter: Shimano XT, 12sp

Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT, 12sp

Cassette: Shimano XT M8100-12, HYPERGLIDE+ ,10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-33-39-45-51T

Chain: Shimano XT M8100, w/Quick-Link

Crankset: Shimano XT M8130, 32t, 170mm, 56.5mm Chainline

Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT BB-MT800

Wheelset - Front: Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 110x15mm

Wheelset - Rear: Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 157x12mm

Tyre - Front: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.5

Tyre - Rear: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.3

Tubes: Stan's No Tubes Tubeless Sealant

Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb Stealth 30.9mm, S: 125mm(390mm), M: 150mm(440mm), L/XL: 175mm(480mm)

Saddle: WTB Volt Pro

 

Geometry:

GEOMETRY 120mm FORK SMALL MEDIUM LARGE X-LARGE
A - Head Tube Angle LOW 67.9° 67.9° 67.9° 67.9°
Head Tube Angle X-LOW 67.2° 67.2° 67.2° 67.2°
B - Seat Tube Angle LOW 77° 77° 77° 77°
Seat Tube Angle X-LOW 76.5° 76.5° 76.5° 76.5°
C - Virtual Top Tube Length 585mm | 23.03" 609mm | 23.98" 626mm | 24.63" 646mm | 25.45"
D - Seat Tube Length 381mm | 15.00" 432mm | 17.00" 470mm | 18.50" 508mm | 20.00"
E - Bottom Bracket Height LOW 335mm | 13.17" 335mm | 13.17" 335mm | 13.17" 335mm | 13.17"
Bottom Bracket Height X-LOW 327mm | 12.86" 327mm | 12.86" 327mm | 12.86" 327mm | 12.86"
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 1148mm | 45.19" 1176mm | 46.28" 1196mm | 47.07" 1219mm | 48.00"
Wheel Base X-LOW 1149mm | 45.24" 1177mm | 46.32 1197mm | 47.11" 1220mm | 48.05"
J - Axle to Crown LOW 521mm | 20.51" 521mm | 20.51" 521mm | 20.51" 521mm | 20.51"
K - Offset 51mm | 2.01" 51mm | 2.01" 51mm | 2.01" 51mm | 2.01"
L - Front to Center 720mm | 28.36" 748mm | 29.44" 768mm | 30.23" 792mm | 31.16"
M - Trail LOW 96mm | 3.76" 96mm | 3.76" 96mm | 3.76" 96mm | 3.76"
Trail X-LOW 100mm | 3.93" 100mm | 3.93" 100mm | 3.93" 100mm | 3.93"
N - Stack 586mm | 23.06" 604mm | 23.79" 604mm | 23.79" 614mm | 24.15"
O - Reach 440mm | 17.34 460mm | 18.12" 480mm | 18.91" 500mm | 19.70"
P - Standover 650mm | 25.59" 664mm | 26.15" 675mm | 26.56" 689mm | 27.12"

 

GEOMETRY 130mm FORK SMALL MEDIUM LARGE X-LARGE
A - Head Tube Angle LOW 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°
Seat Tube Angle X-LOW 75.5° 75.5° 75.5° 75.5°
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"

 

Fit/Sizing: 

COMPONENT SIZING SMALL MEDIUM LARGE XLARGE
Stem Length 35-50mm 35-50mm 35-50mm 35-50mm
Stem Rise
Handlebar Rise 35mm 35mm 35mm 35mm
Handlebar Width
780mm-820mm
780mm-820mm
780mm-820mm
780mm-820mm
Crank Length 170mm 170mm 170mm 170mm
Sizing 5'3" - 5'8" 5'8" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'4" 6'4"