[April Fools] Nukeproof Launches its First-Ever Pedal Assisted Bike

Apr 1, 2021 at 2:00
by Nukeproof  

Press Release: Nukeproof


The darkest winter nights have been encouraging the darkest of thoughts. The “slog“ of lapping heavy going British trails, brought on a new anger and envy at the Electrical powered brethren’s. If you can’t beat them, join them?

But how you cry? Nukeproof don’t have an Electrical powered bicycle market… And we still don’t. We’ve bypassed electric and gone straight back a bygone era if you ain't mixing gas, you uaint kickin' ass...

Please welcome our latest addition to the Nukeproof range; the Scout(er).

Designed and developed deep in the Black Country, UK. With over 3 months of spanner wheeling, engineering and refining in the garden shed, it’s almost ready for the trails (you going to wait for Tommy C's Scoutin' About 3 to see it in action). Harnessing more power, more range and more death than an E-Bike, with technology from a lost generation technology. The punchy 2-stroke 80cc engine 3BHP motor is a glorious symphony of noise and will irritate every E-Biker as you whiz past them on the hills and trails*.

Yes that is a copper pipe, with a punisher style Carb set up.

As with any new bike, you’ve got to bring in a new standard, so we’re pleased to introduce super mega whopper boost 168mm spacing (box Ticked).

Twist and Go, Sam Hill's new Throttle grip

More Range than any E-Bike, range-extending hydration-2 Stroke pack also available

Twin Brake/ Clutch set up to challenge your finger skills

The Scout(er), Coming to Scoutin' About 3 soon

Spec: A high performance fully compromised build resurrected from the scrap heap and spare parts box:

Scout 275 XL Frame
Rockshox Lyrik 170mm
Nukeproof Finishing kit Inc. Custom Saddle (As unwanted by Sam Hill)
Sam Hill Signature Super Throttle grip
Hybrid No Hope Wheelset (Hope Pro 4 27.5 Rear/ Mavic Deemax Front)
Tyres: Semi-Slick Michelins
Sram Code/ Guide mix ‘n match brakes
Sam Hill Day of the Dead Hand Guards
Super Mega Whopper Boost: 168mm Hub Spacing
X01 11 Speed Drivetrain
Fully customised plumbing
Top Tube Mounted Hydration for incredible range
80cc eBay motor, creating 3bhp

SRP: £15,000* (Just because it's better than all the E-Bikes out there)

www.nukeproof.com
#itsanattitude


77 Comments

  • 75 5
 Thats just a standard ebike, wheres the joke?
  • 2 0
 eeehhh my brother tried to do that to a nice old Schwinn Homegrown hard tail. It was truly sad.

Fortunately he never got the engine running and got rid of it. But I bet somebody somewhere DID. Frown
  • 46 2
 Just when I thought ebikes couldn't get any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!
  • 39 0
 Needs more copper pipe. The MTB world isn't steampunk enough for my liking yet.
  • 21 0
 Nukeproof had rushed this out just to get on the bandwagon.....what about colour schemes, upgrade options, true life range etc?? Nukeproof are just cashing in if you ask me
  • 60 0
 Dam you and seeing through our evil marketing ways... Give us your money!
  • 22 0
 What I like most is how subtle it is....you can barely tell this apart from a regular scout.
  • 13 0
 Nitrous coming next year?
  • 17 0
 Now there's an idea!
  • 11 0
 Somewhere Sam Pilgrim is breathing heavily.
  • 10 0
 No room for a bottle cage. For that reason, I'm out
  • 1 0
 dont need it, bring a straw for the gas tank
  • 8 0
 Transition released one of these a few years ago too.
  • 8 0
 Tansition Petrol! That was a bike

