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    Quote Originally Posted by SLOPE View Post
    I'm still confused. Why would you lbs ream a shim??
    Sorry mate, i didn't notice your question. I bought a Thomson Elite Seat Post and it was a tight fit. Too tight to easily raise and lower the saddle hight which i do every ride. I also had a cheap seat post but that one fitted fine. So i presumed the thomson elite was made to a higher tolerance and the shop reamed the shim out to make it fit. the cheap seat post is little loose now but it still works and holds its hight. The Thomson fits fine.
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    Yeah and maybe they have a more graceful top tube to seat stay angle on all sizes!

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    Specs on the new sov from Evil:

    Sovereign
    Price: $549
    Colors: Black or Yellow
    • Reynolds 520 tubing
    • 142 x 12mm rear spacing
    • HVS Sliding dropouts
    • ISCG05
    • Campy style integrated 1 1/8 Steerer
    • 73mm Threaded BB
    • 31.6 Seat tube
    • Axle to Crown 510mm
    • Recommended fork 140-160mm
    • 27.5 Compatible!

    Geometry S M L XL

    A HA 67.5 ̊ 67.5 ̊ 67.5 ̊ 67.5 ̊

    B ST Angle 71.0 ̊ 71.0 ̊ 71.0 ̊ 71.0 ̊

    C Virtual TT Length 570mm | 22.4” 595mm | 23.4” 615mm | 24.2” 640mm | 25.2”

    D ST Length 350mm | 13.8” 430mm | 16.9” 480mm | 18.9” 500mm | 19.7”

    E BB Height (26x2.4" Tire) 322.5mm | 12.7” 322.5mm | 12.7” 322.5mm | 12.7” 322.5mm | 12.7”

    F HT Length 110mm | 4.3” 110mm | 4.3” 125mm | 4.9” 125mm | 4.9”

    G CS Length Min 412mm | 16.2” 412mm | 16.2” 412mm | 16.2” 412mm | 16.2”

    CS Length Max 428mm | 16.9” 428mm | 16.9” 428mm | 16.9” 428mm | 16.9”

    H WB Min 1057mm | 41.6′′ 1082mm | 42.6′′ 1103mm | 43.4′′ 1128mm | 44.4′′

    WB Max 1073mm | 42.3′′ 1098mm | 43.2′′ 1119mm | 44.1′′ 1144mm | 45.1′′

    J Axle to Crown (140mm Fork) 510mm 510mm 510mm 510mm

    K Offset 39mm 39mm 39mm 39mm

    Stack 574mm | 22.6′′ 574mm | 22.6′′ 588mm | 23.2′′ 588mm | 23.2′′

    Reach 372mm | 14.7′′ 397mm | 15.6′′ 412mm | 16.2′′ 437mm | 17.2′′


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    Hang on, are they saying it's straight steerer only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iainmac View Post
    Hang on, are they saying it's straight steerer only?
    Bingo. 1 1/8 Steerer is what the spec is saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    Bingo. 1 1/8 Steerer is what the spec is saying.
    A monkey could of realised how sparse brand new 140-160mm forks with straight steerers are now. Disappointed to say the least, just laziness.

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    So, Evil actually would release new Sovereign without 44mm headtube... Good for them.

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    There must be a mixup in the spec sheet 'cause that's more than a newb move for a bike company that ONLY produces mountain bikes...

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    The price is pretty good, I was expecting it to be as expensive as the previous model. And it's half a degree slacker. Seat angle is the same...? Same with the effective top tube length. Maybe the headtube # is a mistake- it looks slightly larger at the bottom in the photo, I think?

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    I have a tapered steerer tube fork waiting!!!!

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    EVIL Sovereign stoke

    Quote Originally Posted by bitewerks View Post
    Maybe the headtube # is a mistake- it looks slightly larger at the bottom in the photo, I think?
    Ht confirmed to be 1 1/8th. And 67.5 HA based on 140mm fork on 26 wheels.


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    Well that is horrible news. The only reason I would consider upgrading my current sovereign frame would be a 44mm headtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhynohead View Post
    Ht confirmed to be 1 1/8th. And 67.5 HA based on 140mm fork on 26 wheels.


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    That's weird. I would have thought they'd most definitely have given riders the choice of running any 140-160mm fork on the market.
    Last edited by bitewerks; 11-05-2014 at 07:22 PM.

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    Now for a bit of stoke.

    Still rocking the v1, still loving it. Love fall riding.

    Two pictures from today:




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    Hey Dump sweet ride! How'd you get that bottle cage on? Rivnuts or something else?
    What power?!?

    The power of Voodoo!!!

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    Thanks, yup - rivnuts.

