Some of the Evil crew have been known to wear tighter-fitting clothes and pedal long distances to visit nature’s delights. Also, there's no doubt that Evil saw the huge dollar signs in gravel which could fund the development of other mountain bike projects. So, they have cranked out what appears to be, in fact, a gravel bike—but not just any gravel bike. This gravel bike, or The Hagar as they call it, has borrowed some things from its fully suspended Evil family members.
In an effort to be less terrified they drew inspiration from the Offering which uses a longer front to center and reach, shorter stem, and 430mm chainstays to supply mountain-bike stability and handling to the twitchy gravel category. Evil also added more trail and chainstay length for higher speeds both on and off gravel, while allowing for more party while ripping singletrack.
In addition to aggressive geometry, the clearance for 50c tires opens the Chamois Hanger up to the most overly ambitious adventures. Super-low standover heights and dropper posts keep blood pressures in check when things point downward. 140-160mm Flat mount or MTB discs hold down the stopping duties.
And while shred pumps through the Chamois Hagar’s veins, versatility grounds the Hagar’s infectious energy. Seven water bottle mounts, stealth rack, and fender mounts, 1x and 2x options, close-ratio and wide-range builds, internal routing, Di2 provisions, and 100 x 12/142 x 12 spacing just begin to tell its story. There’s even rubber frame protection for when things get loose and rowdy. And while a 66.8 headtube angle may beckon berm-slapping daydreams, the Hagar begs to be ripped anywhere. For those wanting to tear legs off, we made sure it’s at home devouring pavement on 34mm tires. For those wheeling to work, run a flat bar and bolt on a rack. Gritting your way through a weather-ravaged rando? Weather-sealed frame plugs keep the Chamois Hagar watertight. Evil's stock builds offer 125mm droppers so you still have room for a seat bag dropper while the multi water bottle boss layout allows for full or partial frame bags with hydration to spare—bikepacker’s delight.
If you’re looking to pigeon hole, the Chamois Hagar defies classification. And shamefaced as Evil may be about now being in the gravel market - maybe they're still not? Maybe they invaded it? In any case, we're stoked to work with brands that push the envelope and we can't wait to get our first ride.
Jump over to the product page for the Evil Bikes Chamois Hagar to learn more and build yours.