I have to say that I owned an Insurgent and it was a super fun bike but the best part of the Evil experience was the amazing support and service from the guys at Evil. I've heard other people say that wasn't their experience but to be able to call and actually talk to someone was so refreshing. Super chill down to earth guys solid advice and recommendations. I'm on a different brand right now and customer service is disappointing to say the least.
I recently rode Seymour with the Magic Mary SG's but used the soft compound rear and ultrasoft front. I was super impressed. Day was cold and wet and even riding the wood features the tires were amazing. I did find that I ended up being able to run lower than normal pressure (17psi front, 19 rear) and the sidewalls are so strong that there was no wiggle or squirm. I also pinged off some rocks and no issues. I feel like Schwalbe has really upped their game !