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Evil BikesThe OfferingMountain Bike Frame
Item # EVB000N
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Lots of fun on a big wheel
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This bike was great. Being in the bike world I have always ogled and drooled over Evil waiting for the day to ride one. Finally, that day came! I took this time out for a long day of riding and tons of different terrain. All I can say is it handled and rode like a dream the whole time from lift service to pedaling on a 15-mile trail this bike was amazing. After riding 8 hours at the local park I took this out to see how it did with a full pedal and it was amazing and I still enjoyed the ride the GX drivetrain was great and a huge help with my legs as I noticed no difference in the performance of this thing climbing after a long day. On the build was also the Crank Brothers Highline dropper which I was also incredibly pleased with. The lever felt great and the response for a cable actuation was better than another post I have ridden in the past.
If there was something I would change on this bike it would definitely be going straight to the stan's flow Mk3 wheel to feel more comfortable and not worry about dinging rims while on the riding. As well as changing the brakes from the Guide Rs to a set of Xt or Code RSC to help prevent brake fade on longer descents and rides.
For Sizing I do definitely recommend jumping down a size I am 6'1'' with a 32-inch inseam and usually, ride a large but felt at home on a medium in this bike
Not that Evil
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I assume you have found this bike as you like me and most others now days are yearning for a mid to long travel 29â wagon wheeled bike to get you there just a bit faster. The trick however is to keep it fun and playful like a 27.5 in the meantime.
Honestly I never knew I needed bigger wheels till a few of my buds started riding 29âs, this is when I started struggling to keep up on the flats and the climbs. Considering myself to be a bit out of the ordinary I wanted something different than what I see at the trailheads.
The Evil Offering is such a fun bike, 140mm front and rear in what feels to be an incredible efficient and playful suspension system. What amazed me is how few pedal strikes I had with this bike. It seems to stay right up in the top of the stroke until you need to use it. I feel that this bike does require a more forward (over the front) riding position to get the most out of it. I did struggle a bit with front end turning until I was able to get the front end weighted, then it would turn just fine. Not an issue if you have a berm etc, but if the trail is off camber or loose where you canât get it to dig easily this can be a hindrance. I also noticed that on the steepest of climbs the front end feels light which will require you to be a bit more studious when negotiated technically climbs with switchbacks and other terrain.
I really wanted this to be the new steed in my stable, but knowing I was going to add a longer fork to the front I felt for my riding style that this wasnât going to work well for me. Really disappointed I really like this bike!
For reference Iâm 5â9â 32â inseam
I rode a Medium
I've been waiting for this....
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have ridden Evils in the past. I was a proud owner of the shred-ficient following OG. The thing climbed me up to some amazing descents where I lived in the Teton Valley of Idaho - (a much under-appreciated riding zone IMHO). It rode 35 mile adventure rides, DH at Targhee, Teton Pass laps and an Montana enduro race to boot. Evil bikes have always felt stiff, progressive and have been at the forefront of the 29ers as descent capable bikes. With the introduction of the Offering they have progressed their geometry yet again making a better pedaling bike with a longer reach giving riders more confidence when out of the saddle. Size wise the geometry gives the bikes a roomier fit - so much so, that I now feel comfortable on a medium frame (I’m 5’11 BTW) - both while climbing and descending. I’m hoping to hop on a large and double check where I feel better. If you are any shorter 100% go medium and if you are slightly taller large is your definitely your size.
With the DELTA system controlling the squish riders can toggle between geometry setting without compromising the suspension kinematics giving riders the now established evil traction and control of small bump compliance, mid stroke support and a super progressive end stroke to help make the bike (all their bikes) feel bottomless.
I had a chance to ride this Bike on some of our local trails including Bobsled here in SLC and B line up in Bountiful. The bike remained super active while pedaling and descending. It felt best when sprinting up climbs, pushing around turns, and mini jibbing the little trannies on the trail. While the other Evil bikes are super adaptable and capable across the board this bike fits really well in the middle of the line up; easily doing all day rides and so capable of riding rough and jumpy terrain. This bike is at the top of my next bike list. If the Wreckoning is the trophy truck and the Following MB is the sports car this is the rally car; maybe of the 80’s Audi Quattro Group B vintage… dreamy sigh…