Nukeproof : Why is their stuff so good?

Nukeproof : Why is their stuff so good?

A few years ago my wife, Carolyn bought a Nukeproof Mega 275 AM. This bike has lasted extremely well, considering it has had some hard riding over the years. We are based in Morzine, in the French Alps so we have the whole Portes Du Soleil at our disposal, therefore her bike has done some serious miles. It has obviously needed parts replaced over the years, but it has lived up to its Nukeproof name.

This led me in to a bit of investigation in to the brand. Does the Nukeproof build quality carry on through all of their products? Did Carolyn get lucky with her purchase? Does she ride hard enough? Or is she secretly rebuilding it in every night without me knowing?

History

First, I will give you a little history lesson:

Where it started

Nukeproof were founded in 1990 in Michigan, with the aim to make cool and reliable products for the emerging mountain bike market. They were one of the first mountain bike companies to use Titanium and Carbon fibre in their products, such as frames, handlebars and hubs.

In the early 2000s, along with many other mountain bike companies, Nukeproof were struggling in a declining market, but help was at hand. Micheal Cowan, a downhill racer started buying the trade marks in 2004, in order to bring the brand back to life. He also built a development team and a team of experienced riders.

This team moved to Belfast, Ireland and started to develop Titanium springs and carbon handlebars, before moving in to building mountain bike frames.

Racing

Nukeproof frames were designed to race, with long and slack geometry perfect for riders to take on the Mega-Avalanche in Alp D’Huez in the French Alps.

In 2010, Nukeproof built their first downhill bike, the Scalp. This was the bike that Sam Hill win three DH world championships on.

The Nukeproof race team help develop and test new products and bikes before they are made available for the public. Which possibly explains why their bikes are so good.

Nukeproof Blackline Clothing Range

It’s not just bikes that Nukeproof make well. In 2018, they launched their Blackline clothing range. Their clothing is towards the higher end of what is available on the market. The clever thing about the materials Nukeproof use in the Blackline, is that it is made from recycled coffee. This doesn’t mean that you will smell like the bin at Starbucks, in fact it will naturally help reduce your smells. The fabrics have natural moisture wicking and odour resistant properties and dry 200% quicker than cotton.

Some mountain bike clothing can be a bit bold and shouty, but the Nukeproof Blackline has subtle and cool designs.

Jerseys

Nukeproof Blackline jerseys are specifically designed for the trail. They have a loose, but not baggy cut, giving the rider unrestricted movement. The back of the jerseys hang a little lower to make sure you are covered up. They do a great job of keeping you cool too. This is because the back panel is completely made out of a stretchy mesh material, as are the armpits. These jerseys also protect you from the sun, which is good news if you are as pasty as me.

The Nukeproof Blackline jerseys have a small pocket on the side that is ideal for snacks, phone or lift pass. It also has a hole for your earphones too, if you like to ride with choooons!

=>Click here to see what to look out for when buying a jersey<=

Verdict: The Nukeproof Blackline jerseys look great and are very good value for money. They are very comfortable and made to last.

There are Blackline jerseys for both men and women.

Click on the images below to buy from Wiggle.

Men's Nukeproof Blackline Jerseys  
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Nukeproof Blackline
Long Sleeve Nsketch Jersey

£45.00
Nukeproof Blackline
Long Sleeve NP Jersey

£45.00
Nukeproof Blackline
Long Sleeve Corp Jersey

£45.00
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Nukeproof Blackline
Short Sleeve Corp Jersey

£39.99
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Short Sleeve NKPRF Jersey

£39.99
Nukeproof Blackline
Short Sleeve Rad Jersey

£39.99
Women's Nukeproof Blackline Jerseys 
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Nukeproof Blackline
Short Sleeve NKPRF Jersey

£39.99
Nukeproof Blackline
Long Sleeve Corp Jersey

£45.00
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Nukeproof Blackline
Long Sleeve NP Jersey

£45
Nukeproof Blackline
Short Sleeve NP Jersey

£39.99

Shorts

The Nukeproof Blackline shorts are also excellent and compliment the jerseys well. They are made to be extremely comfortable and nonrestrictive with nice stretchy fabric. This material has been treated to repel water with a DWR coating, so you shouldn’t be troubled when splashing through muddy puddles.

