Exclusive: 27.5" Nukeproof Mega AM and TR

Aug 12, 2013
by Matt Wragg  
 
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bigquotesWe wanted to create a bike that brought a huge smile to every rider. This is a bike that we want to ride all day, and I believe the customer will experience the same speed and improvement in control that we experience every time we ride it." - Alastair Beckett, Brand Manager

When UK-based Hotlines resurrected the Nukeproof brand, one of the first bikes they released was their Mega trail bike. Named after the Megavalanche mass-start DH race it was designed to compete in and built to cope with the ugliest conditions on the mountain, the Mega was a fairly unique bike at the time. Well before the current fashions for "enduroing," "enduro rides" and everything else with the E-word slapped in front of it, the 150mm platform came ready to be ridden hard with big bars, big tyres and 1 x drivetrains.

Last year they split the line in two, with the AM version carrying on the heavy-duty lineage and the TR version offering a slightly shorter travel, more playful take on the bike. For 2014 the line is evolving again, this time to take on bigger wheels. As their brand manager, Alastair Beckett (some of you might remember him as Ben Reid's former WC mechanic), explains, "Pretty shortly after we finished splitting the Mega into two bikes instead of one a lot of questions started being asked about the bigger wheelsizes... We're not one to jump on bandwagons, partly because we don't have the resources, but we quickly learned that this had the potential to gain some recognition in the market. Shortly after that we began testing larger wheels on a variety of frames and components. A lot of manufacturers were beginning to discuss 27.5”/650B and that helped us find the direction that we wanted to approach it from. That was around two years ago and we were fortunate enough to be able to produce our first rideable sample Mega 275s around ten months ago."

Mega AM 275
AM details
  The Mega AM 275

Mega TR 275
TR Details
  The Mega TR 275

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Going Bigger

Pushing Ali on what it was that convinced them to take the jump to the bigger wheels he recalls,"It was the general feel we got back from it immediately. We did a lot of testing with 29" wheels as well as we knew it would take time to get our 27.5” prototypes ready. Initially we tested a hardtail, we spent a lot of time on that and immediately we could feel the difference. When we did back-to-back testing on a similar hardtail, we noticed the advantages straight away. Every one of us that got on it could feel the benefits and the further we got down the line with testing and trying things out the more comfortable and confident we began to feel. We hadn't made the commitment at that stage as to which wheel size was right for Nukeproof, but as we went further down the road of testing we couldn't find any significant flaws with 27.5”. It was extremely important to keep the same feel and geometry as we had with the 26” Megas and if we have to sacrifice that because of the wheelsize then it wasn’t going to be the right thing to do. When we started looking at the drawings and the geometry, we quickly realised that we could get exactly the geometry and ride that we wanted with the bigger wheelsize, so it was a win-win situation. As we went further down the road with test riders, like our enduro racer Toby Pantling, we have received nothing but positive feedback all the way."

Toby putting the bike through its paces 2
  Toby Pantling putting the bike through its pace at Sauze D'Oulx.

bigquotesThe 27.5" bike felt as playful as the 26" from the get go, but I could also notice it wanting to go faster with the slightly bigger wheels. It just seemed to iron out the bumps a little bit better. Jumping between 26" to 29" last season I noticed a big difference, the timing is different, body position is different and you need to lean the bike into the corners more. Going from 26" to 27.5" is much easier, I felt at home on the bike by the end of the first ride. It felt faster everywhere and you can't quote Strava times, but on my first ride out I got loads of "PRs." I think you just get a bit more speed. The bike hasn't missed a beat all season either, I've been following the Superenduro series in Italy this summer on it. I snapped one spoke and that was the only issue I've had all season. It's great that tyre companies are finally supporting the wheel size as I've struggled for tyres all season. My best result was the last race at Sauze D'Oulx where I put a 3C High Roller 2 on the front and for the first time I've felt I can push in the turns! - Toby Pantling

