Nukeproof Megawatt 297
Designed around Nukeproof’s legendary Mega platform, the Megawatt is a long travel enduro bike with a motor. After winning multiple accolades and podiuming at the E-Enduro World Series, the Megawatt receives several key updates.
The Megawatt frame won over riders with a blend of dialled geometry and suspension kinematics. As an evolution of the Megawatt frame, Nukeproof has rerouted the brake, gear, and dropper cables to improve routine maintenance of the frame. All internal cables now run into and through the downtube in dedicated mounting points. These can be easily accessed when removing the battery.
ALL NEW SHIMANO STEPS EP801 DRIVE SYSTEM:
The heart of the Megawatt is the all-new Shimano STEPS EP801 drive system. The EP801 system is a highly controllable, high-performance power unit with a maximum torque of 85Nm. The result is a quiet motor that offers a natural ride feel with smooth power delivery. The EP801 motor also has improved heat management to allow riders to use maximum power for longer.
ALL NEW SPECIFICATIONS:
All 4 specification of Megawatt have seen specification upgrades.
The RS, Factory and Elite receive the latest SRAM T-Type AXS 12-speed group set. All AXS models feature a wide 11-52t cassette, enabling the Megawatt to climb as well as it descends. SRAM T-Type AXS is designed to allow shifting under load, ensuring a smooth shift and longer chain life for riders. All specifications come with the new AXS POD Ultimate shifter which is ergonomically designed for comfort and performance.
The Megawatt 297 RS is specified as an homage to the Nukeproof-SRAM Factory Race team specification. It features the highest tier of SRAM, RockShox, and Nukeproof components.
The Megawatt 297 Comp is specified and designed to offer incredible performance and durability. The Comp model comes specced with the 10-speed Microshift Advent-X drive train. A wide-range 11-48t cassette paired with the group’s crisp and positive shifting make this one of the best performing drivetrains in the sector. The 10-speed gear spread also has fantastic durability when combined with the Megawatt’s power.
MODERN ENDURO INSPIRED RACE GEOMETRY:
Lower, longer, steeper and slacker. The Megawatt’s geometry is designed around Nukeproof’s saddle offset principle which optimises seated weight distribution for each frame size. This results in steeper seat angles across the board but especially on larger sizes, producing longer reach figures to ensure a comfortable cockpit on each size. To further aid the perfect fit we have also used shorter seat tubes which are designed to maximise seat post insertion depths. Finally, all Megawatt bikes are designed to use short offset forks to further improve both climbing and descending capabilities.
SIZING AND WHEEL STANDARD:
Whilst humans may not have changed size much in recent years, the bikes they choose to ride most certainly have. To ensure a perfectly dialled fit we now offer the 297 bikes in S, M, L, XL and XXL.
A 29” wheel up front maximises grip and rolling efficiency whilst the 27.5” wheel out back allows the bike to run shorter chainstays, ensuring nimble handling and maximising manoeuvrability. The rear chainstays also benefit from a 3D-moulded chain guard to keep the frame protected and running quiet.
PROGRESSIVE, SUPPLE AND SUPPORTIVE 4-BAR HORST SUSPENSION PLATFORM
The Megawatt uses a 4-bar Horst linkage designed to be super supple over small bumps while remaining progressive through the mid-stoke for support when pedalling, cornering, and pumping. There’s also increased end-stroke leverage to allow more tuning options with volume spacers. The kinematic is designed to have higher levels of anti-squat for climbing gears, but this reduces as you drop down the cassette. The result is a bike that is more confidence inspiring everywhere on the hill. It behaves itself on the climbs yet can still be thrashed through the roughest and most technical terrain on the way back down. The Megawatt also has a wide SAG range (30%-35%) to allow the rider to tune the characteristics of the bike to their preferences.
