Megawatt 297 - Elite

Megawatt 297 - Elite

Nukeproof

NUKEPROOF MEGAWATT Since 2009 the Nukeproof Mega has been on a journey of constant development. From iteration to iteration, small incremental improvements gradually add up to become today’s thoroughbred Enduro race bike. Bike design and technology moves fast to keep up with the evolving demands of our customers and racers. If you don’t keep up, then you get left behind. The notable absence in the Nukeproof range has been a bike with an motor. When choosing a motor/ battery partner, Nukeproof’s top priority was to partner with the right specialist. A brand that could offer leading edge technology to help create competitive product whilst having the infrastructure in place to support customers during ownership. It’s taken a while for Nukeproof to join the e-Bike game, but the time has come and Nukeproof are proud to introduce the all new Nukeproof Megawatt. Designed and developed from the outset alongside the latest Mega, the Megawatt retains the descending characteristics that has taken 4 Enduro World Series crowns but combines this with the latest Shimano Steps EP8 motor technology. The Megawatt Shares the race proven geometry of the Nukeproof Mega, but in an all new mixed wheel size platform. The 29” wheel up front, maximises grip and rolling efficiency whilst the 27.5” wheel out back, allows the bike to run shorter chainstays to ensure nimble handling and maximise manoeuvrability. The rear chainstays also benefit from 3d moulded chain guard to keep the frame protected and running quiet allowing you to concentrate on the trail ahead. The Megawatt is offered in Size Small through to XXL and shares Nukeproof’s “saddle offset” philosophy with the Mega. This means steeper seat angles as sizes increase, to optimise the riding position and maximise comfort and efficiency. A custom tuned rear shock (170mm of rear travel) on all models ensures that the Megawatt is super supple of the top whilst remaining progressive and supportive through the rest of the travel. The Anti Squat too is optimised to create a bike that offers ultimate performance on the descends and then returns you back to the top efficiently for more. The new Mega also has a wide SAG range (30%-35%) to allow you; the rider, to tune the characteristics of the bike to your preferences. The Megawatt was designed from the outset to optimise the performance of the Shimano EP8 Motor and battery. Crafted from hydroformed 6061 aluminium, the Megawatt shares some characteristics and tube shapes with its Mega sibling but features several notable differences. An all-new one-piece cast Bottom Bracket shell has been engineered to house the Shimano Steps EP8 Motor. The downtube to has been designed to maximise strength and rigidity whilst providing easy access to remove the internal battery for charging or transportation. The Megawatt is offered in three specifications; Comp, Elite or Factory, to suit your riding needs and budget. Please see individual spec’s for full details. The Factory and Elite use a 630Wh Shimano battery, whilst the Comp uses a 504Wh battery. Both battery sizes will fit in each model with a secure and easy to flip mount system in all models. All bikes include a Shimano battery charger and adaptor to allow both on bike and off the bike charging using either the Euro or UK charging cables included. Nukeproof are proud to introducing the Megawatt: A Mega with an motor. Designed so you can maximise the amount of time spent descending by getting you back to the top faster, again and again (and again). Please Note: Due to severe delays in the bicycle supply chain, we have been forced to make some alterations to the specification of the component parts supplied with this bicycle. As a result the specification may differ from those shown in the images. Please refer to the specification table for accurate information.

Specifications

Frameset
  • Frame
    Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Alloy, 170mm Travel, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, internal Battery, Internal cable routing, Enduro Bearings, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection, Shimano STEPS compatible.
  • Fork
    Fox 38 Float, 29”, Performance Elite Series, Grip 2 Damper, 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, 1.5T Steerer, 68mm Crown, Black (SHORT ID: D6G2)
  • Rear Shock
    Fox Float X2, Performance Series, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom CL, RM, Rezi CM tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End, 2x 0.3 spacer fitted.
Drivetrain
  • Rear Derailleur
    Shimano SLX M7100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus
  • Shifter
    Shimano SLX M7100-IR, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus, I-Spec EV
  • Cassette
    Shimano SLX M7100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T
  • Chain
    Shimano SLX M7100 HG 12-speed Inc Quicklink
Components
  • Brakes
    Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads with Fins
  • Seatpost
    Brand X Ascend internal w Shimano SL-MT500-IL Remote lever, S:125mm drop; M:150mm drop; L/XL/XXL:170mm drop
  • Saddle
    Nukeproof
  • Handlebar
    Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm, XXL800mm)
  • Stem
    Nukeproof Horizon, 50mm, Black
  • Grips
    Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
  • Headset
    Acros AZX-589R1, sealed bearings, ZS56/28.6 – ZS66/40
Wheels
  • Wheels
    (F) , (R)
  • Wheel Size
    29" Front /27.5" Rear
  • Hubs
    (F) 148x12mm (Boost), (R) 148x12mm (Boost)
  • Tires
    Front: Maxxis Assegai 29”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip/DD/TR, Rear: Maxxis High Roller II 27.5”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxTerra/DD/TR
Weight
  • Weight
    24.3Kgs/53.5lbs (Tubeless w 630Wh Battery)
E-bike System
  • Motor
    Shimano STEPS EP8, 250W, 85Nm
  • Battery
    Shimano E8036, 630Wh
  • Battery Charger
    Shimano E6002
  • Display
    Shimano EM800 with Shimano EM800-L Assist Switch
More Info
Mountain bike pricing and specifications are ever changing. This info was last updated March 21, 2022.
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