First Look: Prototype 2013 Nukeproof Pulse DH Bike
Nukeproof introduced their prototype Pulse DH bike at Val D'Isere today. Joe Smith and Nigel Page talk about the details and development of this black beauty. Duncan Philpott
Custom T6 6061 aluminium with triple butted hydroformed tubing allowed the designers to place the shock and links exactly where they wanted.
The new design allows for easier access to the linkage and shock.
Nigel Page discusses his experience with the tweaked suspension curve on the Pulse.
Rounds of testing in a variety of locations have taken place over the last couple weeks and everyone seems stoked on the performance.
As seen here, the swingarm was slimmed down significantly to minimize unsprung weight.
The Pulse features a flip chip to adjust wheelbase and chainstay length.
The adjustable rear axle is easy to use.
Specs for the Nukeproof Pulse
- T6 6061 Aluminium Frame construction
- Custom Triple Butted Hydro-formed tubing
- Adjustable Chain Stay Length
- Enclosed 1-Piece linkage
- 1.5-in Headtube
- 215mm-210mm travel
- 12x150mm rear axle
- 83mm BB Shell
- ISCG 05
- Shock Length 240x76mm
- Chain Stay – 435mm/445mm
- BB Height +17mm
- Head Angle – 63 degrees
- Weight – TBC
The Nukeproof Pulse will be available soon and will get its World Cup debut this weekend in Val D'Isere.
Nukeproof introduced their prototype Pulse DH bike at Val D'Isere today. Joe Smith and Nigel Page talk about the details and development of this black beauty