Toby putting the bike through its paces 1

Changing Geometry

bigquotesIt's not just a case of taking a 26" frame and putting bigger wheels in, there's more to it. - Alastair Beckett, Brand Manager

Of course putting bigger wheels in a bike isn't as simple as extending the chainstays and fork. To adapt the Mega they have had to change every single tube in the frame to take the extra inch and a half wheel diameter. There are three main areas they focused on to get the bike feeling how they wanted it to. First off is the bottom bracket height, the magic number they hit upon is 13mm drop, which is the gain in axle height on a 27.5" bike compared to a 26" bike. This means the effective bottom bracket height remains unchanged. 5mm were taken from the headtube of each size to keep the bar height the same. Finally they had to extend the chainstays from 430mm to 440mm to provide tyre clearance. From the longer chainstays they found additional, unexpected benefits. Because the bike tends to carry slightly more speed with the bigger wheels, this offered more stability and grip without any trade-off in handling that they could find. This is something that surprised Ali, going against his usual preference in bikes, "I normally like a shorter chainstay, I like that playful feel you get with them. I've been riding the TR for a long time now and it feels exactly how I want it to, not too long or too short, it's almost exactly as long as our downhill bike, but it doesn't feel like that at all. We were a bit lucky with having to push the stays out and finding that extra stability. All of our test riders have noticed the extra stability as well and are all very happy with the handling."

Mega AM Geo
Mega TR Geo

For 2014 the Mega AM and Mega TR will be available in both 26” and 27.5” frames, while the complete bikes will be available in 27.5” only. Complete bike specs and pricing will be released at Eurobike this year.

www.nukeproof.com

130 Comments

  • + 49
 Everyone say what they want and go ahead and rag on 650b some more but I've put some real test time on one and they certainly have a place in mountain biking, especially the AM category. Just let us keep the option of 26" wheels too!
  • + 14
 looks so tasty i could eat it. now the choice between 26 or 27.5 will plague me
  • - 34
 This the end of the world....for 26' wheels that is.
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 "For 2014 the Mega AM and Mega TR will be available in both 26” and 27.5” frames, while the complete bikes will be available in 27.5” only. Complete bike specs and pricing will be released at Eurobike this year"

Hurray the 26 Mega lives and in frame format. This is all we are asking for. Build completes in any size, just offer a 26" frame and the industry will continue to thrive. Other companies might want to take notes here. I know the whole carbon molds issue and making multiple ones is too expensive. The good news is that most 26" riders could care less about carbon. Just fire up some aluminum 26 frames like nukeproof and your company might stay in business.
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 Carbon is pretty much dead except for the lycra parrots. So yes aluminum is here to stay because R&D carbon eats into profitmargins. 20h productiontime for carbon vs. 4 for an aluminum frames with lifeexpectancy of both roughly the same. 2 years mandatory warranty makes carbon a very expensive option in Europe. Enduro does not seem to catch on, hence the pr-frenzy on outlets like freeride.de, pinkbike and others. Consumers either go AM or DH. The past years will go down as one of the bike industry blunders.
  • + 2
 Carbon is far from dead, we think its funny mtb just catching on to it where other activities been using it forever. We had carbon car parts 15 years ago. Even moto x using it now. Its for racers and rich people. Aluminum weighs slightly more but it can last twice as long at least. My alum bikes tend to last 5-7 years with very few problems and many air miles. Have no choice but land smooth, the smash landing overkill hucking went out in 1999 for me. After that phase bikes started lasting longer, bushing/bearing don't need sooo much attention. Just jump on the bike and ride smooth, you will have few problems.
  • - 11
 Matter is not 27.5. Matter is they kill 26.
  • - 7
 XC = 29, Enduro = 27.5, DH = 26. End of.
  • + 4
 Maybe your dead but 26" very alive and not going away anytime soon. Did you notice everyone winning races on 26" all season or were you covering your eyes and ears? Sooooo sorry fayooo!!! Thankyou Nukeproof for making the Mega AM and TR frame only just for us hardcore 26" riders. Yaaaaaaay!!!
  • + 14
 I think wheel-size is totally a matter of preference...
  • - 12
 I think 29ers are a matter of total gayness.
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 I dont think so!
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 26" for president 2016!!!!!!
  • - 5
 Why couldn't the 650b come in fashion last year when i had the money to buy a bike Frown
  • - 5
 I heard Ryan Seacrest just bought a carbon 650byatch machine and entering the next big enduro race. Clementz and Graves better watch their back. Seacrest is a beast in spandex waiting to eat you alive.
  • - 2
 I expected this to happen with this line of nukeproof, and I'm planning on getting one next year but has the travel dropped on the Am from 160/170 back and front?

