The colors shown are arriving sometime in July hopefully.
The Evasion, often imitated, never duplicated. The Satanic Rando. The DFL. The original Crust. Whatever you have or want to call it, its a bike that can fit a big ol' tire that doesn't ride like something thats been 6 feet under for that past 10 years. In terms of braze-ons the Evasion has everything you'd need to go for a tour around the world and back.
If you're familiar with the older versions of the Evasion, this one has some changes:
All frames no longer have an integrated seat post clamp and now have internal dropper routing! Good trade off. We also now have a new hooded rocker dropout.
Designed around a 26x3" wheel and tire combo and thats its max 26" size.
Word has it 26" is dead (It Ain't. Don't Fear Opulence.) so you will likely go with a 27.5" wheel. The max tire size there is going to be 27.5x2.8".
It can be setup 29", in which case your max tire size is going to be a 29x 2.0".
Takes a MOUNTAIN crank. Ideally 1x with a maximum ~40 tooth chainring. You can set it up 2x, but it's on you to figure that out.
The rocker dropout's adjustability means it is single speed compatible. If you're looking for a dedicated single speed hub the Paul Word Boost hub is a good option.
Front brake is I.S. Mount and takes an adaptor to fit a caliper. The Rear brake is I.S. (Post Mount) as well, but you can bolt a caliper straight to the Rocker Dropout and clear a 160mm rotor. If you're struggling to find a brake setup, the Crust Palm Oil Brake Kit will help solve that problem.
Max Rotor Size: 203mm Front | 180mm Rear
Front and rear thru axles are included.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH AN OLDER EVASION WITH QUICK RELEASE DROPOUTS AND WANT TO GO TO THRU AXLE:
You will have to measure the thickness of your dropouts here. If your QR dropouts are 13mm thick, the Paragon T/A dropouts will take you to 148mm Boost Spacing. If your QR Dropouts are 10mm thick then the Paragon T/A Dropouts will put you at 142mm spacing.