Bike Check: Nukeproof-SRAM Factory Racing's Mega 297c

Sam Hill's Nukeproof Mega 297

With the 2023 race season just around the corner, Nukeproof-SRAM Factory Racing squad is already in Maydena, Tasmania for the first round of the 2023 UCI Mountain Bike World Series. A new season brings a new stable of enduro rigs for the riders, including eight-time world champion Sam Hill.

The Nukeproof-SRAM ace wil continue to use a Mega in 2023. It's a bike Sam knows well and has used to win three Enduro World Series titles.

Based on our flagship Mega RS spec, the Nukeproof-SRAM team is running a full SRAM 23-speed AXS drivetrain and will use the Rockshox Ultimate suspension series.

Of course, Sam continues to use his own Signature Series of Nukeproof components inlcuding his version of the Horizon flat pedals. The bikes will roll on Nukeproof's top-line Horizon wheels paired with Michelin Racing tires.

New for 2023 is the addition of Topeak's frame storage solutions and bottle cage, which holds a Camelbak water bottle. Also new for 2023 is the team's lubrication and sealant sponsor, Peaty's products.

A closer look at the custom paint on the Nukeproof-SRAM team bikes
The Michelin Wild enduro tires
A close-up of the cockpit.
The linkage and AXS seatpost
Frame storage courtesy of Topeak.
The mud guard
A lil something special on the pedals
The radness of the Nukeproof Mega 297
Headtube details
Hand Guards
Just in case Sam forgets what bike he's riding
The SRAM AXS dropper button
A closeup of the ROCKSHOX coil shock
The SRAM AXS electronic drivetrain.
Teh iconic Nukeproof head badge.
A closeup at the coil shock and more frame detail.

The Nukeproof-SRAM Factory Racing Mega 297c Team Bike


FRAME: Nukeproof Mega 297c, Medium  

SHOCK: ROCKSHOX Super Deluxe Coil




HANDLEBARS: Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature

STEM: Nukeproof Sam Hill Stem, 50mm

WHEELS: Nukeproof Horizon V2 Wheels

TIRES: Michelin Wild Enduro Racing Line

INSERTS: Nukeproof ARD (When applicable)

PEDALS: Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature

GRIPS: Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature Race

HAND GUARDS: Nukeproof-AVS Sam Hill Signature

SEAT POST: Rockshox Reverb AXS

SADDLE: Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature

MUD GUARD: RRP ProGuard Front


BIKE STORAGE: Topeak Ninja Master + Toolbox

BOTTLE CAGE: Topeak Ninja Master + Cage SK+

LUBRICATION / SEALANT: Peaty's Biofiber Tubeless Sealant

FRAME PROTECTION: Invisiframe clear protection kit

DECALS: Slick Graphics