After teasing us with a proto at Crankworx Whistler last year, and then under the Pulse name in December, Nukeproof have finally named their new DH rig, the Dissent. After almost 7 years of using a 3-stage Fallout linkage on the Nukeproof Pulse, the new Dissent takes on a new linkage design platform. The new suspension set up was originally conceived by the Nukeproof engineers as a concept for easy testing of several leverage curve theories.
Nukeproof Dissent Downhill Mountain Bike
Turning the theory into practise created something much better than they expected and the prototype took Sam Hill to the top step at the Crankworx Garbanzo Downhill race on its international debut.
Nukeproof will return to the Downhill World Cup this season with Mr Gas to Flat, Adam Brayton, riding the new Dissent with a full suite of beautiful Hope Technology componentry. The Hope Factory racing team rider is the current UK Downhill Series Champion with last season’s best World Cup result at Val di Sole, placing 13th.
Details on the new Dissent are pretty thin on the ground just now but we are promised a more comprehensive low down shortly, with full geometry information. The Nukeproof Dissent will be coming to retailers “sometime soon”. Hang in there folks. In the meantime, have a good old ogle.
Update: The design does look to retain the same single pivot suspension layout that we saw in December’s prototype, even with the revised alloy yoke. Also that main pivot remains offset in its mount to the frame, suggesting that geometry fine-tuning adjustment will be a part of the final bike, not something that was simply a part of the development prototype.