The Nukeproof Mega 275C RS didn’t only secure the Best Value Tip in our big enduro bike group test last year, it also helped Sam Hill claim his third overall title in the Enduro World Series. This year it’ll have to defend its title, going up against its sibling, the Mega 290C and many other bikes besides in our group test.
Nukeproof Mega 275C RS | 180/165 mm | 14.54 kg | € 5,299
At first glance, the Nukeproof Mega 275C RS seems to be stepping into the ring virtually unchanged. But look more closely and you’ll find a couple of minor updates: it’s been given a new paint job and the rear linkage has been upgraded with higher quality Enduro bearings. Apart from that, it now comes standard with protective frame tape covering all critical spots. The spec has also been tweaked. You still get a red RockShox Lyrik fork, although this is the Ultimate model offering 170 mm travel instead of the RC2. The fork is combined with a Super Deluxe shock, while shifting is taken care of by a SRAM X01 drivetrain and Michelin supply the grippy Wild Enduro tires. For 2020, the tires come fitted on a set of Mavic Deemax DH wheels. Nukeproof have fixed the small criticism we had last year and now spec the bike with a pair of SRAM CODE RSC brakes instead of the CODE R model. Because of the position of the shock in the front triangle, you’ll have to mount your water bottle under the downtube and the price of the Mega 275C RS has gone up by € 500 from € 4,799 to € 5,299. Nukeproof justify the price increase based on both the improved componentry and the effects of Brexit negotiations resulting in worse exchange rates for British companies.