Higher late than by no means, proper? Nukeproof have lastly joined the revolution, motorizing the Mega to convey enduro followers the MegaWatt; a 170mm journey mullet eMTB. And, it seems to be identical to a Mega. Save for the large downtube and the Shimano STEPS EP8 motor molded into the underside bracket, that’s. Listed below are the nice particulars, together with pricing & availability.
Nukeproof MegaWatt eMTB
There’s nothing notably outlandish concerning the design of the Nukeproof MegaWatt. The main attraction is that the model have, successfully, motorized the confirmed race geometry of the Mega, a motorbike that took Sam Hill to a few consecutive Enduro World Collection titles. The V4 Mega, particularly.
The MegaWatt homes a Shimano STEPS EP8 drive system in a one-piece forged aluminium backside bracket shell, and is pushed by a 504Wh or a 630Wh downtube-integrated battery (mannequin dependent). It’s pretty giant, even by eMTB requirements. That mentioned, the whole bike weight isn’t completely ridiculous, coming in at a claimed 23.9 kg for a Manufacturing facility construct on a medium body.
There are after all some key variations between the Mega and the MegaWatt, past the very thrilling 85 Nm of torque it boasts. First up, it’s a mullet. Nukeproof say they went for the combined wheel dimension so they may run shorter chainstays than a comparable full 29er would require. Whereas, after all, benefiting from a quick rolling 29″ entrance wheel.
These stays measure up at 442mm, constant throughout the S-XXL body dimension vary. Attain figures match these seen on the Mega (475mm in giant) with the top angle sitting at 64°. The seat tube angles sit pretty upright at 77.5° on the small and medium frames, steepening up barely to 78° on the bigger bikes. That delicate change ensures taller riders don’t really feel as if they’re too far again on the bike within the seated pedaling place.
The MegaWatt makes use of a lot the identical tubing because the Mega within the type of tripple butted hydroformed 6061 aluminum. Although there have been early mock up drawings of a carbon model, Nukeproof are releasing the MegaWatt solely in alloy, at the very least for now.
The Nukeproof MegaWatt’s 170mm of rear wheel journey is delivered via a linkage virtually an identical to that of the Mega V4. The leverage curve shows a median ratio of two.6, measured from SAG, with 22% general development (barely greater than the 17% of the Mega V4).
Nukeproof have tailor-made the anti-squat to be a good bit decrease than what you would possibly count on to see on an enduro bike. It sits at 99% within the climbing gear, dropping considerably to 52% within the smallest cog on the cassette. This being a pedal-assisted bike, pedaling effectivity was a lot additional down the pecking order than the suspension’s downhill efficiency. The low anti-squat within the huge gears was mandatory for good small bump compliance.
The Nukeproof MegaWatt runs inner cable routing all through the entrance triangle for the dropper, brake and equipment cable. They’re partially guided internally by tabs that maintain them in place, secured to the highest of the downtube, out of the best way of the battery.
The battery is after all detachable for charging and journey functions, nevertheless it additionally gives quick access to cables, one thing your mechanic will be thankful for. The brake hose and equipment cable exit the body and are routed up the underside of the seatstays. The driveside stays get molded rubber safety from chain slap, serving to to maintain the bike quiet.
The entrance triangle has area for a water bottle with capability for 500ml when mounted on to the bosses, growing to 620ml with the adaptor mount equipped.
Pricing & Availability
The Nukeproof MegaWatt is on the market at three worth factors, beginning at $5,499 USD for the entry-level Comp construct. That cash will get you the 504 Wh battery, the RockShox ZEB Choose fork, Tremendous Deluxe Choose R shock, Solar Ringle Duroc wheels, Shimano Deore 4-Piston brakes and a Deore-level 12-speed drivetrain.
Subsequent in line is the Nukeproof MegaWatt Elite, retailing at $6,599.99 USD. This one sees an improve to the 630 Wh battery for an extended vary, FOX 38 Float Efficiency Elite Fork, Float X2 Efficiency Elite shock, Shimano SLX 4-Piston Brakes, DT SWISS H 1900 wheels and a Shimano SLX 12-speed drivetrain.
On the top quality is the Nukeproof MegaWatt Manufacturing facility mannequin, with an asking worth of $7,499.99 USD. It additionally will get the 630 Wh battery, with FOX Manufacturing facility stage suspension, Shimano XT 4-Pot brakes and XT 12-speed drivetrain. It rolls on a DT SWISS H 1700 SPLINE wheelset. This bike, in addition to the Comp and Elite fashions, get double down casing tires from Maxxis, befitting to the calls for of eMTB.
The Comp and Elite Fashions might be accessible from Nukeproof sellers from July 2nd, with Manufacturing facility variations due from August fifth.