THE NUKEPROOF MEGA 290 CARBON FACTORY: 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. With four Enduro World Series titles to its name, the Mega has become an icon synonymous with racing.
At the core of this fourth generation Mega is suspension designed to be utterly thrashed through technical terrain. This 290 version of the bike rolls on 29-inch wheels front and rear for enhanced traction and roll-over in brutal conditions.
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 pursuit of optimizing weight, strength and stiffness, the Mega 290 Carbon is built around a full T700/800 UD woven carbon fiber 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.
THE NUKEPROOF MEGA 290 CARBON FACTORY COMPONENT DETAILS
Fox 38 Float Factory Series fork & Float X2 Factory Series shock
Shimano XT 12-speed electronic drivetrain
Shimano XT 4-piston brakes
DT Swiss EX1700 SPLINE 30 29-inch tubeless wheels
Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5 front tire & Minion DHR II rear tire
|Frame||Mega 290 Carbon|
|Fork||Fox 38 Float, Factory Series, Kashima, Grip 2 Damper, 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Orange|
|Headset||Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float X2, Factory Series, Kashima, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom LCM LRM tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End, 2x 0.3 spacer fitted.|
|Rims/Wheels||DT Swiss EX1700 SPLINE 30,29"|
|Tires||Front: Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5 WT, 3C MaxxGrip DD TR, Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29” x 2.4 WT, 3C MaxxTerra DD TR|
|Crankset||Shimano XT M8100 12-Speed, Hollowtech 2, 170mm, 32T, 52mm Chainline|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano XT|
|Chain||Shimano XT M8100 HG 12-speed Inc Quicklink|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Deore M6100 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T|
|Shifters||Shimano XT M8100-R, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus, I-Spec EV|
|Handlebars||Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width - M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm, XXL800mm|
|Tape/Grips||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature|
|Stem||Nukeproof Horizon, 45mm, Black|
|Brakes||Shimano XT M8120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads|
|Seat Post||Bikeyoke Divine Stealth with Brand-X lever, M:160mm drop; L/XL/XXL:185mm drop|
* Subject to change without notice.