Following - SID Ultimate - Evil Bikes USA
Following - SID Ultimate - Evil Bikes USA
Following - SID Ultimate - Evil Bikes USA
Following - SID Ultimate - Evil Bikes USA
Following - SID Ultimate - Evil Bikes USA
Following - SID Ultimate - Evil Bikes USA
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Following - SID Ultimate - Evil Bikes USA
Following - SID Ultimate - Evil Bikes USA
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Following - SID Ultimate

Speed Demon | 29" Wheels | 120mm Rear Suspension

 

Speed Demons, rejoice – racing just got fun again. Imagine the non-stop, unrelenting urgency that defines SID Ultimate suspension combined with the sinister traction and unrepentant geometry of our short travel trail slayer, the Following LS. Our lightest bike ever may have gone XC-fasting with this SID-inspired build, but it didn’t shed an ounce of that Evil charm in its pursuit of raw speed. Top-shelf featherweights may take the place of our usual components, but the full-carbon heart of the Following remains, pumping stronger than ever. If you have ever dreamed of Evil level confidence and control in a more dynamic and responsive package, this is your ride.

· Looking for even more traction and control? Click over to the Following LS

· Prefer something even quicker? Throw a leg over the Chamois Hagar gravel bike.

· Register your Following SID Ultimate today.

Regular price $16,935.00 Sale price$13,548.00 Save $3,387.00
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FULL KIT SPECS
Available Sizes:   Small, Medium, Large, X-Large  
Frame:   Following LS Frameset
Shock:   Rockshox SIDLuxe Ultimate 2P Remote Shock
Headset:   Cane Creek 110 Series Evil MTB Headset, eeNut top cap
Headset Spacers:   5mm Alloy spacer
Fork:   RockShox SID Ultimate 2P Remote Fork - 29 - 120mm
Handlebar:   Enve M6 Handlebar - 780x31.8
Stem:   Enve M6 Stem - 50mm
Grips:   Rockshox TwistLoc Ultimate - Curved Hose
Brake - Front:   Level Ultimate Stealth 4-Piston
Brake - Rear:   Level Ultimate Stealth 4-Piston
Rotor - Front:   Centerline X Rotor - 180mm
Rotor - Rear:   Centerline X Rotor - 180mm
Shifter:   SRAM XX SL Pod Controller
Rear Derailleur:   SRAM XX SL Eagle Transmission
Cassette:   SRAM XX SL Eagle Transmission Cassette, 10-52T, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 24, 28, 32, 38, 44, 52
Chain:   SRAM XX SL AXS T-Type Chain
Crankset:   SRAM XX SL Eagle, DUB, 170mm, Direct Mount 32t, 55mm chainline
Bottom Bracket:   SRAM DUB 73mm BSA, 7.5mm Spacer Drive/3mm Spacer Non-Drive
Post Mount Adapter: SRAM 20mm Post mount
Wheelset -Front:   Industry Nine UL300 Carbon, 110x15mm
Wheelset -Rear:   Industry Nine UL300 Carbon, 157x12mm
Tire - Front:   WTB Ranger Light/Fast Rolling TCS 29x2.25
Tire - Rear:   WTB Ranger Light/Fast Rolling TCS 29x2.25
Sealant:   Stan's No Tubes Tubeless Sealant  
Seatpost:   Bike Yoke Revive 2.0 Dropper Seatpost - 30.9mm - 125mm
Saddle:   WTB Silverado Carbon Saddle - Medium
Misc Titanium Bolts - Everywhere
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THE XC SPEED DEMON

Like you, we love all-mountain-style events like the Downieville Classic, BC Bike Race, trans-whateveria, etc., where descending prowess and climbing efficiency share equal value on the podium steps. The SID build ushers the Following into this world, with components and geometry optimized for the grindhouse climbs and white-knuckle descents of race day. 

We chose a feathery SID Ultimate fork and the latest SID shock to smooth out the track, with a twist-grip full frame lockout for the home stretch sprints on the XX model. Shaving just 10mm off the fork from its Following LS cousin tips the geometry needle towards nimble efficiency, while maintaining composure on modern XC gnar. The XX kit is the choice of World Cup racers, where acceleration, cadence control and efficiency are king, while the SID GX spec maintains a more lightweight adventure vibe.