nukeproof is (too) late, the hate is almost over
  • 9 0
 Ah so they did, dam it! But ours has Super Mega Hyper Boost Axle spacing to use a Rear disc brake... Look forward to the head to head test with the lovely people of Transition Smile
  • 2 0
 @ninjatarian: Thanks for posting that, got a chance to cringe at how much of a Transition fanboy I was with my comment from four years ago. Nothing has changed.
  • 1 0
 @Nukeproofinternational: a head to head of both of them would be hilarious!
  • 4 0
 Welcome to Northfield in Birmingham......home of the badly motorized push bike......
  • 14 0
 Excuse me... this is the finest engineered machine this side of Dudley.
  • 3 0
 So good. This is like X-mass morning waking up to all these articles.. what other industry takes the piss so hard on 1st Apr? None that I can think of!
  • 1 0
 Kinda has to so the "regular" marketing bs the industry dishes out appears more authentic.
  • 4 0
 Sounds like Ronnie Mac works at Nukeproof now?
  • 6 0
 Ronnie Mac Vs Sam Hill?
  • 4 0
 Piaggio did it 50y ago Big Grin
  • 3 0
 SRP note = troll of the year !
  • 2 0
 Wink got to play the game
  • 4 0
 NO TURBO !?
  • 8 0
 need a XXL frame and very bowed legs for that...
  • 1 0
 I'd buy the extra electrolysis warranty. You'll need it due to the amount of dissimilar metals touching on this bike. Keep it away from water.
  • 2 2
 Uhhhh... pedal assisted? That’s a full blown moped. The industry will just push you sheeple anything, won’t they? And 15,000 quid? The Santa Cruz Heckler looks way better and is less than half the price!
  • 2 0
 It appears someone didn't get the joke...
  • 1 0
 @PilchardTV: Might that someone be you? Because I gotcha! To you and all who took the time to read and give me props— both negative and positive — April Fools!

Don’t believe me? Check out all my other comments about “the industry” in four or five of the other April Fools attics out there...
  • 1 0
 Can't wait for them to partner with dodge and make a Hellcat version next year. The V8 would clearly be the superior motor for this beauty.
  • 1 0
 My friends dad built a bike like this when we were kids and used it to go up and down the hill we lived on. Thing was a riot, but also a death trap.
  • 1 0
 If you remove the insides from the tailpipe it becomes a giant motor trumpet you can hear from the next city. Also gets like 0.01 more horsepower
  • 2 0
 Does it come with pedals ? Asking for a friend ...
  • 13 0
 For £20k it will come with whatever you like...
  • 1 0
 'Designed and developed deep in the Black Country, UK.' Gray Pays Colorways, ay it.
  • 1 0
 I think there was a Pulse on eBay a guy had 'modified' himself with an advertised top speed of 70mph - sounded safe
  • 2 0
 Who designed this? Sam Pilgrim?
  • 3 0
 more like Gary Powndland (Wolves Reference for you)
  • 2 0
 super fast recharging too
  • 2 0
 Specialized is taking notes
  • 1 0
 Man, that shiny exhaust is one classy touch... Hope noisy enough to scare grandma at the crosswalk and enrage the fuzz !
  • 1 0
 With a name like Nukeproif, I was hoping for something better than electric or gas... Nuclear! Mr. Fusion anyone?
  • 2 0
 Really interested how the _pedal assist_ works in this bike.
  • 1 0
 No need for a bell to warn others on the bike path. Bet that puppy is LOUD.
  • 1 0
 Needs power meter pedals for the dentists to one-up their conventional e-bike riding colleagues
  • 1 0
 That left sprocket - can I get one in oil slick Ti? Bolts, nuts, and washers too!?!
  • 1 0
 Would be funnier with a lot of batteries taped to the bike Smile
  • 1 0
 This is where it's at, gas for life
  • 1 0
 I was hoping that it was Sam Hill yelling at you to work harder
  • 1 0
 Will it be available as frame only? I want to put a Predator motor on it
  • 1 0
 I do love a new standard. 168 really seems like the sweet spot.
  • 1 0
 Damn that thing looks dialed, but why no dropper?
  • 11 0
 to encourage the exhilaration in the under carriage from the engine vibrations when seated
  • 4 0
 @Nukeproofinternational: wow I take it back... completely dialed.
  • 1 0
 Trails? Where we are going we don't need trails!
  • 1 0
 Love my Scout just the way she is. Cool build up though.
  • 1 0
 Looks an awful lot like the Transition Petrol from a few years ago.
  • 1 0
 Looks almost as good as that Scott Ransom ebike!
  • 1 0
 FINALLY a good looking ebike
  • 1 0
 Modern art I'd say
  • 1 0
 April Fool!!!
  • 1 0
 Winner!
  • 1 0
 No video?! SAD
  • 1 0
 Just wait a few weeks.... Scoutin’ About Part 3 is coming (hopefully)
  • 1 0
 Needs a turbo imo.
  • 1 4
 Man just buy a moto
  • 1 0
 check the date
  • 1 0
 @rodponton: i am well aware of this irritating day
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