We've had several customers tell us that it would be great if we developed a more "beefy" trail version of the popular Goblin 29er. Something with a little more laid-back HT angle, shorter stays, more travel, and room for big tires.
For the past year we've been test-riding several prototypes, and are excited to finally introduce the Goblin Evolution trail 29er! For those days when you want to be a little more "trail" than "cross country", the Goblin Evolution is the perfect fit; combining 29er hardtail simplicity with trail-ruggedness.
A great bike starts with the frame, so we took the tried-and-true Goblin frame and made some changes:
Frame optimized for 120mm travel fork
Larger diameter top-tube, downtube, chainstays, and seatstays
Contoured "Round-to-Square" seat-tube with direct FD mount
Pressfit GXP BB shell
Clearance for 2.5inch tires
142x12mm rear Maxle
69 degree HT with 435mm chainstays and 12.5inch BB height
All of the above changes make the Goblin Evolution better suited and dialed in for trail use. When it comes to spec, we've included parts that we knew would make an awesome trail Goblin: 120mm RockShox Revelation fork with 15mm Maxle and lock-out, Hayes Prime Comp hydraulic brakes, X7 2x10 drive train with an X9 Type 2 RD, Sun-Ringle Charger Comp tubeless-ready wheelset with custom matching decals, Maxxis Ardent 2.4 folding bead tires, and a Truvative Stylo T-30 cockpit.
For $1599, the Goblin Evolution is a lot of trail bike that not only lays waste to the trail but its competition also! Check out the "Product Comparison" tab below to see how it compares below to other hardtail 29er trail bikes.
Average weight for an 18" is 27.4 lbs with tubes.
For sizing and fit info, please take a look at the "Geometry" tab below.
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