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!