Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon
The Nukeproof Giga came to be because we wanted a bike with more travel and more capability — something that could still comfortably pedal uphill but would descend like an absolute hooligan.
Enough is never enough in the hunt for the ultimate. It's a constant push for bigger, longer, rougher and faster with ever increasing demands on the performance and capabilities of our bike. The pursuit is endless.
Its a motto that athletes like Sam Hill live by. The new Nukeproof Giga is the embodiment of this idea; Designed to be the ultimate hard-hitting Super-Enduro weapon for when you just need more.
Thus came the Giga , a long-travel weapon that’s part Dissent downhill bike and part Mega enduro bike. Offered in both the standard 290 and mixed 297 wheel options, the Giga features ultra-tunable geometry and top-notch component package.s
Fast enough to land on podiums in the Enduro World Series and playful enough for the bike park, the Giga is the ultimate bike for riders hungry for more. To us at Nukeproof, it’s our “parkduro” bike — our choice for days where the downhill bike feels a little big and the enduro bike a little small.
The suspension platform is based on the same horseshoe driven linkage as our award-winning Dissent downhill frame, albeit now with a 2-stage main pivot flip chip. Using an eccentric axle system, riders can alter the Kinematic progressivity; the bike can be tailored to suit the conditions on the trail with only an 8mm allen key.
Developed alongside the most recent generation of the Nukeproof Mega enduro bike, the Giga came from the desire to have a bike as versatile as the Mega but capable of shredding just as hard as our downhill bike.
We started with the test mule for the Dissent downhill bike — which was in development at the time — and modified it to work as a long-travel enduro bike. The result was mind blowing; not only did the prototype come alive at warp speed in the rowdiest descents, but it also climbed well and felt maneuverable in tight terrain.
It was so good; our test riders didn’t want to give the prototype frame back. The suspension is based on the same horseshoe-driven linkage used in our Dissent downhill bike, except with the addition of a two-stage main pivot flip chip. It’s designed to be supple off the top, supportive in the mid-stroke and progressive through the rest of the travel. This means the top-end of the travel has supple small bump compliance and solid mid-stroke support for better cornering and pumping.
Riders can tune the geometry to their liking through that main pivot flip chip and through an eccentric axle system that adjusts shock progressivity.
- Setting 1 = 25.5% progression
- Setting 2 = 29% progression.
Both settings have a super supple beginning for small bump compliance. They also both have good mid-stroke support for better cornering and pumping. Like the Dissent, the progression drops off in the end stroke to prevent mid-stroke harshness or spiking and allows more tuning options with volume spacers.
The + Progressive setting can be used to add shock progression on a coil set up just like adding a volume spacer to an air shock. The added suppleness is also good in wet and slippery conditions.
The Giga Frame is constructed completely from UD 700/800 Carbon fibre. This allowed us to optimise the stiffness and compliance of the frame parts individually. The front triangle has been tailored for stability and precision, whilst the rear triangle was designed for compliance to help tracking and provide grip. Another bonus of the carbon rear triangle is that it has a lower un-sprung mass for ultimate suspension performance.
Available in 5 sizes (Small to XXL) in either 27.5"or 29" wheel size, there is the perfect fit for everyone. The frame geometry is Long, Low, Slack and Steep as it is based around our saddle offset principle, which ensures the seated riding position is tailored across all sizes, with steeper seat angles on bigger frames. The Seat tube is also designed for maximum seat post insertion to allow maximum drop.
The Giga is also sculptured to fit a 750ml water bottle (carbon bottle cage included) as well as an accessory mount under the top tube for emergency trail tools. All models also feature an integrated rear mud guard and plenty of clearance for up to 2.5" tyres. The frames feature a clear paint protection kit as standard with 3D contoured rubber downtube, seat and chain stay protection.
Have you one of the new Ltd. Edition "Sprung Collection" Giga's? Check out below for recommended shock settings for each frame:
The Nukeproof GIGA: Gluttony is not a sin.
- Super Enduro Bike
- Nukeproof T700/800 UD woven Carbon Fibre frame
- 170mm Rear travel
- Comes with 3D Contoured rubber protection and clear paint protection kits
- Sizes Available: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, XXL
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|Frame||Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon, 170mm Travel, ultra-strong monocoque UD Carbon Fibre frame, adjustable main pivot, internally piped cable routing, ISCG 05 mounts, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection and Factory fitted clear paint protection kit covering TT/DT/CS/SS||Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon, 170mm Travel, ultra-strong monocoque UD Carbon Fibre frame, adjustable main pivot, internally piped cable routing, ISCG 05 mounts, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection and Factory fitted clear paint protection kit covering TT/DT/CS/SS||Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon, 170mm Travel, ultra-strong monocoque UD Carbon Fibre frame, adjustable main pivot, internally piped cable routing, ISCG 05 mounts, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection and Factory fitted clear paint protection kit covering TT/DT/CS/SS|
|Fork||RockShox , Domain, Motion Control RC damper, 180mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Gloss Black||Fox 38 Float, Performance Elite Series, Grip 2 Damper, 180mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Black||Fox 38 Float, Factory Series, Kashima, Grip 2 Damper, 180mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Orange||RockShox Zeb Ultimate Charger 3 RC2, 180mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Black|
|Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select R Air, Custom Tune 0L1 LNL TB C1, 205x60mm||Fox Float X2, Performance Series, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom 0.3 Spacer x1, CM, RM, Rezi CM tune, 205x60mm, Trunnion with Bearing End||Fox Float X2, Factory Series, Kashima, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom 0.3 Spacer x1, CM, RM, Rezi CM tune, 205x60mm, Trunnion with Bearing End||RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Air, Custom Tune, M – 0L1 LNL 32TB C1 / L/XL/XXL - 0L1 LNM 32TB C1, 205x60mm||
Fox Float X2, Factory Series, Kashima, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom 0.3 Spacer x1, CM, RM, Rezi CM tune, 205x60mm, Trunnion with Bearing End
|Front Wheel||Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp 29", 15x110mm||Nukeproof Horizon V2, 29", 6 Bolt, 110x15mm||DT Swiss EX1700 SPLINE 30,29", 6 Bolt, 110x15mm||Nukeproof Horizon V2, 29", 6 Bolt, 110x15mm|
|Rear Wheel||Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp 29", HG Freehub, 148x12mm||Nukeproof Horizon V2, 29", 6 Bolt, XD Driver, 148x12mm||DT Swiss EX1700 SPLINE 30, 29", 6 Bolt, XD Driver, 148x12mm||Nukeproof Horizon V2, 29", 6 Bolt, XD Driver, 148x12mm|
|Tyres||Front: Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5 WT, 3C MaxxGrip DD TR, Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29” x 2.4 WT, 3C MaxxTerra DD TR||Front: Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5 WT, 3C MaxxGrip DD TR, Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29” x 2.4 WT, 3C MaxxTerra DD TR||Front: Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5 WT, 3C MaxxGrip DD TR, Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29” x 2.4 WT, 3C MaxxTerra DD TR||Front: Michelin Wild Enduro 29" x 2.4, MAGI-X TS TLR, Rear: Michelin Wild Enduro 29" x 2.4, GUM-X TS TLR|
|Crankset||Race Face Ride, 12 Speed Crank, 170mm, 30T, 52mm Chainline||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-Speed, DUB, 170mm, 30T T-Type, 55mm CL||SRAM XO Eagle, T-Type, 12-Speed, 170mm, 30T, DUB, 55mm CL||SRAM XX Carbon Eagle, T-Type, 12-Speed, 170mm, 30T, DUB, 55mm CL|
|Shifter||Microshift Advent-X, SL-M9605-R, 10-Speed||SRAM AXS POD, T-Type, 12-speed||SRAM AXS POD Ultimate, T-Type, 12-speed||
SRAM AXS POD Ultimate, T-Type, 12-speed
|Rear Derailleur||Microshift Advent-X, RD-M6205, 10-Speed||SRAM GX AXS T-Type, 12-Speed Eagle||SRAM XO AXS Eagle, T-Type, 12-Speed||SRAM XX Eagle, AXS T-Type, 12-Speed, Black|
|Chain||KMC X10, 10-Speed, with Quick Link||SRAM GX T-Type, 12-Speed, Flattop, PowerLock||SRAM GX, T-Type, 12-speed, Flattop, Powerlock||SRAM XO Eagle, T-Type, 12-Speed. Flattop, PowerLock|
|Cassette||Microshift Advent-X, CS-G104, 10-Speed, 11-48T||SRAM GX CS1275 T-Type, 12-Speed, 10-52T||SRAM GX Eagle, CS-1275, T-Type, 12-Speed, 10-52T||SRAM XO Eagle, T-Type, 12-Speed, CS-1295, 10-52T|
|Chain Guide||MRP 1x CS, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black||Nukeproof guide with Bash, 28-36T, ISCG-05, 55mm CL, Black||Nukeproof guide with Bash, 28-36T, ISCG-05, 55mm CL, Black||Nukeproof guide with Bash, 28-36T, ISCG-05, 55mm CL, Black|
|Brakes||SRAM DB8, 4-Pot||SRAM DB8, 4- Pot Brake||Hayes Dominion A4, 4-Pot Brake, Metallic Pads||SRAM Code RSC, Sintered pads|
|Front Rotor||SRAM Centerline, 200mm||SRAM Centerline, 200mm||Hayes, 203mm||SRAM HS2, 200mm|
