Faction II
Faction II
Faction II
Faction II
Faction II
Faction II
Faction II
Faction II

Faction II

Hard Tail Work Horse | 26" Wheels

Be the first at your spot to rock this limited-edition Faction II complete build, featuring the same Reynolds 520 steel pipes, tapered headtube, sliding dropouts, and BMX-style mid BB as our original framesets. If custom is your jam, snag a frame in Protein Powder or Raw Black Rust and design the DJ of your darkest nightmares.

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Regular price$907.00
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THE LOCAL

THE HARD TAIL WORK HORSE IS BACK

Our dirtjump masterpiece, the Faction II, returns from the shadows. Now available in frame only and complete build options. 

SIMPLE AND STOUT

This dirt slayer is the perfect companion for flowing big lines all day, with a sturdy build and a backbone forged from steel. Simple, stout, and clean, just as a DJ ought to be.

We've amplified the simplified with this limited run of complete builds to save you some internet noodling. From the top shelf, just behind that half-drained bottle of Patrone, sits the trusted RockShox Pike DJ fork. At its bow and stern, the Faction II spins a set of 26" Novatec Crisp hoops shod in Maxxis DTH tread to grip the earth or concrete. A fully Evil cockpit is poised above for that skate park or trail rip into the ether, and a single SRAM G2 stopper will pull you back from the edge.

No two landings are identical, and The Faction II comes in three sizes to accommodate your body and style. If you're mostly made of legs, or you prefer a mountain bike feel in your DJ, the large will be a welcome companion. For added BMX character and shorter inseams, one of the smaller sizes may hit the fit. Faction frames offer the angles you want to float a few meters above the earth.

THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

STEEL IS REAL

The Faction 2 frame is is constructed out of Reynolds 520 steel tubing to provide strength and durability.

TAPERED HEAD TUBE

A new taller tapered head tube to fit modern dirt jump forks and give you that boost you were looking for..

BMX-STYLE HORIZONTAL DROPOUTS

BMX style horizontal dropouts and mid BB bottom bracket. 

GEOMETRY SMALL MEDIUM LARGE
A - Head tube angle 69.5 69.5 69.5
B - Seat Tube angle 71.5 71.5 71.5
C - Virtual top tube length 580mm | 22.8" 590mm | 23.2" 605mm | 23.8"
D - Seat tube length 320mm | 12.6" 320mm | 12.6" 320mm | 12.6"
E - Bottom Bracket Height 323mm | 12.7" 323mm | 12.7" 323mm | 12.7"
F - Head tube length 115mm | 4.5" 115mm | 4.5" 115mm | 4.5"
G - Chain stay length min 381mm | 15.0" 381mm | 15.0" 381mm | 15.0"
G - Chain stay length max 397mm | 15.6" 397mm | 15.6" 397mm | 15.6"
H - Wheel base min 1016mm | 40.0" 1026mm | 40.4" 1041mm | 41.0"
H - Wheel base max 1032mm | 40.6" 1042mm | 41.0" 1057mm | 41.6"
J - Axle to Crown 482mm 482mm 482mm
K - Offset 40mm 40mm 40mm
L - Stack 521mm | 20.5" 521mm | 20.5" 521mm | 20.5"
M - Reach 389mm | 15.3" 399mm | 15.7" 414mm | 16.3"
N - Sizing 5'0"-5'7" 5'7"-6'1" 6'1"-6'4"
COMPONENT SMALL MEDIUM LARGE
Stem length 35-50mm 35-50mm 35-50mm
Stem rise 0-5 0-5 0-5
Handlebar rise 35-50mm 35-50mm 35-50mm
Handlebar width 710mm-800mm 710mm-800mm 710mm-800mm
Crank Length 170mm 170mm 170mm
Sizing 5'0"-5'7" 5'7"-6'1" 6'1"-6'4"
Available Sizes  Small, Medium, Large 
Frame  Reynolds 520 Steel
Fork Axle Crown Length  482mm
Fork offset  40mm
Headtube  Tapered 1 1/8
Headset  FSA NO.42/ACB, Upper 42mm, Lower 52mm
Seatpost Diameter  27.2mm
Rear Wheel Diameter  26
Maximum Rear Tire Size  26
Bottom Bracket Sheell  Mid BB 
Chainline  50mm
Chainguide Mount  n/a 
Max Chainring Size  28t single ring
Rear Wheel Spacing  135 x 10mm
Brake Mount Type   IS Standard 
Max Rear Rotor Size  160mm

WHAT SIZE SPINDLE DOES THE FACTION II USE WHEN RUNNING BMX STYLE CRANKS? The Faction II works best with 153mm/6″spindles. 

WHAT IS THE WARRANTY ON THE FACTION II? 3 Year limited warranty 

WHAT TYPE OF HEADSET DOES THE FACTION II USE? The Faction II uses a FSA NO.42/ACB, Upper 42mm, Lower 52mm headset. 

WHAT IS IT MADE OF AND HOW MUCH DOES IT WEIGH? The Faction II frame is made from Reynolds 520 Chromoly, weighing in at 4.8lb, give or take. Light enough to spin circles, sturdy enough to return from orbit.

WHAT SIZE WHEELS & TIRES DOES MY BIKE FIT? 26" ain't dead! A 2.3" tire will leave you ample clearance.

WHICH BOTTOM BRACKET (BB) STANDARD DOES MY BIKE UTILIZE? The Faction II utilizes a BMX-style, Mid bottom bracket. We recommend pairing your BB & crankset brands to assure compatibility.

WHAT TYPE OF STEERER TUBE DOES MY BIKE REQUIRE? The Faction 2 requires a tapered steerer (1 1/8" - 1 1/2"). You can run a straight-steerer (1 1/8") fork with an adapter crown race.

WHAT IS THE SHORTEST STERRER TUBE I CAN GET AWAY WITH? With zero spacers, assuming a stem stack height of 40mm, your Faction 2 requires a steerer length of no less than 165mm. That's frame, headset, stem. That might vary depending on which stem you're running, but best stay safe out there, kids.

WHAT IS MY BIKE'S REAR AXLE SPACING? The Faction 2 utilizes 10x135mm BMX-style horizontal dropouts

WHAT TYPE OF BRAKES CAN I RUN? Disc-only, 160mm rotor maximum with an IS Standard brake mount. Or none if you fancy yourself a street-hoppin', hot-dog (Evil Bikes does not encourage brakeless riding).

I'M HAVING TROUBLE KEEPING MY AXLE IN PLACE. Ease-up on the protein powder there, Schwarzenegger. Try employing some chain tensioners (aka: axle tuggers).

CAN I RUN A DERAILLEUR? No- the Faction II is a single speed-specific frame.

WHAT SIZE IS THE SEATPOST? The Faction II uses a 27.2mm seat post and has an integrated seat clamp.