The fly is secured with double popper buttons, while the pockets are zipped. You can adjust the waist with the internal Velcro straps to make sure they fit you perfectly. Inside the shorts, there are additional soft silicone panels that hold on to your inner shorts, providing you with even more security. To help with wicking moisture away and comfort, the waist band has a mesh lining too.

The Nukeproof Blackline shorts have two front zipped pockets, and one has a lanyard for attaching your keys to. and one rear pocket. The shorts are made to last with triple stitching and rubberised graphics, to keep them looking fresh for years to come.

=>Click here for what to look for when buying mountain bike shorts<=

Verdict: I really like these shorts, their subtle and design cool design, won’t make you feel a bit silly in the pub after your ride either. They are very well-made and are excellent value for money. However, the only criticism is that the back pocket is a bit too small to be practical.

Click on the images below to buy Nukeproof Blackline shorts from Wiggle

Men's Nukeproof Blackline Shorts 
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Nukeproof Blackline
Corp Shorts

£60
Nukeproof Blackline
Rad Shorts

£60
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Nukeproof Blackline
NP Shorts

£60
Nukeproof Blackline
Bib Shorts

£45

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Women's Blue Shorts

£60
Nukeproof Blackline
Women's Black Shorts

£60

Nukeproof Kashmir Clothing Range

The Nukeproof Kashmir clothing range is designed around enduro and downhill racing. However, this part of Nukproof’s clothing range has a slightly tighter fit than other downhill clothing you will find. This is to reduce wind resistance and flapping when you are sending it.

Jerseys

The Kashmir jerseys are made with super lightweight and breathable fabrics, meaning they will dry quickly. They also have odour resisting properties, so you don’t need to feel self conscious.

The Kashmir jerseys are super comfortable, as they are quite stretchy, to give you total freedom of movement. They are also very well ventilated, thanks to the mesh detailing on the back.

Verdict: These jerseys are cool, but have bolder graphics than the Blackline. This is no bad thing, it is just a matter of preference.

Click on the images below to buy Nukeproof Kashmir jerseys from Wiggle

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Nukeproof Kashmir
Long Sleeve NP Jersey

£50
Nukeproof Kashmir
Long Sleeve Camo Jersey

£50
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Nukeproof Kashmir
Long Sleeve Jersey

£50

Shorts

The Kashmir shorts have a lot of the same features as the Blackline. However, the difference is that they are much more stretchy, helping you move around the bike easier. They are also more ventilated, with laser cut ventilation holes. These shorts have three zipped pockets, one of which is waterproof, which is ideal for your mobile phone (as long as it isn’t a big one).

Verdict: The Nukeproof Kashmir shorts are super comfortable and practical. They are more expensive than the Blackline, however they offer more features. Like the jerseys, they have a more bold design, but I really like the camo ones.

Click on the images below to buy Nukeproof Kashmir shorts from Wiggle

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Nukeproof Kashmir
NP Shorts

£70
Nukeproof Kashmir
NP Shorts

£70
Nukproof Kashmir shorts
Nukeproof Kashmir
Camo Shorts

£79.99

 

Nukeproof Nirvana Clothing Range

The Nukeproof Nirvana range is more high end than the Blackline and Kashmir ranges. These clothes are designed for trail and enduro riding.

Jerseys

The Nirvana jerseys are made to be worn for a long time, during big enduro rides. Therefore, they are made with stretchy material, with seam welded neck, cuffs and hem. This is to give you superior comfort against your skin.

The stretchy material is very breathable and quick drying, and comfort is helped with a fully mesh back, and strategically placed laser cut ventilation holes. The shoulders have silicone grippers to hold your backpack or hydration pack in place while riding bumpy trails. An added extra touch to protect your jersey is the Codura arms. This is an anti-abrasive material, to prevent you snagging them on trees and bushes.

