Adam Brayton's New Nukeproof Dissent World Cup Bike

Feb 15, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  

It's time to check out the first new World Cup downhill bike of the year and it comes in the form of Adam Brayton's Nukeproof Dissent.


Brayton announced he was switching frame supplier from Scott to Nukeproof in December and has since been riding the same alloy test mule of this bike that Sam Hill rode to victory in the Garbanzo DH last year.

Now, Nukeproof have a finalised version and it has already been decked out in Hope Racing Green kit ready for Adam's 2019 World Cup challenge. Nukeproof have named the new frame the Dissent and, much like the Pulse that preceded it, it's an aluminium framed, 27.5" downhill bike. Nukeproof told us they hit the weight they were aiming for using alloy so we weren't expecting any carbon, however they did also say they were working on 29er, which hasn't yet broken cover. It looks like Adam will be sticking to the 27.5" wheels he's used to racing but we'll wait and see if a production 29er comes along when more details are released.
Sam Hill
Sam's prototype from last year.


All the pictures have come from Hope so we've got a lot of photos of green bits but not too many of the linkage at the heart of the bike. From what we can see though, it now sits outside of the seat tube, rather than being tucked inside a split in the frame. Moving away from that clamshell design helps to shed some weight, and it also means there's the possibility this suspension layout could make its way onto a bike that's not strictly designed for DH riding.

bigquotesAfter nearly seven years of using our highly successful Fallout linkage, the new Dissent displays a new update to our downhill linkage design. The new Dissent platform was originally conceived by our engineers as a concept to test several leverage curve theories. Turning the theory into practise proved much better than anything we could have expected with the prototype winning on its international debut at Crankworx festivals Garbanzo Downhill race with Sam Hill (and winning his approval).Nukeproof


Nukeproof haven't released any numbers yet but we've been told to expect a full run down along with public availability soon. For now, enjoy some more pictures of Gas to Flat's new ride.





PRESS RELEASE: Nukeproof

You don't always have to agree to follow the norm and agree with convention and dissent from the masses and go your own way. Nukeproof have always chosen to do things our own way, in our time and style. After nearly seven years of using our highly successful Fallout linkage, the new Dissent displays a new update to our downhill linkage design. The new Dissent platform was originally conceived by our engineers as a concept to test several leverage curve theories. Turning the theory into practise proved much better than anything we could have expected with the prototype winning on its international debut at Crankworx festivals Garbanzo Downhill race with Sam Hill (and winning his approval).

We're proud to introduce the Nukeproof Dissent. What’s new? Frames will be coming to Nukeproof retailers in the not too distant future, with more information on the Dissent design being released closer to the in-stock date (including full geometry and key features).

2019 marks our return to the full time downhill World Cup program and a new partnership with Mr Gas to Flat; Adam Brayton and Hope Factory Racing as a frame supplier. After initially testing with our prototype Adam was super positive and we are stoked to partner with the 2018 UK Downhill Series champion and support his assault on the UCI World Cup. Hope have once again smashed it out the park with a build that will make the Dissent one of the trickiest custom factory bikes out there.

Adam’s first impressions have been super positive. More details will follow soon for the Dissent, with delivery times and a full geometry.




