The Evil Insurgent has gained a nasty reputation as a rowdy troublemaker that pressures riders into steeper descents, bigger jumps, and a bad habit of berm shredding. It’s the bike for riders who want to pop off everything in their path and get sideways as much as possible. And with the new 2022 model, things get even wilder.
What is the Insurgent v2?
The new Insurgent is a heavy-hitting trail bike that’s designed for maximum fun, but what’s new on the v2 model?
MX (29/27.5) or full 27.5”
This time around, Evil decided to give riders more options by offering both an improved 27.5” model as well as a mixed-wheel (MX) model with a 29er up front and 27.5 in the back. The 27.5” Insurgent is built for the bike park and freeriding, and the MX version is more inclined for enduro, downhill, and extra aggressive trails.
18mm more travel
The rear travel has been increased from 150mm to 168mm on both models, allowing you to go even harder with more confidence and control than ever.
Better pedaling efficiency
The seat tube angle has been steepened to help you shuttle yourself right back to the top of the climbs without being wasted for the good stuff on the way down.
Longer wheelbase for better stability
The wheelbase has been lengthened slightly to help you descend with better confidence and control. That’ll come in handy when you’re ripping downhill at breakneck speed.
|Frame||Insurgent 168mm of travel, UD Carbon, Full Internal Cable Routing, SB+ 157mm Rear Spacing, Integrated Chain Guide, Threaded BB|
|Fork||RockShox ZEB Ultimate, Charger 2.1 RC2, 170mm (27.5) or 180mm (29 MX), 44mm Offset|
|Headset||Works Components 1° ZS44/ZS62 Integrated Angle Headset|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate, Trunnion 205x65, ML 320, Lower Shock Hardware: 8mm x 20mm|
|Rims/Wheels||Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra, Internal Width 30.5mm|
|Tires||Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR 29x2.5 (F) and 29x2.3 (R)|
|Crankset||SRAM GX Eagle DUB, SUPERBOOST+, 170mm, Direct Mount 32t, 56.5mm Chainline, Lunar|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 73mm BSA|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle w/Powerlock|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1275-B1 Eagle, 10-52T, 10,12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32, 36,42,52|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp|
|Handlebars||Evil Boomstick 7075 Alloy, Backsweep: 8°, Upsweep: 5° Clamp:35mm, Rise: 35mm, Width: 810mm|
|Tape/Grips||Evil Palmela Handerson Lock-On|
|Stem||Evil 12 Gauge, Clamp: 35mm, Length: 35mm|
|Brakes||SRAM G2 RS|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Medium (142mm) Width Chromoly Saddle|
|Seat Post||Bike Yoke Revive, 30.9, S:125mm, M: 160mm,L/XL: 185mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Stan’s No Tubes Tubeless Sealant|
* Subject to change without notice.