Following X01 I9 Hydra

Following X01 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 Pike Ultimate, Charger 2 RC2 damper, DebonAir spring, 51mm offset
  • Rear Shock
    RockShox Deluxe Ultimate RCT, DebonAir spring, trunnion mount, 165mm x 45mm
  • Rear Derailleur
    SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
  • Shifter
    SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
  • Crank
    SRAM X01 Eagle DUB, 170mm length
  • Bottom Bracket
    SRAM DUB, 73mm BSA threaded
  • Chain
    SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed, with Powerlock
  • Brakes
    SRAM Code RSC, 4-piston, SRAM CenterLine
  • Rotors
    200mm front, 180mm rear
  • Seatpost
    RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper Drop: 125mm (SM), 150mm (MD), 175mm (LG/XL)
  • Saddle
    WTB SL8 Pro
  • Handlebar
    Race Face Next R Carbon 35, 35mm rise, 780mm width
  • Stem
    Race Face Turbine R 35, 40mm length, 0° rise
  • Grips
    Evil Palmela Handerson, lock-on
  • Headset
    FSA Integrated Tapered No.57/68
  • Wheels
    Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm, Hub: 110x15mm
  • Wheel Size
  • Hubs
    Industry Nine Hydra, 15x110mm Boost front, 12x157mm SuperBoost rear
  • Tires
    Maxxis Minion DHF, EXO, TR, 29" x 2.5" (front), 29" x 2.3" (rear)
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