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    Hi @dump
    What fork do you have? I'm just looking for something to replace my 130mm Z1. Looking probably for spring as I like the feeling
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    Rockshox Sektor RL 120/150mm Dual Position coil spring, 20mm axle. Been very happy with this fork. Mostly ride it in 120mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    Thanks, yup - rivnuts.
    Rivnuts? Do tell dump - that's one thing I wish my D.O.C. had was a water bottle mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    Specs on the new sov from Evil:
    Will it look like this?EVIL Sovereign stoke-img_20141119_121113_269.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    Rivnuts? Do tell dump - that's one thing I wish my D.O.C. had was a water bottle mount.
    check it:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_uu_ba6qAM

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    I'm thinking about sektor too, I might get it at the end.
    Thanks a lot

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    EVIL Sovereign stoke-img_20141128_111112934.jpg

    Just picked up a nice blue v1....going to bring it up to date with new cranks....might change out the fork too...stay tuned.

    Anyone looking for a mint v1 in green (might consider selling mine, don't really need a spare)?

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    Sweet.

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    Evil sure is taking their own sweet time putting the hardtails on their site...

    Does anyone know someone who has ordered a new Sov?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitewerks View Post
    Evil sure is taking their own sweet time putting the hardtails on their site...

    Does anyone know someone who has ordered a new Sov?
    Not me. Best would be to contact them directly for any/all info rather than rely on their website.

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    EVIL Sovereign stoke

    Mike at Evil is pretty good at returning emails right away. Pretty sure you can order the new sovereign if you contact them.


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    Here's a v1 black for sale. You don't see these for sale very often:
    2008 Evil Sovereign Frame original USA For Sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    Not me. Best would be to contact them directly for any/all info rather than rely on their website.
    I already ride a Sov. I just want to see the imagery & info on the site along with some brand spankin' new builds!

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    Maybe santa will bring some evils.

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    EVIL Sovereign stoke

    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    Here's a v1 black for sale. You don't see these for sale very often:
    2008 Evil Sovereign Frame original USA For Sale

    So is there much of a difference in geo between this OG V1 vs the new Sov? I've been in contact with the seller and just curious if I should go V1 or just buy the new one. And is the steel that much more superior on the v1?


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    EVIL Sovereign stoke-img_20141205_211052412.jpg

    Sorry for the crap picture...only free time I get these days to build is at night when the kid us asleep....so a garage lit pic is the best I can do.

    New crankset and a NOS manitou minute med 130 that I overpaid for on eBay...only test ridden Napoleon Dynamite style (city streets). So far I can say that I'm very happy with it. Previously had a Maverick sc32 on the front and I always loved how light the front end was but always wanted more stiffness.

    I was a little worried that the minute would be heavier but it feels just as svelte...love this v1...they're so versatile..I'm even running 27.5s

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    The minute is/was a great fork. Ran it for many years.

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    Re: EVIL Sovereign stoke

    Here's mine 650b'ed too


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    Quote Originally Posted by rhynohead View Post
    So is there much of a difference in geo between this OG V1 vs the new Sov? I've been in contact with the seller and just curious if I should go V1 or just buy the new one. And is the steel that much more superior on the v1?


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    I don't have any real-life experience w/ the v2 - I've only seen photos. I know the v1 very well.

    From what I see,
    - v2 and v1 are roughly the same geo.
    - v1 has a larger range of adjustability in the chainstays (same slider but two dropouts).
    - v1 has a Reynolds 853/725 tubeset ... nice stuff. Don't know what steel the v2 has, but it's not reynolds iirc. I'm sure it's fine.
    - v1 and v2 have different sizing. V1 came in medium and long. v2 has a bunch more sizes (s, m, l, xl iirc) and I don't know if those sizes correlate to the v1 sizes.

    Hope that helps.

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    Some sweet rides posted up recently.

    @Dump pretty sure the V2 Sov is Tange cromoly, unsure about the V3...

    Sovereign stoked!

    Here's pics from a recent ride up Beinn Ime, Arrochar Alps, Scotland

    EVIL Sovereign stoke-img_2445.jpgEVIL Sovereign stoke-dsc_1445.jpg

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    sweet pics iainmac

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    V2 is Tange Prestige. According to Evil, V3 is Reynolds 520.

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    sorry for the spam...please feel free to have this post removed if it offends anyone...here is my v1 for sale:

    2008 Evil Sovereign v1 For Sale

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    pike 454

    Guys, I just got brand new pike 454 coil uturn and on the right leg is this knob, I know it's for some remote but can it be poploc with adjust?
    Any help appreciated.
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    Pike coil uturn is a great fork. And yes, that's the pop lock remote lockout on the right leg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    Pike coil uturn is a great fork. And yes, that's the pop lock remote lockout on the right leg.
    Thanks for the quick answer, can I use poploc with adjust?
    One like this?
    http://www.nsmb.com/images/gear/rock...ase/poploc.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by matood View Post
    Thanks for the quick answer, can I use poploc with adjust?
    One like this?
    http://www.nsmb.com/images/gear/rock...ase/poploc.jpg
    Compression adjust? I never had one with compression adjust, but I assume that you can since I imagine that's just fine-tuning the cable pull.

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    Anyway Im trying to find more info about this version but no luck. The knob looks like revelation rlt version. Butnever had rlt and nor dna so Im bit confused now.

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    Got brand new pike and almost ready for season. A new wheels coming up. I'm glad I got this frame, with the pike it's absolue fun to ride.

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    A rare black and gold v1 frame up for sale:
    2008 Evil Sovereign Frame original USA For Sale


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    A v1 bike up for sale, good price:
    Ole Faithful steel 26" hard tail For Sale


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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    Original Evil Sovereign - still going strong 7 years on. Currently in all-purpose mode.

    Super old post bumpage...question for dump:

    How many inches of travel are you running in this pic?

    I ask because I'm considering going down to 120 or 100mm. Wondering if that's too little.

    I recall you recommending running 100 or 120 for the v1s.

    I own both a reg and a long.

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    Hey ledude,
    that pic is from 2012 spring... I think I'm running 100mm there. That's good for smoother/jumpier trials with that fork, but for more mixed trails 120mm + lockout is better.

    For the last two seasons I've been running a 120/150mm sektor which is a great fork. I keep it at 120mm 99% of the time. The exception is for longer DH runs where I open it up to 150. I do those a few times a year only it seems. 150mm in the front and zero in the back for general riding feels too soft and unbalanced.

    Recommendation: 120mm

    Quote Originally Posted by ledude View Post
    Super old post bumpage...question for dump:

    How many inches of travel are you running in this pic?

    I ask because I'm considering going down to 120 or 100mm. Wondering if that's too little.

    I recall you recommending running 100 or 120 for the v1s.

    I own both a reg and a long.

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    Thanks for the reply dump,

    Here's my new v1 long. I decided to swap parts from the v1 regular and convert the Reg to a single speed.

    EVIL Sovereign stoke-img_20150410_135647370_hdr.jpg

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    cool setup ledude!

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    anyone bought the new sovereign, or did it go the way of the dodo??

    i was a little disappointed with the straight steerer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtylerdurden View Post
    anyone bought the new sovereign, or did it go the way of the dodo??

    i was a little disappointed with the straight steerer.
    They're around and available according to a past conversation with Mike (from Evil, though he has quit since I last heard). I dont know if many have bought one though...doesnt seem to be much of a demand for the v3 sovereign, maybe due to the fact that there is no tapered headtube - granted a straight 1 1/8 steerer tubed fork isnt exactly super hard to find. That being said - I would look for a used one if I was you...there is a v2 and v1 for sale on PB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledude View Post
    They're around and available according to a past conversation with Mike (from Evil, though he has quit since I last heard). I dont know if many have bought one though...doesnt seem to be much of a demand for the v3 sovereign, maybe due to the fact that there is no tapered headtube - granted a straight 1 1/8 steerer tubed fork isnt exactly super hard to find. That being said - I would look for a used one if I was you...there is a v2 and v1 for sale on PB.
    Interesting. The only evidence I've seen of their existence is the single photo on facebook. Anyone else seen anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    Interesting. The only evidence I've seen of their existence is the single photo on facebook. Anyone else seen anything?
    True....I don't think I have ever seen a built out V3. Makes me wonder if ANY V3s have even been purchased.

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    Being that the dirtjump frame is on the site, I was thinking that they were revamping the Sov's headtube. Sure seems like someone would have posted a photo by now...

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    Headtube is not the only thing they should revamp. Geometry numbers seems to be stuck in the V2 area. It was okay at the time, but hardtail geometry has progressed. Also, Evil wasn't clear about the wheel size. Geo numbers were for the 26", but the frame can accommodate 27.5". Without any mention of different dropouts for 27.5" wheels. I got the feeling V3 was made in a hurry. If it was made at all.
    I hope Sovereign will be reborn as hardtail version of the Following. Now that is something I would buy.

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    Still rocking, 10 years on...






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    Nice ride....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    Interesting. The only evidence I've seen of their existence is the single photo on facebook. Anyone else seen anything?
    Freehubmag recently posted a pic on instagram of Walsh holding a Sovereign prototype frame.....possibly going back to the drawing board again? (Hopefully properly this time)


    Also nice pics ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by iainmac View Post
    Freehubmag recently posted a pic on instagram of Walsh holding a Sovereign prototype frame.....possibly going back to the drawing board again? (Hopefully properly this time)


    Also nice pics ^
    That pic looks a lot like the current/old arrangement of tubes... narrower/lighter tubes from the looks of it (no need for chainstay grinding street burliness) ... w/ most of the interesting bits are cropped out.

    Lots of folks doing interesting stuff w/ hardtails these days. Not sure what evil will be adding to the table. Hoping for something solid.

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    Well, that's good news on the prototype! I'm about to read the piece on Evil on freehubmag now. There's another photo of the Sov in the article.

    I wish Evil would do another batch of t-shirts, too.

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    Still making me happy.

    EVIL Sovereign stoke-wp_20150621_18_51_56_pro1.jpg

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    Nice matood, cool pic.

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    Poor Man's Sov 27.5 conversion:EVIL Sovereign stoke-doc-front-suspension-single-speed.jpg

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    Looks clean!

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    Thought I would share this cool pic I got of the Sovereign...Ord Hill, Inverness, Scotland.

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    Also, purchased bigger brake discs (180mm) and new tyres (Ardent rear, High Roller 2 front - my favourite setup) and the control and handling of the bike is now superb.