Verdict: These are well thought out jerseys, packed with features. If you go out for long rides, these are the ones for you.

Click on the images below to buy Nukeproof Nirvana jerseys from Wiggle

Nukeproof Nirvana Jerseys 
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Nukeproof Nirvana
Long Sleeve Grunge Jersey

£70
Nukeproof Nirvana
Long Sleeve Camo Jersey

£70
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Nukeproof Nirvana
Long Sleeve NP Jersey

£70

Shorts

The Nukeproof Nirvana shorts are very stretchy too, and are made with the Codura material. Their fully bonded seams, mean that they are totally flat and do not rub against your skin. The seams on the inside leg are triple stitched to make them last for a long time. The additional feature you will find on these shorts, is a very useful detachable goggle/sunglasses bag. This is perfect for long climbs and you want to finally let your face breath.

Fit is taken care of with the internal waist adjusters that you find on the other Nukeproof shorts

Verdict: Couple these shorts with the Nirvana jersey, you would have a seriously comfortable and technical outfit for day long rides.

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NP Shorts

£90
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Grunge Shorts

£90
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Nukeproof Nirvana
Black Camo Shorts

£90

Hardtail Bikes

Nukeproof Scout

The Nukeproof Scout is a great hard tail bike that is designed to be a very versatile bike. It is all about getting as much fun as possible on single track.There are two different versions the 275 (27.5″ wheel) and the 290 (29″ wheel).

These bikes are low and long, with a slack head angle.

**Note: The head angle affects the angle of your front forks. This determines how your bike turns and performs.**

Steep head angle: This makes your bike feel agile, but twitchy at high speeds.

Slack head angle: This makes your bike more stable at speed, but makes turning feel a bit lazy at low speeds.

Lower bikes:

Measured from the bottom bracket, low bikes have a lower centre of gravity and corner better. However, too low and you will catch your pedals on rocks and roots.

Therefore, this bike is super fun and best when you are nailing it. The Nukeproof Scout will allow you to push a bit harder than conventional hard tail bikes. It has high quality components and is built like a tank. Despite the slack head angle, turning this bike is still fun and is surprisingly responsive. The 140mm travel on the Rockshox Revelation forks soaks up most of what trail centres can throw at it. Which brings me on to the specification for the money! It is in the higher price bracket for a hard tail, however it is a great buy with Shimano, Rockshox and the excellent in-house produced components. It even comes with really good tyres, the Maxxis Minions DHF, which are tough and super grippy downhill tyres.

You may want to go tubeless though, to get the full package. Have a look at the link below to see the advantages of going tubeless.

Mountain Bike Tyres: Tubes or Tubeless

When buying a Nukeproof Scout you need to decide between the 27.5″ and the 29″ wheel sizes, the Comp, Sport and the Race versions.

Click here to see how to choose a mountain bike

 

Verdict: An range of aggressive, fun bikes that are no nonsense, excellent value for money and very capable.

Click on the images below to buy your Nukeproof Scout

Nukeproof Scout 275 CompNukeproof Scout 275 RaceNukeproof Scout 275 Sport
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Nukeproof Scout 275 Comp £1,699.99Nukeproof Scout 275 Race £1,099.99Nukeproof Scout 275 Sport £849.99
Frame: Nukeproof Scout 275, custom triple butted hydro-formed Alloy, internal cable routing for dropper seat posts, threaded bottom bracket, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing

Fork: RockShox Revelation RC 140mm, 27.5", Solo Air, black

Front Wheel: Nukeproof Horizon 27.5", 15x110mm

Rear Wheel: Nukeproof Horizon 27.5", Shimano, 148x12mm

Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5" x 2.6", EXO/TR

Crankset: Shimano SLX M6000, 1x11, 170mm, 32T, 53mm chainline

Drivetrain: Shimano SLX 11-Speed, Shadow Plus

Chain Guide: MRP 1x CS, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black

