Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA
Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA
Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA
Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA
Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA
Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA
Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA
Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA
Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA
Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA
Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA
Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA
Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA
Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA
Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA
Following - LS - Evil Bikes USA

Following LS

Follow No One | 29" Wheels | 120mm Rear Suspension

Our rally car XC bike is the one that started it all, and the Following LS comes with pure Evil DNA. Hit the trail with 120mm travel on the rear, 29” wheels, and geo that will burn a grin onto your face. Now painted in a fresh Foam Roller and our mainstay Blackout colorway along with a few key updates, the Following LS continues to define shredcountry.

Regular price $6,999.00 Sale price$5,599.20 Save $1,399.80
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DEFINING
SHREDCOUNTRY

MORE POP, LESS FILLING

It’s time for everyone’s favorite 120mm trail-weapon 29er to get the Lightly Salted treatment. This is the Following you know and love, with a few licks of fresh paint and some future-proofing updates. Downcountry, slackcountry, allcountry: wherever you go and whatever you call it the Following LS will continually laugh at whatever you throw at it.

FOLLOW NO ONE.

This bike kicked off the shred-trail 29er movement, and we haven’t hit the mute button on loud, fast, and fun times. We need to let the volume roar and this bike needs to claw after every extra-credit popportunity. Oh, and it drifts uphill too.

Riding is far better than wrenching, and our engineers aim to reduce your garage time. We’ve heard the battle cries over trunnion shock spacers and responded by capturing them in the linkage, so you no longer have to fiddle and fumble when installing shocks. To polish this shiny knife, Evil will offer lifetime bearing warranty for Offering LS frames. Original owners can register their bikes on the Evil website. See our warranty site for more details to keep those pivots silky smooth.

While updating the Following LS, we’ve maintained what makes it so special: lightning handling, shameless pop, and that uncanny ability to be there before you’ve decided to go there. We ratcheted that die-hard XC determination with an over-the-pedals 76° seat tube angle. It’ll climb, and climb, and climb. Then, just like the Following we love, it’s first to the beer cooler at the bottom. Always.

THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

UDH COMPATIBLE

Slap it sideways against a stump? All Lightly Salted models feature UDH hangers, easily replaced at your local shop.

WHEELIE SHORT CHAINSTAYS

Make Bikes Shred Again. Short 430mm chainstays mean wheelies for days and manuals for months. 

ADJUSTABLE GEOMETRY

Flip yo' Chips! Choose LOW mode for everyday trail-slaying geometry, or flip to XLOW mode for a gravity-fed, park eating ride. 

INTEGRATED SAG METER

Dial in sag on your shred happy sled with this quick meter that hits right at the 30% mark. 

CALM AND COLLECTED

A rubber sound canceling chainstay protector and an integrated chain guide keep the drivetrain silent and deadly.

INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

Ditch those archaic zip ties. Fully guided internal routing for clean looks, easy installation and worry-free maintenance. 

