Epocalypse
Epocalypse
Epocalypse

Epocalypse

Amplified Forest Shaker | 29" Wheels | 166mm Rear Suspension
The battery boosted Epocalypse rides above two 29" wheels with 166mm of rear travel and 170mm below the bars. Posture for this genre-fluid beast closely resembles that of our venerated Wreckoning rip machine, making for a proper dance party deep in the trees. Epocalyptic lightning flows into a low-slung Shimano EP8 motor to kick out 85Nm of pedal assistance at full throttle, backed by the brand's burly 630Wh battery for max laps. Adding electricity to your stable will morph rest days on the couch into trail parties with friends. We're confident your sofa won't mind.
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Regular price€11,599.99
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FULL KIT SPECS
Available Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
Frame: Epocalypse 166mm of travel, UD carbon, Full internal cable routing, SB+ 157mm rear spacing,  UDH Compatible
Drive Unit: Shimano DU-EP800
Battery: Shimano BT-E8036, 630Wh
Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate RCT, Trunnion, 205X65 ML 320 ST A2 S: 350lbs, M: 400lbs, L/XL: 450lbs
Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series ZS Integrated Tapered Headset - Cups: ZS44/28.6 (Upper) and ZS62/40(Lower), Bearing: 36 x 45 - 41mm (Upper) and 36 x 45 - 52mm (Lower) ZN40 Zinc Coated, Crown Race: 28.6mm x 36 Integrated (Upper) and 40mm x 36 Press Fit (Lower)
Headset Spacers: Alloy Spacers 5mm black
Fork:
Rockshox ZEB Ultimate, Charger 3 RC2 W/ ButterCups, 170mm Travel, 44mm Offset
Handlebar: Evil Energy Bar, UD Carbon, Rise: 35mm, Clam 35mm, Width: 780-810mm, Backsweep: 8, Upsweep: 5
Stem: Evil 12 Gauge, Clamp: 35mm, Length: 45mm
Grips: Evil Palmela Handerson lock-on
Brake - Front: Shimano XT BR-M8120, 4-piston
Brake - Rear: Shimano XT BR-M8120, 4-piston
Rotor - Front: Shimano XT RT-MT800, 203mm, Center Lock
Rotor - Rear: Shimano XT RT-MT810, 203mm, Center Lock, Integrated magnet
Shifter: Shimano XT SL-M8100-R, I-Spec
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M8100
Cassette: Shimano XT CS-M8100-12, 10-51T
Chain: Shimano XT CN-M8100, 118 Links
Crankarms: Shimano XT FC-M8150, 170mm
Wheelset -Front: Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra, Internal rim width: 30.5mm, Hub Width 110x15mm, Centerlock
Wheelset -Rear: Industry Nine Enduro S Hydra, Micro spline, Internal rim width: 30.5mm, Hub Width: 110x15mm, Centerlock
Tire - Front: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.5 WT
Tire - Rear: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR, 29x2.5 WT
Sealant: E*thirteen Tire Plasma
Seatpost: Bike Yoke Revive, S:125mm, M: 160mm, L:185m XL: 185mm
Saddle: WTB Volt Medium, Width: 142mm, Chromoly Saddle
Charger: Shimano Charger EC-8004-1 (Europe)
Notes: Specifications are subject to change without notice

AMPLIFIED FOREST SHAKER

Epocalyptic lightning RIDES

The electrified Epocalypse is your tractor beam to the summit. This long travel overlander is prepped for the end of days, placing direct current between your heels to turn the steepest ascents into provocative dares.

THE EPOCALYPSE

Inspired by our beloved Wreckoning platform, the battery boosted Epocalypse rides above two 29” wheels with 166mm of rear travel and 170mm below the bars. Posture for this genre-fluid beast closely resembles that of the Wreckoning for a proper dance party deep in the trees. The geometry teeter totter is well balanced across the Evil family tree and the Epocalypse drops into a cozy branch alongside its gravity kin.

Epocalyptic lightning flows into a low-slung Shimano EP8 motor to kick out 85Nm of pedal assistance at full throttle, backed by the brand’s burly 630Wh battery for max laps. Spin it up and let the good times rip! The motor’s trail-hugging heft will dig those rubber lugs in deep for unshakable stability and traction.

EVIL THUNDER, SHIMANO LIGHTNING

Between the juiced watts and the pedaling prowess of our DELTA System, few ascents will tilt too steep for the Epocalypse. Electrified bikes are a blast whether gravity's helping or hindering, and the engineers at Evil worked closely with Shimano to achieve an ideal power balance. Good luck locating a slope that the Epocalypse can't scale. After two years of rigorous testing and perfecting we’ve created the right machine for any rider's version of fun.

A pair of sturdy carbon triangles surrounds the EP8 powerhouse, protected from front tire projectiles by a custom skid plate beneath the motor and a shuttle shield under the downtube. As ever, chain slap is silenced by a hefty sound mound strip on the chain stay, and there's a second slab of "shut-up" inside the seat stay.

Our refined vascular system guides housing and hoses discretely through the frame, and some massive main-pivot bearings are ready to carry the powerful Epocalypse load all season long. A SRAM UDH derailleur hanger dangles from our SuperBoost+ rear end, keeping those precious drivetrain bits shifty, and hangers are available at most shops if you manage to clip a passing rock. In fact, each of the bike's electric and analog components can be had at your local two-wheel Evil dealer, keeping the ride rolling and the maintenance time minimal. As an added bonus, Evil will offer lifetime bearing warranty for your fresh electric frame. Original owners can register their bikes on the Evil website. See our warranty site for more details to keep those pivots silky smooth.

THE DEVIL IS
IN THE DETAILS

85NM OF MUSCLE

At the heart of the Epocalypse, a Shimano EP8 motor pumps up to 85Nm of torque into the pedals. This latest power source from Shimano is lighter, faster, smaller, smoother, and more efficient than the previous E8000.

630WH JUICEBOX

630Wh of integrated battery power nails the intersection where maximum riding range and minimum weight collide. How those watts are burned or conserved is entirely up to you.

PICK YOUR POISON

An Evil-tuned EP8 motor offers two power profiles to rip with. For moto-minded go getters, Profile 1 cranks out maximum Epocalyptic watts. Riders with a little range anxiety will dig Profile 2, designed around more conservative power output so you can go the distance without the fear of unplanned camping. 

10 SECOND PIT STOPS

Our fully integrated battery design keeps the electric bits protected inside the downtube, while quick release access makes for ten second battery swaps through a covert slot in the downtube door. Faster pit stops means more laps. 

E-TUBE MOBILE APP

Not finding those perfect settings for your style of riding? Download the Shimano E-Tube Project mobile app to dial in the support modes and torque settings for a truly custom experience. 

EVIL ENERGY BAR

Evil has introduced a custom 35mm carbon bar with internal wire routing to clean up the cockpit and keep you focused on the fun stuff. The discreet Energy Bar is shaped with a 35mm rise, 5° upsweep, 8° backsweep and accommodates a 760-810mm width range. 

WHEELIE SHORT CHAINSTAYS

The newly developed split-yoke design lets us maintain short 442mm chainstays, allowing riders to maneuver through impossibly technical climbs and easily pull up for manuals and trail hits. Pairing this with a wider main pivot and a unified one-piece rear triangle means increased stiffness and strength so you can flex on your riding partners instead of your bike. 

SUPERBOOST+ STIFFNESS

A wide 157mm dropout spacing allows us to get a broader, stiffer spoke pattern, and a wider swingarm so the added weight near the bottom bracket doesn’t turn the rear end into a pool noodle. This rear end design was driven to support tire clearance around a 29 x 2.6” tread, allowing you all the rubber you need to keep the wheels on the ground without sacrificing that playful rear end feel. 

FLIP CHIPS

In the rare case you find yourself a little too over the bars, we’ve added our flip chip capability that Evil fans know and love. Flipping the chips lowers your bottom bracket and slackens the front end for a more aggressive stance without changing that signature DELTA leverage curve. 

