Nukeproof Mega AM 275 Comp Suspension Bike 2015
The Nukeproof Mega AM 275 Comp has gained a legendary reputation amongst trail and enduro riders for being a bike that can tackle the uphill but most importantly absolutely slay the downhill!
With a burly 6061 aluminum frame the Nukeproof Mega AM 275 Comp is as stiff as they come, yet can be built to a very reasonable weight.
The bike was originally named to honour the brutal ‘Megavalanche’ gravity enduro race, and would make the perfect competitor too! Ridden to podium places by privateer racer Greg Callahan in the infamously tough ‘Enduro world series’ the Nukeproof Mega AM 275 has proven its abilities against carbon-fiber bikes at three times the price!
The Nukeproof Mega AM 275 ’s confident ride comes from a fairly long wheelbase and a slack 66-degree head-angle. A fairly short top tube helps to keep rider mass towards the rear of the bike, allowing the bike to feel unfathomed by technical descents and jumps.
The Nukeproof Mega AM 275 Comp is designed to give all the performance of a top enduro bike, but at a price that’s realistic for the enthusiast rider.
Single ring drivetrains are understandably popular due to their simplicity, weight savings, and crisper shifting action. Nukeproof therefore went with a Sram X7 1x10 drivetrain with a sturdy Stylo crank. The Type 2 clutch mech and full E13 chainguide ensure total chain stability on the gnarlier descents. The Nukeproof Mega AM 275 Comp is built for thrashing so dependable gearing is essential.
A highlight of the bike is the Rockshox suspension, providing 160mm travel both front and rear. Leave aside the excellent value and the Pike and monarch units are still market leaders. The Pike fork receives glowing reviews for its highly sensitive but supportive stroke, as well as its high stiffness and low weight. It’s a similar story with the Monarch + shock which with the new ‘Debonair’ black coating is super smooth, and fade free. The piggyback reservoir improves oil management in the shock, preventing performance deteriorating during longer periods of use. Nukeproof’s brand new Oklo drpper post is a smooth operator and a great addition to a bike of this price.
The Nukeproof Mega AM 275 Comp features Nukeproof wheels which have been honed over generations to be stiffer and lighter than ever, and their wide rim profile makes the most of the large volume Schwalbe tyres grip. The Magic Marry/Hans Dampf combo makes for an extremely grippy ride, and reinforced side-walls makes flats a distant worry.
Nukeproof finishing kit such as the 50mm stem and 760mm wide bars make for a comfortable cockpit, creating optimal rider positioning for control on the trail. If your looking for an affordable enduro bike that has genuine superbike slaying abilities then look no further than the Nukeproof Mega AM 275 Comp.
|Chain stay length||N/A|
|Frame||Custom hydroformed double-welded T6 6061 aluminium; Erosion Linkage suspension design with 160mm travel|
|FRONT TYRE||Schwalbe Magic Mary Snake Skin (SS) Trail Star Compound (TCS), 27.5Ÿ?x2.35Ÿ?|
|REAR SHOCK||RockShox Monarch Plus R HV|
|REAR TYRE||Schwalbe Hans Dampf Snake Skin (SS) Pace Star Compound (PCS), 27.5Ÿ?x2.35Ÿ?|
|RIMS||Nukeproof Generator AM TCS 27.5"|