Description

Nukeproof Mega 290 Expert 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.

Brand new 29” Frame

For 2020 we decided to make some changes and bring the Mega 290 bang up to date. The 29” frame is finally available in two material options: Full alloy or Carbon fibre front triangle with an alloy rear triangle. Both options feature updated geometry, increased travel and a revised suspension kinematic.

Updated Geometry and Suspension

The brand new 29” frame uses a short offset 170mm fork paired with 160mm of rear travel to create a proper monster-truck of a bike. To accommodate these changes, we updated the geometry by slackening the head angle and steepening the seat angle versus the previous version. We also revised the suspension kinematic to make the bike as fast as possible; improving the small bump sensitivity, improved mid stroke support for more predictable cornering/pumping and increased end stroke progression to inspire confidence through the roughest terrain.

Tested and proven on the toughest of terrain and in the most varied conditions by Enduro World Series Winner Sam Hill, the 2020 Mega 290 sets out to tackle every ride with its trademark attitude.

ON SALE: MID DECEMBER

CLICK HERE FOR 2020 BROCHURE 

Features:

Mega 290 Alloy
Material: Hydroformed 6061 Triple-Butted Aluminium
Fork Travel: 170mm (RS 180mm)
Axle to Crown: 582mm (RS 591mm)
Fork Offset: 42mm
Shock Travel: 160mm
Wheels Size: 29″
Max Tyre Size: 2.5″
Shock Size: 230×62.5mm
Shock Hardware F: 25x8mm
Shock Hardware R: 30x8mm
Sizing: M/L/XL
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)
Seat Clamp: 34.9mm
BB: Threaded 73mm BSA
Rear Hub: Boost 148x12mm
Rear Axle: Sram Maxle Stealth M12x1.75 180mm
Chain Guide: ISCG05
Brake Mount: 160mm Direct Post
Protection: 3D Contoured Rubber Frame Protection for DT/SS/CS

 

 

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Specifications

Frame
ForkRockShox Lyrik Select Charger RC 170mm, 42mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Diffusion Black
ShockRockShox Super Deluxe Select+ RT, Custom ML 380 tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End (We recommend most riders use 0/1 bottomless tokens but the shock comes with 2 tokens fitted, so you have an extra if needed.)
Front Wheel WTB Speed Terra 29", ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Rim / 32h, 110x15mm
Rear WheelWTB Speed Terra 29", ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Rim / 32h, Shimano Driver, 148x12mm
TyresFront: Michelin Wild Enduro 29" x 2.4, MAGI-X TS TLR, Rear: Michelin Wild Enduro 29" x 2.4, GUM-X TS TLR
CranksetSRAM Descendant 6K Eagle 12-Speed, 170mm, 30T, B148, DUB
Shifter SRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed
Rear DeraileurSRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed
Cassette SRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed, CS PG1230 EAGLE 11-50T
Chain GuideMRP SXG, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black
BrakesSRAM Guide RE
RotorsSRAM Centreline, 200mm, 180mm Rear
HandlebarsNukeproof Horizon 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm)
Grips Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
StemNukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black
SaddleNukeproof Horizon SL, Grey
SeatpostBrand X Ascend internal w 1x Remote, S:125mm drop; M/L:150mm drop; XL:170mm drop
HeadsetNukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS

Features

Nukeproof Mega 290 Alloy, 160mm Travel, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, internal dropper seatpost cable routing, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured frame protection
Rear Travel: 160mm
Custom Tuned rear shock configuration
Threaded Bottom Bracket 73mm BSA
Internal Cable Routing
Boost 148mm Rear axle Spacing
3D Contoured Frame Protection

Geometry

KEY Small Medium Large Extra Large
Seat Tube420/16.5"458/18"508/20"
Effective Top Tube601mm618.5mm 665.5mm
Head Angle64.564.564.5
Head Tube100mm110mm120mm
Seat Tube Angle76.7576.7576.75
Wheelbase1236.5mm1256mm1305mm
Chain Stay450mm450mm450mm
Bottom Bracket Drop-30mm-30mm-30mm
Reach455mm470mm515mm
Fork Travel170mm170mm170mm
Stack620.5mm630.5mm638.5mm