my bad just checked rockshox to see the travel length for the pike, its stayin the same.
  • + 2
 If you guys are mad with companies going more and more to 650b or 29er, you should direct a good portion of your anger to bike shops and not just to the companies. The first customer that complains or tells the bike company what they want is the dealer. And bike companies need the dealer for obvious reasons. If a dealer wants more 650b or 29er and a company only offers 26, then that bike company doesn't get as big of pre-season order. Simple fact. Instead of ranting online, go complain to your local bike shop and tell them why you are upset. Change the dealer's mind and this will in turn change what the bike company produces.
  • - 1
 You still going to the bike shop for service? The dealers couldn't give a flying moose turd what size wheel you like. $400 bikes are the bulk of the industries profit making potential. High end makes no money for anyone.
  • + 1
 from working in one of the USA's top 100 bike shops for 8 years and now working as a product manager (in a different outdoor industry) I can for sure tell you that dealers have a ton of input as to what companies produce
  • + 1
 Top 100 ok hahaha hmmm Which one are you at? I managed to avoid all shops thru personal mechanical fortitude but still they keep dragging me back in for consultations. All the industries rules and dealer bullshit dissolves the minute you enter NYC heeeehee. We have the most people therefore the most sales. Pretty simple formula. We tell a dealer to go eat his bullshit for breakfast and all they can do is laugh. Welcome to Ny. Maybe you guys play by their wheeling and dealing shananigans, its up to you. Hope you guys make the top 50 next year.
  • + 1
 wasn't trying to get into a pissing contest over the interweb, just trying to show that despite your experience in NY successful bike companies listen to dealers and produce for dealer needs. the bike company that listens to dealer feedback is the bike company that get's a larger pre-season order and re-order. In Giant's press release in the last 2 weeks about 650b, they pretty much said the same- if it sells, it gets remade and reordered.
  • + 0
 Welcome to the intrawebernet forum. Giant is a bad example as they only produce the bare minimum, then sell out by may 1st on all their highend mtb and road bikes. Then you call them up with a 9k sale and they say we sold out hurray for us. Ya you only made 20 bikes of corse its sold out. Calling Specialized on line 2. Thankyou!!!!
  • + 0
 Couldn't care less bigboss....it's couldn't care less. Lol
  • - 1
 Are you ok little guy? Need some anti depressants or number to a psych?
  • + 2
 ....earlier...you said that you could.....oh nevermind, too many post since then
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  • + 22
 Hopefully this mean there will be a load of cut price 26in Mega AM's on CRC soon!
  • + 3
 Lets hope so!
  • + 2
 but will they as its running as a 26" model for 2014
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  • + 10
 why all the bullshit over wheel size , if somebody wants to run 650b or 29" let them get on with it ! as long as whoever is using them likes it then f*#k what anyone else thinks !
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  • + 9
 Does anybody else think wheel size should be used most for keeping the scale of a larger bike the same? Basically so you don't have this:

