The Nukeproof Mega 297 Alloy Frame: 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 trailbike” 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.
The frame only version of the Mega 297 Alloy is fitted with the RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT shock, giving the bike 160mm of travel at the rear end. The Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT is the most tunable shock RockShox has ever made. The RC2T Damper features 100% independent high speed and low speed compression adjustment so you can tune it exactly as you like.
At the core of this fourth generation Mega is suspension designed to be utterly thrashed through technical terrain. The redesigned frame sports new geometry and uses a mixed-wheel setup with a 29-inch wheel out front and 27.5-inch in the rear — a best of both worlds setup with solid rollover ability and a flickable rear end.
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 297 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.
- Enduro Bike
- Hydroformed 6061-T6 triple-tutted aluminum
- 165mm rear travel
- Comes with 3D contoured rubber protection
- Boost 148 hub spacing
- Sizes Available: Small, Medium, Large
|FRAME||Nukeproof Mega V4 297 Alloy, 165mm 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 297 Alloy, 165mm 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 297 Alloy, 165mm 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 Domain, Motion Control RC damper, 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Gloss Black||RockShox ZEB Select + Charger 2.1 RC 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Gloss Black||SHOCK||RockShox Super Deluxe Select R, Custom LIN L1 HOTDOG tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End, 2 bottomless tokens fitted.||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ RT, Custom LIN L1 HOTDOG S320 tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End, 2 bottomless tokens fitted.||RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT, Custom LIN L1 HOTDOG S320 tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End, 2 bottomless tokens fitted||FRONT WHEEL||Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp 29", 15x110mm||Nukeproof Neutron V2 29", Tubeless Ready, 32h, 110x15mm||REAR WHEEL||Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp 27.5", Shimano Microspline Driver, 148x12mm||Nukeproof Neutron V2 27.5", Tubeless Ready, 32h, SRAM XD Driver with 36 points of engagement, 148x12mm||TIRES||Front: Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5 WT, 3C MaxxGrip DD TR, Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5” x 2.4 WT, 3C MaxxTerra DD TR||Front: Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5 WT, 3C MaxxGrip DD TR, Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5” x 2.4 WT, 3C MaxxTerra DD TR||CRANKSET||Race Face Ride,12 Speed Crank, 170mm, 32T, 52mm Chainline||SRAM Descendant 7K Eagle 12-Speed, 170mm, 32T, B148, DUB||SHIFTER||Shimano Deore M6100-IR, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus, I-Spec EV||SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed||REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Deore M6100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus||SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed||CHAIN||Shimano Deore M6100 12-Speed||SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed||CASSETTE||Shimano Deore M6100 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T||SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed, CS XG1275 EAGLE 10-52T||CHAIN GUIDE||MRP 1x CS, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black||Nukeproof Chain Guide with Bash, 28-36T, ISCG-05, black||BRAKES||Shimano M6120 or SRAM DB8||SRAM Guide RE||FRONT ROTOR||203mm||200mm||REAR ROTOR||203mm||200mm||HANDLEBARS||Nukeproof Neutron V2 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm||Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm||STEM||Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black||Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black||SADDLE||Nukeproof||Nukeproof||SEATPOST||Brand X Ascend internal, 31.6mm, S:125mm drop; M:150mm drop; L: 170mm Drop||Brand X Ascend internal, 31.6mm, S:125mm drop; M:150mm drop; L:170mm Drop||HEADSET||Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS||Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS||Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS||GRIPS||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature||BEARINGS||Enduro||Enduro||Enduro||WEIGHT: (SIZE MEDIUM)||16.48Kgs (Tubeless)||15.49kg Medium Tubeless||3.82Kgs/8.4lbs (Medium)|
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