I’m not much of a photographer, or much of a wordsmith; but wanted to post this up.
This build has been a bit of a pipedream since I first saw a built up Evasion somewhere on the net back around January 2017. My Surly bikepacking rig at the time didn’t feel quite right, and this frame seemed to have an answer to all of my niggles with it. Everything came to quick fruition after the most recent run of frames came available a couple months ago.
Not the most imaginative Evasion build, but I’m so happy with the setup. Props to @wetburrito and @hobocross on instagram for the build inspo. Huge props to Matt from Crust for being a legend in getting a frameset to me. Props also need to go to those who helped me with the build (Scott, Andy, Gypsy, Bennet).
A couple of shakedown rides, and a broken rim later… I’m putting this up. Couldn’t be more stoked on how this rig feels and performs. So much fun. Sticks to walls, carves down trails. So much stoke.
Frame/Fork: Crust Evasion w/Chris King Headset
Groupset: Sram Eagle GX 10-50
Brakes: Avid BB7
Chainring: Wolftooth 28t
Pedals: Jetblack platforms
Saddle/Post: Concor/Nitto CF 65
Stem/Bars: Generic stem/Jones H Bars with Mash Oil Slick Ends
Front Wheel: SP Dynamo to WTB Scraper with WTB Ranger 3.0
Rear Wheel: Hope to WTB Scraper with WTB Ranger 3.0
Rack/Basket: Surly 24pack rack/Wald 139 (tha big boy)
Cages: Lezyne power cage on inside of frame, King Cage on bottom of downtube
Headlight: Sinewave Beacon with B&M Mount stabilized by a custom Bretto brace
Bags: Mostly Stealth from NZ -Revelate Half frame bag (with Geelong Cats patch)