Hello Wolf Pack! Today I’m going to give you all a bit of an overview of my current personal mountain bike – the Evil Wreckoning V3 – and why the combination of chosen components works so well for me.
Some quick stats on myself, I’m 5’8” (172 cm) and weigh in at around 165lbs (75 kg) on a good day. I’m based in the North East of Scotland, and our trails feature a wide variety of terrain with the standout feature being the signature granite rock in most areas.
I believe that I’ve managed to perfect the blend of “boutique” brands with some more everyday but quality and no-nonsense components with this current build. I’ve built most of my bikes at this point and rarely consider complete builds – I find as a home mechanic this gives me more connection with the bike and feels like more of a project opposed to a straight up purchase.
This isn’t my first dance with Evil bikes, having owned their older 27.5 V1 Insurgent previously, which I partially regret selling and not keeping as a party rig. I’ve always found the package their bikes offer really suits my riding style, for me they always manage to strike the balance of play, plough, and efficiency well. And I’ll shamefully admit aesthetically they’ve always stood out above the rest for me!
So, what about the Wreckoning? Let’s get into it!