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While it seems like every new wonder bike to hit the market recently is a trail going 29er, there's a die-hard legion of 27. 5-inch riders who realize that no amount of geometry tweaks or how light you get the wheels and tires, it'll never match the playfulness, quick turning, or confidence in the air that you'll find on bikes sporting a 548 ERD. Thankfully, brands like Evil provide freedom of choice and don't discriminate against wheel sizes and with its updated The Insurgent LB Mountain Bike Frame, you can build up a dream machine that's ready and able to slay both your favorite and new trails alike and help you get stylie in the park or blaze enduro courses. Much like the reconfigured Following MB and Wreckoning LB, it didn't have to change much, its bikes were pretty damn good from the get-go. Instead, Evil went about making some meaningful changes that didn't deter from what we loved about the ride and focused on things that if we had our way, we'd change. So rest assured that the Insurgent is still one hell of a capable bike that's at home hitting big features in the park or pedaling for hours on end during backcountry epics and this Insurgent LB or "little better'er" as Evil calls it, comes with the long-awaited move to stiffness enhancing Boost spacing, water bottle cage mounting on the medium through x-large sizes, a new, lighter carbon layup responsible for a half-pound weight reduction that also remarkably improves lateral stiffness and compliance, and of course, fresh paint to make your buddies jealous. One thing that didn't change on this new Insurgent, and frankly, didn't need to, was a departure from the numbers and angles that have given it such universal acclaim. Having a look at the linkage reveals flip chips that alter the bottom bracket height and head tube angle. When dropped to the XLow setting, the bottom bracket hovers a mere 13in above the ground, while the head tube kicks back to a slack 65. 2 degrees. Yes, those numbers were commonplac...

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