Spotted: Evil's Unreleased eMTB

Nov 18, 2021
by Matt Beer  


Shimano MTB's Instagram page posted a photo series of what is undeniably an unreleased eMTB from Evil Bikes. A bike check was published in Shimano's 'Further' magazine reveals that the frame boasts 166mm of rear wheel travel using Evil's Delta System suspension design, like the rest of their bikes, and uses a 170mm fork. Shimano's EP8 motor runs off of a 630 Wh battery and stats are visible from the SC-EM800-display.




The carbon bike looks like it has been built up with dual 29" wheels, but that doesn't rule out mixed wheel possibilities. There's also plenty of room in the front triangle for a water bottle too.

The full story where these photos first appeared can be found here in Shimano's Further magazine that is available online and promotes adventures and advocacy trail with e-MTBs. Titled Homecoming Horsepower, the words play on the e-MTB riding experience, written by Shimano ambassador Elladee Brown about rediscovering trails in the Selkirk region of Southeastern B.C. where she grew up.

We've reached out to Evil Bikes for further information about a new bike, but no, there won't be a review coming tomorrow.




129 Comments

  • 994 2
 The E-wrecktion
  • 27 0
 mad props...
  • 20 2
 You win
  • 11 0
 I tried to think of something more clever.... but naw...
  • 81 1
 If Evil don't name it this, we as a community have been failed.
  • 26 0
 @Waldon83: Who wouldn't want to tell their friends they ride an E-Wrecktion?
  • 56 0
 I could tell my wife "I'll finally be able to have an E-Wrecktion that lasts longer"
  • 32 1
 @Waldon83: maybe she'd grab it and go for a ride? There is a joke in there somewhere....
  • 89 0
 If the dropper doesn't work can we call it E-Wrecktile Dysfunction?
  • 2 1
 Winner!
  • 6 0
 all upvotes no downvotes
  • 10 0
 @Ambushell: put a rs dropper on it, then it will be aptly named
  • 15 1
 @mior: If this doesn't get comment gold... I am filing a complaint with Robin!
  • 10 0
 Still waiting for a bike with 169 mm of travel
  • 6 0
 When ur having trouble getting up!
  • 9 0
 @Waldon83: As long as the battery doesn't last longer than 4hours, you're good!
  • 2 0
 Large LT on back order. Shred rubber bitches
  • 4 0
 I logged in just to upvote this
  • 2 0
 we are not worthy Big Grin
  • 5 0
 @billg: if your battery lasts longer then 4 hours, call a friend and brag about it.
  • 1 0
 Somehow the southpark it-bike comes to my mind….
  • 3 0
 I love a fat Ewrecktion with 166mm in the rear.
  • 1 0
 @BenjaMama: I hope you're a mama like your username says
  • 3 0
 For those that need assistance getting up.
  • 79 2
 The Zappening
  • 72 0
 Surely it’s called the e-vil
  • 70 9
 All we need now is for Transition to build an eeeb and life as we know it on earth will cease to exist.
  • 18 1
 TransEtion.....
  • 18 22
flag bat-fastard (Nov 18, 2021 at 11:21) (Below Threshold)
 for get about them, I've just fitted a cyc kit onto my transition double, soo much funnn...
www.pinkbike.com/photo/21328058
  • 21 0
 You my friend, have managed to 'Redalp' your bike
  • 1 0
 @bat-fastard: Is that gaffer tape holding the battery i place?
  • 6 3
 @mattg95: Almost, gorilla tape lol. Doesn't move, it almost fitted in frame triangle, next step is a custom printed case and redo cells into it. Still a work in progress but the kit is unreal.
  • 10 1
 Rumor on the street is there is a Spire based ebike coming soon
  • 5 0
 They already made the Petrol A G bike
  • 2 0
 @Tomevans89:
nooooooooooooooo