offering geo
GEOMETRY  SMALL  MEDIUM  LARGE  X-LARGE 
A - Head Tube Angle LOW  66.9°  66.9°  66.9°  66.9° 
A - Head Tube Angle X-LOW  66.4°  66.4°  66.4°  66.4° 
B - Seat Tube Angle LOW  76.0°  76.0°  76.0°  76.0° 
B - Seat Tube Angle X-LOW  75.5°  75.5°  75.5°  75.5° 
C - Virtual Top Tube Length LOW  584mm | 22.99"  611mm | 24.04"  631mm | 24.83"  652mm | 25.67" 
C - Virtual Top Tube Length X-LOW  586mm | 23.07"  613mm | 24.13"  633mm | 24.92"  654mm | 25.75" 
D - Seat Tube Length  381mm | 15.00"  432mm | 17.00"  470mm | 18.50"  508mm | 20.00" 
E - Bottom Bracket Height LOW  337mm | 13.14"  337mm | 13.28"  337mm | 13.28"  337mm | 13.28" 
E - Bottom Bracket Height X- LOW  329mm | 12.82"  329mm | 12.96"  329mm | 12.96"  329mm | 12.96" 
F - Bottom Bracket Drop LOW  36mm | 1.40"  36mm | 1.40"  36mm | 1.40"  36mm | 1.40" 
F - Bottom Bracket Drop X-LOW  44mm | 1.73"  44mm | 1.73"  44mm | 1.73"  44mm | 1.73" 
G - Head Tube Length  90mm | 3.54"  110mm | 4.33"  110mm | 4.33"  120mm | 4.72" 
H - Chain Stay Length LOW  430mm | 16.93"  430mm | 16.93"  430mm | 16.93"  430mm | 16.93" 
H - Chain Stay Length X-LOW  432mm | 17.01"  432mm | 17.01"  432mm | 17.01"  432mm | 17.01" 
I - Wheel Base LOW  1156mm | 45.50"  1183mm | 46.58"  1203mm | 47.37"  1227mm | 48.31 
I - Wheel Base X- LOW  1157mm | 45.55"  1185mm | 46.64"  1205mm | 47.43"  1228mm | 48.36 
J - Axle to Crown  541mm | 21.30"  541mm | 21.30"  541mm | 21.30"  541mm | 21.30" 
K - Offset  51mm | 2.01"  51mm | 2.01"  51mm | 2.01"  51mm | 2.01" 
L - Front to Center LOW  727mm | 28.63"  755mm | 29.71"  775mm | 30.50"  799mm | 31.44" 
L - Front to Center X-LOW  727mm | 28.63"  755mm | 29.71"  775mm | 30.50"  799mm | 31.44" 
M - Trail LOW  100mm | 3.94"  100mm | 3.94"  100mm | 3.94"  100mm | 3.94" 
M - Trail X-LOW  104mm | 4.11"  104mm | 4.11"  104mm | 4.11"  104mm | 4.11" 
N - Stack LOW  586mm | 23.06"  604mm | 23.79"  604mm | 23.79"  614mm | 24.15" 
N - Stack X-LOW  583mm | 22.95"  601mm | 23.66"  601mm | 23.66"  611mm | 24.06" 
O - Reach LOW  440mm | 17.34"  460mm | 18.13"  480mm | 18.91"  500mm | 19.70" 
O - Reach X-LOW  434mm | 17.09"  454mm | 17.87"  474mm | 18.66"  494mm | 19.45" 
P - Standover LOW  652mm | 25.67"  666mm | 26.22"  677mm | 26.65"  690mm | 27.17" 
P - Standover X-LOW  646mm | 25.43"  660mm | 25.98"  671mm | 26.42"  684mm | 26.93" 
COMPONENT SIZING  SMALL  MEDIUM  LARGE  XLARGE 
Stem Length  45mm  45mm  45mm  45mm 
Stem Rise  0°  0°  0°  0° 
Headset Spacers  15mm  15mm  15mm  15mm 
Handlebar Rise  30mm  35mm  35mm  35mm 
Handlebar Width  780mm  800mm  800mm  810mm 
Crank Length  170mm  170mm  170mm  170mm 
Sizing  5'3" - 5'8"  5'6" - 6'0"  5'10" - 6'4"  6'2" - 6'4+ 
Available Sizes  Small, Medium, Large, XLarge 
Available Colors  Blackout, Foam Roller 
Wheel Travel  121mm 
Rear Shock  Rockshox Deluxe Ultimate, Trunnion 165x45, 0L1 LNLC 38TS C1 
Shock Hardware  Trunnion Upper, 20x8mm Lower 
Fork Axle to Crown  541mm, Rockshox Pike 130mm 
Fork Offset  51mm 
Headtube  Tapered 1 1/8" - 1 1/2" 
Headset  Cane Creek 40 Series IS42 - IS52 , Upper ZS/44 Lower ZS/62mm Tapered OD 
Seatpost Diameter  30.9.mm 
Seatclamp Diameter  34.9mm 
Rear Wheel Diameter  29" 
Maximum Rear Tire Size  29" x 2.6" (Varies By Brand) 
Bottom Bracket Shell  73mm Threaded 
Chainline  55mm-56.5mm 
Chainguide Mount  Evil Proprietary Upper, ISCG05 Lower 
Maximum Chainring Size  36t Single Ring 
Minimum Chainring Size  30T 
Derailleur Hanger  SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger 
Rear Wheel Spacing  157mm x 12mm 
Brake Mount Type  Post Mount 180mm 
Maximum Rear Rotor Size  203mm 

Shock Setup Notes:   
• 30% Sag provides a smoother ride

RIDER WEIGHT  PRESSURE FOR ROCKSHOX DELUXE ULT WITH 30% SAG 
< 100lb   < 115 psi 
100 – 120lb  115 – 135 psi 
120 – 140lb  135 – 155 psi 
140 – 160lb  155 – 175 psi 
160 – 180lb  175 – 195 psi 
180 – 200lb  195 – 215 psi 
200 – 220lb  215 – 235 psi 
220 – 240lb  235 – 255 psi  
240 – 260lb  255 – 275 psi 
> 260lb  > 275 psi 

 


FRAME

Where can I find an exploded view diagram of my bike?   You've come to the right place!  Here

What is the warranty on my bike? Limited Lifetime Warranty information can be found here:   https://www.evil-bikes.com/pages/warranty-policy

How do I adjust my Flip Chips? Remove upper and lower bone link bolts on each side, then remove the 3 flip chip bolts from each side. Flip your Chips 180deg on a horizontal axis. The desired position is noted on the upward facet. The Flip Chip position will be visible when sitting on the bike and should read Low/X-Low depending on model.  

