The Nukeproof Scout has earned something of a cult following since its birth almost five years ago. Since, the brand has felt that the bike was long due a refresh so now the bike rocks an all-new frame, with completely new tube profiles and a revised geometry, believing that this is the finest vintage Scout yet.
The Scout is built around a 6061-T6 hydroformed aluminium frame but this time, each tube has been reshaped and tuned to optimise the ride. With this, Nukeproof has added stiffness where it's wanted, as well as compliant in a bid to improve handling.
With the new tubing, the brand has taken the opportunity to tweak the Scout's geometry. Now, the bike gets longer, low, and slacker, and the bike now falls in line with Nukeproof's saddle offset theory that's present across the rest of the range of bikes. Essentially, it's steeper seat angles that are said to be optimised for each frame size to ensure that the saddle is in the most efficient place for pedaling.
The chainstay also stretches by 2.5mm on each size and the seat tubes get reamed to offer the most seat post insertion depth as possible. Then, the frame employs a UDH mech hanger, along with accessory strap and water bottle mounts. There's also countoured rubber protection around the chainstay and downtube.
From the 1st of June, four models on the new Scout will be available with each offering a choice of 29" or 650b wheels. Along with a frame-only option, there's also a new RS model which features a RockShox Lyrik Select+ fork with 150mm of travel, rather than the 140mm found on the other bikes.
Prices for the new Nukeproof Scout start at £500 for the frame only and go up to £3,000.
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