First Look: Nukeproof 2015

Aug 16, 2014
by Andy Waterman  

Chances are Nukeproof will consider 2014 a very good year thanks to Sam Hill getting the brand its first World Cup win, riding the Pulse to the top of the podium in Mont St Anne. The fact is that for 2015 things look better still, with a new platform joining the fun-oriented range of bikes, and better pricing at all levels.

We joined Nukeproof in the Atlantic Northwest of Spain for two days of riding the 2015 bikes on trails chosen by Basque MTB, a guiding company with a great reputation run by Scot, Doug McDonald. Being so close to the coast, the trails were sandy and largely well-drained, but the weather was at best changeable - humid as hell on day one for a 40km coastal XC ride, then wet and stormy on day two for a day of shuttling slightly inland. Originally Nukeproof came out of Grand Rapids in Michigan, but it has since reincarnated itself in Scotland. Besides the heat, the conditions we rode in felt exactly like the conditions you find where the bikes are designed - wet and rocky, steep and muddy. A good testing ground.

Nukeproof 2015 Scout Comp 11.08.14. NUKEPROOF Launch Hondarribia Spain. PIC Andy Lloyd
  The 2015 Scout Pro has some nice features like a single ring and a Maxle Lite back end

Before we got down to the business of riding, we were introduced to the bikes. For 2015 Nukeproof is introducing a new hardcore hardtail, the Scout. Available in Race or Comp trim, the bikes boast 650b wheels, 150mm travel forks, 66deg head angles, and pricing that ranges from $549.99 (£349.99/€424.99) for a frame only to $2,099.99 (£1,299.99/€1,599.99) for the Shimano Deore 2x10/RockShox Sektor equipped Scout Race, and $2,599.99(£1,599.9/€1,949.99) for the Sram X7 1x10/RockShox Revelation equipped Scout Comp. Both bikes come with Schwalbe Hans Dampf tires with a TSC/PSC front/rear split for straight line speed and cornering grip.

Nukeproof 2015 Mega TR Pro 11-14.08.14. NUKEPROOF Launch Hondarribia Spain. PIC Andy Lloyd
  The Mega TR Pro is the top of the line trail bike. It's not super light but it's hugely versatile and confidence inspiring and comes equipped with well-chosen components like Nukeproof's 760mm Warhead bars

The most versatile bike in the range is the Mega TR: with 650b wheels, 130mm rear travel, 150mm fork and a 67deg head angle, it's confident pretty much everywhere, and rides light enough that it would feel at home blasting trails from your front door. It comes in Race, Comp or Pro models and is also available as a frame. Prices range from $3,199.99 (£1,999.99/€2,399.99) for the Mega TR 275 Race, to $3,999.99 (£2,499.99/€ 2,999.99) for the Comp, or $4,799.99 (£2,999.99/€ 3,599.99) for the Pro model, which comes complete with a Revelation RCT3 fork, Monarch DebonAir shock and XO-1 drivetrain. Frames run at $1,899.99 (£1,249.99/€1,499.99) with a Monarch shock, or $2,349.99 (£1,449.99/€1,749.99) with a Cane Creek DB Inline.

Nukeproof 2015 Mega AM Comp 2015 11-14.08.14. NUKEPROOF Launch Hondarribia Spain. PIC Andy Lloyd
  The Mega AM Comp features Nukeproof's own brand dropper post to keep the retail price below $4000

The Mega AM has proven itself to be a successful privateer enduro bike, and both 2015 models look ready to race out the box, featuring 160mm travel, single chainrings (with top guides even on the XO-1 bike), dropper posts, quality Nukeproof finishing kit and great tires. The Mega AM Comp comes with a Sram X7 drivetrain, Pike RC fork, Monarch + R shock, and a Schwalbe Magic Mary SS TSC front tire, combined with a Hans Dampf SS PSC rear tire on Nukeproof's own wheels which run WTB tubeless ready rims. That bike costs an impressive $3,999.99 (£2,499.99/€2,999.99). The Pro model sees an upgrade to a Sram XO-1 drivetrain, RCT3 Pike and DebonAir shock and costs $5,199.99 (£3,199.99/€3,899.99). A frame is available for $1,999.99 (£1,299.99/€1,599.99) with a RockShox shock, or $2,499.99 (£1,599.99/€1,949.99) with a Cane Creek DB Air CS.

