Evil Bikes - Calling

A Calling from Evil

Road trippin’, turn slashin’, side-hit-jibbin’, nose-bonkin’, sprint-climbin’ attitude, that’s the Calling. It’s anti-serious technology guarantees good times 69% of the time (the other 31% you’re climbing). With 130mm Delta delivered travel through our finest formed carbon tubing, 27.5" wheels, and trunnion-mounted-super-deluxe-rear-shock, your only decision is which colour. Push the button.

Evil Bikes - Calling

Have You
Found Your Calling

Have you ever wanted a bike that wasn’t like a bike at all? More like your favourite snowboard, or your funnest surfboard, the one that catches all the waves or trashes [pillow] lines faster than Kate Moss in the '90s. The Calling is your answer. This bike-shaped-skateboard has enough travel to keep you honest, while encouraging you to irresponsibly hit every extra-credit line on the trail.

At this juncture most bike companies would drive in some high-scoring-scrabble words like optimized, nimble or anti-squat technology. But we won’t insult you with that nonsense. The Calling has all the bits and bobs you have come to expect from Evil, and water bottle mounts.

The Calling is the Following's delinquent little brother that left on a road trip and never returned, that pedaled into the night in search of more, then woke for the sunrise mission to the summit.

The Calling is the trails, it’s the road trips, it’s the little side hits on the way, it’s the all-day pedal-fests, the backyard pallet sessions, the pre-work rip, the “I’ll get it this time”, the stories told later in the bar with your best mates, it’s 130mm travel, it’s Super Deluxe, it’s 27.5 or 26+, it’s boost and it’s as stiff as Ron Jeremy.

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Evil Bikes - Calling

Build The Calling

$2,899.00 USD

The Calling is the Following's delinquent little brother that left on a road trip and never returned, that pedaled into the night in search of more, then woke for the sunrise mission to the summit.

Please Note: Medium is currently our only size in-stock. All other sizes are on their way and will be available shortly.

Evil Bikes Tech - Bolt On Axle
Feature 01
Bolt On Axle

Our new axle bolts directly into the derailleur hanger for stiff hassle free operation.

Evil Bikes Tech - ISCG05 Mounts
Feature 02
Custom ISCG05 Mounts

Custom ISCG05 tabs to accommodate our lower guide collaboration with e13 components.

Evil Bikes Tech - Delta System
Feature 03
Delta System

Newly designed Trunnion mount to work flawlessly with the new metric shock standard. Upper shock bolts run on bearings for the smoothest feel.

Evil Bikes Tech - Downtube Protector
Feature 04
Downtube Protector

Molded Rubber Downtube Protector keeps rocks and debris off the plastic and quiets the ride.

Evil Bikes Tech - e13 Chainguide
Feature 05
e13 Chainguide

Custom e13 lower guide and bash guard.

Evil Bikes Tech - Interated Chainguide
Feature 06
Integrated Chainguide

Fully integrated carbon chainguide to keep that chain on.

Evil Bikes Tech - Interated Chainguide
Feature 07
Internal Routing

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.

Evil Bikes Tech - unidirectional carbon
Feature 08
Plastic Fantastic

Uni Directional Carbon with One Piece Molded construction from one of the best factories in the business.

Evil Bikes Tech - Interated Chainguide
Feature 09
Rubber Protection

Integrated rubber protection for the chainstay and seat stay to keep things peaceful and quiet in the woods.

Evil Bikes Tech - Sag Meter
Feature 10
Sag Meter

We added a fancy integrated SAG meter 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.

