The battery boosted Epocalypse rides above two 29" wheels with 166mm of rear travel and 170mm below the bars. Posture for this genre-fluid beast closely resembles that of our venerated Wreckoning rip machine, making for a proper dance party deep in the trees. Epocalyptic lightning flows into a low-slung Shimano EP8 motor to kick out 85Nm of pedal assistance at full throttle, backed by the brand's burly 630Wh battery for max laps. Adding electricity to your stable will morph rest days on the couch into trail parties with friends. We're confident your sofa won't mind.
Between the juiced watts and the pedaling prowess of our DELTA System, few ascents will tilt too steep for the Epocalypse. Electrified bikes are a blast whether gravity's helping or hindering, and the engineers at Evil worked closely with Shimano to achieve an ideal power balance. Good luck locating a slope that the Epocalypse can't scale. After two years of rigorous testing and perfecting we’ve created the right machine for any rider's version of fun.
A pair of sturdy carbon triangles surrounds the EP8 powerhouse, protected from front tire projectiles by a custom skid plate beneath the motor and a shuttle shield under the downtube. As ever, chain slap is silenced by a hefty sound mound strip on the chain stay, and there's a second slab of "shut-up" inside the seat stay.
Our refined vascular system guides housing and hoses discretely through the frame, and some massive main-pivot bearings are ready to carry the powerful Epocalypse load all season long. A SRAM UDH derailleur hanger dangles from our SuperBoost+ rear end, keeping those precious drivetrain bits shifty, and hangers are available at most shops if you manage to clip a passing rock. In fact, each of the bike's electric and analog components can be had at your local two-wheel Evil dealer, keeping the ride rolling and the maintenance time minimal.
We wreckon these 442mm chain stays are worth a shout. The Epocalypse boasts some of the shortest carbon stays of any 29" ebike on the market, maintaining that Evil slap-happy, side-hit slashing, dumb-gap trying DNA we all know and love. If you're searching for a lightning-powered unicorn that's deft at stabilizing descents and lofting roots whenever it's asked, you've found it. We'll leave you to choose between Low and X-Low geometry settings, and to select the standard or angle-adjust headset that best suits your style.
The potential advantages of an electric Wreckoning run deep. More laps in a day, longer rides with friends, additional carrying capacity for dig days, and faster lunch laps when the schedule overflows. Adding battery power to your stable will morph rest days on the couch into trail parties with friends. We’re confident your sofa won't mind.
-Frame: Epocalypse 166mm of travel, UD carbon, Full internal cable routing, SB+ 157mm rear spacing
-Drive Unit: Shimano DU-EP800
-Battery: Shimano BT-E8036, 630Wh
-Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate, Trunnion 205x65, ML 320
-Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series ZS Integrated Tapered Headset - Cups: ZS44/28.6 (Upper) and -ZS62/40(Lower), Bearing: 36° x 45° - 41mm (Upper) and 36° x 45° - 52mm (Lower) ZN40 Zinc Coated, Crown Race: 28.6mm x 36° Integrated (Upper) and 40mm x 36° Press Fit (Lower)
-Headset Spacers: Alloy Spacers 5mm black
-Fork: Rockshox ZEB Ultimate, 29
-Handlebar: Evil Enerygy Bar, UD Carbon, Rise: 35mm, Clamp: 35mm, Width: 780-810mm, Backsweep: 8˚, Upsweep: 5˚
-Stem: Evil 12 Gauge, Clamp: 35mm, Length: 45mm
-Display: Shimano SC-EM800
-Assist Switch: Shimano SW-EM800-L
-Grips: Evil Palmela Handerson lock-on
-Brake - Front: Shimano XT BR-M8120, 4-piston
-Brake - Rear: Shimano XT BR-M8120, 4-piston
-Rotor - Front: Shimano XT RT-MT800, 203mm, Center Lock
-Rotor - Rear: Shimano XT RT-MT810, 203mm, Center Lock, Integrated magnet
-Shifter: Shimano XT SL-M8100-R, I-Spec
-Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M8100
-Cassette: Shimano XT CS-M8100-12, 10-51T
-Chain: Shimano XT CN-M8100, 118 Links
-Crank Arms: Shimano XT FC-M8150, 170mm
-Wheelset - Front: Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra, Internal rim width: 30.5mm, Hub Width 110x15mm, Centerlock
-Wheelset - Rear: Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra, Micro spline, Internal rim width: 30.5mm, Hub Width: 110x15mm, Centerlock
-Tire - Front: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.5 WT
-Tire - Rear: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.5 WT
-Tubes: Stan's No Tubes Tubeless Sealant
-Seatpost: Bike Yoke Revive, S:125mm, M: 160mm, L:185mm XL: 185mm
-Saddle: WTB Volt Medium, Width: 142mm, Chromoly Saddle
-Charger: Shimano Charger EC-8004-2 (USA/Canada)
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice