Spoke Magazine

Incoming: Evil Bikes now in New Zealand

Posted by Brett S Kennedy on Tuesday July 22 2014

Evil-Bikes-undead-11 Evil bikes have been getting a lot of love from the overseas press for a while now, but here in NZ we have been largely deprived of their death and doom themed bikes, until now. Adrenaline MTB is a new distributor, and they are bringing in Evil and some selected brands as of right now. We got to check out the first shipment of bikes and get the lowdown on them. Evil-Bikes-undead-07 First up, the Undead. This is the DH bike that Sarah Atkin will be taking to the World Champs in Norway this year, and her first impressions are nothing short of astounded, we’re told. It’s a carbon framed, 205mm travel beast with attention to detail that’s pretty impressive. Check out that integrated fork bumper/cable guide… Evil-Bikes-undead-04 Carbon downtube guard and flippable suspension chips. Rather than try and explain what’s going on there, watch this instead…

Ok, this is where it gets interesting… On the Undead, you can adjust the head angle by simply reversing the headset cups front to back! Along with the suspension chips, there are four different geometry combinations possible, but the suspension’s leverage rate remains the same in whatever mode you choose.

Evil-Bikes---Spitfire-6086 There’s a substantial amount of carbon in the swingarm and around the BB area. A removable carbon shock guard is a cool touch. Evil-Bikes-undead-09

Evil-Bikes-undead Fox RC2 shock, Shimano Saint everywhere, and all for $8499… Evil-Bikes---Spitfire-6094 Undead vital stats:

  • High pressure moulded raw unidirectional carbon frame
  • Delta System Linkage with High-load Spherical bearing developed by Enduro
  • Fox RC2 Non Kashima rear shock
  • Flip Chip adjustable geometry
  • Adjustable head tube angle
  • Integrated headset
  • Integrated fork bumper and cable guide
  • Replaceable rear dropout
  • Integrated removeable carbon rear fender
  • Offset shock placement
  • Replaceable ICSG 05 adaptor
  • Rubber chainstay protector
  • Integrated removable Downtube protector
  • Integrated removable Downtube shuttle guard
  • Travel: 205mm of travel
  • Axle: 150mm x 12mm Rear Axle
  • Seatpost size: 30.9mm seatpost
  • Weight: 10.06Ibs (medium frame with shock)

Evil-Bikes-uprising-11 The bike that Bike Magazine (and others) raved about, the Uprising is the 150mm trail/all-duro weapon that proves that 26″ definitely ain’t dead. Evil-Bikes-uprising-09 Same DELTA suspension as the Undead, same flippable chips to adjust geometry/BB height. Evil-Bikes-uprising-04 No internal cable routing, but pretty clean lines and one of the coolest head tube junctions we’ve seen. Evil-Bikes-uprising-08 Direct mount front derailleur, ISCG tabs, Fox Float CTD, would you like Flip Chips with that? Evil-Bikes-uprising-07
Evil-Bikes---Spitfire-6070 X0 2×10 drivetrain, e13 wheelset, Maxxis rubber and X0 Trail brakes adorn this build, but framesets are available if you want to build your dream bike just how you like it. Evil-Bikes-uprising-06 Uprising vital stats:

  • High pressure moulded raw unidirectional carbon frame
  • Delta System Linkage with High-load Spherical bearing developed by Enduro
  • Fox Float CTDA Kashima rear shock
  • Flip Chip adjustable geometry
  • Adjustable head tube angle
  • Integrated headset
  • Replaceable rear dropout
  • Offset shock placement
  • Post Mount Brake fitment (with replaceable threaded inserts)
  • ICSG 05
  • Integrated removable Downtube protector
  • Travel: 150mm of travel (based on a 150mm-160mm fork)
  • Axle: 142mm x 12mm Rear Axle
  • Seatpost size: 30.9mm seatpost (dropper compatible)

Evil-Bikes-uprising-01 Easton cockpit, can’t go wrong. Evil-Bikes-uprising-03 Wherever you look, smooth sculpted carbon! An Uprising with the ‘Enduro X0′ build you see here will sell for $7899. Contact info@adrenalinemtb.co.nz for more.info@adrenalinemtb.co.nz info@adrenalinemtb.co.nz

We’ll be testing the Uprising over the next couple of months and will bring you our impressions in Issue 59, out in December.

Categories: Exclusives, New products

  • ST

    Two questions, what is the BB type and what is the RRP on the frame? Complete build price is great, nice one

  • Phil

    The uprising, here, my heart has just skipped a beat!

  • Kevin Higgins

    Uprising frame weight?

  • http://www.adrenalinemtb.co.nz Nath

    Uprising frame prices $3,299.99 w/Fox Float CTD Kashima / $3,599.99 w/Fox
    Float X Kashima (prices inc GST). There will be a option to buy a KS dropper
    post with either frame and all bike builds will have the same KS post option.

    Bottom Bracket Shell 73mm (Threaded).

    Frame weight coming soon.