Professional riders obsess about equipment, which is exactly why we take their input so seriously. We based this bike around what pro mountain bikers consider as one of their greatest dilemmas: “Hardtail or full-sus for race day?” We want their answer to be the Evil Twin, nine times out of ten. We designed it to ride just like the Detritovore hardtail, just with the control and traction that 90mm of travel offers. When designing the kinematics, we wanted the shock rate to ensure pedalling responsiveness, plushness in mid-stroke and progressive near the bottom of the travel. It’s a true competition bike.
Rear suspension linkage designed to accommodate two bottles in main triangle.
CO2 cannister holder (single chainring option only).
Downtube protector includes full-length cable housing routing.
Double bearing design for ultimate rear triangle rigidity.
We set the frame weight goal at under 2000g, but wanted to be sure of unparalleled lateral stiffness. So we use the finest materials – Mitsubishi-Rayon and Toray high-modulus carbon fibre – and specified the best bearings available.
Another non-negotiable demand from the pros was for the suspension linkage to leave room to mount two bottles in the main triangle. This is critical for long marathons and stage racing, where hydration is key.
|Materials||Toray 700 & 800|
|Sizes||XS, S, M, L|
|Weight||±1950g (size M)|
|Wheel Size||650B (XS); 29” (S, M, L)|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch XX|
|Headset||1.1/8”-1.1/2” tapered, FSA|
|Bottom Bracket Shell Width||73mm|
|Seatpost Size||31.6mm diameter|
|Seatclamp Size||34.9mm diameter|
|Front Mech Mount Type||Direct Mount|
|Dropouts||X12 through axle|
|Brakes||Post Mount Hydraulic Disc|
|Shimano Di2 Compatible||Yes|
|A||Top Tube Length||553||580||609||638|
|B||Head Tube Length||92.4||91.3||91.3||110.2|
|C||Seat Tube Angle||74||74||73.5||73|
|D||Head Tube Angle||71.5||71.5||71.5||71.5|
|E||Bottom Bracket Drop||23||40||40||40|