Thursday, October 18th, 2018
Welcome to the 2019 Nukeproof bike line up. With 2018 seeing the launch of the dominant Mega 275c, the 2019 line up gives you more, and then some. All new upgraded specification featuring the latest equipment on the Mega 275c, new models and revised Scout line up, plus something a little different with the Digger.
Full 2019 look book here: NP_Lookbook_2019
Release/ in shop dates:
Mega 275/ 290: 18th October 2018
Scout 275/ 290: 30th November 2018
Digger: 13th December 2018
Mega 275c RS:
Inspired by the legend; Sam Hill, and his desire for a bike in the colour of the humble Blueberry.
The RS is a race spec Mega ready to take on the trail. 170mm of travel from the new Rockshox Lyrik RC2 Debonair, matched with the new Rockshox Super Deluxe RCT shock. With Sram’s X-o1 Eagle drivetrain paired with Carbon descendant cranks giving you a huge, reliable range of gears. Sram’s Code R brakes are paired with 200mm/180mm rotors to give this bike some serious stopping force. Rockshox Reverb finishes the kit with a 120mm dropper on Small, 150mm on the Medium and 170mm on the large and XL.
The main difference to Sam’s championship winning bike is that the RS uses DT Swiss EX1501 Spline 1 30mm wide wheels. These are paired with Michelin’s Latest Wild Enduro tyres and are tubeless ready (just add sealant) and fit the valves supplied. The RS is finished with the latest Nukeproof components: our all new 50mm Horizon Stem, 780mm Horizon Carbon bars, Horizon SL Saddle and Sam Hill Signature grips.
All 2019 Nukeproof Mega’s will come with 2 volume spacers in the rear shock. This is so you have them if you need them. You can also remove to taste (most of our racers run the rear shock without any spacers).
Mega 275c Factory:
A full factory Fox/ Shimano build with the Mega 275c frame. The latest 170mm Fox Factory 36 Grip 2 Kashima coated forks are paired with the Fox Float X2 shock. Shimano XT drivetrain and brakes give this bike a bullet proof performance and reliability. Like the RS his features the Rockshox Reverb dropper (120mm on the S, 150mm on the M and 170mm L/XL)
Like the RS, this uses DT Swiss wheels in the form of the E1700 which are wrapped in Michelin’s Wild Enduro Rubber. Again, the finishing kit is all Nukeproof’s Premium range: 50mm Horizon Stem, 800mm Horizon bars, Horizon SL saddle and Sam Hill Signature grips.
Mega 275c Pro:
“Classic Nukeproof colours with a punk twist”.
All new for 2019, is the Pro build on the Mega 275 Carbon Frame which brings carbon right into the core of our range. It is the perfect model for the Enduro privateer racer and trail rider. We wanted to create a bike that was uncompromising, featuring products that would stand the test of time. Suspension is taken care of by the very latest RockShox Lyrik RC fork and Super Deluxe RC3 rear shock. The drivetrain is Sram’s GX Eagle combined with 170mm Descendant cranks.
With new Michelin Wild Enduro tires paired to the brand new Mavic Deemax Elite wheels, Rochshox Reverb, Nukeproof Horizon finishing kit and Sam Hill signature grips: you have a great performing and reliable spec list that is more than ready for any round of the EWS.
Mega 275c Frame Only:
Mega 275c is available as a frame only in Sam’s Blueberry and the exclusive frame only Concrete Grey colour. These come fitted with a Rockshox Super Deluxe RC3 shock, Sram Maxle, Nukeproof headset and seat clamp.
Mega 275 Pro:
A Nukeproof classic that is not to be ignored: this alloy framed bike comes with all the race pedigree as its carbon sibling. Developed over many years with Sam Hill and the team, this bike has been a rider favourite, race proven around the world and been a media sensation!
The Spec on the Pro matches that on the Mega 275c Pro but with an Alloy frame.
Mega 275 Comp:
An exclusive spec to the alloy frame: the Mega Comp range offers some of our partners latest technology and amazing performance. Now with 12 speed thanks to Sram’s new NX Eagle groupset and combined with a MRP 1x CS to keeps your gears in check. It features a 170mm Rockshox Yari charger RC fork (46mm offset) and Rockshox Super Deluxe R rear Shox (again fitted with 2 spacers for your tuning preference).
The Comp uses the proven BX Ascend dropper post, with 120mm of drop on the Small and 150mm of drop on the Medium, Large and XL. It comes fitted with Nukeproof’s new Neutron finishing kit (45mm stem and 800mm handle bars) and tubeless ready wheel set. Again, it rolls on the same Michelin Wild Enduro tyres as the rest of the Mega range. Finished in stunning concrete grey, this Mega is a awesome hard hitting gravity sled.
Mega 290 Factory:
With the range topping Mega 290 Factory being a hit last year, (so much so, that Nukeproof sold out before they even really launched it!) the 2019 version is very welcome! Now in the second year of working with Fox suspension, the Mega 290 gets all the latest Factory kit just like the 275c. Fitted with the new FIT Grip 2 Fox 36 fork and a custom tuned Float X2 shock. Shimano XT takes care of the drivetrain and brakes, with 200mm rotor at the front and 180mm out back for ultimate stopping power.
As with the 275 range, Michelin is the rubber of choice with the all new 29″ Wild Enduro tires front and rear, mounted on the DT Swiss E1700 wheelset. Nukeproof’s premium Horizon range is the finishing kit of choice with our all new 50mm stem combined with the 800mm wide Horizon bars, Horizon SL and Sam Hill Signature grips.
