Evil… A brand name that oozes style. There has always been a look and appearance that has been upheld by the Seattle company. The Evil Wreckoning is definitely one to add to the list.
The air of quality certainly has not been taken away from this brand with some fantastic carbon work. Just take some time to look at details when you see one next.
With the smaller-wheeled brother, the Insurgent, being a previous Dirt 100 pick there is no doubting the potential. Evil use a single pivot suspension design like Orange but this is where the similarities end with the Evil’s shock being driven by a Weagle designed Delta linkage. This allows for a more progressive kinematic to be tuned in.
A sag meter is also built in to make setup easier. Evil also have a simple yet effective system when it comes to bottom bracket height changes. The connection point for the linkage can be flipped on the rear stay allowing for a low and high setting. This only takes minutes with three bolts either side.
The chain routing on the Evil Wreckoning also has some little neat touches. With a chain guide from E-13 being custom made for the bike and in house upper guide with built in chain protection.
The carbon fabrication Evil use is by far one of the better on the market today. A single piece front triangle construction allows for less chance of imperfections. With internal cable routing throughout for stealth dropper, brakes and gears keeps the smooth lines and clean look.
The Evil Wreckoning comes in four size options from small to extra large, two build kits and black or blue colours. This gives plenty of choice when getting the correct bike for you. Evil also offer a frame only option for those who like a custom build.
The bike that was taken out for this test was a extra large frame size with the highest build kit option.