A bike that likes to party. Snappy, low and slack say the Evil guys.
Words: S Jones Images: C. Philpott
Evil Insurgent – the review
Shape and Purpose. A bike that likes to party. Snappy, low and slack say the Evil guys. And correctly so. Certainly with a 334mm bottom bracket and 64.8 head angle in the low setting with a 160mm fork this bike goes to new levels for a bike of this travel. In fact the Insurgent scores on pretty much all angles for a 150mm bike except for reach, of which it’s a shade short but that’s just being picky for an otherwise incredibly aggro bike. And more than this, a crazy light bike at sub 28lbs.
UK importers Silverfish say “lets cut the crap” – that this isn’t a bike you can pigeonhole as trail or enduro. In reality (and in black and white) however they’re still pushing that up the hill/down the hill prowess that pretty much every bike manufacturer in the world talks about.
Meanwhile, “one bike, four positions, endless possibilities” say Evil. And you have to agree. We really love the low and extra low position when many brands are making a high and low position bikes when in reality you’d never go anywhere near the former setting. A good start.