read that in darth vaders voice
  • 6 3
 They should revive the “Traitor” name when it’s released.
  • 2 0
 @thelateststandard: The PeebEJ? The TrailEPark? TR450e? The TransEeb?
  • 3 1
 Don't worry little man, the sun will still come up tomorrow :-D
  • 2 0
 @Tomevans89:
Look at all these rumors surrounding me every day
I just need some time, some time to get away
From all these rumors, I can't take it no more
My best friend said there's one out now about me and the girl next door
  • 1 0
 Would not surprise me if there isnt one coming soon.....
  • 1 0
 @PHX77 There's still Ibis not making an e-bike.
  • 3 1
 They’ve been testing e bikes for a while
  • 64 9
 Finally, Evil produces a frame that doesn't look terrific.
  • 2 0
 That DT angle kills it
  • 1 0
 My first thought as well.
  • 1 0
 Yeah nah, like those v1 muffin top headtubes were so sexy.
  • 2 2
 Greatest looking production bikes ever...until now. End of an era...and not ugly because it's eMTB, I love my eMTB, was waiting for an evil.
  • 1 0
 I just think it looks like a small frame, it's sorta stubby. I don't think it'll be that bad looking on a L or XL, which i would be riding....
  • 50 1
 Spotted:*

*well thought out and presented advertisement
  • 1 0
 We've had these advertisements up since sea otter at the shop I work at. I'm surprised no one posted this before now.
  • 32 9
 Evil needs to be sanctioned by the Geneva Convention for producing something that ugly.
  • 9 4
 That frame is chonky.
  • 4 1
 @bknorris: they were trying to make a fat bike and got confused.
  • 1 2
 It’s called the E-yucks
  • 21 0
 "Prototype" the fit and finish looks awfully nice for a "prototype"
  • 5 0
 the only thing making it a prototype is the fact that it hasn't been released yet
  • 4 1
 @NicolaZesty314: you mean it hasn’t been broken by a reviewer yet.
  • 16 0
 Finished carbon bikes like this are not prototypes. Maybe first articles or sample but this is not a prototype!
  • 19 5
 Both eeb and horse rider are obviously sharing a good laugh about all the other trail users hating them.
  • 11 6
 Or just being rich and out of touch in general!
  • 10 1
 I distinctly remember a conversation between Troy Lee and Kevin Walsh, 5 or 6 years ago, in which Troy asked when Evil would release an E-bike into the game. True to form, the response was nothing short of E-bike condemnation. Fast forward and it was inevitable. Personally I think Delta would be an awesome platform for a heavy machine.. the DW link E-bikes are a cut above in my humble opinion.. midstroke support over everything at with that kind of mass under yee
  • 17 4
 Not you Evil, not you.
  • 10 1
 Transition is the gonna be the last one?
  • 7 0
 there gonna go steampunk
  • 12 1
 *they’re
  • 19 0
 Not yet, Ibis still doesn´t have an E-bike... As far as I know, "The E-Bis"
  • 3 1
 Return of the bottle rockEt
  • 2 0
 and ibis
  • 4 0
 @mariomtblt Ibis, Knolly, Banshee, and RAAW all come to mind.
  • 7 0
 Just build a 200mm, DC E-DH bike FFS already. So what if it kills the market and no one buys anything else.
  • 4 0
 This is the one I’m waiting for! With removable batteries so I can keep spares at the bottom and switch them out after a few runs.
  • 2 0
 @kylar: I recon use a corless impact driver motor and use same batterypack... have a bank in the pits and swap em out every run or so....
  • 2 0
 My meta power sx is pretty damn close. 165 coil shock with a 180mm zeb.
  • 2 0
 @slayerdegnar: yeah narh... 200mm with proper DH geo would feel infinitely more capable...
  • 2 0
 Husqvarna has their dc dh evidence. Buddy has one and rides on the shore and out in the Fraser Valley. It is as cool as you think it is.
  • 2 0
 @AntN: Thanks! Ima gonna check into this. This kind of mod is right up my alley.
  • 6 2
 Not enough linkages on this thing for me. Needs to swap out the single-pivot rear triangle with a DW6 link design to control both wheel path and shock leverage curve. And drive both ends of the shock with a linkage. They could mount the shock further up in the frame too, there's a couple of inches of wasted space in there.
  • 8 0
 Spotted: Press Release.
  • 5 0
 took like a month for PB to steal this from the vital tech thread, step it up guys...
  • 3 1
 I currently ride a Transition and I take pride in the fact that they as a company (so far) have seemed pretty anti-ebike in their cheeky marketing and what not. I’m building up an Offering as my next bike and its a bummer I can’t say the same about Evil :/ I appreciate ebikes for what they can do but its a bummer to see another brand hop on this “bandwagon” basically.
  • 5 0
 What about E-Knoll. hehe they don't have one yet.
  • 48 2
 Not a Knoll-E?
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer: I see what u did there.. Wall-E..haha but I was going for the bad one.lol
  • 9 5
 I really wish more companies would use better motors like Bosch.
  • 5 3
 Looks like the #1 Brah Bike Company just shut up the anti goons! I guess they will have to switch tone of the few remaining to YET make an Ebike.
  • 1 0
 Bro-brah’s and core-ha’s
  • 3 0
 "but no, there won't be a review coming tomorrow."

