American mountain bike brand Evil Bikes is based in Seattle, Washington, and is owned by Kevin Walsh. It produces some of the most desirable, high-performance gravity frames on the planet – the two Evil models currently available both come equipped with the uniquely adjustable Delta Link Flip-Chip suspension system, developed in conjunction with linkage legend Dave Weagle.
Released in 2013, the Undead DH chassis combines good looks with unparalleled structural performance, constructed from carbon fibre in a raw matt black finish. In 2014, with the release of the all-carbon Uprising, the company’s first all mountain/ Enduro bike, Evil became a whole lot more than a DH brand – the Uprising features 26-inch wheels and owns technical descents with six inches of suspension.
For 2014, Evils are available for the first time as complete bikes not just frames, featuring Kashima coated Fox 40 RC2 fork, Gravity Light cockpit, Mavic rims and Maxxis tyres on the Undead and two build options on the Uprising.
Evil bikes are used by the Evil Vengeance Tour pro downhill team – taking part in the 2013 UCI World Cup series was Mitchell Delfs, Francisco Pardal, Filip Polc and Luke Strobel. The was a complete line-up change for 2014, with Spanish rider Antonio Ferreiro Pajuelo and French stars Morgane Charre and Florent Payet being introduced.