Introducing the all new Nukeproof Reactor: an old school name with a very new school look.
Bike Information provided by Nukeproof
Although it takes its name from the original 1996 Nukeproof Reactor trail frame, a lot has changed in the last 23 years as it uses an all new trail focused platform.
From concept through to design, the kinematics, the geometry and specification; the Reactor is designed from the ground up to be the ultimate aggressive trail bike. At home on technical climbs, but happiest when thrashing the most technical trails you can point it at.
For the first time, Nukeproof offer riders a full UD woven carbon frame in 27.5” & 29” wheel size options. In addition to this, there are 27.5” & 29” aluminium frame options which feature carbon seat stays to help reduce the unsprung weight.
The 27.5” bike combines 150mm of travel up front and 140mm out back whereas the 29” has 140mm up front and 130mm out back. This is true for all models except the RS; the full hooligan spec option with +10mm Lyric Ultimate RCT3 forks (160mm 27.5”/ 150mm 29”) up front.
All Reactor frames feature a “flip chip” to adjust the geometry from “Trail” to “Rail mode”.
Trail – As the name suggests, this setting is best suited for trail riding. It is for riders who get as much enjoyment from the climb as the descents.
Rail – The Rail setting turns the Reactor into a corner shredder, dropping the bottom bracket 6mm and slackening the head angle by half a degree. It is there to maximise the descending capabilities for big days on the uplift, in the bike park when required where railing turns and stability at speed are your prime motivation.
With 6 specification levels taking in the latest components from Shimano, SRAM, Rockshox and Fox, there are options for everyone no matter your preferences. All spec levels are available in both 27.5” or 29” frames.
- 5 or 29” wheel size
- Head angle: 66 degree in Trail / 65.5 degree in Rail
- Front: 27.5” 150mm / 29” 140mm
- Rear: 27.5” 140mm / 29” 130mm
- Seat angle: 75.5 Trail / 75 Rail
- 275: S, M, L, XL
- 290: M, L, XL
- Alloy Options: Comp, Expert
- Carbon Options: Elite, Pro, Factory and RS
- Prices from $3415
- In stores late October 2019
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