The Wreckoning has returned, redesigned from the rubber up and ready to rumble. Featuring a fresh look and a lil’ bit more travel—5 millimetres more—this uphill-happy, DH-destroying 166mm, 29er annihilates imitators and inspires manic grins. From Aggy to all-day. From Rampage to Enduro. Up, down, and upside-down, the Wreckoning doesn’t care which way it’s going. It just gets there fast in classic, low-down dirty Evil style.
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.
|A - Head Tube Angle LOW||64.6°||64.6°||64.6°||64.6°|
|Head Tube Angle X-LOW||63.9°||63.9°||63.9°||63.9°|
|B - Seat Tube Angle LOW||76.3°||76.3°||76.3°||76.3°|
|Seat Tube Angle X-LOW||75.7°||75.7°||75.7°||75.7°|
|C - Virtual Top Tube Length||590mm | 23.22"||609mm | 23.96"||632mm | 24.87"||654mm | 25.76"|
|D - Seat Tube Length||390mm | 15.35"||425mm | 16.73"||460mm | 18.11"||495mm | 19.49"|
|E - Bottom Bracket Height LOW||355mm | 13.98"||355mm | 13.98"||355mm | 13.98"||355mm | 13.98"|
|Bottom Bracket Height X-LOW||346mm | 13.64"||346mm | 13.64"||346mm | 13.64"||346mm | 13.64"|
|F - Bottom Bracket Drop||18mm | 00.71"||18mm | 00.71"||18mm | 00.71"||18mm | 00.71"|
|G - Head Tube Length||104mm | 4.09"||114mm | 4.49"||127mm | 5.00"||139mm | 5.47"|
|H - Chain Stay Length LOW||430mm | 16.93430mm | 16.93"||430mm | 16.93"||430mm | 16.93"||430mm | 16.93"|
|Chain Stay Length X-LOW||432mm | 17.01"||432mm | 17.01"||432mm | 17.01"||432mm | 17.01"|
|I - Wheel Base LOW||1205mm | 47.43"||1226mm | 48.26"||1251mm | 49.26"||1276mm | 50.25"|
|Wheel Base X-LOW||1206mm | 47.50"||1228mm | 48.33"||1253mm | 49.33"||1278mm | 50.31"|
|J - Axle to Crown||586mm | 23.07"||586mm | 23.07"||586mm | 23.07"||586mm | 23.07"|
|K - Offset||44mm | 1.73"||44mm | 1.73"||44mm | 1.73"||44mm | 1.73"|
|L - Front to Center||775mm | 30.52"||797mm | 31.36"||822mm | 32.36"||847mm | 33.34"|
|M - Trail LOW||128mm | 5.06"||128mm | 5.06"||128mm | 5.06"||128mm | 5.06"|
|Trail X-LOW||133mm | 5.24"||133mm | 5.24"||133mm | 5.24"||133mm | 5.24"|
|N - Stack||626mm | 24.64"||635mm | 25.00"||647mm | 25.47"||658mm | 25.90"|
|O - Reach||438mm | 17.23"||455mm | 17.91"||475mm | 18.68"||495mm | 19.47"|
|P - Standover||718mm | 28.27"||727mm | 28.62"||735mm | 28.94"||746mm | 29.37"|
|5'3" - 5'8"||5'6" - 6'0"||5'10" - 6'4"||6'2" - 6'4+|
|Frame||Wreckoning 166mm of travel, UD Carbon, Full Internal Cable Routing, SB+ 157mm Rear Spacing, Integrated Chain Guide, Threaded BB|
|Fork||Rockshox ZEB Ultimate, Charger 2.1 RC2, 170mm Travel, 44mm Offset|
|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)|
|Rear Shock||Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate, Trunnion 205x65, ML 320|
|Rims/Wheels||Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra Internal Width: 30.5mm|
|Hubs||Industry Nine Hydra|
|Tires||Front: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.5 Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR, 29x2.3|
|Crankset||SRAM GX Eagle DUB, SUPERBOOST+, 170mm, Direct Mount 32t, 56.5mm Chainline, Lunar|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 73mm BSA|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle w/Powerlock|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1295-B1 Eagle, 10-52T, 10,12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36,42,52|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp|
|Handlebars||Evil Boomstick 7075 Alloy, Backsweep: 8°, Upsweep: 5° Clamp:35mm, Rise: 35mm, Width: 810mm|
|Tape/Grips||Evil Palmela Handerson lock-on|
|Stem||Evil 12 Gauge Stem, Length: 35mm|
|Brakes||SRAM G2 RS|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Medium (142mm) Width Chromoly Saddle|
|Seat Post||Bike Yoke Revive, S:125mm, M: 160mm, L:185mm XL: 213mm|
* Subject to change without notice.