Evil The Following MB “More Better’er”- Now available from the U.K’s number one Evil dealer and demo cenre Blazing Bikes
Evil Bikes The Following MB is the same same but different, metric, piggy-back shock capable, boost compatible, rock-crawling, berm destroying 29″ and 27.5+ wild child that makes slashing trails, riding jump line and crushing descents more better.
Just slightly longer
Launching the original Following a few years ago, people thought we were crazy. The idea of releasing a 120mm 29″ trail bike when the world was obsessed with longer travel 27.5″ enduro bikes was crazy for us too, but we knew from the first time we rode that platform, we were on to something fun. And the more fun we had, we realized we could make the Following better, even more better’er.
The original Following was designed as a short travel playful trail bike, but to our surprise you all thought it was a mini DH bike, so we decided to add a trunnion mounted metric piggy-back shock, boost spacing and a few other things to handle higher speeds and bike park style riding. Moving to 148 x 12 spacing and a 1x drivetrain allowed us to follow what we have done with the Calling, Wreckoning, and Insurgent, adding stiffness in key areas while maintaining the compliance necessary to make this thing track in the roughest corners. The trunnion mount allows the shock to run on two of our linkage bearings, which not only makes the initial stroke smoother but allows the suspension to be more active throughout the travel. Geometry stayed very similar with the exception of an additional 20mm in reach, which opens up the cockpit a bit and provides a longer more stable wheelbase while maintaining our signature berm slashing 430mm chainstays. The leverage rate curve has been slightly updated to handle those days when landings are an oversight. We have also added support for various piggy-back, coil and inline shocks so you can build a lightweight XC/Trail slayer or a Pacific Northwest shredder. *Check the website for compatibility.
Many of you also asked for these odd size tires that were reminiscent of Nokian Gazzalodis from the late 90′s. At first, we tried to reserve judgement, but we chalked this up to yet another industry ploy to sell more bikes, but after some serious time on these tires/wheels we can say they definitely have a place. We don’t see plus replacing conventional tire sizes anytime soon, but they are a lot of fun in the right conditions. So, for those of you who want rock crawling climbing traction coupled with the ability to reshape gravel into a berm then go ahead and wedge a set of balloons in this bad boy! You will not be disappointed.
Four bikes, one frame… The Following MB can really span categories, with adjustable geometry designed around 120-140mm forks and piggy-back shocks. You can build a lightweight 120mm x 120mm trail bike with an inline shock or opt for a light duty enduro rig with a 140mm fork and a piggy-back shock. As if this wasn’t enough options, you can throw some plus balloons on there and get a fast bike that rides on rails and can virtually pull itself up anything.
- Available Sizes Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
- Wheel Travel 120mm
- Rear Shock Rockshox Super Deluxe RCT Debonair, 165×45 (+2 Token), Trunion / 20×8 DB TT LL1 380
- Shock Hardware Trunion Upper, 20x8mm Lower
- Fork Axle to Crown 520.8mm, Fox 120mm
- Fork Offset 51mm
- Headtube Tapered 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2″
- Headset FSA Integrated Tapered No. 58/68 Upper 44mm Lower 62mm Tapered OD
- Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
- Seatclamp Diameter 34.9mm
- Rear Wheel Diameter 29″ or 27.5+
- Maximum Rear Tire Size 29″ x 2.4″ (Varies By Brand) / 27.5+” x 2.8″
- Bottom Bracket Shell 73mm Threaded
- Chainline 51mm
- Chainguide Mount ISCG05 Lower
- Maximum Chainring Size 36T Single Ring
- Rear Wheel Spacing 148mm x 12mm
- Front Derailleur Single Ring Only
- Brake Mount Type Post Mount 160mm
- Maximum Rear Rotor Size 180mm
- Colours Smashing Pumpkin & Drunken Olive
Small 5’3″ – 5’8″
Medium 5’8″ – 6’0″
Large 6’0″ – 6’4″
Extra Large 6’4″ +
Bolt On Axle
Our new axle bolts directly into the derailleur hanger for stiff hassle free operation.
Custom ISCG05 Mounts
Custom ISCG05 tabs to accommodate our lower guide collaboration with e13 components.
Newly designed Trunnion mount to work flawlessly with the new metric shock standard.Upper shock bolts run on bearings for the smoothest feel.
Molded Rubber Downtube Protector keeps rocks and debris off the plastic and quiets the ride.
Custom e13 lower guide and bash guard.
Fully integrated carbon chainguide to keep that chain on.
Internal routing for stealth dropper posts. Rear derailleur and brake routing is cleanly routed under the toptube and the rear derailleur cable is internally routed through the swingarm to keep things tidy.
Uni Directional Carbon with One Piece Molded construction from one of the best factories in the business.
Integrated rubber protection for the chainstay and seat stay to keep things peaceful and quiet in the woods. Sag Meter We added a fancy integrated
into the non-drive side Delta Link to make suspension set up easy. Push it forward, sit on your bike, adjust air pressure to 30%, then shred.
To order your Evil Bike The Following FB or to demo please call 01694 781515
Up to 48 months 0% finance available