Evil Chamois Hagar gravel bike

The most capable gravel bike you’ll ever ride, but is it over qualified for the role?

Evil Chamois Hagar gravel bike is pictured side on
(Image credit: Cycling Studio)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

If you’re expecting the Evil Chamois Hagar to repair the chinks of your riding skill set armour, you’ll be left wanting. The bike will find your weaknesses and call out your laziness as it demands to be ridden with a level of competence and finesse that means only the most talented riders need apply. But if you do have the right skills remit you will be rewarded by an absolute thoroughbred of a bike, that has a wicked sense of adventure and will be up for anything you have the audacity to tackle.

Reasons to buy
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    Capacity to ride anything

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    Versatile riding capabilities

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    Laid back geometry for great handling and ride feel

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    Hill climbing prowess

Reasons to avoid
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    Wheelset could be upgraded

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    Need to be a very skilled rider to make most of bike's abilities

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    Rear tyre clearance on muddy days

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You can trust Cycling Weekly. Our team of experts put in hard miles testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.


Unless you have a secret gnarly side, the chances are that the bike brand Evil won’t be on your radar. And if you are a covert off roader, you’re probably slightly flummoxed wondering what on earth you are looking at. 

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.