MORE POP, LESS FILLING

We took the most playful bike ever to manual the earth and poured Pop Rocks into a mouthful of Mountain Dew. And an inline shock makes sure the pop don’t stop. Bantam frame and build weights, plus a tyrannically steep 77-degree seat tube angle mean the Following is even faster up than it is down… even if that flat out seems impossible.

WIN UP. WIN DOWN. FOLLOW NO ONE.

Too many bikes are chasing the same Reach horizon as everything gets numbed into aircraft-carrier lengths, and every bike uses the same 65-degree headtube angle—XC to Enduro+, hardtails included. You might as well just pick by color. Not us.

For the bike that started the entire shred-trail 29 movement, we can’t hit the mute button on loud, fast, and fun times. We need to let the volume roar and the rally car needs to claw after every extra-credit popportunity it can’t help but hit. And now, the rally car drifts uphill too.

In updating the Following, we’ve kept what makes it so special: lightning handling, shameless pop, and that uncanny ability to be there before you’ve even decided to go there. But we added in that 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, we actually kept the wheelbase somewhat reasonable—1,177mm for a size medium. But we still needed to add to the Following’s bounce off the walls enthusiasm so we’re spec'ing inline rear shocks. Fear not, you can run piggyback shocks, but inlines are full of shamelessly pop. Yes, we’ve said pop a lot. We like pop. We spec RockShox Deluxe Ultimate RC Debonairs and Fox Float DPS Factory EVOLs and the ramp is irresistible—dig deep, engage boost, gap farther.

In designing around SuperBoost+, it didn’t just stiffen things at speed, it allowed us to oversize each cohesive piece within the structural assembly. 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 our feverishly fast 430mm chainstays and strengthened the rear wheel’s bracing angle. We did not shy away from the hammerheads—this is, after all, Evil’s trail bike and we don’t do anything halfass here. There’s fu...

The Devil is

in the Details

Feature

01

Sender Neutral

Excels with both reduced & traditional offset forks.

Feature

02

Sound Mounds

Rubber sound-cancelling chainstay mounds keep you bounding in peace.

Feature

03

Silence Of The Linkage

Dual-row, angular-contact, Klüberplex-filled bearings + oversized pivot hardware = lifetime.

Feature

04

157mm Superboost+

Wider spacing makes for faster, stiffer handling.

Feature

05

Direct Injection Chainguide

As light as it gets—and removable for those who want even lighter.

Feature

06

Pedal Forward Positioning

77-degree seat tube angle puts you over the pedals, powerfully cranking uphill.

Feature

07

Miracle Grow Main Pivot

Wider pivot, oversized hardware, and a systematic wholehearted linkage approach = flex-free durability.

Feature

08

Fully Internal

Tubes within tubes. Set-up bliss, tidy looks.

Feature

09

Rally Car Wheelbase

1,177mm (size MD) for stability, driftability, rowdy behaviour, and predictability.

Feature

10

Piggyback Rides

Reservoir-shock compatible for the over builders out there.

Kits
Item
Description
Available Sizes:
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
Frame:
Following 120mm Travel, UD Carbon, Full Internal Cable Routing, SB+ 157, Integrated Chain Guide, Threaded BB
Shock:
Rockshox Deluxe Ultimate RCT Debonair, Trunnion 165x45, ML1 380 2 Tokens
Headset:
FSA Integrated Tapered No.57/68 Upper Bearing 30.2x41x6.5 36˚/45˚ Lower Bearing 40×51.8×8 36˚/45˚
Headset Spacers:
Poly Spacers 5mm black
Fork:
Rockshox Pike Ultimate Charger 2 RC2, Debonair 120mm Travel, 51mm Offset
Handlebar:
Raceface Chester 35, Rise: 35mm Width: 780mm
Stem:
Raceface Aeffect R 35, Length: 40mm
Grips:
Evil Palmela Handerson lock-on
Brake - Front:
SRAM G2 RS
Brake - Rear:
SRAM G2 RS
Rotor - Front:
SRAM Center Line, 180mm
Rotor - Rear:
SRAM Center Line, 180mm
Brake Adapter:
N/A
Shifter:
SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp
Cassette:
SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50t:10,12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36,42,50
Chain:
SRAM GX Eagle w/Powerlock
Crankset:
SRAM GX Eagle DUB, SUPERBOOST+, 170mm, 32t, 56.5mm Chainline
Bottom Bracket:
SRAM DUB 73mm BSA
Wheelset - Front:
Industry Nine Trail S Hydra Internal Width: 27mm, Hub: 110x15mm
Wheelset - Rear:
Industry Nine Trail S Hydra Internal Width: 27mm, Hub: 157x12mm
Tire - Front:
Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.3
Tire - Rear:
Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.3
Tubes:
Stan's No Tube Tubeless Sealant
Seatpost:
Rockshox Reverb Stealth 30.9mm, S: 125mm(390mm), M: 150mm(440mm), L/XL: 170mm(480mm)
Saddle:
WTB Volt Pro