The Nukeproof Reactor 290 Alloy Pro: One Bike to do it all
A trail bike that thrives in technical terrain — both up and down. It’s the ultimate option for the rider looking for one bike to do it all.
From concept to design, the Reactor 290 Alloy is built from the ground up to be the ultimate aggressive trail bike. It’s an uncompromising build with an alloy frame and 29-inch wheels to maximize rolling efficiency and traction. Specced with a build that leans towards aggressive descending but with kinematics and geometry efficient enough to pedal big miles, it’s a go-anywhere and do-anything machine.
It’s a bike built for all-day epics in backcountry terrain — where a 2,000-foot climb will inevitably lead to a 2,000-foot descent and you need a bike that’ll handle both equally well.
How it Rides
The Reactor was built from the Nukeproof staff’s desire for a quiver-killer mountain bike that climbs well and descends without compromise.
Designed to be poppy, playful and wicked fast, the Reactor’s four-bar Horst link suspension system is supportive while climbing but an absolute hooligan on the descent. Solid mid-stroke support balanced with relatively modest anti-squat gives the Reactor an active rear end that’s shockingly supportive and efficient when pedaling uphill. Anti-squat reduces as you shift down the cassette and pick up speed, making the bike come alive on descents. Balanced anti-rise figures allow the Reactor some squat when braking hard, maintaining rider position and providing a good amount of pressure through the tire to ensure traction.
To optimize weight, strength and stiffness, the Reactor 290 Alloy’s frame is made of triple-butted 6061 aluminum alloy with seatstays molded from carbon fiber. We tailor the geometry based on wheel size, so this 29er version of the bike is optimized to take full advantage of the larger wheel’s rollover capabilities while still handling like a trail-slaying weapon.
All Reactor frames also feature a “flip chip,” which allows you to adjust the geometry from “Trail” to “Rail” mode. Trail balances optimized geometry for climbing and descending while the Rail mode emphasizes the downhill — dropping the bottom bracket 6mm and slackening the head tube angle by half a degree.
Whatever you’re in to, the Reactor will do it.
The Nukeproof Reactor 290 Alloy Pro Component Details
- RockShox Lyric Select+ fork & Super Deluxe Select+ RT shock
- SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain
- SRAM G2 RE 4-piston brakes
- Nukeproof Neutron V2 29-inch tubeless wheels
- Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5 front tire & Dissector 29x2.4 rear tire
- Aggressive trail bike
- 130mm rear travel
- Two position Trail/Rail flip chip, swinglink-driven four-bar Horst link suspension with custom tuned shock.
- 148mm boost rear spacing
- Sizes Available: Medium, Large, Extra Large
|Frame||Nukeproof Reactor 290 Alloy, 130mm Travel, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set for front triangle and chain stays, UD woven carbon fibre Seat stays, internal cable routing, internal cable routing, ISCG 05 mount, Enduro bearings, threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured rubber frame protection.||Nukeproof Reactor 290 Alloy, 130mm Travel, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set for front triangle and chain stays, UD woven carbon fibre Seat stays, internal cable routing, internal cable routing, ISCG 05 mount, Enduro bearings, threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured rubber frame protection.||Fork||Marzocchi Bomber Z2, 150mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, RAIL Damper, Gloss Black||RockShox Lyrik Select + Charger 3 RC2 150mm, 42mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Gloss Black||Shock||Marzocchi Bomber Air, Sweep-Adjust, Evolution LV, Custom Tune CM, RM, Rezi BVC002, 210x50mm, Bearing End.||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ RT, Custom, M- 0L1 LNL1 32SB C C1 L/XL- 0L1 LNL 32SB C C1 tune, 210x50mm, Bearing End, 1x bottomless token fitted.||Front Wheel||Sun-Ringle Duroc 35 Comp, 29", 15x110mm||Nukeproof Neutron V2, 29", Tubeless Ready, 32h, 110x15mm||Rear Wheel||Sun-Ringle Duroc 35 Comp, 29", HG Freehub, 148x12mm||Nukeproof Neutron V2, 29", Tubeless Ready, 32h, SRAM XD Driver with 36 points of engagement, 148x12mm||Tires||Front: Maxxis Assegai, 29”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxTerra/EXO+/TR, Rear: Maxxis Dissector, 29”x2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra/EXO+/TR||Front: Maxxis Assegai, 29”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxTerra/EXO+/TR, Rear: Maxxis Dissector, 29”x2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra/EXO+/TR||Crankset||Race Face Ride, 12 Speed Crank, 170mm, 30T, 52mm Chainline||SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed, 170mm, 30T, B148, DUB||Shifter||Microshift Advent-X, SL-M9605-R, 10-Speed||SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed||Rear Deraileur||Microshift Advent-X, RD-M6205, 10-Speed||SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed||Chain||KMC X10, 10-Speed, with Quick Link||SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed||Cassette||Microshift Advent-X, CS-G104, 10-Speed, 11-48T||SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed, CS XG1275 EAGLE 10-52T||Chain Guide||N/A||Cell||Brakes||SRAM DB8, 4-Pot||SRAM G2 RE||Front Rotor||SRAM Centerline 200mm||SRAM Centreline, 200mm||Rear Rotor||SRAM Centerline 180mm||SRAM Centreline, 180mm||Handlebars||Nukeproof Neutron V2 25mm Rise, 31.8mm, Width - M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm||Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, 31.8mm, Width - M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm||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:200mm drop||Brand-X Ascend internal, 31.6mm, M:150mm drop; L: 170mm drop; XL:200mm drop||Headset||Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS||Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS||Grips||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature||Bearings||Enduro Bearings||Enduro Bearings||Weight: (Size Medium)||TBD||TBD|
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