Evil Bikes - Following MB

More Better'er

Everybody’s favorite 120mm of fun just got a little better’er. We picked up right where the original Following left off and decided to make the party between your legs a little longer and stiffer, but not slacker or lower. The Following is back and more better’er with a trunnion mounted metric piggy-back shock, boost and an integrated chain guide. Now you can have all that big bike fun in a shorter travel package. Sometimes less really is more. Now you can tell everyone your 120mm rides way bigger than it looks and rarely bottoms out.

Evil Bikes - Following MB

Not lower
not slacker
just slightly longer

Launching the original Following a few years ago, people thought we were crazy. The idea of releasing a 120mm 29" trail bike when the world was obsessed with longer travel 27.5" enduro bikes was crazy for us too, but we knew from the first time we rode that platform, we were on to something fun. And the more fun we had, we realized we could make the Following better, even more better'er.

The original Following was designed as a short travel playful trail bike, but to our surprise you all thought it was a mini DH bike, so we decided to add a trunnion mounted metric piggy-back shock, boost spacing and a few other things to handle higher speeds and bike park style riding. Moving to 148 x 12 spacing and a 1x drivetrain allowed us to follow what we have done with the Calling, Wreckoning, and Insurgent, adding stiffness in key areas while maintaining the compliance necessary to make this thing track in the roughest corners. The trunnion mount allows the shock to run on two of our linkage bearings, which not only makes the initial stroke smoother but allows the suspension to be more active throughout the travel. Geometry stayed very similar with the exception of an additional 20mm in reach, which opens up the cockpit a bit and provides a longer more stable wheelbase while maintaining our signature berm slashing 430mm chainstays. The leverage rate curve has been slightly updated to handle those days when landings are an oversight. We have also added support for various piggy-back, coil and inline shocks so you can build a lightweight XC/Trail slayer or a Pacific Northwest shredder. *Check the website for compatibility.

Many of you also asked for these odd size tires that were reminiscent of Nokian Gazzalodis from the late 90's. At first, we tried to reserve judgement, but we chalked this up to yet another industry ploy to sell more bikes, but after some serious time on these tires/wheels we can say they definitely have a place. We don't see plus replacing conventional tire sizes anytime soon, but they are a lot of fun in the right conditions. So, for those of you who want rock crawling climbing traction coupled with the ability to reshape gravel into a berm then go ahead and wedge a set of balloons in this bad boy! You will not be disappointed.

Four bikes, one frame... The Following MB can really span categories, with adjustable geometry designed around 120-140mm forks and piggy-back shocks. You can build a lightweight 120mm x 120mm trail bike with an inline shock or opt for a light duty enduro rig with a 140mm fork and a piggy-back shock. As if this wasn't enough options, you can throw some plus balloons on there and get a fast bike that rides on rails and can virtually pull itself up anything.

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Evil Bikes - Following MB

Build Your Following MB

$3,299.00 USD

The Following MB is the same same but different, metric, piggy-back shock capable, boost compatible, rock-crawling, berm destroying 29" and 27.5+ wild child that makes slashing trails, riding jump lines and crushing descents more better.

Upgrades

The Devil is
in the details

Evil Bikes - Following MB
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.

