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    Cool-blue Rhythm Evil Uprising - review

    PRELUDE
    Over the last few years, I have been looking for an aggressive trail/AM bike to complement my Knolly Delirium. My Delirium has been my go to bike, it works well in so many riding environments. The Delirium has made me a better rider. I have built it for heavy duty for the parks/jumping and lighter duties for all day epics in Moab and Santa Cruz. However, in the end it is a burly bike and with everyone switching to lighter bikes, I too needed to match the riding group.

    The problem is that every trail/AM bike that I have ever tried or purchased, never seemed worthy to the Delirium. In many cases, the Delirium's pedal performance was nearly as good or just a tad less, but never enough to warrant enough separation for when turning the bike downhills (this is why we go uphill).

    I made a list of things I wanted...trail-am bike that can handle abuse, slack head angle, longish wheelbase, iscg tabs, 26 inch wheels, progressive suspension curve, pedal well going uphill, and shred going downhill, separation from my Delirium, and it had to be a bike that had that "it" factor that makes you just want to ride it every chance you get.

    These requirements eliminated many bikes, for example Santa Cruz bikes, Pivot Carbon Mach 5.7. There were other bikes that could replace my Delirium in a lighter form - Specialized Sworks Enduro, the Knolly Chilcotin, or the Ibis Mojo HD. Trust me I considered a lot of bikes - I have a spreadsheet of numbers with likes and dislikes, etc.

    Along this journey, I came across the Evil Uprising. I followed the drama of Evil Bikes on Ridemonkey, the interesting write-up by Seb Kemp. Even with this drama, people continued to rave about the Revolt. Revolt customers were given their warranty Undead carbon frame. To me, this said a lot about the company and the man behind it - Kevin! I gained a lot of respect for him, as most people would walk away.

    One of the things that supporters of Evil bikes continuously said was send Kevin (Evil Bikes owner) an email and he will promptly answer your questions. After seeing the basic geometry numbers for Uprising, I sent Kevin an email and I got a quick response answering my questions. The email exchange occurred over the next month to point that I wanted the Uprising. I was now on the list for getting an Uprising. Kevin kept me updated with the schedule and then one of day, I got an email that said " the eagle has landed" and within a few days I had an Uprising frame

    REVIEW
    The frame is beautiful and super solid - you know it can handle abuse. It is carbon fiber, but it has this unique quasi-rubberized finished (no scratches yet). It has a number of cable guides as part of the frame. It comes with a headset, seat clamp, maxle thru-axle, cable guide clips, and some extra stickers. It come with lower external downtube plastic protector. The headset cups are designed into the frame. I found my existing CaneCreek race on my fork fitted the lower bearing. All of the bolts have printed directions and torque specs on them. All of the bolts, even the rear post mount disc brake, have metal inserts on the back end. Only the ISCG tabs and water bottle nuts are build directly into the frame. I got the frame with the new Fox Float X CTD because Kevin said this makes the bike into a mini-DH machine.

    Lastly - the bike just looks bada$$!

    The build - I used many of the existing parts from my previous trail/AM bike attempts.
    Uprising Medium
    Fox Float X CTD shock
    Fox Float 36 150mm RC2 (540mm axle to crown)
    Industry Nine wheels (20mm front, 142mm rear)
    XT brakes - 203mm front, 180mm rear
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25 rear
    Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 front
    Chromag bars
    Chromag stem
    Chromag grips
    170mm Saint Cranks
    Point One Pedals
    SRAM clutch rear der
    1x10 set-up
    RaceFace Narrow/ride ring
    MRP XCG bashguard
    KS LEV seat dropper

    Resulting geometry - 66 head tube, 71 seat tube, 13.75 bottom bracket, 44.5 wheelbase.

    Suspension is a high - slightly forward single pivot with a progressive leverage. This results in good pedaler in the saddle and when out of the saddle the suspension is active. Once I dialed in the correct air pressure for the shock, the bike feels amazing - a nice combination of plushness, traction, and good pedaling. I have knocked the o-ring off the shock but never had a harsh bottom out.

    To me, this bike has a huge fun factor - it is just a blast to ride. It pedals uphill so well and then turn it downhill and I am blown away. It eats up roots and spits them out. The geometry is great! Does the suspension brake squat - yes but not overly bad. Is there some monkey motion when out of the saddle in the very easy gears - yes, but not too bad. For the total package, this bike just rips and is so much fun that these negatives are just not that bad.

    Every ride I am going faster and faster, and faster than I normally ride. I have hit jumps, flown through rock gardens, and railed corners. I have been completely comfortable with the bike since day 1, but because it rides so much different than my Delirium, I am figuring out how to operate it the best, when to skip, when to plow, etc.

    I tend to keep the shock in the descend mode, as it provides the most traction when climbing and plushness for everything else. I use trail mode for jumping. For cheating on the fire roads, the climb position is quasi-lock out.

    I am still tinkering with a few things (i.e. front fork) and still learning the subtle behaviors. I highly recommend this frame for anyone who is looking for a similar bike with a huge fun factor.

    Thank you Kevin for answering all of my endless questions and helping me out! I want also thank Chad at Redbarn for the parts.

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    Evil Uprising - review

    Great looking whip

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    Nice review ...how tall are you using the Medium frame size ? which size stem do you use and how does it fit you ?

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    Thanks Incubus and kodo28

    I am 5' 8.5 inches with slightly longer torso. I am running 50mm stem with 30inch bars. The frame cockpit fits great. I am in the attack position (over the front) on the downhills. On the climbs, I have good amount of room with no issues. Everything feels natural.

    A buddy of mine who is taller than me was surprised that the frame size felt good to him as well.

    There is a medium-large tweener frame size for folks that generally fall between a medium and a large. i considered the tweener size but I am glad I got the medium.

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    Thanks for the feedback Dude

    I was asking you cause , I'm one of the folks between sizing

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    nice writeup & even nicer bike. evil has always sparked my interest and i kick myself for recently letting a sovereign frame slip through my fingers, but this frame may be the answer why i was slow on scooping it up. whats the weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    nice writeup & even nicer bike. evil has always sparked my interest and i kick myself for recently letting a sovereign frame slip through my fingers, but this frame may be the answer why i was slow on scooping it up. whats the weight?
    Thanks. Bike weighs 30.5lbs. Granted I have a pretty burly build which could be reduced in many areas. Since I had most of these parts, I just used them. I wanted to get a feel for the bike and its capabilities before swapping parts. I am on the fence as to reducing weight for two reasons. First, it rides lighter than it is and everything on it now works so well I just don't need to! As mentioned the frame is awesome, so I will end up tinkering with the parts around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodo28 View Post
    Thanks for the feedback Dude

    I was asking you cause , I'm one of the folks between sizing
    Haha - good luck with your purchase! Frame size was discussion point with Kevin and he thought I was perfect for a medium and he was correct.

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    So whats a frame like this go for nowadays?

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    Awesome Evil, great to see another Evil on the forums. Enjoy it =)

    +192381237 on Kevin being a stand up guy... minus the fact that he prefers Bourbon to Irish Whiskey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude! View Post
    PRELUDE... and it had to be a bike that had that "it" factor that makes you just want to ride it every chance you get.
    To me, this is so important, and the uprising is the very definition of "it factor". your bike is totally glorious.

    I'm interested to know if you ever drop the chain with your narrow/wide chainring and clutch der setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UEDan View Post
    Awesome Evil, great to see another Evil on the forums. Enjoy it =)

    +192381237 on Kevin being a stand up guy... minus the fact that he prefers Bourbon to Irish Whiskey.
    Yeah he has been super cool and helpful. He always is ready to help and is into it - no BS - just funny, informative replies

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride the biscuit View Post
    To me, this is so important, and the uprising is the very definition of "it factor". your bike is totally glorious.

    I'm interested to know if you ever drop the chain with your narrow/wide chainring and clutch der setup.
    No chain drops at all - very impressive. It is set-up as 1x10. I was considering the 1x11 but the bike pedals so well - it doesn't need it, at least for my trails. However, 1x11 will let you go almost anywhere with this bike. The 11spd cassette has better use of range than the 10 spd cassette.

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    Cool bike! I like that it looks like the Undead.

    I ride a Sovereign so by the time I'm seriously thinking of moving onto a fs bike, the 140mm version will be out and all the bugs worked out (if any) as it'll be another 1-2 years from now.

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    nice bike! congratulations!

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    Evil Uprising - review

    I don't get how someone can review a bike without comparing it to similar bikes they've ridden, magazines included. It might as well just be marketing fluff. Waiting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindahl View Post
    I don't get how someone can review a bike without comparing it to similar bikes they've ridden, magazines included. It might as well just be marketing fluff. Waiting...
    I guess you just have to trust me - haha! But that's the reality - you never know what to believe regardless if it is printed in magazine. Hopeful my description provides a data point that others can use and with more comments, folks can determine if this is the right bike for them.

    I am just providing an update on a bike with relatively limited information. There are a lot of good bikes out there. However, the list is reduced for my riding style and preference, which I stated in my want list. I agree reviews are hard because the entire behavior of a frame can be modified by the fork and its setup, tires, rear shock - shock pressure, even hub engagement has an influence.

    For example, my buddies have been asking me about the Fox Float X CTD shock. I can't comment because I don't have anything to compare it against. All I can say is it works well as I have no issues.

    I recognize experience is useful in evaluating the "truthfulness" of the review
    Other bikes I have owned or ridden - Santa Cruz Blur TRC, Nomad, Blur, Butcher, V10, Bronson, Superlight, Knolly Delirium, Podium, Endorphin, Canfield One, Jedi, Ibis Mojo, Mojo HD, Turner 5 Spot (various versions), Yeti ASR, SB66, Specialized Enduro, SX, Stumpy Evo, Banshee Spitfire, Rune, Pivot Mach 5.7 and carbon, amongst others.

    I could have probably made most of these frames work well for me. Your riding can adapt to bike behavior - i.e. most of us started on hardtails and moved to full suspension. Yes, there are some I completely dislike and others I don't prefer. Through my experience, I prefer to discuss what I like. If I don't write about it, i don't like it.

    My flight is boarding....gotta go

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    Evil Uprising - review

    Yeah, but what I was really asking about, was, what do you like and don't about this bike compared to others you've tried. I've found just about every bike has its pros, cons, nuances, quirks, and glorified fluff of 'i like or don't like this bike' is pretty damn useless while relative comparisons are amazingly helpful for those that have ever tried more than one bike. I don't really care what bikes you've been on, I care about how this bike is different or similar to bikes you've been on. I won't ever see an Evil bike, much less ride one, unless I bought one, but I have ridden a bunch of other bikes that you likely have as well. A review is much more useful to the community if there's points of comparison.

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    So Dude! , how would you compare it against the Pivot Mach 5.7 and the Spec Enduro ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    So Dude! , how would you compare it against the Pivot Mach 5.7 and the Spec Enduro ?
    As mentioned, I am not ready to give up my Knolly Delirium. I look at the Specialized Sworks Enduro as a carbon version of the Delirium - off course with some difference. My good buddy that I ride with all the time got a Sworks Enduro and loves it. He has it dialed and the way I would set-up. It rides a bit different more off the back than Knolly bikes. It feels really good - plush suspension - standard FSR pedaling, etc. He thinks the Delirium pedals better. It is hard to tell because the weight difference between the 2 bikes is about 6-7lbs. I feel the Enduro pedals well. It can handle abuse - he has hit 30 footers, step down, step ups and railed rock gardens. You loose a bit of confidence owing to the lighter setup.

