From the original Insurgent, the LB makes things a "little better'er" with Boost spacing, water bottle cage mounting on the medium through x-large sizes, a new, lighter carbon layup responsible for a half-pound weight reduction that also remarkably improves lateral stiffness and compliance, and of course, fresh paint to make your buddies jealous. Evil's bikes are notoriously fun to ride and the Insurgent LB turns that to 11, equally ready to hit big features in the park as it is to pedal for hours on end during backcountry epics. This build is our own, pairing the ultra-capable Insurgent LB frame with SRAM's GX Eagle drivetrain and new 10-52t gear range, for a mountain-ready enduro bike. Evil maintained the geometry that had us loving the first Insurgent, for a responsive and shred-ready frame. Having a look at the linkage reveals flip chips that alter the bottom bracket height and head tube angle. When dropped to the XLow setting, the bottom bracket hovers a mere 13in above the ground, while the head tube kicks back to a slack 65. 2 degrees. Yes, those numbers were commonplace on freeride and DH bikes not too long ago, however, this is a bike that's also at home pedaling and cornering as if its job depended on it, as evidence of its stubby 17in chainstays, so it's not a chore getting to choice sections of trail, and you'll be glad you're on it when things head downhill. The LB enjoys a lighter weight carbon layup that helps improve the overall ride quality, which correlates to more compliance without sacrificing stiffness where it's needed. Most impressively, it managed to drop nearly half a pound from the overall frame weight while still retaining the desired ride characteristics. This marvel of unidirectional carbon and one-piece molded construction is able to withstand the hardest hits on the most demanding trail and keep coming back for more. In contrast to more complicated, multi-pivot suspensions that populate the market, on The Insurgent, Evil uses its ...
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