Geo
Frame Geo (140mm Fork) S M L XL
A - Head Angle Low 66.4° 66.4° 66.4° 66.4°
Head Angle X-Low 65.8° 65.8° 65.8° 65.8°
B - Seat Tube Angle Low 74.8° 74.8° 74.8° 74.8°
Seat Tube Angle X-Low 74.2° 74.2° 74.2° 74.2°
C - Virtual Top Tube Length 582.5mm | 22.9" 603mm | 23.7" 624mm | 24.6" 644mm | 25.4"
D - Seat Tube Length 390mm | 15.4" 425mm | 16.7" 460mm | 18.1" 495mm | 19.5"
Bottom Bracket Height Low 338mm | 13.3" 338mm | 13.3" 338mm | 13.3" 338mm | 13.3"
E - Bottom Bracket Height X-Low 330mm | 13.0" 330mm | 13.0" 330mm | 13.0" 330mm | 13.0"
F - Head Tube Length 106mm | 4.2" 120mm | 4.7" 133mm | 5.2" 147mm | 5.8"
G - Chain Stay Length Low 430mm | 16.9" 430mm | 16.9" 430mm | 16.9" 430mm | 16.9"
Chain Stay Length X-Low 432mm | 17.0" 432mm | 17.0" 432mm | 17.0" 432mm | 17.0"
H - Wheel Base Low 1148mm | 45.2" 1170mm | 46.1" 1193mm | 47.0" 1216mm | 47.9"
Wheel Base X-Low 1150mm | 45.3" 1172mm | 46.1" 1195mm | 47.0" 1218mm | 48.0"
I - Standover 690mm | 27.2" 703mm | 27.7" 715mm | 28.1" 727mm | 28.6"
J - Axle to Crown 532mm 532mm 532mm 532mm
K - Offset 42mm 42mm 42mm 42mm
Stack 589mm | 23.2" 601mm | 23.7" 613mm | 24.1" 627mm | 24.7"
Reach 423mm | 16.7" 440mm | 17.3" 457mm | 18.0" 474mm | 18.7"
Sizing 5'3" - 5'8" 5'8" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'4" 6'4"
Frame Geo (150mm Fork) S M L XL
A - Head Angle Low 66.1° 66.1° 66.1° 66.1°
Head Angle X-Low 65.2° 65.2° 65.2° 65.2°
B - Seat Tube Angle Low 74.8° 74.8° 74.8° 74.8°
Seat Tube Angle X-Low 73.9° 73.9° 73.9° 73.9°
C - Virtual Top Tube Length 598mm | 23.50" 619mm | 24.37" 640mm | 25.20" 661mm | 26.00"
D - Seat Tube Length 390mm | 15.40" 425mm | 16.70" 460mm | 18.10" 495mm | 19.50"
Bottom Bracket Height Low 342mm | 13.50" 342mm | 13.50" 342mm | 13.50" 342mm | 13.50"
E - Bottom Bracket Height X-Low 331mm | 13.00" 331mm | 13.00" 331mm | 13.00" 331mm | 13.00"
F - Head Tube Length 100mm | 3.90" 114mm | 4.50" 127mm | 5.00" 141mm | 5.60"
G - Chain Stay Length Low 430mm | 16.93" 430mm | 16.93" 430mm | 16.93" 430mm | 16.93"
Chain Stay Length X-Low 432mm | 17.00" 432mm | 17.00" 432mm | 17.00" 432mm | 17.00"
Wheel Base Low 1151mm | 45.30" 1174mm | 46.20" 1196mm | 47.10" 1219mm | 48.00"
H - Wheel Base X-Low 1153mm | 45.40" 1176mm | 46.30" 1199mm | 47.20" 1222mm | 48.10"
I - Standover 651mm | 25.60" 680mm | 26.80" 700mm | 27.60" 715mm | 28.10"
J - Axle to Crown 542mm 542mm 542mm 542mm
K - Offset 42mm 42mm 42mm 42mm
Stack 586mm | 23.07" 599mm | 23.60" 611mm | 24.00" 623mm | 24.50"
Reach 421mm | 16.60" 438mm | 17.20" 455mm | 17.90" 472mm | 18.60"
Sizing 5'3" - 5'8" 5'8" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'4" 6'4"
Fit
Component Sizing Small Medium Large XLarge
Stem Length 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Stem Rise
Handlebar Rise 35mm 35mm 35mm 35mm
Handlebar Width 780mm 780mm 780mm 780mm
Crank Length 170mm 170mm 170mm 170mm
Sizing 5'3" - 5'8" 5'8" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'4" 6'4"
Specs
Available Sizes
Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
Available Colors
Angry Dolphin, Muddy Waters
Wheel Travel
131mm
Rear Shock
Rockshox Super Deluxe Debonair, ML380, 185x50 (+1 Token)
Shock Hardware
Trunion Upper, 20x8mm Lower
Fork Axle to Crown Length
532mm, Rockshox Pike 140mm
Fork Offset
42mm
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
27.5"
Maximum Rear Tire Size
27.5 x 2.4 or 26+ x 2.8 (Varies By Brand)
Bottom Bracket Shell
73mm Threaded
Chainline
51mm
Chainguide Mount
ISCG05
Maximum Chainring Size
36T Single Ring / Doesn't Fit 28T
Rear Wheel Spacing
148mm x 12mm
Front Derailleur
Single Ring Only
Brake Mount Type
Post Mount 160mm
Maximum Rear Rotor Size
203mm
Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Debonair
RockShox Super Deluxe Debonair:

Prior to performing shock adjustments, determine riding weight ( fully geared up ). Push the shock O-ring against the wiper seal and push the sag adjuster on the non drive side of the Delta Link forward. Lean up against a sturdy wall, friend, or telephone pole and sit on the bike. Being careful not to tip over, dismount the bike and check the SAG indicator. The SAG indicator should barely cover the 30% mark and the O-ring should measure between 15-17mm from the shock body for ideal setup. The Insurgent uses a high volume air canister which compliments the progressive spring curve of the Delta System Suspension, if a less progressive feel is desired then experiment with different air volume spacers. We also found that the Insurgent performs great in the "Descend" position for most riding conditions, however, for sufferfest climbs and high speed trail riding the "Pedal" position also works well.

Note:

These are just guidelines to start you on your suspension tuning journey. Its very important to tune your front and rear suspension together to get the best set up possible. Play around and find that special tune, then write it down so you don’t forget!

Note:

The dual progressive leverage rate curve might make some spring rates seem stiff, we encourage you to try different rates that will allow you to sit deeper into the suspension travel and find that perfect set up.

Faq
How do I adjust my flip chips?

Remove upper and lower linkage bolts then remove 3 flip chip bolts. Lightly wiggle flip chips free and flip 180 degrees with desired position facing up. The flip chip position will be visible when sitting on the bike and should read High/Low or Low/XLow depending on model.

How do I adjust my head tube geometry?

If equipped with optional Angleset. Using a headset removal tool remove lower cup. Rotate 180 degrees. The lower headtube cup is labeled +1 or -1. Place desired position to the front of the bike. Reinstall with headset tool.

What size is the seat post?

The Calling uses a 30.9 Stealth seat post and a 34.9 seat clamp.

What is the warranty on the Calling?

3 Year limited warranty

What type of headset does the Calling use?

The Calling uses an FSA Integrated Tapered No.57/68 headset, alternatively bearings from other suppliers can be used. Upper Bearing 30.2x41x6.5 36˚/45˚ Lower Bearing 40×51.8×8 36˚/45˚

Why does the chain ride so close to the chain stay?

Due to progressive kinematics, tight clearances and the need for super stiff chain stays we increased the chain stay heights which gives about 2-3mm of chain clearance just like a motocross bike.. Braaap