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2020 Nukeproof Mega 290 Expert Bike

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Beast of a bike

The Good:

Value for money

The Bad:

only a minor thing , but the external cabling on the down tube lets it down aesthetically

Overall Review:

On a value for money basis , im not sure you could do better , And im not so much talking about components , more performance.

I came off an opposition bike , a higher spec model , full carbon etc . $2000 more expensive . 

And this Alloy Nukeproof leaves it for dead, faster , more composed in the rough, and climbs better. 

I would imagine the higher spec models are better still, but if this is at your budget point, you cant go wrong, this bike is so capable and ready to race as is . 


Product Nukeproof Mega 290 Expert Bike
Model Year 2020
Riding Type Enduro / All-Mountain, Freeride / Bike Park
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
MD, LG, XL View Geometry
Top Tube Length 601mm 618.5mm 665.5mm
Head Tube Angle 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm
Seat Tube Angle 76.75° 76.75° 76.75°
Seat Tube Length 420mm 458mm 508mm
Bottom Bracket Height 30mm drop 30mm drop 30mm drop
Chainstay Length 450mm 450mm 450mm
Wheelbase 1236.5mm 1256mm 1305mm
Reach 455mm 470mm 515mm
Stack 620.5mm 630.5mm 638.5mm
* Additional Info Geometry numbers given for 170mm fork with 582mm axle-to-crown
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Custom triple butted hydro-formed aluminum tubes; 3D contoured frame protection for down tube, seatstays, and chainstays
Rear Travel 160mm
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ RT, Custom ML 380 tune, 230mm x 62.5mm, includes two volume tokens
Fork RockShox Lyrik Select Charger RC, DebonAir, 42mm offset, BOOST, Diffusion Black
Fork Travel 170mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered, 1.125" top, 1.5" bottom
Headset Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS
Handlebar Nukeproof Horizon, 25mm rise
Width: 780mm (MD), 800mm (LG, XL)
Stem Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm length, black
Grips Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
Brakes SRAM Guide RE, SRAM Centerline rotors (200mm front, 180mm rear)
Brake Levers SRAM Guide RE
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Chainguide MRP SXG, upper guide with bashguard, 28-34 tooth, black
Cranks SRAM Descendant 6K Eagle DUB, 12-speed, 170mm length
Chainrings SRAM Descendant, 30 tooth
Bottom Bracket SRAM B148 DUB, threaded 73mm BSA
Pedals N/A
Cassette SRAM NX Eagle PG 1230, 12-speed, 11-50 tooth
Rims WTB Speed Terra ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 wheelset, 32 hole
Hubs WTB Speed Terra ST Light wheelset, 110x15mm Boost front, 148x12mm Boost rear with Shimano driver
Spokes WTB Speed Terra ST Light i30 TCS 2.0 wheelset
Tires Front: Michelin Wild Enduro, MAGI-X TS TLR, 29" x 2.4"
Rear: Michelin Wild Enduro, GUM-X TS TLR, 29" x 2.4"
Saddle Nukeproof Horizon SL, grey accent
Seatpost Brand X Ascend internal dropper with 1x remote
Drop: 150mm (MD, LG), 170mm (XL)
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp 36.4mm, standard single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 148x12mm Boost
Max. Tire Size 29" x 2.5"
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes (single, under down tube)
Colors Military Green
Warranty 5 years frame, 2 years Nukeproof components, 1 year Nukeproof protection
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous Internal Cable Routing
Price $2,999.99
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