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New Bike: Nukeproof Mega 2016

Just some days more to go to the new year. For some, new year means new bike. And knowing that fact, Nukeproof finally releases their newest bikes for 2016. This is just a bike actually but, Nukeproof builds this populer model Mega in two options, the popular 27.5 inch wheeled and the bigger 29er. The 2016 Nukeproof Mega is also be the sign that there will be no more Mega AM and Mega TR models.
Nukeproof Mega 2016 27.5/29er Details
2016 Nukeproof Mega 27.5/29 Pro Highlights
Frame Material: 6061 Aluminium
27.5" Front/Rear Travel: 160/160mm
29" Front/Rear Travel: 150/150mm
Fork: RockShox Pike RCT3, (27.5" 160mm / 29" 150mm), SA, Black
Shock: RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair, (27.5" 216X63mm LL tune / 29" 200X56mm, LL tune)
Derailleur - F: N/A
Derailleur - R: SRAM X-1, Black, 11 speed
Shifter - F: N/A
Shifter - R: SRAM X-1, Black, 11 Speed
Crankset: SRAM X1 1200, 170mm, 32T
Cassette: SRAM XG-1175, 10-42T
Chainguide: N/A
Chain: SRAM PC-X1
Wheels: SRAM Roam 40, 27.5"/29", Black/Silver,
Tyres - F: Schwalbe Magic Mary, Snake Skin, Trail Star, 27.5"/29"
Tyres - R: Schwalbe Nobby Nic, Snake Skin, Pace Star, 27.5"/29"
Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb Stealth, 150mm
Handlebars: Nukeproof Warhead 20mm Rise, 760mm, Black/Grey
Stem: Nukeproof Zero, 50mm, Black/Grey
Saddle: Nukeproof Trail Saddle, Black/Black
Brakes: SRAM Guide RS
Rotors: SRAM Centreline 180mm
Headset: Top ZS44-28.6-T2
Headset: Bottom ZS56-40-B8
Sizes: SM/MD/LG/XL
Weight:28.6lb (27.5),28.9lb (29), size Medium
Availability: limited quantities in December 2015, February 2016 GA

Since its first appearance on the trail, the Nukeproof Mega turns to be one of the most popular enduro/all mountain bikes out there. Based on its success, the 2016 Mega will adopt new design with longer front centers and wheelbases. The new 2016 Nukeproof Mega also have slacker head angles and shorter chainstays. The suspension is still same as previous with 160mm on both rear and front. But, the new Mega 2016 is using Horst Style Suspension System instead of the Single Pivot.

The new Mega 2016 27.5 will be completed by Nukeproof components and Rockshox parts; both suspension with the Monarch Debonair RC3 and Pike 160mm. The new 2016 Nukeproof Mega will run with the SRAM X01 drivetrain.

This is the really new Nukeproof Mega because it adopts 29er, a bigger wheel than 650b. Nukeproof says that they want to create the Mega in the faster and better in the performance. But, the New Mega 29er is a bit different with its brother, mostly on the travel. The New Mega 29er runs in 150mm of travel, on both front and rear.
More than that, this bike is very similar with the 27.5 model; Nukeproof components combined with SRAM parts. For fans who want to get more information about the bike, please visit the Nukeproof website at nukeproof.com.  (pic; pinkbike.com)


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