i.imgur.com/UnhCzl.jpg

That's a hardrock by the way, although its hard to tell because it looks like something weird as hell instead.
  • + 3
 This bike entered to a whole new level of uglyness!! Smile
  • + 1
 Ya that's my point... if it were a 29'er it would look more like the regular hardrock which itself is actually a pretty fun starting mountain bike (not so sure you're really have any sort of future in mtb if your entry level is a XXL though).
  • + 1
 The more people ride the 650 the more its going to win. The people who are currently winning have always rode 26in wheels and why would they change. In a few years then some 650 winners will emerge. 29 in xc racers didnt always embrace that size, now try and find anything but 29in wheels.
  • + 2
 I agree, for me I want a larger wheel just so my XL frame size looks normal! XL 26" bikes are usually ugly. hat picture is ridiculous though, huge frame and seat right down.. Whats the point in that.
  • + 1
 My old bike looked like that. 24" 26er. My new one is a 29er (in 21" this time, Trek's 29ers are long) and actually looks like a normal bike again.
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  • + 8
 I'm tired hearing all the brands moving to 650b and erasing previous 26" models!!! I want a 26" bike, even in enduro, is it a non sense?? EWS keep showing us that 26" is still the best format of wheel for real Mountain Bike action...
  • - 2
 EWS only shows 26" is faster because the top riders are riding 26", if they rode 27.5" they would probably still win and do well. Me and a mate we demo'd bronsons at our local trail centre just round the blue and i was 20 minutes quicker and he was 17 minutes quicker.
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 HAHA, you're saying exactely what i'm saying: 27,5" is not better than 26", I'm pretty sure that 650b is rideable but look: every brand are offerring 650b bikes now, some just replace a whole segment with 27,5" bikes, but top riders still ride 26"...Don't you think there's a little problem here?? If you hear Ben Reid, who has been asking whether his bike was an advantage in MSA he answered:" Well, I don't really feel a difference or an advantage with my bike..."
  • + 13
 thats for downhill !! if you look at the EWS results only three different riders have won and 2 of those riders, graves and clementz neither yeti or cannondale offer a 650B enduro bike and nico vouillouz won on the lapierre spicy 650b. i believe if both yeti and cannondale provide 650B frames graves and clementz would still win whether their on 650B or 26", those three riders will still win as they are the best enduro riders
  • - 3
 So 650b doesn't give any plus to the discipline or the mountain bike generally speaking...End of the story. Marketing. Marketing everywhere!
  • - 6
 me and my mate not EWS standard obviously but we have done well at UK level and we rode a 650B round a relatively short trail and knocked off 20 mins each !!
  • + 7
 can't we decide for ourselves what fits our riding style best? But i must say, when i ride my 26 with Rubber Queen 2,4 and by friend rides 27,5 with Nobby Nic 2,25 our wheels have the same size, and feels pretty similar to ride.
  • + 2
 toldownhill13 if 27.5 are so much faster why are'nt all the pros running them. And to be 20 minutes faster on a blue run you must be either very slow or very unfit.
  • - 3
 because some of their sponsors dont give them the option. no the rolling speed makes a huge difference
  • + 5
 Toldownhill how on earth do you ride 20min quicker just by changing your wheel size? I don't understand
  • - 2
 All you have to do is read the article. Or even the comments.
"For 2014 the Mega AM and Mega TR will be available in both 26” and 27.5” frames, while the complete bikes will be available in 27.5” only. Complete bike specs and pricing will be released at Eurobike this year."
  • + 1
 Who gives a sh't if you are faster. Surely most ride for fun and are not athletes competing for gold and neither are you toldownhill13. You wont be getting as much fun in the corners on your bigger wheels. 20mins faster my arse. 20 seconds sounds realistic. Maybe you want to be faster on your leisure cross country ride because deep down you just want it to be over as soon as possible.
  • + 2
 tell us the next joke dude- 20 mins quicker than what - the geriatric on a city bike?
  • + 1
 Riding for you may be fun because your past competing I have just as much fun on a 650b if not more because its different
  • + 3
 I may be talking out of my ass here but shouldn't rider size play a role too? when you're a little kid just starting out you usually get a 20" or 24" bike as you learn to ride. Then as you grow you move up to 26" and that's been it for a long time. Not sure on any specific stats, but I think a lot of the pros are built a little more compact and wiry so a 26" wheel makes sense. I haven't had the chance to ride a 650B bike yet but at 6'5" I do wonder if it doesn't make more sense for me than 26" for enduro-type riding. I think I remember hearing Richey Schley saying he's not a fan of 29ers not because of the size itself but cause he's on the smaller side.
  • + 3
 @toldownhill "20 minutes faster" cheers mate thats the best joke i've heard in a long time. what trail centre was it btw haha
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  • + 10
 So tired about the discussion 27'5 vs 26.