DURABLE AND LIGHTWEIGHT ALLOY FRAME WITH INTERNAL BATTERY:
The Megawatt was designed from the outset to optimise the performance of the Shimano EP801 Motor and battery. Crafted from hydroformed 6061 aluminium, the Megawatt shares characteristics and tube shapes with its Mega sibling but features several notable differences. A one-piece cast aluminium bottom bracket shell was to house the Shimano STEPS EP801 motor. The downtube has been optimised for maximise strength and rigidity, whilst providing easy access to remove the internal battery for charging or transportation.
The Megawatt 297 RS/ Factory and Elite use the all-new Shimano 630Wh battery. This can be exchanged for the EP801’s smaller 504Wh battery by using the Megawatt’s adjustable mount system (stock on all specifications). The Comp model comes fitted with the 504Wh battery. All bikes include a Shimano battery charger and adaptor to allow both on bike and off the bike charging using either the Euro or UK charging cables included.
The Megawatt: A Mega with an engine. Designed so you can maximise the amount of time spent descending by getting you back to the top faster, again and again (and again).
- Intended Use: All Mountain/ Enduro/ DH
- New EP801 Drive System
- Available in Sizes Small to XXL
- 170mm of Rear Travel
- Full Custom Triple Butted and Hydroformed 6061-T6 Aluminium, Including Forged Aluminium parts.
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|Frame||Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Alloy, 170mm Travel, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, internal Battery, Internal cable routing through downtube, Enduro Bearings, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection, Shimano STEPS compatible.||Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Alloy, 170mm Travel, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, internal Battery, Internal cable routing through downtube, Enduro Bearings, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection, Shimano STEPS compatible.||Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Alloy, 170mm Travel, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, internal Battery, Internal cable routing through downtube, Enduro Bearings, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection, Shimano STEPS compatible.|
|Fork||RockShox Domain, 29”, Motion Control RC damper, 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, 1.8 Tapered Steerer, Gloss Black||Fox 38 Float, 29”, Performance Elite Series, Grip 2 Damper, 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, 1.5T Steerer, Black||Fox 38 Float, 29”, Factory Series, Kashima, Grip 2 Damper, 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, 1.5T Steerer, Black||RockShox Zeb Ultimate Charger 3 RC2, 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Grey|
|Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select R, Custom, S/M - 0L2 LNL1 SB C1, L/XL/XXL - 0L2 LNL SB C1 tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End, 2 bottomless tokens fitted||Fox Float X2, Performance Series, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom 0.3 Spacer x2, CL, RM, Rezi CM tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End||Fox Float X2, Factory Series, Kashima, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom 0.3 Spacer x2, CL, RM tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End||RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT, Custom, S/M - 0L2 LNL1 32SB C1, L/XL/XXL - 0L2 LNL 32SB C1 tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End, 2 bottomless tokens fitted|
|Wheelset||Front Wheel: Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp 29"", 15x110mm // Rear Wheel: Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp 27.5"", Shimano Microspline Driver, 148x12mm||Front Wheel: Nukeproof Horizon V2, 29"", 6 Bolt, 110x15mm // Rear Wheel: Nukeproof Horizon V2, 27.5"", 6 Bolt, XD Driver, 148x12mm||Front wheel: DT Swiss H1700 SPLINE 30, 29", 6 Bolt, 110x15mm // Rear wheel: DT Swiss H1700 SPLINE 30, 27.5"", 6 Bolt, XD Driver, 148x12mm||Front Wheel: Nukeproof Horizon V2, 29", 6 Bolt, 110x15mm // Rear Wheel Nukeproof Horizon V2, 27.5"", 6 Bolt, XD Driver, 148x12mm|
|Drive System||Shimano STEPS EP801, 250W, 85Nm||Shimano STEPS EP801, 250W, 85Nm||Shimano STEPS EP801, 250W, 85Nm||Shimano STEPS EP801, 250W, 85Nm|
|Cranks||e*thirteen EP8, 165mm, 34T, Boost||e*thirteen EP8, 165mm, 34T SRAM XX T-Type Chainring, Boost||e*thirteen EP8, 165mm, 34T SRAM XX T-Type Chainring, Boost||e*thirteen EP8, 165mm, 34T SRAM XX T-Type Chainring, Boost|
|Display||Shimano SC-EN600 with Shimano SW-EM800-L Assist Switch||Shimano SC-EN600 with Shimano SW-EM800-L Assist Switch||Shimano SC-EN600 with Shimano SW-EM800-L Assist Switch||Shimano SC-EN600 with Shimano SW-EM800-L Assist Switch|
|Battery||Shimano EN805LA, 504Wh||Shimano EN806A, 630Wh||Shimano EN806A, 630Wh||Shimano EN806A, 630Wh|
|Shifter||Microshift Advent-X, SL-M9605-R, 10-Speed||SRAM AXS POD Ultimate, 12-Speed Eagle, T-Type||SRAM AXS POD Ultimate, 12-Speed Eagle, T-Type||SRAM AXS POD Ultimate, 12-Speed Eagle, T-Type|
|Rear Derailleur||Microshift Advent-X, RD-M6205, 10-Speed||SRAM GX AXS T-Type, 12-Speed Eagle||SRAM X0 AXS T-Type, 12-Speed Eagle||SRAM XX AXS, Eagle 12-Speed, Black|
|Chain||KMC, 10-Speed, with Quick Link||SRAM GX T-Type, 12-Speed Eagle, Flattop, PowerLock||SRAM GX T-Type, 12-Speed Eagle, Flattop, PowerLock||SRAM X0 T-Type, 12-Speed Eagle, Flattop, PowerLock|
|Cassette||Microshift Advent-X, CS-G104, 10-Speed, 11-48T||SRAM GX CS1275 T-Type, 12-Speed, 10-52T||SRAM GX CS1275 T-Type, 12-Speed, 10-52TT||SRAM XO Eagle 12-Speed, CS XG1295 EAGLE 10-52T|
|Chain Guide||Shimano EM800 drive unit mount||Shimano EM800 drive unit mount||Shimano EM800 drive unit mount||Shimano EM800 drive unit mount|
|Brakes||SRAM DB8 4-POT||SRAM DB8 4-POT||Hayes Dominion A4, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads||SRAM Code RSC, Sintered pads|
|Rotors||SRAM Centerline 220mm Front / 200mm Rear||SRAM Centerline 220mm Front / 200mm Rear||Hayes, Front 220mm / 203mm Rear||SRAM HS2 220mm Front / 200mm Rear|
|Tyres||Front: Maxxis Assegai 29”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip/DD/TR, Rear: Maxxis Assegai 27.5”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip/DD/TR||Front: Maxxis Assegai 29”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip/DD/TR, Rear: Maxxis Assegai 27.5”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip/DD/TR||Front: Maxxis Assegai 29”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip/DD/TR, Rear: Maxxis Assegai 27.5”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip/DD/TR||Front: Micheline DH22 TLR 29”x2.4, Rear: Micheline DH22 TLR 27.5”x2.4|
|Handlebars||Nukeproof Neutron V2, S/M: 12mm Rise Width - 780mm, L/XL/XXL: 25mm Rise Width - 800mm||Nukeproof Horizon V2, Width - S/M: 12mm Rise Width - 780mm, L/XL/XXL: 25mm Rise Width - 800mm||Nukeproof Horizon V2, Width - S/M: 12mm Rise Width - 780mm, L/XL/XXL: 25mm Rise Width - 800mm||Nukeproof Nukeproof Horizon Carbon V2, S/M: 12mm Rise Width - 780mm, L/XL/XXL: 25mm Rise Width - 800mm|