Nukeproof 2015 Pulse Pro 11-14.08.14. NUKEPROOF Launch Hondarribia Spain. PIC Andy Lloyd
  26 Ain't Dead - for 2015 the production Nukeproof Pulse keeps 26in wheels

The last bike in the range is the Pulse which - unlike the bike Sam Hill rode to the top of the podium in Canada - sticks with 26in wheels for 2015. At $4,199.99 (£2,599.99/€3,199.99) for the Boxxer Race, RockShox Kage equipper Pulse Comp, $5,799.99 (£3,599.99/€4,399.99) for the Boxxer Team, Vivid R2C equipped Pulse Pro, $2,899.99 (£1,799.99/€2,199.99) for a Vivid frameset or $3,199.99 (£1,999.99/€2,399.99) for a Cane Creek Double Barrel equipped frameset, you'll still see a ton of these at the races.

Riding the Nukeproof Mega TR Pro 11-14.08.14. NUKEPROOF Launch Hondarribia Spain. PIC Andy Lloyd
  The Mega TR was great fun on a 40km coastal ride that took in really varied terrain, from smooth cliff-top trails to rough forest singletrack

Pinkbike's Take:
bigquotesWe spent our first riding day on the Mega TR. The coastal trails started pretty tame but got rougher and faster as we approached San Sebastian, our finishing point for the day, proving the perfect test for the well-specced Pro model we were riding. Short sharp climbs were attacked, longer climbs were dispatched without too much misery and as soon as the trail pointed downhill the Mega AM allowed us to have a complete blast. One of the best things about this bike is the speccing: the bars are 760mm wide, the stem is 50mm, the tyres are about as good as it gets, all of which adds up to feeling instantly at home, which is rarely the case. Not once in 40km of riding with 1500m of fast, rocky descending did the bike feel out of its depth, and yet on the more pedally sections, it was fast and efficient. At a claimed 30.25lbs, the Mega TR Pro isn't exactly light, but it rides lighter than that number suggests and it feels solid to boot.

Riding the Nukeproof Mega AM Pro 11-14.08.14. NUKEPROOF Launch Hondarribia Spain. PIC Andy Lloyd
  The parts package on the Mega AM is great - the Schwalbe tires in particular really inspired confidence on steep, slick shuttle trails

bigquotesOvernight the remnants of Hurricane Bertha rolled into the Basque Country dumping a huge amount of water on the mountains we'd be riding on. Needless to say, Doug's secret shuttle trails were in an "interesting" condition by the time we got to ride, full of wet, off-camber roots, slick, mossy rocks and steep ruts, channelling the water off the hill. These aren't the best conditions to test a bike, being more about survival than comparable back-to-back runs, but the overwhelming reaction to the Mega AM was just how confident it felt. The geometry feels dialled and the tires - a no expenses spared combo of Schwalbe Magic Mary SS TSC front tire, combined with a Hans Dampf SS PSC rear - provided incredible grip given the broad range of surfaces and the wet conditions. On the short climbs we encountered on the ride, the Mega AM felt decidedly less efficient than the TR, but a quick flick of the compression lever on the Monarch DebonAir shock solved that. Fully open downhill, the suspension feels playful even when the terrain is encouraging you to play it safe. That's no bad thing and we had a great time getting wet, muddy and stoked on the Mega AM. - Andy Waterman