|Rear Rotor||SRAM Centerline, 200mm||SRAM Centerline, 200mm||Hayes, 203mm||SRAM HS2, 200mm|
Nukeproof Neutron V2 25mm Rise, Width - M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm, XXL800mm
|Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width - M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm, XXL800mm||Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width - M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm, XXL800mm||Nukeproof Horizon Carbon V2 25mm Rise, Width - M780mm, L/XL/XXL800mm|
|Stem||Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black||Nukeproof Horizon, 45mm, Black||Nukeproof Horizon, 45mm, Black||Nukeproof Horizon, 45mm, Black|
|Seatpost||Brand X Ascend internal, 31.6mm, M:150mm drop; L: 170mm drop; XL/XXL:200mm drop||Brand X Ascend internal with Brand-X Remote lever, M:150mm drop; L:170mm drop; XL/XXL:200mm drop||Bikeyoke Divine Stealth with Triggy Remote lever, M:160mm drop; L/XL/XXL:185mm drop||Bikeyoke Revive Stealth with Triggy 1x Remote, 31.6mm; M:160mm drop; L:185mm drop; XL/XXL:213mm drop|
|Headset||Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS||Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS||Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS||Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS||Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS|
|Grips||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature|
|Bearings||Enduro Bearings||Enduro Bearings||Enduro Bearings||Enduro Bearings||Enduro Bearings|
|Weight: (Size Medium)||16.45kg Medium Tubeless||15.1kg Medium Tubeless||TBC kg Medium Tubeless||14.5kg Medium Tubeless||3.88Kgs/8.55lbs|
Geometry & Sizing
|(C) Effective Top Tube Length||565.11||590.11||609.18||631.09||653|
|(D) Seattube Length||380||410||440||460||480|
|(E) Effective Seattube Angle||77.75°||77.75°||78°||78°||78°|
|(F) Seattube Angle (Actual)||72°||72°||72.5°||72.5°||72.5°|
|(G) Saddle Height at Saddle Offset||650||700||750||800||850|
|(H) Saddle Offset at Saddle Height||139.22||154.74||165.77||179.99||194.21|
|(I) Headtube Length||100||100||110||120||130|
|(J) Headtube Angle||63.5°||63.5°||63.5°||63.5°||63.5°|
|(K) Chainstay Length||445||445||445||445||445|
|(L) Front Centre||768.03||793.03||817.42||841.8||866.18|
|(N) Bottom Bracket Drop||25||25||25||25||25|
|(O) Bottom Bracket Height||350||350||350||350||350|
|(P) Stand Over Height||702.58||710.09||729.88||734.48||750.59|
|(Q) Fork Travel||180||180||180||180||180|
|(S) Fork Offset||42||42||42||42||42|
|(T) Axle to Crown||591||591||591||591||591|
|(U) Maximum Seatpost Insert||200||225||258||275||294|
*All dimensions in mm unless otherwise stated
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- Where can I buy Nukeproof Bikes?
- Nukeproof bikes, components and apparel is sold through an authorised dealer network. Check out our dealer locator for your local local stockist or preferred online store www.nukeproof.com/dealers
- Do your bikes come with Warranty?
- All GIGA frames come with a 5 year frame warranty (Please visit www.nukeproof.com/warranty for full info). Components will follow the component manufacturer warranty policy. Our Warranty policy applies to the original owner and processed by our authorised retail partners. To see their warranty process check: www.nukeproof.com/warranty
- Where can I demo a Nukeproof bike?
- We run numerous demo's through the year at major events and with our dealer network. Check out www.nukeproof.com/demo for when we may be near you. If this is unavailable to you, you can always request a demo through your local authorised stockist.
- What size bike do I need?
- All our products come with a size guide. This is designed as an indication of the size that may suit you. If you are still unsure speak with one of our dealers who will be happy to help you pick the right size and model for you.
- How does you bike range work?
- Our range is named based on specification level. Not every Bike Frame will have each specification level, but in order of price they run: Sport - Race - Comp - Pro - Elite- Factory/ST (Reactor Only) - RS
- Where can I buy touch up paint for my bike?
- Nukeproof have partnered up with paint specialist G-Paint to offer touch up paints for popular Nukeproof models. These can be bought direct from G-Paint's website HERE.
|Material:||Ultra Strong T700/800 Monocoque Carbon Fibre|
|Axle to Crown:||591mm|
|Max Tyre Size:||2.5"|
|Recommended Shock Sag (Measured seated):||30% (18mm)|
|Shock Hardware F:||TRUNNION|
|Shock Hardware R:||30x8mm|
|Headtube:||44-56mm Tapered Semi-Integrated|
|Headset:||ZS44-28.6 - T2 / ZS56/40 - B8|
|Bearings Required:||2x 6901-2RS MAX, 4x 6902-2RS MAX, 2x6804-2RS MAX, 2x 6900-2RS MAX|
|Seatpost:||31.6mm (Internal Routing for Dropper Seatpost)|
|BB:||Threaded 73mm BSA|
|Rear Hub:||Boost 148x12mm|
|Rear Axle:||SRAM UDH Maxle Stealth M12x1.0 180mm (Thread Length 13mm)|
|Max Chainring Size||36T/34T Oval|
|Brake Mount:||200mm Direct Post|
|Protection:||3D Contoured Rubber Frame Protection for DT/SS/CS|