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Nukeproof 2017 Mega 290 Comp - Yellow

Nukeproof 2017 Mega 290 Comp - Yellow

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  • Nukeproof 2017 Mega 290 Comp - Yellow
  • Nukeproof 2017 Mega 290 Comp - Cockpit
  • Nukeproof 2017 Mega 290 Comp - Rear Shock
  • Bike is supplied with Brand X seatpost, not Nukeproof as shown.
  • Nukeproof 2017 Mega 290 Comp - Sram 1x Drivetrain
  • Nukeproof 2017 Mega 290 Comp - Sram 1x Drivetrain
  • Nukeproof 2017 Mega 290 Comp - Rear Brake
  • Nukeproof 2017 Mega 290 Comp - Front Brake
  • Nukeproof Mega 290 Geometry

RRP £2,799.99

You Save £800.99 (29%)

Web Price £1,999.00

These bikes are in stock, we do not list products that we don't have in. The 2017 Nukeproof Mega 290 features an all-new 29er specific frame with agressive geomtery designed for all-mountain riding and enduro racing.  

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These bikes are in stock, we do not list products that we don't have in. The 2017 Nukeproof Mega 290 features an all-new 29er specific frame with agressive geomtery designed for all-mountain riding and enduro racing.


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12 Months 15.9% £0 £2,316.84
24 Months 15.9% £0 £2,316.84
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“The original big mountain race bike”


With a proud history in creating performance mountain bike products, Nukeproof are extremely proud to introduce their most compelling all mountain/enduro bike created to date. The new MEGA.


Since 1999 the infamous Megavalanche race which starts from the highest point on Pic Blanc (3300m) above the village of Alpe D’Huez has been synonymous with all mountain riding and the highest level of true mountain bike racing. Conceived originally in 2009 by the development team at Nukeproof in an attempt to build the perfect bike for this exact style of racing, the Mega was born.


Refined and improved since then, the Mega has evolved into the perfect all mountain and enduro race bike. Available now as a 160mm 27.5″ option for every day riders who want to push their limits, and a 150mm 29″ option for those who have an appetite for out and out speed on all terrain.


The new Mega commands respect, and dishes out the rewards in spadefuls!


Frame Features

  • Enduro ready 29" frame
  • Custom hydroformed T6 6061 Aluminium tubeset
  • Progressive Enduro geometry
  • Tapered 44-56mm headtube
  • ISCG 05
  • Internal cable routing for Stealth dropper post
  • Head angle: 66 degrees
  • Seat angle: 75.5 degrees
  • Seatpost : 31.6mm
  • Rear axle: 12mm x 142mm
  • Chainstay length: 450mm
  • BB shell: 73mm
  • BB height: -20mm
  • Size S (15") M (16.5”) L (18”) XL (20”)


Specification Highlights

  • Rockshox Pike RC, 29", Solo Air, Black, 150mm
  • SRAM Guide R brakes
  • Brand X Ascend, 125mm dropper seatpost
  • SRAM GX/X1 11 speed drivetrain components


