Five years have passed since Evil first launched the Following, a time period that’s seen a dramatic shift in mountain bike geometry, along with the widespread acceptance of 29” wheels. That wasn’t the case when this 120mm trail bike first came out – when it debuted the seemingly slack head angle and the fact that Evil was making a 29er caused heads to turn.

For 2020, the Following has received several updates, including a longer reach, steeper seat tube angle, internal cable routing, and 12 x 157mm SuperBoost spacing. Even with all those changes, the Following’s intended use remains the same – it’s a trail bike through and through, although there’s room to alter its personality, whether that’s by installing a Push ElevenSix coil shock, or going down the lighter, more XC-oriented route.


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