MAXIMUM CONTROL

On the trail, a pair of Level Ultimate four-piston brakes guarantee Evil level control perched above a svelte carbon bar and shorty stem. Why four-pistons for XC? Because more control IS more speed. When a bike packs the braking traction of the Following, you quickly learn that a trimmed braking zone is more valuable on race day than trimming the bike’s weight by another few grams. More stopping power = you get to ride faster. 

To further featherize the SID build and add snap to your attack, we’re offering some of Industry Nine’s lightest carbon wheels as an upgrade. The frames for XX builds are on dietary restriction, clad with minimalist rubber armor in the name of ascending speed, and the build is capped off with a WTB Silverado saddle, all gussied up in carbon-rail trim. Our GX build retains the slightly burlier saddle, longer dropper travel, and the full-frame armor that's found on our Following LS.

FOLLOW NO ONE.

This bike kicked off the shred-trail 29er movement, and we haven’t hit the mute button on loud, fast, and fun times. We need to let the volume roar and this bike needs to claw after every extra-credit popportunity. Oh, and it drifts uphill too.

Riding is far better than wrenching, and our engineers aim to reduce your garage time. We’ve heard the battle cries over trunnion shock spacers and responded by capturing them in the linkage, so you no longer have to fiddle and fumble when installing shocks. To polish this shiny knife, Evil will offer lifetime bearing warranty for Following LS frames. Original owners can register their bikes on the Evil website. See our warranty site for more details to keep those pivots silky smooth.

While updating the Following LS, we’ve maintained what makes it so special: lightning handling, shameless pop, and that uncanny ability to be there before you’ve decided to go there. We ratcheted that die-hard XC determination with an over-the-pedals 77° seat tube angle. It’ll climb, and climb, and climb. Then, just like the Following we love, it’s first to the beer cooler at the bottom. Always.

THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

UDH COMPATIBLE

Slap it sideways against a stump? All Lightly Salted models feature UDH hangers, easily replaced at your local shop.

WHEELIE SHORT CHAINSTAYS

Make Bikes Shred Again. Short 430mm chain stays mean wheelies for days and manuals for months.  

ADJUSTABLE GEOMETRY

Flip yo' Chips! Choose LOW mode for everyday trail-slaying geometry, or flip to XLOW mode for a gravity-fed, park eating ride. 

INTEGRATED SAG METER

Dial in sag on your shred happy sled with this quick meter that hits right at the 30% mark. 

CALM AND COLLECTED

A rubber sound canceling chainstay protector and an integrated chain guide keep the drivetrain silent and deadly. 

INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

Ditch those archaic zip ties. Fully guided internal routing for clean looks, easy installation and worry-free maintenance.

offering geo
COMPONENT SIZING  SMALL  MEDIUM  LARGE  XLARGE 
Stem Length  45mm  45mm  45mm  45mm 
Stem Rise  0°  0°  0°  0° 
Headset Spacers  15mm  15mm  15mm  15mm 
Handlebar Rise  30mm  35mm  35mm  35mm 
Handlebar Width  780mm  800mm  800mm  810mm 
Crank Length  170mm  170mm  170mm  170mm 
Sizing  5'3" - 5'8"  5'6" - 6'0"  5'10" - 6'4"  6'2" - 6'4+ 

Shock Setup Notes:   
• 30% Sag provides a smoother ride

RIDER WEIGHT  PRESSURE FOR ROCKSHOX DELUXE ULT WITH 30% SAG 
< 100lb   < 115 psi 
100 – 120lb  115 – 135 psi 
120 – 140lb  135 – 155 psi 
140 – 160lb  155 – 175 psi 
160 – 180lb  175 – 195 psi 
180 – 200lb  195 – 215 psi 
200 – 220lb  215 – 235 psi 
220 – 240lb  235 – 255 psi  
240 – 260lb  255 – 275 psi 
> 260lb  > 275 psi 

 


FRAME

Where can I find an exploded view diagram of my bike?   You've come to the right place!  Here

What is the warranty on my bike? Limited Lifetime Warranty information can be found here:   https://www.evil-bikes.com/pages/warranty-policy

How do I adjust my Flip Chips? Remove upper and lower bone link bolts on each side, then remove the 3 flip chip bolts from each side. Flip your Chips 180deg on a horizontal axis. The desired position is noted on the upward facet. The Flip Chip position will be visible when sitting on the bike and should read Low/X-Low depending on model.  

