Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon Factory Bike
Since 1995, the infamous Megavalanche DH marathon race has been synonymous with big all-mountain riding. Starting at the highest point on Pic Blanc (3300m) above the village of Alpe D’Huez; it is seen as the pinnacle of mass start mountain bike racing around the world.
Originally conceived in 2009 as the perfect bike for this exact style of racing, the Nukeproof Mega was born. Now in its 4th evolution, the Mega should need no introduction. It has tasted success within multiple disciplines and has numerous national and international race wins to its name.
Designed to excel on the toughest enduro tracks, the gravity focused Mega will inspire confidence on the most technical descents whilst maintaining pedalling efficiency for all-day epics in the saddle.
With the demands of the Enduro World Series races progressing at a rapid rate, sizing and fit have become more critical than ever. As a result, we have added a new Medium-Long size to the range for 2020. The seat tube length stays the same as the Medium, whilst the reach has grown to 452.5mm which sits exactly in the middle between a size Medium and a Large. With a total of 5 sizes now in the range (S, M, ML, L and XL), there should be a perfect size for everyone.
High in Fibre
Leaning on our experience from the development of our award-winning Horizon Carbon handlebar range, we spent 4 years developing the new Mega 275 Carbon frame. Utilising a blend of the highest quality carbon fibre composites, the Mega 275 Carbon has been hand crafted with 1 goal in mind… winning!
Not only is the chassis now significantly lighter than its aluminium counterpart, the strength, stiffness and reliability of the frame has been vastly improved enabling every rider to push harder, faster and with more confidence than ever before.
Tested and proven on the toughest of terrain and in the most varied conditions by Enduro World Series Winner Sam Hill, the 2020 Mega 275 Carbon sets out to tackle every ride with its trademark attitude.
ON SALE: MID OCTOBER
|Mega 275 Carbon|
|Material:||Ultra Strong T700/800 Monocoque Carbon Fibre|
|Fork Travel:||170mm (RS 180mm)|
|Axle to Crown:||562mm (RS 572mm)|
|Max Tyre Size:||2.5″|
|Shock Hardware F:||25x8mm|
|Shock Hardware R:||30x8mm|
|Headtube:||44-56mm Tapered Semi-Integrated|
|Headset:||ZS44-28.6 – T2 / ZS56/40 – B8|
|Bearings Required:||2x NP-5 (6902 2RS), 4x NP-7 (6800 2RS), 4x NP-9 (61802-2RS1 EXTENDED)|
|Seatpost:||31.6mm (Internal Routing for Dropper Seatpost)|
|BB:||Threaded 73mm BSA|
|Rear Hub:||Boost 148x12mm|
|Rear Axle:||Sram Maxle Stealth M12x1.75 180mm|
|Brake Mount:||160mm Direct Post|
|Protection:||3D Contoured Rubber Frame Protection for DT/SS/CS|
Pro set up tips:
Some tips on how to set up your Mega 275c:
Sam Hill, Nukeproof athlete:
As Sam runs on a Stock Rockshox Super Deluxe and Rockshox debonair:
Fork- 25% 2 spacers (gray) rebound -8(fully closed then turned out, counter clockwise) compression +5
Rear shock- 30% 2 spacers rebound -6(6 clicks out from full slow) compression +2
Nigel Page, Team CRC-Mavic Team Manager:
1 – 2 tokens in my fork and don’t have any bands in the rear of my shock
Sag I’d go for just shy of 30% front and rear.
Start with about 6 clicks of rebound back from all the way slow and go from there. Some riders prefer 1 or 2 clicks slower or faster. Same on the Shock and Fork.
Dale, Nukeproof engineer:
Tokens in forks – 1 as standard
Bands in rear shock – 0 tokens
Sag/ pressure in fork – this is personal preference (I use 75-80 psi)
Sag/ pressure in shock – 30% sag (I use 170 psi)
Clicks of compression – no adjustment on rear shock – 3 clicks of low speed compression on fork.
Clicks of rebound – I use 4 clicks on, riding clips
SAG setting in seated position in full riding kit
Don’t just take our word for it, The Bike won it’s group test and was rated 10/10 view in MBR magazine, check out the video of it Vs one of the competitors
|Frame||Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon, 165mm Travel, ultra-strong monocoque UD woven Carbon Fibre front triangle, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set for seat stays and chain stays, Factory fitted clear paint protection kit covers TT/DT/CS/SS, Internal cable routing, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB , Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured frame protection|
|Fork||RockShox Lyrik Select + Charger 2 RC 170mm, 46mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Diffusion Black|
|Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ RT, Custom ML 380 tune, 230x65mm, Bearing End (We recommend most riders use 1x bottomless token but the shock comes with 2 tokens fitted, so you have an extra if needed.)|
|Front Wheel||DT Swiss E1700 SPLINE 30, 27.5", 6 Bolt, 110x15mm|
|Rear Wheel||DT Swiss E1700 SPLINE 30, 27.5", 6 Bolt, XD Driver, 148x12mm|
|Tyres||Front: Michelin Wild Enduro 27.5" x 2.4, MAGI-X TS TLR, Rear: Michelin Wild Enduro 27.5" x 2.4, GUM-X TS TLR|
|Crankset||SRAM Descendant 7K Aluminium Eagle 12-Speed, 170mm, 32T, B148, DUB|
|Drivetrain||SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed|
|Cassette||SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed, CS PG1275 EAGLE 11-50T|
|Chain Guide||MRP AMg V2, 32-38T, ISCG-05, black|
|Brakes||Sram Guide RE, Gloss Black|
|Rotors||SRAM Centreline, 200mm Front/ 180mm Rear|
|Handlebars||Nukeproof Horizon 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm)|
|Grips||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature|
|Stem||Nukeproof Horizon, 50mm, 31.8mm Clamp, black|
|Saddle||Nukeproof Horizon SL, Grey|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth with 1x Remote, 31.6mm; S: 346mm length, 125mm drop; M: 409mm length, 150mm drop; L: 462mm length, 175mm drop; XL: 514.5mm length, 200mm drop|
|Headset||Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS|
|Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon, ultra-strong monocoque Carbon Fibre chassis, internal cable routing with removable window insert for easy installation, custom tuned rear shock configuration, threaded bottom bracket, boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured frame protection|
|Rear Travel: 165mm|
|Custom Tuned rear shock configuration|
|Threaded Bottom Bracket|
|Internal Dropper Seatpost Cable Routing|
|Boost 148mm Rear axle Spacing|
|3D Contoured Frame Protection|
|Effective Top Tube||559.97mm||584.97mm||622.29mm||668.44mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||75.5||75.5||75.5||75.5|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||-10.1mm||-10.1mm||-10.1mm||-10.1mm|