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  • 209 5
 Watching front derailleurs die has been so satisfying
  • 17 1
 Quote of the day Smile props to you sir.
  • 7 1
 This guy. Yesssss.
  • 15 1
 Agreed, however, watching lower guides die has been significantly less satisfying
  • 7 1
 Yeah just doesn't make sense why the new XTR has a front mech.
  • 1 0
 Don't you remember the complaining 2 years ago?
  • 8 0
 Yessssss. I went 1x10, best decision ever. But watching nukeproofs old colors die is way less satisfying. The old ones were their signature, i love the bikes, but the new colors look like every other brands
  • 2 0
 Complete bikes are available in alternate colours but die-hard fans can still puchase a frame with the classic yellow graphics.
  • 2 0
 Totally agree. There is nothing worse than seeing aggressive trail bikes with bloody front mechs. You just don't need them anymore.
  • 120 8
 Like how they've moved away from the yellow and black theme, new stuff looks much more sleek and just better overall!
  • 21 114
flag gclarida (Aug 16, 2014 at 11:18) (Below Threshold)
 now they just have to do something about the awful name and they are set.
  • 27 0
 That's not what the Terminator would say.
  • 10 3
 Calm down big boy, don't get a big dick about it
  • 42 17
 I personally think the new paint schemes make them look cheaper and less desirable
  • 11 3
 Totally agree, they've never been that great at decals. I took all mine off. Loving these new bikes but disappointed not to see a carbon Mega.
  • 26 2
 Yes, because what the bike industry needs right now are more lime green bikes...
  • 6 2
  • 20 0
 Please send all your "Useless" 26 in. ' high end bike parts to me I'll gladly give them a new comfortable home
In my garage
  • 4 0
 The yellow and black bikes will be available as frame only, as they always have been
  • 5 0
 Oh good, I really liked the old colour scheme
  • 4 1
 nukeproof graphics get worse and worse. my favourite was back in 2010 when it was just straight up block capitals on a yellow black or silver frame with a radiation warning sign too. the 2012 ones were good too when they just chopped the corners off some of the letters
  • 1 0
 Ive come across photos of the black and yellow leaked on instagram and it looks sick with the new minimal design graphics
  • 2 0
 @bigbird same. Its not the tru nukeproof stamp, looks gimmicky
  • 2 0
 @chuckbike 26s rule!
  • 3 1
 I think the step away has really damaged the name, I mean 'Nuke Proof' Yellow and Black warning symbolism? And the graphics now look cheap and tacky. But thinking about it, I guess this would still be the case even if it was a yellow decal on black frame, poor form NukeProof.
  • 1 0
 Frame options are still available in black/yellow colours for 2015.
  • 45 3
 I liked the yellow and black, it worked really well with name and look of shape of the bikes, hope they still have it as a colour option
  • 15 2
 I think raw raw one looks sick
  • 11 1
 yeah I actually think that the new paint jobs here look great! However, I also totally agree with @futureworldchamp1. Nukeproof is a sweet name and the old black and yellow is a perfect match for the name.
  • 1 0
 Ive seen leaked photos of the yelloe ans black and black and yellow bikes, can only find the black and yellow again though. Both look sick with the minimal graphics
  • 30 8
 DH 26" true DH
  • 10 21
flag Jamminator (Aug 16, 2014 at 13:11) (Below Threshold)
 Except '26" true DH' basically means off the podium these days...and most certainly come next year. I suppose the "true DH" would be a convenient excuse though ;-)
  • 4 9
flag willsoffe (Aug 16, 2014 at 15:42) (Below Threshold)
 Presumably the Taiwanese manufacturers couldn't change frame jigs to 27.5" in time for the 2015 production run so it had to remain 26". I imagine they won't sell many.
  • 26 1
 jamminattor: Off the podium? Is that because 26 is slower or because there are almost no 26" bikes? Don't forget Brycland just took his first win on 26. You're right in that 26" is off the podium now, but that's because 27.5 is wining a war of attrition, not because it's faster.

Last year was the coming out year for 27.5 and 26" took 1st and 2nd overall in the EWS and was leading this year too until just about all 26" bikes have been removed from competition. All the wins 27.5 has racked up mean nothing when it's the only wheel size.I have to call it like I see it: 26" as the minority wheel size has continued to win races especially in the EWS where 27.5 is supposed to shine brightest. Too bad as consumers we aren't seeing balanced competition between wheel sizes. 26 isn't the loser, we as consumers are.
  • 12 1
 "Too bad as consumers we aren't seeing balanced competition between wheel sizes. 26 isn't the loser, we as consumers are."

I feel exactly the same way. It is what it is and 650B is the future yet, as you say, hardly a balanced marketplace these days.
  • 10 1
 As far as I know, we've never actually seen any data that supports the 27.5">26" claim. I remember an article with fox people mentioning that preliminary testing led to shaving off 1 second on a 4 mile track or something like that. If pros are shaving 1 second, the average consumer is shaving jack shit.

