Calgary Cycle Custom Builds - Evil Revolt and March Madness

Mar 8, 2010 at 0:05
Mar 8, 2010
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The snow is melting and trails are clearing. It's time to dust off the frames and oil up the chains. If you haven't finished up your winter project, now is the time! One of the projects we are most excited about is the Evil Revolt custom build. Way back at the beginning of the 2009 season we were one of the first shops in Canada to receive the Revolt and now we are going to build it up Calgary Cycle style.

Read on to see what parts received the nod to build up one of the most sought after and hyped bikes of the 2009/2010 seasons.

I’m not going to sit around and preach to the choir when it comes to this bike. You’ve seen the ads, the spy shots, Stevie Smith’s race bike and so on and so forth… The Revolt was one of the biggest kept secrets until last spring. The specs, design and finished product were shrouded in mystery & Evil did a damn good job of keeping us on our toes when it came to this one. At long last when the frame was revealed to the public, I think I can speak for us all when I say it’s quite a work of art. The frame has sleek, clean lines and a few nifty attributes that make it stand out in an industry where consumer’s choices for DH bikes are diverse and varied. Sporting the Delta link designed by none other than Dave Weagle himself, the Revolt “features infinite frame geometry adjustment without any change or compromise to leverage or wheel rates.” Pretty fancy stuff.



We’ve been super stoked on the new RockShox Boxxers and decided the Evil would be a great match for one. We opted for the Team - which is the coil sprung version. We also used the Truvativ Boxxer direct mount stem and to keep the front end low we used the FSA Orbit zero stack reducing headset. We’re also big advocates of the wide bars nowadays and the Chromag OSX bars will make any rider feel perfectly at home on the Revolt. Finally, to add a little bling, we opted for the low profile, but very grippy ODI Ruffians in gold.


We branched out a bit during the 2009 season and started bringing in Magura brakes - and let’s say we’ve been pleasantly surprised. The Louise BAT’s offer tons of stopping power and great modulation. You don’t hear a peep out of ‘em and they are consistently consistent - exactly what everyone is looking for in a brake… and so they went on the Evil. Keeping with the bling factor we threw on some of the new SRAM X.O colored bits including the rear shifter, rear derailleur and cassette. KMC also makes a sweet chain that comes in gold and is one of the lightest chains on the market as well.



The Lakers seem to be on to something when it comes to the gold and purple color scheme and we’re down with it too, so it seemed logical to use a set of the Race Face Atlas FR cranks in nurple purple. When it came to pedals, we used our favorites from the 2009 season - the NRG Tasters Choice flats. Not only do they come in gold, but they also come in all sorts of other rad colors that seem to match perfectly to the Chromag colored goods! These pedals are relatively cheap, sealed, have a good shape so they win in our books.


Since we love Chromag so much, we used the Lynx saddle. It’s light, bombproof and looks sweet as well. The Lynx was affixed to none other than a Thompson Masterpiece seat post and when it came to getting this bike rolling we chose Industry Nine wheels which conveniently have purple spokes, gold hubs and white rims. Finally, the Maxxis Minions were a logical choice when it comes to picking a great all around DH tire that rips!


Our resident band wagon jumper David was decked out in his stylish Roughriders gear while assembling the Evil and he was super stoked about the build. He was even quoted as saying “this bike is sick”…



The final build came in at a respectable 40.24 lbs.


There you have it folks, a custom built Evil Revolt. If don't like or love it - please leave your comments below!




Come see this build at our March Madness Sale from the 11th-13th. We will have all our 2009 bike stock on sale.

2009 Dakine hydration and clothing 50% off.
Avid Elixir R will be on sale for $119.99(Reg $204.99)
Joplin Seatposts are $269.99(Reg $409.99)
2010 Boxxer Teams are $999.99(Reg $1249.99) Limited Numbers!
Check out the Calgary Cycle web page for all the complete of sale items!
Join our Facebook and Twitter groups for more deals through out the sale and season!
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85 Comments

