No one would argue that Rampage is the place for a downhill bike. Every rider in the event besides Graham Agassiz is on one. Since Evil Bikes doesn't have a downhill bike in their line-up however, they've custom-built a 29er Wreckoning LB frame with 161mm of rear travel for Graham Agassiz to ride today. The 29er trail bike frame is fitted with 27.5" wheels, a 200mm fork and a 1.5 degree angleset to give it a 63° head tube angle. The bike is in the low setting, not extra-low, to keep the bottom bracket at the stock 348mm height despite the modifications.
Push Industries made a custom Elevensix rear shock specifically for Aggy's bike with a Supercross tune in it, which they have never done for a mountain bike before. The 29-year-old says he has yet to bottom it out despite some gargantuan hits in practice.
We caught up with Aggy and Callum Jelley from Evil Bikes as the freerider from Kamloops, BC made a
couple of last-minute tweaks to the bike yesterday afternoon ahead of finals at the SRAM tent. He went from 170mm to 165mm XO1 cranks, got the new SRAM oil-slick chain installed, and put a 5mm spacer under the stem to lift their height and added a bit more stanchion through the clamps to make it stiffer.
A tribute to Jordie Lunn and some custom snakeskin vinyl decals. The 1.5 degree angleset gives the Wreckoning LB a 63 degree head tube angle.
Chromag saddle and pedals.
Aggy will be running the 200mm Boxxer with 160psi and 5 tokens, a set-up that has loads of ramp for the big landings of Rampage.
Sensus grips are the only thing that are showing a bit of wear, but Aggy says it's not because he's superstitious.
The 161mm Evil Wreckoning has a custom Elevensix rear shock with a Supercross tune in it, which Push Industries says they have never done for a mountain bike before.
Aggy chose a Maxxis DHR 2.4 rear tire to help with braking and is running a 220mm rotor in the front and a 200mm rear rotor.
165mm cranks for finals day since you don't need the length for pedalling in a Rampage run and the shorter cranks give Aggy an extra bit of security with the low bottom bracket.