Evil Bikes The Wreckoning released!
January 31st, 2016
Evil Bikes The Wreckoning – one hell of an Evil creation
Evil Bikes are are a hot topic at the moment – their killer short travel 29er The Following has stunned all who have ridden it, and the 27.5in Enduro weapon The Insurgent stole the show at Eurobike and had a phenomenal amount of pre-sale orders placed.
And they’ve now just released the insane 161mm travel 29in wheel rock crusher – Evil Bikes The Wreckoning.
We got the scoop with some early shots of a sample built up for a UK trade show – check this beast out!
If grinding up climbs and flowing back down is your cup of tea, then the ridiculously capable The Following will be your bike. But if riding on the absolute knife edge is your bag – then The Wreckoning might be up your street. Everything about it has been designed to tackle the roughest and steepest trails. Its not a bike for a passenger though – the 66degree head angle with the combination of long wheelbase, long travel big wheels needs to be ridden hard.
If The Following was the bike to tame technical trails, The Wreckoning is the one to completely destroy them at race pace.
Here’s what you need to know about Evil Bikes The Wreckoning:
- One-piece Carbon Fibre construction
- 161mm DELTA Link system suspension
- Rock Shox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair rear shock
- 17mm Tru Axle main pivot
- Integrated headset (included)
- Optional Angleset (extra)
- Integrated SAG indicator
- Threaded 73mm BSA BB shell
- 148 x 12mm Boost Rear axle
- Internal cable routing
- ‘Stealth’ dropper seatpost routing
- Dual Row Angular contact bearings
- New DELTA Link system linkage
- 180mm post mount brake tabs
- Asymmetric Swingarm for stiffness
- Custom moulded rubber protection
- Custom e*thirteen lower chain guide available
- Three sizes available – Medium, Large and Extra Large
- Two colours – Gun Metal Satin or Megalodon Blue
- Frame pricing – £2899
We caught up with Callum Jelley, who works for Evil Bikes from their Spanish office in the hills outside Madrid. This is what he had to say about The Wreckoning…
The only bad thing about our new bike The Wreckoning, is when you write to tell your friends and family about how it’s changed your life, your spell-check will change the spelling to Reckoning.
When we created The Following we never expected it to be quite as magic as it was. Much like the folk who first boiled malt sugar and hops and added yeast. If The Following is the quiet kid in class who turns out to be way better than everyone at everything, then the Wreckoning is his older brother who punches holes in walls with a smile on his face.
The bike is a weapon, pure and simple. The first time I rode it I couldn’t drive home after – I felt like I was drunk and high. If you think a 161mm travel bike can’t pedal up hills you’re wrong. If you think a 161mm 29er can’t handle a DH track, you’re wrong.
In fact whatever you think, you’re probably wrong. In the same way the Black Death kicked off the Renaissance in 14th Century Italy, The Following and now The Wreckoning are starting one now.
26 + 4 – 1
Callum Jelley, Evil Bikes Europe
Like what you’ve seen?
Here’s one more shot to whet your whistle. Go and check out Evil Bikes The Wreckoning – it’s got to be one of the most exciting bikes for 2016!
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