The Nukeproof Mega 290 Elite Carbon Bike features a full-carbon frame and is equipped with Fox Float Performance Series suspension, a Shimano SLX 12-Speed drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes and rolls upon DT Swiss E1900 enduro wheels.
|Number of gears:||12|
|Frame:||Nukeproof Mega V4 290 Carbon, 160mm Travel, ultra-strong monocoque UD Carbon Fibre, internal cable routing, ISCG 05, Enduro Bearings, 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear spacing, 3D contoured Rubber protection andclear paint protection kit covering TT/DT/CS/SS|
|Fork:||Fox 36 Float, Performance Elite Series, Grip 2 Damper, 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Black (SHORT ID: D6F9)|
|Steerer:||Tapered 1 1/8 - 1 1/2|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Single|
|Wheel Size:||29" (622)|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads with Fins|
|Brake Callipers:||Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads with Fins|
|Chainset:||Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed, Hollowtech 2, 170mm, 30T, 52mm Chainline|
|Chain:||Shimano SLX M7100 HG 12-speed Inc Quicklink|
|Cassette:||Shimano SLX M7100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T|
|Handlebars:||Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm, XXL800mm)|
|Bar Tape/Grips:||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature|
|Stem:||Nukeproof Horizon, 50mm, Black|
|Seat Post:||Brand X Ascend internal w Shimano SL-MT500-IL Remote lever, S:125mm drop; M:150mm drop; L/XL/XXL:170mm drop|
|Saddle:||Nukeproof Horizon Enduro, Black|
|Tyres:||Front: Michelin Wild Enduro 29" x 2.4, GUM-X TS TLR, Rear: Michelin Wild Enduro 29" x 2.4, GUM-X TS TLR|
The Mega 290 Elite features an all-carbon frame, which is equipped with Fox Float Performance, a Shimano SLX 1x12-Speed drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes for top-level power, agility and control anywhere on the mountainside. Also, it rolls upon DT Swiss E1900 Spline wheels wrapped in ultra-grippy Michelin Wild Enduro Tubeless Ready tyres and features a Brand-X dropper seatpost and a quality Nukeproof aftermarket finishing kit.
The Nukeproof Mega: an “enduro bike” that was ahead of its time. Originally developed and later named after the race it was designed for on the infamous trails of Alp D’Huez.
To date the Mega platform is one of the most highly decorated race bikes on the market: with the 2017, 2018 (x2) and 2019 Enduro World Series Titles; a Downhill World Championship top 10 and a Silver Medal at the 4x World Championship to its name. (As well as a host of other national and international victories and titles!)
Since 2009 the Nukeproof Mega has been a constant path of development to meet the evolving demands of our riders and customers alike. The Nukeproof team are relentlessly striving for improvements and with each generation, the Mega has been chiselled and shaped into today’s thoroughbred Enduro race bike. With the launch of the 2020 Carbon Mega 290c, you could forgive their designers for resting on their laurels. However, as Nukeproof products are developed between the tapes, there is a constant desire to hone and refine in order to give Nukeproof athletes and riders the best possible chance of standing on top of the podium.
Designed as an evolution of the ultimate Enduro bike, the new Mega V4 has been fully reimagined for 2021 to offer optimised sizing/fit, improved Geometry and suspension kinematics on a brand new all-carbon chassis. Most importantly you can now fit a water bottle inside the main front triangle!
To optimise the weight, strength and stiffness, the new Mega Carbon frame features a T700/800 UD woven carbon fibre frameset (Front and rear Triangle). The new carbon swingarms help reduce the unsprung weight on the rear of the bike. It is available for 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes. These are two totally different, compromise-free frames that were designed and developed at the same time. Each frame is simply tailored around each wheel size so that you can get the most out of every ride.
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 Nukeproof now offer 5 frames sizes: Small through to XX-Large with evenly spaced jumps between each.
Lower, longer, steeper and slacker! The Mega's new geometry is now designed around the saddle offset for each size to optimise seated weight distribution. This results in steeper seat angles across the board but especially on larger sizes for taller riders. This in turn results in 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 new Mega bikes are now designed to use short offset forks to further improve both climbing and descending capabilities.