GEOMETRY SMALL MEDIUM LARGE X-LARGE
A - Head Tube Angle - LOW 65.3° 65.3° 65.3° 65.3°
A - Head Tube Angle - XLOW 64.6° 64.6° 64.6° 64.6°
B - Seat Tube Angle - LOW 77° 77° 77° 77°
B - Seat Tube Angle - XLOW 76.4° 76.4° 76.4° 76.4°
C - Virtual Top Tube Length - LOW 596mm | 23.46" 613mm | 24.13" 635mm | 25.00" 656mm | 25.83"
C - Virtual Top Tube Length - XLOW 599mm | 23.58" 616mm | 24.25" 638mm | 25.12" 659mm | 25.94"
D - Seat Tube Length 390mm | 15.35" 425mm | 16.73" 460mm | 18.11" 495mm | 19.49"
E - Bottom Bracket Height - LOW 350mm | 13.78" 350mm | 13.78" 350mm | 13.78" 350mm | 13.78"
E - Bottom Bracket Height - XLOW 341mm | 13.43" 341mm | 13.43" 341mm | 13.43" 341mm | 13.43"
F - Bottom Bracket Drop - LOW 23mm | 0.91" 23mm | 0.91" 23mm | 0.91" 23mm | 0.91"
F - Bottom Bracket Drop - XLOW 32mm | 1.24" 32mm | 1.24" 32mm | 1.24" 32mm | 1.24"
G - Head Tube Length 104mm | 4.09" 114mm | 4.49" 127mm | 5.00" 139mm | 5.47"
H - Chain Stay Length - LOW 442mm | 17.40" 442mm | 17.40" 442mm | 17.40" 442mm | 17.40"
H - Chain Stay Length - XLOW 444mm | 17.49" 444mm | 17.49" 444mm | 17.49" 444mm | 17.49"
I - Wheel Base - LOW 1210mm | 47.64" 1231mm | 48.46" 1257mm | 49.49" 1282mm | 47.89
I - Wheel Base - XLOW 1212mm | 47.72" 1233mm | 48.54" 1259mm | 49.57" 1284mm | 50.55
J - Axle to Crown 571mm | 22.48" 571mm | 22.48" 571mm | 22.48" 571mm | 22.48"
K - Offset 44mm | 1.73" 44mm | 1.73" 44mm | 1.73" 44mm | 1.73"
L - Front to Center - LOW 771mm | 30.35" 792mm | 31.18" 818mm | 32.20" 843mm | 33.19"
L - Front to Center - XLOW 771mm | 30.35" 792mm | 31.18" 818mm | 32.20" 843mm | 33.19"
M - Trail - LOW 129mm | 5.06" 129mm | 5.06" 129mm | 5.06" 129mm | 5.06"
M - Trail - XLOW 133mm | 5.25" 133mm | 5.25" 133mm | 5.25" 133mm | 5.25"
N - Stack - LOW 620mm | 24.14" 630mm | 24.80" 643mm | 25.31" 655mm | 25.79"
N - Stack - XLOW 625mm | 24.61" 635mm | 25.00" 648mm | 25.51" 660mm | 25.98"
O - Reach - LOW 445mm | 17.52" 462mm | 18.19" 482mm | 18.98" 502mm | 19.76"
O - Reach - XLOW 438mm | 17.24" 455mm | 17.91" 475mm | 18.70" 495mm | 19.49"
P - Standover - LOW 719mm | 28.31" 719mm | 28.31" 719mm | 28.31" 727mm | 28.39"
P - Standover- XLOW 713mm | 28.07" 713mm | 28.07" 713mm | 28.07" 721mm | 28.39"
GEOMETRY   SMALL   MEDIUM   LARGE   X-LARGE  
A - Head Tube Angle - LOW   64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
A - Head Tube Angle - XLOW   63.9° 63.9° 63.9° 63.9°
B - Seat Tube Angle - LOW   75.6° 75.6° 75.6° 75.6°
B - Seat Tube Angle - XLOW   74.8° 74.8° 74.8° 74.8°
C - Virtual Top Tube Length - LOW   599mm | 23.58" 616mm | 24.25" 637mm | 25.09" 659mm | 25.94"
C - Virtual Top Tube Length - XLOW   602mm | 23.69" 619mm | 24.36" 640mm | 25.02" 661mm | 26.04"
D - Seat Tube Length   390mm | 15.35" 425mm | 16.73" 460mm | 18.11" 495mm | 19.49"
E - Bottom Bracket Height - LOW   355mm | 13.98" 355mm | 13.98" 355mm | 13.98" 355mm | 13.98"
E - Bottom Bracket Height - XLOW   347mm | 13.65" 347mm | 13.65" 347mm | 13.65" 347mm | 13.65"
F - Bottom Bracket Drop - LOW   18mm | 0.70" 18mm | 0.70" 18mm | 0.70" 18mm | 0.70"
F - Bottom Bracket Drop - XLOW   26mm | 1.03" 26mm | 1.03" 26mm | 1.03" 26mm | 1.03"
G - Head Tube Length   104mm | 4.09" 114mm | 4.49" 127mm | 5.00" 139mm | 5.47"
H - Chain Stay Length - LOW   442mm | 17.40" 442mm | 17.40" 442mm | 17.40" 442mm | 17.40"
H - Chain Stay Length - XLOW   444mm | 17.49" 4444mm | 17.49" 444mm | 17.49" 444mm | 17.49"
I - Wheel Base - LOW   1217mm | 47.89" 1238mm | 48.73" 1263mm | 49.73" 1288mm | 50.72
I - Wheel Base - XLOW   1219mm | 47.99" 1240mm | 48.82" 1265mm | 49.80" 1290mm | 50.79
J - Axle to Crown   586mm | 23.07" 586mm | 23.07" 586mm | 23.07" 586mm | 23.07"
K - Offset   44mm | 1.73" 44mm | 1.73" 44mm | 1.73" 44mm | 1.73"
L - Front to Center - LOW   775mm | 30.51" 796mm | 31.34" 822mm | 32.34" 847mm | 33.33"
L - Front to Center - XLOW   775mm | 30.51" 796mm | 31.34" 822mm | 32.34" 847mm | 33.33"
M - Trail - LOW   129mm | 5.06" 129mm | 5.06" 129mm | 5.06" 129mm | 5.06"
M - Trail - XLOW   133mm | 5.25" 133mm | 5.25" 133mm | 5.25" 133mm | 5.25"
N - Stack - LOW   626mm | 24.64" 635mm | 25.00" 647mm | 25.47" 658mm | 25.90"
N - Stack - XLOW   631mm | 24.82" 640mm | 25.19" 651mm | 25.63" 663mm | 26.10"
O - Reach - LOW   438mm | 17.23" 455mm | 17.90" 475mm | 18.68" 495mm | 19.47"
O - Reach - XLOW   431mm | 16.96" 448mm | 17.63" 468mm | 18.42" 488mm | 19.20"
P - Standover - LOW   727mm | 28.60" 727mm | 28.60" 727mm | 28.60" 735mm | 28.94"
P - Standover - XLOW   721mm | 28.40" 721mm | 28.40" 721mm | 28.40" 729mm | 28.70"
COMPONENT SIZING   SMALL   MEDIUM   LARGE   XLARGE  
Stem Length   45mm 45mm 45mm 45mm
Stem Rise  
Headset Spacers   15mm 15mm 15mm 15mm
Handlebar Rise   30mm 35mm 35mm 35mm
Handlebar Width   780mm 800mm 800mm 810mm
Crank Length   170mm 170mm 170mm 170mm
Sizing   160-172cm 168-182cm 178-192cm 188cm+
Available Sizes   Small, Medium, Large, XLarge  
Available Colors   Wasabi Shadow  
Wheel Travel   166mm
Rear Shock   Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate, Trunnion 205x65, ML 320
Shock Hardware   Trunnion Upper, 20x8mm Lower
Fork Axle to Crown   586mm (Rockshox ZEB Ultimate 170mm 29")
Fork Offset   44mm
Headtube   Tapered 1 1/8" - 1 1/2"
Headset   Cane Creek 40 Series IS42 - IS52, Upper ZS/44 Lower ZS/62mm Tapered OD
Seatpost Diameter   30.9.mm
Seatclamp Diameter   34.9mm
Rear Wheel Diameter   29"
Maximum Rear Tire Size   29x2.6" (Varies By Brand)
Chainline   56.5mm
Chainguide Mount   Proprietary upper mount for Evil Epocalypse chai guide  
Maximum Chainring Size   36t Single Ring
Minimum Chainring Size   34T
Rear Wheel Spacing   157mm x 12mm
Motor Mount   Shimano DU-Ep800
Brake Mount Type   Post Mount 200mm
Maximum Rear Rotor Size   220mm

