The all new Nukeproof Reactor has arrived in the Tweed Vallley. The bike is fast becoming one of the most popular Trail Bikes that we have seen for years. Here is what Nukeproof have to say about it....
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. It is at home on technical climbs, but happiest when thrashing the most technical trails you can point it at.
To optimise the weight, strength and stiffness, the Reactor Carbon frame features a full UD woven carbon fibre frameset (Including chain and seat stays). It is available for 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes. These are two totally different, compromise free frames that were designed and developed at the same time. Each frame is simply tailored around each wheel size.
Speed or play: which do you value more? The manoeuvrability of 27.5” or the raw speed of a 29”?
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.
To ensure the bike could climb as well as it descends, we designed the 4 bar horst linkage to have higher levels of anti-squat for climbing gears but lower levels when you drop down the cassette. This means that the bike can behave itself on the climbs but when you get it up to speed, it turns into a trail hooligan. The combination of low anti-squat and progressive rate give ultimate small bump compliance (removes rough trail and root chatter) with good mid stroke support for cornering/pumping and end stroke progression for aggressive riding. Balanced anti-rise figures allow the Reactor some squat when braking hard, maintaining rider position and providing a good amount of pressure through the tyre to ensure traction. The Reactor is designed to reward the rider and ensure you get that stoke factor in on any ride.
Full Specifications below -
FRAME - Nukeproof Reactor 275 Carbon, 140mm
FORK - Fox 36 Float, Factory Series, Kashima, Grip 2 Damper, 150mm
SHOCK - Fox Float DPX2, Factory Series, Kashima
FRONT WHEEL - DT Swiss XM1700 SPLINE 30,27.5"
REAR WHEEL - DT Swiss XM1700 SPLINE 30, 27.5"
TYRES - Front: Maxxis Assegai 27.5”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxTerra/EXO+/TR, Rear: Maxxis Dissector 27.5”x2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra/EXO+/TR
CRANKSET - Shimano XT M8100 12-Speed
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