Evil Bike Co Chamois Hagar AXS Gravel Bike

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INTRODUCING THE CHAMOIS HAGAR
That’s right! You heard it correctly. Some of us here have been known to wear tighter-fitting clothes and pedal long distances to visit nature’s delights, we also saw the huge dollar signs in gravel which could fund the development of other ridiculous projects. Evil has made what appears to be, in fact, a gravel bike—but not just any gravel bike. This gravel bike or The Hagar as we call it, has borrowed some things from its fully suspended Evil family members.

In an effort to be less terrified and have more fun we drew inspiration from the Offering which uses a longer front to center and reach, shorter stem, and 430mm chain stays to supply mountain bike stability and handling to the twitchy gravel category. We have added more trail and chainstay length for higher speeds both on and off gravel, while allowing for more party on singletrack.

In addition to aggressive geometry we added clearance for 50c tires for the most ambitious adventures. Super-low standover heights and dropper posts keep blood pressures in check when things point downward. 140-160mm Flat mount or MTB discs hold down the stopping duties.

And while shred pumps through the Chamois Hagar’s veins, versatility grounds the Hagar’s infectious energy. Seven water bottle mounts, stealth rack and fender mounts, 1x and 2x options, close ratio and wide-range builds, internal routing, Di2 provisions, and 100 x 12/142 x 12 spacing just begin to tell its story. There’s even rubber frame protection for when things get loose and rowdy. And while a 66.67 headtube angle may beckon berm-slapping daydreams, the Hagar begs to be ripped anywhere. For those wanting to tear legs off, we made sure it’s at home devouring pavement on 34mm tires. For those wheeling to work, run a flat bar and bolt on a rack. Gritting your way through a weather-ravaged rando? Weather-sealed frame plugs keep the Chamois Hagar watertight. Our builds offer 125mm, 150mm and 180mm droppers so you still have room for a seatbag dropper while the multi water bottle boss layout allows for full or partial frame bags with hydration to spare—bikepacker’s delight. If you’re looking to pigeon hole, the Chamois Hagar defies classification. And shamefaced as we may be about now being in the gravel market, we’re not even sure we’re in it. Maybe we’ve invaded it, a hostile takeover—alert the press, gravel’s been hijacked and the Chamois Hagar’s here to party.

Because with the Chamois Hagar, you don’t rethink riding. You board the Hagar and ride how you ride. It’s meant for that. It wants it. Enough so that you ride that way even if it wasn’t your intention, even if you’re going long chasing light, searing past bewildered dirt tourists, or making your commute not suck. It has that effect—it is what it is and it isn’t sorry about it—and that’s just what we intended.

 

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Highlights

VELOCITY GEO:  Let go of the brakes and you don’t feel like a bushel of bowling balls just hit you in the back. You feel—nothing. Because the faster you go, the smoother it gets.

REAL REACH: Bringing a mountain mentality to drop-bar reach makes for a natural position—you can throw down, you can ride steady, you have both.

CUSTOM FORK: Forks designed around 66.8-degree headtubes, 50mm stems, and real reach? Not so much, so we made our own. It’s big, smooth, and predictable with a 57mm offset and a 428mm axle-to-crown.

NOEVERLAP: One of the most heinous road traits is toe overlap—turning the front wheel and demolishing your feet. The Chamois Hagar’s Evil-approved front center

GUARANTEES Noeverlap—No toe Overlap. How can we GUARANTEE IT? With a 66.8 headtube angle, you WILL NOT hit your feet when you turn the bars. You are now free to turn like you enjoy riding.

GEARS FOR DAYS: 1x and 2x options, close ratio and wide-range builds, internal routing and Di2 provisions.

TIRE OPTIONS: The Chamois Hagar’ll be your huckleberry — throw on some 700 x 34s, devour pavement. Add 700 x 50s, hit the extra-credit line, just don’t go smaller in diameter than 650 x 50mm or you’ll be striking pedals.

142X12: The go-to rear-axle size for gravel leaving plenty of wheelset options open for when hunting down lightweight road wheels or wider, mountain-tough options.

MOUNT UP: Seven bottle mounts (six for size SM) with three inside the the front triangle make for enough tequila for a small family of moderate tolerances or one Evil rider.

WEATHER-SEALED FRAME: We reside in the PNW, which might as well stand for Pacific North Wet. Our snug frame plugs keep contamination out.

BOTTOM BRACKET DROP: We use 80mm of drop, unheard of for gravel bikes. It keeps big tires glued, provides innate cornering, and unflappable stability.




Tech Specs
Evil Chamois Hagar UD Carbon, Internal Routing, 142x12, Flat Mount Road, Braze-On Adapter

  • Shock: N/A
  • Headset: CaneCreek 40-Series, Cups: ZS44/28.6 (Upper) and ZS62/40(Lower), Bearing: 36° x 45° - 41mm (Upper) and 36° x 45° - 52mm (Lower) ZN40 Zinc Coated(no race) w/compression preload plug
  • Headset Spacers: Poly Spacers 5mm black
  • Fork: Evil Carbon Chamois Hagar Fork, 12x100mm Thru-Axle, Flat Mount Brakes
  • Handlebar: EASTON EA70 AX,Reach 80mm, Drop 120mm, Flare 16˚, S/M 44cm, L/XL 46cm
  • Stem: Evil Stem, Length:50mm, Clamp:31.8
  • Grips: Evil Gravel Tape w/Gel
  • Brakes - Front: SRAM Force, Flat Mount
  • Brakes - Rear: SRAM Force, Flat Mount
  • Rotor - Front: SRAM Center Lock, 160mm
  • Rotor - Rear: SRAM Center Lock, 160mm
  • Brake Adapter: Flat Mount 160mm
  • Shifter: SRAM Force ETAP AXS HRD Shift-Brake
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM AXS X01 Eagle, 12sp
  • Cassette: SRAM XG-1295 Eagle, 10-52T: 10,12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36,42,52
  • Chain: SRAM GX Eagle w/Powerlock
  • Crankset: SRAM Force 1 Carbon, DUB, 38t ring, 172.5mm
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB 68mm BSA
  • Wheelset - Front: WTB Proterra Light i23, Tubeless
  • Wheelset - Rear: WTB Proterra Light i23, Tubeless
  • Tire - Front: WTB Venture 700x50c TCS, w/ Black Wall
  • Tire - Rear: WTB Venture 700x50c TCS, w/ Black Wall
  • Tubes: Stan's No Tubes Tubeless Sealant
  • Seatpost: SRAM AXS Reverb, 30.9, S: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL: 170mm
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Medium (142mm) Width Chromoly Saddle
  • Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice
 
COMPONENT SIZING SMALL MEDIUM LARGE X-LARGE
Stem Length 45mm-70mm 45mm-70mm 45mm-70mm 45mm-70mm
Stem Rise 0, +/- 7° 0, +/- 7° 0, +/- 7° 0, +/- 7°
Handlebar Reach 80mm 80mm 80mm 80mm
Handlebar Drop 120mm 120mm 120mm 120mm
Handlebar Flare 16° 16° 16° 16°
Handlebar Width 42cm 44cm 46cm 46cm
Crank Length 170cm 170cm 170cm 170cm
Sizing 5'0" - 5'8" 5'7" - 6'0" 5'10" - 6'4" 6'3" +
Road Sizing 43-52cm 53-56cm 57-60cm 61+cm


FAQS

WHY A 50MM STEM?
The Chamois Hagar takes geometry queues from our mountain bike heritage and features long top tubes. As it has been proven with mountain bikes, a shorter stem and long top tube keeps you in a pedaling position that maximizes power output and stability of the bike.

The Chamois Hagar was designed around a 45-50 mm length stem.

If you are looking for a longer stem we offer 70mm and 80mm stem options.

DOES THE CHAMOIS HAGAR SUPPORT A FRONT DERAILLEUR?
The Chamois Hagar is compatible with braze on front derailleurs. We have out custom braze on front derailleur hanger that comes with each Chamois frame.

This hanger can be easily removed if you are not running a front derailleur.

WHAT'S THE LARGEST REAR TIRE I CAN RUN ON THE CHAMOIS HAGAR?
The Chamois Hagar features a dropped drive-side chain stay for added clearance of a 700x50C rear tire and to maintain the short chain stays. Both of these things are what help make this bike capable on gravel and single track.

700x50c is the max tire that can be run on the Chamois Hagar with a single front chain ring.

700x40c is the max tire that can be run on the Chamois Hagar with a front derailleur.

700x40c is the max tire that can be run on the Chamois Hagar with fenders installed.

We have spent time riding tires as small as 700x34c for more of a road setup.

CAN I RUN ROAD PLUS?
We do not recommend using the 650x47c road plus tires due to the height of the bottom bracket. We feel the 700x50c wheel and tire combo is better suited for the variety of terrains you will encounter on the Chamois Hagar.

DOES THE CHAMOIS HAGAR SUPPORT FENDERS?
There is clearance and mounts to run Fenders on the Chamois Hagar. The maximum size tire we recommend running with fenders is a 700x40C tires.

We have chosen to utilize an insert on the seat tube where you can drill a hole in the fender and mount directly to the seat tube. This has a cleaner look and more secure mount for the rear fender. There is also an insert under the crown of the fork where a similar mounting option can be done for the front fender.

In some cases the front fender might need to be trimmed in length due to where the fender struts sit on the inside of the fork legs.

