The Scout takes you back to minimal fuss, raw mountain biking. It will sharpen your skills, forcing you to read the trail ahead, seeking out the best lines to stay smooth and carry speed. Whether it’s embracing your spirit of adventure or attacking the trail, the Scout 290 Pro is designed as a do-it-all hardtail.

Versatility is the name of the game and Its low bottom bracket, slack head angle and stiff frame allow you to tackle anything that you come across; explore endless singletrack, session the pump track or rail berms and hit jumps in the bike park. In the right hands, the Scout 290 Pro is robust and versatile enough to provide comfort for longer XC rides, yet supple and confidence inspiring enough to tackle steep, rough and technical Enduro trails with ease.

Whichever wheel size you choose, Nukeproof guarantee you will enjoy every second of your ride, so get out and explore nature’s playground.

Chassis Updates:

Updated with longer geometry to accommodate even the tallest of riders, Nukeproof’s engineers took the opportunity to soften the ride with a profile seat stay assembly offering more compliance without compromising the torsional stiffness of the frame under pedalling.

Paired with the new ‘Boost 148’ rear axle spacing, helping build a stronger, stiffer wheel, the acceleration of the new Scout 290 Sport has been notably improved as well as allowing additional tyre clearance for up to 2.5” tyres on 29” wheels. (Note: Can be fitted with up to 2.8” tyres on 27.5+” wheels).

Scout 290 Alloy
Material: Hydroformed 6061 Triple-Butted Aluminium
Fork Travel: 130mm (140mm PRO)
Axle to Crown: 542mm
Fork Offset: 46mm
Wheels Size: 29″
Max Tyre Size: 2.6″
Sizing: M/L/XL
Headtube: 44-56mm Tapered Semi-Integrated
Headset: ZS44-28.6 – T2 / ZS56/40 – B8
Seatpost: 31.6mm (Internal Routing for Dropper Seatpost)
Seat Clamp: 34.9mm
BB: Threaded 73mm BSA
Rear Hub: Boost 148x12mm
Rear Axle: M12*1.75 Thread x174mm (Thread Length 20mm)
Chain Guide: ISCG05
Brake Mount: 160mm Direct Post
Protection: Kevlar Chainstay Protector



FrameNukeproof Scout 290, custom triple butted hydro-formed Alloy, internal cable routing for dropper seat posts, threaded bottom bracket, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing
ForkRockShox Lyrik Select Charger RC 140mm, 42mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Gloss Black
Front Wheel DT Swiss M 1900 SPLINE 29", 15x110mm
Rear Wheel DT Swiss M 1900 SPLINE 29", Shimano Microspline freehub, 148x12mm
TyresFront: Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5” WT, Maxx Terra, EXO, TR/ Rear: Maxxis Dissector 29" x 2.4” WT, Maxx Terra EXO+, TR
CranksetShimano M7100 SLX, 12 Speed, 170mm, 30T, B148
DrivetrainShimano M7100 SLX 12 Speed
CassetteShimano SLX M7100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T
BrakesShimano M7120 SLX 4 Pot, I-Spec EV
RotorsShimano SM-RT66, 203mm Front, 180mm Rear
HandlebarsNukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width - M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm) • Stem: Nukeproof Horizon, 50mm, Black
StemNukeproof Horizon, 50mm, Black
SaddleNukeproof Horizon SL, Black
Grip Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
SeatpostBrand X Ascend internal w Shimano SL-MT500-IL Remote lever, M:150mm drop; L/XL:170mm drop
HeadsetNukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS


Updated Geometry
Internal cable routing for dropper seat posts
Custom Triple butted Hydro formed Tube Set
Custom Triple butted Hydro formed Tube Set
Boost 148mm Rear axle spacing
12.9kgs/28.5lbs (Tubeless)


KEY Small Medium Large Extra Large
Effective Top Tube619.7646.1671.1
Seat Tube420/16.5"460/18"510/20"
Seat Tube Angle737373
Saddle Height at Offset ------------
Saddle Offset at Saddle Height------------
Head Tube Length105110110
Head Angle656565
Chain Stay440440440
Front Centre ---774771796
Bottom Bracket Drop-70-70-70
Bottom Bracket Height ---300300300
Fork Travel140140140
Trail ------------
Fork Offset ---464646
Axle To Crown ------------
Maximum Seatpost Insertion ---270310360