Dropper posts work.
Clutches work.
Narrow wide works.
Wide bars work.

Nobody is contesting that. Then when you're skeptical about 650b actually doing something, when there is zero proof it makes a significant difference, you're a troll.

Hell, 29ers were heralded as the killer of 26ers from XC marathons to DH and Nino is destroying it on a 650b in what is probably considered one of the most relevant 29er discipline. Then they did the same with 650b and 26ers won EWS that year as cofattire said.

Now that 26ers are almost entirely phased out of the market, I don't think the industry will ever have to provide a proof for their claim anyway.
  • 6 1
 If 27.5 is faster, we should see every track record broken. Any measurable equipment advantage will show at top level racing. I'm not a 26 for lifer, I would love to see an innovation that makes bikes faster. When I see it, I'll buy it. From what 650b has shown us, I'm not buying it. I'm actually more impressed with 26 having won so many races as the minority size. 650b marketing is selling 26 to me.
  • 2 0
 cofattire, you will never see track records broken because tracks are different each year. The same WC course is never cut the same way year after year, so you can't compare times from this 26"-year vs this 650b-year.

Frankly, I couldn't care less about the wheel size. It should be regarded simply as an ingredient in the overall recipe for an awesome bike. Some bikes will rip with 650b, and others won't but not because of the wheel size- other missing key ingredients (geometry, suspension tune) will be to blame. Personally, I am more angered with companies moving away from threaded BBs to Press Fit BBs- this is purely a move based on cutting costs which results in the consumer being left with inferior product.
  • 13 0
 So glad these bikes aren't completely covered in Nukeproof decals like before, look so much better!
  • 14 1
 Go on then .. I'll say it .... They look Mega ... Hangs head in shame and leaves the room ...
  • 10 2
 You know its good cause it was made for 26" wheels since the very beginning, not a 27.5 adaptation like the rest. I want one.
  • 9 0
 Pulse stays in 26er form…. love that!
  • 7 0
 I put that bike on my shopping list
  • 6 0
 hardtail looks great, spent a while staring
  • 2 0
 I concur!
  • 8 1
 Where is my scalp??
  • 6 1
 Or the rook?
  • 5 0
 Or the snap?
  • 1 0
 I can imagine they may have cut the scalp from the range, sadly. Cant imagine the rook or snap being cut though
  • 1 0
 Scalp, Rook and Snap are gone.
  • 1 0
 that really surprises me. especially with the rook
  • 1 0
 Only made it for one year? I guess it's time to hunt one down.
  • 1 0
 from reviews i read they were sick bikes aswell. maybe they just didnt sell enough
  • 1 0
 Considering a rook for a 4X/play bike but, if they've stopped production I'm doubting getting hold of spares like mech hangers
  • 27 26
 They look ace. Surprised the dh bike isn't 650b that's a backwards step there. I know I'll get thrashed for saying it but with everyone else going 650b then that's a big mistake. Especially since the CRC DH team have been running 650b versions of this bike. It's already out of date before its released.
  • 40 2
 It's no mistake- with everyone going 650b, 26" diehards will have less new bikes to to buy. I foresee nukeproof getting lots of props for staying 26".
  • 23 3
 "Out of date" Not for hardcore aggressive DH riders it's not. There's a reason DJ and DH riders stick with 26".
  • 18 2
 It may increase their market. People like me, who want a 26 Dh bike next year. I will be looking at nukeproof for sure after reading this.
  • 11 32
flag Matt76 (Aug 16, 2014 at 11:38) (Below Threshold)
 You lot are behind the times. Why on earth would you buy a 26??? In a couple of years 26 will be dead. Even in 4x people have been testing 650b so that says it all.
  • 14 0
 I dunno perhaps people dont want feel like they are being pushed into a bigger wheel size, and are happy to still have a choice in the 26inch market .
  • 15 0
 Clearly you forgot Danny just lost duals on a 650! 26 won.
DJ 26" Slopestyle 26" very simple really.
  • 7 3
 The only thing that will be dead is this tired wheel debate. I predict in 4 years we will all be riding what we are happy on whether that be 20" 24" 26" 650b 29" 700c or whatever
  • 14 0
 Randy yes,as long as we have a CHOICE. That's the debate.
  • 5 10
flag randybadger (Aug 16, 2014 at 11:57) (Below Threshold)
 I think the choice will always be there, it may not be coming from the big player but I reckon we will be fine. That said I'm a total convert and I think sometimes we do need to be pushed one way for our own good.
  • 4 3
 It is a backwards step for a wc race bike, but not for sales. I'm pretty sure most people still ride 26" dh bikes.
  • 4 6
 It really is time to accept that 650 is going to be The New standard even for dh bikes. I hope there will be some ecxeptions but CRC is in the worldcup... They have To take every advantage They can.
  • 7 0
 Run what you brung and have fun. That's it.
  • 5 11
flag Jamminator (Aug 16, 2014 at 13:45) (Below Threshold)
 Ding ding ding! Youre right b00b! Winning sells bikes. If 26" was truly faster at the WC level, teams would be riding them. Winning sells.
  • 11 1
 Winning hasn't sold 650b to me yet. I am sold on the guys sticking to 26.
  • 4 2
 The industry has pushed 650 on us, that is true..I blame Giant for that, they missed out on 29'ers and did the big marketing campaign, a biased or maybe even a twisted campaign but it did work
I talked to a rep from a major bike co in the spring and he told me that they would keep making 26 DH until the tire/wheel/component company's could supply them with enough choices. Their DH is still 26.
That being said I do agree that if I were buying a new bike it would be 650. All of the development money is going into the tweener bikes and at some point you are going to want to sell that bike and a 26 will not hold it's value like a 650.
I hope that in 5 years we will still have all the choices for our 26 bikes but I don't think so. I tried to buy a 24 wheel for my wives DH bike and the selection has dwindled down compared to 5 years ago. (remember when 24x3.0 was the hot DH setup)
  • 7 0
 Im all fir that however thats also BS and marketing Bryceland won his first WC this year on a 26" V10c and gas eon on the new 27.5" this is not about winning races, its about winning sales!