For once I believe you.
  • 1 0
 Stay tuned, long tern review the day after tomorrow.
  • 3 0
 Leaked? How does a company accidentally "leak" a full page bike check in a prominent magazine?
  • 5 1
 Looks like an Evil
  • 4 6
 More like an ugly version of an evil.
  • 3 0
 Looks like it came out of something evil’s a55
  • 17 15
 Waaaaaaaahhhhhhhh! Me hates bikes with motors. Me hates fun! Waaaaaaaaaaah!
  • 11 7
 Waaaaaaaahhhhhhhh! Me love bikes with motors. Me lazy! Waaaaaaaaaaah!
  • 12 0
 @fracasnoxteam: Waaaaaaahhhhhhhh, me doesn't care one bit about pedal assist but does love the comment section going mad. Waaaaahhhhhhh!
  • 2 0
 Weird, I think evil bikes and ebikes are ugly. Why do I think this looks so damn sexy?
  • 3 0
 eEvil
  • 3 0
 EEEvil shenanigans
  • 2 1
 The race to the bottom. The most important part of an ebike is the motor and software.
  • 2 0
 People gonna be upset with this interpretation of "spotted"
  • 1 1
 “Vulture” is a curious name for a saddle given how those scavengers eat their prey… What next, the “Badger”?
  • 1 1
 Sweet! This may be my my new ride, though I’d prefer a smaller battery and down tube as the ep8 is pretty dam efficient..
  • 1 0
 Ells putting the E in bike!
  • 1 0
 Tomorrow the pinkbike review...........
  • 1 0
 Posted on vital months ago.
  • 1 0
 They even managed to put a piggyback on suspension linkage!
  • 1 0
 The photos look absolutely taken "accidentally"....
  • 1 1
 Can you guys vary chainstay length or seat tube angle by size? HELL NO.
Can you add a motor and battery? YES.
  • 2 5
 Elladee is a pro racer and needs an ebike? Rocky does the same thing getting Wade to shill ebikes even though he is likely the last person to need one. Just another pathetic attempt to legitimize ebikes that for any real rider doesn't need to exist.
  • 1 1
 How about we stop focusing on e-bikes and start focusing on making lighter bikes... that would be a novel idea.
  • 1 1
 If only they had put a Bosch 750 in there, everyone knows that EP8 is a turd by now
  • 1 0
 Strange that it’s on WAO wheels instead of their own Evil Loopholes
  • 1 0
 She'll need a bigger lense to find a charging point out there
  • 2 2
 Finally, an e-bike with an appropriate name.
  • 2 2
 Full review coming tomorrow!
  • 1 0
 Evil - vilE
  • 1 1
 The Evillution of Evilinkage is born
(batteries included) Smile
  • 1 1
 That Wreckoning got pregnant
  • 1 0
 NEEDS MOAR LINKAGE BITS
  • 1 0
 Evile-E
  • 1 0
 thats not very evil
  • 1 3
 Why don’t they just put the motor in that hideous oversized headtube?!?
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