We figured it was a matter of when, and not if it was going to happen. The Offering Mountain Bike Frame from Evil Bikes is a chassis that many riders, ourselves included, were patiently waiting for with baited breath. Slotting in quite nicely between its established 29ers that include its 120mm travel Following and the 160mm Wreckoning, The Offering sports 140mm of squish that's the Goldilocks amount of travel for a bike that can pedal efficiently and isn't afraid to go full-send when called upon. It's no secret that here in the office, we're big fans of big wheels and The Offering is its latest wagon wheel bike that simply devours steep and gnarly technical terrain, days in the park, or big backcountry pedaling days alike. While Evil still offers up 27. 5-inch rides in its Insurgent and Calling, ever since company head Kevin Walsh discovered the capabilities of the newer crop of 29-inch bikes and the benefits of a 622 ERD, the brand has put an emphasis on building frames that played up to its aggressive and fun nature while blending the speed and rollover ability that only comes with larger wheels. It's first 29er, The Following, received universal acclaim and it didn't take too long before it realized that it needed to build a long travel machine for higher speed over punishing terrain and one that could compete in enduro racing. The Wreckoning was born and it pushed the limits of what a long travel 29er could do. With both of those bikes getting recent updates this season, it was time for the crew at Evil to turn its attention into developing an excellent tweener. It had plenty to draw from its other bikes when developing The Offering including its DELTA suspension platform using a trunnion mounted metric shock, Boost spaced rear end, threaded bottom bracket, and premium carbon layup. What it really focused on was a totally modern geometry sporting some of the longest reach numbers we've seen to date on an Evil (a medium Offering is 7mm longer than a large ...
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