Nukeproof Reactor 290 Carbon Elite 2021 at Tweed Valley Bikes

Nukeproof Reactor 290 Carbon Elite

Regular price £4,349.99
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VAT included.

The all new Nukeproof Reactor has arrived in the Tweed Valley. 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 290 Carbon, 130mm Travel

FORK - Fox 36 Float, Performance Elite Series, Grip 2 Damper, 140mm

SHOCK - F ox Float DPX2, Performance Elite Series, 3 Position, LV EVOL

FRONT WHEEL - DT Swiss M1900 SPLINE 29"

REAR WHEEL -  DT Swiss M1900 SPLINE 29"

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 SLX M7100 12-Speed, Hollowtech 2, 170mm, 30T

SHIFTER - Shimano SLX M7100-IR, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus

REAR DERAILEUR - Shimano SLX M7100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus

CHAIN - Shimano SLX M7100 HG 12-speed

CASSETTE - Shimano SLX M7100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T

BRAKES - Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake

FRONT ROTOR - Shimano SM-RT66, 203mm

REAR ROTOR - Shimano SM-RT66, 180mm

HANDLEBARS - Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise

STEM - Nukeproof Horizon, 50mm, Black

SADDLE - Nukeproof Horizon SL, Black

SEATPOST - Brand X Ascend internal w Shimano SL-MT500-IL Remote lever

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At The Heart Of The Trails

Based on Innerleithen High Street in the Tweed Valley our shop lies  in the shadows of the infamous Golfie. An Enduro World Series venue 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.

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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.