After the reliable success of the Scout, Nukeproof has given it an update for 2021. The new 2021 models get an updated geometry, up to date kit and the brand has stocked out the warehouse to make sure there's enough to cope with recent demand.
Starting off with the new geometry, the Scout gets a 450mm reach on a large frame, with a 65° (66° sagged) head angle, a 73° seat angle, and a 430mm chainstay on the 650b frame and 440mm on the 29" frame.
All bikes in the new Scout line up come with 'trail appropriate' tyres, in the form of a Maxxis Assegai at the front and a Dissector at the rear from the same brand.
The new frames come with plenty of tyre clearance for those modern big volume units. The 275 frames can accommodate for up to a 2.6" tyre width with the 290 frames fitting up to a 2.5" tyre.
With the new lineup, Nukeproof has brought 3 different builds to cater to different budgets and riders. Topping the range is the Pro model which comes with top-end kit and an extra 10mm of suspension. It's aimed at riders who want the most capable hardtail.
Up front it gets a Lyrik Charger RC from RockShox with 150mm of travel. At the back, it gets 12-speed shifting from Shimano with the SLX groupset and stopping the bike are SLX brakes, again from Shimano.
The Scout Pro rolls on DT Swiss 1900 wheels and comes with a Brand X dropper.
The Scout Comp is the middle sitting model. It benefits from a Shimano Deore 12 speed groupset and a Marzocchi Bomber Z1 fork.
As for the wheels, it rolls on hoops from Sun Ringle and the Duroc 35 Comps. Stopping the bike is a set of Shimano Deore M6120 four-pot brakes.
As with the Scout Pro, the Comp also gets a dropper from Brand X.
Filling the spot for the entry-level rig in the range is the Scout Race. It gets a RockShox Recon RL fork and a Shimano Deore 10 speed drivetrain. It rolls on Nukeproof Neutron wheels and is stopped by a pair of Shimano MT4100 brakes.
Differing from the rest of the range, the Scout race doesn't come with a dropper post.
All bikes in the range come with a 650b or 29" wheeled option. The 290 bike comes in four sizes while the 275 frame comes with five, adding an extra small.
The Scout Pro will set you back £2,100. The Scout Comp, £1,550 and the Scout Race £1,100.
The Scout is also available as a frame only, costing £400 and all frames come with a five-year warranty.
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