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2020 Nukeproof Mega 290 Comp Bike
Since 1995, the infamous Megavalanche DH marathon race has been synonymous with big all-mountain riding. Starting at the highest point on Pic Blanc (3300m) above the village of Alpe D’Huez, it is seen as the pinnacle of mass start mountain bike racing around the world.
Originally conceived in 2009 as the perfect bike for this exact style of racing, the Nukeproof Mega was born. Now in its 4th evolution the Mega should need no introduction. It has tasted success within multiple disciplines and has numerous national and international race wins to its name.
Designed to excel on the toughest enduro tracks, the gravity focused Mega will inspire confidence on the most technical descents whilst maintaining pedalling efficiency for all-day epics in the saddle.
Brand new 29” Frame
For 2020 we decided to make some changes and bring the Mega 290 bang up to date. The 29” frame is finally available in two material options: Full alloy or Carbon fibre front triangle with an alloy rear triangle. Both options feature updated geometry, increased travel and a revised suspension kinematic.
Updated Geometry and Suspension
The brand new 29” frame uses a short offset 170mm fork paired with 160mm of rear travel to create a proper monster-truck of a bike. To accommodate these changes, we updated the geometry by slackening the head angle and steepening the seat angle versus the previous version. We also revised the suspension kinematic to make the bike as fast as possible; improving the small bump sensitivity, improved mid stroke support for more predictable cornering/pumping and increased end stroke progression to inspire confidence through the roughest terrain.
Tested and proven on the toughest of terrain and in the most varied conditions by Enduro World Series Winner Sam Hill, the 2020 Mega 290 sets out to tackle every ride with its trademark attitude.
ON SALE: MID DECEMBER
Rear Deraileur: SRAM SX Eagle 12-Speed
Chain: SRAM SX Eagle 12-Speed
Brakes: SRAM Guide T
Front Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 200mm
Rear Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 180mm
Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black
Saddle: Nukeproof Horizon SL, Grey
Headset: Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS
Grips: Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
Mega 290 Alloy
Material: Hydroformed 6061 Triple-Butted Aluminium
Fork Travel: 170mm (RS 180mm)
Axle to Crown: 582mm (RS 591mm)
Fork Offset: 42mm
Shock Travel: 160mm
Wheels Size: 29″
Max Tyre Size: 2.5″
Shock Size: 230×62.5mm
Shock Hardware F: 25x8mm
Shock Hardware R: 30x8mm
Headtube: 44-56mm Tapered Semi-Integrated
Headset: ZS44-28.6 – T2 / ZS56/40 – B8
Bearings Required: 2x NP-5 (6902 2RS), 4x NP-7 (6800 2RS), 4x NP-9 (61802-2RS1 EXTENDED)
Seatpost: 31.6mm (Internal Routing for Dropper Seatpost)
Seat Clamp: 34.9mm
BB: Threaded 73mm BSA
Rear Hub: Boost 148x12mm
Rear Axle: Sram Maxle Stealth M12x1.75 180mm
Chain Guide: ISCG05
Brake Mount: 160mm Direct Post
Protection: 3D Contoured Rubber Frame Protection for DT/SS/CS
|Chain Guide||MRP 1x CS, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black|
|Frame||Nukeproof Mega 290 Alloy, 160mm Travel, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, internal dropper seatpost cable routing, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured frame protection|
|Front Wheel||Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp 29", Shimano Driver, 148x12mm|
|Rack||SRAM Centreline, 200mm Front/ 180mm Rear|
|Rear Wheel||Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp 29", 15x110mm|
|Rotors||SRAM SX Eagle 12-Speed|
|Fork||RockShox Yari, Motion Control RC damper, 170mm, 42mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Diffusion Black|
|RearShock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select R, Custom ML tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End (We recommend most riders use 0/1 bottomless tokens but the shock comes with 2 tokens fitted, so you have an extra if needed.)|
|Headset||Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS|
|Tire||Front: Michelin Wild Enduro 29" x 2.4, MAGI-X TS TLR, Rear: Michelin Wild Enduro 29|
|Cassette||SRAM SX Eagle 12-Speed, CS PG1230 EAGLE 11-50T|
|Crankset||SRAM SX Eagle 12-Speed, 170mm, 30T, B148, Powerspline|
|Seatpost||Brand X Ascend internal, 31.6mm, S:125mm drop; M/L:150mm drop; XL: 170mm Drop|
|Seat||Nukeproof Horizon SL, Black|
|Bar||Nukeproof Neutron 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm)|
|Stem||Nukeproof Neutron, 50mm, 31.8mm Clamp, black|
|Grips||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide T|