Nukeproof Mega 290 Factory Carbon 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.
High in Fibre
Utilising a blend of the highest quality carbon fibre composites, the Mega 290 Carbon has been handcrafted with 1 goal in mind… winning!
Not only is the chassis now significantly lighter than its aluminium counterpart, but the strength, stiffness and reliability of the frame has also been vastly improved enabling every rider to push harder, faster and with more confidence than ever before.
Tested and podium proven on the toughest of terrain and in the most varied conditions by 2x Enduro World Series Winner Sam Hill, the 2020 Mega 290 sets out to tackle every ride with its trademark attitude.
Frame - Nukeproof Mega 290 Carbon, 160mm Travel, ultra-strong monocoque UD woven Carbon Fibre front triangle, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set for seat stays and chain stays, Factory fitted clear paint protection kit covers TT/DT/CS/SS, Internal cable routing, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB , Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured frame protection
Fork - Fox 36 Float, Factory Series, Kashima, Grip 2 Damper, 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Black
Shock - Fox Float X2, Factory Series, Kashima, 2 Position lever, Custom CL tune, 5mm, Bearing End (We recommend most riders use 0/1 spacers but the shock comes with 2 fitted, so you have an extra if needed.)
Front Wheel - DT Swiss E1700 SPLINE 30,29", Centrelock, 110x15mm
Rear Wheel - DT Swiss E1700 SPLINE 30, 29", Centrelock, Shimano Microspline Driver, 148x12mm
Tyres - 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 - Shimano XT M8100 12-Speed, Hollowtech 2, 170mm, 30T, 52mm Chainline
Shifter - Shimano XT M8100-R, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus, I-Spec EV
Rear Deraileur - Shimano XT M8100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus
Cassette - Shimano XT M8100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T
Chain Guide - MRP SXG, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black
Brakes - Shimano XT M8120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads
Rotors - Shimano MT800, 203mm, 180mm Rear
Handlebars - Nukeproof Horizon 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm)
Grips - Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
Stem - Nukeproof Horizon, 50mm, 31.8mm Clamp, black
Saddle - Nukeproof Horizon SL, Orange
Seatpost - RockShox Reverb Stealth with 1x Remote, 31.6mm; S: 346mm length, 125mm drop; M: 409mm length, 150mm drop; L: 462mm length, 175mm drop; XL: 514.5mm length, 200mm drop
Headset - Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS