Following the Sam Hill-mounted EWS-winning Nukeproof Mega 275c, the Mega 290 is the second Nukeproof bike to get the WORX treatment. We saw just 50 Mega 275c WORX bikes go out the door, glimmering in glittery green & gold. Similarly, there are just 50 Nukeproof Mega 290 WORX bikes up for grabs, dressed up in a sleek brushed aluminium with eye-popping limited edition red decals providing beautiful contrast.
Nukeproof Mega 290 WORX limited edition enduro bike
Named after the infamous Megavalanche mass-start downhill race taking place high on the slopes of Alpe D’Huez, the Mega is Nukeproof’s answer to high-stakes, big terrain all mountain riding. This 170mm travel ride is available in both 27.5″ (270) and 29″ (290) wheels, though only the Mega 270 gets a carbon frame, as of yet.
The Mega 290 WORX, priced at £4499, is spec’d accordingly. A new Rockshox Lyrik Ultimate Charger 2 fork delivers 170mm of travel to the stiff boost-spaced hydroformed aluminium frame, which rolls on a DT Swiss EX 1501 Spline One wheelset treading on 2.4″ Michelin Wild Enduro tyres. A 10-50T gear range is offered by the SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain while the all-powerful SRAM Code R brakes can be relied upon for stopping.
The suspension platform of the latest iteration of the Nukeproof Mega 290 is serviced by a new metric-sized custom-tuned Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT coil shock, providing 150mm of rear wheel travel. The shock hardware now has a wider spaced 25mm x 8 mm front mount with a rocker link mounted bearing system – aimed at improving shock sensitivity and reducing the amount of wear through heavy usage.
Sizing & Availability
With only 50 bikes going out in this limited edition run, you may want to act fast. You can now pre-order the Nukeproof Mega 290 WORX in size Medium, Large, or Extra Large from your local dealer, with estimated shipping dates in early June 2019.
Nukeproof Mega 290 WORX Specification
Frame: Nukeproof Mega 290, Triple butted hydroformed aluminium, brushed finish
Fork: Rockshox Lyrik Ultimate Charger 2 RC 170mm, 51mm offset, Debonair, Boxxer Red
Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT coil, ml1 custom tune, 210x55mm (medium=400lb spring / large=450lb spring / xl=500lb spring red coil spring)
Front wheel: DT Swiss EX 1501 spline one, 29”, 15x110mm
Rear wheel: DT Swiss EX 1501 spline one, 29”, xd, 148x12mm
Tyres: Michelin Wild Enduro 29” x 2.4, gum -x ts tlr
Crankset: SRAM Descendant carbon eagle 12-speed, 170mm, 30t, b148, dub
Shifter: SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-speed red
Rear derailleur: SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-speed red
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed
Cassette: SRAM CS XG 1295 eagle 12-speed, 10-50t
Chain guide: MRP AMG v2, 26-32t, iscg-05, black
Brakes: SRAM Code R with sintered pads
Front rotor: SRAM centreline, 200mm
Rear rotor: SRAM centreline, 180mm
Handlebars: Nukeproof Horizon carbon 800mm, 25mm
Stem: Nukeproof Horizon 50mm, Black