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Nukeproof Mega 290 Expert 2020

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Nukeproof Mega 290 Expert 2020

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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