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. Now in its 4th evolution, the Mega is podium proven. It has tasted success with numerous national and international race wins to its name.
Designed to excel on the toughest enduro tracks; the gravity focused specification is designed to descend fast but maintain the pedalling efficiency for all-day epics.
For 2019 Nukeproof has focussed on the smallest details in order to improve an already podium proven chassis. Making the decision to commit to a dedicated 1x drivetrain configuration across all models, this enabled its engineers to utilise the space required for a front derailleur to increase the main pivot bearing placement ensuring that maximum stiffness is achieved. This additional stiffness prevents torsional flex under pedalling and helps the chassis track through high speed, rough terrain without compromise.
With stiffness in mind, Nukeproof took the time to incorporate the very latest Boost 148 rear axle spacing allowing it to spec much stiffer and stronger wheels both front and rear. All 2019 Nukeproof Mega models will come with new wider spaced Boost wheels and forks enabling the rider to feel even more confident on the increased capability of the bike.
Updated Race Geometry
With the demands of Enduro World Series racers progressing at a rapid rate, Nukeproof looked again at its geometry and saw an opportunity to tailor the frames to suit not only the fastest racers, but the growing tribe of riders that utilise its bikes every weekend whether that be shuttling runs at their favourite bike park, or heading off for an all-day epic in the local hills.
Slightly taller head tube lengths help tailor the cockpit feel to increase rider confidence, and a lengthened top tube on large and extra-large frames should help even the tallest of riders feel at home on the new Mega 290 Comp.
Metric Shock Sizing
The product development team work extremely closely with Nukeproof's suspension partners and spent endless hours working on the perfect shock configuration for the new Mega. The perfect partnership between rear shock technology and frame kinematics has always been in the very root of its thought process when developing bikes and the new Mega with its brand new ’metric’ shock standard is no different. Designed to work perfectly with both air and coil sprung rear shocks, Nukeproof has addressed some of the areas that it felt could be improved on over the previous design such as hardware improvements and higher spec shocks across the board.
The new Mega 290 Comp utilises the incredible Fox Float X2 rear shock and hardware now comprises of a wider spaced 25mmx8mm front mount. This combination adds even more stiffness to the chassis through these more secure fixtures and the ‘Metric’ rear shock system with increased bushing overlap.
- Frame: Nukeproof Mega 290 Alloy, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, custom tuned rear shock configuration, internal dropper seatpost cable routing, threaded bottom bracket, boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured frame protection
- Fork: RockShox Yari Chargr RC 160mm, 51mm Offset, Debonair, Diffusion Black
- Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe R ML1, 210x55mm (Comes with 2x bottomless tokens fitted so you have them if needed.)
- Front Wheel: Nukeproof Neutron 29", 15x110mm
- Rear Wheel: Nukeproof Neutron 29", Shimano, 148x12mm
- Tyres: Michelin Wild Enduro 29" x 2.4, Gum -X TS TLR
- Crankset: SRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed, 170mm, 30T, B148, DUB
- Drivetrain: SRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed
- Chain Guide: MRP 1x CS, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black
- Brakes: SRAM Guide T
- Front Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 200mm
- Rear Rotor: SRAM Centreline, 180mm
- Handlebars: Nukeproof Neutron 800mm, 25mm
- Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black
- Saddle: Nukeproof Horizon SL, Black
- Seatpost: Brand X Ascend internal, S:120mm drop; M/L/XL:150mm drop
- Headset: Nukeproof Warhead, 44-56 IITS
- Grips: Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
|Recommended Rider Height (Imperial)||5' 7" - 5' 11"||5' 11" - 6' 3"||6' 3" - 6' 7"|
|Recommended Rider Height (Metric)||170 - 180cm||180 - 190cm||190 - 200cm|
|Recommended Inside Leg (Imperial)||30" - 32"||32" - 34"||34" - 36"|
|Recommended Inside Leg (Metric)||76 - 81cm||81 - 86cm||86 - 92cm|
|ST - Seat tube Length||420mm / 16.5"||458mm / 18"||508mm / 20"|
|TT - Effective Top Tube Length||595mm||632mm||678mm|
|HT - Head tube Length||100mm||110mm||115mm|
|Ha - Head tube Angle||65.5°||65.5°||65.5°|
|WB - Wheelbase||1197mm||1236mm||1283mm|
|CS - Chainstay Length||450mm||450mm||450mm|
|STa - Seat tube Angle||75.5°||75.5°||75.5°|
|BB - Bottom Bracket Height||-30mm||-30mm||-30mm|
|Re - Reach||435mm||470mm||515mm|
View the Nukeproof Bikes Size Guide.
United Kingdom Shipping
Delivery is between 1-5 days and is FREE on orders over £60 and £2.99 for any orders under £60. All products bought in the UK are subject to 20% tax (VAT).
Here at MTB Monster we ship bikes and parts internationally via DHL. The service provided by DHL is both tracked and insured to provide you with peace of mind.
Delivery Costs - All our delivery prices depend on the size and weight of the items being sent in the post. For this information please use the guide below which calculates the delivery costs for all of the items in your shopping basket.
