Bike porn: 2013 Evil Undead

We showed you some early studio shots of the new Evil Undead last summer – now here it is in the (decaying) flesh, and it's a beast of a bike! The sleek carbon fibre frame looks ready to pounce, and at just over 10lb – a whopping 3lb lighter than its alloy predecessor, the Evil Revolt – it's going to be tough to outrun!

A stunning chassis like this deserves a devilishly good build to match, and Evil's UK distributors Silverfish haven't disappointed, kitting out our test bike with top-end bits from Fox, e*thirteen, Race Face and Formula. Check out the photos to find out more.

With 8in+ of travel and a wishlist build, there's going to be no stopping this thing short of a stake through the heart! Picture by James Costley-White

With 8in+ of travel and a wishlist build, there's going to be no stopping this thing short of a stake through the heart!

Dave Weagle's DELTA System takes care of suspension duties – it stands for Dave’s Extra Legitimate Travel Apparatus! Picture by James Costley-White

Dave Weagle's DELTA System takes care of suspension duties – it stands for Dave’s Extra Legitimate Travel Apparatus!

It looks complicated, but it's essentially a linkage-driven single-pivot setup with a floating shock. Picture by James Costley-White

It looks complicated, but it's essentially a linkage-driven single-pivot setup with a floating shock

It's the simple touches that make a difference – like the detachable mini-mudguard that shields the shock from crud. Picture by James Costley-White

It's the simple touches that make a difference – like the detachable mini-mudguard that shields the shock from crud

There are also dual down-tube guards to protect the carbon from flying rocks. Picture by James Costley-White

There are also dual down-tube guards to protect the carbon from flying rocks

The head angle can be adjusted, and Flip Chips on the swingarm let you tune the BB height too. Picture by James Costley-White

The head angle can be adjusted, and Flip Chips on the swingarm let you tune the BB height too

We like the raw look of the frame – the usual cosmetic carbon weave might look pretty but it adds weight. Picture by James Costley-White

We like the raw look of the frame – the usual cosmetic carbon weave might look pretty but it adds weight

It's not just the frame that's carbon on this bike – the super-stiff Race Face SIXC crankarms are too. Picture by James Costley-White

It's not just the frame that's carbon on this bike – the super-stiff Race Face SIXC crankarms are too

With an e*thirteen LG1+ chain guide and a Shimano Saint clutch mech, that chain ain't going anywhere! Picture by James Costley-White

With an e*thirteen LG1+ chain guide and a Shimano Saint clutch mech, that chain ain't going anywhere!


There's more carbon up front – a Race Face SIXC bar, held in place by an alloy Race Face Atlas direct-mount stem. Picture by James Costley-White

There's more carbon up front – a Race Face SIXC bar, held in place by an alloy Race Face Atlas direct-mount stem

e*thirteen's LG1+ wheels are light , stiff and tubeless-compatible, with scandium rims and massive Chub hubs. Picture by James Costley-White

e*thirteen's LG1+ wheels are light , stiff and tubeless-compatible, with scandium rims and massive Chub hubs

Don't be fooled by the hubs' size – carbon shells mean they're actually pretty light on the scales. Picture by James Costley-White

Don't be fooled by the hubs' size – carbon shells mean they're actually pretty light on the scales

Race Face's new Atlas I-Fly saddle uses SDG's 'monorail' I-Beam system instead of conventional metal or carbon rails to save weight. Picture by James Costley-White

Race Face's new Atlas I-Fly saddle uses SDG's 'monorail' I-Beam system instead of conventional rails to save weight

Formula's oval-piston RO brakes continue the tough-but-light theme out back, with plenty of stopping power on tap. Picture by James Costley-White

Formula's oval-piston RO brakes continue the tough-but-light theme out back, with plenty of stopping power on tap

The whole thing weighs in at 16.78kg/37lb on our scales – not super-light by today's standards but still very respectable. Picture by James Costley-White

The whole thing weighs in at 16.78kg/37lb on our scales – not super-light by today's standards but still very respectable

Want more? Turn the page to see the Evil Undead in action and check out the full spec of our test bike.

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