Kits
X01 Eagle
Available Sizes
Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
Frame
EVIL Following MB 120mm Travel UD Carbon, Internal Dropper Routing, Integrated Upper Guide, BOOST
Shock
Rockshox Super Deluxe RCT Debonair, 165x45 (+2 Token), Trunion / 20x8 DB TT LL1 380
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 RCT3 29, Solo Air, 130mm Travel, 51mm Offset
Handlebar
Raceface NEXT R Carbon 35, Rise: 35mm Width: 780mm
Stem
Raceface Turbine R 35, Length: 50mm
Grips
Evil Lock-on
Brake - Front
SRAM Guide RSC
Brake - Rear
SRAM Guide RSC
Rotor - Front
SRAM Center Line, 180mm
Rotor - Rear
SRAM Center Line, 180mm
Brake Adapter
Post to Post Mount Adapter
Shifter
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12sp
Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12sp
Cassette
SRAM XG-1295 Eagle, 10-50t:10,12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36,42,50
Chain
SRAM X01 Eagle w/Powerlock
Crankset
SRAM Eagle XO Carbon, DUB, 32t ring
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 73mm BSA
Wheelset - Front
e*thirteen TRS Race Carbon, Internal Width: 31mm, 15x110
Wheelset - Rear
e*thirteen TRS Race Carbon, Internal Width: 31mm, 12x148
Tire - Front
Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29 x 2.3
Tire - Rear
Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR, 29 x 2.3
Tubes
29" tubes
Seatpost
Rockshox Reverb Stealth 30.9mm, S: 125mm(390mm), M: 150mm(440mm), L/XL: 170mm(480mm)
Saddle
WTB Volt Comp
Specifications are subject to change without notice
X01 Eagle/Fox
Available Sizes
Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
Frame
EVIL Following MB 120mm Travel UD Carbon, Internal Dropper Routing, Integrated Upper Guide, BOOST
Shock
Rockshox Super Deluxe RCT Debonair, 165x45 (+2 Token), Trunion / 20x8
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
Fox Factory 34 FLOAT, FIT4, 29", 3 Pos Lever w/ Open Mode Adj, 130mm Travel, 51mm, 15x110mm, Tapered
Handlebar
Raceface NEXT R Carbon 35, Rise: 35mm Width: 780mm
Stem
Raceface Turbine R 35, Length: 40mm
Grips
Evil Lock-on
Brake - Front
SRAM Guide RSC
Brake - Rear
SRAM Guide RSC
Rotor - Front
SRAM Center Line, 180mm
Rotor - Rear
SRAM Center Line, 180mm
Brake Adapter
Post to Post Mount Adapter
Shifter
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12sp
Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12sp
Cassette
SRAM XG-1295 Eagle, 10-50t:10,12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36,42,50
Chain
SRAM X01 Eagle w/Powerlock
Crankset
SRAM Eagle XO Carbon, DUB, 32t ring
Bottom Bracket
SRAM 73mm BSA
Wheelset - Front
e*thirteen TRS Race Carbon, Internal Width: 31mm, 15x110
Wheelset - Rear
e*thirteen TRS Race Carbon, Internal Width: 31mm, 12x148
Tire - Front
Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.30 F60 3C/EXO/TR
Tire - Rear
Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.30 F60 3C/EXO/TR
Tubes
29" tubes
Seatpost
BikeYoke Revive 30.9mm, S: 125mm, M: 160mm, L/XL: 180mm
Saddle
WTB Volt Comp
Specifications are subject to change without notice
GX Eagle
Available Sizes
Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
Frame
EVIL Following MB 120mm Travel UD Carbon, Internal Dropper Routing, Integrated Upper Guide, BOOST
Shock
Rockshox Super Deluxe RCT Debonair, 165x45 (+2 Token), Trunion / 20x8 DB TT LL1 380
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 RCT3 29, Solo Air, 130mm Travel, Boost 15x110, 51mm Offset
Handlebar
Raceface Chester 35, Rise: 35mm Width: 780mm
Stem
Raceface Aeffect R 35, Length: 40mm
Grips
Evil Lock-on
Brake - Front
SRAM Guide R
Brake - Rear
SRAM Guide R
Rotor - Front
SRAM Center Line, 180mm
Rotor - Rear
SRAM Center Line, 180mm
Brake Adapter
Post to Post Mount Adapter
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 Descendent 6K, Direct Mount 32t ring
Bottom Bracket
SRAM 73mm BSA
Wheelset - Front
e*thirteen TRS, Internal Width: 30mm, 15x110
Wheelset - Rear
e*thirteen TRS, Internal Width: 30mm, 12x148
Tire - Front
Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.3
Tire - Rear
Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR, 29x2.3
Tubes
29" tubes
Seatpost
Rockshox Reverb Stealth 30.9mm, S: 125mm(390mm), M: 150mm(440mm), L/XL: 170mm(480mm)
Saddle
WTB Volt Pro
Specifications are subject to change without notice
Geo
Frame Geo (130mm Fork) S M L XL
A - Head Angle Low 67.4° 67.4° 67.4° 67.4°
Head Angle X-Low 66.8° 66.8° 66.8° 66.8°
B - Seat Tube Angle Low 74.3° 74.3° 74.3° 74.3°
Seat Tube Angle X-Low 73.7° 73.7° 73.7° 73.7°
C - Virtual Top Tube Length 582mm | 22.93" 605mm | 23.80" 622mm | 24.48" 641mm | 25.25"
D - Seat Tube Length 381mm | 15.00" 432mm | 17.00" 470mm | 18.50" 508mm | 20.00"
E - Bottom Bracket Height Low 338mm | 13.31" 338mm | 13.31" 338mm | 13.31" 338mm | 13.31"
Bottom Bracket Height X-Low 330mm | 12.99" 330mm | 12.99" 330mm | 12.99" 330mm | 12.99"
F - Head Tube Length 90mm | 3.54" 110mm | 4.33" 110mm | 4.33" 120mm | 4.72"
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"
H - Wheel Base Low 1135mm | 44.69" 1159mm | 45.63" 1177mm | 46.34" 1197mm | 47.13"
Wheel Base X-Low 1136mm | 44.72" 1160mm | 45.67" 1178mm | 46.38" 1198mm | 47.17"
I - Standover 696mm | 27.40" 709mm | 27.91" 721mm | 28.39" 733mm | 28.86"
J - Axle to Crown 531mm | 20.91" 531mm | 20.91" 531mm | 20.91" 531mm | 20.91"
K - Offset 51mm | 2.01" 51mm | 2.01" 51mm | 2.01" 51mm | 2.01"
Stack 590mm | 23.23" 608mm | 23.94" 608mm | 23.94" 617mm | 24.29"
Reach 418mm | 16.46" 435mm | 17.13" 452mm | 17.80" 470mm | 18.50"
Sizing 5'3" - 5'8" 5'8" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'4" 6'4" +
Frame Geo (120mm Fork) S M L XL
A - Head Angle Low 67.8° 67.8° 67.8° 67.8°
Head Angle X-Low 67.2° 67.2° 67.2° 67.2°
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 582mm | 22.93" 605mm | 23.80" 622mm | 24.48" 641mm | 25.25"
D - Seat Tube Length 381mm | 15.00" 432mm | 17.00" 470mm | 18.50" 508mm | 20.00"
E - Bottom Bracket Height Low 335mm | 13.17" 335mm | 13.17" 335mm | 13.17" 335mm | 13.17"
Bottom Bracket Height X-Low 327mm | 12.86" 327mm | 12.86" 327mm | 12.86" 327mm | 12.86"
F - Head Tube Length 90mm | 3.54" 110mm | 4.33" 110mm | 4.33" 120mm | 4.72"
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"
H - Wheel Base Low 1131mm | 44.53" 1155mm | 45.47" 1173mm | 46.18" 1193mm | 46.97"
Wheel Base X-Low 1132mm | 44.57" 1156mm | 45.51" 1174mm | 46.22" 1194mm | 47.01"
I - Standover 692mm | 27.24" 705mm | 27.76" 717mm | 28.23" 729mm | 28.70"
J - Axle to Crown 521mm | 20.51" 521mm | 20.51" 521mm | 20.51" 521mm | 20.51"
K - Offset 51mm | 2.01" 51mm | 2.01" 51mm | 2.01" 51mm | 2.01"
Stack 586mm | 23.07" 604mm | 23.78" 604mm | 23.78" 613mm | 24.13"
Reach 423mm | 16.65" 440mm | 17.32" 457mm | 17.99" 475mm | 18.70"
Sizing 5'3" - 5'8" 5'8" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'4" 6'4" +
Fit
Component Sizing Small Medium Large X-Large
Stem Length 35-50mm 35-50mm 35-50mm 35-50mm
Stem Rise
Handlebar Rise 35mm 35mm 35mm 35mm
Handlebar Width 780mm-820mm 780mm-820mm 780mm-820mm 780mm-820mm
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
Wheel Travel
120mm
Rear Shock
Rockshox Super Deluxe RCT Debonair, 165x45 (+2 Token), Trunion / 20x8 DB TT LL1 380
Shock Hardware
Trunion Upper, 20x8mm Lower
Fork Axle to Crown
520.8mm, Fox 120mm
Fork Offset
51mm
Headtube
Tapered 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
Headset
FSA Integrated Tapered No. 57/68 Upper 44mm Lower 62mm Tapered OD
Seatpost Diameter
30.9mm
Seatclamp Diameter
34.9mm
Rear Wheel Diameter
29" or 27.5+
Maximum Rear Tire Size
29" x 2.4" (Varies By Brand) / 27.5+" x 2.8"
Bottom Bracket Shell
73mm Threaded
Chainline
51mm
Chainguide Mount
ISCG05 Lower
Maximum Chainring Size
36T Single Ring
Minimum Chainring Size
30T Single Ring / 32T Oval
Rear Wheel Spacing
148mm x 12mm
Front Derailleur
Single Ring Only
Brake Mount Type
Post Mount 180mm
Maximum Rear Rotor Size
180mm
Shock
Rockshox Super Deluxe RCT 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 10-13mm from the shock body for ideal setup. The Following MB 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 Following MB 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 Low/XLow depending on model.

What size is the seat post?

The Following MB uses a 30.9 Stealth seat post and a 34.9 seat clamp.

What is the warranty on the Following?

3 Year limited warranty

What type of headset does the Following use?

The Following MB uses an FSA Integrated Tapered No.58/68 headset, alternatively bearings from other suppliers can be used. Upper Bearing 30.2x41x6.5 36˚/45˚ Lower Bearing 40×51.8×8 36˚/45˚

What is the suggested fork length for the Following?

The Following MB was designed around 120mm and 130mm forks, but works well with a 140mm fork. This slackens the head angle to 66.4˚ X-Low and 67.0˚ Low and makes for some ripping descents and cornering.

What shocks can the Following MB accept?

The Following MB works with the Rockshox Super Deluxe RCT Debonair, 165x45 with custom Evil tune, but will also fit most trunnion mount metric 165x45 non-external reservoir and external reservoir shocks. Contact us at info@evil-bikes.com for proper tune and fit information.