What is the paint code on my bike?  Foam Roller - Pantone 566C  or Black - Matte Clear Coat Pantone Black C

DRIVETRAIN

Which bottom bracket (BB) standard does my bike utilize?  It utilizes a threaded BSA 73mm bottom bracket. We recommend pairing your BB & crankset brands, to assure compatibility.   

My chainring is slightly off-center in the upper guide.  
  • If the chainring is too far inboard, try adding one drive side BB spacer.   
  • If the chainring is too far outboard, try removing one drive side BB spacer and placing that on the non-drive side.   
  • If neither of these solutions address the issue, your cranks, or chainring may not accommodate the appropriate chainline. 

What crankset spacing does my bike require? It requires a SuperBoost crankset w/ 56.5 mm chain line. We spec a 3mm offset Chainring with SuperBoost+ width Cranksets for most cranksets.  Boost cranksets cannot be modified to work with this frame.   

What are my allowable chainring sizes?  Round: 30-36t / Oval: 32-34t  

Does my bike accommodate a 2x drivetrain?  No. It has an integrated 1x upper chain guide.   

Will my bike accept an aftermarket chain guide? Yes. Custom ISCG05 tabs to accommodate aftermarket lower chain guides & bash guards.  

What derailleur hanger does my bike use? SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger).

WHEELS

What is my bike's rear axle spacing?   SuperBoost (12x157mm) rear spacing.

What size wheels & tires does my bike fit?  It's designed to accommodate 29" wheels with (up to) 2.6" tires.   Front tire clearance is dependent on your fork manufacturer's specifications.

SEAT/POST

What  seat post  diameter does my bike utilize? A 30.9mm seatpost.

What  seat post  clamp diameter does my bike utilize? 34.9mm clamp 

What is the longest dropper post I can run? 

Please email info@evil-bikes.com with the following information: 

  • Your BB center to seat rail center measurement, in the pedaling position.  
  • Crank length- should be noted on the medial (center-facing) side of your drive-side crank.  
  • Which dropper post(s) you are looking at.   

Our service robots will promptly get back to you with options. If you prefer to do the math yourself you can find the seat tube length on row "D" of the Offering LS geometry chart on our website. Maximum insertion depths are as follows:   

Small Medium Large
205mm  250mm  255mm 

BRAKE

What type of brake mount does my bike have? It utilizes a 180mm Post Mount rear. Front is dependent on your fork's make & model. Please see your fork manufacturer's website for exact specifications.

What is my maximum rear brake rotor size?  It accepts up to a 203mm rotor.

HEADTUBE

What type of headset does my bike require?  It requires a (Zero Stack) ZS44, ZS62 headset. Few alternatives exist. Consult info@evil-bikes.com if you have a headset that you are unsure about.   

What type of steerer tube does my bike require?  It requires a tapered steerer (1 1/8" - 1 1/2").  

What is my frame's minimum steerer tube length? 

With zero spacers, assuming a stem stack height of 40mm, your Following LS requires a steerer length of no less than: 

Small Medium Large
140mm  160mm  160mm 

Fork manufacturers recommend no more than 30mm of spacers between stem and the upper race. The provided measurements account for 0mm additional stack height (no spacers between stem & dust cap), with a 40mm stack height stem.

SUSPENSION

What fork offset should I run?The Following LS is designed around a 51mm fork offset.   

How much fork travel can my bike accommodate? The Following LS is recommended to be paired with a 120mm-130mm travel fork. 

How much travel (suspension) does my bike have?  The Following LS has 121mm of rear wheel travel. Recommended fork travel (front) is 130mm.

What size shock does my frame utilize?  The Following LS utilizes a 165x45mm Trunnion-mount shock. 

 What size shock mount hardware does my bike require?  The Following LS utilizes a Trunnion-mounted upper and requires 8x20mm lower shock mount hardware.

What approved shock options are available? 

Make   Model   Approved EVIL Spec  
Rockshox   Deluxe Ultimate   RS DLX ULT RCT 165X45 DB2MM 380TS B2
Rockshox SID Ultimate RS SIDL ULT RI 165X45 SA1ML1 430TS A1 
Fox  DPS Fox DPS 2021, FLOAT DPS, F-S, K,3pos-Adj, Trunnion, Evol LV, Evil, Following, 165, 45, 0.8Spacer, LCM, LRM, CMF, Neutral Logo 


It is important to note that each EVIL frame requires a specific damper tune. Often, a standard off-the-shelf tune will not capitalize on the inherent qualities of the DELTA linkage. Other options may exist. If you are interested in a damper that is not specified on this list, please consult our friendly customer service team at info@evil-bikes.com.