Photos: Roo Fowler


113 Comments

  • + 85
 Hope should make turqoise colored components
  • - 53
flag shredb4dead (Feb 15, 2019 at 7:14) (Below Threshold)
 The last thing MTB needs is more baby blue or turquoise.
  • + 68
 I've been HOPEfull for Bronze!
(my first ever PB pun)
  • + 20
 @nojzilla: Great job!
  • + 5
 I'd also appreciate green aftermarket. Looks good on the OEM stuff.
  • + 2
 They do but only to go on the new carbon Chameleon so unavailable to us plebs. I asked them when the bike launched and it was a firm no.
  • + 1
 They did as a custom for a sponsored rider. Looks lush as well.
  • + 17
 Bring back gunsmoke!
  • - 2
 first and wrong speling
  • + 1
 @nojzilla: An oil rubbed bronze would be good.
  • + 1
 Really liking the shock placement, lack of bottle cage and compact linkage.
  • + 2
 @shredb4dead: Tell us how you feel about teal??
  • + 7
 @urinalmint: teal is real
  • + 1
 @nojzilla: Congrats mate. Nice opening pun, although I feel I’ve set the bar a little high for the next one!
  • + 7
 @celedonio: Spelling has 2 L's clever shite
  • + 1
 Smoky Chrome?
  • + 45
 No Öhlins fork?
  • + 8
 was wondering the same!
  • + 9
 The Boxxer doesn't have an Öhlins cartridge either...
  • - 6
flag MX298 (Feb 15, 2019 at 8:52) (Below Threshold)
 That’s a good thing after their resent mt bike suspension failures!
  • + 3
 He could pick any fork with no sponsor obligations. It show how good the Boxxer is. Simple, easy to service, and performs.
  • + 0
 I asked him today and he said........mind your own @~%$£ business (not really....he's very polite for a northerner).
  • + 18
 Right on! Too bad about the internal cable routing. Would much prefer external.
  • + 21
 @rideitall-bmx-dh-road-unicycle: cause if your racing and need to replace your brakes, brake line or derailleur cable then it's a headache and a waste of time.
  • + 6
 It should be external like guerilla gravity. As clean as internal, but just have to pop a plate off to access cables
  • + 14
 Sick bike- kinda looks like renderings to me though rather than actual pictures. Also, I like all the indication lines on the handlebars for setup, that's a neat touch.
  • + 2
 Exactly, 3DS Max for sure Smile
  • + 2
 Looks like they have edited a new frame into a picture of an older model or something? - The parts look real, the frame looks like a render, that or the part renders are amazing.
  • + 16
 You can see he rockshox logo that the fork bumper left behind in the 4th pic. So either they spent way too much money rendering this, or it’s a nice set of pictures
  • + 2
 @kleinblake: Hm, yeah I kind of see that. Eh, I don't really care too much if it's a render or not, it's a neat bike. Refreshing to see something made of metal IMO.
  • + 1
 0h!
  • + 4
 One look at the "Gas to Flat" sticker and my OCD kicks in with that imperfect installation on a bike for press pics = not a render.
  • + 3
 Haha, I have no idea if that's a compliment or not! I took the pictures and confirm they definitely aren't digital renders, they are just studio shots on a white background with two large soft boxes, and a Nikon D850 camera!
  • + 2
 @roofowler: looks f*cking amazing, the bike too.
  • + 3
 @roofowler: thanks for answering, I didn't mean it in any bad way, the pictures look amazing! Just looked a little "too perfect" as I scrolled through the article half awake this morning Smile .
  • + 1
 I hope it works out.
  • + 3
 @roofowler: those are some of the best pictures that I have ever seen of a bike. Keep doing whatever you are doing.
  • + 1
 @hmstuna: Thank you!!
  • + 11
 one of the best looking bikes of the year, very well coordinated without being overly done - IMHO
  • + 5
 hopefully they wont crack like the 2017/16 pulse...5 FIVE f*cking pulses I had to rebuild in 10 months, last one cracked 1st day on a 2 week hol in Morzine. Didn't put me of the brand though as the warranty was always faultless and the customer service superb.
  • + 2
 Other companies should take a lesson.
  • + 9
 Man, that's brand loyalty. If it cracks one time on me -- damn, bad luck. Twice... Well, this is not the quality product I thought it was. But maybe I give it another chance. Third time -- nope, get your poop together before I buy this again. Honestly, third time is a stretch. Then again, if they're replacing it each time for free, I'll take it.
  • + 11
 @chriskneeland: an Evil lesson to learn...
  • + 5
 @hairy1976 - you have the patience of a monk. There is NO way I'd make it past the 2nd cracked frame. Especially not after it jacked up a 2 week holiday.
  • + 10
 @gtill9000: Unless they replaced it for free. That's a tough call.