Brakes: Shimano SLX M7000, resin pads

Front Rotor: Shimano RT66, 180mm

Rear Rotor: Shimano RT66, 180mm

Handlebars: Nukeproof Neutron 800mm, 25mm

Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 50mm, black

Saddle: Nukeproof Vector AM, grey

Seatpost: Brand X Ascend, 120mm, black

Headset: Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS
Frame: Nukeproof Scout 275, custom triple butted hydro-formed Alloy, internal cable routing for dropper seat posts, threaded bottom bracket, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing

Fork: RockShox Recon RL 140mm, 27.5", Solo Air, black

Front Wheel: Nukeproof Neutron 27.5", 15x110mm

Rear Wheel: Nukeproof Neutron 27.5", Shimano, 148x12mm

Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5" x 2.6", EXO/TR

Crankset: SRAM NX 1x11, 170mm, 32T, B148

Drivetrain: SRAM NX 1x11

Brakes: Shimano Deore M6000, resin pads

Front Rotor: Shimano RT66, 180mm

Rear Rotor: Shimano RT66, 180mm

Handlebars: Nukeproof Neutron 800mm, 25mm

Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 50mm, black

Saddle: Nukeproof Vector AM, orange

Seatpost: Nukeproof Neutron Inline, 31.6mm, 400mm

Headset: Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS
Frame: Nukeproof Scout 275, custom triple butted hydro-formed Alloy, internal cable routing for dropper seat posts, threaded bottom bracket, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing

Fork: SR Suntour XCR-34 27.5"+ 130mm, air, boost

Front Wheel: Novatec/WTB STPi29, 27.5", black, 29mm, 15x110mm

Rear Wheel: Novatec/WTB STPi29, 27.5", black, 29mm, Shimano, 148x12mm

Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5" x 2.6", EXO/TR

Crankset: SR Suntour Zeron S, 32T Stl, 170mm, GXP68/73mm, 53mm chainline

Drivetrain: Shimano Deore M6000, 1x10, Shadow Plus

Brakes: Tektro HD M290

Front Rotor: Tektro TR160

Rear Rotor: Tektro TR160

Handlebars: Nukeproof Neutron 800mm, 25mm

Stem: MJ Spry 60, 60mm, 6°, black

Saddle: Nukeproof Neutron, black

Seatpost: Nukeproof Neutron Inline, 31.6mm, 400mm

Headset: Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS
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Nukeproof Scout 290 £1,699.99Nukeproof Scout 290 Race £1,099.99Nukeproof Scout 290 Sport £849.99
Frame:Nukeproof Scout 290, custom triple butted hydro-formed Alloy, internal cable routing for dropper seat posts, threaded bottom bracket, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing

Fork: RockShox Revelation RC 130mm, 29", Solo Air, black

Front Wheel: Nukeproof Horizon 29", 15x110mm

Rear Wheel: Nukeproof Horizon 29", Shimano, 148x12mm

Tyres: Maxxis High Roller II 29" x 2.3", 3C Maxx Terra, TR

Crankset: Shimano SLX M6000, 1x11, 170mm, 30T, 53mm chainline

Drivetrain: Shimano SLX 11-Speed, Shadow Plus

Chain Guide: MRP 1x CS, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black

Brakes: Shimano SLX M7000, resin pads

Front Rotor: Shimano RT66, 180mm

Rear Rotor: Shimano RT66, 180mm

Handlebars: Nukeproof Neutron 800mm, 25mm

Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 50mm, black

Saddle: Nukeproof Vector AM, grey

Seatpost: Brand X Ascend, 120mm, black

Headset: Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS
Frame: Nukeproof Scout 290, custom triple butted hydro-formed Alloy, internal cable routing for dropper seat posts, threaded bottom bracket, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing

Fork: RockShox Recon RL 130mm, 29", Solo Air, black

Front Wheel: Nukeproof Neutron 29", 15x110mm

Rear Wheel: Nukeproof Neutron 29", Shimano, 148x12mm

Tyres: Maxxis Forekaster 29" x 2.35"

