Nukeproof Presents the new Mega

Nukeproof Presents the new Mega

Francesco Mazza, 14/10/2020
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Francesco Mazza, 14/10/2020

Today Nukeproof is showing off the all new Mega, the fourth version of this model born in 2009 for competitions in the Mega Avalanche and subsequently developed specifically for Enduro, a discipline in which in recent years it has achieved important results, climbing numerous times on the highest step of the podium and four times winning the EWS overall circuit.

Nukeproof updated the Mega with what they themselves call “an evolution, not a revolution”. For this new model, the designers started from a revised position of the pivot points of the suspension and passed these references to the designers who took care of creating the final look, with only two fixed points: it must have the appearance of a Mega and must have plenty of space for the bottle cage.

The result is a streamlined and modern design frame, definitely one of the most elegant ever made by Nukeproof, with space to comfortably insert a 750ml bottle. New, more modern geometry that reflects the now customary mantra “longer, lower, steeper and slacker”, ie longer, lower, steeper seat angle and slacker head tube angle.

The suspension system remains a traditional four bar with Horst link like the previous model, but has been revised to obtain more efficient performance for the descents with greater initial sensitivity and more support in the central part of the stroke but with less progressivity in the second part of the stroke for allow greater tuning possibilities through the shock volume spacers.

The Mega frame is available both in carbon, with 700 and 800 unidirectional fibers, and in 6061 T6 aluminum alloy with triple butted hydroformed tubes, in both cases with cable routing inside the frame and, in the case of the carbon frame, they are fully sleeved. The seat tube of the frame is optimized to accommodate long travel seatposts that reach 200mm in size XXL for stock setups.

As with the previous model, the new Mega is also available in both 27.5″ and 29″ versions. The 27.5″ version offers 165mm travel at the rear wheel while the 29″ version has 160mm travel. Both versions are equipped with a fork with 170mm of travel.

The frame details is completed by the bike’s abundant rubber protectors, the ISCG mounts, the SRAM UDH universal dropout, the Enduro Max bearings and the attachment for the spares under the top tube.

Sizes

Nukeproof has also updated the size chart by adding an extra size in the same size range. The XXL is in fact comparable to the XL of the previous version so the current 5 sizes available to offer a greater choice with a smaller gap between each size. To optimize the riding position and pedaling performance, Nukeproof has chosen a saddle angle of half a degree more vertical on larger sizes in order to create a riding position that is proportionate between all sizes considering the height of a raised saddle used by tall riders.

Geometry

Mega 27.5

Mega 29

Specs and prices

All configurations and frames are available in both 29″ and 27.5″ versions. The aluminum Mega are available starting tomorrow while for the carbon versions you’ll have to wait until November.

Mega Carbon – € 2,999.99

  • Frame: Nukeproof Mega V4 Carbon, 165mm (275) 160mm (290) Travel, ultra-strong monocoque UD Carbon Fiber frame, 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

Mega Alloy – € 2,099.99

  • Frame: Nukeproof Mega V4 275 Alloy, 165mm (275) 160mm (290) Travel, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, internal cable routing, ISCG 05 mount, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection

Mega RS – € 6,399.99

  • Frame: Nukeproof Mega V4 Carbon
  • Fork: RockShox Zeb Ultimate Charger 2.1 RC2
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT
  • Wheels: Mavic Deemax Pro Sam Hill
  • Tires: Michelin Wild Enduro
  • Drivetrain: SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-Speed
  • Chain Guide: MRP 1x AMG V2, 32-38T, ISCG-05, black
  • Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
  • Handlebars: Nukeproof Horizon Carbon V2
  • Stem: Nukeproof Horizon, 50mm, Black
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Horizon Enduro, Black
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth with 1x Remote, 31.6mm; S: 346mm length, 125mm drop; M: 409mm length, 150mm drop; L: 462mm length, 175mm drop; XL / XXL: 514.5mm length, 200mm drop
  • Grips: Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
  • Weight: 14.5Kgs / 31.9lbs (Tubeless / Medium 275)

Mega Factory – € 5,699.99

  • Frame: Nukeproof Mega V4 Carbon
  • Fork: Fox 38 Float, Factory Series, Kashima, Grip 2 Damper
  • Shock: Fox Float X2, Factory Series, Kashima, EVOL, 2 Position
  • Wheels: DT Swiss E1700
  • Tires: Michelin Wild Enduro
  • Crankset: Shimano XT M8100 12-Speed
  • Chain Guide: Nukeproof guide with Bash, 28-36T, ISCG-05, black
  • Brakes: Shimano XT M8120, 4 Pot Brake
  • Handlebars: Nukeproof Horizon V2
  • Stem: Nukeproof Horizon, 50mm, Black
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Horizon Enduro, Black
  • Seatpost: Bikeyoke Divine Stealth w Shimano SL-MT500-IL Remote lever, S: 125mm drop; M / L: 160mm drop; XL / XXL: 185mm drop
  • Grips: Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
  • Weight: 14.8Kgs / 32.5lbs (Tubeless / Medium 275)

Mega Elite – € 4,699.99

  • Frame: Nukeproof Mega V4 Carbon
  • Fork: Fox 36 Float, Performance Elite Series, Grip 2
  • Shock: Fox Float X2, Performance Series, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom CL
  • Wheels: DT Swiss E1900
  • Tires: Michelin Wild Enduro
  • Crankset: Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed
  • Chain Guide: Nukeproof guide with Bash, 28-36T
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake
  • Handlebars: Nukeproof Horizon V2
  • Stem: Nukeproof Horizon, 50mm, Black
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Horizon Enduro, Black
  • Seatpost: Brand X Ascend internal w Shimano SL-MT500-IL Remote lever, S: 125mm drop; M: 150mm drop; L / XL / XXL: 170mm drop
  • Grips: Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
  • Weight: 14.7Kgs / 32.3lbs (Tubeless / Medium 275)

Mega Pro – € 3,999.99

  • Frame: Nukeproof Mega V4 275 Alloy
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select + Charger 2.1 RC, Debonai
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select + RT,
  • Wheels: Nukeproof Neutron V2
  • Tires: Michelin Wild Enduro
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed
  • Chain Guide: Nukeproof Chain Guide with Bash, 28-36T, ISCG-05, black
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide RE
  • Handlebars: Nukeproof Horizon V2
  • Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Horizon Enduro
  • Seatpost: Brand X Ascend internal, 31.6mm, S: 125mm drop; M: 150mm drop; L / XL / XXL: 170mm drop
  • Grips: Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
  • Weight: 14.6Kgs / 32.1lbs (Tubeless / Medium 275)

Mega Comp – € 3,149.99

  • Frame: Nukeproof Mega V4 275 Alloy
  • Fork: RockShox Yari, Motion Control RC damper, BOOST, Debonair
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select R, Custom
  • Wheels: Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37
  • Tires: Michelin Wild
  • Crankset: Shimano Deore M6100 12 Speed
  • Chain Guide: MRP 1x CS, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black
  • Brakes: Shimano Deore M6120 4 pot brake
  • Front Rotor: Shimano SM-RT66, 203mm
  • Rear Rotor: Shimano SM-RT66, 180mm
  • Handlebars: Nukeproof Neutron V2
  • Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Horizon Enduro
  • Seatpost: Brand X Ascend internal, 31.6mm, S: 125mm drop; M: 150mm drop; L / XL / XXL: 170mm drop
  • Grips: Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
  • Weight: 15.4Kgs / 33.9lbs (Tubeless / Medium 275)

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