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