Nukeproof Scout 290 Sport Bike

The Scout takes you back to minimal fuss, raw mountain biking. Whether its embracing your spirit of adventure or attacking the trail, the Scout 290 Sport is designed as a do it all hardtail. Its low bottom bracket, slack head angle and stiff frame allow you to explore endless singletrack, rail berms or session the pump track. Whichever wheel size you choose, Nukeproof guarantee you will enjoy every second of your ride, so get out and explore nature’s playground.

The Scout 290 Sport is robust and versatile enough to provide comfort for longer XC rides, while allowing excellent handling at top speed. A low bottom bracket, slack head angle and stiff frame allow you to tackle anything that you come across.

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).

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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 Recon RL 130mm, 51mm Offset, Solo air, Diffusion Black
Front Wheel Nukeproof Neutron Hub 15x110mm on WTB ST i29 29” Rims, 32 Hole
Rear Wheel Nukeproof Neutron Hub, Shimano, 148x12mm on WTB ST i29 29” Rims, 32 Hole
TyresMaxxis Forekaster 29" x 2.35
CranksetSR Suntour Zeron 11-Speed, 170mm, 30T, B148
DrivetrainShimano Deore M6000 10-Speed
CassetteShimano HG500 11-42T
BrakesShimano MT400, Resin Pads
RotorsShimano RT56, 180mm
HandlebarsNukeproof Neutron 800mm, 25mm
StemNukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, Black
SaddleNukeproof Horizon SL, Black
Grip Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
SeatpostNukeproof Neutron, Black, 31.6mm, 400mm
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
Nukeproof Scout 290 Sport (medium): 29.9 lbs / 13.5 kgs


KEY Small Medium Large Extra Large
Seat Tube420/16.5"460/18"510/20"
Effective Top Tube619.7646.1671.1
Head Angle656565
Head Tube105110110
Seat Tube Angle737373
Chain Stay440440440
Bottom Bracket Drop-70-70-70
Fork Travel130130130