I had two Guerrilla Gravity frames crack, and even after they admitted that their previous frames were built using inferior grade aluminum, and they new they were having a cracking problem, they still charged me a crash replacement fee for a new front triangle. I'll never f*ck with those guys again.
  • + 1
 @hairy1976

Where were they cracking for ya?
  • + 1
 @chriskneeland: whoa. would like to know more about that issue. I was seriously thinking about GG for next trail bike... (and Nukeproof)
  • + 2
 I have been through so many NP DH frames, got the original when it 1st came out, cracked in 6 months, they sent me a replacement, it cracked in 3 months, then the new one come out with square tubes, they sent me that, cracked again in a few months, sent me a new one, sold it instantly enough is enough, amazing warranty back up but I'd rather be riding.
  • + 1
 @chriskneeland: others buyers more like!!
  • + 2
 @Inclag: 1st one on the top tube seat tube brace the others on the seatube, basically nukeproof designed a frame that on bottom out the rear triangle made contact with the front and the force causes the frame to crack. For 2018 they went metric and when the metric shock is compressed it's longer than imperial so the triangles don't hit and it shouldn't crack (as easy..) I ended up with a refund at the end and ended up making some cash from CRC (long story)
  • + 1
 @gtill9000: tbh it's not very stressful where they cracked and could still be ridden for a bit so didn't ruin the holiday.
  • + 1
 @hairy1976: Is it specific issues with certain batch or it’s what most likely to happen with 2017 frames. Just spotted the brand new frame at a bike shop. The color comes in black and yellow
  • + 1
 @weekendshredder: dont touch it. They ride amazing, im on a sender now and im unsure which bike I enjoyed the most. But the quality is rubbish.
  • + 1
 @hairy1976: wow well noted. Thank you mate.
  • + 2
 Jeez, you guys wouldn't know a render form a real pic in a lifetime, all of those are real photo's some of them have had more touching up than others, the bar/stem shot in particular has been made pixel perfect. Just shot with a decent quality large aperture short tele lens with tidy bokeh.

They might even have focus stacked ona couple of them, but they're all real parts.
  • + 8
 Fair play, pretty accurate there, Nikon 60mm f2.8 macro lens, no focus stacking though and no extra attention paid to the bar/stem shot, just the result of clean bike products shot in a studio with good camera gear! All 100% real though!
  • + 3
 I have no need for a DH bike in my life, but I would buy that exact bike just for the sake of it. Really nice looking rig that is, Bravo Nukepeoof and Hope
  • + 1
 I see he’s using 223mm rotors. As good as the hope brakes are,power is not their best feature. I also use a galfer 223 rotor on the front with my v4 to give the power needed. Why Hope can’t mske a powerful brake is beyond me. However they look the best and are 100% reliable so those attributes out way their weakness.
  • + 3
 Kinda curious about the brake rotors. Especially because hope is pretty damn proud of their dual layer sandwich floating overly complicated rotors...
  • + 1
 Also that techbar doesn't look carbon. I know they used to have an alloy one for their pros, wondering if that's coming back
  • + 1
 I think I read that the solid steel rotors were lighter than the floating ones which is why some racers use them
  • + 2
 Nice to see some more metal bikes, carbon ain't for me. and also I do love hope components, my '14 pulse wears a lot of it with pride, nice one Nukeproof
  • + 2
 No floating rotors???? I thought that would be a must on a Hope team bike. Also different shock and fork brands?
  • + 1
 Fastest enduro bikes in the world, with pretty good British engineered and made parts. Looks like it could be pretty effective.
  • + 1
 Haha...worried about proven durability going with the split sus kit...??? Seriously...no to that sick-as Ohlins DH racing fork? Come on!!!
  • + 2
 All that bike needs is a DVO Emerald fork with green stanchions and it would look perfect
  • + 3
 nukeproofs new DH bike is beautiful Drool
  • + 3
 These are some of the nicest pictures of a bike I have ever seen.
  • + 1
 On the 4th picture from the top you can see the Rock Shox logo stamped on the frame by the fork bumper next to the internal cable routing.
  • + 7
 Makes sense seeing it's a rock shock fork
  • + 3
 Put Sam on one of these and he might start winning world cups again.
  • + 3
 Hasn't he kind of announced he'd participate this year to at least a few this year? I think I remember seeing something about that ...
  • + 7
 @Ploutre: As far as I know he's hinted or at least hasn't ruled it out.