Tax Costs - If you live within the European single market you are subject to UK product tax. However, if your country is not part of the European single market (for example: USA /Australia) you are not subject to UK product tax and this tax will be removed at the checkout.
Delivery Times - The amount of time our products will take to get to you will vary from country to country.
At MTB Monster we want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. We have systems in place to ensure your products are correctly assembled and checked prior to delivery by our fully trained staff. All our products including bikes are very carefully packaged to prevent damage in transit, so it is unlikely that you will have any problems.
However, on occasion things can go wrong and if your purchase isn’t suitable for whatever reason you can find out below what can be done. Section 1 takes you through the returns process and section 2 advises you on what to do if you have a warranty issue.
(1a)What if my bike has arrived damaged or faulty?
If your bike is faulty or damaged on delivery you must inform us by completing a Warranty Form within 48 hours of the bike being delivered. Please complete the form in full to avoid unnecessary delays.
If it is a minor issue that you feel can be solved over the telephone, please call the workshop on (+44) 0 1254 814238 and select option 2.
What is covered?
- Manufacturing faults.
- Damage in transit.
What is not Covered?
- Items that have been damaged in a crash.
- Items that have not been installed properly (e.g. stripped pedal threads).
- Items that have been modified by the customer
(1b)What if my bike has been delivered and I no longer want it?
If you purchase a bike and change your mind you must contact us within 14 days of delivery at email@example.com to express your intention to return your bike. Items must then be returned within 28 days of purchase.
Unwanted bikes must be returned unused, undamaged and in the original packaging. You can either mail the bike back to us yourself or we can come and collect it. Collecting a bike will cost you £35 for UK customers (this will be deducted from your refund amount)
For non-UK residents we will advise the return cost based on your address. We will endeavour to do this in the most cost-effective way possible for you. Please also contact firstname.lastname@example.org arrange this with a member of our team.
If you decide to return the bike yourself, please make sure you get a proof of return as we cannot be held responsible for the goods lost or damaged in transit.
No refunds can be made until the goods are received and checked by our team so there may be a slight delay in processing your return.
(1c)What if I have custom build mountain bike?
When ordering a Custom Mountain Bike, you will be liaising at length with a member of our team to ensure the full specification is agreed and signed off by both parties in writing. Once agreed a non- refundable 50% deposit is taken so the build can commence. Changes to specification can be made along the way through discussions with the member of staff involved with your project and so your total build cost can fluctuate, this is no problem, however, if you decide to cancel the build completely you will lose your deposit. If the reason for the cancellation is unexpected we may be able to release some of the components to the value of your deposit back to yourself, this will be at the discretion of the shop manager.
(1d)What if I have a Special Order Bike?
Special order bikes are bikes that are modified before they leave us. For example, if you are having an Invisi Kit fitted to your bike it would be classed as a special order. This means that if you were to cancel your order once the deposit is paid you would not be entitled to a deposit refund. Another reason your bike may be classed as a ‘special order could be if you are ordering a bike that is not for our normal stock, for example if it is a particularly big or small size that we do not normally carry. You will always be informed both verbally and in writing if your purchase fall under a ‘special order’ and if for any reason after receiving the email you decide you do not want to proceed you will have 24 hours to cancel and still get your full deposit back
(1e)What if I am a non UK resident and I want to return my purchase?
If you need to return your bike from overseas, please ring the store on (+44) 0 1254 814238 and we will discuss the most cost-effective way of shipping your bike. The returns policy remains the same as for UK customers, only the cost of returning an unwanted bike will differ and will be calculated on an individual basis.
(1f)What if my non-bike product has been delivered and I have changed my mind?
Items must be returned within 14 days of purchase.
- Be returned in the package they arrived in.
- Be returned undamaged and unused.
- Be returned in a resealable condition.
- Include your contact details inside the box
Posting fees will not be covered by MTB Monster LTD.
(1g)Where do I return my items to?
MTB MONSTER LIMITED
Unit 4A Fairfield Business Park,
Clayton Le Dale,
Lancashire, BB2 7JA
All items must be inspected before they are refunded or replaced, and this can take up to 7 working days from being received. If you have any queries, call us on (+44) 0 1254 814238 and select option 1.
(2a)I have a warranty issue what do I do?
If you find yourself needing to return an item for warranty, you can fill in our warranty form here. This email is checked daily (excluding Sundays) by a member of our mechanics team so you can be sure of a speedy response. We will support you throughout the warranty process by generating returns where needed and liaising directly with the manufacturers on your behalf. You will be kept informed at every stage until your warranty is complete.
Although we regularly need to have the product returned to our selves at MTB Monster for inspection by a mechanic, most components can be processed by your local authorised service centre. This can reduce the time taken to get the warranty processed while also saving you some postage charges.
(2b)What is covered by my bike's warranty?
Component warranties usually vary from 6 months to 3 years, these are specific to the manufacturer and details can be found in the product manuals or, on the manufacturers website. Bosch systems for electric bikes have a 2-year warranty.
Frames are usually warrantied for approximately 2-5 years, this is determined by the manufacturer, and is usually based on the intended use of the bikes.
To view the details of a brands specific bike frame warranty, please see full info on this page