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    The Insurgent LB X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike

    So you haven't quite jumped on the 29er bandwagon and you're seeking something a touch burlier that Evil's Calling, well, we hope you packed your party pants in your hydration pack, cause The Insurgent LB X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike is sending out invitations for a good time in the woods and you made the cut. Behold, a highly technological machine that's ready to propel you right into a rip-roaring good time with its long and slack geometry and low-slung six-inches of travel. Dressed up with SRAM's excellent X01 componentry and shod with house favorite Industry Nine Enduro S wheels, The Insurgent is ready to pounce on all-mountain trails, enduro stage races, and park terrain like a Great Dane on a Porterhouse. New on the Insurgent LB or "little better’er" as Evil calls it, is the long-awaited move to stiffness enhancing Boost spacing, water bottle mounts in the medium through x-large sizes, a new, lighter carbon layup responsible for the half-pound weight reduction while actually improving lateral stiffness, and of course, some fresh paint.

    One thing that didn't change on this new Insurgent, and frankly, didn't need to change was a departure from the numbers and angles that have given it such universal acclaim. 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 the choice sections of trail, and you'll be glad you're on it when things head downhill.

    In contrast to more complicated, multi-pivot suspensions that populate the market, on The Insurgent, Evil uses its own linkage driven single pivot suspension design, dubbed Dave's Extra Legitimate Travel Apparatus, or DELTA for short. Dave is in Weagle, also of DW-Link and Split-Pivot fame, worked closely with Evil to create a platform that checked off every ride attribute it sought to achieve in a suspension design. When put to the test in real-world conditions, DELTA is amazingly capable. Looking back at our own field notes reveal words like "supportive cornering, excellent big-hit management, playful pop, and wonderful pedaling efficiency". So versatile is the ride provided from the wonderful suspension package that we wouldn't hesitate pulling it off the rack and subjecting it to any known or unknown trail networks.

    The DELTA suspension design was originally a platform meant for testing different suspension curves, and it's most basic, defining attribute is it's virtually limitless adjustability. Given this evidence, it becomes apparent that The Insurgent's shock setup is far more important than on a non-DELTA frame. Lucky for us, Evil worked closely with its suspension suppliers for the proper tune and it includes a built-in sag meter to facilitate easy tuning without needing an abacus or slide ruler. Simply reset the dial, mount the machine, and add or relieve air pressure as needed to achieve the prescribed 30% number. Once tuned, DELTA allows for a supple off the top feel with a supportive mid stroke for wallow free cruising and pedaling efficiency before ramping up and preventing harsh bottom outs during park shenanigans and on shuttle laps.

    Evil didn't waste this excellent suspension platform to some substandard frame construction process and on all of its newer frames, it invested in building new molds in a new factory that also happens to service most of the high-end manufacturers on the market. Given the logistics of carbon construction, this wasn't a simple process; however, anyone familiar with Evil's history will agree that it was necessary, and the frames we've handled definitely occupy the sharp end of the industry's quality curve.

    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.

    Evil's website and its copy lead you to believe that it doesn't take itself too seriously and indeed it does have a more lighthearted approach than other staunch and stuffy brands, however, it's no less committed to the highest end manufacturing. Every frame's life begins with EPS and silicone molds. The carbon is laid up around these and then compacted from inside and out, resulting in uniform wall thickness and eliminating excess resin pooling and the kind of imperfections and structural weaknesses that might later lead to frame failures.

    • An all-mountain rig that always deduces the best lines
    • DELTA platform affords 150mm of plush DW DNA
    • Adjustable geometry slackens the head tube into DH territory
    • Includes a sag meter to make shock set up a breeze
    • New lighter carbon layup drops a 1/2 pound
    • Water bottle mounts keep you hydrated on hot laps
    • Boost spacing afford greater lateral stiffness
    • Evil Bikes isn't serious most of the time unless it's crafting good riding bikes
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    Tech Specs

    Frame Material
    carbon fiber
    DELTA (Dave's Extra Legitimate Travel Apparatus)
    Rear Shock
    RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAir
    Rear Travel
    RockShox Lyrik RC2 DebonAir 160 Boost, 46mm offset
    Front Travel
    FSA Intergrated
    SRAM XO1 Eagle, 12-speed
    Rear Derailleur
    SRAM XO1 Eagle, 12-speed
    ISCG Tabs
    ISCG-05 tabs with included chain guide
    TruVativ Descendant Carbon Eagle DUB
    Chainring Sizes
    Crank Arm Length
    [small, medium] 170mm, [large, x-Large] 175mm
    Bottom Bracket
    73mm BSA threaded
    Bottom Bracket Type
    SRAM DUB BSA 68/73mm
    SRAM XG-1295 Eagle, 12-speed
    Cassette Range
    10 - 50t
    SRAM XO1 Eagle, 12-speed
    SRAM Guide RS
    Brake Type
    hydraulic disc
    SRAM CenterLine, 180mm
    Race Face Aeffect R, 35mm
    Handlebar Rise
    Handlebar Width
    Lizard Skins Logo lock-on
    Race Face Aeffect R, 35mm clamp
    Stem Length
    WTB Volt Comp with steel rails, 142mm
    Crank Brothers Highline Dropper [small, medium] 125mm travel, [large, x-Large] 160mm
    Industry Nine 101 Enduro S 27.5in Boost
    Industry Nine Torch
    Front Axle
    15mm Boost
    Rear Axle
    12 x 148mm
    [front] Maxxis Minion DHF 3C/EXO/TR, [rear] Maxxis Aggressor EXO/TR
    Tire Size
    27.5 x 2.3in
    not included
    Recommended Use
    all-mountain, enduro
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited 3 years

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