2020 Evil Wreckoning SRAM X01 I9 Hydra Bike
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Return of the Wrecker - Evil Launches the New Wreckoning
To some Vital readers, this bike may look familiar. Now it is official, Evil has a new Wreckoning and it's bigger and badder than ever!
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Back in January, Vital had a chance to hang with Graham Agassiz and snap some photos of a new Evil bike he had just built up prior to Dark Fest. At the time, Agassiz couldn't share much on the details but we shot and shared away for Vital readers to speculate. While Aggy had what is now known as the new Wreckoning built with a Boxxer and 27.5-inch wheels, the frame looked pretty much production. For detail photos of the frame and new cable routing, definitely head to that linked feature. Now that the Wrecker is out of the cage, dig into the official details below.

Graham Agassiz's custom build from January 2020

The Wreckoning has returned, redesigned from the rubber up and ready to rumble. Featuring a fresh look and a lil’ bit more travel—5 millimeters 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.

Build the Wreckoning

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.

Athlete @grahamagassiz

Shake the Forest

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.

160mm Fork
170mm Fork


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 millimeters 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.

Athlete @grahamagassiz

The Dark Matters

  • Pedal Forward Geometry - Steeper 77° seat tube angle. Longer reach. Designed for a 44mm offset fork with 170mm travel.
  • Longer. Slacker. Fast AF. - Longer reach. Faster heats. Head tube angle of 65.2°. Stretch out, son.
  • Wheelie short chain stays - Make Bikes Shred Again. Short 430mm chain stays mean wheelies for days and manuals for months.
  • Longer Travel - 166mm of Metric Trunnion travel. For, like, crushing trail and stuff.
  • Fully Internal Cable Routing - Guided internal tubes for a clean look, easy setup and even easier maintenance.
  • Super BOOST Spacing - Stiffer in all the right places. 157mm rear axle spacing. Unified one-piece rear triangle.
  • Wider main pivot. Larger hardware. - Increased stiffness and strength so you can flex on your riding partners instead of your bike.
  • Stay quiet. Stay deadly. - Stealth rubber with Sound Mounds, rubber sound-cancelling chainstay protectors.
  • DT Rubber - An internal impact foam in an internal cavity provides more protection against impact.
  • Direct Injection Chain Guide - An integrated chain guide indexed for 30/32/34/36 chainrings features built-in silencing rubber.
  • Silence of the Linkage - Sealed dual row angular contact bearings with Klüberplex grease means bearings that last even longer.
  • Trunnion Mounts Actuated via custom dual row angular contact bearings, the Trunnion mounted shock feels buttery smooth off the top.
  • Slimmer Seatpost - Updated 30.9 seatpost.

Available Builds

GX-I9-Hydra: $5,799 USD

  • SRAM GX Eagle
  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate
  • Rockshox ZEB Ultimate (170mm)

XT-I9-Hydra: $6,299 USD

  • Shimano XT
  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate
  • Rockshox ZEB Ultimate (170mm)

X01-I9-Hydra: $7,399 USD

  • SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate
  • Rockshox ZEB Ultimate (170mm)

XTR-I9-Hydra: $7,899

  • Shimano XTR
  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate
  • Rockshox ZEB Ultimate (170mm)

AXS-I9-Hydra: $8,099 USD

  • SRAM AXS
  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate
  • Rockshox ZEB Ultimate (170mm)

As always, the Wreckoning is available as a frame only, and in a spectrum of models. View them at Evil-Bikes.com.

Athlete @grahamagassiz


View full specs, compare, and rate the Evil Wreckoning bikes in the Vital MTB Product Guide.

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Specifications

Product
Evil Wreckoning SRAM X01 I9 Hydra Bike
Model Year
2020
Riding Type
Enduro / All-Mountain
Freeride / Bike Park
Rider
Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S (Low, X-Low)
M (Low, X-Low)
L (Low, X-Low)
XL (Low, X-Low)
Wheel Size
29"
Frame Material
Carbon Fiber
Frame Material Details
UD carbon with full internal cable routing
Rear Travel
166mm
Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate, Trunnion 205x65mm, ML 320, 8x20mm lower hardware
Fork
RockShox ZEB Ultimate, Charger 2.1 RC2 damper, DebonAir spring, rebound adjust, 44mm offset, 38mm stanchions
Fork Travel
170mm
Head Tube Diameter
Tapered
Headset
FSA No.57/68, integrated tapered, upper 44mm, lower 62mm
Handlebar
Evil Boomstick Carbon, backsweep: 8°, upsweep: 5°, clamp: 35mm, rise: 35mm, width: 810mm
Stem
Evil 12 Gauge, clamp: 35mm, length: 45mm
Grips
Evil Palmela Handerson Lock-on
Brakes
SRAM Code RSC with SRAM CenterLine rotors, front: 200mm, rear: 180mm
Brake Levers
SRAM Code RSC
Drivetrain
1x
Shifters
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
Front Derailleur
N/A
Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
ISCG Tabs
ISCG05, lower two bolts
Chainguide
Integrated top guide for 30/32/34/36 chainrings with built-in silencing rubber
Cranks
SRAM X01 Eagle DUB, Super Boost Plus, 170mm, 56.5mm chainline
Chainrings
32 tooth
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB, 73mm BSA, threaded
Pedals
N/A
Chain
SRAM X01 Eagle with PowerLock
Cassette
SRAM XG-1295-B1 Eagle, 10-52 tooth
Rims
Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra wheelset, internal width: 30.5mm
Hubs
Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra wheelset, front: 110x15mm, rear: 157x12mm
Spokes
Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra wheelset
Tires
Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, front: 29"x2.5", rear: 29"x2.3"
Saddle
WTB Volt Pro
Seatpost
OneUp Components V2 Dropper Post, S:120mm, M: 150mm, L:180mm, XL: 210mm
Seatpost Diameter
30.9mm
Seatpost Clamp
Standard single bolt, 34.9mm
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
157mm x 12mm, Super Boost Plus
Max. Tire Size
29" x 2.5" (varies by brand)
Bottle Cage Mounts
Yes
Colors
Coral Reefer
Black Out Drunk
Warranty
Lifetime for frame, 2 years for paint, 1 year for bearings
Weight
N/A
Miscellaneous
Wreckoning Version 3
Updated geometry: longer reach, steeper seat tube angle, and slacker head tube angle
Revised leverage curve
166mm of Metric Trunnion travel
Designed for a 44mm offset fork with 170mm travel (works with 160-190mm forks)
Flip-chip adjustable geometry
Unified one-piece rear triangle
Price
$7,399.00
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