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Nukeproof Snap Frame

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
Nukeproof Snap Frame  Frame - Nukeproof Snap
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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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Featured Review

“A thoroughbred for 4X”

The Good: Excellent paint, graphics, strength, minimal flex, light weight and stable. Replaceable rear dropouts.

The Bad: Not ideal for DJ, park or trail. Not a very forgiving or compliant frame.

Overall Review:

The Nukeproof Snap frame is very strong and flex-free making it great for 4X. Fast acceleration and cornering stability are its bread and butter. Those strengths however are it's downfalls, for example the chain stays are fairly long (XC length at 420mm) for a bike like this meaning that manuals can be annoyingly hard to perform. Also the frame is extremely rigid, making it very fast accelerating on hard-pack or on pavement, but mistiming jumps and riding on trails can be a painful filling loosing affair. A 67 degree HA  might make you think that the bike could descend quite well and whilst it is capable of descending slopes that would make you fear for your life on an XC race bike the frame's lack of compliance means it's just too painful on all but the smoothest hard-pack to have any real enjoyment.

Some other great things about this frame are the replaceable rear dropouts allowing you to go single speed if you want to, with easy availability of spares though chain reaction, ISCG tabs and some very tasteful paint and graphics, with a high enough seat-post collar to allow for a medium height seat to be able to pedal around sat down at a reasonable speed around town. With the medium length chain-stays, a low top tube and a rigid rear triangle the bike is perfect for wheelies and can wheelie all day long, also the head tube is a nice big 44m allowing for any fork within reason.

Nukeproof do not claim the bike is for anything other than 4X, many people though seeing the frame think DJ or maybe DJ and 4X  and maybe park or urban, this is not really right, the bike is just not quite for those as reasons previously stated. IMHO for a do it all trail, DJ, Urban or Park frame a steel frame with shorter chain-stays is a better choice of frame. Even alu Giant STPs or GT Chuckers are a bit more fun than a Snap around town.

Summary: 4X - 5 stars, Trail - 3 stars, Urban - 4 stars, DJ - 4 stars

5 star review as bike is advertised as a 4X bike.

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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

Specifications

Riding Type Dirt Jump / Urban
Sizes and Geometry

Regular, Long View Geometry

Size Regular Long
Top Tube Length 570 590
Head Tube Angle 67° 67°
Head Tube Length 120 120
Seat Tube Angle 73° 73°
Seat Tube Length 13.4” / 340 13.4” / 340
Bottom Bracket Height -25 -25
Chainstay Length 420 420
Wheelbase 1089.1 1109.1
Standover
Reach 397.5 417.5
Stack
Frame Material Custom 7005 Grade Aluminium
Rear Travel N/A
Rear Shock N/A
Head Tube Diameter True 44mm
Bottom Bracket 68mm
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions Adjustable Dropouts – 10mm QR (Standard) or 135mm Maxle
Front Derailleur Size N/A
Seat Post Diameter 30.9mm
Max Tire Size
ISCG Tabs ISCG 05
Bottle Cage Mounts No
Colors Silver or Black
Warranty 2 Years Frame
Weight

4 lb 11.8 oz (2.2 kg)

Miscellaneous
Price N/A
More Info Nukeproof Website
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry