2018 saw the launch of the new Mega 275c: The bike that, along with riders Sam Hill and Elliott Heap, just wrapped up a its third World Enduro title (2 for Sam Hill, 1 for Elliott Heap). For 2019 the Nukeproof Mega range gets even better: with some subtle refinements, upgraded specification and the introduction of a new model. We have also been working to improve our already awesome “hardcore hardtail” Scout, with the best line up to date and we have created something a little different with the Digger gravel/adventure/hack bike. We are proud of our Belfast home and with much of the colour schemes in the range inspired by early 90’s rock and punk posters, we headed to one of the most iconic venues in the city to shoot the new range: The Empire Music Hall.
NUKEPROOF MEGA 275c & 275:
The Mega 275c was launched late last year, so the new 2019 models simply offer subtle refinement to the frame and finishing kit. It retains its EWS winning gravity focused geometry, but gets the addition of the latest offerings from Rockshox, Sram, Fox and Shimano. This combined with the fact that all the 2019 Mega models use the brand new Michelin Wild Enduro tyres and latest Nukeproof components: Wide bars, short stems, Horizon SL saddles and Sam Hill Signiture Grips; adding up to a race ready package, straight out of the box!
New for 2019, the Mega 275 Carbon Pro brings carbon to our core of the range: giving riders the choice of 3 different specification options of Carbon (RS, Factory & PRO). We wanted to create a bike that was uncompromised, featuring products that would stand the test of time. Suspension is taken care of by the very latest Rockshox Lyric RC fork and Super Deluxe RC3 rear shock. With updated contact points, a Sram GX Eagle drivechain, Michelin Wild Enduro Tyres and brand new Mavic Deemax Elite wheels: you have a great performing and reliable spec list that is more than ready for any round of the EWS.
For those riders who wish to build their own custom dream bike; we offer an awesome unique colour way to the Carbon Frame only’s. It’s a heck of a line up.
It’s not all about the high end price tags; not to be overlooked are the Mega 275 and 290 Comp models. Always one of our top sellers, we’ve updated the Comp level specification to include a Sram NX Eagle drivetrain and the latest Rockshox Yari Charger RC fork so it’s just as ready to ride, race and enjoy as its more exotic siblings.
We’ve had the 290 as an alternative option to the 275 for a long time now. Both are intended for the same purpose, but for riders that prefer 27.5” or 29”. Year on year 29” interest seems to grow and we have further improved offerings with the awesome Mega 290 Factory, PRO and Comp models. With a new 290 Alloy frame launched in 2018, the Mega 290 has been a huge success. The question we will usually be asked is – “Why no carbon?” We’re not saying never, but until we can produce a frame that we feel offers significant advantages over the alloy sibling, we will hold off.
Whilst the Mega gets all the lime light, there is still something about riding a great hardtail. Unlike suspension bikes, they don’t compensate for lack of skill and are great for both beginners: as they teach you to ride properly; and more experienced riders as they help you hone your skills; riding smooth and efficient as you have to pick the best lines to carry speed. The Scout name has been around for a number of years now and has developed something of a cult following within the Nukeproof owners world. It’s low slung frame with slack geometry make the Scout a playful and hard hitting trail weapon that is ready for adventure. It’s a truly versatile machine, designed to rail berms,ride dirt jumps, trails and explore. Available in both 275 and 290 spec and in 3 models (Comp, Race & Sport), there are plenty of options for all tastes and budgets. The main difference between the two wheels sizes are that the 275 uses 2.6” tyres to offer that little more damping on the trail, whereas the 290 is all about flat out speed and rolls on 2.35”. Regardless of tyre size, quality Maxxis tyres are used throughout the Scout range.
We’ve taken our customer’s feedback on the chin and all models now get a quality Rockshox fork:Revelation, Sektor or Recon; and have made improvements to the contact points so every Scout now comes with a comfy saddle and Sam Hill Signature grips.
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