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    Evil Alloy?

    Anything from rumour control regarding Evil offering alloy frame options?

    It's not that I have any problem with carbon, it's just that I'd imagine that aluminum options would make for a more affordable frame. Given this carbon day and age, most of us could do with a more affordable alternative.

    What's your thoughts? I'd be all over a brushed alloy Wreckoning!

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    Doubt we will see it, but I'd be totally down with that.

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    Their carbon frames are pretty much as heavy as most alloy frames, does that count?

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    At this point they'd have to find new suppliers...doubt it

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhendo View Post
    At this point they'd have to find new suppliers...doubt it
    Yep right on zhendo and no they're not as heavy as an aluminum frame would be F4SG. You'd need to add one to one and a half pounds of weight for the aluminum frame. That and they had gotten burned on the Revolt DH aluminum frames by their supposedly good Taiwan supplier which just about bankrupted Evil. If Kevin hadn't had all his other profitable business to help him pull Evil out of it I doubt the brand would exist.
    Never say never but it seems unlikely.


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    I agree with manitou above. I just reread the article about all of the aluminum frame problems, bad welds, bad heat treating, too many problems they had with aluminum manufacturers overseas. Once they figured out how to make a carbon frame, its more cookie cutter and idiotproof. Maybe someone can post that link to history of Evil (not my best skill), its a bit long, but it makes you really respect how Kevin kept the brand alive.

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    My speculative opinion...

    It probably comes down to the fact that carbon has been a success, they've invested heavily on each model and just want to focus on what's currently working for them. If they were looking to diversify, finding quality alloy frame contractors wouldn't be a problem.

    I'd love to be riding an Evil, but I won't drop $3821CAD for a frame. Though there are a lot more people in the market that are will to do so, so a price of a product is only worth what people are willing to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    My speculative opinion...

    It probably comes down to the fact that carbon has been a success, they've invested heavily on each model and just want to focus on what's currently working for them. If they were looking to diversify, finding quality alloy frame contractors wouldn't be a problem.

    I'd love to be riding an Evil, but I won't drop $3821CAD for a frame. Though there are a lot more people in the market that are will to do so, so a price of a product is only worth what people are willing to pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrs View Post
    My speculative opinion...

    It probably comes down to the fact that carbon has been a success, they've invested heavily on each model and just want to focus on what's currently working for them. If they were looking to diversify, finding quality alloy frame contractors wouldn't be a problem.
    so a price of a product is only worth what people are willing to pay.
    I don't disagree at all. Is it worth it for Evil to pursue that path now? Probably not but who knows down the road. It could be good way to round things out on a few models.
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    The Evil Sect was one sweet looking prototype. Sure wish they'd resurrect the Jeremy Fish collaboration! Love his work.

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