Following AXS I9 Hydra

Following AXS I9 Hydra

Win up. Win down. Follow no one.


Too many bikes are chasing the same Reach horizon as everything gets numbed into aircraft-carrier lengths, and every bike uses the same 65-degree headtube angle—XC to Enduro+, hardtails included. You might as well just pick by color. Not us. For the bike that started the entire shred-trail 29 movement, we can’t hit the mute button on loud, fast, and fun times. We need to let the volume roar and the rally car needs to claw after every extra-credit popportunity it can’t help but hit. And now, the rally car drifts uphill too. In updating the Following, we’ve kept what makes it so special: lightning handling, shameless pop, and that uncanny ability to be there before you’ve even decided to go there. But we added in that die-hard XC determination with an over-the-pedals 77-degree seat tube angle. It’ll climb, and climb, and climb. And just like the Following we love, it’s first to the beer cooler. Always.


  • Frame
    Carbon Fiber
  • Fork
    RockShox ZEB Ultimate, Charger 2.1 RC2 damper, 44mm offset
  • Rear Shock
    RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate, trunnion mount, 205mm x 65mm
  • Rear Derailleur
    SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12-speed, electronic wireless
  • Shifter
    SRAM Eagle AXS Controller, 12-speed, electronic wireless
  • Crank
    SRAM X01 Eagle DUB, 170mm length
  • Bottom Bracket
    SRAM DUB, 73mm English/BSA threaded
  • Chain
    SRAM XX1 Eagle, with PowerLock
  • Brakes
    SRAM G2 RSC, 4-piston, SRAM CenterLine
  • Rotors
    200mm front, 180mm rear
  • Seatpost
    RockShox Reverb AXS dropper, electronic wirelessDrop: 125mm (SM), 150mm (MD), 170mm (LG/XL)
  • Saddle
    WTB Volt Pro
  • Handlebar
    Evil Boomstick Carbon, 810mm width, 35mm rise, 8° backsweep, 5° upsweep, 35mm clamp diameter
  • Stem
    Evil 12 Gauge, 35mm length, 35mm bar clamp
  • Grips
    Evil Pamela Handerson, lock-on
  • Headset
    Cane Creek 40 Series, ZS57/68
  • Wheels
    Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 157x12mm
  • Wheel Size
  • Hubs
    Industry Nine Hydra, 15x110mm Boost front, 12x157mm SuperBoost+ rear with XD driver
  • Tires
    Front: Maxxis Minion DHF, EXO, TR, 29" x 2.5"Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II, EXO, TR, 29" x 2.3"
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