It looks like Evil is close to replacing their 26" wheeled, 150mm travel Uprising with a new machine that's designed around 27.5" wheels. The blue bike was being ridden in the Whistler Bike Park yesterday by former BMC pro Aaron Bradford, and it appears that Evil has stuck with what they know works well: the bike still employs Dave Weagle's DELTA linkage design, as well as the bolt-on connection that allows the rider to adjust the bike's bottom bracket height, head angle and wheel base without altering the suspension's leverage rate.
As you'd expect, Bradford wasn't too keen on sharing any technical details, but I'd be surprised if the new bike has less travel than the 150mm that the Uprising offers, although I could see Evil upping that number to keep the new machine in line with slightly longer travel bikes that we're seeing used by Enduro World Series racers. The frame itself, while looking a lot like the Uprising, must also be an entirely new model with different geometry to suit the larger diameter wheels.
Word is that Evil will be showing the new bike at the upcoming Eurobike tradeshow, which likely means that the rig pictured here is very close to what the production bike will look like, if not exactly. More details to come soon.