With balmy weather continuing in many parts of the country (umm, thanks, global warming?), lots of us can still bike like it's May. But whereas five months ago you practically had to sell an organ to score a bike, we're seeing some sweet fall discounts surface now.
Exhibits A and B? Competitive Cyclist is offering 30 percent off a couple of awesome Evil mountain bikes, The Calling and The Insurgent. Depending on the bike and groupset, that's as much as $2,100. Here are some fast facts on these badass bikes.
Evil Bikes The Calling
This carbon-framed cat is light and nimble enough to tackle cross-country trails while still boasting enough travel (5.2 inches) to negotiate tricky descents. SRAM's GX Eagle drivetrain provides a wide gear range for steep climbs while the long slack geometry embraces fast and furious downhill missions. Both this bike and the one that follows come with 27.5 inch wheels (as opposed to 29), making you more of a jeep than a tank as you negotiate obstacles.
Evil Bikes The Insurgent
If you yearn to bomb downhill and view climbing as simply a necessary, ahem, evil, The Insurgent beckons. The geometry isn't that different from The Calling, but this bike offers a cushy, enduro-friendly six inches of travel, plus a light but strong carbon frame and components and SRAM's premium X01 Eagle drivetrain for even smoother shifting. This bike is also available with the more affordable SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, at a price of
$5,499 $4,099 here.