Nukeproof’s First Ever E-bike: The Megawatt

It’s been a long time coming and absolutely worth the wait! Nukeproof have just released details of their all-new electric mountain bike, the Megawatt!

The Nukeproof Mega was created in 2009 and has been developed and improved over the years to become the Mega V4 that is known and loved today but Nukeproof haven’t stopped there as they introduce their first ever E-bike in to the range, The Megawatt!

Whilst the Megawatt shares the race proven geometry of the Nukeproof Mega, it does so in an all new mixed wheel size platform. A 29” wheel up front to maximise rolling efficiency with a 27.5” wheel out back. This ensures the Megawatt has the ability to whip around even the tightest of Alpine trail, whilst still inspiring confidence in the stability to attacking the roughest terrain.

The range features three versions:

  • The Megawatt Factory
  • The Megawatt Elite
  • The Megawatt Comp

We were lucky enough to get our hands on the Factory edition to give you all a closer look at what is has to offer (It’s worth pointing out that the graphics on this sample bike are slightly different to the production bikes) check it out below:

All Megawatt models will come the Shimano EP8 motor. Let’s take a closer look at the models in the range:

At the top of the range is the Megawatt Factory…

Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Factory Bike

It’s got a 170mm travel Fox 38 Float suspension fork, superb at soaking up all the bumps, rocks and roots you can throw at it. At the rear the 170mm travel Fox float X2 Factory Series shock has easily adjustable speed compression as well as speed rebound for smoother impact resistance and control for whatever challenges the trail brings.

The Shimano STEPS EP8 motor is paired up with Shimano’s own XT 12 speed drive train for smooth, precise and reliable shifting.

Featuring dedicated e-mountain biking wheels from DT Swiss and to complete the bike there’s finishing kit from Nukeproof plus a dropper seatpost from Bikeyoke. This bike looks as good as it rides.

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Next, the Megawatt Elite…

Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Elite Bike

The Elite Megawatt again features the Shimano EP8 motor but combines this with the a larger 630WH battery. Fox 38 Performance Elite and Fox Float X2 rear shock provide the suspension performance with Shimano’s SLX drivetrain and 4 pot brakes with 203mm rotors.

Featuring all the Nukeproof finishing components from the premium Horizon range. It’s a race/ trail ready bike straight off the shop floor.

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Finally, The Megawatt Comp…

Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Comp Bike

The Comp features a 504WH Battery. Drivetrain is from Shimano’s awesome Deore 12 speed group set with stopping power from the Deore 4 pot brakes.

Suspension is from Rockshox 170mm ZEB Select Charger RC fork with a custom tuned Rockshox Super Deluxe Select R shock out back.

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All of the models feature Maxxis Assegai tyre up front for enhanced grip and traction and a Maxxis High Roller II in the back that offers enhanced stopping power in all weather conditions and exceptional grip and traction when climbing up steep hills.

Like many other Nukeproof bikes, the Megawatt is sensibly sized from small to XXL – so you’ll be sure to find the perfect fit for you.

Lauren Moore

A keen extreme sports adventurer with a real love for all things mountain biking. From hardtail to full suspension and the odd e-bike, Lauren is currently rocking a Vitus Mythique in which she loves hitting some of the UK’s favourite trails, including Glentress. A recent convert to gravel riding, the idea of bikepacking across the picture perfect countryside of Ireland and further a field is next up for Lauren.

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