That said I may be wrong - but holy guacamole I'd love to see him back on top of the downhill podium.
  • + 1
 @Larkey1: Fair enough, it's better than a flat no Smile
  • + 2
 @Ploutre:
Flat no or Flat yes. It's Sam Hill afterall.
  • - 1
 Hate to break it to yah but DH racers move to enduro to retire not the other way around. I love sam to death but after watching his last few WC DH seasons he can't cut it anymore in DH. down vote me or whatever you want but the fact is sam will never win another world cup DH race. If he does feel free to rub it in my face... ill be waiting lol
  • + 1
 @nismo325: completely untrue. Sam is the OG. His endure results show he's still top dog.
  • + 2
 I was skeptical of this move to nukeproof at first, but I am no longer.
  • + 1
 If there's ever gonna be a stealth version without all the laser edging....
  • + 2
 MORE EMERALD ANNO PLEASE!!!
  • + 1
 ^^ Yes!!
  • + 1
 Dammit Hope!! I know the green is 'factory' only, but PLEASE release a few green bits for the brakes or similar. Big Grin
  • + 1
 Congratulations for avoiding the normal horrendous every single Hope component is the same colour.
  • + 1
 Massive fan of the Pulse as I have one but Ad this is mint bey!
  • + 2
 Life is tough without a pulse.
  • + 1
 Hmm how do i get that set screw style collar for the Ohlins TTX?
  • + 2
 its available as a spare part. Its the Gen2 spring platform with set screws.
  • + 1
 @Mttam510: Awesome good to know! I'll look into it, thanks for the information.
  • + 1
 ...but can it win races by itself? Or does it require a rider?
  • + 1
 Is he going to race with no bashguard?
  • + 1
 group think gray is the old lime green
  • + 1
 I think he will probably be one of the last on 27'5
  • + 2
 27” isnt going anywhere
  • + 1
 Kinda reminds me of TR250 / TR500 bikes. They were fun ones.
  • + 2
 Was thinking the same. Currently ride TR500 and was planning to buy Pulse 2017. No maybe I should wait untill Dissent is publicly available
  • + 1
 So wondering if the vitus dominer will share the same frame.
  • + 1
 PURE FIRE, amazing what they have done with aluminum.
  • + 1
 Go Adam, wish you a stellar world cup season on your new rig!
  • + 1
 That's a thing of beauty.
  • - 1
 Every bike build with hope components is SICK!... something special. top shimano & sram components = bmw M power, merc amg...... hope = porsche 911 Big Grin
  • + 1
 Been HOPEing for some fresh info on this thing
  • + 0
 Very nice indeed. Metal too which is obviously great!
  • + 1
 Good looking rig!
  • + 1
 No water bottle mounts?!
  • + 1
 Bloody beautiful ????
  • + 1
 Now that's a sexy bike
  • + 0
 I don't understand is it nukeproof or hope??
  • + 1
 Fucking EPIC! Do want!
  • - 3
 So Nukeproof componentry isn’t good enough for Worlds?
  • + 10
 Adam is a Hope factory Rider. Therefore all the Hope kit
  • - 1
 pretty DISSENT color too
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