Nukeproof have announced an all-new edition of the Scout, dubbed the Scout(er). Complete with an all-new rear axle standard and technology from a bygone era, the Scout(er) is a fast(er) iteration of Nukeproof’s hardcore hardtail, the Scout.
The hopes of many awaiting the release of Nukeproof’s first eMTB will be dashed today when they see the brand have completely snubbed the ebike revolution, moving back in time to the era of fossil-fuel powered vehicles. Nukeproof have taken their lauded aluminium hardtail mountain bike, the Scout, rigging it up with an engine, said to make it go fast(er).
“With over three months of tinkering, engineering and refining in the garden shed, it’s almost ready for the trails. Harnessing the power of an EBike, but with technology from a lost generation technology, a 2-stroke 80cc engine 3BHP motor. As with any new bike, you’ve got to bring in a new standard, so we’re please to introduce super mega whopper boost 168mm spacing (box Ticked)” – Rob Sherratt
Nukeproof Scout(er) Spec
A high performance fully compromised build resurrected from the scrap heap and spare parts box:
- Scout 275 XL Frame
- Rockshox Lyrik 170mm
- Nukeproof Finishing kit Inc. Custom Saddle (As unwanted by Sam Hill)
- Sam Hill Signature Super Throttle grip
- Hybrid No Hope Wheelset (Hope Pro 4 27.5 Rear/ Mavic Deemax Front)
- Tires: Semi Slick Michelin
- SRAM Code/ Guide mix ‘n match brakes
- Sam Hill Day of the Dead Hand Guards
- Super Mega Whopper Boost: 168mm Hub Spacing
- X01 11 Speed Drivetrain
- Fully customized plumbing
- Top Tube Mounted Hydration for incredible range
- 80cc eBay motor, creating 3 bhp
- A LOT of re-engineering
- Near certain death
Pricing & Availability
The all-new Nukeproof Scout(er) is available in XL only, retailing at £20,000.
April Fools! Sometimes hard to distinguish facts from fiction, this seems to be at least partly fake news. The cycling industry pulls our legs, sometimes we pull along a bit too all in good fun, and we all can be entertained. Now back to your regularly scheduled, real new tech stories…