ROCKSHOX SUPER DELUXE:

30% sag provides a smoother ride. 25% sag provides a stiffer ride

NOTE: These are just guidelines to start you on your suspension tuning journey. It's very important to tune your front and rear suspension together to get the best set up possible. Play around and find that special tune, then write it down so you don’t forget!

The dual progressive leverage rate curve might make some spring rates seem stiff, we encourage you to try different rates that will allow you to sit deeper into the suspension travel and find that perfect set up.

RIDER WEIGHT   30% SAG 25% SAG
<140lbs   300lbs
140lbs - 155lbs 300lbs 350lbs
155lbs - 185lbs 350lbs 400lbs
185lbs - 200lbs 400lbs 450lbs
200lbs - 215lbs 450lbs 500lbs
215lbs - 240lbs 500lbs 550lbs
240lbs - 260lbs 550lbs 600lbs
260lbs - 285lbs 600lbs --  

SHIMANO EP8 MOTOR FAQ  

Can I change the maximum speed?  Nope. The Epocalypse is a class 1 electric bicycle. It is equipped with a motor that assists only while the rider is pedaling until the bicycle reaches 20 mph in the US or 25 km/h in Europe.  

Can I customize the EP8 motor? The Shimano EP8 system was built with total control and customization in mind. No matter what type of rider you are or terrain you’re tackling, the EP8 system can be finely tuned to work for you. Shimano’s E-TUBE software allows you to connect a smartphone to your bike via Bluetooth so you can tweak assistance characteristics, functions of the assist switch, and the computer interface right from your phone. You can customize each power assist level (Eco, Boost, and Trail), within 10 levels of assist character over two custom profiles that are all suited for your style. Further information surrounding the E-TUBE PROJECT app can be found on the Shimano E-TUBE PROJECT website.

How do I activate Walk mode?  To activate walk mode, first switch to OFF mode and then dismount the bike. While in OFF mode, press and hold the down trigger of the assist switch until WALK mode displays. Release the down trigger, push down again and hold until WALK mode is activated. The rear wheel will start moving slowly. WALK support will only be active while the trigger is depressed and only up to 2.5 mph or 4 kmh.  

How do I update the bike’s firmware? You can find the latest firmware releases on the  E-Tube projects website  

Is the EP8 motor and system waterproof? The Epocalypse and Shimano EP8 system was designed to get dirty, and we highly encourage getting out and riding in the rain. Ensure all Shimano EP8 system components are installed correctly, including the battery and battery door. Avoid using a pressure washer to clean your bike or directly spraying any of the electronic interfaces and components on the bike.   

What can I do if my bike’s computer won’t turn on? First, ensure that you have attempted to charge the battery. Secondly, double check all wire connections at the computer display port. Once confirmed, try removing the battery and then reinstalling. Finally, try charging the battery again. If this does not help, please contact an authorized Shimano dealer.   

How often does the motor need to be maintained? How often does the motor need to be maintained?

How much does the EP8 drive unit weigh? Approximately 5.5 lbs.