  • + 0
 I know what u mean. Tired of uninformed opinions. Itll pan out soon though.
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 Yes... God forbid NP experiment with different options in order to improve their bike! It's not as if you won't be able to buy the 26" Mega either as if you look at the article rather than passing judgement on the title, it mentions although builds will be 650b, you can still get 26" frames! I for one will be trying out this new frame size as I love the idea and how capable it can be! Haters of the wheelsize can go sit in the corner on their 26", rigid, v braked bikes due to hating change!
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  • + 3
 whistler enduro world..........the toughness race in the world....IN CANADA................winner..jarred graves yeti 66 ,26 INCH.......2 ND CLEMENTZ CANNONDALE JEKYLL 26INCH...............3 RD NICOL SANTACRUZ NOMAD 26 INCH......THE TOTAL DOMINATION OF 26 INCH.....IN THE MOST DIFFICULT RACE........GNARLY TRAILS...BIG ROOTS..BIGROCK..LOOSE ROCK..BIG DROP... SMALL SWITCHBACK.. AND STEEEEEEEEPP.....AND BIG STAIR...........THE 27.5 IS ONLY MARKETING........AS VHS AND BETA.......VIDÉO...........HAHHAHAHAHAH
  • + 3
 And yet apparently there isn't any choice for 26 inch bikes...
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  • + 7
 Wheel size aside this is a mean looking bike!
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  • + 2
 Am I the only one that noticed that the painted model names on the frames are opposite than PB's description? The top frame says TR and the bottom AM, but judging by looks I would think PB was accurate.
(I may not be, I just got sick of reading the other comments.)
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  • + 3
 I don't hate 27.5, but I feel for the thousands of people around the world who where happily sold 26 to by the industry, especially since the bike manufacturers knew they planned to change the industry standard to 27.5.
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  • + 1
 Funnily enough i was sat on a new mega in my mates shop at the weekend. I said to my mates that it seemed silly buying a 26" AM bike when its obviously going to become a redundant format. My decision was to wait a bit longer and see what happens.
2 days later look what arrives. I have no probs considering a 650b bike. I started riding when rigid bikes with canti brakes were the norm. Every big idea has changed bikes for the better. I dont see why we shouldnt give these bikes a fair chance.
  • + 1
 Yeah dude. I'm up for giving 650B a try. As I don't particularly wanna upgrade my tracer to the 275 version. Can't justify paying another £1900 for frame. :S Been riding since the mid 90's and have seen it evolve progressively. I'm sure market's big enough to accommodate all three wheel sizes? Smile
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  • + 5
 Not Sam Hill in the ad??. So I will never buy one...
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  • + 1
 A wheel size doesn't make a bike. Its the combination of everything: the components, geometry, frame material etc, that is the driving force behind how the bike rides. I'm fine with someone who says they're a dyed in the whool 26er or 29er rider, but in reality all they're really doing is limiting the amount of fun experiences they'll have on different bikes. Who cares abut the wheel size debate, just ride what feels good and be happy.
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  • + 2
 this bike looks awesome, first 650b i've liked, but i hope they keep the 26inch version in the lineup unlike Giant a there is one thing holding me back from 650b, simply being able to swap parts between my bikes
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  • + 2
 Has anyone complaining about 650b movement even tried one or put a proper trail test in on one? In my humble opinion you should try it before you knock it.
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  • + 0
 So the video starts with the guy commenting about the 27.5 "at first I was a bit skeptical at first that you might loose a little bit of the fun factor on the bigger wheels but after spending about a half hour on the bike it was just like a 26." LOL...I find it funny how all these larger wheel size bikes are being compared to the 26 proving to me that the 26 is the gold standard. But hey, if you want to make a larger wheel size go right a head just keep making them round...don't try square and try to sell us a load a crap about how much better they are.
  • + 9
 Of course they are going to compare them to 26".... It's been the standard for so long and everyone has ridden it. Hardly going to compare them to 36" wheels now are they?
  • + 0
 And what should they compare the New wannabe standard to apart from the "old" standard? Bmx 20 ? I don't like 29ers, but i'm very interested in 650b for am. I think jamesdh8 nailed it, and to be honest if I had the money to buy. An am bike other than my dh rig, I would go for a 27,5
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  • + 2
 I am curious why the video showed so much fire road riding for a 5-6" travel bike.
Is that really what trails look like in other places?
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  • + 2
 Avoids wasting time retyping all of the same arguments again. Smile