What is the paint code on my bike?Foam Roller - Pantone 566C  or Black - Matte Clear Coat Pantone Black C

DRIVETRAIN

Which bottom bracket (BB) standard does my bike utilize?  It utilizes a threaded BSA 73mm bottom bracket. We recommend pairing your BB & crankset brands, to assure compatibility.   

My chainring is slightly off-center in the upper guide.  
  • If the chainring is too far inboard, try adding one drive side BB spacer.   
  • If the chainring is too far outboard, try removing one drive side BB spacer and placing that on the non-drive side.   
  • If neither of these solutions address the issue, your cranks, or chainring may not accommodate the appropriate chainline. 

What crankset spacing does my bike require? It requires a SuperBoost crankset w/ 56.5 mm chain line. We spec a 3mm offset Chainring with SuperBoost+ width Cranksets for most cranksets.  Boost cranksets cannot be modified to work with this frame.   

What are my allowable chainring sizes?  Round: 30-36t / Oval: 32-34t  

Does my bike accommodate a 2x drivetrain?  No. It has an integrated 1x upper chain guide.   

Will my bike accept an aftermarket chain guide? Yes. Custom ISCG05 tabs to accommodate aftermarket lower chain guides & bash guards.  

What derailleur hanger does my bike use? SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger).

WHEELS

What is my bike's rear axle spacing?   SuperBoost (12x157mm) rear spacing.

What size wheels & tires does my bike fit?  It's designed to accommodate 29" wheels with (up to) 2.6" tires.   Front tire clearance is dependent on your fork manufacturer's specifications.

SEAT/POST

What  seat post  diameter does my bike utilize? A 30.9mm seatpost.

What  seat post  clamp diameter does my bike utilize? 34.9mm clamp 

What is the longest dropper post I can run? 

Please email info@evil-bikes.com with the following information: 

  • Your BB center to seat rail center measurement, in the pedaling position.  
  • Crank length- should be noted on the medial (center-facing) side of your drive-side crank.  
  • Which dropper post(s) you are looking at.   

Our service robots will promptly get back to you with options. If you prefer to do the math yourself you can find the seat tube length on row "D" of the Offering LS geometry chart on our website. Maximum insertion depths are as follows:   

Small Medium Large
205mm  250mm  255mm 

BRAKE

What type of brake mount does my bike have? It utilizes a 180mm Post Mount rear. Front is dependent on your fork's make & model. Please see your fork manufacturer's website for exact specifications.

What is my maximum rear brake rotor size?  It accepts up to a 203mm rotor.

HEADTUBE

What type of headset does my bike require?  It requires a (Zero Stack) ZS44, ZS62 headset. Few alternatives exist. Consult info@evil-bikes.com if you have a headset that you are unsure about.   

What type of steerer tube does my bike require?  It requires a tapered steerer (1 1/8" - 1 1/2").  

What is my frame's minimum steerer tube length? It's is designed around a 42mm fork offset.   

SUSPENSION

What fork offset should I run?  The Following SID XX is designed around a 44mm fork offset.

How much fork travel can my bike accommodate? The Following SID XX is recommended to be paired with a 120mm-130mm travel fork.   

How much travel (suspension) does my bike have?  The Following SID XX has 121mm of rear wheel travel. Recommended fork travel (front) is 120mm.

What size shock does my frame utilize?  The Following SID XX utilizes a 165x45mm Trunnion-mount shock. 

What size shock mount hardware does my bike require?  The Following SID XX utilizes a Trunnion-mounted upper and requires 8x20mm lower shock mount hardware.   

What approved shock options are available? 

Make   Model   Approved EVIL Spec  
Rockshox   Deluxe Ultimate   RS DLX ULT RCT 165X45 DB2MM 380TS B2, Rockshox SIDLuxe Ultimate 2P / RS SID U I2 165x45 S1 R85C27 X8TS A2
Rockshox SID Ultimate RS SIDL ULT RI 165X45 SA1ML1 430TS A1 
Fox  DPS Fox DPS 2021, FLOAT DPS, F-S, K,3pos-Adj, Trunnion, Evol LV, Evil, Following, 165, 45, 0.8Spacer, LCM, LRM, CMF, Neutral Logo 

It is important to note that each EVIL frame requires a specific damper tune. Often times, a standard off-the-shelf tune will not capitalize on the inherent qualities of the DELTA linkage.   

Various other options may exist. If you are interested in a damper that is not specified on this list, please consult our friendly customer service team at info@evil-bikes.com.