Nukeproof Mega 290 Comp 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.
Tested and proven on the toughestof terrain and in the most varied conditions by Enduro World Series Winner SamHill, the 2020 Mega 290 sets out to tackle every ride with its trademarkattitude.
Frame: Nukeproof Mega 290 Alloy, 160mm Travel, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, internal dropper seatpost cable routing, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured frame protection
•Fork: RockShox Yari, Motion Control RC damper, 170mm, 42mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Diffusion Black
•Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select R, Custom ML tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End (We recommend most riders use 0/1 bottomless tokens but the shock comes with 2 tokens fitted, so you have an extra if needed.)
•Front Wheel: Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp 29", 15x110mm
•Rear Wheel: Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp 29", Shimano 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: SRAM SX Eagle 12-Speed, 170mm, 30T, B148, Powerspline
•Shifter: SRAM SX Eagle 12-Speed
•Rear Deraileur: SRAM SX Eagle 12-Speed
•Chain: SRAM SX Eagle 12-Speed
•Cassette: SRAM SX Eagle 12-Speed, CS PG1230 EAGLE 11-50T
•Brakes: SRAM Guide T
•Front Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 200mm
•Rear Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 180mm
•Handlebars: Nukeproof Neutron 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm)
•Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black
•Saddle: Nukeproof Horizon SL, Grey
•Seatpost: Brand X Ascend internal, 31.6mm, S:125mm drop; M/L:150mm drop; XL: 170mm Drop
•Headset: Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS
•Grips: Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
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