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    Would anyone know if a Holy Roller 2.4 or Ikon 2.35 would fit in the Mk1 Sov with its dropouts at the shortest possible settings?

    Cheers!

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    i might try and convert my v1 to a 650B+ bike...just for shitz and gigglezz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hood View Post
    Would anyone know if a Holy Roller 2.4 or Ikon 2.35 would fit in the Mk1 Sov with its dropouts at the shortest possible settings?

    Cheers!
    Pretty certain I was running the short DO with 2.6 Kendas, will confirm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hood View Post
    Would anyone know if a Holy Roller 2.4 or Ikon 2.35 would fit in the Mk1 Sov with its dropouts at the shortest possible settings?

    Cheers!
    @Red Hood: Holy Roller 2.4 definitely fits in the short settings... here's mine in that exact setup. I'm in the forward dropout and with the sliders almost all the way forward.


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    Hey dump, thanks for sharing. Bet that bunnyhops & manuals like a dream...

    Hard to tell from pic but are you running tug nuts on yours?

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    In that pic, I'm not running the spacer nuts, but I do now. Once the dropouts are tight though, they don't really serve any purpose.

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    Well, I have a confession to make. At the beginning of the summer I stripped my Sov for parts to put on a new FS and it's been sitting in a box in our spare-room ever since. Until this week, that is. I just couldn't bare to be without it so a few choice ebay purchases, and a raid of the spares box (and 3 seperate trips to the LBS for parts I thought I had down in the basement), and it's arisen!

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    Only managed a quick shakedown around the neighbourhood so far, but everything is just as good as I remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter View Post
    The Sovereign is a killer bike...I loved mine!



    It was the inspiration to build my current HT:

    Have to do it, but I must say that jncarpenter's custom built 29er evil sovereign, looks a lot like a 2016 Kona Honzo - nuts bro, nuts.

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    there are differences,:
    the honzo looks to have a longer ETT, lower BB and slacker HA. Steeper SA, maybe? Can't tell from the pictures themselves.

    But the OG9er definitely understood the spirit of a lively 29er and gave it some love.

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    Has anyone tried fitting 27.5" wheels on their Sovereign? I'm running Conti Trail King 2.2" tyres and there is heaps of clearance. If I need a new wheelset in the future I'll see if 27.5" wheels with a similar tyre will fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979 View Post
    Has anyone tried fitting 27.5" wheels on their Sovereign? I'm running Conti Trail King 2.2" tyres and there is heaps of clearance. If I need a new wheelset in the future I'll see if 27.5" wheels with a similar tyre will fit.
    It's been done, you can do it w/ the dropouts slid back... it'll raise your bb. I don't really see the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    It's been done, you can do it w/ the dropouts slid back... it'll raise your bb. I don't really see the point.
    Not only is it possible, it almost fits 27.5+. Raises the BB for sure, which I don't mind.

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    Large sovereign for sale

    Once you go slack, you never go back!

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    Hey guys.

    Still loving my Sovereign, even after getting a fancy 2016 Trance!

    I got a new 55mm stem and 777 long bars for it!

    Has anyone managed to get a tapered fork on the v2 frame? Maybe using one of those external lower headset cup things?

    Or is it just impossible?

    I love this frame and the Revelation I have on it is pretty good. I would just like to know if it would ever be possible to fit a bigger stanchion fork on to it.

    The revelation is the only 26" fork rockshox actually releases with straight steerers still...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimitrisCSD View Post
    Hey guys.

    Still loving my Sovereign, even after getting a fancy 2016 Trance!

    I got a new 55mm stem and 777 long bars for it!

    Has anyone managed to get a tapered fork on the v2 frame? Maybe using one of those external lower headset cup things?

    Or is it just impossible?

    I love this frame and the Revelation I have on it is pretty good. I would just like to know if it would ever be possible to fit a bigger stanchion fork on to it.

    The revelation is the only 26" fork rockshox actually releases with straight steerers still...
    Can't be done. Afaik Fox still make the 36 with a straight 1 1/8" steerer. I think X-Fusion do their bigger forks with them too.

    edit: Should have said, I have a v2 and it's definitely a traditional 1 1/8".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimitrisCSD View Post
    Hey guys.

    Still loving my Sovereign, even after getting a fancy 2016 Trance!

    I got a new 55mm stem and 777 long bars for it!

    Has anyone managed to get a tapered fork on the v2 frame? Maybe using one of those external lower headset cup things?

    Or is it just impossible?

    I love this frame and the Revelation I have on it is pretty good. I would just like to know if it would ever be possible to fit a bigger stanchion fork on to it.

    The revelation is the only 26" fork rockshox actually releases with straight steerers still...
    Tapered fork in a traditional 1 1/8 headtube won't fit. No headset external or not will give you what you want..

    I don't know what a v2 frame headtube is dimensioned at. I know the v1 (which is what I have) needed to have a new headtube welded on to make it work. See my v1 a few posts up.

    If the v2 is a 44mm headtube you're okay to fit an external cup with a tapered steerer....if not youre in my same boat.

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    Thanks guys! I guess I'm sticking with my dual air revelation for now. It's a great fork anyway!

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Mk3 Sovereign

    My friends, enjoy!

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    Full details like geo and specs aren't up yet but here's the original link:

    Evil Bikes | The Sovereign

    Sweet to see it takes a thru-axle. 50/50 on if the headtube can take a tapered steerer. Curved brace looks good. Overall looks 'cooler' than the Mk2 but still ain't got nothin' on the original - though I'll admit I'm biased . Still, I reckon it's one of the best looking steel frames out there.

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    EVIL Sovereign stoke

    Love the black

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    Damn if that doesn't look like a 1 1/8th headtube.

    Seriously??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLOPE View Post
    Damn if that doesn't look like a 1 1/8th headtube.

    Seriously??
    No doubt, that is a straight 1 1/8 headtube...

    Now I'm glad I had Walt works weld in a 44mm headtube onto my v1....so weird how they didn't spec at least 44mm

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    So long as Rockshox keep making the Revelation in 1 1/8", 26", 140mm, the world is a better place.

    I just noticed the guides on the side of the downtube... NOOO!

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    What a silly stupid decision to stick with 1 1/8...

    Such a great frame otherwise... It could have been a hit.

    I think I liked the straight brace a bit better but this is not bad.

    The guides are there for a stealth dropper. Nice! Too bad its on the wrong side!!!

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    Looks like a 44 to me. Hope so...I can't imagine then doing otherwise.

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    Updated my Sovereign with new wheelset/headset combo - sour apple CK on Spank Spike Race rims, new bars and a fresh rebuild on the 66RC2X which still runs as new. No matter how much I try to find an upgrade or replacement for this frame, absolutely everything fails. The Sovereign is such a beast!










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    Nice updates there shortbus! I tried to find a Sovereign recently and couldn't find one anywhere...ended up building a used Honzo with 27.5. I miss my Evil DOC and would have loved to be on an EVIL again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
    Nice updates there shortbus! I tried to find a Sovereign recently and couldn't find one anywhere...ended up building a used Honzo with 27.5. I miss my Evil DOC and would have loved to be on an EVIL again.
    Thank you! I considered an Explosif Ti but get nervous thinking of the slacker front end combined with the 66 which is much taller than spec'ed for that frame, so I'm not even sure the headtube junction would be strong enough to handle a taller fork... How do you like the Honzo? They look awesome!

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    V1 Decals?

    Any thoughts on where to source V1 decals?

    (time to freshen up the frame)

    Quote Originally Posted by DimitrisCSD View Post
    My gift to the legacy of this amazing frame. The decals sheet with the several colors.

    I knew that these existed nowhere anymore. I had an actual sheet somewhere but after I moved I kind of have no idea where it is. So wanting to be sure I have the decals when one day I decide to re-coat my frame, I thought I'd try contacting Evil themselves.

    Credit goes to Mike Metzger of Evil Bikes. After sending an email at the evil bikes support, asking if maybe they have the computer file with the decals, he promptly and very kindly replied and sent them to me. One more incident that makes me happy I went with Evil even when they were going through hard times.

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    Here's a link to the .eps photoshop/illustrator file in case someone finds that more handy:

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    Quote Originally Posted by eimkeith View Post
    Any thoughts on where to source V1 decals?

    (time to freshen up the frame)
    No idea about V1 but since that link is now broken, here is a new one for the V2 decal sheet:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/g69v6dmb9n...extra.eps?dl=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimitrisCSD View Post
    No idea about V1 but since that link is now broken, here is a new one for the V2 decal sheet:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/g69v6dmb9n...extra.eps?dl=0
    Thanks for the new link!
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    While waiting on my U.K. Angleset to be made and shipped, I bought another V1 long frame that was modified for a 44mm head tube and ordered a Cane Creek angleset for that, and both were delivered, and I started swapping my stuff over this evening:





    Looking forward to 1 degree slacker.

    (Still no word on the British angleset)


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    Wow now that's interesting! I wonder how hard a modification like this would be!

    I suppose it would have to be a really good welder to make sure the angles are right etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimitrisCSD View Post
    Wow now that's interesting! I wonder how hard a modification like this would be!

    I suppose it would have to be a really good welder to make sure the angles are right etc.
    Agreed.

    The work was done by this fellow

    Head tube replaced (same angle - although I would've requested the 1 degree slacker angle myself) and seat tube permanently shimmed.
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    I was hoping this thread was being bumped with info about a new, improved Sov. frame!

    I'm still enjoying my 2010 Sov. ...

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    EVIL Sovereign stoke

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    Just picked up a nice blue v1....going to bring it up to date with new cranks....might change out the fork too...stay tuned.

    Anyone looking for a mint v1 in green (might consider selling mine, don't really need a spare)?
    LOL - just saw this. I might be interested in that mint green V1.



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    Dylan at EVIL was kind enough to send me a sticker kit for the last generation (no one seems to have V1 frame decals)

    I'm thinking these work fantastic with the mint green that ledude put on this modified V1 frame:







    I'm using a Cane Creek Angleset on this one.


