EVIL Chamois Hagar Gravel Bike Review: “Shred Comes to Gravel”

Founded in 1999 and born again in 2008, Evil Bikes is predominantly a company that produces mountain bikes. That was until Evil went a bit crazy sometime in 2019, looked around to see what everyone else was passing off as a bike for gravelly road fun, and designed the Chamois Hagar; their vision of the ultimate adventure / gravel bike.

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The Evil Chamois Hagar, way unlike any other gravel bike

“Rather than start with a squirrely road bike and relaxing things into borderline manageable, we started with a mountain bike with shred surging through its veins and created the Chamois Hagar.”

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Ultra-short 50mm stem on the Chamois Hagar

“It brings speed, stability, and that irrefutable Evil mischief to the otherwise safe and sensible drop bar market. Is it a gravel destroyer? It’s beyond that—whoever heard of a 66.67-degree headtube angle, 50mm stem, and a dropper post on a low-slung lightweight frame that can’t be dropped by even the most cadence-minded hammerheads?”

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SRAM DUB 68mm BSA bottom bracket

“The Following of Gravel? That’s more like it—and just like that, shred came to gravel.”

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The top tube has a serious slope, and a Rock Shox dropper seatpost

In this video, JOM of Gravel Cyclist rides and reviews the crazy and insane Evil Chamois Hagar. Is it a mountain bike? Is it a cross bike? Is it a road bike? No to of all these, rather, Evil Bikes think outside the box with a solution for a bike that caters to any adventure.

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Rock Shox Reverb AXS dropper seatpost is a marvel of technology
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Stock WTB saddle substituted for a carbon model by RideFarr.com
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SRAM’s superb Eagle AXS 12-speed wireless electronic drivetrain

Evil Chamois Hagar Video Review

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  1. Avatar Wes

    Funny I saw this review in my inbox today. Went on a spring forward group ride today with the LBS and there was a rep for evil bikes riding along with us and had an extra bike to demo. Very interesting bike, but those who rode it loved it!

  2. Avatar DG

    I donno, a set of flat bars, good ole trigger shifters, suspension fork up front and a pair of WTB Ranger tires and you can ride gravel and singletrack. Why ef up a good thing??

  3. Avatar Ron

    This bike is definitely not a ‘quiver killer’. Very good at a few specific things, and very not so good at a bunch more… With the unusual design, I imagine that it’ll be easy to pick up a used one in a few months.

  4. Avatar Stephen

    I wonder if JOM night have liked a smaller frame – perhaps with a slightly longer stem – better?

  5. Avatar advcyclist

    “Is it a mountain bike? Is it a cross bike? Is it a road bike? No to of all these…”

    You could’ve led and ended with that quote…

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