The latest twist on the Epic EVO formula, the new Epic EVO design process concentrated on increasing both efficiency and capability to create a bike for those competing against a field of two—themselves and the trail—in search of the outer limits of speed.
Reaping the benefits of the Epic’s stiff-yet-light front triangle, the Epic EVO’s dedicated rear triangle increases travel to 110 millimeters. Managed via new suspension kinematics, the increased rear-end travel sees the introduction of additional anti-squat characteristics, ensuring the EVO’s increased capability doesn’t come at the expense of pedaling efficiency. Up front, 120-millimeters of Rx Tune travel is tweaked to provide active, yet efficient long-haul performance, while increased front tire clearance keeps traction on-call at all times.
The new Epic EVO now allows for flip-chip adjustment of headtube angle and bottom-bracket height. Mating our versatile Progressive XC Geometry with a flipchip-enabled rear end not only inspires confidence from the first pedal stroke, but also enables riders to dial in the EVO’s ride exactly to their preferences. While the Epic EVO ships in the Low setting, with a 66.5-degree head angle, flipping the chip
allows riders to steepen the head angle to 67 degrees, while raising bottom bracket height by 6 millimeters.