Out of all the Gravel bikes we sell, the Nukeproof Digger is the one Gravel bike that leans more towards a XC Mountain Bike rather than a road bike. If you mountain biked in the 90’s you will recall taking your bike all over the place, riding miles of road to get to your favourite single-track or woods. The only issue with those 90’s MTB’s where the weight, lack of mud clearance, odd geometry and bottom brackets that would fail over and over again.
What Nukeproof have done is given us the ultimate do it all Gravel Bike, comfortable, lots of clearance for UK mud, light and with very well spec’ed components. Nukeproof haven’t skimped on cheap wheels, cranks, stem or cassette, it even comes with a dropper post.
Using the now sort after gravel specific designed Shimano GRX 1x group set, spec’d for simplicity and off-road performance with Shimano’s clutch derailleur 1x 11 speed set up and that perfect 11-42t drivetrain. Nukeproof have even provided a “wider than average” drop handle bar for that mountain bike stance.
WTB Sendero’s 650b Road Plus tyres on DT Swiss wheels. To add comfort to the ride the Digger features a bolt through carbon tapered fork and cork-gel bar tape for compliance and improved feel on the trails/gravel/paths/road.
This is not a gravel bike you then have to spend a small fortune upgrading, this is a bike designed and spec’ed by those who know a lot about bikes.
2022 Model has not been launched yet but also not due until june 2022 at earliest.
Key features includes:
Full Carbon Fork
Internal cable routing for dropper seat posts
Custom Triple butted Hydro formed Tube Set
Threaded Bottom Bracket
12x142mm Rear axle spacing and 15x100mm Fork Spacing
700c or 27.5” ‘Road Plus’ compatible
Removable SS bridge for proper full mudguards
Frame - Nukeproof Digger 27.5” Road Plus or 700C compatible, custom triple butted hydro-formed Alloy, internal cable routing for dropper seat posts, threaded bottom bracket, 142mm x 12mm rear axle spacing
Fork - Nukeproof Digger carbon, 27.5” Road Plus or 700C compatible, Tapered Steerer, Rack Mounts, 15x100mm axle spacing
Front Wheel - DT Swiss G1800 SPLINE 25, 27.5", 15x100mm
Rear Wheel - DT Swiss G1800 SPLINE 25, 27.5", Shimano freehub, 142x12mm
Tyres - WTB Sendero 650x47C Road Plus, TCS, Light Fast Rolling, Tan wall, Dual DNA Compound
Crankset - Shimano RX-810, GRX, 1x 11 Speed, 170mm, 40T
Drivetrain - Shimano GRX, RD-RX812, 11 Speed, Shadow Plus
Cassette - Shimano CS-M8000 XT 11 Speed, 11-42T
Brakes - Shimano GRX, RX-810 Levers with RX-810 Flatmount Callipers
Rotors - Shimano RT800, 160mm
Handlebars - Non Series 6061 T6 Double butted, 31.6mm 480/500mm Wide
Bar Tape - Black Cork Cushion Tape with Gel
Stem - Sram Zipp SC, 6 deg, 80-110mm
Saddle - Nukeproof Horizon SL, Black
Seatpost - Brand X Ascend internal, 125mm drop, 31.6mm, Dropper lever integrated into GRX RX-810 Brake Lever
Headset - Nukeproof Warhead Internal, IS42-28.6 - IS52.1/40