Bike Setup: bb7s dmr trail blade 2/marzocchi 66 atomlab gi hub khe geisha freecoaster
from Super Chill
Date Reviewed: November 24, 2007
Strengths: 3 rear wheel drop-out positions. Stiff. Will accept any fork with 1 1/8" or 1.5" steerer.
This bike can be set up for all styles of riding. A little on the heavy side, but the short chainstay will make up for weighty frame. With a 7" single crown, bottom bracket somewhat tall, but it tracks over the rough stuff with great precision. It takes drops with ease and with the compression cranked up it dirt jumps great. Very raked geometry. Find an old frame with horizontal drop-outs and run single speed!
Bike Setup: pike, mavic rims. race face bits, urban/dj
Date Reviewed: November 23, 2005
Strengths: Strong, a good geometry
Weaknesses: a little heavy, have to use a chain tensioner
A good bike, I am becoming more and more convinced that it is geared towards freeride not urban(i know its listed as freeride but it is commonly used for urban) Im planning on getting a dna mainly because of the sliding rear dropouts, that way i can run a bmx chain. If you plan on buying one I would probobly pass, there are equally good bikes you can get for a much cheaper price. ex- black market- gimp if you want to spend an equal amount of money to the evil you should get a dna- they are in my opinion the best hardtail on the market.
Similar Products Used: dna, blk market mob, .243, gimp
Bike Setup: evil, ss, hayes r break, holy rollers, dj2
a Weekend Warrior
from PG, BC, Canada
Date Reviewed: November 2, 2005
Strengths: everything, tought as hell, amazing geometry, makes you want to huck bigger
Weaknesses: pedals worse up hill then my BB7 did.. haha.. but who rides up these days.. just sully but hes a tropper.. shuttle for life
basically.. i use to ride a BB7 and then i swapped out frames hoping to chill my riding back a bit after nearly killing myself on my BB7... but it didn't work out like that.. i feel WAY more confident on the evil then on my BB7 dropping larger, hucking bigger, decending faster, jumping higher... i rode whistler and was the only HT in teh pack.. was teh only one that didn't get a flat, hucked everything we came across, and kept up to the fullys.
buy one.. if you want a chairlift/(shuttle)freeride HT frame!!
Similar Products Used: none.. there are no frames similar
Bike Setup: 2002 boxxer, 26" 321's, 243 racing bars and stem, michillin 2.5's, 3 piece azonic cranks- its a pig around 40ish pounds
from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Date Reviewed: September 21, 2005
Strengths: Solid, stiff, versitile, take anything you can throw at.
Weaknesses: none so far. Other than my 2004 sherman's crown is ovalized.
I've done 15 foot drops to 20 foot gaps and this bike feels rock solid in the air. Also at home on stair sets to halfpipes. Best frame ever built!!! Highly recommended!! The last bike you'll ever need!!
Bike Setup: Sherman Fireflyplus with titanium coil, 26' doubletracks, hookworms, azonic bars and stem, avid discs, titec seat post, holzfeller crank, Rennen singlespeed conversion, Fsa headst, DK seat, raceface BB
from constantly traveling all over the U.S.A
Date Reviewed: July 14, 2005
Strengths: this is the only bike on this whole site where someone should be aloud to say EVERYTHING!!! its so beefy, strong, quick, looks like a monster!
Weaknesses: the only thing i could say would be that im not a fan of the super laidback seattube
By far the most versitile bike ever made! it can handle anything you throw at it! I revently broke my leg attempting a 17 foot tall drop to a hard packed landing, my bottom bracket snapped and i smashed my heal/ ankle into the ground, i am now not riding due to a broken ankle but will be back shorty so that i can test this beast again.
IT WILL OUTLAST YOU AND EVERY PART ON YOUR BIKE!!!
Strengths: this is the stiffest frame ever!! truley a peice of art. the geometry is crazy fun.
this bike is just so much fun. it weighs in at a 40 lbs. even, but unless i have to pick it up i never give it a thought. amazing with a tripple clamp. its a wheelie machine. supper stiff.very good climber, with that much bike under me i feel bullit proof. ride whistler every week, and this imperial makes me giggle like a little boy! and let me tell ya shes a looker, ya the laddies really dig evil.
Similar Products Used: i lookes at a banshee morphine, but it pailed in comparisson to something this evil
Bike Setup: DH style. a 03 jr T. complete saint components. with axiom peds, a pair of minions, and sram rocket levers connected to that dreamy saint rear derailier.
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: March 20, 2005
Strengths: Super stable, strong, not to heavy, it rocks. Rides very well, my first time on it I was hitting 10 to 15 foot drops on it, that's pretty cool cause the last time I rode was three years ago. The bike is light! I can pedal it anywhere
Weaknesses: seat tube Has a crack in it. The sl has fixed that problem though. And it's probably not a problem if you only weigh 160 or so.
Bike rocks, I sold my bighit in the fall of 2001 and went to Spain for a while. In 2004 I finally was able to go biking again. I went way bigger on the evil than on the bighit. Bike is very stable in the air. Doubles are simple and drops are super easy on this bike. Only bad thing is the seat tube. Kinda sucks for trail riding, but then again I used to trail ride with a bmx so it really isn't that bad. The bike's strong I'm 5'9" and 240 lbs and the bike has held up to everything that I've done to it.
Bottom line is that this bike kicks A. At 37 pounds this bike is perfect. If you want a good bike that you can flick around like a rag doll and stay in complete control this is your bike. If you want to hit huge gaps and big drops and like the hardtail life this is the ride. If you don't like a super stiff ride and go up hill as fast as you go down stay away.
Bike Setup: arrow DHX 24's hope hubs gazzi 2.8 single speed true single speed bmx chain e thirteen ring & bash gaurd 16/36 gear profile racing cranks hayes 9's 8" f / 6" r camo manitou fire fly diob stem & strickly D T bars
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