Evil DOC Freeride Hardtail

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  • Chainstay Length: 15.75"-16.4"
  • Top Tube Length (virtual): 23.15"
  • Head tube length: 4.5"
  • Seat Collar: 34.9mm
  • Front derailleur clamp: 34.9mm
  • B.B Shell Size: 68mm (MTB Standard)
  • Head Tube Size: 1 1/8"

User Reviews (16)

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Pete   All Mountain Rider [Mar 18, 2012]
Strength:

One of the best hardtail frames out there.

Weakness:

none

I have the red frame for sale. It was bought to build a second bike, but,
I don't have the funds to finish. The frame is brand new, and nothing
was ever installed in it. Will accept any reasonable offer.

E mail: aa924@aol.com

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Available At:
Ben1   Weekend Warrior [Jan 17, 2009]
Strength:

Ride and feel (steel goodness), geometry, stiff where it counts, incredibly versatile

Weakness:

UK RRP is offputtingly steep, but as soon as you ride one you realise it's worth it!

Seriously impressed, nicest feeling frame I've ever ridden. Responsive and absorbant steel feel but with perfect amount of stiffness.
As per everyone else's reviews, geometry/versatility is awsome. This bike is used for everything, and it's bareable to ride to work on or XC with the seat up. Surprisingly light as well for such a strong frame.
Relatively rare in the UK which is nice, but probably due to the £450 RRP. In reality, when you've ridden one for a while you won't begrudge this at all.
Grats to Evil, hope to see a new hardtail of the same calibre as this undwr their new ownership.

Similar Products Used: Nothing that's similar to this
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Luke   [Feb 22, 2008]

I wrote one of the early reviews for this frame and am writing again now out of a sense of obligation.

After riding this bike for several years (since the first moment it was made available) I have come to apprieciate it to an extent that defies my ability to express with words. It is a fine, versatile frame. It is lively, quick and forgiving. I have had a deranged amount of fun riding street on this bike. I also used it as a trail bike for several months.

I now have a 6in trail bike made by a small American manufacturer - I love it, it cost 10 times as much money as my Evil, and yet when I get on my D.O.C., I feel like I'm home. If you ride street or dirt, you will be so happy you got this bike. Just do it.

Similar Products Used: Cannondale Chase, John Cowan's signature frame
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Available At:
N   [Sep 16, 2006]
Strength:

Not a heavy frame, but not super light either. Nice springy feel to the ride coming from aluminum hardtails. Very easy to go singlespeed. Handling is stable and suits switching between DH and street bikes.

Weakness:

Lovely red paint chips much too easily, especially around the bolts connecting the adjustable dropouts to the frame. No IFGS mounts for a chain guide on the frame. Burr inside seat tube has scratched up my seatpost already!

I like this frame better than I like most people. Handles just the way I like it, very versatile (can do XC with seat up, trials and street with it down) and looks hot.

Similar Products Used: Craftworks Rail, various Giant hardtails.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
mike   Weekend Warrior [Oct 17, 2006]
Strength:

versatile, beautiful

Weakness:

no ISCG mount

Added a hardtail because the BigHit was too much for just riding around. Short chainstays make it easy to manual. I set the height of the manitou at 130 and it gives a nice stable head angle. Brakes are weak. Handles well and very versatile from jumping to urban to trail riding thanks to the long seat tube. Gets attention anywhere you go. Really happy with it. Paint chips but is very good looking deep gloss like a car almost.

Similar Products Used: none
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
C   Downhiller [May 22, 2006]
Strength:

Great geo. even better price,it's an evil, rides smooth, I use for urban/street rides and I won't ever use another frame for that application , strong as hell

Weakness:

i find none, some cry about the weight but who cares

for the price you can't beat it a great bike made by a even better company. I have yet to bring it off road but as far as street,park,urban goes it's one of the best frames

Similar Products Used: Chase, stp, brooklyn park
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
jane blane   Weekend Warrior [Aug 30, 2006]
Strength:

cheap

Weakness:

everything

this frame was so badly beat up when i bought it that i could barely put it together. the paint was so bad. it aws chipping like a mofo and there wasent a spot on it wheerre it dident flake. i had to hammer the fork in cause the headtube was so badly bent. the i was looking at my back wheel the whole time while riding caues the frame was bent in half. first day i hit a jump on er and the the frame hit the ground cause it bent so much when i landed.... and i hads landed butter! i ended ut cutting my leg off cause i couldent fit the seat post in so the tube sliced er right off. i AM VERY UPSET BY I FORGIVE EVIL CAUSE THEY SENT ME A NEW BETTER FRASME and a prostetic leg but buy the bike( if your dont mind wasting money that is)

Similar Products Used: twofortythree it was amazing
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
julian   [Dec 18, 2005]
Strength:

decently priced, cant remeber exatly how much it was because of the conversion over the boader, but i think it was around 400 us. it looks great, comes from a well respected company, made from a great material (reynolds steel)

Weakness:

geometry doesn't work well with what the bike is "meant" to do

I was really excited to get this bike, it looked amazing, the reviews i had read were all good, the price was nice considering what i thought i was getting, and the metal used in the frame was reynolds!!!

I later found out that only part of the bike was actually reynolds steel, the rest was just plain jane 4130. i also found that the reason it was priced so well is that because i was made over seas, the paint was crap and chipped and flacked like as if they didnt even prime the frame. this was all found out while putting the bike together. once it was built i stayed 100% open minded about the frame, so i rode it for the season, now i can say that i have no idea what chris was thinking when he designed this frame, the Topetube is way way too long for street riding, the seat tube is also way too long, i cant get my seat low enough for good park use, also the head angle is Weird, its a 69 with a 3 inch fork, so if ur a guy planning on running a 5inch stroke, ur head angle will be a 67, in the end, this bike is just not a good urban or street bike, i cant see in what situation you would want geo like this, This was my dream bike and it turned out to be a total let down

overall is a 3 because 3 = good on their rating scale (and im being generous)

Similar Products Used: evil imperial, 243, balfa, on-one gimp, norco 4hun, planet X, many many hardtails
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
zavier vaillancourt   [Jul 11, 2005]
Strength:

weight,frame setup, sliding dropouts

Weakness:

seat tube height

this bike is the best bike i could have hoped for. it rolls real nice, weather at skatepark or down trails. BUY ONE!

Similar Products Used: dk general lee
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
the masked avenger   [Jul 13, 2005]
Strength:

PRICE!! looks killer, its smooth responsive and tough as nails.

Weakness:

paint flakes off rather easily, no guide mounts,too slack of a headtube for what its meant for, and also i find the Top tube really long even with the regular size...

PRICE, its good that its cheaper but this causes more people to buy it, i now think that this isnt a true EVIL bike just because there are so many out there that i see and all the little groms who have them

But ya great bike for the price the only bike thats around the same level of quality would be my old 243 frame.

but hey if u want an agile but rather long and slack angled street bike, this is the one for you.

Similar Products Used: norco supercross series, specialized P. series, 24 letoy 3 and 4, banshee scrath, balfa minuteman, 243racing
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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