Review of Evil Following

Evil Following Review

Evil has pledged to be an exception in the field and the Evil Following trail bicycle is no different. You won’t find angles, suspension, or bounce like this on any other trail bike. That’s what makes the Evil Following so special.

It’s hard to put into words exactly what The Following is designed for, so Evil describes it as “XC Rage, Shred-Country, TRAnihILation, TAll Mountain… nothing does it justice.”

In this Evil Following review, we’re going to tell you all about the Evil Following trail bike and who it’s designed for.


Main Specs

Evil Follows This 29er has 120mm travel and is designed to be fun and fast. The lightweight design makes it easy to climb and light-weight down the trails. It really is a trail bike designed for every occasion – but mostly fun.

Learn More Evil Bikes (Full Review)

These are some highlights of The Evil Following.

  • Frame: UD Carbon. Internal cable routing, SB+ 157. Integrated Chain Guide, Threaded BB and Following 120mm Travel.
  • Fork: RockShox Pike Ultimate Charger 2 RC2, 130mm travel
  • Brakes: TRP-DH-R Evo
  • Shifter: SRAM Eagle AXS
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12-speed
  • Cassette: SRAM XG-1295-B1 Eagle, 10-52T
  • Crankset: SRAM X01 Eagle DU, SUPERBOOST, direct mount 32t
  • RotorsTRP 2.3mm and 203mm
  • Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR 29×2.5 (front) and Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR 29×2.3 (rear)
  • Set of wheelsIndustry Nine Enduro S Hydra




Evil Following

The Evil Following was created for speed, fun, and pop. Bantam frame To increase climbing and descending, you can also add weight to your body. The seat tube angle is 77 degrees. Evil, in contrast to the rest, has raised their seat tube angle while everyone else is going longer.

Evil wants to be different, and here they have created a member of the “shred 29-trail movement,” that is fast, fun, and poppy.

The wheelbase of the Medium size bike measures 1,177mm. This is a reasonable length for a trailbike. Evil also added inline shocks to the rear for more bounce. Particularly the RockShox Deluxe Ultimate RC Debonairs (Fox Float DPS Factory EVOLs).

Evil also added SuperBoost+, as well as a number of sustainability features including dual row, Klüberplex filled angular contact bearings. The chainstays measure 430mm and the rear shock has full lockout routing. You can also choose to use a zero-stack headset. 120mm Lightweight fork in the Fox 34 Step Cast.

If that weren’t enough, there is also a direct-injection carbon chain guide (This is removable for lightweight climbers).

Despite its extensive list of features, the Evil Following frame still has some great design perks. Amazingly light, helping to improve both your climbing and descending times – as well as the fun factor, of course.



The components on the Evil Following

The components of the Evil Following AXS 19 Hydrogena are top-notch. Evil Following is a great example of this. Two other models are also available. More information is below. AXS 19 Hydra Evil Following’s ultimate form.

You’re going to need plenty of stopping power at the speeds you’re hitting on the Evil Following, and the TRP DH-R Evo brakes have you covered. The TRP brakes have a large 203mm diameter rotor.

Included in the name of each Evil Following bike model is ‘hydra,’ representing their Industry Nine Trail S Hydra wheelset. These tubeless-ready tires are some of the very best, and they won’t even break the bank.

These are covered in Maxxis Minion tiresThe entire wheelet was designed for downhill riding with DHF tires. They aren’t overly wide or heavy either, which means that you’ll still be able to climb like a pro. Evil Following also fits 27.5” wheels and a maximum tire size of 2.6”, so you are free to play around with the exact fit that you need.

OneUp provided the dropper post, which has a diameter of 30.9mm. The 12-speed 10-52T cassette offers plenty of climbing and descending space despite having only one front chainring. Rubber sound-canceling chains stay mounds are available that prevent your chain from hitting the frame when you descend or in rock gardens.



Evil Following is a 120mm A trail bike that is both fun and functional. You can easily climb the hills and shred the downhills with the lightweight systems. There are multiple options. The Evil Following works well with both traditional and reduced offset forks. This includes the RockShox Pike Ultimate Debonair130mm that comes along with the AXS19 Hydroa model.

It is Reservoir-shock compatible, and comes with 157mm SuperBoost+ For stiffer and faster handling, a wider spacing is better. The AXS 19 Hydra is equipped with RockShox Deluxe Ultimate shock, which is designed for tough trails. With 120mm of travel, it won’t feel too cushy, keeping your speed up without losing any additional comfort.

The air spring pressure suspension system comes with shock adjustments. These include low-speed compression adjustment, rebound adjustment, and high-speed rebound adjustment. RockShox Deluxe Ultimate’s damper design is fully checked, which allows for both compression adjustment and optimal tuning of traction control.

Maxima Plush fluid is added to all suspension systems to improve performance and ride quality.



Three models of Evil Following are available with slightly different components. The prices range from $7,299 up to $9,799 and you can even add-ons.

  • SRAM AXS19 Hydra Evil’s top-end Following, priced at $9,799, the SRAM AXS 19 Hydra comes with the very best components including SRAM AXS.
  • SRAM X01 19 Hydra The SRAM X0119 Hydra is the mid-level model from Evil. It can be purchased for $9,050. This model includes RockShox Deluxe UltimateRCT Debonair shock, SRAM CodeRSC brakes with SRAM Center Line rotors and SRAM X01 Eagle parts.
  • SRAM GX19 Hydra GX 19 Hydra is the cheapest Evil Following model at $7,299. The SRAM GX 19 Hydroma, like all the models, comes with a RockShox Pike Ultimate Charger Fork with 130mm travel. Different on this model is the SRAM G2 RS brakes, SRAM GX Eagle components, and a different rear tire in the Maxxis Minion DHR EXO TR 29×23.


Final Verdict

suggestedEvil Following mountain bikes are one of the most unusual and extreme designs available. With a 77-degree seat tube angle, you won’t find anything else like this, especially in the XC and trail bike category.

The Evil Following is ready for destruction, not just downhill, but also uphill.

The lightweight design of the Evil Following ensures it’s as fast up as it is down, according to Evil. In this review, we’ve looked at almost every feature of the Evil Following. There are many more.

The Evil Following impresses with its internal cable routing and direct injection chain guide, pedal forward position, and many other features.

The Evil Following is the bike to choose for both experienced mountain bikers or all-day shredders. Mountain bikers who want to push their riding to the next level will love the Evil Following.

The Evil Following is an exceptional trail bike, whether it’s long climbs or steep descents, gnarly rocks gardens or anything in between.

There are currently no comments.

Leave a Comment