  • + 6
 Sick build, working on a rune build with the same color scheme myself. If you find that you get sick of the purple and gold let me know, I'd gladly pawn those wheels and cranks off ya!
  • + 6
 i was in the shop with my sister and she just couldnt get over wow sweet the purple was.for some reason i couldnt convince her to get for me for my b-day.?
  • + 1
 good choise for brakes..maguras are awesome..
  • + 1
 so you like the maguras? im sorta window shopping for brakes at the moment
  • + 0
 pperini is just promoting the German stuff ))

but no, Maguras are in fact worthy brakes.
  • + 2
 no acctualy im not..cuz im not german..im brasilian acctualy..i just live here now cuz of the university..but im brasilian..i just say that they are good because as i first got here in Ger, my first bike came with the Louise installed on it, and they are great brakes..really powerful and reliable..too bad they are also very expensive..well, at least here in germany they are..cheers!
  • + 1
 sweet sounds good, how much are they in germany?
  • + 1
 I had those maguras on my bike last season and didnt like them. They have decent power but the lever is terrible! I think the shape of it is really uncomfortable and awkward.
  • + 1
 do you know right off hand if dangerboy makes magura levers?
  • + 1
 not anymore. dangerboy is no more.
  • + 1
 Damn that is a pretty sick Evil Revolt! bit heavy though! got mine down to 38.4lbs!
here is my build if anyone wants to see, wish i could have gotten white
www.pinkbike.com/photo/4534169
enjoy
  • + 1
 i think if you trimmed those hoses you could git er down to 38 flat
  • + 1
 yeah i probably could haha and my red x0 derailleur back maybe down to 37.89 hahaha
  • + 1
 status: DOPE
lol
  • + 2
 @mtbKELSEY : well..the cheapest magura here in germany comes at about 180 euros..each..and thats preety steep considering that Code 5s are the same price and Elixir Rs are even cheaper..so...i still like them a lot..considering all the problem-free life that u will have its a price worth paying...someone sayied something about the lever feel..em..i have to agree that its not the best feel, thats true...but i never found myself getting andry at them or even thinking about them..its just decent..no more, no less..its nothing that bothers, its just not the best...i would say that they suit better bigger finger and lage hands, because even though u can adjust the reach, they are still always pretty far from the bar..not everyone likes that..but for me it was just perfect..cheers!
  • + 1
 cool thanks man!
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  • + 4
 love the build, but the only thing i dont like is the gold pedals AND the purple crank arms, too much goin on down there...
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  • + 3
 Sorry, dont like it. Too much white. White frame and fork would have been more than enough. Also missing the ti spring. Love the I9 stuff though.
  • + 0
 Agree - white frame & fork is quite enough and since every Tom, Dick and Harry is running gold bling these days I'm well over it. Purple I do like. Parts should have been a mix of black and purple. Flame away gold blingers!
  • + 0
 i don't think white is too much, it's perfect. and purle+gold is quite beautiful, way better than black+purple.
  • + 4
 whats up with all the weird colors these days anyway?.. why not keep the wheels plain simple and not put the ugly purple spokes
  • + 2
 different people, different tastes - i love the wheelset, it does remind me of the lakers. Big Grin purple and gold is super bling! Razz
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  • + 4
 that would look much better if it had just the gold, not the trendwhore purple added in there
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  • + 2
 I bought a black one in the fall, I went with a Boxer World cup and Shimano Saint all around. I can't wait go get it out and ride!
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  • + 3
 Not really liking the purple and Gold thing going. But aside from the colors its pretty badass {-:
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  • + 2
 it's a sick bike, i love it. but why so heavy? i thought it would be around the 36-37 lbs mark, but 40 and them some? :O
  • + 0
 tubeless, boxxer world cup, and titanium would do the trick. but i guess they were going for style primarily and not really being weight weenies with this build
  • + 1
 The frame is crazy heavy itself, not much they can do about it
  • + 1
 don't know, i thought the frame and industry nine wheelset are lighter - 40 and something just looks a lot. :? i'm pretty sure there are bikes out there that don't need boxxer WC, titanium spring and tubeless to achieve less than 40.
  • + 1
 the frame is 10bs. not that heavy.
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  • + 3
 i thought the evil frames came stock with an rc4?
  • + 1
 first gen models didnt. they werent available then
  • + 1
 Yeah, that would be better, i'd prefer saint cranks and a Shimano road cassette. X0, in my opinion, is a bit silly on a dh bike, X9 is a touch heavier and nicer on the pocket, but then who cares about practicality when you could have bling.
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  • + 2
 ONLy prob i feel is it needs some dope graphics , custom gold and purple of slik grafics would b mint
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  • + 2
 That is one pimp color scheme
