If you're familiar with the older versions of the Evasion, this one has some changes:
Designed around a 26x3" wheel and tire combo and thats its max 26" size.
Word has it 26" is dead (It Ain't. Don't Fear Opulence.) so you will likely go with a 27.5" wheel. The max tire size there is going to be 27.5x2.8".
It can be setup 29", in which case your max tire size is going to be a 29x 2.0".
Takes a MOUNTAIN crank. Ideally 1x with a maximum ~40 tooth chainring. You can set it up 2x, but it's on you to figure that out.
The rocker dropout's adjustability means it is Rohloff and single speed compatible. If you're looking for a dedicated single speed hub the Paul Word Boost hub is a good option.
Front brake is I.S. Mount and takes an adaptor to fit a caliper. The Rear brake is I.S. (Post Mount) as well, but you can bolt a caliper straight to the Rocker Dropout and clear a 160mm rotor. If you're struggling to find a brake setup, the Crust Palm Oil Brake Kit will help solve that problem.
Max Rotor Size: 203mm Front | 180mm Rear
Front and rear thru axles are included.
HEADSET NOT INCLUDED
FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH AN OLDER EVASION WITH QUICK RELEASE DROPOUTS AND WANT TO GO TO THRU AXLE:
You will have to measure the thickness of your dropouts here. If your QR dropouts are 13mm thick, the Paragon T/A dropouts will take you to 148mm Boost Spacing. If your QR Dropouts are 10mm thick then the Paragon T/A Dropouts will put you at 142mm spacing.
If you have further questions about this DO NOT ASK PARAGON ANYTHING. Contact us.
Recommended Axle Lengths for End Result Spacing:
148mm Boost: Same as the Evasion now 173mm
Handmade in Taiwan using Heat Treated Chromoly
Colors- Matte Black or Bluish Gray
Sizes- Small & Step Thru 52cm | Medium 54cm | Extra-Medium 56cm | Large 58cm | Extra Large 60cm
Head Tube Diameter- 1 1/8" (Threadless Steerer)
Bottom Bracket- 73mm English (BSA) Threaded
Steerer Tube Length- 400mm
Fork Spacing- 12x100mm
Axle To Crown- 385mm
Rear End Spacing- 12x148mm
Front Axle Thread Pitch & Length- 1.5x125mm
Rear Axle Thread Pitch & Length- 1.5x173mm
Seat Post Diameter- 27.2mm
Weight (Large 58cm)- Frame- 2.66kg or 5lbs 14oz | Fork- 1.36kg or 3lbs
Some ideas for how to use the Evasion: