Here are some updates for those who have asked about the Evasion lite.
The Evasion lite is a stripped backed version of the original Evasion and the differences include the following.
1: Straight 1,1/8th Crust carbon fork with internal dynamo routing and brake cable routing. 100mm X 12mm.
2: Flat mount front and rear.
3: Fixed 142mm X 12mm rear dropouts. No rocker dropouts on this one, in efforts to shave weight.
4: Integrated headset cups.
5: All sizes up to the Large have 28.6 D.T and TT, the Large and Xtra-Large have a 28.6 TT and a 31.8 DT. All sizes are heat treated CR-MO
6: The steel plate on the drive side has been axed, you guessed it, save weight. However by doing this it slightly minimizes the max tire clearance.
It has a 73mm standard treaded BB and takes a MTB crank just as the original Evasion. Fender mounts are also there. Rear rack mounts are not.
Max tire size.
700c x 55. This is with a Rene Herse Antelope hill on the rear and a Fleecer Ridge on the front. Both mounted to Velocity SS blunts. This combo raises the BB height around 5mm then is listed on the chart, putting it at 295mm.
27.5 X 2.8. This is with Scwalbe G-ones. Rear tire was mounted to a Stans Sentry rim and the front an Enve G27. This combo also put the BB at 295mm in height. Please note more aggressive 2.8s would potentially not fit.
26 x 3.0 fits in the front and 26 x 2.8 is the max for the rear. This combo put the BB at 285mm
40T front ring max. For all double set up configurations please contact Zach at bike insights.
The original Evasion was designed with a traditional touring set up in mind, 4 panniers, racks and an excessive amount of gear that would get you around the world in comfort and style. This version is much the same, but in line with a more current touring setup, or what they call now, bike packing or jock packing. Which I feel is a disgusting term, can we bring back the term bicycle touring, it sounds so much more fun and adventurous. You know what I am talking about right? Ass rockets and roll top handle bar bags that are a nightmare to access, of course you could have the best of both worlds and use a Fabs chest. But I digress, hang on, just let me add one more rant, there is no tank bag braze ons, those bags should really be called vomit bags, cause let’s speak openly for a second, they are DISGUSTING!
Okay, sorry back to the bike, where was I? Oh yeah, you would use this with two Xpac fabs chests ( For despite the many copy cats out there, the chest is indeed still the best.) and go deep into the tear dungeon on the tour divide and set a new record time. Alternatively It has the versatility to hit the gravel race circuit with its stripped back design and large amount of tire clearance. For example you could run 650x48s and no longer fear the dreaded mud of Mid South. Of course you could also just go for some chill rides, smile and laugh at how cool and versatile your new ride is and leave the record breaking and races to others.
The frame in the photos is the production frame. It is a size Large and frame/Fork with uncut steer weighed 2948g or 6.5lbs This is the color they will be coming in and with any luck they will arrive early July. Depending on if I get hit with crazy import prices or not they will sell for $1350usd
What about the original Evasion I hear some asking…? Well don’t fear, that beauty is not leaving the line up and hopefully more will be available around October.
Is that enough of a rant and sales pitch? Did I forget a bunch of stuff? If so and you have questions please ask them here so others can see.