We took the most playful bike ever to manual the earth and poured Pop Rocks into a mouthful of Mountain Dew. And an inline shock makes sure the pop don’t stop.
Bantam frame and build weights, plus a tyrannically steep 77-degree seat tube angle mean the Following is even faster up than it is down… even if that flat out seems impossible.
Fancy the Followings burlier big brother? Check out the Offering
Too many bikes are chasing the same Reach horizon as everything gets numbed into aircraft-carrier lengths, and every bike uses the same 65-degree headtube angle—XC to Enduro+, hardtails included. You might as well just pick by color. Not us.
For the bike that started the entire shred-trail 29 movement, we can’t hit the mute button on loud, fast, and fun times. We need to let the volume roar and the rally car needs to claw after every extra-credit popportunity it can’t help but hit. And now, the rally car drifts uphill too.
In updating the Following, we’ve kept what makes it so special: lightning handling, shameless pop, and that uncanny ability to be there before you’ve even decided to go there. But we added in that die-hard XC determination with an over-the-pedals 77-degree seat tube angle. It’ll climb, and climb, and climb. And just like the Following we love, it’s first to the beer cooler. Always.
Excels with both reduced & traditional offset forks.
Rubber sound-cancelling chainstay mounds keep you bounding in peace.
SILENCE OF THE LINKAGE
Dual-row, angular-contact, Klüberplex-filled bearings + oversized pivot hardware = lifetime.
Wider spacing makes for faster, stiffer handling.
DIRECT INJECTION CHAINGUIDE
As light as it gets—and removable for those who want even lighter.
PEDAL FORWARD POSITIONING
77-degree seat tube angle puts you over the pedals, powerfully cranking uphill.
MIRACLE GROW MAIN PIVOT
Wider pivot, oversized hardware, and a systematic wholehearted linkage approach = flex-free durability.
Integrated rubber protection for the chainstay and seat stay to keep things peaceful and quiet in the woods.
RALLY CAR WHEELBASE
1,177mm (size MD) for stability, driftability, rowdy behaviour, and predictability.
Reservoir-shock compatible for the over builders out there.
XO1 I9 Hydra spec
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
Following 120mm Travel, UD Carbon, Full Internal Cable Routing, SB+ 157, Integrated Chain Guide, Threaded BB
Rockshox Deluxe Ultimate RCT Debonair, Trunnion 165x45, ML1 380 2 Tokens
FSA Integrated Tapered No.57/68 Upper Bearing 30.2x41x6.5 36˚/45˚ Lower Bearing 40×51.8×8 36˚/45˚
Poly Spacers 5mm black
Rockshox Pike Ultimate Charger 2 RC2, Debonair 130mm Travel, 51mm Offset
Raceface NEXT R Carbon 35, Rise: 35mm Width: 780mm
Raceface Turbine R 35, Length: 40mm
Evil Palmela Handerson lock-on
Front: SRAM Code RSC - Rear: SRAM Code RSC
Front: SRAM Center Line, 200mm - Rear: SRAM Center Line, 180mm
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12sp
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12sp
SRAM XG-1295 Eagle, 10-52T:10,12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36,42,52
SRAM X01 Eagle w/Powerlock
SRAM X01 Eagle DUB, SUPERBOOST+, 170mm, Direct Mount 32t, 56.5mm Chainline, Lunar
SRAM DUB 73mm BSA
Front: Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 110x15mm - Rear: Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 157x12mm
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.5 - Rear: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.3
Stan's No Tubes Tubeless Sealant
Rockshox Reverb Stealth 30.9mm, S: 125mm(390mm), M: 150mm(440mm), L/XL: 175mm(480mm)
WTB SL8 Pro