Wreckoning Demo Bike - XL - 2018
Wreckoning Demo Bike - XL - 2018 Wreckoning Demo Bike - XL - 2018 Wreckoning Demo Bike - XL - 2018 Wreckoning Demo Bike - XL - 2018 Wreckoning Demo Bike - XL - 2018 Wreckoning Demo Bike - XL - 2018

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Wreckoning Demo Bike - XL - 2018

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14641 grams
Megalodon Blue

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This item may only be shipped within the United States.
We are required to follow our brand's policies on shipping. Currently we cannot ship the following brands outside the United States:
Ibis - Evil - GT- Fox Racing Shox - ENVE - SRAM - Rock Shox
This bike was part of Fanatik's demo program. It may have slight blemishes but is in excellent mechanical condition, and has been professionally maintained. Photos on this page show the actual bike being sold, in its current condition.

With the Following, Evil Bikes gave the world a taste of what a 29er was capable of when developed by a small company whose agenda was to have fun on bikes. This was soon followed by the Insurgent, a 27.5” machine that is aimed more at the clientele that Evil originally became popular with - a crowd who won’t shy away from pedaling to the top of the mountain, but who really come alive on the way down. It would be trivial to say that the Wreckoning is the love child of these two bikes, because it is certainly more than that. The madmen over at Evil have once again scrutinized the boundaries of mountain biking today and decided they could simply roll right over them, on stiff new 29” wheels powered by Boost 148, and 161mm of DELTA suspension.

Where other companies have been timidly approaching the sorts of numbers that many of us now feel make for the ultimate all mountain ride, Evil pounced on them. The Insurgent’s long top tube, reach, and wheelbase have translated almost exactly over to the Wreckoning, while minor tweaks have been made to accommodate taller riders. The seat tube angle has been steepened up to 74.8 degrees in the high setting (when running a 160mm fork) and 73.9 degrees in the low setting. This seat angle is in the same range that many of the most capable enduro style bikes sit, and quite a bit steeper than that of the Insurgent. It allows for taller riders to comfortably fit this bike without shifting their weight too far back. Which brings up a point of curiosity: where is the size small Wreckoning? Evil has determined that packing everything into a small-sized Wreckoning package would simply result in a bike that doesn’t ride how they intended. For smaller riders looking for a DELTA-equipped, root-eating shred rig, the Insurgent is still the way to go. For the average trail, the Wreckoning is most at home running a 160mm fork, but for those looking for a 29” downhill monster truck, this bike has been tested with forks running all the way up to 180mm. Be forewarned, going this route will push the Wreckoning into downhill bike territory. Granted, it can still be pedaled up the hill, but it will require a bit of extra effort.

Evil scored a homerun with Dave’s Extra Legitimate Travel Apparatus (D.E.L.T.A.), and it has been scaled/tuned up for the Wreckoning. This frame sports a 8.5”x2.5” (length x stroke) Monarch Plus RC3+ Debonair, versus the 7.875”x2.25” version found on the 10mm shorter travel Insurgent. For those heavy hitting riders out there, the Wreckoning is available with a Rock Shox Vivid Air RC2 for an added $225. While slightly heavier, the added plushness of this beefier shock is definitely welcome during a day of pounding brake bumps at your favorite lift-accessed bike park. If you are primarily pedaling to the top of the hill to enjoy the descent, the Monarch is more than enough shock. While we’ve found that we tend to leave the compression switch in the open position on D.E.L.T.A. equipped bikes, it can be nice to have for extended pushes up fire roads.

The newest crop of full suspension bikes from Evil Bikes are all built using a unidirectional carbon layup with a one-piece molded construction at one of the most reputable carbon bike factories in the world, VIP Composites. Stiffness and durability are backbones of Evil’s commitment to quality, and after riding the Insurgent for six months and putting the Wreckoning through it’s paces, we can attest to that. Having sold a record number of Followings and Insurgents, we can speak to the high standard of QC that these bikes adhere to. The single pivot frame design is intrinsically stiff, stable, and reliable, and we have had virtually no warranty issues with Evil’s other current models. We expect the same to be true with the Wreckoning.

