The Nukeproof Digger RS: The mountain biker’s gravel bike
What even is “gravel”? Some sort of 1990’s love child born of a ménage à trois between a mountain, cyclocross and road bike?
It all started as a (slightly) intoxicated conversation with mountain bike legend Sam Hill. That conversation led to one thing, which led to another thing, and ended up as Nukeproof’s cult-loved take on a gravel/adventure/drop bar bike — the Digger.
The Digger is built as a do-it-all training bike, commuter and all-terrain explorer. It’s designed with the soul of a mountain bike and specced more similarly to a trail rig than your average gravel bike. Downhill-focused geometry, wide bars, a dropper post and a 1x drivetrain all come together to give more confidence on variable terrain and to be more versatile on long adventures.
How it Rides
The Digger’s 6061-T6 aluminum frame has been completely redesigned with new tube profiles, a 2-degree slacker head tube angle and increased reach. This gives the bike a more mountain bike-like feel and allows for the use of shorter stems, improving rider confidence and giving more control in corners.
We’ve also reengineered the fork using T800 UD carbon fiber, enhancing handling and creating a more responsive and direct ride. The frame will also take a 31.6mm diameter post and can accommodate the insertion depth of longer mountain bike-style droppers.
We put an emphasis on backcountry usability when designing the Digger, including integrated mount points for pannier racks, fenders, fork bags, accessory mounts — you name it. Tire clearance was designed to ensure a 700x45c gravel tire would still have 7mm of clearance for even the filthiest rides, and the new tube profiles make the frame stronger and more reliable. It’s the perfect bike for the most rugged, far-flung backcountry adventures.
The Nukeproof Digger RS Component Details
- RockShox Rudy Ultimate XPLR fork
- SRAM Rival 1 1x11-speed drivetrain
- SRAM Rival disc brakes
- DT Swiss GR 1600 700c tubeless wheels
- Schwalbe G-One BITE 700x45c tires
- Gravel and Adventure Bike
- 6061-T6 aluminum frame
- RockShox Rudy Ultimate XPLR fork
- Mounts for racks, fenders, accessories — you name it
- Clearance for up to 700x45c or 650bx47c tires
- Sizes Available: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
|FRAME||Digger V3 Triple Butted Hydroformed Alloy||Digger V3 Triple Butted Hydroformed Alloy||Digger V3 Triple Butted Hydroformed Alloy||FORK||Digger Carbon||Digger Carbon||Rockshox Rudy Ultimate XPLR, 30mm Travel, 45mm offset||SHOCK||N/A||N/A||N/A||FRONT WHEEL||Nukeproof Neutron V2 hub, 12x100mm with a 700c WTB STi25 TCS 32H Rim||DT Swiss G1800 SPLINE 25, 700c, 12x100mm||DT Swiss GR 1600 Spline 25, 700c, 12x100mm, Center-Lock||REAR WHEEL||Nukeproof Neutron V2 hub, 142x12mm (Shimano freehub) with a 700c WTB STi25 TCS 32H Rim||DT Swiss G1800 SPLINE 25, 700c, Shimano freehub, 142x12mm||DT Swiss GR 1600 Spline 25, 700c 12x142mm, Center-Lock, HG Freehub||TIRES||Schwalbe G-One BITE, 700x45c, ADDIX Speed Grip, Tubeless Compatible||Schwalbe G-One BITE, 700x45c, ADDIX Speed Grip, Tubeless Compatible||Schwalbe G-One BITE, 700x45c, ADDIX Speed Grip, Tubeless Compatible||CRANKSET||Shimano RX-600 GRX or Easton EA90, 1x 11 Speed, 170mm, 40T||Shimano RX-810 GRX, 1x 11 Speed, 170mm, 40T||SRAM Rival 1, 170mm, 40T||SHIFTER||Shimano GRX RX-600||Shimano GRX RX-810||SRAM Rival||REAR DERAILLEUR||GRX, RD-RX812, 11 Speed, Shadow Plus||GRX, RD-RX812, 11 Speed, Shadow Plus||SRAM Rival 1 Long Cage||CHAIN||KMC X11 11-Speed, Anti-rust with Quick Link||KMC X11 11-Speed, Anti-rust with Quick Link||Sram PC1110 with Power Lock||CASSETTE||Shimano CS-M7000 SLX 11 Speed, 11-42T||Shimano CS-M8000 XT 11 Speed, 11-42T||Sram PG1130 11 Speed, 11-42T||CHAIN GUIDE||N/A||N/A||N/A||BRAKES||RX-400 Flatmount||RX-810 Flatmount||SRAM Rival Flatmount Callipers||FRONT ROTOR||Shimano RT66, 160mm||Shimano RT800, 160mm||SRAM Paceline, 160mm, Center-Lock||REAR ROTOR||Shimano RT66, 160mm||Shimano RT800, 160mm||SRAM Paceline, 160mm, Center-Lock||HANDLEBARS||Non-Series AL-6061 S/M/L:460mm; XL:500mm||Non-Series AL-6061 S/M/L:460mm; XL:500mm||Non-Series AL-6061 S/M/L:460mm; XL:500mm||STEM||Non-Series 6061, 7 Deg, 60mm, 31.8mm||Nukeproof Horizon 60mm, 31.8mm||Nukeproof Horizon, 60mm, 31.8mm||SADDLE||Nukeproof Trail Saddle||Nukeproof Trail Saddle||Nukeproof Trail Saddle||SEATPOST||Nukeproof Neutron Inline, Black, 31.6mm, 400mm||Brand X Ascend internal, 125mm drop, 31.6mm, Dropper lever integrated into GRX RX-810 Brake Lever||Brand-X Ascend, 125mm drop, 31.6mm||HEADSET||Nukeproof Warhead Internal, IS42-28.6 - IS52/40||Nukeproof Warhead Internal, IS42-28.6 - IS52/41||Nukeproof Warhead Internal, IS42-28.6 - IS52/42||GRIPS||Black Cork Cushion Tape with Gel||Black Cork Cushion Tape with Gel||Black Cork Cushion Tape with Gel||BEARINGS||N/A||N/A||N/A||WEIGHT: (SIZE MEDIUM)||10.35kg||10.97kg||11.37kg|
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