2016 Nukeproof CRC-Paypal Team Launch

Apr 5, 2016 at 1:28
by Nukeproof  
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With January and February a wash out in the UK, The Nukeproof Factory backed Chain Reaction Cycles- Paypal team set off for a bit of fair weather testing in sunny Spain. We hooked up with local legend and Ride Malaga owner Salva Moreno (who is also the team videographer) to guide us around the region's DH trails, Tapas bars, and moto spots.

Inspiration for the Bikes

With an eclectic mix of nationalities and characters, it was a great opportunity to get the full team together for a test session to dial in the bikes for the upcoming season. Moving into the second year on the 2016 Pulse, the riders had some solid base settings, but the relaxed test environment allowed freedom to test beyond the constrains of hectic race weekends. Needless to say, speed was found, fun was had and Mike tried a jalapeno pepper (He's not one for hot food that Welsh man).

bigquotesAll the riders are fit, strong and focussed after a good off-season of training and we are looking forward to the race season where we will try and achieve our racing goals and have a great summer riding and racing bikes to do our sponsors proud. - Team Manager Nigel Page

Elliot Heap

Now in his second year as a Junior; Elliot Heap will be out to prove he is one of the quickest juniors in the world. With constant performances in the British enduro and downhill series, Elliot will be looking to take this form to the World Stage.

Mike Jones

Fresh from a winter training in Australia with Sam, Mike Jones is one to watch. A brilliant 3rd place at Lourdes last year and an incredible 4th place at the World Championships in Vallnord will give Mike a great motivation to improve for this 2016 race season.

Joe Smith

Joe Smith had a solid year in 2015 taking numerous BDS wins, the overall series title and a 2nd at Red Bull Hardline. A great off-season should see him mix it up with the worlds elite in Lourdes.

Sam Hill

bigquotesI'm Excited. - Sam Hill

2016 Pulse CRC-Paypal edition

This will be the 2nd year of racing for most of the team on the brand new 2016 Nukeproof Pulse frame. With the frame developed along with feedback from the team, they will all be racing on production frames, with a special paint scheme inspired by Nigel Page and a fascination with his latest Husqvarna enduro bike which has seen plenty of racing over the winter.

The bikes are kitted out with the top spec components from long term team partners RockShox, SRAM, Mavic, Schwalbe and Nukeproof with a new addition in the form of MRP who are working with the team and Nukeproof closely to ensure the chain is as secure as it can be at all times.

MENTIONS: @Nukeproofinternational / @mavic / @SramMedia / @schwalbe


  • 51 0
 I'm excited
  • 15 0
 -Sam Hill
  • 11 1
 - Michael Scott
  • 6 1
 - nah
  • 8 5
 Am I the only one who wants to see Sam Hill on a full carbon bike?

C'mon Nukeproof, we have metric shocks and 1x12 now..... Carbon is soooo 2015
  • 3 0
 short and sweet from the G.O.A.T
  • 1 0
 @fasakelene: plug walk
  • 1 0
 @fasakelene: get out of here with this crap
  • 10 0
 'Elliot Heap' sounds like a literary character. For this reason, I lend my moral support to your campaign, young man. Have a great 2016 racing season. I expect to hear tell of you again in these very pages.
  • 9 1
 Their bike colours look awful, as does their kit, as does their helmets.
  • 6 0
 Came here to say just this. The Nukeproof Pulse is a great looking bike but the CRC-Paypal team colours make it look awful
  • 3 0
 Totally agree. I love Nukeproof (own three of them). I love the riders. But that paintjob...painful to watch. It's a shame.
  • 6 0
 Possibly the worst colour scheme out there
  • 1 0
 don.t judge a bike by his color and also ....... ........shit .......
  • 5 0
 "CRC-Paypal Team"
omg wtf.
  • 1 0
 yeah so quick afternoon at the local hill , we'll shoot coulpe turn couple jumps here and there the tire hitting the ground and voila team launch ! im big fan of Sam Hill but the vid was a bit ... well you know missing 1 min or 2
  • 2 0

old videos used to be the best ones out there. have to say the last few years have been fairly boring
  • 4 0
 Sam Hill, what he lacks in words he makes up for in awesome
  • 3 0
 Look at the four riders' photos above, you'll find:
  • 1 0
 Is Sam Hill no longer with Troy Lee helmets? Wondering....
  • 5 0
 Nope. That's why "he is excited". ;-)
  • 4 3
 Black stanctions with white lowers look awesome on those boxers
  • 1 1
 Looks like YT Tues Razz

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