2018 Evil Bikes The Wreckoning LB
If you have been lucky enough to be riding The Wreckoning or even have just been lusting after it since it was released a couple years ago, you may be wondering how it could have been improved upon. Well, with the Evil The Wreckoning LB you’ll be able to get to the heart of what a 29 inch long travel downhiller can really be.
Even the designers at Evil recognize that there were only so many places they could make improvements, which is why the LB in the name stands for “Lil Better”. But let’s not mince words: this is a badass downhiller that can actually be fun when climbing as well. That’s because they have managed to shed about half a pound compared to the previous generation. That includes the shock as well as the complete frame. But they have lost nothing of the stiffness, and the ride is still crazy efficient because you can get tons of traction to feel fast and in control. It will come with three shock options of either the RS Monarch Plus, Fox DPX2, or Push ElevenSix. And thanks to the DELTA System technology and progressive geometry, you will feel like you’ll never bottom out with any of these options. This is a DH bike that you will feel confident taking down just about any incline, while its enduro efficiency will help you from dreading the ride back up.
This is a high-speed thrasher for expert trail riding, especially if you like your trails downhill, long, and steep. The frame has been made from a targeted blend of T700 and T800 carbon, which are both high-modulus, unidirectional fibers from Toray, to make the frame bomb proof without having to heap on extra weight. Adding Dave Weagle’s DELTA System for the rear suspension pivot, The Wreckoning takes advantage of a redesign which reduces the weight of the system while increasing the lateral stiffness. A dog bone link uses integrated forged bosses to connect the linkage which will incidentally make it easier to maintain too. For The Wreckoning, the DELTA gives a progressive ramp up that will keep the ride plush while ensuring you’ll have enough traction to remain fast and in control. A SAG meter on the non-drivetrain side will make it easy for you to customize your suspension setup. But perhaps the best attribute of the DELTA is the utility and flexibility of the Flip Chip design. Using the Flip Chip allows you to change the BB height and head angle by flipping around the chip. The steeper and longer your runs, the more likely you will be to feel the genius of the XLow setting.
If you are rolling with a size M, L or XL, you will have the benefit of water bosses to help keep you hydrated on those long trail days when you might not have access to refill waterholes. And if you are looking to spice up your color collection, the Fallout Green and Rusty Trombone colors will make it nearly impossible for you to decide which is sweeter.
With the Evil The Wreckoning LB, you will be tempted to seek out the toughest trails around the world to test it and yourself in complete confidence.
Rear Triangle: Carbon
Suspension: DELTA link
Rear Shock Size: 216x63 (+2 Volume Spacers)
Shock Option(s): RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair (stock), Fox DPX2 (optional +$100), Push ElevenSix (optional +$900)
Rear Travel: 161mm
Shock SAG: 30%
Fork Travel Range: 160mm - 170mm
Head Tube Diameter Top: 44mm
Head Tube Diameter Bottom: 62mm
Headset Included: Yes, FSA integrated tapered No. 58/68
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” - 1 1/2”
Bottom Bracket Type: 73mm Mountain Threaded
ISCG Tabs: ISCG05
Cable Routing Brake: External
Cable Routing Shifter: External
Cable Routing Dropper Seatpost: Internal
Front Derailleur Mount: N/A
Wheel Size: 29”
Max Tire Size: 2.4”
Brake Mount Type: Post mount, 203mm max
Seatpost Diameter: 34.9mm
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 148mm Boost
Sizes: 15” SM | 16.7” MD | 18.1” LG | 19.5” XL |
Colors: Fallout Green, Rusty Trombone