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Additional Information

Model Number 53106
Brands Nukeproof
Gender Mens
Age Adult
Model Year 2017
Colour Yellow
Frame Custom hydroformed T6 6061 aluminium
Fork Rockshox Pike RC, 29", Solo Air, Diffusion Black, 150mm, Maxle Stealth
Rear Shock Rockshox Monarch, RL, 200x57mm, HVI, ML, Black
Shifters SRAM GX-1, 11spd, Black
Derailleur (Front) MRP 1x V3, ISCG 05, 26-38t, Black (chain guide)
Derailleur (Rear) SRAM X1 11spd, Black
Brakes SRAM Guide R, Black
Crankset SRAM Descendant 170mm, Direct Mount 30t X-Sync Ring, Black
Cassette SRAM PG1130, 11-42
Chain SRAM PC-1110 11spd
Hub Front Raceface Aeffect
Hub Rear Raceface Aeffect
Rims Raceface Aeffect 25, 29"
Tyres Front: WTB Viglante, 2.3 x 29", High Grip Tyre | Rear: WTB Trail Boss, 2.3 x 29", High grip
Handlebar Nukeproof Warhead 760 Riser; 760mm wide, 20mm rise,
Stem Nukeproof Warhead, 31.8mm
Headset Nukeproof 44-56IITS
Saddle Nukeproof Vector AM, Lime
Seatpost Brand X Ascend, 125mm, Trigger, Black
Pedal None incl.
Wheel Size 29inch
Number of Gears 11
Ready to ride
Every bike from Start Fitness is fully checked & assembled before despatch and will arrive, almost, ready to ride. Each bike is assembled by one of our CyTech accredited mechanics and then packed into one of our custom boxes. Minimal assembly, with basic tools, is required before you can ride. Assembly tools are not usually included. More details can be found here.
Please note: Some bikes are not supplied with pedals. Manufacturers don’t know if you want flat or clipless pedals, rather than send the bike with the wrong type, they leave the choice for you to make.
This process has a lead time of around 2-3 working days
Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible.
Making sure you are home
Once fully checked and boxed, we will contact you to book a delivery date. Our bikes are despatched on a next working day service (excludes weekends & bank holidays) for UK mainland orders, or a two day service to Northern Ireland and outlying Scottish areas. European bike deliveries usually take approximately one week.
Taking Delivery
Any mechanical or cosmetic issues need to be reported to us within one week of the delivery date. If you do not plan on using the bike straight away, we advise that you remove it from the box and check it over ASAP as we cannot be responsible for any reported issues (other than standard warranty issues) later than one week from the date that the bicycle was delivered.
First Check-Over
After a few weeks of riding (depending on riding style and conditions), a new bike will need a check-over to make final adjustments and to re-check all nuts and bolts. This is necessary as the bike goes through a ‘bedding in’ phase after which, final adjustment may be necessary. We recommend that this is carried out by a CyTech qualified mechanic. It is important to have these checks carried out to prevent any avoidable problems which may not be covered by warranty and to ensure the smooth running of the bicycle.
We can carry out the first check-over free of charge, at our Newcastle store (NE16JE). If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to get the bicycle to and from our store for this work to be carried out. This complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories.
All bikes must be booked in for the first service & must be clean or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable. You can book this by calling 0191 261 4191. Proof of purchase will need to be presented when the bicycle is dropped off for the first check-over.
Bike Servicing
Bicycles need to be serviced regularly, as a guideline we would advise on at least one full service per year and/or a standard service twice a year. If the bike is used regularly in adverse conditions, more regular servicing may be required.

Customer Reviews

Great burly 29er for rowdy terrain - and great service from Start Review by Chris Weir
The mega 290 is a big bike in every sense. It's a long travel, long wheelbase, big-wheeled beast and built sturdy. But along with the size, it's also well balanced, and doesn't feel sluggish or difficult to manouevre. The rider is well balanced between the wheels, so you don't really feel encumbered by the length of the bike. The front centre is a decent length, but it's not massively slack, so ends up giving a fairly nimble feel. If anything, it could probably go a degree or so slacker and still feel manageable on most trails (I have some offset bushings ordered for some angle experimenting). But where the bike really excels is on rough, fast terrain, where the stability and balance shine, and on steep trail, where the great grip of the 29 inch rubber and the low bottom bracket really provide confidence.

On the negetive side the hard compound tyres supplied and the basic monarch shock do hold the bike back. The tyres can be easily changed, but it's worth bearing in mind some extra budget to deal with the shock. Upgrading to something like a monarch plus tuned specifically for the bike will be a sound investment worth every penny.

I was also impressed with Start Cycles. After experiencing severe hassle with the previous shop I tried to buy from, Start were a breath of fresh air, really helpful at every step, and up-front and honest throughout. Well impressed, cheers guys!

(Posted on 06/10/2017)

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