Evil Sovereign sizing

bedale Posts: 6
edited February 2010 in MTB buying advice
Hi Sovereign owners.
thinking about building up an Evil Sovereign. I´m 186cm tall. Will be using it for aggressive and playful trails. Which sizing would you recommend?


  • Available Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
    Fork Axle-to-crown Length: 510.9mm
    Headtube Type: Traditional 1 1/8"
    FD Clamp Diameter: 34.9mm
    Seatpost Diameter: 31.6mm
    Seatclamp Diameter: 34.9mm
    Maximum Rear Tire Width: 26x2.5”
    BB Shell Width: 73mm
    Chainline: 50.0mm
    Chainguide Mount: ISCG05
    Max Chainring: 42T
    Rear Hub Spacing: 135mm
    Brake Type: Disc Only
    Max Rear Disc Diameter: 185mm
    Derailleur Hanger: Shared with Faction
    Tubing Details: Tange Custom Triple Butted Heat Treated 4130 Cromoly
    Head Angle 68.0˚ (with 140mm fork)
    Seat TubeAngle 71.0˚
    BB Height: 330mm/12.99”
    Effective TT Length:: S 560mm/22.05”    M 585mm/23.03”    L 605mm/23.82”    XL 630mm/24.8”
    ST Length (BB center to top): S 380mm/14.96”    M 430mm/16.93”    L 480mm/18.9”    XL 500mm/19.69”

    Chainstay Length Min: 412mm/16.22”
    Chainstay Length Max: 430mm/ 16.93”

    Spec list for you... what do you currently ride? what size?
    I always say it but its better to try before you buy.
  • bomberesque
    bomberesque Posts: 1,701
    Yeah, that's changed in the last year or so. The old (pre '09) 853 Sov was only available in 2 sizes; normal or long, so most current Sov owners won't be able to advise you (unless ofc they have a '09 / '10 model)

    I'd measure the TT on your current bike, think about whether you want the Sov to be shorter or longer (clue; short=good :wink: ), figure in a shortish stem (70mm or shorter) and work it out from there. My normal I think is 22.75 effective TT and 16.5 ST so a smidge smaller than the medium. I'm 180 and would chose the medium from that list.

    Ball ache with the Sov (despite Benj being 100% correct) is that if you want one you'll probably have to spec it on paper and take the risk on sizing, I've never seen one available to test. If you're confident on what HT frame fits you then you'll probably be OK. Well worth it, they're a fantastically fun bike
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