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    Stripping down my other V1 Long for my wife 's Xmas.



    - oh yeah; Works Angleset for that frame finally arrived also.


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    Just finished making files for the frame decals for V1 Sovereigns (no longer available through Evil) with the help of a graphic designer buddy. I think we got very close to correct:

    (This is before we corrected the orientation; checking for spacing and proportion)






    I'm going to make a set in black and a set in pink - anyone else need some (more the merrier to keep costs down!)


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    Quote Originally Posted by eimkeith View Post
    Just finished making files for the frame decals for V1 Sovereigns (no longer available through Evil) with the help of a graphic designer buddy. I think we got very close to correct:

    (This is before we corrected the orientation; checking for spacing and proportion)






    I'm going to make a set in black and a set in pink - anyone else need some (more the merrier to keep costs down!)


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    Glad I sold you the sov v1 long....clearly you are a connesieur of fine mountain bikes. Keep these oldies but goodies going as long as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledude View Post
    Glad I sold you the sov v1 long....clearly you are a connesieur of fine mountain bikes. Keep these oldies but goodies going as long as possible.

    Thanks man - I love these frames, (except for the HT angle). - glad you sold me the modded one also!
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    Hello all,

    Giving my Sovereign frame a makeover...looking to buy new bolts for the rear dropouts (the ones which mount the dropout to the frame). Can anyone confirm if these bolts are M5 or M6?


    Edit: Also to the gentleman who had a Works Angleset installed...which size did you go for? Will be ordering mine soon!
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by iainmac View Post
    Hello all,

    Giving my Sovereign frame a makeover...looking to buy new bolts for the rear dropouts (the ones which mount the dropout to the frame). Can anyone confirm if these bolts are M5 or M6?


    Edit: Also to the gentleman who had a Works Angleset installed...which size did you go for? Will be ordering mine soon!
    Cheers
    Let me check my paperwork on the headset; I can tell you that the one I received doesn't fit - I'm going to have to have it turned down by a local machinist to install in the headtube :/

    I'll check m5/m6 on the dropouts also next time I'm at the shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eimkeith View Post
    Let me check my paperwork on the headset; I can tell you that the one I received doesn't fit - I'm going to have to have it turned down by a local machinist to install in the headtube :/

    I'll check m5/m6 on the dropouts also next time I'm at the shop.

    Interesting, is your frame a V1 or V2 sov? In what what does it not fit?

    Thanks very much that will be a great help!

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    V1, of course

    OD of the headset cups > ID of head tube (almost 2 mm!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by iainmac View Post
    Edit: Also to the gentleman who had a Works Angleset installed...which size did you go for? Will be ordering mine soon!
    Cheers
    For the V1 Sovereign, you want: 1 1/8" straight, 107-116mm, 1degree headset

    or in their language: 1.0 Degree EC34-EC34 - To Suit 1 1/8" Steerer Tube - (Traditional Fitment)
    1.0 Degree EC34-EC34 - To Suit 1 1 8 Steerer Tube - Traditional Fitment

    I have two of these. They're good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    For the V1 Sovereign, you want: 1 1/8" straight, 107-116mm, 1degree headset

    or in their language: 1.0 Degree EC34-EC34 - To Suit 1 1/8" Steerer Tube - (Traditional Fitment)
    1.0 Degree EC34-EC34 - To Suit 1 1 8 Steerer Tube - Traditional Fitment

    I have two of these. They're good.
    Cheers, this is a great help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    For the V1 Sovereign, you want: 1 1/8" straight, 107-116mm, 1degree headset

    or in their language: 1.0 Degree EC34-EC34 - To Suit 1 1/8" Steerer Tube - (Traditional Fitment)
    1.0 Degree EC34-EC34 - To Suit 1 1 8 Steerer Tube - Traditional Fitment

    I have two of these. They're good.
    That's what I ordered also, except mine doesn't fit as-delivered. :/
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    What's wrong with it eimkeith?

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    I see your post above. Time to pull out the calipers to measure and see what's what.

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    I did; it has to be turned down to fit.


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    After wanting one for years I finally grabbed a V2 frame at a great price. Read through this thread in the past couple days, can't wait to get the bike together. But, I'm a bit concerned. I've seen talk of a seattube shim, my frame does not have a seattube shim. Am I screwed, or is that only the V1 frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricfromBrooklyn View Post
    After wanting one for years I finally grabbed a V2 frame at a great price. Read through this thread in the past couple days, can't wait to get the bike together. But, I'm a bit concerned. I've seen talk of a seattube shim, my frame does not have a seattube shim. Am I screwed, or is that only the V1 frame?
    No worries about the shim. You can get a 31.6 i think seatpost in there no problem without a shim.

    The only thing you and all of us need for this frame is a good 1 1/8 steerer fork cause they're going extinct. I'm still happy with my RCT3 revelation fro 2012.

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    Cool, thanks. I was hoping that was the case.

