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Following V3 Frame - 2020
Following V3 Frame - 2020 Following V3 Frame - 2020

Evil

Following V3 Frame - 2020

$3,299.00

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CMPL02-S-B

2707 grams
2767 grams
2827 grams
2897 grams
2882 grams
2942 grams
3010 grams
3105 grams
weight without shock
Color
Blackout Drunk
Protein Powder
Size

Sizing Chart

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The Evil Following is a 120mm travel 29er that keeps weight to a minimum and fun on full blast. It’ll climb all day and beg for more, it’ll high five its way through berms, gaps, rock gardens and eye-watering speed on the way down. It’s Evil’s version of an XC bike—the crusher of all things crusher, the rally car of two wheels, and every bit as unclassifiable as its inception—XC Rage, Shred-Country, Trail Annihilation, All Mountain, nothing does it justice.

Too many bikes are chasing the same Reach numbers, leaving everything approaching aircraft-carrier lengths. Add to this what seems to be a ubiquitous 65-degree headtube angle — from XC to Enduro+, hardtails — and you might as well just pick by color. Not the Following.

In updating the Following, Evil kept what makes it so special: lightning handling, exceptional pop, and that uncanny ability to be there before you’ve even decided to go there. They added in a die-hard XC determination with an over-the-pedals 77-degree seat tube angle. It’ll climb, and climb, and climb. And just like the Following we love, it’s first to the beer cooler. Always.

To do this, Evil kept the wheelbase somewhat reasonable—1,177mm for a size medium. But they still needed to add to the Following’s bounce-off-the-walls enthusiasm so they’re spec'ing inline rear shocks. Fear not, you can run piggyback shocks, but inlines are full of un-ending pop. The RockShox Deluxe Ultimate RC Debonairs and Fox Float DPS Factory EVOLs spec’ed on this bike maintain an irresistible ramp-up—dig deep, engage boost, gap farther.

Designing around SuperBoost+ is not just about a stiffer wheel. It allowed Evil to enlarge each piece of hardware within the suspension pivots.  This bike is not just stiffer and more composed speed, but it is more durable and fatigue resistant. With everything bigger, and Evil’s renowned time and weather defying dual row, Klüberplex filled, angular contact bearings, it’s a sustainable ecosystem designed to withstand the rainforest. It also kept the feverishly snappy 430mm chainstays and strengthened the rear wheel’s bracing angle.

Evil went for fully internal, tube-in-tube cable routing for tidy housing and seamless set up. They also shrank the carbon chainguide into a svelte modern design. Those who want lighter still—yep, you can take it off.

This puts it in full in Strava-seek-and-destroy, overly fit pedaler territory, but this is a Following we’re talking about, and Evil made sure the Following is every bit the skateboard of the loam, slasher of the hidden line, defier of categorization that it ever was. It’s the king of pop, more so than ever with an inline rear shock, now just with an additional 18mm of wheelbase and 25mm reach stability. It lost weight and gained strength—who doesn’t want that? And just like the original Following, it can’t be compared to anything, it’s too far ahead—not even in sight—up and down.

    Specs

    Frame Material: Carbon
    Wheel Size: 29"
    Front Suspension Travel: 130mm
    Rear Suspension Travel: 120mm
    Rear Shock: Rock Shox Deluxe Ultimate RCT Debonair or Fox DPS Factory
    Rear Shock Size: 165mm x 45mm
    Rear Axle Width: 12x157mm Super Boost
    Included Headset: FSA
    Headset Standard: ZS44mm/ZS62mm
    BB Standard: 73mm BSA
    ISCG Tabs: ISCG '05 2-Bolt
    Chainline: 56.5mm
    Brake Mount Type: Post-Mount 180mm
    Minimum Chainring Size: 30T Round / 32T Oval
    Maximum Chainring Size: 36T Round / 34T Oval
    Seat Post Diameter: 30.9mm
    Seat Clamp Diameter: 34.9mm
    Water Bottle Cage Mounts: One
    Intended Use: AM/Enduro, Trail/AM, XC
    Warranty: Limited Lifetime

    Specs subject to change without notice. Please check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date information.

    Features

    • Compatible with reduced and traditional offset forks (42-51mm)
    • Rubber sound-cancelling chain stay mounds keeps everything quiet
    • Dual-row, angular-contact Kluberplex-filled bearings with oversized pivot hardware
    • Updated integrated chainguide accommodates 30-36T chainrings
    • Fully internal cable routing - tubes within tubes
    • Updated main pivot is wider with oversized hardware
    • 2.6" max rear tire clearance - depends on brand

    Geometry

    mm / inches

    130mm fork / Low

    Size SM MD LG XL
    Seat Tube 381 432 470 508
    Top Tube 584 611 631 652
    Reach 440 460 480 500
    BB Height 334 337 337 337
    Head Angle 66.9 66.9 66.9 66.9
    Seat Angle 76 76 76 76
    Standover 652 666 677 690
    Chainstay 430 430 430 430
    Head Tube 90 110 110 120
    Wheelbase 1156 1183 1203 1227
    Trail 100 100 100 100
    Stack 586 604 604 614

    130mm fork / X-Low

    Size SM MD LG XL
    Seat Tube 381 432 470 508
    Top Tube 584 611 631 652
    Reach 440 460 480 500
    BB Height 326 329 329 329
    Head Angle 66.4 66.4 66.4 66.4
    Seat Angle 75.5 75.5 75.5 75.5
    Standover 652 666 677 690
    Chainstay 432 432 432 432
    Head Tube 90 110 110 120
    Wheelbase 1157 1185 1205 1228
    Trail 104 104 104 104
    Stack 586 604 604 614

    Sizing

    cm / ft

    Size SM MD LG XL
    Rider Height (cm) 160 - 173 173 - 183 183 - 193 193 - 216

    Reviews / Q&A

    Evil Following V3 Frame - 2020: Blackout Drunk / SM: CMPL02-S-B - Blackout Drunk / MD: CMPL02-M-B - Blackout Drunk / LG: CMPL02-L-B - Blackout Drunk / XL: CMPL02-X-B - Protein Powder / SM: CMPL02-S-P - Protein Powder / MD: CMPL02-M-P - Protein Powder / LG: CMPL02-L-P - Protein Powder / XL: CMPL02-X-P