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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Custom Build - Nukeproof Reactor 290 2/28/2021 12:19 PM
iceman2058

Given that I already reviewed the carbon frame previously, this was a good opportunity to test the alloy. Also it somehow felt "right" for this project.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Custom Build - Nukeproof Reactor 290 2/28/2021 7:37 AM
iceman2058

Yep, I picked all the parts for this one based on my own preferences. As stated in the article, a lot of the parts have already been tested and reviewed here on the site, so it was really a case of what I wanted to ride for this one (lucky me!). The one exception is the fork, as it is brand new to us I had no prior experience to go off, but it made perfect sense to take this opportunity to review it. The tires are also new, but I have been running the gravity version on my big bike for a few months already and I'm very happy with them, so I'm again taking the opportunity to keep testing on this build (in the trail version).

As for the weight, I was clearly not going for a lightweight build. To start with, the frame is alloy. Brakes and cranks were not picked because they are light. The tires may have trail casings but they are still 1000 grams a piece, give or take. The wheels are sturdy and so are the pedals. There's plenty of sealant...it all adds up. It doesn't feel that heavy on the trail though... ;-)

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Updated photo album Vital Bike of the Day February 2021 2/28/2021 1:08 AM
Vital Bike of the Day February 2021

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Vital MTB Custom Build - Nukeproof Reactor 290
Vital MTB Custom Build - Nukeproof Reactor 290
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2/28/2021 12:50 AM

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Added a comment about photo Dark Woods 2/27/2021 12:21 PM
Dark Woods

Daily Shot February 27, 2021!

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Updated photo album Freeride Fun 2/27/2021 12:18 PM
Freeride Fun

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Added a comment about photo Josh Noton 2/26/2021 11:55 AM
Josh Noton

Daily Shot February 26, 2021!

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Added a new video Sam Hill and the Nukeproof Giga; Gluttony Is Not a Sin 2/25/2021 5:22 AM

When some relax after an achievement, result or title, the greatest athletes strive forwards, enjoying the taste of victory as motivation to strive for higher heights. Sam Hill is an embodiment of this philosophy, the last stage win or championship lays the foundation for the drive to the next.

The Nukeproof Giga is the embodiment of this, gluttony for success is not a sin.

Sam is riding a Team CRC-Nukeproof spec. Giga 290c carbon frame featuring his Signature Nukeproof components:

https://nukeproof.com/products/2021-giga-290-carbon
https://nukeproof.com/collections/collection-sam-hill-series

Edit by Mark Garlic
Filmed in Sam's back yard



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Added a new video Absolutely FURIOUS - Billy Meaclem 2/25/2021 5:04 AM

Not everyone has style. And certainly not style on every type of bike they jump on! Billy Meaclem is just too good to watch, regardless of the what he’s riding.

In these cold and somewhat dreary times in the Northern Hemisphere, this video is a breath of fresh air. Thank you COMMENCAL NZ and especially you, Billy!

Rider: Billy Meaclem
Film/Edit: Hunter Paull
Photos: HT Visuals and Hunter Paull
Additional Cinematography: Andrew Costain
Music: (The Gaslamp Killer x Drumetrics Boiler Room LIVE) (Wu-Tang Clan "CREAM")
Photos: Josh Birkenhake, and Hunter Paull
Build Crew: Andrew Costain, Jonny Eden, Billy Meaclem, Nils Heiniger, Matt Begg, Finn Hawkesby-Browne, Josh Birkenhake, and Hunter Paull


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Added a comment about photo Last Light Selfie 2/24/2021 1:28 PM
Last Light Selfie

Daily Shot February 24, 2021!

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Deviate Cycles Releases the Highlander 150
Deviate Cycles Releases the Highlander 150
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2/24/2021 4:00 AM

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Added a comment to FDF Bike Shop's bike check 2/24/2021 12:50 AM
Commencal META TR 29 Custom Build 2021

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Added a comment about photo Paul Jackson 2/23/2021 12:26 PM
Paul Jackson

Daily Shot February 23, 2021!

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Max Fredriksson Joins the Cannondale Family
Max Fredriksson Joins the Cannondale Family
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2/23/2021 6:00 AM

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Nukeproof Reactor 275 ST 2021

Bike of the Day February 23, 2021!

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