Let’s cut the crap. There is no one bike to rule them all. No magical, wheeled-unicorn that can be all things to all people. Here’s what Evil have created: It’s called the Insurgent and it is fun. The uncontrollable-cackling-while-roost-flies-off-your-back-tire variant of fun. Which is exactly what they were aiming for. The Insurgent will get you up that long, technical suffer-fest in style with plenty left in the tank to shred a trail slide ways—the kind of trail that everyone else calls a “DH trail.”
“Wait,” you ask. “Isn’t this new bike just an Uprising with 27.5 (a.k.a. “650b”) wheels?”
No. And yes… but better.
Here’s the deal, the Insurgent has the same fearless handling up front and short rear end that makes whipping the bike through corners obscenely fun. But Evil didn’t just slap on slightly bigger wheels to the existing frame. The Insurgent gets many of the frame improvements that debuted on their Following model—most notably a lighter monocoque front triangle and a streamlined version of Dave Weagle’s DELTA suspension system.
Evil also gave the Insurgent a sleek, integrated chain guide and designed the frame to allow better access to your rear shock, for all those moments when you want to get all fiddly with the thing. The Insurgent also sports four different geometry positions that enable to you fine-tune the bike to fit your riding style and location, without adding yet another bike to your quiver.
Why six inches of suspension? Evil could have picked any damn travel we wanted without concern of being pigeonholed as a “trail” or “enduro” bike, but 151 millimeters (that’s euro for “six inches”) simply created the best balance between a fun, lively and responsive bike that can pop of everything and still crush the roughest of rock gardens.
Did Evil mention the cackling and the roost a-flying? Because, really, that’s the point.
Want an All Day Pedaler? Try a 150 fork and set the flip chips to the HIGH position and enjoy a 74.8° seat angle while the 66.1° head angle keeps the descents in control and the party level high.
Want an All MTN, Bike Park, Enduro Slayer? Try 160-170 forks with the flip chips in the XLOW position and experience a slack and low slung corner destroying play bike that likes to jump and square off corners.
A truly inspirational bike for many situations!
If you find this bike cheaper anywhere else, please email us and we will price match! All bikes come fully set-up by Sussed Out Suspension with a FREE suspension service!
The whole suspension system, every attribute, is developed concurrently with each other, with the shock absorber, and with the bike’s intended use and geometry in mind. Main pivot location was carefully chosen to give the best balance of acceleration and braking performance. This careful positioning lets the bike accelerate without the need for excess damping, which in turn helps Evil push the limits of shock setup as far as possible to achieve ideal damper setup for any World Cup track. One of the biggest advantages of the system is its ability to let riders and mechanics adjust frame geometry without changing leverage rate and wheel rate at all.
THE FLIP CHIP
At the heart of the Delta System, is a simple chip that we call the Flip Chip. At it’s most basic, the Flip Chip allows riders to change bottom bracket height and head angle by flipping the chip. This adjustment, like we said above, leaves the leverage rate curve and orientation of the linkage unchanged. The slight offset in bearing bore creates a simple interface that allows the rider to personalise their ride. It’s about finding what works for the way you ride and the terrain you ride in.
THE FLIP CUP
The Flip Cup is a proprietary headset design between FSA and Dave Weagle. The headset allows for either a +1° or -1° adjustment to the head angle of the frame. By simply removing and rotating the lower cup 180°, and reinstalling, a rider can adjust the head angle providing either tighter handling characteristics (-1°) or a slacker setup (+1°). Using the Flip Cup and the Flip Chip together provides the rider with four independent geometry positions to which they can customize and personal their ride. It’s all about finding what’s right for you, where you ride, and the way you want to ride.
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Returns & Refunds
Sussed Out want you to be happy with your purchase from us, so if for any reason your unhappy, we’ll do our best to put things right.
We conform to the distance selling regulations and offer a flexible returns policy and we’re are happy to accept items back for a refund or exchange if they don’t fit, you’ve ordered the wrong things, the items are damaged or faulty upon receipt or you simply don’t like what you’ve ordered.