The RainForrest Green is incredible looking especially in the sun light. The way Ells blends the green and black together is quite unique. Good luck with your build. Post pics when you can.Scott_C said:Looks awesome! im shopping for an Evolve frame now and Im leaning toward the Rainforest Green.
Got a chance to take the Evolve on its maiden trail ride today as things have dried up pretty good here in Maryland. The bike is a blast to ride and its handling is phenomenal. From a geometry perspective the riding position is very neutral and moving the about the bike is very fluid, weight shift etc. Climbing was excellent but you do need the legs & lungs to turn the wheels but I feel this is a 29er thing. Downhills were a blast and the bike is quite stable. In the air the bike is balanced and when I did leave the ground it was pure cushion coming back to terra firma. If I could improve one thing it would be the rear axle. I would make a 12mm Maxle kit for the Evolve as I think that is one area where a 9mm QR is just inadequate. The back end can get squirrely when under load and that is probably a 29er thing too. Overall the bike is awesome...can't wait to spend some more time in the saddle.Motolite_Mofo said:
Hey McStumpy...mcstumpy said:i9 wheels should not be flexy. I wonder if it was the tires moving around a bit in the slick MD dirt? Maybe check your pressure, are you tubeless? Bike looks killer. Good to hear she goes down hill good for you, that was my big question with the steap HT angle.