In fact Greg Minnar and Peaty you could argue have gone backwards if you look at results superficially, its benefitted some and hurt many results wise, Brendan is going back in the pack faster you can say 27.5" it dhould have helped him more than anyone!

I have both wheel sizes btw!
  • 5 0
 In fact Specialised, sure it will happen with Troy soon though he's a star regardless of bike wheel size, haven't won anything yet on they're new 27.5" ground breaking Demo, man that must hurt!
  • 3 1
 Agree with that. Every major pro race team is now on 27.5 wheels. As far racing goes, the debate is over, 27.5 is the new standard - it's done. If you are a privateer who just rides for fun though, I guess it's nice to still have a choice so maybe Nukeproof are on to something.
  • 5 8
 26" is dead for DH racing, Enduro and XC.

Freeriders, people with old bikes and people who need strong wheels may continue to run them, but a look at the current WC DH bikes will show you that 26" is slower.
  • 7 0
 They should go to a track, have one rider ride a 26 and then a 650b on the same track. Say.... 3 runs on each bike. Get the equivalent to biking stig (for any top gear watchers) and push them hard. See what times are better.
  • 8 2
 If I'm not racing, so why the f*ck do I need a 650b DH bike? Wtf bike industry.
  • 4 8
flag Willie1 (Aug 16, 2014 at 22:15) (Below Threshold)
 DH = racing. Wtf are you talking about?
  • 3 6
 Josh they don't need to do that it has already been done this year and last. Guess what 650b is faster and that's a fact. Now let's get over it and move on.
  • 4 1
 WHat do you mean it has already been done this year and last year? When 26inch bikes came 1st and 2nd in the EWS? Or when Josh Bryceland won his first race on a 26 inch?
  • 3 11
flag Matt76 (Aug 17, 2014 at 2:24) (Below Threshold)
 Jeez get over it. They are all on 650b now because IT IS FASTER. 26 is dead....move on ffs.
  • 9 0
 More people ride dh than race dh.
  • 1 0
 I dont care about wheel size at all. I think all conversations about it are stupid. But you saying that they are faster as if it is a fact is also stupid when the evidence suggests the difference if any is negligable. Therefore how exactly are Nukeproof being stupid?
  • 1 3
 Stupid!!! Ok if bigger wheels aren't faster then tell that to all the world cup XC, Enduro and DH teams running bigger wheels. I'm sure they must be all really really really stupid!!!!
  • 3 0
 I race a 29 xc bike. My point isn't that any wheel size is faster but that the industry is grasping at new bike sales. When the 650b size hype is over what are they going to do? A 675b bike? The best of both worlds. A perfect size between 650b and 29er.
  • 2 1
 Now your getting silly. If that happens then the bike industry can go bum itself.
  • 1 2
 Why are you all assuming that people are rushing to buy new wheel sizes. Especially when reading forums everyone is hating. Fundamentally people in the industry love bikes. Modern wheel sizing is a progression, not just a cash cow. Accept the change or dont buy into it. Either way its time to stop bitching about it on here, you are achieving fuck all other than wearing out your keyboard.
  • 3 0
 "Stupid!!! Ok if bigger wheels aren't faster then tell that to all the world cup XC, Enduro and DH teams running bigger wheels. I'm sure they must be all really really really stupid!!!!"

Look how many people have bought new bikes in the last year because "oh 650b is supposed to be way faster, i need it". People buy into these things and 650b has provided a very significant boost to sales even if the gains are very questionable. You'll notice that bike companies only started pointing out the negatives of 29 inch wheels once they had a 650b to sell. Its marketing. Last year only a few lads had 650b and this year almost everyone at enduro races has them. I dont think there is anyway that many people would have bought new bikes if the wheel change hadnt been made out to be such a huge advantage when it clearly isnt. But people are dumb and hate to think they are missing out on anything.
  • 2 0
 humorourususername-you are right.
  • 1 2
 My god, let it go already! No one cares about the stupid conspiracy theories, or how 26" is the only fun size. Grow up! If 26ers sold well, they would still be around. The industry moved on finally, and got rid of the beach cruiser wheels. It's about time.
  • 2 2
 Thank you. My friend runs a bike shop and they hardly sell any 26ers anymore. Big wheels are hear to stay and good riddance to old designs. Move on
  • 1 0
 The bike industry will do very well from the bigger wheel movement as it means a new frame and fork and I can see how that may cause suspicion. However, i think it is worth remembering the trickle down effect. The whole mtb community will benefit from this - rich kids will be able to buy bigger wheel bikes which will make no difference to most of them but they will be selling their perfectly good 26" bikes for bargain prices - I can't wait to snap one up. I can then sell my ok ish bike to someone who will also be getting a bargain, etc etc.
  • 3 0
 Yes, I agree with you. I have nothing against bigger wheel sizes and my next bike will almost certainly not be a 26 inch. However what annoys me are idiots like Matt76 who claim that the 26 inch wheel is a relic and out of date technology that you cannot win on. The difference in performance is so small that the benefits are very questionable. On a pump track or a really tight and twisty track with lots of accelerating the 26 inch would almost certainly be faster (again almost negligibly so) and if the bike industry was saturated with 27.5 inch wheels that is the benefit of 26 inch that they would be trying to sell us.

Ride what you like but it is not a black and white case of any wheel being better than the other.
  • 1 3
 Dude for DH, Trails, Enduro and XC 26 is well and truly's as dead as a Dodo!! A good friend of mine runs a bike shop and they hardly sell any 26ers any more. Pump/Bmx Tracks, Dirt and 4x is were it only survives and that's a very limited market. Just to make you aware I have a 20"Bmx, 26" 4x Bike, 650b Hardtail Trail Bike and a 29er Full Sus Trail Bike so I well and truly know the difference and how they all ride. But yes I'm sure I'm an idiot..been called worse.
  • 1 3
 Oh and I would happily run a 650b 4x bike.....they are coming too...
  • 5 1
 Yellow n black is a sweet combo. Just remove the rim decals and swap your bars - slightly less nukeproof branded then.
  • 5 0
 I knew Nukeproof could produce a sick long travel hardtail. Looks sweet.
  • 5 0
 It's a shame there's no 26' megas in the 2015 line up.
  • 2 1
 whoa I was just wondering if this Nukeproof was the same one founded in my hometown of Grand Rapids! Slingshot, Nukeproof, 616 Fab, crazy how a SW Michigan city without a ton of trail options has such a long history of talented MTB frame builders.
  • 1 0
 The brand was sold awhile back, I believe. Bike mag did a story on history of Nukeprood awhile ago...try searching/ asking those folks (a number of whom have Michigan ties). Back in the day, Nukeproof had a lot of hand crafted components and would compete with Chris King, Ringle, Syncros, among others.
Love the brand is alive and creating great new rides Smile

Cheers from a fellow SW MI rider!
  • 2 0
 Was I the only one who liked the old Nukeproof graphics black and yellow with Nukeproof everywhere? I loved that. I'm not sure on the look of the frames now. Sure their gonna be strong but christ their boxxy
  • 7 3
 The all look quite "generic"...
  • 5 0
  • 2 0
 I have a pules and if you put it in to long wheel bace on the back a 27.5 wheel will fit you just need to get 27.5 forks that's all sam's bike is
  • 1 0
 Incorrect. Sam has a custom Pulse frame with a lower BB height, which works better with the 650b wheel.
  • 1 0
 Ok cool
  • 1 0
 Well technically it's a custom shortened shock body and custom linkage plates but it's not stock is what I mean :-)
  • 2 0
 Not sure I'd be happy to pay $4000 and later find out I couldn't ride my bike because they don't have any replacement 142 dropouts.

Just saying.
  • 1 0
 Waiting for mine since June!!!
  • 1 1
 It's such a pity Nukeproof seem to employ kindergarten kids to design their graphics and come up with color schemes, this new 015 batch is by and far and away the worst. Love the bikes, but this may just put me off purchasing, can't be ass'd with the hassle of stripping the decals and replacing them with something decent.
  • 1 0
 I run a 26 mega am with mazzochi 55 and ccdb I now ride similar tracks that I did on my scalp but quicker. There not light but take a beasting.
  • 1 0
 That hard tail looks actually really sick... Reminds me of a Ragley with the long travel fork and the dropper post. Would not mind having one of those in my bike quiver!
  • 2 0
 Billy and ollie.... Are you sure They dont look like sessions?
  • 1 0
 Nice to see they went with some new colour options. I'm down with aluminium aswell. If only they would come in 26''
  • 1 2
 Yawn...I fell asleep staring at another average line-up from this company. So to summarize the review: "If you are looking for a well-spec'd bike for the money, with a mediocre alloy frameset give Nukeproof a wirl."
  • 2 0
 another AM hardtail! thanks Nukeproof!
  • 1 0
 I would no buy a new bike as heavy as these bikes, do not understand how by saying it rides lighter makes it any lighter?
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know if the equivalent 650b is heavier than the equivalent 26 ????
Is so is that a forward step ???
  • 1 0
 Yes, it takes more material to build a 650b bike and wheel so usually it is heavier.

However an XL frame is also heavier than a small frame, but you don't see people buying frames which don't fit just to save weight.

So is the functional advantage worth the weight penalty and weaker parts??? That's for consumers to decide.
  • 1 0
 I can dig it. Especially that black and red Pulse.
  • 4 1
 It's orange
  • 1 0
 Well, kind of red/orange
  • 1 0
 Finisisisismas de paris the best
  • 3 3
 If this bike were to get destroyed by a nuclear bomb, would it still be fair to call it nuke proof?
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 I guess no riding impressions of the pulse? New colors look dope.
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 I really do like Neon bikes bikes but l wonder about if l would like them a few years from now. Hmmm????
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 I had a Raleigh in 1991 that was neon green. Stood out like a sore thumb in 1994.
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 No 4X then......
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 where is 26" Mega AM?
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 Can't wait to get the mega am pro
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 On one parkwood is better spec and value for a hard tail in my opinion
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 nukeproof looking good!! its going to be interesting to watch sam hill in the world cups on 26 inch wheels and flat pedals. what a boss!
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 Hes on 650
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 Andy Waterman-Don't use ain't. Ain't ain't in the dictionary and ain't, ain't a word.
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 The schwalbe what now?
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 No rook?
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 At least it will get rid of all the 26 inch breaking bumps.!!!!!!! Maybe 26 will then come around again when someone puts down a quicker time on a 26 er ????
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 All look like old versions from other brands.
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