The Nukeproof Giga has arrived, bridging the gap between the ever popular Mega and Nukeproof’s Downhill bike, the Dissent. This is the ultimate hard hitting super enduro bike, for those who just need more!
The Giga is incredibly capable, coming with a whopping 180mm travel (27.5”) or 170mm travel (29”), it descends like a downhill bike but manages to maintain the versatility of a long travel enduro rig due to the way it uses it. It’s certainly a monster truck, but it doesn’t mean it can only be ridden as a ‘point and shoot’ machine, there’s travel in reserve for when you really need it meaning you can ride confidently and push your limits in all types of terrain. This bike is equally at home on the steep rough technical lines as it is on fast hard hits in the bike park!
Similar to the popular and hugely successful Nukeproof Mega, the Giga is also ‘Long, Low, Steep and Slack’. Nukeproof states that the Giga’s geometry is designed around the saddle offset for each size, to optimize seated weight distribution. This results in steeper seat tube angles across all sizes, but especially so for those taller riders - it gives the rider a longer reach too. For a 170/180mm travel bike, it’s safe to say it climbs uphill as efficiently as possible.
The Giga is designed with shorter seat tubes, maximising seat post insert depths too. For a bike like this, tucking that saddle out the way and giving yourself more room to move is guaranteed to make your life easier on those burly and challenging technical trails.
It’s worth noting that all Giga frames are fully carbon, and the low, central shock position creates balanced and agile handling for its rider. It gets even better than that though - the Nukeproof Giga frame can fit a water bottle of up to 750ml, and just look at how neatly it tucks away…
There are three key specs to choose from, depending on your budget…
First up is the entry level bike - the Giga Comp (275/290). Despite the lower price point Nukeproof haven’t skimped on the all important suspension platform, speccing this model with a Rockshox ZEB fork and custom tuned Super Deluxe shock. Paired with Shimano’s Deore 12 speed drivetrain and 4 pot brakes to give you all the stopping power you need, this is quite the spec for a carbon bike, coming in at only £3699!
Middle of the range is the Giga Elite (275/290), kitted out with the Fox 38 Performance Elite series fork and Fox Float X2 performance shock with Shimano SLX drivetrain and brakes. On top of this, the Elite model also comes with an upgraded wheelset in the form of DT Swiss E1900 Splines, and again is very reasonably priced at £4599.
Then of course, there’s the Factory edition Giga (275/290) for those who love a bit more bling in their build! This one comes with, as the name dictates, a Fox 38 Factory Series fork and Fox Float X2 factory shock - the gold Kashima finish does make the bike really stand out. Further upgrades include the Shimano XT drivetrain and 4 pot brakes this time, with the DT Swiss E1700 Spline 30 wheelset, coming in at £5499. Despite the higher price point, this bike is still great value for money.
To ensure the giga provides a perfect fit for all riders, Nukeproof are now offering five frame sizes, from small to XXL - with evenly spaced jumps between each - catering for riders between 5’2” and 6’7” according to their size charts.
All in all, if you’re looking for the most capable super enduro race bike out there that has travel in reserve for when you really need it, it would be hard to look past the Nukeproof Giga!
The first of these bikes are due to arrive with us in February, so get in touch if you’re keen to reserve one, we don’t think they’ll hang around for long...