The Evil Offering trail bike begins its second coming for 2021, sacrificing older geo and features in preparation for sinfully good times.

Starting with a new Super Boost rear end, the all-new Offering gets updated, if understated, geometry figures that turn devilishly aggressive with a flip-chip, aftermarket angle-adjust headset, and two different fork travel options.

Considering the first Offering satisfied our own trail demons, V2 may just push the boundaries of what we think a trail bike should be capable of…

2021 Evil Offering

The Evil Offering sees a complete overhaul for 2021. Like its shorter travel sibling The Following, and longer travel sibling The Wreckoning, the Offering v2 gets Super Boost+ 157mm spacing, improving tire clearance and adding extra stiffness to its already stiff UD carbon frame.

Evil updated the main pivot hardware to be wider and stronger to match. Now, all of their 29ers have a strong family resemblance, with the seat tube support beam getting the same inverted placement as those other two models, too. 

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Photos courtesy of Evil Bikes. Feature image by Aaron Blatt.

The rear triangle goes through 140mm of travel delivered by Evil’s multiple linkage-driven Delta System single pivot suspension designed by Dave Weagle.

push eleven six piggyback coil shock

This puts the shock in a low slung position within the front triangle, with enough space to accommodate high end air and coil shocks with piggybacks, such as the Push Eleven Six.

Offering v2 Geometry

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The 2021 Evil Offering v2 is available with 150mm and 160mm travel fork options

As we’ve seen across the Evil full suspension mountain bike range, the Offering v2 gets a Flip Chip offering trail side geometry adjustment. Positions are denoted as LOW and X-LOW, with the BB height dropping 8mm from 347mm to 339mm (with a 150mm travel fork).

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The S-XL size range offers reach figures spanning 448mm to 512mm for the 150mm fork option

Evil describe the LOW setting as “trail-happy” and “fast-handling”, while stating that the X-LOW position offers increased stability and confidence in steeper terrain and higher speeds. With the drop in BB height comes concomitant slackening of the head angle from 66.4° to 65.8°. A 46mm offset fork keeps trail figures long.

2021 evil offering v2 geometry chart 150mm fork

OK, so those angles aren’t super progressive. However, when you factor in Evil’s aftermarket 1.5° angle set, an additional four geometry positions become available, offering a total of 2.1° of head angle adjustment. The slackest configuration of The Offering v2 has a 63.8° head angle; that’s the 160mm fork option set in the X-LOW Flip Chip position with the aftermarket angle set.

2021 evil offering v2 geometry chart 160mm fork

Chainstay length is consistent across the S-XL frame size range. That measurement alters with a switch of the Flip Chip too, starting at 430mm in LOW, lengthening to 432mm in X-LOW.

Frame Details

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All Offering v2 frames come fitted with a chain guide that can be adapted to fit 30T-36T chain rings

The Offering v2 frame gets internal cable routing with guides running throughout the front and rear triangles for ease of servicing.

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The linkage features sealed dual row angular contact bearings with Klüberplex grease for added longevity

The downtube and driveside chainstay are protected with a combination of rubber and impact foam; the added dampening qualities reduce noise from chain slap.

Pricing & Availability

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Photo by Aaron Blatt.

The 2021 Evil Offering is available as of mid-January in Wasabi Shadow and Black Out Drunk colorways as a frame and shock only, or as a complete bike. Get it with a Rockshox Lyrik fork and Super Deluxe Ultimate RC shock.

Complete bikes are offered with Industry Nine Enduro S wheelsets with SRAM GX ($5,799), X01 ($7,399) or AXS wireless electronic shifting kit ($8,099). Evil are also offering build kits with the Push Eleven Six rear shock to satisfy those faithful to coil.

Evil-Bikes.com

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