|Stem||Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black||Nukeproof Horizon, 45mm, Black||Nukeproof Horizon, 45mm, Black||Nukeproof Horizon, 45mm, Black|
|Saddle||Nukeproof, Black||Nukeproof, Black||Nukeproof, Black||Nukeproof, Black|
|Seatpost||Brand X Ascend internal with Brand-X Remote lever, S:125mm drop; M:150mm drop; L:170mm drop; XL/XXL:200mm drop||Brand X Ascend internal with Brand-X Remote lever, S:125mm drop; M:150mm drop; L:170mm drop; XL/XXL:200mm drop||Bikeyoke Divine Stealth with Triggy Remote lever, S:125mm drop; M:160mm drop; XL/XXL:185mm drop||Bikeyoke Revive with Triggy 1x Remote, 31.6mm; S:125mm drop; M:160mm drop; L:185mm drop; XL/XXL:213mm drop|
|Headset||Nukeproof Neutron E-Bike Block Set, sealed bearings, ZS56/28.6 – ZS66/46||Nukeproof Neutron E-Bike Block Set, sealed bearings, ZS56/28.6 – ZS66/40||Nukeproof Neutron E-Bike Block Set, sealed bearings, ZS56/28.6 – ZS66/40||Nukeproof Neutron E-Bike Block Set, sealed bearings, ZS56/28.6 – ZS66/46|
|Grips||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature|
|Battery Charger||Shimano E6002||Shimano E6002||Shimano E6002||Shimano E6002|
|Weight: (Size Medium)||TBC (Tubeless)||TBC (Tubeless)||TBC (Tubeless)||TBC (Tubeless)|
Geometry & Sizing
|(C) Effective Top Tube Length||577.05||597.05||612.15||634.06||663.21|
|(D) Seattube Length||380||410||440||470||500|
|(E) Effective Seattube Angle||77.5||77.5||78||78||78|
|(F) Seattube Angle (Actual)||71||71||72||72||72|
|(G) Saddle Height at Saddle Offset||650||700||750||800||850|
|(H) Saddle Offset at Saddle Height||139.98||156.36||163.32||178.84||194.35|
|(I) Headtube Length||115||115||120||130||140|
|(J) Headtube Angle||64||64||64||64||64|
|(K) Chainstay Length||442||442||442||442||442|
|(L) Front Centre||779.61||799.61||821.8||846.18||870.57|
|(N) Bottom Bracket Drop (Front / Rear)||30/10||30/10||30/10||30/10||30/10|
|(O) Bottom Bracket Height||345||345||345||345||345|
|(P) Stand Over Height||734.8||731.06||730.01||732.88||732.69|
|(Q) Fork Travel||170||170||170||170||170|
|(S) Fork Offset||44||44||44||44||44|
|(T) Axle to Crown||582||582||582||582||582|
|(U) Maximum Seatpost Insert||216||248||275||305||340|
*All dimensions in mm unless otherwise stated & measurements are taken with a 170mm fork
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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 Nukeproof 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 - 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||Fully Custom Triple Butted and Hydro-Formed 6061-T6 Aluminium Including Forged Parts|
|Axle to Crown||582mm|
|Wheel Size||29" Front /27.5" Rear|
|Max Tyre Size||2.6"|
|Recommended Shock Sag (Measured seated)||30-35%|
|Shock Hardware F||25x8mm|
|Shock Hardware R||30x8mm|
|Headtube||56-66mm Tapered Semi Integrated|
|Headset||ZS56-28.6 / ZS66/40 (1.5"" Tapered) or ZS56-28.6 / ZS66/46 (1.8"" Tapered)|
|Bearings Required||4x F6802 LLU MAX, 4x 6902 LLU MAX, 2x F6902 LLU MAX-EA|
|Motor System||Shimano STEPS EP8, 250W, 85Nm|
|Rear Hub||148x12mm (Boost)|
|Rear Axle||SRAM UDH Stealth M12x1.0 180mm (Thread length 13mm)|
|Chain Guide||Shimano EM800 drive unit mount|
|Max Chainring Size||38T/36T Oval|
|Brake Mount||180mm Direct Post|
|Protection||3D Contoured Motor Protector and Rubber Frame Protection for DT/SS/CS/Battery Door|