Crankset: SRAM NX 1x11, 170mm, 30T, B148

Drivetrain: SRAM NX 1x11

Brakes: Shimano Deore M6000, resin pads

Front Rotor: Shimano RT66, 180mm

Rear Rotor: Shimano RT66, 180mm

Handlebars: Nukeproof Neutron 800mm, 25mm

Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 50mm, black

Saddle: Nukeproof Vector AM, orange

Seatpost: Nukeproof Neutron Inline, 31.6mm, 400mm

Headset: Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS
Frame: Nukeproof Scout 290, custom triple butted hydro-formed Alloy, internal cable routing for dropper seat posts, threaded bottom bracket, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing

Fork: SR Suntour XCR-34 29" 130mm, air, boost

Front Wheel: Novatec/WTB STPi29, 29", black, 29mm, 15x110mm

Rear Wheel: Novatec/WTB STPi29, 29", black, 29mm, Shimano, 148x12mm

Tyres: Maxxis Forekaster 29" x 2.35"

Crankset: SR Suntour Zeron S, 30T Stl, 170mm, GXP68/73mm, 53mm chainline

Drivetrain: Shimano Deore M6000, 1x10, Shadow Plus

Brakes: Tektro HD M290

Front Rotor: Tektro TR160

Rear Rotor: Tektro TR160

Handlebars: Nukeproof Neutron 800mm, 25mm

Stem: MJ Spry 60, 60mm, 6°, black

Saddle: Nukeproof Neutron, black

Seatpost: Nukeproof Neutron Inline, 31.6mm, 400mm

Headset: Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS

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Enduro Bikes

Nukeproof Mega

The Nukeproof Mega is a fantastic bike. In previous years, the Mega has been a fairly industrial looking bike, but now it is sleek and good-looking. However, it is more important how it rides, and it does not disappoint. I have ridden a few versions of this bike and it has never failed to deliver. Light, nimble and tough, it is a very capable bike even out here in the French alps. But that shouldn’t be a surprise, considering its provenance, with Sam Hill winning the Enduro World Series on it in 2017. Therefore, it is tested to the highest level.

Frame choices

There are a few versions with both carbon fibre and aluminium frames, but the geometry is the same on all of them, and so is their riding style. They are designed to be ridden all day, on technical trails.

All Nukeproof bikes now have the boost hub spacing. This means that they have wider hubs, allowing the frames to be made stiffer, which in turn, makes it more responsive and more capable when riding the rough stuff.

Just like the Scout, it comes with either a 27.5″ wheel (275) or a 29″ wheel (290). Both come in different guises, the Factory, Pro, Comp and the RS (RS version only available on 275, with high end components from SRAM and Rockshox).

Suspension

Bumps are soaked up by 165mm rear travel and the 170mm on the front (160mm on the 290).

The Comp and Pro bikes have Rockshox suspension, while the Factory model has a Fox Float on the rear and Fox 36 forks, which are excellent. But those of you that prefer Rockshox, you should look in to buying the RS. Which is equipped with the Lyric RCT3 and a Super Deluxe RC3.

Groupset

You get the same components across both 275 and 290 versions. The Comp has the Shimano SLX 1×11 speed to help you get up those hills, while the Deore brakes stop you coming down them too quickly. But, the Pro is has SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 speed and XT brakes. However, for the ultimate climbing machine, the RS has the SRAM X01 Eagle 1×12 speed. It is pretty good at stopping too, with its Code brakes.

Wheels

As I said before, the Nukeproof Mega has boost spacing, making the bike feel very capable and responsive. The Comp uses Nukepoof’s own brand Neutron wheels, the Pro has Mavic XA Elite, the factory has DT Swiss E1700 Spline wheels and the RS gets high performing DT Swiss XM1501 Spline wheels.

