Nukeproof Mega 290 Expert Bike
Since1995, the infamous Megavalanche DH marathon race has been synonymous with bigall-mountain riding. Starting at the highest point on Pic Blanc (3300m) abovethe village of Alpe D’Huez, it is seen as the pinnacle of mass start mountainbike racing around the world.
Originally conceived in 2009 as the perfect bike for this exact style ofracing, the Nukeproof Mega was born. Now in its 4th evolution the Mega shouldneed no introduction. It has tasted success within multiple disciplines and hasnumerous national and international race wins to its name.
Designed to excel on the toughest enduro tracks, the gravity focused Megawill inspire confidence on the most technical descents whilst maintaining pedallingefficiency for all-day epics in the saddle.
Brand new 29” Frame
For 2020 we decided to make some changes and bring the Mega 290 bang upto date. The 29” frame is finally available in two material options: Full alloyor Carbon fibre front triangle with an alloy rear triangle. Both optionsfeature updated geometry, increased travel and a revised suspension kinematic.
Updated Geometry and Suspension
The brand new 29” frame uses a short offset 170mm fork paired with 160mmof rear travel to create a proper monster-truck of a bike. To accommodate thesechanges, we updated the geometry by slackening the head angle and steepeningthe seat angle versus the previous version. We also revised the suspensionkinematic to make the bike as fast as possible; improving the small bump sensitivity,improved mid stroke support for more predictable cornering/pumping and increasedend stroke progression to inspire confidence through the roughest terrain.
Tested and proven on the toughest of terrain and in the most variedconditions by Enduro World Series Winner Sam Hill, the 2020 Mega 290 sets outto tackle every ride with its trademark attitude.
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 Lyrik Select Charger RC 170mm, 42mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Diffusion Black
•Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ RT, Custom ML 380 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: WTB Speed Terra 29", ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Rim / 32h, 110x15mm
•Rear Wheel: WTB Speed Terra 29", ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Rim / 32h, 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 Descendant 6K Eagle 12-Speed, 170mm, 30T, B148, DUB
•Shifter: SRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed
•Rear Deraileur: SRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed
•Chain: SRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed
•Cassette: SRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed, CS PG1230 EAGLE 11-50T
•Brakes: SRAM Guide RE
•Front Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 200mm
•Rear Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 180mm
•Handlebars: Nukeproof Horizon 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm)
•Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black
•Saddle: Nukeproof Horizon SL, Black
•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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