The Nukeproof Mega 290 Alloy Comp: Go fast or go home
A between-the-tape slayer built on the tenets of balance, predictability, and absolute speed.
Originally built as the “downhiller’s trail bike” designed specifically to tackle the infamous MEGAVALANCHE enduro in France, the Nukeproof Mega has been racking up enduro stage wins and press accolades for over ten years. With four Enduro World Series titles to its name, the Mega has become an icon synonymous with racing.
At the core of this fourth generation Mega is suspension designed to be utterly thrashed through technical terrain. The redesigned aluminum frame sports new geometry and rolls on 29” wheels front and rear for enhanced traction and roll-over in brutal conditions.
How it Rides
After winning four Enduro World Series Titles in three years, the all-new Mega is an evolution of our ultimate Enduro bike. It’s progressive, predictable and is the culmination of more than a decade’s worth of refinement — a true labor of love.
In the uncompromising pursuit of the ideal balance between weight, strength and stiffness, the Nukeproof Mega Alloy 290 is built around a T6061-T6 aluminum frame. Its long, low, and slack geometry is designed around our saddle offset principle, which adjusts seat tube angle across the size range to ensure the seated riding position is perfect, no matter the rider’s height.
Everything on the bike has been carefully designed for racing and hard enduro riding. We've carved out space inside the front triangle of the frame for a 750ml water bottle, the seat tube is designed for slammed dropper posts and we’ve even fitted the Mega with a threaded bottom bracket and universal derailleur hangar for easy maintenance.
The Mega’s Horst-link suspension system has been retooled in this newest generation for suppleness over small bumps while remaining supportive on the climbs. Solid mid-stroke support balanced with relatively modest anti-squat gives the Mega an active rear end that feels shockingly efficient when pedaling uphill. Anti-squat reduces as you shift down the cassette and pick up speed, making the bike come alive on descents.
It’s a bike built for hot, nasty speed and big days in variable terrain; when less energy spent pedaling up means more in the tank for shredding down.
The Nukeproof Mega 290 Alloy Comp Component Details
- RockShox Domain fork & Super Deluxe Select R shock
- Microshift Advent-X 10-speed drivetrain
- SRAM DB8 4-piston brakes
- Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp 29-inch tubeless wheels
- Maxxis Assegai front tire & Minion DHR II rear tire
- Enduro Bike
- Hydroformed 6061-T6 triple-butted aluminum
- 160mm rear travel
- Comes with 3D contoured rubber protection
- 148mm boost hub spacing
- Sizes Available: Medium, Large, Extra Large, XXL
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|Frame||Nukeproof Mega V4 290 Alloy, 160mm Travel, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, internal cable routing, ISCG 05 mount, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection||Nukeproof Mega V4 290 Alloy, 160mm Travel, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, internal cable routing, ISCG 05 mount, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection||Nukeproof Mega V4 290 Alloy, 160mm Travel, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, internal cable routing, ISCG 05 mount, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection||Fork||RockShox ZEB Select + Charger 3 RC2 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair||RockShox Domain, Motion Control RC damper, 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair||Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select Plus Air, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End, 2 bottomless tokens fitted||RockShox Super Deluxe Select + RT Air, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End, 2 bottomless tokens fitted||RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End, 2 bottomless tokens fitted||Brakes||SRAM G2 RE, 4-piston calipers||SRAM DB8, 4-Piston Calipers||Front Wheel||Nukeproof Neutron V2, 29", Tubeless Ready, 32h, 110x15mm||Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp, 29", 15x110mm||Rear Wheel||Nukeproof Neutron V2, 29", Tubeless Ready, 32h, SRAM XD Driver with 36 points of engagement, 148x12mm||Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp, 29", HG Freehub, 148x12mm||Front Tire||Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5 WT, 3C MaxxGrip DD TR||Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5 WT, 3C MaxxGrip DD TR||Rear Tire||Maxxis Minion DHR II 29” x 2.4 WT, 3C MaxxTerra DD TR||Maxxis Minion DHR II 29” x 2.4 WT, 3C MaxxTerra DD TR||Crankset||SRAM Descendant 7K Eagle 12-Speed, 170mm, 30T, B148, DUB||Race Face Ride Crank, 170mm, 32T||Shifter||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-Speed||Microshift Advent-X, 10-Speed||Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-Speed||Microshift Advent-X, 10-Speed||Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-Speed||KMC X10, 10-Speed||Cassette||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-Speed, 10-52T||Microshift Advent-X, 10-Speed, 11-48T||Chain Guide||Nukeproof Chain Guide with Bash, 28-36T, ISCG-05, black||N/A||Front Rotor||SRAM Centerline, 200mm||SRAM Centerline, 200mm||Rear Rotor||SRAM Centerline, 200mm||SRAM Centerline, 200mm||Handlebar||Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, 31.8mm, Width - M: 780mm, L: 800mm, XL: 800mm, XXL: 800mm||Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, 31.8mm, Width - M: 780mm, L: 800mm, XL: 800mm, XXL: 800mm||Stem||Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black||Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black||Saddle||Nukeproof, Black||Nukeproof, Black||Seatpost||Brand X Ascend internal, 31.6mm, M: 150mm drop, L: 170mm drop, XL/XXL: 200mm||Brand X Ascend internal, 31.6mm, M: 150mm drop, L: 170mm drop, XL/XXL: 200mm||Seat Clamp||Nukeproof, 34.9mm||Nukeproof, 34.9mm||Headset||Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS||Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS||Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS||Bottom Bracket||Threaded 73mm BSA||Threaded 73mm BSA|
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