Nukeproof Mega 290 Elite Carbon Bike
Since 1995, the infamousMegavalanche DH marathon race has been synonymous with big all-mountain riding.Starting at the highest point on Pic Blanc (3300m) above the village of AlpeD’Huez, it is seen as the pinnacle of mass start mountain bike racing aroundthe world.
Originally conceived in 2009 asthe perfect bike for this exact style of racing, the Nukeproof Mega was born.Now in its 4th evolution the Mega should need no introduction. It has tastedsuccess within multiple disciplines and has numerous national and internationalrace wins to its name.
Designed to excel on the toughestenduro tracks, the gravity focused Mega will inspire confidence on the mosttechnical descents whilst maintaining pedalling efficiency for all-day epics inthe saddle.
Brand new 29” Frame
For 2020 we decided to make somechanges and bring the Mega 290 bang up to date. The 29” frame is finallyavailable in two material options: Full alloy or Carbon fibre front trianglewith an alloy rear triangle. Both options feature updated geometry, increasedtravel and a revised suspension kinematic.
Updated Geometry and Suspension
The brand new 29” frame uses ashort offset 170mm fork paired with 160mm of rear travel to create a propermonster-truck of a bike. To accommodate these changes, we updated the geometryby slackening the head angle and steepening the seat angle versus the previousversion. We also revised the suspension kinematic to make the bike as fast aspossible; improving the small bump sensitivity, improved mid stroke support formore predictable cornering/pumping and increased end stroke progression toinspire confidence through the roughest terrain.
High in Fibre
Utilising a blend of the highestquality carbon fibre composites, the Mega 290 Carbon has been hand crafted with1 goal in mind... winning!
Not only is the chassis nowsignificantly lighter than its aluminium counterpart, the strength, stiffnessand reliability of the frame has been vastly improved enabling every rider topush harder, faster and with more confidence than ever before.
Tested and podium proven on thetoughest of terrain and in the most varied conditions by 2x Enduro World SeriesWinner Sam Hill, the 2020 Mega 290 sets out to tackle every ride with itstrademark attitude.
Frame: Nukeproof Mega 290 Carbon, 160mm Travel, ultra-strong monocoque UD woven Carbon Fibre front triangle, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set for seat stays and chain stays, Factory fitted clear paint protection kit covers TT/DT/CS/SS, Internal cable routing, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB , Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured frame protection
•Fork: Fox 36 Float, Performance Series, Grip Damper, 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Black
•Shock: Fox Float DPX2, Performance Series, 3 Position lever, Custom CL, LRL tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End (We recommend most riders use 0/1 spacers but the shock comes with 2 fitted, so you have an extra if needed.)
•Front Wheel: DT Swiss E1900 SPLINE,29", Centrelock, 110x15mm
•Rear Wheel: DT Swiss E1900 SPLINE, 29", Centrelock, Shimano Microspline Driver, 148x12mm
•Tyres: Front: Michelin Wild Enduro 29" x 2.4, MAGI-X TS TLR, Rear: Michelin Wild Enduro 29" x 2.4, GUM-X TS TLR
•Crankset: Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed, Hollowtech 2, 170mm, 30T, 52mm Chainline
•Shifter: Shimano SLX M7100-R, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus, I-Spec EV
•Rear Deraileur: Shimano SLX M7100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus
•Chain: Shimano SLX M7100 HG 12-speed Inc Quicklink
•Cassette: Shimano SLX M7100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T
•Brakes: Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads
•Front Rotor: Shimano SM-RT70 203mm
•Rear Rotor: Shimano SM-RT70, 180mm
•Handlebars: Nukeproof Horizon 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm)
•Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black
•Saddle: Nukeproof Horizon SL, Grey
•Seatpost: Brand X Ascend internal w 1x Remote, S:125mm drop; M/L:150mm drop; XL:170mm drop
•Headset: Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS
•Grips: Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature