Nukeproof Mega 290 Carbon Elite (SRAM) Cosmic Black MD

SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type + Fox Performance Elite Suspension

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Nukeproof Mega 290 Carbon Elite (SRAM) Cosmic Black MD

SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type + Fox Performance Elite Suspension

29% Off

$5,899.00 $4199
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In Stock - Free Shipping or Pickup in Store

Color: Cosmic Black
Size: MD

SN: NU23003

Nukeproof T700/800 UD woven carbon fiber frame

SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type 12-speed drivetrain

SRAM DB8 4-piston brakes

FOX 38 Float Performance Elite, 170mm fork

Float X2 Performance Elite Series shock

Horst-link suspension system Platform

Internal cable routing

SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger)

Brand-X Ascend internal dropper with Brand-X remote lever

Nukeproof Horizon V2 29” wheelset

Maxxis Assegai, 29" x 2.5 WT, 3C MaxxGrip DD TR front tire

Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29” x 2.4 WT, 3C MaxxTerra DD TR rear tire

Nukeproof 44-56 IITS headset

Threaded 73mm BSA bottom bracket

Description

The Nukeproof Mega 290 Carbon Elite is a high-performance mountain bike designed for riders who crave the perfect balance between lightweight carbon construction, cutting-edge components, and advanced suspension technology. This bike is a trailblazer in the world of enduro and all-mountain riding, offering riders the confidence and precision needed to conquer challenging terrain with ease.

At the heart of the Nukeproof Mega 290 Carbon Elite is its exceptional frame. Constructed from Nukeproof's T700/800 UD woven carbon fiber, this frame strikes the ideal balance between stiffness and compliance. Carbon fiber is renowned for its strength-to-weight ratio, making it a perfect choice for a bike that needs to be agile and robust. The UD woven carbon provides additional reinforcement, ensuring that the frame can withstand the rigors of aggressive riding while keeping weight to a minimum. The frame's design incorporates a sleek and modern aesthetic, making it as eye-catching as it is functional.

One of the standout features of the Mega 290 Carbon Elite is its SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type 12-speed drivetrain. This electronic shifting system takes precision to the next level, ensuring that gear changes are quick and accurate. Riders can effortlessly move through the 12-speed gear range, allowing for smooth transitions when tackling varying gradients and terrains. The GX Eagle AXS is celebrated for its reliability and ease of use, making it an ideal choice for riders who demand consistent performance.

Braking performance on the Nukeproof Mega 290 Carbon Elite is second to none, thanks to the SRAM DB8 4-piston brakes. These high-quality hydraulic disc brakes offer outstanding stopping power, allowing riders to maintain control in even the most challenging conditions. The 4-piston calipers grip the rotors with precision, providing reliable and modulated braking power. Whether you're navigating steep descents or navigating tight switchbacks, these brakes instill confidence in your ability to handle any situation.

To absorb the bumps and impacts encountered on the trail, the Mega 290 Carbon Elite is equipped with a FOX 38 Float Performance Elite, 170mm fork at the front. This fork provides plush and responsive suspension, smoothing out rough terrain and maintaining stability. With 170mm of travel, it's capable of handling aggressive descents and technical obstacles with ease. On the rear, the Float X2 Performance Elite Series shock complements the fork's performance, ensuring a balanced and controlled ride. This combination of front and rear suspension components delivers the ultimate in comfort and control, enabling riders to push their limits without hesitation.

The Mega 290 Carbon Elite features a Horst-link suspension system platform, which is known for its ability to provide efficient pedaling while still offering exceptional bump absorption. This system strikes a harmonious balance between climbing performance and downhill prowess, making it suitable for riders who enjoy all types of terrain. It minimizes pedal bob while maximizing traction and compliance, allowing you to climb with ease and descend with confidence.

Nukeproof has paid careful attention to detail with internal cable routing on this bike. It not only enhances the bike's aesthetics but also keeps the cables protected from dirt, debris, and potential damage. This clean and streamlined look adds to the bike's overall appeal while ensuring that the cables are out of the way, allowing you to focus on the trail ahead.

The SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger) is a thoughtful addition to the Mega 290 Carbon Elite. This hanger simplifies the process of changing or fixing the rear derailleur, making it more user-friendly and convenient for riders. It's a small but significant detail that can save time and hassle when performing maintenance on your bike.

Another crucial feature is the Brand-X Ascend internal dropper seat post, which comes with a Brand-X remote lever. Dropper seat posts are essential for mountain biking, allowing riders to quickly and easily adjust their saddle height on the fly. This feature is especially useful when transitioning between climbs and descents, as it optimizes riding position and control.

Wheelset and tire choice can significantly impact a bike's performance, and the Nukeproof Mega 290 Carbon Elite doesn't disappoint in this regard. It's equipped with the Nukeproof Horizon V2 29” wheelset, which strikes a balance between lightweight and durability. These wheels are designed to take a beating while still providing agile and responsive handling. They are perfectly complemented by the Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5 WT, 3C MaxxGrip DD TR front tire, and the Maxxis Minion DHR II 29” x 2.4 WT, 3C MaxxTerra DD TR rear tire. Maxxis tires are renowned for their exceptional traction, durability, and versatility, making them a top choice for demanding trail conditions.

The Nukeproof Mega 290 Carbon Elite also features a Nukeproof 44-56 IITS headset, which plays a critical role in steering precision and control. This headset is designed to provide smooth and reliable operation, allowing riders to make precise adjustments when navigating challenging terrain.

Last but not least, the threaded 73mm BSA bottom bracket ensures that the Mega 290 Carbon Elite is easy to maintain and service. A threaded bottom bracket simplifies the process of replacing or servicing the bottom bracket, making it a practical choice for riders who prefer to do their own bike maintenance.

In summary, the Nukeproof Mega 290 Carbon Elite is a trailblazing mountain bike that combines a high-quality carbon frame, advanced components, and cutting-edge suspension technology to create a bike that excels in both climbing and descending. Its standout features include the SRAM GX Eagle AXS drivetrain, SRAM DB8 brakes, FOX suspension, and a Horst-link suspension system. Internal cable routing, the SRAM UDH, and a Brand-X dropper seat post make for a bike that's as user-friendly as it is high-performing. The Nukeproof Horizon V2 wheelset and Maxxis tires ensure that it's ready to tackle a variety of terrains with confidence. The Nukeproof Mega 290 Carbon Elite is a top choice for riders who demand the best in both performance and design.

Disclaimers

  1. Mountain bikes, road bikes, and gravel bikes are fully assembled prior to shipping. Del Sol, E11even, Haro, and Tuesday bikes will ship as received from the original manufacturer in the original manufacturer packaging. All other bikes including kids bikes, cruisers, bmx bikes, etc. may be shipped in the original manufacturers packaging.
  2. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the above information, it is entered by real live humans and humans make mistakes. The majority of the bikes on our website are specced exactly as they come from the manufacturers. Any upgrades or customizations will be listed separately. Please confirm with Airpark Bike Co if there are any questions about the included specification for the bike you are looking at.
  3. Bike component specifications including (but not limited to) suspension, drivetrain, brakes, tires, and wheels are subject to change by the manufacturer without notice.