When buying a new bike, I prefer not to upgrade components straight away, and that includes tyres. Brilliantly, the Nukeproof Mega bikes all come with Maxxis Highroller II tubeless tyres. Which are excellent, as they are tough and very grippy, especially in the corners.

=>Click here for my guide on how to choose tyres<=

Verdict: The Nukeproof Mega is one of the best Enduro bikes you can buy. Its excellent frames and components have been race tested in the harshest environments. They are confidence inspiring, very capable and fun to ride. The budget for designing and building these bikes has gone in to their quality components, therefore it is a no frills’ kind of bike. But that means the money has gone where you really want it. This makes them very good value for money, especially as they do last for a long time.

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Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon Worx EWS £5,299Nukeproof Mega 275 Comp £2,399.99Nukeproof Mega 290 Factory £3,799.99
Frame: Mega 275 Carbon

Fork: RockShox Lyrik RC2 170mm, DebonAir, Diffusion Black

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe RCT, DebonAir (Metric), ML1 380, 230x65mm

Front Wheel: Mavic DeeMax Pro 27.5”, BOOST 15x110

Rear Wheel: Mavic DeeMax Pro 27.5”, XD BOOST 12x148mm

Tyres: Michelin Wild Enduro Front, MAGI-X TS TLR 2.4” / Michelin Wild Enduro Rear, GUM-X TS TLR 2.4”

Crankset: SRAM Descendant Carbon Eagle 12 speed, 170mm, 34t, B148, DUB Bottom Bracket

Drivetrain: SRAM X01 Eagle 12-Speed, XG-1295 cassette 10-50T

Chain Guide: MRP AMg V2 Alloy, 32-38T, ISCG-05, Black

Brakes: Sram Code RSC, Sin, Diffusion Black

Front Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 200mm

Rear Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 180mm

Handlebars: Nukeproof Sam Hill Alloy 800mm wide, 25mm rise

Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black

Saddle: Nukeproof Vector AM, grey

Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth, 1x Remote Lever, 150mm travel, 440mm long

Headset: Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS

Grips: Sam Hill Signature Series

Hand Guards: Sam Hill #1 AVS Racing MTB Hand Guards
Frame: Nukeproof Mega 275 Alloy, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, custom tuned rear shock configuration, internal dropper seatpost cable routing, threaded bottom bracket, boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured frame protection

Fork: RockShox Yari RC 170mm, Solo Air, black

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe R MLS1, 230x65mm

Front Wheel: Nukeproof Neutron 27.5", 15x110mm

Rear Wheel: Nukeproof Neutron 27.5", Shimano, 148x12mm

Tyres: Maxxis High Roller II, 27.5" x 2.3, 3C Maxx Terra, 3C/TR/DD

Crankset: Shimano SLX M6000, 1x11, 170mm, 32T, 53mm chainline

Drivetrain: Shimano SLX 11-Speed, Shadow Plus

Chain Guide: MRP 1x CS, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black

Brakes: Shimano Deore M6000, resin pads

Front Rotor: Shimano RT66, 203mm

Rear Rotor: Shimano RT66, 180mm

Handlebars: Nukeproof Neutron 800mm, 25mm

Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 50mm, black

Saddle: Nukeproof Vector AM, red

Seatpost: Brand X Ascend, 120mm, black

Headset: Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS
Frame: Nukeproof Mega 290 Alloy, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, custom tuned rear shock configuration, internal dropper seatpost cable routing, threaded bottom bracket, boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured frame protection

Fork: Fox 36 Float Factory 160mm, FIT, Kashima

Shock: Fox Float X2 Factory Kashima, 2 Pos lever, 210x55mm

Front Wheel: DT Swiss E1700, Spline, 30mm, 29", 15x110mm

Rear Wheel: DT Swiss E1700, Spline, 30mm, 29", Shimano, 148x12mm

Tyres: Maxxis High Roller II, 29" x 2.3", 3C Maxx Terra, 3C/TR/DD

Crankset: Shimano XT M8000, 11-Speed, 170mm, 32T, B148, 53mm chainline

Drivetrain: Shimano XT M8000, 11-Speed, SGS, Shadow Plus

Cassette: Shimano SLX M7000, 11-42T

Chain Guide: MRP 1x CS, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black

