2020 Nukeproof Mega 290 Expert Bike
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2020 Nukeproof Mega 290 Expert 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
|Mega 290 Alloy|
|Material:||Hydroformed 6061 Triple-Butted Aluminium|
|Fork Travel:||170mm (RS 180mm)|
|Axle to Crown:||582mm (RS 591mm)|
|Max Tyre Size:||2.5″|
|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)|
|BB:||Threaded 73mm BSA|
|Rear Hub:||Boost 148x12mm|
|Rear Axle:||Sram Maxle Stealth M12x1.75 180mm|
|Brake Mount:||160mm Direct Post|
|Protection:||3D Contoured Rubber Frame Protection for DT/SS/CS|
|Chain Guide||MRP SXG, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black|
|Front Wheel||WTB Speed Terra 29", ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Rim / 32h, Shimano Driver, 148x12mm|
|Rack||SRAM Centreline, 200mm, 180mm Rear|
|Rear Wheel||WTB Speed Terra 29", ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 Rim / 32h, 110x15mm|
|Fork||RockShox Lyrik Select Charger RC 170mm, 42mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Diffusion Black|
|RearShock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ RT, Custom ML 380 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" x 2.4, GUM-X TS TLR|
|Shift Levers||SRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed|
|Cassette||SRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed, CS PG1230 EAGLE 11-50T|
|Crankset||SRAM Descendant 6K Eagle 12-Speed, 170mm, 30T, B148, DUB|
|Seatpost||Brand X Ascend internal w 1x Remote, S:125mm drop; M/L:150mm drop; XL:170mm drop|
|Seat||Nukeproof Horizon SL, Grey|
|Bar||Nukeproof Horizon 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm)|
|Stem||Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black|
|Grips||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RE|