To step-change the Mega’s suspension design Nukeproof went back to the drawing board and started afresh. They redesigned the Mega 4 bar horst linkage to be super supple over small bumps, progressive and supportive throughout the mid stoke for support when pedalling, cornering and pumping, with increased end stroke leverage to allow more tuning options with volume spacers. The new 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 but can still be thrashed through the roughest and most technical terrain on the way back down.
Frame: Nukeproof Mega V4 290 Carbon, 160mm Travel, ultra-strong monocoque UD Carbon Fibre 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 covering TT/DT/CS/SS
Fork: Fox 36 Float, Performance Elite Series, Grip 2 Damper, 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Black (SHORT ID: D6F9)
Shock: Fox Float X2, Performance Series, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom CL, RM, Rezi CM tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End, 2x 0.3 spacer fitted. (SHORT ID: D7JH)
Front Wheel: DT Swiss E1900 SPLINE, 29", 6 Bolt, 110x15mm
Rear Wheel: DT Swiss E1900 SPLINE, 29", 6 Bolt, Shimano Microspline Driver, 148x12mm
Tyres: Front: Michelin Wild Enduro 29" x 2.4, GUM-X TS TLR, Rear: Michelin Wild Enduro 29" x 2.4, GUM-X TS TLR
Crankset: Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed, Hollowtech 2, 170mm, 30T, 52mm Chainline
Shifter: Shimano SLX M7100-IR, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus, I-Spec EV
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX M7100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus
Chain: Shimano SLX M7100 HG 12-speed Inc Quicklink
Cassette: Shimano SLX M7100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T
Chain Guide: Nukeproof guide with Bash, 28-36T, ISCG-05, black
Brakes: Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads with Fins
Front Rotor: Shimano SM-RT66 203mm
Rear Rotor: Shimano SM-RT66, 180mm
Handlebars: Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm, XXL800mm)
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
Headset: Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS
Grips: Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
Weight: 14.7Kgs/32.3lbs (Tubeless)
Material: Ultra Strong T700/800 Monocoque Carbon Fibre
Fork Travel: 170mm
Axle to Crown: 582mm
Fork Offset: 42mm
Rear Travel: 160mm
Wheels Size: 29"
Max Tyre Size: 2.6"
Recommended Shock Sag (Measured seated): 30%
Shock Size: 230x62.5mm
Shock Hardware F: 25x8mm
Shock Hardware R: 30x8mm
Headtube: 44-56mm Tapered Semi-Integrated
Headset: ZS44-28.6 - T2 / ZS56/40 - B8
Bearings Required: 4x F6802 LLU MAX, 4x 6902 LLU MAX, 2x F6902 LLU MAX-EA
Seatpost: 31.6mm (Internal Routing for Dropper Seatpost)
Seat Clamp: 36.4mm
BB: Threaded 73mm BSA
Rear Hub: Boost 148x12mm
Rear Axle: SRAM UDH Maxle Stealth M12x1.0 180mm (Thread Length 13mm)
Chain Guide: ISCG05
Brake Mount: 180mm Direct Post
Protection: 3D Contoured Rubber Frame Protection for DT/SS/CS
Rest assured that each bike is fully built and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure your bike arrives in perfect condition. We supply all bikes with a set of plastic pedals, a pedal wrench and a multi-tool kit. Find out which size fits you by clicking the size chart tab.
Nukeproof- It’s an attitude. Originating from Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1990, Nukeproof is now based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Nukeproof’s aim has always been to design innovative and desirable performance-enhancing products for today's mountain bike gravity rider. Nukeproof products are designed for and tested by the worlds fastest riders to ensure that they are ready for the trails and you. Nukeproof has won numerous media and industry awards and has a successful history in mountain bike racing. In 2017 Sam Hill took his Nukeproof Mega 275c equipped with Nukeproof components to the overall Enduro World Series title to add to victories and podiums in the UCI Downhill World Cup. Whatever you're looking for, should it be technical ride wear, upgrade components or a gravity focused bike, Nukeproof has you covered.
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