Nukeproof Mega 290 Comp Bike
Since 1995, the infamous Megavalanche DH marathon race has been synonymous with big all-mountain riding. Starting at the highest point on Pic Blanc (3300m) above the village of Alpe D’Huez, it is seen as the pinnacle of mass start mountain bike racing around the world.
Originally conceived in 2009 as the perfect bike for this exact style of racing, the Nukeproof Mega was born. Now in its 4th evolution the Mega should need no introduction. It has tasted success within multiple disciplines and has numerous national and international race wins to its name.
Designed to excel on the toughest enduro tracks, the gravity focused Mega will inspire confidence on the most technical descents whilst maintaining pedalling efficiency for all-day epics in the saddle.
Brand new 29” Frame
For 2020 we decided to make some changes and bring the Mega 290 bang up to date. The 29” frame is finally available in two material options: Full alloy or Carbon fibre front triangle with an alloy rear triangle. Both options feature updated geometry, increased travel and a revised suspension kinematic.
Updated Geometry and Suspension
The brand new 29” frame uses a short offset 170mm fork paired with 160mm of rear travel to create a proper monster-truck of a bike. To accommodate these changes, we updated the geometry by slackening the head angle and steepening the seat angle versus the previous version. We also revised the suspension kinematic to make the bike as fast as possible; improving the small bump sensitivity, improved mid stroke support for more predictable cornering/pumping and increased end stroke progression to inspire confidence through the roughest terrain.
Tested and proven on the toughest of terrain and in the most varied conditions by Enduro World Series Winner Sam Hill, the 2020 Mega 290 sets out to tackle every ride with its trademark attitude.
|Mega 290 Alloy|
|Material:||Hydroformed 6061 Triple-Butted Aluminium|
|Fork Travel:||170mm (RS 180mm)|
|Axle to Crown:||582mm (RS 591mm)|
|Max Tyre Size:||2.5″|
|Shock Hardware F:||25x8mm|
|Shock Hardware R:||30x8mm|
|Headtube:||44-56mm Tapered Semi-Integrated|
|Headset:||ZS44-28.6 – T2 / ZS56/40 – B8|
|Bearings Required:||2x NP-5 (6902 2RS), 4x NP-7 (6800 2RS), 4x NP-9 (61802-2RS1 EXTENDED)|
|Seatpost:||31.6mm (Internal Routing for Dropper Seatpost)|
|BB:||Threaded 73mm BSA|
|Rear Hub:||Boost 148x12mm|
|Rear Axle:||Sram Maxle Stealth M12x1.75 180mm|
|Brake Mount:||160mm Direct Post|
|Protection:||3D Contoured Rubber Frame Protection for DT/SS/CS|
Frame - Nukeproof Mega 290 Alloy, 160mm Travel, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, internal dropper seatpost cable routing, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured frame protection
Fork - RockShox Yari, Motion Control RC damper, 170mm, 42mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Diffusion Black
Shock - RockShox Super Deluxe Select R, Custom ML tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End (We recommend most riders use 0/1 bottomless tokens but the shock comes with 2 tokens fitted, so you have an extra if needed.)
Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp 29", 15x110mm
Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp 29", Shimano Driver, 148x12mm
Front: Michelin Wild Enduro 29" x 2.4, MAGI-X TS TLR, Rear: Michelin Wild Enduro 29” x 2.4, GUM-X TS TLR
Crankset - SRAM SX Eagle 12-Speed, 170mm, 30T, B148, Powerspline
Drivetrain - SRAM SX Eagle 12-Speed
Cassette - SRAM SX Eagle 12-Speed, CS PG1230 EAGLE 11-50T
Chain Guide- MRP 1x CS, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black
Brakes - SRAM Guide T
Rotors - SRAM Centreline, 200mm Front/ 180mm Rear
Handlebars - Nukeproof Neutron 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm)
Grips - Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
Stem - Nukeproof Neutron, 50mm, 31.8mm Clamp, black
Saddle - Nukeproof Horizon SL, Black
Seatpost - Brand X Ascend internal, 31.6mm, S:125mm drop; M/L:150mm drop; XL: 170mm Drop
Headset - Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS