Nukeproof have wasted no time in collaborating with Team CRC/Nukeproof’s newest rider, Sam Hill, and have released the first line of components and clothing which bear the Australian rider’s name.
Drawing on Sam’s many years of racing and riding, Nukeproof worked closely with the five time downhill World Champion to produce a no-compromise collection of parts that are simply the best tools for the job. Highlights in the Sam Hill Signature Series range include the Signature Mud Saddle, Signature Riser bar, Signature Lock-On Grips and Signature Direct Mount Stem. They'll all be available via Chain Reaction Cycles in mid-May.
Signature Mud Saddle
Inspired by Sam’s own motocross saddle and created at his request, the Signature Mud Saddle made from a tough, durable Lorica material has a pleated top cover which is designed to optimise grip in wet and muddy conditions. It has a smaller body than any other Nukeproof saddle, measuring in at 255mm x 127mm, to maximise clearance and manoeuvrability and this along with reduced padding and a CrN Ti alloy rail compound improve its strength-to-weight ratio.
Signature Lock-On Grips
The Signature Lock-On grips feature a soft-compound Kraton rubber with a diamond texture pattern and a motocross-inspired half waffle to optimise grip, comfort, control and riding confidence.
Additional features include CNC-machined 7000-series aluminium lock-rings for wet-weather peace of mind and built in bar end plugs.
Signature Riser Bar
Answering the call to Sam’s demanding specifications is the Signature Riser Bar. Manufactured from high grade 7075 aluminium for strength and featuring a shot-peen finish to maximise fatigue resistance, the bars feature a 20mm or 38mm rise, 760mm width and a 9° back-sweep/6° up-sweep, to optimise ergonomics and deliver confident handling.
Signature Inline Seatpost
Custom 3D forged from 7075 series aluminium for optimum strength, the signature seat post consists of a one piece shaft and lower clamp section topped with a cold-forged clamp head, with both the upper and lower clamp and rail assemblies CNC-machined in critical stress areas for superior strength and fatigue resistance.
The 400mm long shaft is turn finished for quality and features an elliptical internal bore to further increase the strength to weight ratio without compromising structural integrity.
Signature Direct Mount Stem
Featuring a one-piece four-bolt face plate for maximum stiffness and security against bar slippage, the Signature stem is compatible with RockShox BoXXer and most other fork manufacturers utilising the standard four bolt crown mount.
For post-ride relaxing this 100% cotton T-shirt comes in small, medium, large and XL.
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