PRESS RELEASE

Evil Launches Two New Versions of the Insurgent

Date Jun 9, 2021

Born out of the smoldering ashes of mountain biking’s past, Evil Bike Co.’s Insurgent model carved out a reputation for cleaning technical sufferfest climbs and still leaving riders with the energy to get slideways on the way down. We expected it to be successful. What we didn’t know was how this 27.5”er would quickly become the de-facto bike for a fun-focused faction of riders still searching for that purely unnecessary slash in the trail of life. In that spirit, the Insurgent has returned with renewed energy and a few new wheel size formats.  

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the pursuit of useless is the father of joy. Because it’s the unnecessary things that make life sing: the berm slash, the millisecond manual you slip between turns, the sloppy scrub, the bar hump to make the crew laugh. With more travel, 168mm versus 150mm on the Insurgent v1, both iterations of the new Insurgent celebrate the long send. It’s an on-command jump, drift, manual, pop, trail mulching machine. This is a bike built for the shits and giggles that happen when one isn’t timed or judged. So cut the rhetoric. Cut the tape. Cut the corners by clearing them completely, switchback to switchback and back into the future. The Insurgent doesn’t try to win enduro tracks. It shreds them. 

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The Insurgent is available in both full 27.5” and a mixed-wheel 29”/27.5” MX version. Small wheels for the park, jumps, whips, and berms, or MX 29 for increased front wheel traction, steeper lines, heavy slabs and chunder crushing. 27.5” never died. It just quit caring what people think. 

Insurgent MX 29

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Mixed Wheel Size Build

Designed for enduro, downhill racing and aggressive trail riding, the Insurgent MX is a mixed 29” x 27.5” wheel build that boasts increased front wheel traction and small wheel flick-ability.

Increased Rear Travel

The Insurgent MX moves up to 168mm rear travel and is designed around 170mm 29” single crown forks to eat up the roughest trail sections and enduro segments.

Get Up To Get Down

With a steep 76.9° seat angle and supportive DELTA System suspension platform, the Insurgent MX is your own self-shuttle-rig making it easy to get up to get down. 

Stretched Out For Speed

Looking for stability at high speeds? The slightly longer wheelbase of the Insurgent MX places the rider into a comfortable and confident body position to rule the steeps and all out speed.

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Insurgent 27.5

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27.5” Wheel Build

Designed for bike parks and freeriding, the Insurgent 27.5 is your go to small-wheeled shred machine for crushing your favorite jump lines and all-day park laps.

Increased Rear Travel

The Insurgent 27.5 moves up to 168mm rear travel and is designed around 180mm single crown forks but is also ready to support 180mm+ dual crown forks.

Self Shuttle Rig

The steep 78.2° seat angle and DELTA System suspension platform combine to provide an efficient and stable pedaling position to get to the top of the trail with ease.

Stretched Out Wheelbase 

Designed with a longer reach and wheelbase to bring the rider into a comfortable and confident body position while increasing stability at speed.

Geometry

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Build Kits

The Insurgent is available in two configurations with well-curated build kits. The Insurgent 27.5 is the ultimate small wheel shred machine for crushing your favorite jump line and all-day park laps. The 27.5” wheels keep the precision level high when you’re deep into a set of berms and you require max levels of maneuverability. The Insurgent MX 29 is designed for enduro and steep, aggressive trail riding. Offering the benefits of both wheel sizes, the 29” front wheel provides the ultimate in upfront handling and monster truck capabilities while maintaining the corner slap-ability of the 27.5” rear wheel. Enduro racer or aggressive trail rider with a taste for the steeps? This is for you. 

View them at Evil-Bikes.com.

GX I9 Hydra 27.5: $5,999 USD:

  • SRAM Eagle GX 
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate
  • RockShox ZEB Ultimate 27.5
  • Full 27.5” wheel build

GX I9 Hydra MX 29: $5,999 USD:

  • SRAM Eagle GX 
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate
  • RockShox ZEB Ultimate 29
  • Mixed wheel build, 29” front, 27.5” rear wheel. 

X01 I9 Hydra 27.5: $7,599 USD:

  • SRAM Eagle X01 
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate
  • RockShox ZEB Ultimate 27.5
  • Full 27.5” wheel build

X01 I9 Hydra MX 29: $7,599 USD:

  • SRAM Eagle X01
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate
  • RockShox ZEB Ultimate 29
  • Mixed wheel build, 29” front, 27.5” rear wheel. 

X01 AXS I9 Hydra 27.5: $8,299 USD:

  • SRAM Eagle X01 
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate
  • RockShox ZEB Ultimate 27.5
  • Full 27.5” wheel build

X01 AXS I9 Hydra MX 29: $8,299 USD:

  • SRAM Eagle X01
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate
  • RockShox ZEB Ultimate 29
  • Mixed wheel build, 29” front, 27.5” rear wheel. 

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Comments

monsieurgage
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Gage Wright  - June 9, 2021, 12:31 a.m.

I am going to practice some of the art of manifestation here...

Looking forward to the NSMB head to head review of the V3 Wreckoning and the MX or 27.5 V2 Insurgent and both bikes being in stock.  

Did it work?

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FudgeDredd
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FudgeDredd  - June 9, 2021, 10:39 a.m.

MX Insurgent seems like a fun bike with the right mix. Love the newer V3 Evil frame designs. Dialed

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velocipedestrian
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Velocipedestrian  - June 9, 2021, 3:28 p.m.

Is speccing a -1° headset admitting they got the HA wrong? Or are they just using old stock frame parts and calling it new?

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jrkirkwo
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jrkirkwo  - June 9, 2021, 4:35 p.m.

Someone in the comments of the PB press release said that it shares the same front triangle with the Wreckoning, so that could explain it if it is true.

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Caffien
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Caffien  - June 9, 2021, 7:29 p.m.

When will the full kits be available?

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