Video: Meet the Evil Insurgent

Oct 15, 2015
by Evil Bicycles  
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79 Comments

  • + 51
 I'm sorry but this is the worst time to drop anything, rampage has taken over the site and everyone's attention
  • + 87
 actually, more likely the best time since traffic to the site is higher.
  • + 9
 This is basically the superbowl of mountain bike events. For those outside of the US...uhm the World Cup? Cricket championships? Le Tour?
  • + 7
 Hell yes! 73mm threaded BB! F*ck yes. I *really* want this bike now.
  • + 3
 Showed up on my dash... timing seems perfect
  • - 3
 I'm not interested in Rampage, never liked freestyle competition.
  • + 0
 @StueyStuey: Freestyle? Lolz
  • + 1
 @SirRidez-A-Lot: Insignificant!
  • + 21
 I'd do evil things to own an insurgent... everything you could want in an all mountain bike
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 I did Evil things and I got a Following. Fukin luv it!
  • + 12
 this post snuck in here today. Dear pinkbike you still need to do a review on an evil
  • + 38
 Dear @adrennan, we're currently in the process of testing an Insurgent - look for a review in the next couple of months.
  • + 8
 months?
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flag mooseindahouse (Oct 15, 2015 at 13:18) (Below Threshold)
 @mikekazimer I haven't seen the bike in person...Is there room for them to include mounts for a bottle in the frame for the future? That is the only thing holding me back from buying one.
  • + 5
 @mikekazimer if you need help reviewing let me know Wink
  • + 19
 @mooseindahouse - There aren't any bottle mounts, but it does seem like if there were a bottle would fit without any trouble, at least on the size large. And @kev1n, yes, months - it takes more than a ride or two to thoroughly review a bike.
  • + 3
 ...I take it you AREN'T going to review the Following, then?
  • + 2
 The Following! !!
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flag Satn69 (Oct 15, 2015 at 23:15) (Below Threshold)
 PB. Is anti 29er. Do the review on the Following for Fuk sakes!
  • + 4
 Easy there @Satn69, we don't have anything against 29ers. It just happened that the Insurgent arrived before we could get our hands on a Following.
  • + 10
 My shop has one in our demo fleet, and I have been riding it of course haha it shreds so good!! It also really attracts a lot of attention which is cool too haha, chicks dig day glow!!!
  • + 4
 Looks sick. Thinking about picking up a new bike this year and the Insurgent is high on my list. Also, I'd love to see Strobel in some of the bigger films. The videos he's put out with Evil are awesome. Super quick and stylish rider.
  • + 5
 Love my Evil Following... if I was in the market for something with more travel this would be towards the top if not at the top of my list.
  • + 1
 Amen Brutha. I love mine too!
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 I love my Following, but I can't help think I'd love an Insurgent just a little more.
  • + 2
 Just got an insurgent from evil two weeks ago. Spent an hour in the shop with Kevin and the boys. Watched them build the frame while we chatted about tons of stuff. Built the bike up and spent the next 4 days in whistler. It's pure bliss, I've never felt like I could rip corners like I can on this bike. Super comfortable in the air and seems to gain speed with ease. Totally worth it.
  • + 1
 I've heard of people getting their bikes direct. How does that work? I live in Seattle and would love to support one of our own.
  • + 2
 The real question is. Are they to be trusted ?
When i first heard about Evil was when they launched a very badly constructed alu frame which they replaced after 3 ? years with a carbon undead ?

The second time i read more about them was a month ago, when i noticed the Insurgent and started making inquires.
What i found made me turn in another direction.
I remember a story on a forum, how a guy which wife races for Syndicate had a very bad experience when his frame got damaged. They couldnt warranty the frame. He ended up with a Nomad frame that Steve Peat got it for him after hearing about the dreadful experience with Evil bikes.

Well we dont all have Steve Peat on our "friend list" with those carbon frame price availability.

Another thing to keep in mind for us EU people is the price difference. You can get the whole bike in USA for less than the frame costs in EU. But, when selling it second hand in a few years, we are all on the same market with the same prices. We loose 80% of the price, when you loose 40%.

I passed. Im not rich enough to gamble with 3200+ € full carbon bike frame that should survive for a long time if i need it to.
  • + 1
 Bang on bout UK prices & depreciation bro
  • + 1
 They are all better now. Yes, some new-company-dealing-with-bad-foreign-manufacturers growing pains, but these new frames are solid. I've put my Following through a season of trail riding and bike parking and all I've ever had to do is tighten the bolts. And the DELTA system is Dave's best design to date. Kicks the DWLink big time.
  • + 2
 Hey, World. That is Cascadia's own Luke Fucking Stroble on a Cascadian purebred terra firma dominating mass of carbon fiber podium crushing perfection. EVIL. It's what's for every meal.
  • + 2
 saw one of these very close and slightly personal today!! amazing looking bikes, if i hadnt just brought a new bike then i'd be convinced... especially after seeing how it corners in this vid
  • + 9
 I was Luke's mechanic for many years, trust me he can make a shopping cart look good in the corners
  • + 1
 Since the review isn't out yet, can anybody make comparisons to, say, the yeti sb6c or nomad in terms of climbing/pedaling or descending over the rough? I know it must be good, but I wonder where it stands among those established bikes that have been out a while.
  • + 6
 Those corners, goddamn!
  • + 1
 maybe I'll get given one of these to cover any future warranty issues. 2 days ago I got told to look after my undead because there's no parts for them anymore. 2 week old bike and there's no back up. Bit of a shame.
  • + 1
 EDIT. Actually heaps of back up, talked to them and they couldn't have been more helpful. So big apologies to EVIL!
  • + 3
 "Strobeling" corners needs to be a verb! Does anyone do it better? No one I can think of.
  • + 1
 Strobes is Evil!!
  • + 2
 Love my uprising. Hopefully they finally worked out all the manufacturing issues with this bike.
  • + 1
 care to explain? I've heard grumblings here and there. Few things about bikes give me pause more than a half-baked product with manufacturing issues. That aside they make some sexy looking bikes.
  • + 4
 My uprising lasted 2 rides tho it does look nice hanging from my roof atm. After the first ride the rear end was cracked all around the adjustable link and was told "its just a paint crack". After the second the rear chainstay was cracked right through on the disc side. After all the talk about how they've solved their manufacturing issues from the past I would be very wary about their products as all I ever hear about or see when it comes to Evil is broken bikes. Everyone who owns one seems to be without a bike while they wait for a warranty frame.. With that said I really hope they can actually get their issues solved as they do ride quite nicely and look absolutely amazing.
  • + 1
 my lbs are evil dealers and 2 of my friends both have followings!! i have seen one hit a 16+ft gap on his following without issues! both bikes get ragged hard and are fine! another guy just brought an insurgent from the shop, rode it hard on his first day and crashed it hard too! absoloutely fine! no problems there
  • + 2
 Yeah really hoping they've finally got things sorted quality wise with their newest manufacturer. Kevin and everyone else at Evil seem like rad dudes that just love riding bikes and want to put out a great product aimed at a different style of riding than most others on the market. Would love to see a long term review done by someone that rides hard and goes big!
  • + 0
 16ft doesn't mean shit.
  • + 1
 alright alright, calm down! were not all big air masters
  • + 2
 My point was that 16ft isn't very descriptive. If I do a bunny hop while on a road bike, I'll gap 16ft. And 16ft gaps on a trail can be HUGE or feel like nothing depending on how they are built. I wasn't very clear though haha. A 16ft dirt jump gap can be quite big for example. But a 16ft speed jump might feel like a little lump.
  • + 1
 dirt jumps at rogate downhill in the uk!! probs some vids on here somewhere
  • + 4
 RAMPAGE!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 carson u don't get chicks @CGalbreath
  • + 2
 Anyone looking for a left nut?
  • + 2
 Would you take my soul for one of those?
  • + 2
 Man that is some great marketing!!
  • + 1
 I heard a portion of Evil's proceeds from the Insurgent go to ISIS.
  • + 1
 Give me a Following in that colour. ????
  • + 1
 Luke Strobel makes everything look stupid easy... Smooth as eggs...
  • + 1
 It would go well with my undead
  • + 1
 I just got mine built up and it brought a tear to my eye. its beautiful!
  • + 1
 what is the password to see the video???
  • + 14
 69420
  • + 7
 Sounds like a fun night!
  • + 2
 666
  • + 2
 Omg. That poor bike.
  • + 1
 Nice foreground action with the trees.. I'm thinking of buying those now
  • + 1
 I thought this was a rampage article. Oops
  • + 1
 Awesome video and trails!
  • + 1
 I need.. I love
  • + 1
 Want !
  • + 1
 wow!
  • + 1
 I'll take 3 please
  • + 0
 ST Angle 72.8˚??
Good luck on climbs..
  • + 1
 please santa pleeeease
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