    And yeah, I've noticed that. I'd hoped to make this a quick build, switching out a bunch of parts from an old spooky frame. I have a 100mm vanilla fork on that, so I'll definitely need a new fork. And my wheels are 9mm qr, so that makes it even harder to find a suitable 140ish fork. After looking around part of me wants to just do a new build, maybe even with 27.5 wheels. But $$.

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    @EricfromBrooklyn

    Not sure about v2... I assumed that those did not require a ship. V1 did require a shim to use a 31.6mm post.

    100mm fork would work fine depending on what you're doing with it. Used to run mine at 100mm for light trail and jumping. Have been running 120mm for the last few years. Just run what you have, see how it works, then adjust if necessary.

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    @dump the price is certainly right using the old vanilla fork. It's not like I'll be going big on this, I have full sus rigs for that, this was mostly going to be a play bike. You don't feel like the 100mm affected handling negatively?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricfromBrooklyn View Post
    @dump the price is certainly right using the old vanilla fork. It's not like I'll be going big on this, I have full sus rigs for that, this was mostly going to be a play bike. You don't feel like the 100mm affected handling negatively?
    Handling isn't negatively affected at all... steering is quicker and more precise. Head angle is slightly steeper. I ride at 120mm 95% of the time fwiw. For a play bike 100mm sounds great.

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    Hey guys, some Evil Sovereign stokage for ya!

    Decided to give the ol' frame a lick of paint along with new parts like the Works 1 degree angleset. Having never maxed out the chainstays before, I'm looking forward to seeing how the slacker head angle and longer wheelbase makes the bike behave in the woods...

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    Nice fork! I bet that was hard to find with a straight steerer!! The colour is looking dope!

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    Sold my v1 (REG/short) about a year ago, looking for another, preferably a long V1.

    Nothing on PB or EBAY, and I missed on that mint one Keith, so sweet. So. Sweet.

    Any leads or info!? (Besides check online 3x a day, lol)

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    here is my DOC with a shiver! rode it until last year when the insurgent replaced it!
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    That DOC is sick! Looks built for getting loose in the woods.

    Quote Originally Posted by DimitrisCSD View Post
    Nice fork! I bet that was hard to find with a straight steerer!! The colour is looking dope!
    Cheers dude! Hah, the fork was real diamond in the rough...spent ages scouring the buy/sell pages!

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    I hardly see them come up for sale anymore... I'd guess one every six months... maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iainmac View Post
    Hey guys, some Evil Sovereign stokage for ya!

    Decided to give the ol' frame a lick of paint along with new parts like the Works 1 degree angleset. Having never maxed out the chainstays before, I'm looking forward to seeing how the slacker head angle and longer wheelbase makes the bike behave in the woods...

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    Cool color! How much travel is that? Looking quite choppered out. 160mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    Cool color! How much travel is that? Looking quite choppered out. 160mm?
    Cheers! Fork travel is 140mm, with a -1 degree headset adjustment which is probably why it is looking like that. Great for the steep and technical trails I love riding in Scotland

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    Quote Originally Posted by iainmac View Post
    Cheers! Fork travel is 140mm, with a -1 degree headset adjustment which is probably why it is looking like that. Great for the steep and technical trails I love riding in Scotland
    Cool, yeah I have a similar setup: 120/150mm with a -1 Works Components. Enjoy it!

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    OK, took 6 thousandths off of my headset cups to make them work, and now I'm stuck on the seat post shim (it had been loctite'd in before I disassembled for powdercoat, and it's pretty mangled now..) - anyone have a good strategy for that?
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    Some V1 stoke to bring this thread up to the top!

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    Rebuilt my Sovereign with a rigid fork (Identity 14/20 XL) with some panaracer ribmos on King downhill wheels for street shredding. Still one of the best frames i've ever owned, but with this config this thing is a speed demon! Absolutely LOVE riding the bike around town, the acceleration and the way it holds speed is intoxicating.

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    So I've been a long time fan of these Evil Sovereigns and finally picked up the latest iteration of it. I haven't hardly seen any of the v3 frames or builds posted, only talk about them on this thread. Luckily, I was able to find a 160 fox 36 with a straight 1 1/8 steerer. I'm trying to figure out if this headset mentioned earlier

    "For the V1 Sovereign, you want: 1 1/8" straight, 107-116mm, 1degree headset

    or in their language: 1.0 Degree EC34-EC34 - To Suit 1 1/8" Steerer Tube - (Traditional Fitment)
    1.0 Degree EC34-EC34 - To Suit 1 1 8 Steerer Tube - Traditional Fitment"

    is the same works headset for these newer sovereigns. The v3 has a Campy style integrated 1 1/8 Steerer. This should bring my HA to 65.5 with a 160 fork. If I'm planning to run a regular headset, non angled, which cane creek headset should I be looking at.

    thanks
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    This is the one I used on my V3.

    FSA Impact Pro Internal Headset | Jenson USA

    Any integrated BMX headset with 45* upper and lower bearings will do.

    Rad to hear of another V3 being built. I'm putting the finishing touches on mine right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NM Frontier View Post
    This is the one I used on my V3.