Brakes: Shimano XT M8000, finned resin pads

Front Rotor: Shimano RT86, 203mm

Rear Rotor: Shimano RT86, 180mm

Handlebars: Nukeproof Horizon AL 800mm, 25mm

Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 50mm, black

Saddle: Nukeproof Vector AM, orange

Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth; S/M: 390mm length, 125mm drop; L/XL: 480mm length, 170mm drop

Headset: Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS
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Nukeproof Mega 290 Pro £3,349.99Nukeproof Mega 275 Pro £3,349.99Nukeproof Mega 290 Race £1,839.99
Frame: Nukeproof Mega 290 Alloy, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, custom tuned rear shock configuration, internal dropper seatpost cable routing, threaded bottom bracket, boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured frame protection

Fork: RockShox Lyrik RC 160mm, Solo Air, diffusion black

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe RC3 MLS1, 210x55mm

Front Wheel: Mavic XA Elite, 29", green, 15x110mm

Rear Wheel: Mavic XA Elite, 29", green, XD, 148x12mm

Tyres: Maxxis High Roller II, 29" x 2.3", 3C Maxx Terra, 3C/TR/DD

Crankset: SRAM Descendant 7K Eagle, B148, 170mm, 32T

Drivetrain: SRAM GX-1 Eagle 12-Speed

Chain Guide: MRP 1x CS, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black

Brakes: SRAM Guide RE, gloss black

Front Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 200mm

Rear Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 180mm

Handlebars: Nukeproof Horizon AL 800mm, 25mm

Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 50mm, black

Saddle: Nukeproof Vector AM, lime

Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth; S/M: 390mm length, 125mm drop; L/XL: 480mm length, 170mm drop

Headset: Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS
Frame: Nukeproof Mega 275 Alloy, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, custom tuned rear shock configuration, internal dropper seatpost cable routing, threaded bottom bracket, boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured frame protection

Fork: RockShox Lyrik RC 170mm, Solo Air, diffusion black

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe RC3 MLS1, 230x65mm

Front Wheel: Mavic XA Elite, 27.5", 15x110mm

Rear Wheel: Mavic XA Elite, 27.5", XD, 148x12mm

Tyres: Maxxis High Roller II, 27.5" x 2.3, 3C Maxx Terra, 3C/TR/DD

Crankset: SRAM Descendant 7K Eagle, B148, 170mm, 34T

Drivetrain: SRAM GX-1 Eagle 12-Speed

Chain Guide: MRP 1x CS, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black

Brakes: SRAM Guide RE, gloss black

Front Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 200mm

Rear Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 180mm

Handlebars: Nukeproof Horizon AL 800mm, 25mm

Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 50mm, black

Saddle: Nukeproof Vector AM, orange

Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth; S/M: 390mm length, 125mm drop; L/XL: 480mm length, 170mm drop

Headset: Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS
Frame: 2017 Mega 29"

Travel: 150mm

Frame Material: Custom Hydroformed T6-6061 Aluminium

Forks: RockShox Yari RC 29", Solo Air, 150mm, Diffusion Black, Maxle Stealth

Shock: RockShox Monarch Plus R, 200x57mm, High Volume, ML, Black

Headset: Nukeproof 44-56IITS

Handlebar: Nukeproof Warhead Riser; 760mm wide, 25mm rise, Black/Grey

Stem: Nukeproof Zero, 31.8mm, 50mm, Black/Grey

Grips: Nukeproof Element Dual lock-on

Chainset: SRAM NX 170mm, 30h Steel, Black

Chain: SRAM PC1110 11-speed

Cassette: SRAM PG1130, 11-42

Shifters: SRAM NX 11spd, Black

Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX 11spd, Black

Chain Device: MRP 1x V3, ISCG 05, 26-38t, Black

Brakes: Shimano Deore M615

Rotors: Shimano RT66 180mm

Saddle: Nukeproof Trail, Black

Seatpost: Brand X Ascend, 125mm, Trigger, Black

Tyre Front: WTB Vigilante Comp, 29x2.35" High Grip

Tyre Rear: WTB Trail Boss Comp, 29x2.25"

