Evil Imperial Freeride Hardtail

DESCRIPTION

  • Actual ST length: 13.5 inches
  • BB shell: 73mm, spindle 113mm
  • Seat post: 31.6mm
  • Derailleur post: 31.8mm
  • Tire compatiblility: 24" AND 26" Compatible

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 11, 2018]
psikodelikz


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

Everything really. Hardest bike frame to find, but always wanted one, had to get it when it popped up. Used for pump track/dj/street mostly (100mm fork), but also throw on 160mm & a dropper for trail/fr

Weakness:

Heavy compared to today’s standards, but just built up again (2018) and it still takes downhills like a boss.

Price Paid:
600
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
2004
[Feb 17, 2010]
0Levi0
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Crazy strong, not too heavy, low center of gravity, great geometry, everything else.

Weakness:

Paint chips easily, hard to find.

Buy this. There is no excuse not to.

Similar Products Used:

Balfa Minuteman

[Dec 04, 2009]
liljumper
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

super strong great geometry smooth when i say super strong i mean indestructable!

Weakness:

a little heavy expensive

if you want to ride the strongest most well made strongest frames in the world get one!

Similar Products Used:

none!

[Sep 21, 2005]
Imperial13

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Solid, stiff, versitile, take anything you can throw at.

Weakness:

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!!

Similar Products Used:

Norco 4hun, 125; Giant stp1; trek bruiser; Rocky mountain flow

[Jul 06, 2005]
man tor
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

EVERYTHING

Weakness:

NONE

This frame rocks! It really enhanced my riding. Am doing drops I never would of tried before, with ease. Big Jumper, Big Dropper.

Similar Products Used:

Trek 8500, not really the same breed, but luckily i sold it before i broke the 8500

[Jul 14, 2005]
JJ
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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!

Weakness:

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!!!

Similar Products Used:

banshee morphine, 24 letoy3, clifcat tankass

[May 22, 2005]
steve
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

this is the stiffest frame ever!! truley a peice of art. the geometry is crazy fun.

Weakness:

none!!

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

[Mar 20, 2005]
Ben Thompson
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

Similar Products Used:

last bike rode was a bighit comp 2001

[Feb 11, 2005]
Rob DeMao
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This frame is super stiff ! Love the geo. of it , Make you feel like superman he he he....

Weakness:

You got to be joking !!!!!!

This bike has taken every bit of my abuse & it begs for more , EVIL IS GOOD

Similar Products Used:

nothing compares

[Nov 24, 2007]
shreddi nar

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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!

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