    The Sworks Enduro has good geometry, suspension, 26 inch, good wheel clearance - almost everything I like. I don't like the limited shock options, but that is a minor issue. That frame is very expensive - at $3500. For me it is hard to justify this price - it is beyond my reasonable limit for a frame to cost. I spend a lot of coin on biking, but you have to draw a line. I also wouldn't buy one used as I would be afraid to break it and be out money.

    I wanted something different that 4-bar, FSR considering that I have the Delirium.

    Both Uprising and Enduro can handle similar terrains. We ride together and both hit the same things at the same speeds. The difference is more FSR/4-bar versus Single-pivot/DW-link - pick your pleasure!

    Carbon Mach 5.7 carbon was a consideration - it felt great but without ISGS tabs and the press in bottom bracket - you can't install a chain guide - this stopped me there. I like hopping over big trees that are down in the trail, flying through rock gardens. I need a chain ring protection. The Mach 5.7 carbon felt a tad more trailish, but nothing overly bad. Some folks seem to build this bike aggressive and rail with it. The new Mach 6 looks awesome with ISGS tabs, but not interested in 27.5 inch wheels.

    Uprising has ISCG tabs and a geometry is similar, Uprising has steeper seat angle relative to head angle and slightly longer wheelbase.

    I hope this helps. Next flight is boarding....I am out for a few days due to work.

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    Great review and awesome bike dude!

    I can offer some input on narrow/wide chainring and clutch derailleur setup. I ride a slayer 70 (probably a rougher ride than that AWESOME evil) and I have never dropped a chain with the following combos.
    32t wolftooth with non clutch x9 medium cage
    32t wolftooth with clutch x9 medium cage
    32t wolftooth with clutch x9 short cage
    30t raceface direct mount with clutch x9 short cage

    Every ride I go on is very rocky and rooty and includes anywhere from 5 to 25 rock gardens that I hit at 15-35 mph and plenty of high speed small jumps and numerous drops to flat. I use 95% of my 165mm of travel every ride.
    Prior to the first time I actually used my wolftooth narrow wide with no chainguide I was 100% convinced there was no way my chain wouldn't fall off. Months later and I haven't lost my chain or even come close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredjekyll View Post
    Great review and awesome bike dude!

    I can offer some input on narrow/wide chainring and clutch derailleur setup.
    assuming this is all 10 speed cassette, chain, other DT stuff?

    i think the ultimate test would be on one of the bastardized setups like i have on my FS bike: 9 speed sram shifter, 9 speed chain & cassette, 10 speed shimano shadow plus derailleur

    i wonder how critical the chain width relative to chainring is? i would guess very

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    it is funny/ sad these days you have to stipulate you want and look for a 26'' bike.

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    Evil Uprising - review-evil3.jpgHello,

    Have the same bike , Evil Uprising , and agree with your opinion . This bike is the bike if you are looking for a fun bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawey View Post
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    Have the same bike , Evil Uprising , and agree with your opinion . This bike is the bike if you are looking for a fun bike.
    Those are sweet looking bikes. How you liking that BOS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaeckerX1 View Post
    Those are sweet looking bikes. How you liking that BOS?
    The Bos is what I call "ride and forget" , put on your bike and focus only on ride your trail.

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    Hmm 3k for just the frame is steep but I love the geo numbers and adjustability it provides..Reminds me of the Onolly Chilcotin I had ... How does the warranty work for the carbon frame tho? I would be worried about that especially dropping 3k on a frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    Hmm 3k for just the frame is steep but I love the geo numbers and adjustability it provides..Reminds me of the Onolly Chilcotin I had ... How does the warranty work for the carbon frame tho? I would be worried about that especially dropping 3k on a frame.
    3k? Are you talking about Undead? Uprising costs 2,3 K (in Europe)

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    I dunno , maybe im looking at the wrong thing. So where can this frame be purchased ? Im in the states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride the biscuit View Post
    assuming this is all 10 speed cassette, chain, other DT stuff?

    i think the ultimate test would be on one of the bastardized setups like i have on my FS bike: 9 speed sram shifter, 9 speed chain & cassette, 10 speed shimano shadow plus derailleur

    i wonder how critical the chain width relative to chainring is? i would guess very
    Yeah 10 speed SRAM cassette and chain. Optimal chain length definitely increases performance of narrow wide and makes everything silent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawey View Post
    The Bos is what I call "ride and forget" , put on your bike and focus only on ride your trail.
    I might have looked at one of those for the Mach if it came in a 150 version. I'm really loving the Pike though so it all worked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    I dunno , maybe im looking at the wrong thing. So where can this frame be purchased ? Im in the states.
    Email Kevin directly and get your first taste of his one-on-one customer service.

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    The Evil website was last updated in 2009. Can anyone here explain that?

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    too much smokin' n chokin'? jus sayin'. i know if i had a successful bike company i'd be doin' the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    The Evil website was last updated in 2009. Can anyone here explain that?
    He has been VERY busy running Evil by himself and his other work.
    Still, prompt replies.

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    With the issues of breakage with the Revolts. I'd be worried about this one as well.

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    A good review!

    Wasn't the revolt made out of aluminum? Didn't he promise to get everyone a new frame and did so by replacing the Revolts with a Carbon Undead. I think it took him some time, but he fulfilled his promise. Solid dude!

    This version was put through several testing sessions and it is made of carbon. There was so much testing put into this bike that it forced me to go in another direction. I had a small window of opportunity for which the CFO was allowing for the purchase of a new bike. If he had released these in June I'd be on one as well.

    I, like Dude!, conversed with Kevin about this bike and what it would be like. He is very open and super optimistic about it's performance. From what Dude! has been saying about it so far, it's living up to the hype.