Mega 290 Pro:
Using the same frame as raced by Kelan Grant for the 2018 EWS season; the Mega 290 Pro is our premium Sram/ Rockshox build. Featuring the Rockshox Lyric RC fork and Super Deluxe RC3 rear shock, the Mega 290 is designed for reliability and to inspire confidence! It uses the new latest 12 speed GX Eagle drivetrain and 170mm descendant cranks. For extra security there is a MRP AMG chain guide. Stopping power is care of by the amazing Guide RE brakes.
With the latest hard hitting Mavic Deemax Elite wheelspaired with Michelin Wild Enduro tyres, this bike is ready for the Megavalanche straight out the box. Again, it is finished with Nukeproof’s premium Horizon stem, bars, saddle and Sam Hill Signature grips.
Mega 290 Comp:
Featuring all the same components as the Mega 275 Comp but in a 29″ format.
Mega 290 Frame Only:
The 290 Mega is available as a frame only, complete with a Rockshox Super Deluxe RC3 shock, Sram Maxle, Nukeproof headset and seat clamp.
The Scout name has been around for a number of years now and has developed something of a cult following within the Nukeproof owners’ world. Its low slung frame with slack geometry makes the Scout a playful and hard hitting trail weapon that is ready for adventure. GMBN’s Blake Sampson has shown something of the versatility of the scout, with videos where he rides pump tracks, goes on bike packing adventures and even takes it for a spin at Whistler bike park. This is a hard hitting hard tail with fun at its core. Available in both 275 and 290 spec.
Scout Comp 275/ 290
It’s more than just a looker! After rave reviews last year 9/10 in MBR: the 2019 range just got better.
The Scout 275 Comp is as serious as it is playful. With the new 140mm/ 130mm (275/ 290) Rockshox Revelation Charger RC fork up front, this Scout takes no prisoners on the trails. It comes pec’ed with the brand new 2019 Mavic XA Elite wheels and Maxxis Minion tyres (275) or High rollers (290).
We fitted the super reliable internally routed BX Ascend dropper as standard (120mm on the S, or 150mm on M, L/XL). With an internally routed BX Ascend dropper fitted as standard (120mm S or 170mm on M/L/XL). This is the first Scout to come with the new 12 speed SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain. Finishing kit is made up with a mix of our Neutron and Horizon range, with a 45mm Neutron stem, 800mm wide Horizon bars and a Horizon SL saddle. Lastly, the grips are of the Sam Hill Signature variety.
Scout 275/ 290 Race:
A perfect trail ripper, the Scout race features the new Rockshox Sektor forks. The drivetrain is a mixture of Shimano’s SLX 11 speed gears with Raceface’s affects cranks. Stopping power comes from Shimano’s no fuss, but powerful MT500 brakes.
With an internally routed BX Ascend dropper fitted as standard (120mm S or 170mm on M/L/XL) and Nukeproof’s Neutron wheels/ Maxxis Minion (275) or new Forekaster (290) rubber combo.
Scout 275/ 290 Sport:
We’re super proud of this bike. We have spent time to hone and refine the specification to offer riders the very best introduction to the Nukeproof range without compromise. For 2019, the price for has risen slightly, but so has the quality of the components and finishing kit, resulting in a ride that far exceeds the price tag. Out front is a new 140mm (275)/ 130mm (290) RockShox Recon RL fork with the slick Suntour 1x crankset and Shimano Deore 1x setup for the drive.
Now rolling on a Nukeproof Neutron/ WTB wheelset with quality Maxxis Minion (275)/ Forekaster (290) tires. As with the rest of the range, we have upgraded all bikes to premium Sam Hill grips.
Scout Frame Only:
The scout is available as a frame only for you to custom build. Please note nearly all your parts from your Mega will fit across to a Scout so it’s a perfect companion for your Mega!
It seems that a lot of brands have gravel bikes now, although the Nukeproof Digger is not designed as a gravel bike/CX/Adventure bike. It was originally conceived as an on-and-off-road capable winter training tool for our athletes, but it has become so much more and as a result, it is hard to pigeon hole. The Digger is essentially a super versatile alternative bike for mountain bikers; It wants to get you out exploring, regardless of the surface under your tires. Although it is perfect for commuting to work or meeting friends at the pub, it wants you to turn off the asphalt and onto the dirt. You can now take that muddy short-cut on your commute or to try the longer off-road way instead. The key to its versatility lies in the fact that it can take all manner of wheels and tire sizes. It will take anything from a 700c wheel with 45c tire to a 27.5” wheel with 2.3” tire. It will even take a 29” wheel with up to a 2.1” tire. On top of this, we have designed in a removable seat stay bridge so you can have mud clearance when you want, or you can choose to run full proper mud guards to keep you clean.
Our Diggers are spec’d as a mountain biker would want; Bolt through axles, Disc and 1x specific, with dropper post capability and a wide handle bar for confidence, even in the drops. Both Digger models come fitted with a carbon fork for comfort and clearance, 15x100mm/142x12mm bolt through hub spacing, Flat mount disc brakes, 27.5″ wheels, fitted with fast rolling 47c WTB Sendero Road Plus tires that crucially, are more than capable off-road too. Unlike most bikes in this category, the Digger is 1x specific and enables you to fit a dropper post to get the saddle out the way when you’re pushing the limits off road. The Pro model comes fitted with a BX Ascend seatpost with 120mm drop as standard. The drivetrain for the Pro (Blue/ Copper) and Comp (Concrete Grey/ Black) are kept simple and clean with SRAM’s new 1x Rival (Pro) and Apex (comp) 1×11 systems.
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