This bike looks good. Vote with your wallet.
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  • + 3
 Nukeproof, looks like so many other bikes on the market, Nothing special
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  • + 0
 This is a test to see which sells mo...doubt nuke p. Will offer both sizes again. If gt can make an alloy bike weigh less than prev carbon, then other alloy bikes should slim down too.
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  • + 3
 My HD eats big wheels for dinner......
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  • + 1
 Does this mean Rockshox are releasing a 650b Lyric? or are we all downgrading to the Pike for AM now? not cool seeing as the pike dosent come in a coil flavour
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  • - 1
 I wonder why 26 inch was the chosen standard size of wheel and has been for so long.. I have a mega myself and I find the pivots and the general finish of the bike to be of fairly low quality - as if its not quite finished. But these new ones look better - also good to see another colour option other than black/yellow.
  • + 2
 26" wasn't really 'chosen', it was simply what was available when MTBs were being 'invented'. If the originators had had a choice of 26", 27.5", or 29", who knows what they would have chosen?

Probably the one that descends a fireroad the fastest and most stable, because they weren't riding singletrack as we know it.
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  • + 2
 I love my 26" but this makes 27.5 tempting... Razz Quite possibly the only wheel change I would ever consider.
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 If you don't like the idea of a 650b then why read the article............ Haters going to hate I guess
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  • - 1
 More I look at it, the more I want one. I like the sound of the stretched wheelbase providing extra stability. All of this is very similar to camber/ rocker in snowboarding. I bummed pure camber until I tried a rocker and now I'll never go back. Camber is still around, rocker is more prevalent though.
Camber = 26"
Rocker = big wheels
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  • + 1
 Nearly the whole industry has decided '27.5 is for trail/AM/enduro' 26 is for DJ/FR/DH and 29 is for XC'. Doesn't it seem a bit undemocratic?
  • + 2
 People seem to want it, look at what Santa Cruz said about the Bronson, they were going to design it for 26" then the requests that came in for 650B meant they tried it and went with that in the end.

I'm reserving judgement until I get some ride time on a 650B, I imagine there will be a difference. The only downside of this is the fact that it's another standard, want a new frame? Oh that will be a new set of forks too....
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  • + 2
 That track was paved. You could go fast with a roadbike. Boring stuff Nukeproof...
  • - 1
 yeah right !! id love to see you ride ANY of that on a road bike
  • + 1
 You got the idea, did you, DID you? :-)
  • + 1
 no not really
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 Atleast it's not a 29er Smile
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  • + 1
 In keeping the Transition comparisons alive...............Looks like a Bottlerocket Wink
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  • + 1
 Why the wheel debate ? cant knock it till you've tried it.. get a grip, its just evolution.
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  • + 1
 "It's not just a case of taking a 26" frame and putting bigger wheels in, there's more to it" - You don't say!
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  • + 2
 Where are the Autobot and Deceptacon logos?
  • + 1
 I don't think you can run both at the same time. Or the symbol switches with the dropper post: seat up = autobot, seat down = deceptacon.
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  • - 2
 All the write ups I've read (that's not to say all of em out there) have said that 26" and 29ers have their merits and 27.5" is just a bit 'meh' and the worst rather than the best of both. Not having ridden a 27.5" I'd be inclined to agree. Also whoever mentioned tyre choice is right too. I run big ol' tyres on a Blue Pig and the OD must be close to a 27.5" with smaller tyres. I'm waiting to be proven wrong...saying that a 27.5" Mega TR sounds very nice.
  • + 6
 "Not having ridden a 27.5" I'd be inclined to agree"

