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Evil Bikes Following X01

Evil Bikes Following X01
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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.

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.

Geometry Chart:
Frame GeometrySmallMediumLargeX-Large
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"
Component SizingSmallMediumLargeX-Large
Stem Length 35mm-50mm 35mm-50mm 35mm-50mm 35mm-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"+


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
Wheels Front: Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 110x15mm
Rear: Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 157x12mm
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.5
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.3
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 73mm BSA
Crankset SRAM X01 Eagle DUB, SUPERBOOST+, 170mm, Direct Mount 32t, 56.5mm Chainline, Lunar
Shifters SRAM X01 Eagle, 12sp
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 Eagle, 12sp
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM XG-1295 Eagle, 10-52T:10,12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36,42,52
Chain SRAM X01 Eagle w/Powerlock
Brakes SRAM Code RSC
Brake Adapter: 20mm PM
Rotors Front: SRAM Center Line, 200mm
Rear: SRAM Center Line, 180mm
Handlebars Evil Boomstick Carbon, Backsweep: 8°, Upsweep: 5° Clamp: 35mm, Rise: 35mm, Width: 810mm
Tape/Grips Evil Palmela Handerson lock-on
Stem Evil 12 Gauge, Length: 45mm
Headset 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
Pedals Sold Separately

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Blackout Drunk / Small 840092412967 FLLW10-B-S-X
Blackout Drunk / Medium 840092412974 FLLW10-B-M-X 210000008471
Blackout Drunk / Large 840092412981 FLLW10-B-L-X
Blackout Drunk / X-Large 840092412998 FLLW10-B-X-X
Protein Powder / Small 840092413001 FLLW10-P-S-X
Protein Powder / Medium 840092413032 FLLW10-P-M-X 210000007318
Protein Powder / Large 840092413018 FLLW10-P-L-X 210000008472
Protein Powder / X-Large 840092413025 FLLW10-P-X-X