Rims: WTB STp i25, TCS, 29" 32h

Hubs: Novatec D77SB / 462, Black
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Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon Factory £4,199.99Nukeproof Mega 290 Comp £2,399.99Nukeproof Mega Carbon RS £4,599.99
Fork: Fox 36 Float Factory 170mm, FIT, Kashima

Shock: Fox Float X2 Factory Kashima, 2 Pos lever, 230x65

Front Wheel: DT Swiss E1700, Spline, 30mm, 27.5", 15x110mm

Rear Wheel: DT Swiss E1700, Spline, 30mm, 27.5", XD, 148x12mm

Tyres: Maxxis High Roller II, 27.5" x 2.3, 3C Maxx Terra, 3C/TR/DD

Crankset: Shimano XT M8000, 11-Speed, 170mm, 32T, B148, 53mm chainline

Drivetrain: Shimano XT M8000, 11-Speed, SGS, Shadow Plus

Cassette: Shimano SLX M7000, 11-42T

Chain Guide: MRP 1x CS, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black

Brakes: Shimano XT M8000, finned resin pads

Front Rotor: Shimano RT86, 203mm

Rear Rotor: Shimano RT86, 180mm

Handlebars: Nukeproof Horizon AL 800mm, 25mm

Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 50mm, black

Saddle: Nukeproof Vector AM, orange

Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth; S/M: 390mm length, 125mm drop; L/XL: 480mm length, 170mm drop

Headset: Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS
Frame: Nukeproof Mega 290 Alloy, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, custom tuned rear shock configuration, internal dropper seatpost cable routing, threaded bottom bracket, boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured frame protection

Fork: RockShox Yari RC 160mm, Solo Air, black

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe R MLS1, 210x55mm

Front Wheel: Nukeproof Neutron 29", 15x110mm

Rear Wheel: Nukeproof Neutron 29", Shimano, 148x12mm

Tyres: Maxxis High Roller II, 29" x 2.3", 3C Maxx Terra, 3C/TR/DD

Crankset: Shimano SLX M6000, 1x11, 170mm, 30T, 53mm chainline

Drivetrain: Shimano SLX 11-Speed, Shadow Plus

Chain Guide: MRP 1x CS, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black

Brakes: Shimano Deore M6000, resin pads

Front Rotor: Shimano RT66, 203mm

Rear Rotor: Shimano RT66, 180mm

Handlebars: Nukeproof Neutron 800mm, 25mm

Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 50mm, black

Saddle: Nukeproof Vector AM, blue

Seatpost: Brand X Ascend, 120mm, black

Headset: Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS
Fork: RockShox Lyrik RCT3 170mm, Solo Air, diffusion black

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe RC3 MLS1 230x65mm

Front Wheel: DT Swiss XM1501, Spline 1, 30mm, 27.5", 15x110mm

Rear Wheel: DT Swiss XM1501, Spline 1, 30mm, 27.5", XD, 148x12mm

Tyres: Maxxis High Roller II, 27.5" x 2.3, 3C Maxx Terra, 3C/TR/DD

Crankset: SRAM Descendant Carbon Eagle 12-Speed, 170mm, 34T, B148

Drivetrain: SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-Speed, black

Chain Guide: MRP SXg, 30-34T, ISCG-05, black

Brakes: SRAM Code R, Sin, diffusion black

Front Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 200mm

Rear Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 180mm

Handlebars: Nukeproof Horizon Carbon 780mm, 25mm

Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 50mm, black

Saddle: Nukeproof Vector AM, grey

Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth; S/M: 390mm length, 125mm drop; L/XL: 480mm length, 170mm drop

Headset: Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS

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