    Dude! has reviewed several bikes before and tries to remain open in his opinion and never gives too much positive or negative comments due to the knowledge that he is his own rider and everyone is different. He is a scientist and bases a lot of his observations upon graphs and experimentation...it's what he does for a living. For those of you who are interested in this bike you should know that he really does his homework before purchasing a bike, especially when it's not made by a Canadian that goes by the name Noel. I'm sure he'll be giving updates as he continues to tinker with the new bike.
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    Im debating in this frame or the Mach 6 frame from Pivot ....

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    The Revolt was carbon as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator13 View Post
    Wasn't the revolt made out of aluminum? Didn't he promise to get everyone a new frame and did so by replacing the Revolts with a Carbon Undead. I think it took him some time, but he fulfilled his promise. Solid dude!

    This version was put through several testing sessions and it is made of carbon. There was so much testing put into this bike that it forced me to go in another direction. I had a small window of opportunity for which the CFO was allowing for the purchase of a new bike. If he had released these in June I'd be on one as well.

    I, like Dude!, conversed with Kevin about this bike and what it would be like. He is very open and super optimistic about it's performance. From what Dude! has been saying about it so far, it's living up to the hype.

    Dude! has reviewed several bikes before and tries to remain open in his opinion and never gives too much positive or negative comments due to the knowledge that he is his own rider and everyone is different. He is a scientist and bases a lot of his observations upon graphs and experimentation...it's what he does for a living. For those of you who are interested in this bike you should know that he really does his homework before purchasing a bike, especially when it's not made by a Canadian that goes by the name Noel. I'm sure he'll be giving updates as he continues to tinker with the new bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronsondude View Post
    The Revolt was carbon as well.
    Sorry, but the Revolt was aluminum. Undead and Uprising are carbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude! View Post
    Sorry, but the Revolt was aluminum. Undead and Uprising are carbon.

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    I stand corrected. Thanks Dude! The Revolts that were so common of breakage were actually aluminum. Def makes me want to buy a carbon bike from them. (Him) lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronsondude View Post
    I stand corrected. Thanks Dude! The Revolts that were so common of breakage were actually aluminum. Def makes me want to buy a carbon bike from them. (Him) lol
    I understand the caution. But do you really think companies want to sell riders a frame that will break. We always want the new stuff and beg for it to be released and then when things go south, we get pissed off that they didn't do enough testing. I am surprised companies put up with us.

    I see by your name - Bronsondude that you are a Santa Cruz rider. Santa Cruz has a big issue with carbon disbonding - it is a huge issue. My friends have had to get new frames. The only good thing is that we live in Santa Cruz so it isn't too much down time, but you you have to tear your bike apart and rebuild it. It sucks for Santa Cruz - they don't want this but it happened. Santa Cruz will be okay and they will get it right and some folks will deal without being on a bike while waiting for a replacement. It doesn't mean all the hard work that Santa Cruz did is crap - it is just unfortunate. It does stink for the potential Santa Cruz owner who wants to sell their frame because it lost value owing to this. If you don't sell, then there are no issues.

    Yes, Evil Revolts broke. I know lots of bikes that broke. However, if the company makes things right, then you have to give them a fair second chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    Im debating in this frame or the Mach 6 frame from Pivot ....
    I know it is marketing but it is one of the best marketing videos that I have seen. I have to admit I was lured in by it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude! View Post
    I know it is marketing but it is one of the best marketing videos that I have seen. I have to admit I was lured in by it.
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    hahah yeah i think im sold too .. shit was sick !

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    Wow!!!

    All I can say is, wow! I got the chance to throw a leg over this bike for the first time today. On our local DH track, nonetheless. I was a bit tentative at first due to it being a "trail bike", that quickly dissipated. This thing is a bump eating speed machine that just rails and you don't feel limited by the travel whatsoever.

    The track has smooth turns on the top and then quickly turns steep and rocky. The bike was unbelievable in the turns and the chunky rocky stuff. It was a bit limited in the steeps, but that should be expected with the geometry. It was in the steep setting, so it should be even better in the slacker setting. I was amazed with how quiet and solid the bike felt. It was truly an eye opening ride. Only one point in the trail did I feel a bit underbiked, and I do mean just a bit.

    Kevin - A job well done with this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator13 View Post
    All I can say is, wow! I got the chance to throw a leg over this bike for the first time today. On our local DH track, nonetheless. I was a bit tentative at first due to it being a "trail bike", that quickly dissipated. This thing is a bump eating speed machine that just rails and you don't feel limited by the travel whatsoever.

    The track has smooth turns on the top and then quickly turns steep and rocky. The bike was unbelievable in the turns and the chunky rocky stuff. It was a bit limited in the steeps, but that should be expected with the geometry. It was in the steep setting, so it should be even better in the slacker setting. I was amazed with how quiet and solid the bike felt. It was truly an eye opening ride. Only one point in the trail did I feel a bit underbiked, and I do mean just a bit.

    Kevin - A job well done with this one.
    Too funny A follow-up...

    The Uprising is simply amazing. Today we were going to shuttle our DH bikes, but I really wanted to ride the Uprising so I changed tire on the rear to Maxxis DHF. When I showed up, I could tell my buddies were like what is he thinking. However, I was blown away by how well the bike rode today. It just ate up the trail and handled everything so well. My gut told me it would work well but not this well.

    Because it worked so well, I insisted that Dominic ride my bike when I had to be shuttle b!tch. Well, this was a mistake for Dominic - haha. This is his quote - After Dom finished riding the Uprising, he said who needs a DH bike when an AM bike rides that well.

    It is a quasi-secret trail, but lots of videos are shot on it – Xfusion, Fox, Specialized, etc. This will give you an idea of the trail.

    Pivot WC Team?s First Ride on X-Fusion?s RV1 DH Fork - maxshralp - Mountain Biking Videos - Vital MTB

    The Uprising was nimble and let me pop over rock sections and drops. It was playful and fun, and remained confident inspiring. I hit every feature on the first run and then went faster and farther on each additional run. As Dom said, on the super steeps - you had to check up a tad. I think more of this is being use to riding sections on more burly DH bikes.

