Nukeproof Mega reviewed by MBR magazine

Monday, October 10th, 2011

MBR magazine have published a review of the Nukeproof Mega frame in their latest issue and were blown away, saying it “could just be the best value all-mountain machine on the hill”!

MBR magazine have published a review of the Nukeproof Mega frame in their latest issue and were blown away, saying it “could just be the best value all-mountain machine on the hill”!

Inspired by the explosion in Megavalanche-style races and evolved from a prototype that placed highly in the 2009 run of the actual event, the Mega is ready for all-mountain adventures, enduro-style downhill events and everything in-between.

 

Offering 150mm rear travel and designed to match with 150-170mm forks up front the Mega is a versatile frame that combines plush descending prowess with pedalling efficiency. Suspension-wise, the Mega uses Nukeproof’s ‘Erosion’ linkage giving a smooth progressive action with a well controlled mid-stroke to avoid wallowing under pedal loads.

Geometry is based around a 66deg head angle and 75deg seat angle, with a BB height of 13.69” for climbing and descending prowess.

Here’s what MBR’s Mick Kirkman said: “The Mega has seen some serious mileage since it turned up at the MBR office – usually a good sign that it’s a well regarded bike.

The frame feels very stiff, especially around the BB and rear triangle, and rides well planted, even in really rough terrain. It is perfectly capable of shredding gnarly tracks in the Alps in the hands of a confident rider.

Nukeproof has delivered an excellent, well balanced and attractively priced machine – particularly when it’s pointed downhill.”

Download the PDF now.

The good news gets even better too, because for our 2012 models we’re offering the Mega in two full build choices – the Mega Pro and Mega Comp.

The Mega Pro is complemented by a top end selection of component choices including a RockShox Lyrik Air RC2L fork, RockShox Monarch RT3 rear shock,  SRAM X0 shifting and Avid Elixir CR brakes.

If you’re after a more affordable Mega full build then the Mega Comp comes with a solid parts line-up including RockShox Lyrik R forks, RockShox Monarch RT3 rear shock, a mix of SRAM X9 and X7 for 2×10 shifting and Avid Elixir 3 brakes.

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