2021 Evil Bikes The Offering V2
If it seems like the guys over at Evil keep on doing everything right with their designs, it’s because they are every bit as committed to crushing the trails as you are. It doesn’t hurt either that they are based in the Pacific Northwest, where some of the best and most intense trail riding is right in their backyard. With this updated Evil Bikes The Offering, you’ll find that they have balanced the best qualities of The Following and the Wreckoning while recognizing what direction most their customers wanted a V2 of The Offering to go. As a result, they have created a 29er with 140mm rear travel but updated the geometry to the bike would better accommodate a 150mm or even 160mm suspension fork.
What is pretty special about the designers at Evil is that they really, really believe they are creating the best bikes that are super fun to ride, as with the Wreckoning and the Following, but then they are taking rider feedback to heart and messing around with their deeply held design beliefs to create a bike that settles that all-day trail bike conundrum once and for all. The fun will be getting your teeth into the Offering which really jumps out of the gates as being an incredible trail slayer that climbs well and descends like a demon. Talk about very stable genius, this really is one.
All this means is that they have kinda gone back to the drawing board. Though they had been consistently designing their geometries to include a 74.8° seat angle, they realized that folks mixing that seat angle with the X-Low setting of the bike means that it slackened the cockpit to the point of compromising the climbing ability that Evil wanted to be inherent in the bikes’ designs. So they kicked the seat angle up another 2.2° which in a medium for the Offering settles at 77° with 461mm of reach, though that slackens with the 150mm or even 160mm fork the new Offering is generally spec’d with. And in the x-low setting, the seat tube angle is just 76°.
The result of these geo tweaks means that the forward climbing position makes serious climbing not only doable, but actually fun. Meanwhile, the longer wheelbase and increased reach makes this the ideal bike to attack descents with, since you’ll get that perfect position to increase traction and balance meaning you can go super-fast and brake later. And with the 140mm rear travel married to the 150-160mm travel available up front, you can really plan on slashing through the roughest rock gardens or launching it off some big drops and still feel like you’ll never find the bottom of the suspension. Relying again on Dave Weagle’s DELTA Link system for the suspension with its adjustability, you can still tweak the geometry exactly to suit your needs. For the V2 of The Offering, they have widened the main pivot and increased the size of the hardware to improve stiffness, durability and longevity of the frame and suspension system.
The frame itself has been made from Uni Directional Carbon with One Piece Molded construction to keep it lightweight and fantastically durable. The internal cable routing for stealth dropper posts offers functionality and clean lines. The rear derailleur and brake routing neatly runs under the top tube while the rear derailleur cable gets routed through the swingarm to avoid any bulging cables getting in the way.
The updated version of Evil Bikes The Offering is a dream bike for anyone who wants to be able to tackle any trail and test all boundaries. It is that sweet-spot shredder that you have dreamed about every time you hit the trails. The Offering comes in four sizes and two colors, Blackout Drunk and Wasabi Shadow. The Blackout Drunk is a stealthy black, as the name implies, but please be aware that the Wasabi Shadow is actually a very deep green, more than the online images indicate.
Rear Triangle: Carbon
Suspension: DELTA link
Shock Options: RockShox Super Deluxe RCT Debonair (stock), Fox Float X2 (optional +$175), Push ElevenSix (optional +$900)
Rear Shock Size: 188x55
Rear Travel: 140mm
Shock Sag: 30%
Fork Travel Range: 150mm - 160mm
Headset Included: Yes, Cane Creek 40 Series IS42 - IS52
Bottom Bracket Type: 73mm Mountain Threaded
ISCG Tabs: Lower
Cable Routing Brake: Internal
Cable Routing Shifter: Internal
Cable Routing Dropper Seatpost: Internal
Front Derailleur Mount: Single ring only
Wheel Size: 29”
Max Tire Size: 2.5”
Brake Mount Type: Post mount, 180mm
Seatpost Diameter: 30.9mm
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 157mm Super Boost
Sizes: 13.97” SM | 15.35” MD | 16.73” LG | 18.3” XL |
Colors: Blackout Drunk, Wasabi Shadow
*Specs and pricing are subject to change. Please contact email@example.com for more info.