    An other guy also tried it out as well, as he couldn't believe that a 150mm front and rear felt that good. He said he felt less fatigued on Uprising than his DH bike.
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    I did drop a chain today going fast through the rocky section - I didm't like that at all, a bit bummed by it. Oh well chain guides aren't that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude! View Post
    I did drop a chain today going fast through the rocky section - I didm't like that at all, a bit bummed by it. Oh well chain guides aren't that bad.
    Thx for that feedback. When I'm ready to do this to my DT I'll prob go with something like mrp amg. Its light, protects the ring, and drag free since there is now lower tensioner. Before I never cared about tension ...it may not be an issue but with the high amount of pull from zee with shadow plus I do feel a lot of tension in my tallest gear while bike in stand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude!
    I recognize experience is useful in evaluating the "truthfulness" of the review
    Other bikes I have owned or ridden - Canfield One, Jedi
    How did The One not fill the role your Uprising is playing?

    OT but how does the Jedi compare to the Delirium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpre View Post
    How did The One not fill the role your Uprising is playing?

    OT but how does the Jedi compare to the Delirium?
    The Uprising is a trail/AM bike that excels in the DH portions of the ride. The Uprising is 150mm of travel front and rear. The 7-8 inch travel One is more matched to the 7in Delirium. My experience with the One is the most limited. When the Jedi is set-up correctly (i.e. Avalanche Suspension) that bike is a blast to ride. It is just fun DH bike that eats up the trail but remains livelily. If anything, I would say the Uprising is the trail version of the Jedi.

    Owing to the fun we had with the Jedi we convinced our buddy to get the ONE. He had the ONE for several months and didn't care for it. Owing to his displeasure, we told him to switch bikes and take the financial loss, and get a Delirium. First run on his Delirium, he hit every feature and just loves it. His Delirium has become his everything bike - pedal, DH, blackrock, etc! He says the Delirium was more balanced and comfortable than the One. Every time I rode his bike, it didn't have that same magic as the Jedi.

    I still have my Delirium - there is no need for the One. The One's geometry is really for 180mm front fork. I actually prefer riding my Delirium in 160mm of travel. I like the geometry for AM and the 180 for Freeride/DH. For a freeride/AM bike, the Delirium handles it all well. However, they don't make the Delirium any more. May be in the future though

    The Uprising continues to surprise me in its capabilities both pedaling and downhill performance.

    One of my buddies after riding my bike is now getting an Uprising. Another one is looking to get one as well.

    Cheers!

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    Can you give some more detailed information about the pedaling characteristics while climbing? Do you find the need for platform in the shock? Do you use the Climb or Trail modes? How does it pedal in full open Descend mode? I have a Mach 5.7 with a Monarch Plus, Pike and burly build that I love and it climbs amazing. Not looking to replace my bike, but I'm curious how this suspension design pedals to other mini-link bikes that you've ridden (DW-Link, VPP, etc.). It's an interesting design. Looks kinda similar to what Commencal is doing with the Meta SX, but actuating the shock from both ends?
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    The Revolt had a shock compressed twice, but not the undead nor uprising. About The SX, I don't think it has such a system neither. But the DH Supreme maybe.

    The Delta system is (in my mind); similar to the oldest generation of meta from commencal, or the diamondback. It's basically a single-pivot with 2 small rockers. Quite simple despite the look !

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    Didn't take me long.....

    ....to short sell my 2013 S-Works Enduro for a ridiculously low price. This allowed me to get the frame in 3 days and build it up for ourweekday ride.

    I really fell in love with the feel of this bike, so much so I sold a nearly new S-Works that is a pretty good bike in of itself.

    Pretty much stripped the S-Works for parts and only had to change the cranks.

    This is the list of parts:

    Evil Uprising size M/L
    Fox Float X CTD w/ remote
    Fox Float Fit 160 - 34
    Industry 9 Torch Enduros
    Specialized Purgatory (R)
    Specialized Butcher (F)
    XTR Trail Brakes (203F) (180R)
    Chromag OSX bars
    Point 1 Split Second 50mm Stem
    Chromag Moon Ti Saddle
    KS Lev Seat Dropper
    XX1 Cranks 34t
    XX1 RD/Shifter
    XX1 Cassette/Chain
    Point 1 Podium Pedals
    Specialized Grips

    29.96 lbs.

    Feels pretty good just riding around the neighborhood.
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    Evil Uprising - review

    This would be pretty sweet on that bike with some purple bars, cranks and other random bits:

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...9&category=173
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindahl View Post
    This would be pretty sweet on that bike with some purple bars, cranks and other random bits:

    Universal Cycles -- Dirty Dog Grim Reaper Skull Stem
    Ha ha! It would, except I have held one in my hand and it's weighs over a pound.
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    You sold the S works? Man you really should control that upgraditis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigstr View Post
    You sold the S works? Man you really should control that upgraditis.
    Wish I could!

    Craig - This bike is that good. I should have never thrown a leg over it, but I'm glad I did. Good thing the hype about the S-Works worked in my favor. This thing climbs better than the Delirium and, dare I say, descends better. You'll have to give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator13 View Post
    Wish I could!

    Craig - This bike is that good. I should have never thrown a leg over it, but I'm glad I did. Good thing the hype about the S-Works worked in my favor. This thing climbs better than the Delirium and, dare I say, descends better. You'll have to give it a try.
    Let me know when it comes out in 27.5.

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    Did you see my question about the climbing characteristics? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator13 View Post
    Ha ha! It would, except I have held one in my hand and it's weighs over a pound.
    Holy shit. Bummer.

