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EUROBIKE 2015 | The New Evil Insurgent 27.5

Sex sells, it’s a fact! If the response from the Eurobike crowd was anything to go by, it’s unlikely that EVIL will have any problems selling their new Insurgent 27.5. Many were getting excited by the bright yellow model, but we thought that the murdered out black version was pure sex, and needed to check it out!

The new Insurgent packs 151 mm of rear suspension and looks deadly
The new Insurgent packs 151 mm of rear suspension and looks deadly

Dripping with carbon porn, the new Insurgent 27.5 looks aggressive and mean, rocking 151mm of travel from the DELTA link suspension. It looks complicated, but the Dave Weagle inspired link boasts a number of really cool features. Using the smaller link in the DELTA has allowed a dual leverage ratio to be built into the suspension curve and the bike also features flip chips allowing you to slam the bike even lower if needed. With the bike in LOW the numbers are aggressive, 65.6 degrees at the head angle, 346 BB height and 430 mm chainstays. Dropping into Very LOW slam’s and lengthens the bike to 64.8 degrees and 334 mm BB height with a 432 mm chainstay. The top tube reach of 455mm in the size Large should provide a roomy cockpit. So on paper the insurgent looks like a fire spitting beast of a bike, we cannot wait to get one of test. Prices are expected to be in the region of €3299 for the frame, with builds available from between €5000 – €6500 depending on spec.

The bike comes with a flip chip geometry adjustment. Low or very low, 65.6 to 64.8 on the head angle and 346mm to 334mm on the bottom bracket
The bike comes with a flip chip geometry adjustment. Low or very low, 65.6 to 64.8 on the head angle and 346mm to 334mm on the bottom bracket
The dropouts are neat and clean, and the bike retains a 142 x 12 mm dropout
The dropouts are neat and clean, and the bike retains a 142 x 12 mm dropout
We were impressed with the super clean custom chainguide
We were impressed with the super clean custom chainguide
Mud clearance is good, and the back end  is seriously stiff
Mud clearance is good, and the back end is seriously stiff
The chainstays run at 430 to 432 mm depending on flip chip orientation
The chainstays run at 430 to 432 mm depending on flip chip orientation
The super neat sag indicator is a great touch.
The super neat sag indicator is a great touch.
The DELTA link allows for a dual leverage rate
The DELTA link allows for a dual leverage rate
Cable management is neat and clean
Cable management is neat and clean
The builds will come with SRAM Guide brakes
The builds will come with SRAM Guide brakes
Evil certainly have the styling dialled
Evil certainly have the styling dialled
Short stem, wide bars! Check....
Short stem, wide bars! Check….
The Rockshox Pike delivers stiffness up at the front.
The Rockshox Pike delivers stiffness up at the front.

We will bring you a full ride test as soon as we can get our hands on one of these bikes

Words and photos : Trev Worsey