The Following is the 120mm 29er that keeps weight to a minimum and fun on full blast. It’ll climb all day and beg for more, it’ll high five its way through berms, gaps, rock gardens and eye-watering speed on the way down. It’s Evil’s version of a trail bike—the crusher of all things crusher, the rally car of two wheels, and every bit as unclassifiable as its inception—XC Rage, Shred-Country, TRAnihILation, TAll Mountain, nothing does it justice.
In updating the Following, Evil kept what makes it so special: lightning handling, shameless pop, and that uncanny ability to be there before you’ve even decided to go there. But they added in that die-hard XC determination with an over-the-pedals 77-degree seat tube angle. It’ll climb, and climb, and climb. And just like the Following we love, it’s first to the beer cooler. Always.
To do this, they actually kept the wheelbase somewhat reasonable—1,177mm for a size medium. Evil still needed to add to the Following’s bounce off the walls enthusiasm so they’re spec’ing inline rear shocks. Fear not, you can run piggyback shocks, but inlines are full of shamelessly pop. Yes, we’ve said pop a lot. We like pop. Evil chose to spec RockShox Deluxe Ultimate RC Debonairs and Fox Float DPS Factory EVOLs and the ramp is irresistible—dig deep, engage boost, gap farther.