Recently on my daily internet hunt I was turned onto a frame in the Santa Cruz Riders thread
. JBDirtJumper linked to a couple photos of a new Nukeproof Downhill bike! That's right, a component based company is stepping into the realm of DH bikes.Here's some info on the new rig
Here is what the crew in the UK had to say when I asked them about the new frame:
"It's super early in it's development at the moment, with no production date scheduled yet.
Basics are a linkage actuated singlepivot, with contemporary long, low, slack geometry, though we're specifically working on rear triangle and pivot/linkage details, so the system could be applied to any geometry we fancy. 8in travel from a 3in stroke shock.
Our first build came in at 37lb 11oz with pedals.
Also, on NukeProof
this info has been spread:- 1.5in head tube for geometry tuning
- based around a 63deg head angle right now.
- Ride height adjustable via magic things.
- Singlepivot with triple rate change swing link
Stay tuned for more information