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.
“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.”
“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?”
“The Following of Gravel? That’s more like it—and just like that, shred came to gravel.”
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.
Evil Chamois Hagar Video Review
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5 comments on “EVIL Chamois Hagar Gravel Bike Review: “Shred Comes to Gravel””
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!
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??
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.
I wonder if JOM night have liked a smaller frame – perhaps with a slightly longer stem – better?
“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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