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    Wow. Some knolly guys lurking this thread including myself. Dude and Dominator
    Got their uprising already so it must have a wow and "it" factor. and im on the fence to compliment my
    Chilcotin with a TALAS 180. Its only that it is not 27.5 that s holding me back

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaeckerX1 View Post
    Did you see my question about the climbing characteristics? Thanks.
    It pedals well. It is like a DW-link. I have never been an efficient pedaler - I am masher. I have improved over the years, but this bike just lets me hammer and muscle away with minimal consequences. For me I am flying uphills regardless of shape or size.

    You have a killer bike and is one that I considered. I followed your posts. You built it like I would have built it. As mentioned, the drawback is the lack of ISCG tabs and or threaded bottom bracket to install a chain guide/bashguard.

    This just my personal opinion - but if company doesn't include ISCG tabs in their frame, then the bike is not slated for tons of abuse or at least the abuse I want to throw at it.

    The Uprising is ready for abuse. Email Kevin at info@evil-bikes.com He will answer all of your questions and concerns. He is very fast to reply - except the weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude! View Post
    It pedals well. It is like a DW-link. I have never been an efficient pedaler - I am masher. I have improved over the years, but this bike just lets me hammer and muscle away with minimal consequences. For me I am flying uphills regardless of shape or size.

    You have a killer bike and is one that I considered. I followed your posts. You built it like I would have built it. As mentioned, the drawback is the lack of ISCG tabs and or threaded bottom bracket to install a chain guide/bashguard.

    This just my personal opinion - but if company doesn't include ISCG tabs in their frame, then the bike is not slated for tons of abuse or at least the abuse I want to throw at it.

    The Uprising is ready for abuse. Email Kevin at info@evil-bikes.com He will answer all of your questions and concerns. He is very fast to reply - except the weekends.
    Thanks man. I just put a Monarch Plus RC3 on it now in addition to the Pike I put up front. The 2014 Rockshox stuff is soooooooo good. Bike has been solid. I hated the lack of ISCG tabs too at first because it uses a pressfit BB so no sandwich one either. But with a clutch RD and Bionicon C guide I've been set. No chain drops ever. I do have to say I was initially worried about putting the Mach through so much abuse, but it's been solid. It's been on some super technical boulder covered trails and even some lift-accessed park stuff and held up great. My riding weight is about 210-215 lbs too. I love the complete lack of flex from the rear end.

    Your Evil looks so sweet though and perhaps my next bike whenever the Mach decides to die. Just did a full bearing replacement and it feels like new so that might be awhile. I'm with you on the way you build bikes. I love the anti-weight-weenie burly builds with massive tires. When you build a bike up like that the only thing hold you back on the downhills is your own skills and courage. I actually took my bike from 27-ish pounds to around 30.5 since I got it!

    Climbing was the main reason I went for the Mach. As much as I live for the downs, climbing is a huge priority for me because we have crazy climbs to get to the good stuff here in Colorado. For example, 1 trail by me has around 2,000 feet elevation gain in less then 2 and a half miles! Crazy stuff, but it's super fun to rip down.
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    For curiosity's sake, does a Cane Creek DB Air or RS Vivid Air fit in the Uprising frame there?
    Looks like too confined to accept anything else besides a Fox float X or RS Monarch Plus.
    Which will be too bad for such a nice frame to rule out, CC DBAir, BOS Kirk, Marzocchi Rocco, Manitou Swinger ProDC, to say the least...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806 View Post
    For curiosity's sake, does a Cane Creek DB Air or RS Vivid Air fit in the Uprising frame there?
    Looks like too confined to accept anything else besides a Fox float X or RS Monarch Plus.
    Which will be too bad for such a nice frame to rule out, CC DBAir, BOS Kirk, Marzocchi Rocco, Manitou Swinger ProDC, to say the least...
    No , Cane Creek it doesn't fit . I think only accept Float X , Monarch and BOS Kirk .

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    How's the tire clearance?
    Seen in some pics that its just abt fit for the HD 2.35
    Riding a covert c, if this was avail earlier, would have gone for this
    But the neg news on the revolt held me back and stocks are not readily avail when I was looking for a 6" quiver killer
    Seems to be a overly built carbon frame but nonetheless a beauty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmc78 View Post
    How's the tire clearance?
    Seen in some pics that its just abt fit for the HD 2.35
    Riding a covert c, if this was avail earlier, would have gone for this
    But the neg news on the revolt held me back and stocks are not readily avail when I was looking for a 6" quiver killer
    Seems to be a overly built carbon frame but nonetheless a beauty
    The max tire size is a true 2.3 inch. Schwalbes are a true 2.3 tire size. I am currently running 2.25 fat albert in the rear. There is more room for bigger tire than this. I have installed Maxxis DHF 2.5 and it worked fine. At one point, I tried a 2.4 Fat Albert rear and that didn't fit.

    I hope this helps.

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    Could i run a 160mm fork up front or would i need to get it reduced to 150mm? i got a fox 36 float for an ibis hdr i have on order but its taking forever to arrive so considering the evil uprising instead.

    thanks Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonburnett31 View Post
    Could i run a 160mm fork up front or would i need to get it reduced to 150mm? i got a fox 36 float for an ibis hdr i have on order but its taking forever to arrive so considering the evil uprising instead.

    thanks Jon
    You will be fine with it!

    Here are the details...

    I am running my bike with Fox 36 160mm. I did reduce the travel to 150mm, but the newer (2013-2014) Fox spring assemblies using a rubber fitting as oppose to the hard plastic one in the 2012 and earlier doesn't reduce the A2C as much as FOx claims. It should be A2C for Fox 36 at 160mm=545mm, and at 150mm at 535mm, but mine measure 540mm at 150mm. I mention this detail because the difference is only 5mm, so the 160mm will be approximately 0.25 degrees difference.

    With A2C of 540mm, my head angle is 66 degrees, seattube angle is 71 degrees, bottom bracket height is 13.75 inches and wheelbase for a medium frame about 44.75 inches. This is in the high position. The low position would be 65 head, 70 seat, 13.25 bottom bracket, and longer wheelbase. I haven't used the low setting as the high setting feels good for all around use (ie pedaling uphill). If I was strictly shuttling - the low position would be killer.

