The Wreckoning is Evil’s big-wheeled, ride-anything, pedal-assisted DH rig. Since launching in 2016, it’s been called a traction factory and a game changer, but we can’t settle for good enough. We always aim for awesome’er. So, with more travel and further refinement of the details that make the Wreckoning rad, this bike confirms its role alongside the fear-seeking anti-hero who yearns for a comfy ride up and an uncomfortably fast down. In other words, it’s only a trail bike until gravity is applied. Then it resonates on an ungodly frequency.
Be the one-demon Wreckoning crew you always wanted to be. Redesigned from scratch and showing off a fresh look, we set our sights on improving our 29’er 166mm steed capable of spinning long days in the saddle but still ready to smash Strava a new one. Yes, it Enduros. It also rampages like Aggy, gets Fest-ive like Sorge, and wrecks cocky KOM overachievers on the daily. The Wreckoning decimates tired billy goat clichés and elevates regular riders to God-like status on everything from manicured bike park berms to imaginary freeride dream lines. How did we do it? Let us walk you through how the Wreckoning got better’er…yet again.
Maybe what’s most exciting is the bike’s sheer mind-expanding spectrum of options—customization runs thick in the Wreckoning’s bloodstream. Want steep aggressive angles on a burly trail bike? Set the Flip Chip to the “LOW” position and run a 160mm fork. Looking for a do-everything, one-bike quiver? Go with a 170mm fork and the bike climbs as well as it descends on all terrain. Ready to channel your inner Aggy and throw a freeride rampage? Run a 190mm fork and double down with our stock RockShox Super Deluxe coil rear suspension. Short chain stays keep every rider manualing regardless of the setup. Through any number of Flip Chip positions and choice of fork, the geometry gets dialed into your style of riding, by the bike, the day…even by the trail. This is your bike. Make it work for you.
Evil engineering genius Dave Weagle also improved on the Wreckoning by borrowing the pedal-friendly pop of the Following and Offering, and then dialing it in with a legacy downhill heritage only he can lay claim to. To achieve a complementary climbing ability for this leg-powered DH bike, the leverage curve has been revised, starting with the high-end leverage to maintain that supple, smooth pedaling feel we all love so much. As the leverage decreases slowly through the mid stroke, it provides a ton of efficient support to push against while the end stroke sees the lowest leverage. What this means for you is a 166mm bike that feels like 200mm. An extra 5 millimetres never made such a difference.
Soft and plush is all good, but anyone who’s been halfway through a rowdy, rock-strewn chute knows the value of stiffness too. The Wreckoning utilizes 157 Super Boost, the new standard of rear axle spacing for any rider who takes shred seriously. Add in the unified rear triangle and you’re ensured a firm AF frame when the going gets capital “G” good gawd gnarly.
The remaining details include all the goodness every bike worth its salty sass should have: full internal cable routing, integrated chain guide, and rubber sound-cancelling chain stay protectors we like to call Sound Mounds. All of this to simply say, The Wreckoning has arrived…again. And it’s more evil than ever. Bow down.
166mm Travel UD Carbon Frame
DELTA System Suspension – The DELTA system was conceived to, among other things, achieve very complex leverage rate curves that can be used to tune for varying track conditions, spring, and damper parameters. The dual progressive leverage rate curve was developed for coil sprung downhill applications to take advantage of the speed sensitive shocks on the market. Mechanically, the system uses very compact links that can achieve a lot of angle and velocity change through the travel. Evil can tailor the leverage rate curve to really take advantage of the shock's valving and the way that a speed sensitive damper is designed to work. Ultimately the design achieves a high degree of suppleness early in the travel, with a very predictable high traction stage through the middle and a bottomless ramp at the end of the travel.
RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate Rear Shock – No-nonsense performance is the name of the game. The Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate was designed to meet all the demands of the latest and greatest hard hitting enduro and trail bikes. Featuring Maxima Plush fluid, solid threshold adjustment for pedaling performance, ride quality and compression adjustment to fine tune for any condition. The unmistakable feel of a coil spring all packed into RockShox's Super Deluxe design.
Shock Adjustments – Spring Preload, Low Speed Compression Adjustment, Threshold Switch for Pedaling Performance
Wider Main Pivot – Increased stiffness and strength so you can flex on your riding partners instead of your bike.
157mm Superboost Rear Spacing – Wider spacing makes for faster and stiffer handling.
Fully Internal Routing – Tubes within tubes bring setup bliss and tidy looks.
Direct Injection Chainguide – As light as it gets, this is removable for those who want to go even lighter.
Sound Mounds – Rubber sound-cancelling chainstay mounds keep you bounding in peace.
Pedal Forward Positioning – A steep seat tube angle puts you over the pedals, powerfully cranking uphill.
Wheelie Short Chainstays – Short 430mm chainstays mean wheelies for days and manuals for months.
Threaded Bottom Bracket
Longer. Slacker. Faster.
RockShox ZEB Ultimate – ZEB Ultimate is a whole new breed of fork, designed to challenge the limits and take on the world’s toughest Enduro tracks. Going Ultimate has its advantages. Featuring an all-new stiff 38mm chassis designed with the Charger 2.1 damper, DebonAir™ air spring technology, SKF Wiper Seals, and Maxima Plush Fluid. SRAM's highest performing, athlete-proven technologies matched with premium style plays. An anodized crown and ZEB’s signature color – Slab Grey – make a rocking debut.
Fork Adjustments – Charger 2.1 Damper Featuring Independent Low and High Speed Compression Adjustment, Rebound Adjustment, Air Spring Pressure
SRAM GX Eagle – SRAM Eagle drivetrains are the only 1x drivetrains that are fully system engineered for optimal performance. Eagle drivetrains are designed, tested and proven to deliver the lightest, highest-performing, most durable systems for all riders on any trail. Eagle technology provides an expanded, optimum, gear range that allows you to realize your bike's potential beyond where it has ever been. Every SRAM GX Eagle component is 100-percent compatible with all levels of SRAM Eagle drivetrain systems.
SRAM G2 RS – With the G2's instant and positive engagement, modulation and control are here in abundance. The G2 lives up to its reputation as the mini-Code, with 4 piston power in an XC form. Easy to set up and maintain, easy to use, SRAM G2 brakes are top notch.
SRAM Centerline Rotors – The CenterLine design provides a smooth, consistent, and quiet running braking surface.
Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra – Enduro S is handbuilt for the long haul with 28 straight-pull spokes, the same proven rim profile as the EN305, and Industry Nine's finely crafted Hydra-equipped hubs. Born from an impressive bloodline, Enduro S is well situated to elevate your riding with features you won’t have to sell your first born for.
Maxxis Minion DHF Tires – With a tread design that deftly balances rolling speed with braking and cornering traction, it's hard to find fault with the Minion DHF. That's probably why it's one of the most imitated tires in mountain biking.
OneUp Dropper Post – OneUp's been obsessed with shaving every last millimetre from the latest OneUp post to give you the the shortest stack height and shortest total length of any dropper post. No other post can get your saddle lower.
Evil Boomstick 7075 Aluminum Bars – At 810mm wide and with 35mm rise, these are anything but subtle.
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