Nukeproof Mega Medium. AM and TR both go 27.5in for 2014.

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Another range of bikes to be given some love from the bigger-wheels-machine is the Nukeproof Mega. These popular trail bikes have been redesigned to take advantage of the new 27.5in tidal wave.

The range has been developed over the last year with the help of riders like Joe Smith, Matt Simmonds and Nigel Page of team Chain Reaction Cycles/Nukeproof. The team recently took delivery of their first samples of the 2014 Nukeproof Mega 275 bikes and the edit below shows the team enjoying a couple of sunny days in North Wales testing the bikes on a variety of terrain including Antur Stiniog and some other, more secret tracks.

The new Mega AM 275 Pro

The bikes will still come in a 26in wheel frame-only option (as well as a 275 frame) but the complete bikes will be 27.5in. The AM is a slackish 66°/72° while the TR is 67°/73°.

And the Mega TR 275 Pro


We could tell you to go to for more details, but the truth is that nothing more is being given out until the bikes are launched officially at Eurobike in a couple of weeks. Needless to say, we’ll be there.

We did manage to poach the geometry charts from it though. Here you go:


Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (7)

    only the “Medium” ones? 😉

    No, sorry. Even the large and small are now medium.

    Is it wrong to feel unconvinced when Nukeproof riders tell you how good the newer, shinier, bigger wheeled, Nukeproof bike is?

    While you’re dreaming-up 650b conspiracy theories, I’ll be overtaking you on mine. See you at the bottom of the hill 😉

    “the new 27.5in tidal wave” I don’t think I’ve actually seen one out there in the real world yet! “27.5in splash in the sea of 26in”?

    “after 10 – 15 minutes, it feels just like a 26″ wheeled bike…”

    I was sceptical re 650b but after demo-ing a Bronson at the weekend I’m keen to try more models. I’ve lined up an Orange Five 27.5 and a Trance 27.5 as comparison and my lbs will be having Lapierre and Yeti models that I will try. I’ve grown up on 26ers and loved them but development means that there will always be something new round the corner and while I don’t like being told what to ride I’m all for progress.
    Jeez, I started on rigids but I wouldn’t want to still be riding one of those. For the record, the Bronson was stunning.

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