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    Hello ,

    I run a BOS Fork 160mm without any problems.

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    What kind of headtube does the uprising have? Straight 1.5" or tapered?
    Also what's the deal with this integrated headset included with the frame? No proper headset is needed then?
    I have a 1 1/8" straight steerer on my fork, how will that work/fit?

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    Tapered. And the headset is included with the frame so you don't need one.
    You need an adapter for the fork , a friend of mine have one and it works well.

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    Does it have a standard threaded in bottom bracket, or a press fit? I'm not up to speed on carbon frames, but I've heard they all use press fit. Not sure if that is true however.
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    Standard Threaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawey View Post
    Tapered. And the headset is included with the frame so you don't need one.
    You need an adapter for the fork , a friend of mine have one and it works well.
    When you say adapter, you mean something like a HOPE step-down for a 1 1/8" to fit/convert on the lower 1.5" part of the tapered headtube?
    Can you show us some photo or link please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806 View Post
    What kind of headtube does the uprising have? Straight 1.5" or tapered?
    Also what's the deal with this integrated headset included with the frame? No proper headset is needed then?
    I have a 1 1/8" straight steerer on my fork, how will that work/fit?
    I am using a straight steer tube on my fork. As Mawey said you need a race that supports the steer tube size difference. Kevin did send me a race for the 1.125, but I found that my existing CaneCreek race worked well! Also, I wasn't sure if you needed special grease for the headtube, but nothing special is needed. The head tube is solid - just like the whole bike so nothing to worry about!

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    OK Dude, I understand now. I have a HOPE step-down for 1.5" -> 1 1/8".
    Hopefully it will work fine, otherwise I'll have to get a new race, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806 View Post
    OK Dude, I understand now. I have a HOPE step-down for 1.5" -> 1 1/8".
    Hopefully it will work fine, otherwise I'll have to get a new race, I suppose.
    I can send you the one that Kevin sent me as I didn't use it....just let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude! View Post
    I can send you the one that Kevin sent me as I didn't use it....just let me know
    Oh OK, thanks Dude. I'll PM you if needed.
    Cheers.

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    went to look at one today and its a awesome awesome looking bike.
    waiting to here back from the UK import of ibis to see if they can give us a confirmed date for the hdr ive ordered if not then ill be ordering a evil instead.

    Has anyone heard of problems with the bearings like the undead has been having?

    thanks Jon

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    My perspective

    I finally feel that I can give an honest review after (3) rides.

    My first test ride doesn't count, but it is what got me the bike in the first place.

    My first, actual, ride was less than spectacular. It was a combo of new bike, new trail, 90* weather and a long fire road climb to start. I was trying to pace off of Dude!, which I usually can pretty much do, but this ride he was killing it and I paid the price for trying to keep up with him. I bonked halfway up the hill and this left me out of sorts for the rest of the ride. My saddle position and height were off and this added to the fatigue. The heat killed me. So, I don't feel that it was the bike when things were all added up.

    My second ride was a completely different story. We had our first good rain of the season and the dirt was Heroriffic. Unbelievable conditions!!! I was able to point the bike down and just let her rip. I think that the turning on this thing is the thing that I notice the most. It rails corners. You line it up and it just goes. The bump eating leads to you aiming for the rough, like Dude! said. It really is a fun bike. I am a flyer. I love to jump. If my bike can't jump then I am not happy. The S-Works could jump, but the comfort level wasn't there. I hit everything on the Uprising and I hit it with style. Lots of air and movement.....just an awesome, right at home felling with this bike. It was really killer to know that I can take this bike to Black Rock and Moab and not worry about anything.

    My third ride was much more of the same......smiles and more adept to the new geometry. There are little nuances that one learns with all new bikes, but this one just has that feeling of comfort.

    There is still a bit of tweeking to be done. I switched from the 34 to the 36 due to the LSC and HSC adjustments. I am getting the new Pike and hoping it lives up to all of the hype. It is really cool to look over at your buddy and see him smiling the same smile you have..
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    Nice review Dominator13! I am definitely locked on this frame...
    It would be nice to shows us if you have, pics or a video of the bike in action.
    So as to see the suspension action and overall behavior in the rough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806 View Post
    Nice review Dominator13! I am definitely locked on this frame...
    It would be nice to shows us if you have, pics or a video of the bike in action.
    So as to see the suspension action and overall behavior in the rough.

    Video: An Evil Uprising - Pinkbike

    Best marketing ever.
    If jackasses could fly this place would be an airport.

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    Yeahh, rscecil007, I've seen this soooo many times, it's very good. But the only one available still.

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    Here's another one...

    Mason Mashon - Pemberton - NSMB.com Video - Pinkbike

    It takes time to make a good video, even then it is hard to separate rider skill from bike performance. I have seen videos of bikes that I don't like look amazing. Look at the Chromag videos they make hardtails look fun until you get one again - ouch!

    Dom on the Uprising was hitting a 30 footer with ease last weekend on our jump trail that we haven't ridden in a few weeks. He was sending it and looking very, very, comfortable. I was hitting the 20 footer. I would say most bikes can jump well with limited travel, but the correct geometry. That leaves pedaling, flattish drops, and rough stuff. It pedals well, handle drops better than I expected. many times I am expecting ouch but it isn't bad. It like the rough stuff - you start looking for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude! View Post
    Here's another one...

    Mason Mashon - Pemberton - NSMB.com Video - Pinkbike

    It takes time to make a good video, even then it is hard to separate rider skill from bike performance. I have seen videos of bikes that I don't like look amazing. Look at the Chromag videos they make hardtails look fun until you get one again - ouch!

