History of Evil Bikes
Evil in the nutshell
The origins of Evil Bikes dates back to another brand that 15 years ago that was known to every Downhill (DH) enthusiast: Iron Horse. Back then, it was the designer Dave Weagle who introduced a new type of suspension to the brand’s flagship bikes, which gave them an innovative solution and an advantage, and helped Sam Hill to win downhill competitions for several consecutive seasons. In addition to the suspension, the company’s image also changed, for which the experienced designer Kevin Walsh and the marketing specialist Todd Seplavy were responsible. Their efforts were successful, but unfortunately, shortly after the glory, the financial problems of the “steed” began, which soon led to the closure of the company. Sadly, as a result, talented employees had to change their life plans. Fortunately, they were ready, because they had been doing something “evil” behind the scenes… which was designing a bike of their own, named after the Evil Bikes.
Kevin Walsh, the current CEO and one of the founders of the Evil Bikes brand, is a man of many passions, so apart from Evil, he is interested in music, car rallies, snowboarding and the cultures and design language that engender these. Thanks to these artistic aspirations, Evil Bikes does not create ‘just’ enduro bikes or ‘just’ trail bikes, but extensions of the humans who’s evil passions spawned them them, that delight the owners with quality, ergonomics, and appearance. When it comes to performance, it is crucial to add the philosophy of the creator – to create bikes that they enjoy and would like to ride themselves, and we end up with something born from the soul, this cannot be imitated. As a result, this offer is limited to those constructions that currently fascinate the creators of Evil Bikes, but don’t worry – they surprise us with something every year.
As they started out, they got down and dirty with their favourite DH, landing loud and proud thanks to the DELTA suspension and with legends like Thomas Vanderham and Cameron Zink. They were not afraid of bold constructions and were among the first to decide to create a DH frame in carbon, i.e. Evil Undead. Then, for a change, they created the 26” Evil Uprising, an all-mountain bike that people love, even though 27.5” wheels were the norm in 2014. After this long-awaited but successful step, Dave and Kevin decided that instead of following the trends and upgrading to 27.5 “, they would go all the way, or 29”. This is how The Following was born, a trail bike that changed the approach to 29s, the MTB market, riding and Evil Bikes itself. Those who tested it realized the brand’s obsession with driving pleasure, and it was appreciated and quickly noticed throughout the bicycle world. In our opinion, Evil Bikes is equipment from the modern art category, which has been contributing to the history of mtb bikes over the last decade.
Evil Bikes technology
As you will see, the Evil Bikes brand, apart from its artistic drive, also has technologies at the highest level. In addition, all Evil Bikes frames come with a lifetime guarantee to give your soul peace, just as the Dark Lord commanded. And, of course, we are waiting for the electric evil, i.e. the enduro e-bike, on which we know that our Seattle colleagues are already working.
DELTA SYSTEM - innovative suspension from Evil Bikes
Evil doesn't like complicated technical abbreviations, which is why DELTA means "Dave's Extra Legitimate Travel Apparatus"
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