In the past, bike companies have often struggled with frame stiffness on 29’ers. With the advent of Boost 148, it is now possible to make a 29” wheel that approximates the similar strength and stiffness to it’s smaller siblings. This bike does not compromise when it comes to straight line speed, and this is largely due to the roll-over capabilities of the large wheel paired with increased stiffness resulting from this new hub standard, the beefy single pivot swingarm, and carbon fiber construction. Other features carry over from the Insurgent, such as the integrated carbon chainguide, the built in sag indicator, a threaded BB, and the option to run Evil’s own custom E13 lower guide/bash guard.

The Wreckoning features internal cable routing for the dropper post, and external routing for the rear shifter and rear brake lines. The rear derailleur line is routed next to the brake line underneath the top tube, then internally through the seatstay.

The Wreckoning frame comes stock with a Rock Shox Monarch RC3+ Debonair rear shock (with the Vivid Air RC2, Fox Float X2, and Push ElevenSix available as upgrades), FSA sealed bearing headset, a Boost 148 (12x148mm) axle, and rubber downtube/chainstay/seatstay protectors. The frame is backed up by Evil's three year warranty. Evil bikes and frames may only be shipped within the United States.


    Frame Material: Carbon
    Wheel Size: 29"
    Rear Axle Standard: 12x148mm Boost
    Rear Shock: Rock Shox Monarch RC3+ Debonair
    Rear Shock Size: 216mm x 63mm
    Rear Shock Hardware: Top and Bottom 8mm x 22mm
    Rear Suspension Travel: 161mm
    Headset: FSA Orbit Tapered No.57/68
    Headset Standard: ZS44mm/ZS62mm
    Fork: Rock Shox Lyrik 29 RCT3 Solo Air Boost 160mm
    Fork Axle: 15x110mm Boost
    Wheelset: WTB Asym TCS rims / SRAM 716 front / 746 rear hubs
    Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO 2.3" front / Minion DHR II 3C EXO 2.3" rear
    Crankset: Race Face Aeffect w/ 32T chainring
    Chainguide Tabs: ISCG '05 2-Bolt
    Bottom Bracket: Race Face Turbine X-Type
    BB Standard: 73mm BSA
    Chain: SRAM PC X1 11sp
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX 11sp
    Cassette: SRAM XG-1150 10-42T
    Seatpost: KS LEV Integra 150mm
    Seat Post Diameter: 34.9mm
    Seat Post Clamp: Evil Bolt-On
    Seat Post Clamp Diameter: 39mm
    Seat: WTB Volt Race Cr-Mo
    Shifters: SRAM GX 11sp
    Handlebar: Race Face Atlas 20 / 800mm
    Stem: Race Face 35 / 35mm
    Grips: Race Face Love Handle
    Brakes: Sram Guide RS w/ 180mm Centerline rotors
    Intended Use: DH/FR, AM/Enduro
    Warranty: 3 Years


    • Bolt-on axle
    • ISCG-05 2-Bolt chainguide mount
    • Integrated downtuhe/chainstay/seatstay rubber frame protection
    • Delta System suspension platform
    • Integrated carbon upper chainguide
    • Internal shifter/dropper cable routing
    • Integrated sag meter


    mm / inches

    X-Low Setting with 160mm Fork (571mm Axle-to-Crown)

    Size S M L XL
    Seat Tube 390 425 460 495
    Top Tube 604 624 647 671
    Reach 415 432 452 472
    BB Height 339 339 339 339
    Head Angle 65.5 65.5 65.5 65.5
    Seat Angle 73.9 73.9 73.9 73.9
    Standover 734 745 752 765
    Chainstay 432 432 432 432
    Head Tube 104 114 65.5 139
    Wheelbase 1162 1183 73.9 1233
    Stack 627 636 648 659
    Max Seatpost Insertion 205 200 212 206

    Low Setting with 160mm Fork (571mm Axle-to-Crown)

    Size S M L XL
    Seat Tube 390 425 460 495
    Top Tube 604 624 647 671
    Reach 415 432 452 472
    BB Height 348 348 348 348
    Head Angle 66.1 66.1 66.1 66.1
    Seat Angle 74.8 74.8 74.8 74.8
    Standover 734 745 752 765
    Chainstay 430 430 430 430
    Head Tube 104 114 127 139
    Wheelbase 1161 1182 1208 1232
    Stack 627 636 648 659
    Max Seatpost Insertion 205 200 212 206


    cm / ft

    Size S M L XL
    Rider Height (cm) 163 - 173 173 - 183 183 - 193 188 - 198

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