    Dom on the Uprising was hitting a 30 footer with ease last weekend on our jump trail that we haven't ridden in a few weeks. He was sending it and looking very, very, comfortable. I was hitting the 20 footer. I would say most bikes can jump well with limited travel, but the correct geometry. That leaves pedaling, flattish drops, and rough stuff. It pedals well, handle drops better than I expected. many times I am expecting ouch but it isn't bad. It like the rough stuff - you start looking for it.
    Hell yeah Dude!!!

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    Evil Uprising - review-dscn0028.jpg

    Another pic.

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    Just built up mine last night! Definitely feels like sub-30. I'll get some photos up shortly as well.

    Just out of curiosity, what pressures are those with the Float-X running at? I'm about 185lbs and thinking somewhere around 200lbs of pressure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idaho View Post
    Just built up mine last night! Definitely feels like sub-30. I'll get some photos up shortly as well.

    Just out of curiosity, what pressures are those with the Float-X running at? I'm about 185lbs and thinking somewhere around 200lbs of pressure?
    I weigh 185 and running 155 psi. Congrats on the new bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idaho View Post
    Just built up mine last night! Definitely feels like sub-30. I'll get some photos up shortly as well.

    Just out of curiosity, what pressures are those with the Float-X running at? I'm about 185lbs and thinking somewhere around 200lbs of pressure?
    Dude! is the same and runs 155. He has dabbled with different pressures and he like it at 155.
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    Hopefully within the next month, I'll be putting in my order for an Uprising frame.
    Does the Uprising use the same rear derailleur hanger as the undead? Does the frame come with a hanger already?
    Also what type of 142x12mm axle does it come with? Shimano 142, Syntace X-12, etc.?
    Need to know what type of adapter to get for my HOPE Pro 2 Evo hubs.
    What is the size of the mounting hardware for the rear shock?
    In the box with the frame what else is it included? Documentation, etc?
    Sorry for all those questions but such information on Evil's website is sparse, to say the least.
    Dude, Dom, anyone?
    Last edited by tp806; 09-29-2013 at 02:24 PM.

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    Been creeping on this thread for a while now and Uprising looks sick! Some nice builds and I'm loving the vids.

    Glad to see evil seems to be healthier; I read about their whole when looking into a Sovereign

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    Here is mine:

    Evil Uprising - review-img_1526_zpsf1f28e43.jpg

    Build:

    Frame: Evil Uprising Medium
    Shock: Fox Float X
    Fork: Marzocchi 55 CR
    Brakes: Shimano XTR Trail
    Shifting: Sram X9
    Handlebars: Easton Haven Carbon
    Stem: Renthal
    Seatpost: Spez. Command Post Blacklite
    Saddle: Spez. Henge
    Cranks: Shimano XT w/ Wolftooth 32t
    Wheels: Industry 9 Red to black Fade with Stan's Arch EX Hoops
    Tires: Schwalbe Hans Dampf front and rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idaho View Post
    Here is mine:

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    Build:

    Frame: Evil Uprising Medium
    Shock: Fox Float X
    Fork: Marzocchi 55 CR
    Brakes: Shimano XTR Trail
    Shifting: Sram X9
    Handlebars: Easton Haven Carbon
    Stem: Renthal
    Seatpost: Spez. Command Post Blacklite
    Saddle: Spez. Henge
    Cranks: Shimano XT w/ Wolftooth 32t
    Wheels: Industry 9 Red to black Fade with Stan's Arch EX Hoops
    Tires: Schwalbe Hans Dampf front and rear
    Nice build! Have you ridden it yet? Interested in the 55. You were able to squeeze a Hans Damf in the rear?

    Update - I have had a few chain drops since going with no chain guide. I am going back to the tried and true chain guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude! View Post
    Nice build! Have you ridden it yet? Interested in the 55. You were able to squeeze a Hans Damf in the rear?

    Update - I have had a few chain drops since going with no chain guide. I am going back to the tried and true chain guide.
    The new 55 is BUTTER. I dropped it down to 150mm and it's awesome. I took it for a ride today but it got cut short at around mile 5 as I was an idiot and forgot to loctite my chainring bolts and lost 2 out of the 4 of them. As for the hans dampf in the rear, it's definitely tight. The crossmember between the seat stays seems to have a whole 1/4" of clearance and was knocking several rocks out of the tread today. I'll be throwing some 3M tape on that crossmember to hopefully give it some protection.

    I had no issues with the chain and dropping it with that wolftooth ring. That thing is awesome! Also it's paired with a clutch-type derailleur which I have read helps a ton.

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    What size bb is the on the uprising, couldn't find the specs on this frame!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eviltankass View Post
    What size bb is the on the uprising, couldn't find the specs on this frame!
    73mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806 View Post
    Hopefully within the next month, I'll be putting in my order for an Uprising frame.
    Does the Uprising use the same rear derailleur hanger as the undead? Does the frame come with a hanger already?
    Also what type of 142x12mm axle does it come with? Shimano 142, Syntace X-12, etc.?
    Need to know what type of adapter to get for my HOPE Pro 2 Evo hubs.
    What is the size of the mounting hardware for the rear shock?
    In the box with the frame what else is it included? Documentation, etc?
    Sorry for all those questions but such information on Evil's website is sparse, to say the least.
    Dude, Dom, anyone?
    I am not sure about rear derailleur hanger on the Undead, as I don't own one. It does come with a hanger. I am not sure of the type.

    It is a 142x12 mm - it is maxle thru-axle. My I9 142x12mm worked perfectly and didn't know they made a different 142x12mm thru-axle hub assemblies? I thought a 142x12mm was a standard?

    Mounting hardware comes with the shock that came with the frame. It uses the new Fox Igus bushings/hardware and it the standard narrow set-up. I haven't taken the shock off much to determine this. Dom can post a picture of his extra shock with measurements.

    It comes with headset, cable clips, thru-axle, and rear brake disc tab mounting hardware.

    No other documentation. Kevin is quick to answer emails and this thread should serve assist. I know he is working on a new website.

    I hope this helps.

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