Add the Evil Offering to the list of bikes that are getting slight tweaks rather than major revisions for 2023. Like the Wreckoning
, its longer-travel sibling, the Offering LS now has a universal derailleur hanger (UDH) and an updated linkage that eliminates the possibility of dropping a spacer on the ground and watching it roll away during a shock swap. There are changes on the horizon
in the drivetrain world, and by the looks of things a UDH will be required to take advantage of them.
If you were wondering, LS stands for 'lightly salted' – Evil are adding a little flavor to their lineup, but not changing the recipe. The Offering still retains its 29” wheels and 141mm of rear travel, and a 66.4-degree head tube angle in the stock setting with a 150mm fork. A flip chip allows that number to drop to 65.8-degrees while also lowering the BB height by 8mm.
Looking for something slacker? The Offering can run a 160mm fork, or Evil has angle-adjusting headsets available to knock up to 1.5-degrees off of the head tube angle.
Evil is also offering free yearly bearing replacements on all of their bikes from 2022 forward.
The Offering retains its short, 430mm chainstays and SuperBoost spacing, but is now UDH compatible.
More info: evil-bikes.com
That being said, their design probably requires some pretty complex molds, which makes it hard to iterate every 3 years, since molds are north of $100,000 and it can take 2-3 molds per size, even assuming all the sizes share the same rear triangle, which might require more than a single mold by itself...
This is definitely happening at Rocky and SantaCruz!
A mate of mine had two and they both shat themselves, which was a shame because they looked sexual - especially the first gen undead
That poor little tiny linkage having to squash a 650lb spring. It’s hardly surprising.
Year 1 - new product, start working on future model
Year 2 - new color, proto & develop future model
Year 3 - new color, final revisions & sell in future model
Year 4 - NEW Model, then repeat steps 1-3
Budgets, staff, economy, and world events can/will affect the cycle…
Something is totally weird with your seat height... i'm not kidding either.
I’m sure it does if you are average proportions.
I have long legs, so I would end up over the rear axle with an actual seat angle like that.
Idk, maybe I'm wrong but I like to believe how bike companies test their bikes before releasing them and in the process they choose the geometry that works the best for most of the riders most of the time.
I'm not sure that I want a bike with +/- 3° HA adjustments, STA adjustments, different BB heights, 3 CS lengths, 4 shock progressiveness and chameleon paint job.
I'm not a fan of flip chips that change something by like, 0.3 degrees. Why even have it?
On my Following I'll run the flip chip in the X-Low position on 29ers in the spring when the ground is soft/muddy. And during mid-summer when everything dries out and gets sandy I'll throw on some 27.5 plus wheels and put the flip chip in the Low (high) position. That's what the flip chip is for.
It's one of the big reasons I bought the bike is because I can set it up in different ways and I'm not stuck to one thing (like buying a mullet bike and then deciding you want to ride a full 29er, oops, you now need a new bike).
Because not doing so leaves us tall folk with less than ideal setups
But in practice, it's cheap plastic garbage with shitty plastic threads, right? I had mine strip out the other day—clearly I must have hamfisted something, but I dunno—I'm not usually a hamfist, and I don't feel like I was here either. I've got a metal UDH compatible dropout coming in the mail from NSB today. It cost three times as much, but it's not a piece of plastic garbage at least.
Am I the only one?
Just gotta be careful I guess.
Push had a lower price when they were moving in with their new shock, so I contacted Evil asking whether they’d knock an equivalent percent off their Push’d Offering frame (V1). I was told if I bought one by 5p that day they’d give me some meager discount, which I decided against because it just wasn’t that great a deal.
The next morning they announced the V1 liquidation pricing. That’s Evil’s idea of customer loyalty. Their rep blasted back that he’d offered me special pricing when I shared this story elsewhere, which may just be bad math?
What did you expect!
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