Save an Extra 15% on the Apparel Sale
Braydn Tanner

Braydn Tanner

Braydn Tanner's Passions

Mountain Biking
Snow Skiing

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

Braydn Tanner

Braydn Tannerwrote a review of on July 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The insurgent is currently Evil's longest travel 27.5 bike, and it is a blast. I mostly rode it at the bike park during the time that I had it, and it ripped. Like Jeff said, I would add a spacer into the shock, because I found the O-ring off the end of the shock at the end of a long descents, but other than that it was pretty spot on. It does not climb as well as some other offerings, but it makes up for it by being super fun on the way back down. I ran it in X-Low at the bike park, and Low for the rest of my riding, and it was amazingly fun to throw it into a berm and feeling it hook up and rocket forwards.

The suspension is pretty progressive, which gives it a good trail feel, but it feels good when you have to eventually come back down to earth a little harder than you anticipated. Towards the middle of its travel it did feel a little harsher, but I would imagine with a little more tuning that would be remedied.

If you value fun over beating your buddy to the top of the hill, and breaking Mach 7 on the way down, with your bars dragging in the dirt while you corner, this is your machine.
Come to the Dark Side.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Braydn Tanner

Braydn Tannerwrote a review of on July 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The insurgent is currently Evil's longest travel 27.5 bike, and it is a blast. I mostly rode it at the bike park during the time that I had it, and it ripped. Like Jeff said, I would add a spacer into the shock, because I found the O-ring off the end of the shock at the end of a long descents, but other than that it was pretty spot on. It does not climb as well as some other offerings, but it makes up for it by being super fun on the way back down. I ran it in X-Low at the bike park, and Low for the rest of my riding, and it was amazingly fun to throw it into a berm and feeling it hook up and rocket forwards.

The suspension is pretty progressive, which gives it a good trail feel, but it feels good when you have to eventually come back down to earth a little harder than you anticipated. Towards the middle of its travel it did feel a little harsher, but I would imagine with a little more tuning that would be remedied.

If you value fun over beating your buddy to the top of the hill, and breaking Mach 7 on the way down, with your bars dragging in the dirt while you corner, this is your machine.
Come to the Dark Side.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Braydn Tanner

Braydn Tannerwrote a review of on July 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This bike has a potential much greater than its numbers say. As the go-to whip of the 50/01 shredders for their two-wheeled shenanigans, and the trials lunacy of Danny Macaskill, the 5010 can put up with whatever abuse you can dish out. Being a short travel 27.5 wheeled machine, it sits in a very interesting spot. Without the wagon 29 wheels, it does lose a little bit of efficiency, but it makes up for it in grin-inducing laugh out loud madness. If your local trails aren't super aggressive (and even if they were, this bike could take it) and you want to have a blast, here you go.

The most comparable bike I have ridden to this machine is the Evil Calling. The Evil does have a (very) slightly lower BB and slacker head tube angle than the 5010, but If I were to buy this bike I would stroke the front fork out a little to get that head angle slightly slacker. The steeper head angle does add to the fun factor of this bike, felling slightly more like my Dirt Jumper than a trail bike, and a super slack head angle would take away some of that liveliness. The VPP suspension does pedal better than Evils Delta link, but is not as progressive as the delta, so I would tune a little bit on that to make it a little more progressive so you don't run through the travel as fast.

With those things being said, the great thing about this bike is with its super efficient suspension and light weight, you can go on serious backcountry adventures with it and not be hating the weight or pedaling, and then have a blast on the way back down. For a perfect single track ripping machine, both up and down, this is a great option.

Feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email if you have questions about this or any other mountain bikes or gear.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Braydn Tanner

Braydn Tannerwrote a review of on July 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This bike has a potential much greater than its numbers say. As the go-to whip of the 50/01 shredders for their two-wheeled shenanigans, and the trials lunacy of Danny Macaskill, the 5010 can put up with whatever abuse you can dish out. Being a short travel 27.5 wheeled machine, it sits in a very interesting spot. Without the wagon 29 wheels, it does lose a little bit of efficiency, but it makes up for it in grin-inducing laugh out loud madness. If your local trails aren't super aggressive (and even if they were, this bike could take it) and you want to have a blast, here you go.

The most comparable bike I have ridden to this machine is the Evil Calling. The Evil does have a (very) slightly lower BB and slacker head tube angle than the 5010, but If I were to buy this bike I would stroke the front fork out a little to get that head angle slightly slacker. The steeper head angle does add to the fun factor of this bike, felling slightly more like my Dirt Jumper than a trail bike, and a super slack head angle would take away some of that liveliness. The VPP suspension does pedal better than Evils Delta link, but is not as progressive as the delta, so I would tune a little bit on that to make it a little more progressive so you don't run through the travel as fast.

With those things being said, the great thing about this bike is with its super efficient suspension and light weight, you can go on serious backcountry adventures with it and not be hating the weight or pedaling, and then have a blast on the way back down. For a perfect single track ripping machine, both up and down, this is a great option.

And really, at this price, it can't be beat.

Feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email if you have questions about this or any other mountain bikes or gear.

(0)

 

0 Comments