Evil has a brand new e-bike out right now and this can be one of many final core mountain bike manufacturers so as to add an electric-assisted rig. The Epocalypse (Evil loves an ominous pun of their mannequin names) relies on their Wreckoning platform and has 166mm of rear journey and a 170mm fork up entrance. The bike makes use of 29-inch wheels and it ought to be a giant ol’ monster truck of an e-bike.
On the motor aspect, the Evil Epocalypse makes use of a Shimano EP8 motor with 85Nm of torque and a 630Wh battery for lap after lap. There are three energy modes onboard; Eco, Path, and Increase.
Evil in fact makes use of the patented DELTA suspension system and just like the model’s different bikes, it makes use of a SuperBoost rear axle. The bike has a full carbon body.
The geometry relies on the Wreckoning’s too and may steadiness stability and playfulness. The Epocalypse is available in 4 sizes, from small to XL. In X-Low on a dimension medium, the bike has a 64.6° head tube angle, a 76.4° seat tube angle, a 425mm seat tube size, and snappy 442mm chainstays. The wheelbase measures 1,231mm and the attain is 462mm with a ~20mm change on every dimension.
Different options on the bike embrace a proprietary Evil handlebar with inner cable routing to wash up the cockpit, Sound Mound chainstay and seatstay safety, downtube safety, and a “skid plate” up excessive for shuttle laps.
Evil has one construct equipment out there for the Epocalypse, and it’s geared up with RockShox suspension and Shimano XT brakes, together with a Shimano XT drivetrain and Trade 9 Enduro S wheels with Hydra hubs. Evil says the construct weighs ~50lb.
Jeff spoke with Mike Giese concerning the Epocalypse and e-bike design extra usually on this Singletracks podcast episode.
The MSRP for the whole construct is $11,999. For extra data, see the Evil web site.