MORE POP, LESS FILLING
It’s time for everyone’s favorite 121mm trail-weapon 29er to get the Lightly Salted treatment.
This is the Following you know and love, with a few licks of fresh paint and some future-proofing updates. Downcountry, slackcountry, allcountry: wherever you go and whatever you call it the Following LS will continually laugh at whatever you throw at it.
Fancy the Followings burlier big brother? take a look at the Offering
WIN UP. WIN DOWN. FOLLOW NO ONE.
This bike kicked off the shred-trail 29er movement, and we haven’t hit the mute button on loud, fast, and fun times. We need to let the volume roar and this bike needs to claw after every extra-credit popportunity. Oh, and it drifts uphill too.
The Following LS updates include a pair of limited-edition colorways and SRAM’s Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH). The idea behind the UDH is that no matter where you are in the world you can find the right replacement hanger for your bike.
Riding is far better than wrenching, and our engineers aim to reduce your garage time. We’ve heard the battle cries over trunnion shock spacers and responded by capturing them in the linkage, so you no longer have to fiddle and fumble when installing shocks.
While updating the Following LS, we’ve maintained what makes it so special: lightning handling, shameless pop, and that uncanny ability to be there before you’ve decided to go there. We ratcheted that die-hard XC determination with an over-the-pedals 77° seat tube angle. It’ll climb, and climb, and climb. Then, just like the Following we love, it’s first to the beer cooler at the bottom. Always.
It sits in full on seek-and-destroy, overly fit pedaller territory, but this is still the Following LS we’re talking about. We made sure it’s every bit the hidden line slasher and defier of categorization that it’s been from the start. The queen of pop more so than ever with an inline rear shock and just like the original Following, it can’t be compared to anything.
Slap it into a stump? All Lightly Salted models feature UDH hangers, easily replaced at your local shop.
INTEGRATED SHOCK SPACERS
Trunnion shock spacers are captured in the DELTA links so you can spend less time faffing while installing a shock and more time ripping trails.
SHORT TRAVEL TALL AMBITIONS
With 130mm fork and 121mm of rear travel, the Following is a full gas blast up and down the mountain.
WHEELIE SHORT CHAINSTAYS
Make Bikes Shred Again. Short 430mm chainstays mean wheelies for days and manuals for months.
PEDAL FORWARD GEOMETRY
Our sacred geo combines pedal prowess with corner slaying traction through the pedal friendly 77° seat tube angle and 36mm bottom bracket drop.
SUPER BOOST SPACING
Stiffer in all of the right places with 157mm axle spacing and a wider main pivot making up the unified one-piece rear triangle.
Flip yo' chips ! Choose LOW mode for rippin’ XC race geo, or flip to XLOW mode for a gravity blast back to the parking lot.
INTEGRATED SAG METER
Dial in sag on your shred happy sled with this quick meter that hits right at the 30% mark.
CALM AND COLLECTED
A rubber sound canceling chainstay protector and an integrated chain guide keep the drivetrain silent and deadly.
INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
Ditch those archaic zip ties. Fully guided internal routing for clean looks, easy installation and worry-free maintenance.
GX 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, OL1 LNLC 38TS C1
Cane Creek 40 Series ZS Integrated Tapered Headset - Cups: ZS44/28.6 (Upper) and ZS62/40(Lower), Bearing: 36° x 45° - 41mm (Upper) and 36° x 45° - 52mm (Lower) ZN40 Zinc Coated, Crown Race: 28.6mm x 36° Integrated (Upper) and 40mm x 36° Press Fit (Lower)
Rockshox Pike Ultimate Charger 2 RC2, Debonair 130mm Travel, 51mm Offset
Evil Boomstick Carbon, Backsweep: 8°, Upsweep: 5° Clamp: 35mm, Rise: 35mm, Width: 810mm
Evil 12 Gauge, Clamp: 35mm, Length: 45mm
Evil Palmela Handerson lock-on
Front: SRAM CODE RSC - Rear: SRAM CODE RSC
Front: SRAM HS2, 200mm - Rear: SRAM HS2, 180mm
SRAM AXS Controller
SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd
SRAM X01 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 Volt Pro
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