    FSA Impact Pro Internal Headset | Jenson USA

    Any integrated BMX headset with 45* upper and lower bearings will do.

    Rad to hear of another V3 being built. I'm putting the finishing touches on mine right now.

    Perfect. thank you. I'll be sure to post my build on here when it's done. Would love to see yours as well when its complete.

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    EVIL Sovereign stoke-img_3179.jpg

    V3 is done! Bit of a mix of old and new.

    Highlights include:

    NOS take off Fox Vanilla RLC 140mm with 15mm axle.
    NOS XT trail wheels 15mm and 12mm
    XT Brakes and Sram X1
    New style EVIL decals

    Just been on a few rides but so far it rips!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    For the V1 Sovereign, you want: 1 1/8" straight, 107-116mm, 1degree headset

    or in their language: 1.0 Degree EC34-EC34 - To Suit 1 1/8" Steerer Tube - (Traditional Fitment)
    1.0 Degree EC34-EC34 - To Suit 1 1 8 Steerer Tube - Traditional Fitment

    I have two of these. They're good.
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    V3 is done! Bit of a mix of old and new.

    Highlights include:

    NOS take off Fox Vanilla RLC 140mm with 15mm axle.
    NOS XT trail wheels 15mm and 12mm
    XT Brakes and Sram X1
    New style EVIL decals

    Just been on a few rides but so far it rips!
    Nice. I'm kinda taking my time gathering parts right now. Hopefully I get it done by the end of June

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    evil stem / bar setup - help!

    Hey all, built my v1 reg sovereign years ago. Really irritated with my bar height when standing. I have tried rolling my bars back and forth, etc. Really don't want to get a longer stem unless I absolutely have to. Based on the pics, should I just get riser bars? Do I need to go to a 60 stem? Riser stem?

    I am 6' and have a 32"ish inseam. My neck and shoulder hurts after about 3 miles on rides. I feel like I might be leaning too far over the bars / wheel when I am standing.

    Pics!
    https://imgur.com/a/rVa2KXO

    Edit: can't include my hyperlinks I guess...

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    Long time lurker, fist time poster...

    Edit: Ok, sorry about the double post. The link wasn't showing up on mobile but it is on my pc.

    Here are the pics so you don't have to click the link. Appreciate any advice / help on my setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal_FTW View Post
    Long time lurker, fist time poster...

    Edit: Ok, sorry about the double post. The link wasn't showing up on mobile but it is on my pc.

    Here are the pics so you don't have to click the link. Appreciate any advice / help on my setup.
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    I use the highest riser bar Deity had on mine (30?)


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    60mm stem is the sweet spot on mine with 20mm rise bars. The sov was built when 70mm was kinda a short stem size for any thing but a DH rig, long for its time but short by today's standards.

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    Okay, anyone know of any talk of Evil making a current Sov?
    Seems like there is quite a bit of interest.

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    I'm looking for either a long Mk1 Sovereign or a D.O.C. frame in long or regular. Does anyone have one they'd consider selling? Or know of someone who has any of the above?

    Send me a PM if yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledude View Post
    Thanks for the reply dump,

    Here's my new v1 long. I decided to swap parts from the v1 regular and convert the Reg to a single speed.

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    ledude - this is beautiful. So that's in 27.5 mode with Flow EX rims - nice. is that a Nixon fork up front - how much travel? 140mm?

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    Happy New Year!

    I’m gauging interest in selling my V1 Sov frame, long, sparkly green with reflective decals (road sign look). I can include a 1 degree Angleset from Works, two extra derailleur hangers, and other components if interested (dropper, U-turn Pike). PM or respond if interested, thanks!

    Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bicycle Rider View Post
    Happy New Year!

    I’m gauging interest in selling my V1 Sov frame, long, sparkly green with reflective decals (road sign look). I can include a 1 degree Angleset from Works, two extra derailleur hangers, and other components if interested (dropper, U-turn Pike). PM or respond if interested, thanks!

    Eric
    PM sent.
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    Lets see a picture of the thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bicycle Rider View Post
    Happy New Year!

    I’m gauging interest in selling my V1 Sov frame, long, sparkly green with reflective decals (road sign look). I can include a 1 degree Angleset from Works, two extra derailleur hangers, and other components if interested (dropper, U-turn Pike). PM or respond if interested, thanks!

    Eric
    These almost never come up for sale. Last one in this spec was probaby about 10 years ago. Would also love to see a pic. Would also be interested in one of those two derailleur hangers please @Bicycle Rider

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    Dump, NM-Frontier—-

    Eimkeith responded right away, he’s first in line. But I’ll put up some pics later today or tomorrow for everyone’s benefit.

    I actually got the extra hangers straight from Evil, just last year. A fellow named Dylan hooked me up. For now I’d like to keep mine all together.

    Eric

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    woohoo!
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    EVIL Sovereign stoke-b0b9e435-2351-4d6f-8d73-66e6a9cac77b.jpg
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    Sorry no action pics!
    What power?!?

    The power of Voodoo!!!

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    Very Nice! Thanks for posting a picture!

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