The Evil Wreckoning is seen by many as the ultimate big-wheel steamroller bike, but with things getting even bigger and badder out there in enduro-land, it was time for a refresh. So, heading in to 2021 the Evil Wreckoning has had a geometry tweak – steeper seat angle, longer travel at 166mm, Super Boost back end and a longer reach on all sizes. Let’s dig in and look at the details:
Issue 131 is out now
2021 Evil Wreckoning – steeper, longer, wider…
Let’s throw some numbers around – in ‘X-LOW mode, with a 29 x 160mm fork, the angles are 64.6°/76.5° and in regular LOW mode are 65.2°/77°, the reach of a Medium is 462mm and a Large is 482mm. Travel is 166mm at the rear using the well established Dave Weagle DELTA system. Chainstays are a short 430mm. The bike is intended for 160mm or 170mm forks (knock off nearly half a degree on those angles for the longer fork) and can run with coilover or piggyback airs shocks.
For the new model of Evil Wreckoning, all cables run internally, there is now Super Boost spacing at the back for 157mm hubs in the name of stiffness. There’s neat new sound-cancelling chainsay protectors with ‘Sound Mounds’ to stop those chain standing waves from slapping.
Sizing will come in S, M, L and XL and should fit riders from 5ft 3in to 6ft 4in+
Let’s get a gallery of images in for you. Colours are Coral Reefer or Blackout Drunk. Natch.
Needless to say, there are some suitably inspiring ‘this is how you ride it’ images with the bearded Mr Agassiz to go along with the launch.
Check out the new 2021 Evil Wreckoning at the EU website here: https://eu.evil-bikes.com
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