Nukeproof release carbon Mega 275c

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 12:01pm
Category: MTB

Nukeproof have released details of their long-awaited carbon Mega 275c enduro bike, as ridden by Team CRC Mavic legend Sam Hill during this year’s Enduro World Series.

Details on pricing and availability can be seen on the Chain Reaction Cycles website

The company’s first ever carbon bike, the Nukeproof Mega 275c is lighter and stronger than its aluminium predecessor and is built so you can push yourself with more confidence on every trail.

Watch the launch video, featuring some incredible riding from Sam Hill:

See GMBN’s first look:

Apart from the new frame material, what else is new on the carbon Nukeproof Mega?

A lot, as it happens.

Throughout the entire Mega range, Nukeproof have sweated on the small details to improve what’s an already podium-winning chassis.

Firstly, a dedicated 1x drivetrain configuration has been used across all models, enabling for maximum stiffness.

“This additional stiffness prevents torsional flex under pedalling and helps the chassis track through high speed, rough terrain without compromise.” Nukeproof

The redesigned Nukeproof Mega uses the latest Boost 148 rear axle spacing, allowing for a much stiffer and stronger wheelset. Each model has wider spaced Boost wheels and forks, increasing the handling ability and therefore your confidence on the bike.

Geometry-wise, the bikes have been tweaked to suit both racers and weekend warriors alike. Slightly taller headtube lengths help tailor the cockpit feel to increase rider confidence, and a lengthened top tube on large and extra large frames should help even the tallest of riders feel at home on the new Mega.

Elsewhere on the bike, the new Mega utilises the brand new metric RockShox Super Deluxe rear shock, plus a wider spaced 25mm x 8mm front mount with a rocker link mounted bearing system to improve shock sensitivity and reduce the amount of wear through heavy use.

“Working with our race team, engineers, Fox and SRAM we have tested and developed our shock tunes to make the most out of the Mega frame.” Nukeproof

Nukeproof Mega 275c Factory pics

The making of the Nukeproof Mega 275c

Following four years of development and behind the scenes testing, the new prototype Mega made its aluminium debut at the Enduro World Series debut in Roturua, New Zealand. A fine fourth position was followed by an awesome third in Tasmania and solid fifth in Madeira, leaving Sam sitting in third overall in the EWS.

After further testing of the Mega 275c whilst in the UK, Sam took the decision to race the Mega 275c in the Irish round of the EWS.

It was a good decision – Sam took the Prototype Mega 275c straight to an incredible second place.

After a super tricky race to sixth in Millau, France, Sam finally made it to the top step, taking first place in Aspen, USA. It was an awesome performance in a season of outstanding results.

Last time out at the EWS in Whistler, Canada, Sam took a remarkable second place.

Nukeproof Mega at the Downhill World Champs

As a five-time downhill World Champion, Sam relished the opportunity to pull on the green and gold this year in Cairns, Australia. An incredible sixth place overall was an amazing result and testament to Sam’s speed and skill as well as the capability of his Mega 275c.

Megavalanche test
Before any Megas are put into production they are put to the test at the race that inspired the original bike, the iconic Megavalanche. In July, we took a team of athletes and staff to put the new Mega’s to their limit. To ensure the limits were pushed to the max we included first timer Sam Hill.

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