A lunatic on the New Nukeproof Digger

Friday, January 4th, 2019

“The New Nukeproof Digger”

Originally conceived as a training tool for Nukeproof athletes* (*the discussion may have been fuelled by some Italian intoxicating fluids), we introduced the (Gravel) Digger into the line-up. After 2 years of unexpectedly strong sales and the Nukeproof team learning a little about the drop bar dark arts, the 2019 Digger continues to evolve as our take on that quintessential mountain bikers training bike: Wide bars, bolt through axles, disc brakes and dropper post compatible. Created to add spice to a “training” ride or commuting to work or use it to scout out some prime future trail locations (or for the fastest commute to the pie shop like Elliott).

To be honest, the Digger if categorised is a confused beast, not the fastest on road or the most capable off. But, categories are just made up to segregate and whatever/ however you choose to categories or justify it, it’s just a hell of a lot of fun and gets you out on a bike. It’s “swift” on the road and gravel, but ultimately, it’s a Nukeproof and has an inbuilt dirt devil to lure you off road at any opportunity, where for a bike in this sector it excels!

Introducing A lunatic on the New Nukeproof Digger; A Tommy C edit:

Simplicity is key. With a spec inspired by our athlete’s training bikes, offering the familiar level of braking and drivetrain performance seen on our mountain bikes. The Digger is designed to take a dropper post (standard on the Pro model) to get that saddle out the way if you choose to deviate off the main paths. Rolling with 27.5″ wheels (12 x 142mm) combined with “road plus 47c” tyres offers a little comfort and confidence both ride on and off road, but the frame is designed for the ability to run 700c wheels if desired, for those wanting to lap more base miles on the tarmac.  

Digger Pro 

For adventurers, trail builders and commuters needing some load space the Digger also is fully compatible for rack mounts for panniers, with a removable seat stay bridge for full mud clearance or to run full length mudguards. So, it does have some sensible aspects!

Digger Comp 

Features:

Brand new Chassis with updated Geometry

Full Carbon Fork

Internal cable routing for dropper seat posts

Custom Triple butted Hydro formed Tube Set

Threaded Bottom Bracket

12x142mm Rear axle spacing and 15x100mm Fork Spacing

700c or 27.5” ‘Road Plus’ compatible

Rack Mounts

Removable SS bridge for proper full mudguards

Rider: Elliott Heap

Edit: Tommy Caldwell Visuals

Photography: Laurence Crossman-Emms

The Nukeproof Digger is out now…

Elliott Heap: 

Filmed and edited by Tommy C
Photos by Laurence Crossman-Emms

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