Why Did Evil Build the 29″ Following?

Video Dan Barham
Date May 11, 2015

Vernon Felton and Ryan Palmer from Bikemag sit down with Evil boss Kevin Walsh and ask him wtf he was thinking making a niner in a six fitty world.


Could the Following (as ridden by Luke Strobel) change your mind about wagon wheels?

 

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carl-linnaeus
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Carl Linnaeus  - May 20, 2015, 2:29 a.m.

People that have written off 29ers are short sighted and also fail to see the overseas markets. Small Asians are clamoring to buy 29ers. The bikes are becoming more agile. The 29er format is far from dead.

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craw
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Cr4w  - May 12, 2015, 7:49 a.m.

Bike Mag is really pushing a lot of good spin for Evil.

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pete@nsmb.com
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Pete Roggeman  - May 13, 2015, 8:56 a.m.

However they did love the crap out of that bike, and it is interesting to get an owner like Kevin to speak with such forthrightness for the camera. Did you think anything that was said sounded like spin?

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craw
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Cr4w  - May 13, 2015, 9 a.m.

Don't get me wrong. I'm fine with it. Their bikes are incredibly forward- thinking and it's cool that there's a legit desire to see them win. I hope their past troubles are behind them.

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vernon-felton
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Vernon Felton  - May 17, 2015, 7:44 a.m.

Likewise. The bikes have always ridden well, but clearly, Evil's past has been shaky. Lots of bummed Revolt owners out there. Seb Kemp penned a great story on Evil a few years back that you can still find on NSMB. I also wrote a feature, to accompany this video, that brings the story up to the current day- it covers the whole factory fiascos. You can check it out here:

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Jeromev
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Jerome Varriale  - May 12, 2015, 4:17 a.m.

People who say those things about 29ers either haven't ridden one, or at least haven't ridden a well built one. I've been wanting to try a The Following since the Bible of Bike Tests came out. Seemed like everyone who rode it had great things to say. Also, love me some Tiger Mountain!

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craw
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Cr4w  - May 12, 2015, 7:51 a.m.

Totally. After the Enduro 29 came out there should be no one believing that 29ers can't be aggressive and exciting to ride.

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largepenis29
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largepenis29  - May 14, 2015, 8:19 p.m.

e29, evil, intense, and few others with anglesets will anally impale you with fun as long as youre not a midget. They shred

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paul-watt
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Paul Watt  - May 11, 2015, 10:56 p.m.

well, that bike looks like it rips!

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