Video: Riding the New Nukeproof Giga in Zermatt

Jan 27, 2021 at 10:17
by James Smurthwaite  

bigquotesAs riders, we are all guilty of the gluttonous sin; enough is never enough in the hunt for the ultimate ride or result. There is a constant push for bigger, longer, rougher and faster with ever increasing demands on the performance and capabilities of our bike and products. The pursuit is endless. It’s a philosophy that athletes like Sam Hill live by. The new Nukeproof Giga is the embodiment of this idea; Designed to be the ultimate hard-hitting Super-Enduro weapon for when you just need more.

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51 Comments

  • 25 0
 Everyone's riding mullet in the videos, but no mullet for sale?
  • 9 0
 Nothing for sale at the moment.
  • 4 0
 The Green Giga that Ant Hale is riding is 290 F&R
  • 2 0
 I see 1 mullet and one 29"
  • 5 0
 As a rider who cut my teeth in the early 90's we used to do all kinds of crazy shit to bikes which massively changed the characteristics of our bikes I find it hard to believe that no one just chucks a 27.5 on the back of a 29er and rides it, maybe even with a slightly bigger tyre to compensate. I mean, it'll drop the rear axle by only about an inch, but bb drop will be like half an inch and it'll slacken out the front a bit (which I heard people like). Has anyone done that?
  • 1 1
 @bigtim: I did it to a Mega 290 and it made it faster perhaps somewhat unsurprisingly.
  • 19 1
 Poor second guy.... Hardly got to see him doing anything
  • 5 0
 it was like the camera was allergic to him
  • 1 0
 only the uk boys knew him before this video,shame no one else does
  • 1 1
 Yes, adding insult to injury of being forced to ride that hideous slime green bike!
  • 8 0
 Nukeproof might be some of the most underrated bikes certainly amongst ordinary mtbers. But I can't be sure cause I can't find one to demo. Nukeproof if you're listening, up your North American distribution game and put on a demo tour (post COVID of course). Get these bikes over here! I wanna try them on our southwest chunk!
  • 3 0
 You likely never will. Buy one anyways, you will not be disappointed. The new Mega C is incredible.
  • 1 0
 I have a Reactor 275...really digging it. I came from a Pivot Mach 5.5 (also a great bike).
  • 1 0
 Distribution in europe is pretty scarce as well outside the UK
  • 5 0
 We're listening.. A demo tour will be happening in the USA (CVD-19 allowing), we had a few last year but CVD-19 messed a few plans up.
  • 1 0
 @Nukeproofinternational: Awesome! Looking forward to trying your bikes!
  • 11 0
 Well. My decision about where to spend my money just got harder
  • 6 0
 What's the point of the 2nd guy in this video? He got cut out of everything! Then he took the lead near the end and videographer still focused on pink helmet guy! Haha!
  • 1 0
 i'm just curious, have you not heard of either of these guys?
  • 3 0
 @jonnybeher: Not at all. And I know a lot of dudes. It looks like both the videographer and the editor doesn't know him either.

That being said, I'm sure he rips.
  • 2 0
 @counterpoint: i guess it must be hard for them riding under the shadow of sam hill
  • 7 0
 Giga-dy giga-dy giga-dy!! Let's flatten the trail like zer-door-matt!
  • 5 1
 Why are chainstays are so long on some 29ers and why is that hard to put a flip chip on the rear axle in order to suit all tastes and rider heights?
  • 2 0
 I picked up a 2019 Mega factory 27.5 at chain reaction cycles for $4999 last march. It is easily the best bike ever ridden. Last ride was a spec enduro evo with 180 mm f & r. This one is 170 & 165 fox 36/shimano xt. Mega eats up everything the Spec did with better tracking and control at higher speeds.
I didn’t want a transition, santa cruz or evil like everyone else in Seattle so I did the research and found the Mega. The components were better than anything else at a lower price point, and it’s carbon (front tri, rear is alum). Couldn’t be happier.
  • 5 0
 So... The Mega is the race bike, and the Giga is... a freeride park bike?
  • 2 1
 but.. it's carbon? 真奇怪
  • 3 0
 This video is how I imagine I ride. If only..... Also if this doesn't make you want to go ride, consult your physician because you're probably dead inside.
  • 3 1
 It has a vague Santa Cruz Hightower look to it. Much better looking than the new Mega. I dig it. Hope it rides as well as it looks.
  • 3 0
 Is Sam going to be racing this thing?
  • 3 0
 I think he might do the mega, he has put so much into it, it just makes sense.
  • 1 0
 @joshfrandsen: saw that they’d probably be riding both depending on where they were
  • 2 0
 Mega, now Giga. This is a long setup for the Terra: 1000x better than the Giga and MADE to shred this Earth.
  • 2 0
 Next year call it Terra, put a DH fork on it and a bit more travel at the back. Wait...
  • 1 0
 I remember Santa Cruz once made a video of the Nomad v3 kinda like this . . .

www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8db5IFErho

Nukeproof lining up targets on Nomad v5 sales.
  • 1 0
 & the only way you'll hear Soundhog's Beatles/Zep mashup with a USA ISP
  • 2 0
 It looks like it rides like a waterbed
  • 1 0
 Elliot ripping Zermatt a new one..... This looks like one of the best thought out bikes i have seen.
  • 2 0
 I wanna ride one!!!
  • 9 2
 thats what she said
  • 10 1
 Gigady
  • 1 0
 Oh, a NukaCruz GigaTower, sweet :-).
  • 1 0
 The ???? Should be a spud emoji
  • 1 0
 Wipe your feet on z............ before your come in !
  • 1 0
 Zermattproof
  • 1 0
 looked like mega fun
  • 1 0
 I want one.
  • 1 0
 Yeh true... Thanks????
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