This is the dumbest statement I've read. I recently upgrade to a Turner Burner and there is a noticeable difference, rollover is stupid good and flickability is still as awesome as a 26.
  • + 0
 That was a disclaimer not a reason to believe me. Sorry should have been clearer. I've ridden 29 and 26 and see the differences and uses for both but my guess is 27.5 is a bit more cumbersome and not as good rollover and fast as 29. But like I said I'm waiting to be proven wrong and hope to be.
  • + 0
 yeah its not as monster truck for rollover as a 29 but with a well designed geomtry and ample travel it rolls faster than 26 but remains just as playful... the meh is for poorly designed bikes such as the jamis dakar that first came out... just too tame ...
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  • + 1
 Maybe this will be the 650b bike that causes the sky to finally fall and the world to end?
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 I'm waiting for 2014 when they roll out the 26.9 wheel size..... it's very hush-hush
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  • + 2
 Little bit of everything, well done!
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  • + 1
 how the hell am i supposed to figure out which bike i want now??? its not a clean cut travel as per usage any more!!
  • + 1
 I reckon AM 650b is the perfect middle for MTN bike. Good climber with decent travel for some serious gravity riding. Lets face it that DH rigs are more bike than most can handle. If you look at some of the pro's doing demos on AM bikes you can see that it can do more than you think. I will be the first to admit that.

your Go to bike for aggressive trial/enduro/AM and lets not forget weekend warrior DH riding!! One bike to do it all rather than 3... SAVE cash too!!
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  • + 2
 Looks like a taiwan masse bike.
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  • + 1
 Tired of the 27.5er and 29er reviews. Bring back the 26ers.
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 If its bigger than 26, trash it
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 Annnnd the wheel-size debate rolls on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 1
 badass bikes regardless of wheel size
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  • + 1
 I just want those black stanchions on my 2013 26" Mega AM Pro!
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  • + 1
 Free entry to race the mega should be included with every bike :-)
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 Both bikes in the picture are the Mega 275 AM, not the TR.
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 ...what travel does the TR have...?
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 5 inch i believe
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  • + 0
 It's time to change dudes. It's not that we want to change, but we have to be forced to change.
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 Anyone have a hunch on how much these will retail for?
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  • + 1
 Turns out Becket can shred!
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  • + 0
 Love nukeproof, but this 650b crap has to go. Stick to 26 people
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 beauty that
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 I agree, especially in the colour black/yellow
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 Just throw some 26 wheels into a 650b frame if you have to. I plan on having some 26 wheels available when I get a 650b bike
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 Nukeproof should make pants/shorts, gloves and goggles, they would look amazing. Just saying.
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 Leave it alone 26 is fine . If its not broken then leave it be .SIMPLE
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 "If its not broken then leave it be" Well i guess we'll just stop developing bikes, they seem pretty good.
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 Not in that context nooooo I really mean the mega AM is a bloody fanatic bike and think they should leave it alone .AM bikes don't come much better than this 26 AM I own one . And you can over cook things if you keep messing with it . Just my thoughts on the subject
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 superbikes, you just said the same thing twice. Your saying that Nukeproof should basically stop any future updates to the Mega. Well, they did say the 26" is unchanged. So there ya go, yesterday's technology, staying the same.
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 People said v-brakes were fine, and that suspension was just marketing.
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 Ha ha, yeah, they were so wrong! V-brakes are fine if your riding paths and fire roads. Suspension was only going to make the ride more fun and faster. Smile
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