REVERSE ENGINEERING STOKE
Rather than start with a squirrely road bike and relaxing things into borderline manageable, we started with a mountain bike with shred surging through its veins and created the Chamois Hagar. It brings speed, stability, and that irrefutable Evil mischief to the otherwise safe and sensible drop bar market. Is it a gravel destroyer? It’s beyond that—whoever heard of a 66.67-degree headtube angle, 50mm stem, and a dropper post on a low-slung lightweight frame that can’t be dropped by even the most cadence-minded hammerheads? The Following of Gravel? That’s more like it—and just like that, shred came to gravel.
Introducing the Chamois Hagar
WTF! That’s right! You heard it correctly. Some of us here have been known to wear tighter-fitting clothes and pedal long distances to visit nature’s delights, we also saw the huge dollar signs in gravel which could fund the development of other ridiculous projects like a beer-powered jet ski. We have made what appears to be, in fact, a gravel bike—but not just any gravel bike. This gravel bike or The Hagar as we call it, has borrowed some things from its fully suspended Evil family members.
In an effort to be less terrified and have more fun we drew inspiration from the Offering which uses a longer front to center and reach, shorter stem, and 430mm chain stays to supply mountain bike stability and handling to the twitchy gravel category. We have added more trail and chainstay length for higher speeds both on and off gravel, while allowing for more party on singletrack.
In addition to aggressive geometry we added clearance for 50c tires for the most ambitious adventures. Super-low standover heights and dropper posts keep blood pressures in check when things point downward. 140-160mm Flat mount or MTB discs hold down the stopping duties.
And while shred pumps through the Chamois Hagar’s veins, versatility grounds the Hagar’s infectious energy. Seven water bottle mounts, stealth rack and fender mounts, 1x and 2x options, close ratio and wide-range builds, internal routing, Di2 provisions, and 100 x 12/142 x 12 spacing just begin to tell its story. There’s even rubber frame protection for when things get loose and rowdy. And while a 66.67 headtube angle may beckon berm-slapping daydreams, the Hagar begs to be ripped anywhere. For those wanting to tear legs off, we made sure it’s at home devouring pavement on 34mm tires. For those wheeling to work, run a flat bar and bolt on a rack. Gritting your way through a weather-ravaged rando? Weather-sealed frame plugs keep the Chamois Hagar watertight. Our builds offer 125mm, 150mm and 180m...
The Devil is
in the Details
Let go of the brakes and you don’t feel like a bushel of bowling balls just hit you in the back. You feel—nothing. Because the faster you go, the smoother it gets.
Bringing a mountain mentality to drop-bar reach makes for a natural position—you can throw down, you can ride steady, you have both.
Forks designed around 66.8-degree headtubes, 50mm stems, and real reach? Not so much, so we made our own. It’s big, smooth, and predictable with a 57mm offset and a 428mm axle-to-crown.
One of the most heinous road traits is toe overlap—turning the front wheel and demolishing your feet. The Chamois Hagar’s Evil-approved front center GUARANTEES Noeverlap—No toe Overlap. How can we GUARANTEE IT? With a 66.8 headtube angle, you WILL NOT hit your feet when you turn the bars. You are now free to turn like you enjoy riding.
GEARS FOR DAYS
1x and 2x options, close ratio and wide-range builds, internal routing and Di2 provisions.
The Chamois Hagar’ll be your huckleberry — throw on some 700 x 34s, devour pavement. Add 700 x 50s, hit the extra-credit line, just don’t go smaller in diameter than 650 x 50mm or you’ll be striking pedals.
The go-to rear-axle size for gravel leaving plenty of wheelset options open for when hunting down lightweight road wheels or wider, mountain-tough options.
Seven bottle mounts (six for size SM) with three inside the the front triangle make for enough tequila for a small family of moderate tolerances or one Evil rider.
We reside in the PNW, which might as well stand for Pacific North Wet. Our snug frame plugs keep contamination out.
BOTTOM BRACKET DROP
We use 80mm of drop, unheard of for gravel bikes. It keeps big tires glued, provides innate cornering, and unflappable stability.