SHIMANO EP8 BATTERY FAQ 

Will the battery come juiced up and ready to roll?  The EP8 630Wh battery ships in SLEEP mode with a 30% partial charge. The battery must be fully charged prior to the first use.  

How long does it take to charge the battery? Your Epocalypse comes with a Shimano EC-8004-2 charger (or Shimano EC-8004-1 charger for EU). It takes approximately 6 hours to completely charge your BT-E8036 Shimano Battery.  

Can I ride the Epocalypse with the battery removed? Riding your Epocalypse with the battery and battery door removed will leave the frame and EP8 components open to contaminants and void the warranty of your bike.

Will my battery capacity decrease over time? Generally, the battery will decrease by approximately 5% a year. Which means about 95% capacity remains after year one, and 90% after year 2. After 1000 cycles of charging, your battery will hold 60% of its original capacity.

What happens if my battery dies while I am on a ride? All good things must come to an end. This happens to the best of us. Feel free to pedal the old-fashioned way to get yourself home.

Is the battery waterproof?  Even though your Shimano battery is waterproof, please do not submerge or directly spray any electronic components with water.

What is the optimal time to charge the battery? Your battery does not need to be fully exhausted to require a charge. Charging your bike with a partial charge will actually extend the life of your battery. 

How far can I go on one charge? Are there ways to extend battery range? There are many variables that determine the range of your battery. These can include rider weight, wind, terrain type, and the assist level being used. Generally, less drive unit support will extend your battery life throughout a ride.    

How does temperature affect the battery charge? Only charge The Epocalypse in a dry, temperate place. Do not charge The Epocalypse in rain, snow, or excessive heat or cold. Do not charge the Epocalypse overnight or for extended periods of time after the battery has reached a full charge. This could cause damage to the battery and/or charger.

How much does the Shimano BT-E8036 battery weigh? Approximately 7.7 lbs. 

Where is the best place for long-term battery storage? Store your battery in your Epocalypse in a cool, dry, indoor location with a stable temperature between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight or rain. Wet conditions can cause corrosion in certain metal components on your bicycle. Charge battery to around 70% before storing. Every six months, charge the battery back up to around 70%. Before using the battery again, charge it completely.   

What should I do if my battery is damaged? If the battery becomes damaged, do not charge, use, or transport it in any way. Although highly unlikely, use a class D fire extinguisher to extinguish any flames from a battery fire.   

EPOCALYPSE FRAME FAQ  

Can I run a 27.5” or 27.5+ rear wheel?The Epocalypse was designed to support a 29inch rear wheel. Running a 27.5+ wheel and tire does not allow for proper tire clearance and this setup will void your Epocalypse warranty.

What’s the max rear tire I can fit in the Epocalypse?  The Epocalypse can fit up to a 29 x 2.6” rear tire.   

What’s the max front tire width for the Zeb spec? The Rockshox Zeb can fit up to a 29 x 3.18” front tire. 

Can I fit a water bottle in the frame? Yes. No two bottles or bottle cages fit in the same package, but here are some rough guidelines for bottle fitment on your Epocalypse. 

Small Frame: Up to a 16 oz bottle (cage dependent) 
Medium Frame: Up to a 20 oz bottle (cage dependent) 
Large Frame: Standard 22oz Bottle  
X-Large: Standard 22oz Bottle  

SUSPENSION AND COMPONENT QUESTIONS  

Can I mount a dual-crown fork on the Epocalypse? The Epocalypse does not allow for a dual-crown fork and using one will void the warranty.

What is the maximum dropper insertion for each frame size? No two droppers fit quite the same. Here is a general max insertion guide for each frame size. 

Small: 170mm 
Medium: 215mm 
Large: 250mm 
X-Large: 260mm 

Reach out to Evil Bikes about specific dropper insertion depth questions.   

Will both coil and air shocks work?  The Epocalypse was designed to accommodate most modern coil and air shocks. Reach out to Evil Bikes to confirm specific shock fitment before installing. 

OTHER FAQ  

Where can I find the Epocalypse User Manual?  The Epocalypse User Manual can be found here.