WHAT'S THE SMALLEST CHAINRING I CAN RUN ON THE CHAMOIS HAGAR?
The minimum chain ring compatible with the Chamois Hagar is a 36t ring. If you want to run smaller rings you must ensure that you do not cross chain the gears or the chain may rub on the chain stay rubber.

WHAT IS CROSS CHAINING?
Cross chaining is when the chain is in the small ring up front and the small cassette cog in the rear or the largest ring up front and the largest cog on the cassette.

CAN I RUN MOUNTAIN BIKE GEARING ON THE CHAMOIS HAGAR?
You betcha. While it is technically out of Shimano's compatibility chart we specify the 11-46T rear cassette on the GRX build kit. The Force-AXS build features Sram's 10-50T rear cassette. We found this is the optimal gear range for the variety of terrain the Chamois Hagar is capable of conquering.

It is very important to note that mechanical road shifters are not compatible with mechanical mountain rear derailleurs.

HOW MANY BOTTLE CAGES?
Your hydration is our priority. The Chamois Hagar features 6 bottle cage mounts on the size Small frame and 7 bottle cage mounts on all other sizes.

We have one bottle cage mount on the seat tube across all sizes. The size Small frame has one bottle cage mount on the down tube while the size Medium, Large, and X-Large have two bottle cage mounts on the down tube. Additionally, all sizes have one bottle cage mount on each fork leg and one bottle cage mount on the top of the top tube.

IS THAT A CUSTOM FORK?
Why yes it is. The Chamois Hagar features a custom fork with Evil's custom 56mm offset and 423 mm axle to crown. This fork is compatible with all current road and gravel components. It is a flat mount type brake and features 100mm x 12mm axle and spacing.

The Chamois Hagar is not compatible with suspension forks on the marke given the custom offset and axle to crown on the Chamois Hagar.

HOW DO I ROUTE THE INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING?
These frames are fully internally routed. In order to build up these frames you will need first run the brake hoses and shift housing from the rear to the front.

The fork needs to be removed from the head tube so that you can reach into the head tube area in order to guide the housings out of the internal guide holes.

There are entry points for the housings at the rear of the bike. The brake is on non-drive side inside of the chain stay and sits on the outside of the seat stay above the drop out.

When routing the housings from the rear to the front there is a removable cover on the outside of the down tube just above the bottom bracket. Remove this cover so that you can guide the cables up the down tube.

HOW DO I INSTALL THE DROPPER POST?
GRX You can start your dropper at the head tube and working your way back. You'll want to remove the Di2 Cover Plate to access the dropper housing and use your fingers to guide the housing up and out of the seat tube.

Once the housing is in the bike you'll want to connect the housing to the non-drive side drop bar GRX brake/shift lever.

AXS The AXS kit comes with a Rockshox Reverb AXS dropper post and this post does not require any cable instal.

*You can add a button called the blip for additional customization of the shifter and dropper post. The blip is not included with the Chamois Hagar.

CAN I MOUNT A LIGHT TO THE FORK?
There is an insert on the backside of the fork to mount a light or accessories. However there is no internal cable routing in the fork legs for a generator hub.

ARE THERE CABLE PLUGS FOR UNUSED ROUTING? Each Chamois Davis comes with cable plugs to keep your bike looking as clean as possible for every build imaginable.

The Chamois Davis includes a 4mm shift plug, 5mm brake or dropper hose plug, solid flat plug to fill any holes not in use and an angled solid plug.

*For Di2 drill a hole in the solid plug in order to run the Di2 cables.

**Angled solid plug goes in the back of the front derailleur cable exit in the seat tube when there is no front derailleur installed.

CAN I RUN SRAM FORCE AXS WITH SRAM EAGLE AXS?
Sram AXS road electronic shifters are compatible Sram AXS X01 and Sram XX1 AXS mountain electronic rear derailleurs in specific combinations. The 1X mountain rear derailleurs are not compatible with 2x front derailleurs.

WHAT FLAT-MOUNT BRAKE ADAPTERS DO I NEED?
Flat-mount is the dominant option for road hydraulic disc brakes. The flat mount allows the caliper to sit flush on the chain stay. Both the front and the rear require a specific adapters. The rear is uses a Flat mount 140mm to 160mm rear adapter for 20mm thick frames. The front uses a standard front 140mm to 160mm with normal bolts.

WHAT ADAPTERS DO I NEED TO RUN FLAT BARS & BRAKES?
There is the ability to run the Chamois Hagar as a flat bar set up with normal mountain bike brakes. It requires two different adapters specific for the front and the rear. The rear needs a Flat Mount 140mm to Post Mount 160mm with 20mm frame bolts. Make sure to add the actual rear bolt lengths.