2017 Evil Bikes The Wreckoning
One of the greatest things about the guys over at Evil Bikes is that they are never afraid to redraw the boundary lines. With The Wreckoning, they have taken what they loved about The Following and amped it up big-time.
This is a 29er with 161mm of rear travel and leverage to burn thanks to the DELTA System technology and progressive geometry. In a size large, you’ll get a 48.5 inch wheelbase, 48.55 inch in the XLow setting, which plays a big role in how well this baby descends. If you’ve ridden the DELTA System on other bikes, you almost certainly have a high opinion of it, but you’ll also be impressed by how well it works with this big travel 29er. It’s as if The Wreckoning is a hardcore DH bike in enduro clothing. Pop the bike out of corners, eat up rock gardens, slam steep drop-offs, but feel like you can whip this bike back up the course as well. 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. With the pretty short 432mm chainstays, this will be a quick reacting ride that just adds tons of fun to every run. And the Boost spacing lets Evil tuck the rear wheel almost into the seat tube. 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.
Internal cable routing for the dropper seatpost will ensure a crisp clean look. For practicality, the rear derailleur and brake routing neatly runs under the top tube while the rear derailleur cable gets routed through the swingarm to avoid any bulging cables getting in the way. And since the carbon frame has been so exquisitely made, Evil has incorporated moulded rubber downtube protector and an integrated rubber protector for the chainstay and seatstay to protect the frame from gnar-mad crashes or just the odd flying bits of debris. To keep your chain behaving on those insane downhills, Evil has worked with eThirteen to include a fully integrated carbon chain guide and bash guard to keep slap to a minimum.
The Wreckoning from Evil Bikes will destroy even the steepest, most technical trails. Available in blue and a rakish grey they call gunmetal, and four sizes from 15 inch to 19.5 inch, this is a bike for heroes on the trails.
Rear Triangle: Carbon
Suspension: DELTA link
Shock Option(s): RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair (stock), RockShox Vivid Air (optional +$225)
Rear Travel: 161mm
Shock SAG: 30%
Fork Travel: 160mm
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: ISCG 05
Cable Routing Brake: External
Cable Routing Shifter: External
Cable Routing Dropper Seatpost: Internal
Wheel Size: 29er
Brake Mount Type: Post mount, 203mm max rotor size
Seatpost Diameter: 34.9mm
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 148mm
Sizes: 15" SM | 16.7” MD | 18.1” LG | 19.5” XL |
Colors: Gunmetal, Blue
Weight: 3100g | 6.83lbs