â€œWait,â€ you ask. â€œIsnâ€™t this new bike just an Uprising with 27.5 (a.k.a. â€œ650bâ€) wheels?â€
No. And yesâ€¦.but better.
Hereâ€™s the deal, the Insurgent has the same fearless handling up front and short rear end that makes whipping the bike through corners obscenely fun. But Evil didnâ€™t just slap on slightly bigger wheels to the existing frame. The Insurgent gets many of the frame improvements that debuted on their Following modelâ€”most notably a lighter monocoque front triangle and a streamlined version of Dave Weagleâ€™s DELTA suspension system. Evil also gave the Insurgent a sleek, integrated chain guide and design the frame to allow better access to your rear shock, for all those moments when you want to get all fiddly with the thing. While weâ€™re on the subject of fiddling, the Insurgent also sports four different geometry positions that enable you to fine-tune the bike to fit your riding style and location, without adding yet another bike to your quiver.
Why six inches of suspension? Evil could have picked any damn travel they wanted without concern of being pigeonholed as a â€œtrailâ€ or â€œenduroâ€ bike, but 151 millimeters (thatâ€™s euro for â€œsix inchesâ€) simply created the best balance between a fun, lively and responsive bike that can pop of everything and still crush the roughest of rock gardens.
Did they mention the cackling and the roost a-flying? Because, really, thatâ€™s the point.
Available Sizes Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
Wheel Travel 150mm
Rear Shock Rock Shox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair, 7.785â€x2.25â€ ML ( 2 volume spacers )
Shock Hardware 22mm x 8mm
Fork Axle-to-crown Length 542mm Rockshox Pike 150mm
Fork Offset 42mm
Headtube 1 1/8â€ - 1 1/2â€
Headset FSA Integrated Tapered No.57/68 Upper 44mm Lower 62mm Tapered OD Headtube
Front Derailleur Type N/A 1 X Only
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm ( Use 420mm stealth dropper post )
Seatclamp Diameter 34.9mm
Rear Wheel Diameter 27.5â€ Marketing Size
Maximum Rear Tire Size 27.5x2.5â€ ( Varies by Brand )
Bottom Bracket Shell 73mm Threaded
Suggested Crank Length 170mm
Chainguide Mount ISCG05 Tabs for custom Evil/e13 lower guide
Maximum Chainring Size 36 Single Ring
Suggested Chainring Sizes 30-34
Rear Wheel Spacing 142mm x 12mm
Brake Mount Type Post Mount 180mm
Maximum Rear Rotor Size 203mm