Thursday, May 5th, 2016
“Nukeproof at Sea Otter Classic”
We headed to the USA for the Sea Otter Classic festival where over 70,000 visitors and 10,000 athletes descended on Monterey, California.
Sea Otter was the perfect venue to début the new MEGA 275 and 290 on American soil.
DVO/ HOPE Custom build
Warhead Carbon Bars, Hope Green brakes and Sam Hill grips
The New DVO Topaz shock fitted to the MEGA 290
As well as the expo we were joined by mountain bike legend and Enduro World Series racer Matti Lehikoinen, who was competing in the festival in the Enduro, Downhill and Slalom all on his MEGA 275. This was Matti’s first trip to Sea Otter for a number of years, you can catch his 30ish second bike check with Brett Tippie here
Matti has ridden with Nukeproof since we started racing world cups in 2011
Our American brand ambassadors Rich Houseman and Luana Oliviera also joined us, Luana unfortunately broke her collar bone in the Slalom, after finishing a impressive 4th in the pump track. Get well soon from all of us at Nukeproof.
All Smiles even with a broken collar bone
Cali “local” House with his XL Pulse custom build
The Mega 290 Comp and Mega 275 Pro
Pinkbike and MTB legend Tippie stopped past to meet “Sam Hill”?
We had one of the spare 2016 CRC-Paypal Pulse race bikes on display
The Scout 290 and 275 got a great reaction
The Mega Hanging in the Mavic pits for a while
California treated us well
After Sea Otter we were lucky enough to stay on and ride some of the finest Norcal had to offer, it’s well worth looking up for a trip for some awesome riding and equally good Burrito’s!
Ever ridden a 4 mile long pump track? Head to Demo Forest for the “flow trail” guaranteed to make you smile. Here Matti meets MTBR’s Francois and the local builder
The iconic water towers at the top of the Campus trails and the MEGA 290 and 275