A bike that has been ridden by Sam Hill for the last four years, a bike we've seen snippets of throughout Enduro World Series races this year and a bike we knew was going to look pretty tempting to the wallet is finally here - the carbon Mega 275.
Under Sam Hill the Mega is currently leading the Enduro World Series and is fresh from a 6th place finish at the Downhill World Championship the new 27.5" wheeled carbon Nukeproof Mega 275 has already achieved some great things with its pro pilot.
Nukeproof said the goal wasn’t to make just another carbon bike, it was to engineer the fastest machine possible, capable of carrying Sam Hill to EWS glory and a bike true to their DNA and a bike fit for the Nukeproof customer.
The new carbon Mega 275 will be available as a frameset and two builds the Mega 275 RS and the Mega 275 Factory. The 275 RS being the more expensive of the pair, coming in at £4,600 with Rockshox Lyriks, a Rockshox Super Dulux RC3 shock, SRAM X01 Eagle kit and DT Swiss XM1501 rims. The Factory build is £4,200 and sports Fox 36's, a Fox Float X2 Factory shock, a Shimano XT build kit and DT Swiss E1700 wheels.
What's new for the 275 and the 290?
The current Nukeproof Mega 275 and 290 have proved popular amongst racer and regular riders alike. It's a bike that brought longer and lower geometry along with some well-specced parts to customers at a price point that didn't make you need to sit down and catch your breath. So, what's new from the whole range in 2018?
- New carbon frame for the 27.5" wheeled bikes
- The carbon 275 is 320g lighter than alloy counterpart
- Boost wheels and forks used for both the 275RS, 275 and 290 bikes
- Taller head tube lengths across all bikes (+5mm) which Nukeproof say will increase rider confidence
- Longer top tube on Large and XL frames, 10mm and 35mm respectively
- 170mm forks and longer rear travel (165mm) on the carbon and alloy 275
- Wider spaced front shock mount with rocker link mounted bearing system at the rear to improve shock sensitivity and reduce wear
- Metric shock standards used
- Wider bars and longer seatposts specified
So minor updates for the Mega in general following feedback from pro's and customers alike. Taller riders will welcome the longer top tubes therefore increasing the reach and making this bike a very inviting prospect. We're glad to see the slacker head angle and steep seat angle has stuck around from last year and are keen to try out the 2018 beast and see how the updates feel on the trail.
The Rest of the Range
Elsewhere in the range you'll see the updates listed above at the down to earth prices that Nukeproof are known for, for spec details head along to www.nukeproof.com
Mega 275 Pro - £3,500
Mega 275 Pro - £3,500
Mega 275 Comp - £2,400
Mega 290 Factory - £3,800
Mega 290 Pro - £3,500
Mega 290 Comp - £2,400