The all new Nukeproof Mega 290 Carbon has arrived. The bike is fast becoming one of the most popular Enduro Bikes that we have seen for years. Here is what Nukeproof have to say about it....
For over 10 years, our best-selling model; the Mega has been racking up awards on Enduro stages and in the press around the world. With 4 Enduro World Series titles to its name, the Mega has become an icon that is synonymous with racing. However, we never rest on our laurels and 2021 sees the introduction of the 4th generation Mega.
Since 2009 the Nukeproof Mega has been in constant development to meet the demands of our riders and customers alike.
To optimise the weight, strength and stiffness, the Mega Carbon frame features a T700/800 UD woven carbon fibre frameset (Front and rear Triangle). The new carbon swingarms helps reduce the unsprung weight on the rear of the bike. Again, the Mega is available in both 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes, with both frame designs tailored around each wheel size. All forged part are also made from 6061-T6 Aluminium
After winning 4 Enduro World Series Titles in 3 years the all new design is an evolution of our ultimate Enduro bike. At the heart of the frame is all new suspension Kinematics, designed to be more subtle off the top, whilst remaining progressive and predictable . Anti-Squat is used to create an effective pedalling bike that can be thrashed through technical terrain. The usable SAG range is also widened to allow riders to tune the suspension to the trails. Other key features include:
- All New Carbon chassis
- Designed and improved suspension kinematics
- Tube In Tube design for easy cable installation
- All new Geometry
- Optimised sizing/fit - Small to XXL
- SRAM UDH
- Now fits a 750ml water bottle inside the main front triangle!
Full Specifications below -
FRAME - Nukeproof Mega V4 290 Carbon, 160mm
FORK - Fox 38 Float, Factory Series, Kashima, Grip 2 Damper, 170mm
SHOCK - Fox Float X2, Factory Series, Kashima, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom CL
FRONT WHEEL - DT Swiss EX1700 SPLINE 30,29", 6 Bolt, 110x15mm
REAR WHEEL - DT Swiss EX1700 SPLINE 30, 29", 6 Bolt, Shimano Microspline Driver, 148x12mm
TYRES - Front: Michelin Wild Enduro 29" x 2.4Rear: Michelin Wild Enduro 29" x 2.4
CRANKSET - Shimano XT M8100 12-Speed, Hollowtech 2, 170mm, 32T, 52mm Chainline
SHIFTER - Shimano XT M8100-R, 12-speed Rapidfire
REAR DERAILEUR - Shimano XT M8100, SGS 12-Speed
CHAIN - Shimano XT M8100 HG 12-speed Inc Quicklink
CASSETTE - Shimano XT M8100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T
BRAKES - Shimano XT M8120, 4 Pot Brake
FRONT ROTOR - Shimano SM-RT76, 203mm
REAR ROTOR - Shimano SM-RT76, 180mm
HANDLEBARS - Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise
STEM - Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black
SADDLE - Nukeproof Horizon Enduro, Black
SEATPOST - Bikeyoke Divine Stealth
We're a small shop with a big history. All of our Guides, Coaches and Shop Staff are here to help you get exactly what you want and what you need. And if you're not sure about which new bike you want, pick up the phone, drop us a message or come and ride with us. Most of our bikes are available to hire and demo on the famous Tweed Valley trails.
The best gear, in one of the best riding locations on earth
All of our stock is hand picked by our Guides, Coaches and Shop staff to provide you the best performance, the best value and the best experience out on the trail with the lowest environmental impact available.
Based on Innerleithen High Street in the Tweed Valley our shop lies in the shadows of the infamous Golfie. AnEnduro World Seriesvenue and legendary in the UK mountain bike scene as one of the most prolific and exciting mountains to ride in the UK. The Tweed Valley and the 100+ km of trails that stretch out from our front door have proven to become a meca for gravel, MTB and road cycling and our staff are out, rain or shine experiencing it all. We're set up to provide you the best advice and select the products to stock that are the best value, best to ride, most eco friendly and will last you the longest out on the trail. Because that's exactly what we look for in our own gear too.
Our business began as Dirt School in 2006, a mountain bike coaching company set up to deliver the best learning and support a mountain biker could ever want. From World championship wins to the award winning BASE college course, we've experienced and forged it all. Our evolution led to the formation of Tweed Valley Guides and now Tweed Valley Bikes too, allowing us to help you buy the right equipment, and be able to ride with you on the best trails and help you learn how to get the most out of it. Our shop has genuinely grown from the trail.