If Evil Bikes' The Following can be described as an all-mountain monster that's happiest running big lines, then The Calling is best described as its sassy, irreverent, trail-leaning little brother. With a relatively reserved 131mm of rear DELTA travel, compared to much of the Evil line, the Calling is the perfect partner for the early morning mission to the summit and the after-work hot laps. We've paired the carbon Calling's 27. 5in frame with SRAM's GX Eagle drivetrain and e*thirteen components for a capable trail bike, ready to seek out adventure with a cheeky aggression that'll have you cackling joyously out of every berm and opportunity for air. Evil's approach to geometry is one of the key elements to The Calling's versatility. The frame's linkage includes flip chips that alter the bottom bracket height and head tube angle. In Low setting, the bottom bracket sits at just 13. 3in off the ground with a head tube angle of 66. 4 degrees. When dropped to the X-Low setting, the bottom bracket drops to 13in off the ground, and the head tube slacks out to as low as 65. 8 degrees. The Calling is definitely down for a party, and its long, low countenance is finished with 16. 9in chainstays (17. 0 in the X-Low setting) that dice techy lines like a cat on carpet. The lightweight carbon frame is worth noting, as the internal cable routing and stiff material further the clean yet playful ride. Evil stuck to a linkage driven single pivot with a specific aim to achieve a level of adjustability not allowed by DW-link's four-bar design. DELTA was originally designed as a platform to test different suspension curves, so it's most basic, defining property is virtually limitless mutability. Given that fact, shock tune may be more important on a DELTA bike than on any other suspension design, and Evil builds in a sag measurement system to make tuning a quick, painless affair. Just reset the little toggle, hop in the saddle, and air up. The Calling's DELTA pivot location red...
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