Nukeproof has rebooted its path and enduro bikes for the brand new mannequin yr. With the Giga, Mega and Reactor full suspension platforms now a confirmed system, the model has given them a recent lick of paint and a spec sheet replace.
Over the previous yr, Nukeproof’s Giga, Mega, and Reactor have confirmed themselves on the race course, and because the bikes of selection for numerous mountain bikers throughout the globe – it’s a model with a robust and dependable following. These bikes, together with the Megawatt electrical bike and hardcore hardtail Scout have impressed us too.
We additionally took the time to make a deep dive video exploring the real-world variations between Nukeproof’s Mega and Giga enduro bikes after a face to face at BikePark Wales.
So, Nukeproof figured, why mess with an excellent factor?
For the 2024 mannequin yr, the principle modifications on Nukeproof’s core line of carbon full suspension mountain bikes are spec modifications and a few beautiful new coats of paint. Mid and top-tier specs function the new SRAM AXS Transmission for the most recent in shifting as these bikes are all outfitted with SRAM’s UDH hanger commonplace.
Traditionally Nukeproof’s flagship enduro mannequin, the Mega is finest vendor within the model’s full suspension vary. It has confirmed itself because the Nukeproof-SRAM Manufacturing unit Racing staff’s bike of selection, and it’s the weapon Dan Booker is utilizing in his hunt for the general Enduro World Sequence title.
Nukeproof’s Reactor is its Goldilocks path bike: not too massive, not too small – it’s good, definitely for UK path using. A agency favorite amongst Nukeproof riders, the Reactor climbs with ease and descends with confidence defying its “brief journey” standing within the Nukeproof line up. In its full 29er guise it makes it an ideal choice for lengthy days within the saddle.
New Specs – Nukeproof Mega Carbon and Giga Carbon
Whereas the frames stay the identical, the brand new high spec iterations of the Mega Carbon and Giga Carbon get one essential improve: the brand new SRAM Eagle AXS Transmission.
RS fashions are outfitted with the complete SRAM XO Eagle AXS Transmission, whereas the Manufacturing unit fashions are a mix of the SRAM XO/GX Eagle AXS Transmissions.
Elite fashions are outfitted with the complete SRAM GX Eagle AXS Transmission system. As at all times, these new builds are paired with the most recent custom-tuned suspension packages from RockShox and Fox.
The Giga Carbon Comp is specced with the Microshift Introduction-X 10-speed drivetrain, a sturdy and high-performing choice that’s been examined and used on the highest degree by Nukeproof’s professional enduro athletes.
As earlier than, the Giga and Mega can be found in full 29in format (290 fashions) or 29in/27.5in mullet arrange (297 fashions). Sizing and geometry stays unchanged. UK availability from August 1st.
- Giga Carbon 290/297 RS : £6499.99
- Giga Carbon 290/297 Manufacturing unit : £5999.99
- Giga 290/297 Elite: £4999.99
- Giga 290/297 Comp: £3599.99
- Giga 290/297 Carbon body: £2599.99
- Mega 290/297 RS: £6399.99
- Mega 290/297 Manufacturing unit: £5899.99
- Mega 290/297 Elite: £4899.99
- Mega 290/297 Carbon body: £2499.99
- Mega 290/297 Aluminium body: £1799.99
New Specs – Nukeproof Reactor Carbon
The Reactor carbon is constructed from the bottom as much as be the last word aggressive path bike. It’s a full 29er format for many fashions, with no mullet choice and one brief journey ST choice. There’s additionally one 275 (27.5in wheel entrance and rear) Professional spec mannequin.
In addition to having a robust give attention to 29ers, the Reactor vary is heavy with carbon fashions for 2024 too. The UD carbon monocoque body comes with 3d-contoured body safety and is manufacturing facility fitted with a transparent paint safety equipment to maintain the bike trying recent.
The range-topping RS mannequin will get SRAM’s newest XX Eagle AXS Transmission, with the Manufacturing unit and Elite fashions operating 12 pace Shimano XT and SLX respectively. The usual 290 bikes (excluding the ST mannequin) run a 150mm fork on all specs, paired with the 130mm rear journey.
UK availability from August 1st.
- Reactor 290 RS: £6299.99
- Reactor 290 Manufacturing unit: £5299.99
- Reactor 290 ST: £5299.99
- Reactor 290 Elite: £4399.99
- Reactor 275/290 Professional: £3799.99
- Reactor 290 Comp: 2999.99
- Reactor 290 Alloy Body: £1899.99
- Reactor 290 Carbon Body: £2499.99