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  • + 1
 Where's the Ti! Come on now Calgary cycle! haha, looks great guys, that is an awesome looking build.
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  • + 2
 dave's bike built at kelowna cycle is better but still a nice bike
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  • + 0
 I would have gone for the crankbrothers opium wheels , same price , same weight but look a lot better , don't know if their better than industry nine's
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  • + 2
 Nice frame , tacky color choices. This aint the circus..
  • + 2
 second that
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  • + 2
 The Evil is sutch a nice bike Big Grin
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  • + 1
 Everything looks nice except for the brakes. Some Saint M810s would compliment this bike much better in my opinion.
  • + 1
 much agreed
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  • + 1
 Why use the old Revolt frame ? Confused.
  • + 1
 I was thinkin the same thing.
  • + 1
 mk1 frame and we now have mk3
  • + 1
 There's a mk3 ? Jeez. I saw the Mk 2. What's the 3 ?
  • + 1
 mk3 is the same frame just a beefed up linkage
  • + 1
 the new model doesnt have new linkage. the new one has a new I-link that connects the main DELTA link to the swingarm.
  • + 1
 thats what i meant, its just been beefed up.
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  • + 0
 my session 7 with maxxis dh tubes and a hoowkorm on the rear was 41 lbsBlank Stare wtf???!!! but color-wise it's a pimpin' build!
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  • + 1
 $4K+ and it gets you 40lbs...no thanks. Sick ass build though.
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  • + 1
 I absolutely love this bike.
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  • + 1
 I have those grips and those pedals Razz
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  • + 1
 should have swapped it out for the new frame
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  • + 1
 put a lighter stem on it and it will be sub 40lbs
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  • + 1
 Status: Dope. Wheel's Status: about a grand.
  • + 2
 ... just like any other decent wheelset if it's new and at MSRP. It makes me sad too....
  • + 2
 I think that prices for major componets like that are a real gouge. think about cost of production for their spokes. Its just extruded aluminum, run quickly through a CNC and anodized *woooo* and they still sell for $6 a spoke...
  • + 2
 completely in agreement. and I9 isnt alone, they all do it. frig, I've been looking into swapping my frame (something that should have been done a few years ago) and know that in order to justify/allow doing so i'll need to do my wheels, fork and brakes... over two grand there, plus the frame. blah. forget about it.
  • + 1
 Not to mention lots of companies who just buy from the main manufacturers and rebrand rims and hubs and so on. Like, really, Look at paying 90$ for a single atomlab rim, with a pinned seam and no eyelets, all it really has going for it is that it's anodized. VS a SUNRingle Singletrack, which are eyletted, welded, strong as hell, and like 540g for 30-40$ online. Very underrated rim.
  • + 1
 single track cant take side force... but are almost flat spot proof
  • + 1
 Yeah, Im probably only going to run a singletrack in the front on my DJ rig, cant decide on a rear though..
  • + 1
 i also give my vote for the favor of Singletrack, great rims, and as Terrafire mentioned, very underrated
  • + 1
 to Terrafire. thats exactly what I do. Ive got a mavic EX729 on the back of my dj with the stock singletrack up front. I completely tacoed my rear single track, plus filled it with dents when i fooled around with trials... we're not gonna go into that... But the front rim works just fine. but yeah, look into the Mavics... maybe the 721 if you dont want to put that much cash into the 729...
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  • + 1
 is that what the team will be riding?
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  • + 1
 great looking bike and superb build!
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  • + 1
 Nice! And those are my school colors!
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  • + 1
 I think you could put a short crown.
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  • + 0
 would of used purple bars ( raceface or cromag )to stay with the color scheme
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  • + 1
 what is the weight in kg ?
  • + 1
 18.250 i think,but not sure...
THE KMC CHAIN TRANSFORMS THE XO INTO A @#%$@ machine gun, changes on the gears are fast &precise. my M6 is 17.420 with pedals. Chaindevice,cranks,derailleur,fork,chain & grips are the same=)
  • + 1
 Divide the final weight in lbs by 2.2 and you'll have the weight in kilograms.
  • + 1
 i was out for 0.04
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  • + 0
 Love the build,very well chosen parts and the complete bike is very nice.Good jobtup
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  • + 1
 fookin sweet bike, I'd swap both nads for it.
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  • + 0
 heavy stock rocky flatline pro is 39.8
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  • + 1
 Love it. enough said
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