Nukeproof Giga 290 Factory Mountain Bike Review

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The Nukeproof Giga 290 Factory Mountain Bike (X0 EAGLE TRANS) in Petrol Green is a high-performance marvel designed for serious off-road enthusiasts. With its exceptional build quality, top-notch components, and striking aesthetics, this bike sets a new benchmark in the world of mountain biking.

£3,499.99

Last updated on April 24, 2024 2:48 am

The Nukeproof Giga 290 Factory Mountain Bike in Petrol Green is a true game-changer in the world of mountain biking. With its stunning design and exceptional performance, this bike is guaranteed to take your riding experience to the next level. In this article, we will analyze the features and benefits of the Nukeproof Giga 290 Factory Mountain Bike and discuss why it is a must-have for any serious mountain biker.

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Analyzing the Nukeproof Giga 290 Factory Mountain Bike: A Game-Changer in Petrol Green

The Nukeproof Giga 290 Factory Mountain Bike is a true marvel of engineering. Its sleek and stylish Petrol Green color is sure to turn heads on the trails, but it’s not just the aesthetics that make this bike stand out. Equipped with the latest technology and top-of-the-line components, the Giga 290 Factory is built to deliver unrivaled performance and durability.

One of the standout features of the Nukeproof Giga 290 Factory Mountain Bike is its carbon frame. Carbon fiber offers the perfect balance of strength and lightness, allowing for a more agile and responsive ride. The frame is designed with advanced geometry, providing optimal stability and control in even the most challenging terrains. Whether you’re climbing steep hills or descending fast and technical trails, the Giga 290 Factory will handle it with ease.

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NUKEPROOF GIGA 290 CARBON 2022 Review

As riders, we often find ourselves driven by the relentless pursuit of pushing boundaries, craving more from our equipment with each ride. The NUKEPROOF GIGA 290 CARBON 2022 is designed with this ethos in mind. It embodies the spirit of gluttony – the insatiable hunger for bigger, longer, rougher, and faster trails. Crafted to be the ultimate hard-hitting Super-Enduro weapon, the GIGA indulges our desires for more, offering 170mm (29”) of rear travel and a monstrous capability to tackle any terrain. But don’t be fooled into pigeonholing it; the GIGA is more than just a point-and-shoot machine; it’s a versatile powerhouse, equally at home in technical enduro stages as it is in the gnarliest downhill lines. Let’s delve into its gluttonous specifications:

Feature Elite Factory RS Frame Only
Frame Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon, 170mm Travel, ultra-strong monocoque UD Carbon Fibre frame, adjustable main pivot, internally piped cable routing, ISCG 05 mounts, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection and Factory fitted clear paint protection kit covering TT/DT/CS/SS Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon, 170mm Travel, ultra-strong monocoque UD Carbon Fibre frame, adjustable main pivot, internally piped cable routing, ISCG 05 mounts, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection and Factory fitted clear paint protection kit covering TT/DT/CS/SS Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon, 170mm Travel, ultra-strong monocoque UD Carbon Fibre frame, adjustable main pivot, internally piped cable routing, ISCG 05 mounts, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection and Factory fitted clear paint protection kit covering TT/DT/CS/SS Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon, 170mm Travel, ultra-strong monocoque UD Carbon Fibre frame, adjustable main pivot, internally piped cable routing, ISCG 05 mounts, Enduro Bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection and Factory fitted clear paint protection kit covering TT/DT/CS/SS
Fork RockShox Domain, Motion Control RC damper, 180mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Gloss Black Fox 38 Float, Performance Elite Series, Grip 2 Damper, 180mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Black Fox 38 Float, Factory Series, Kashima, Grip 2 Damper, 180mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Orange RockShox Zeb Ultimate Charger 2.1 RC2 180mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Black
Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select R, Custom LIN L tune, 205x60mm, Trunnion with Bearing End, 2 bottomless tokens fitted. Fox Float X2, Performance Series, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom LCM, LRM tune, 205x60mm, Trunnion with Bearing End Fox Float X2, Factory Series, Kashima, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom LCM, LRM tune, 205x60mm, Trunnion with Bearing End RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT Coil, Custom LIN L (MD) LIN M (L/XL/XXL) S320 tune, 205x60mm, Bearing End, Spring MD/L:450lbs; XL500lbs; XXL:550lbs
Front Wheel Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp 29″, 15x110mm Nukeproof Horizon V2, 29″, 6 Bolt, 110x15mm DT Swiss EX1700 SPLINE 30,29″, 6 Bolt, 110x15mm Nukeproof Horizon V2, 29″, 6 Bolt, 110x15mm
Rear Wheel Sun-Ringle Duroc SD37 Comp 29″, Shimano Microspline Driver, 148x12mm Nukeproof Horizon V2, 29″, 6 Bolt, Shimano Microspline Driver, 148x12mm DT Swiss EX1700 SPLINE 30, 29″, 6 Bolt, Shimano Microspline Driver, 148x12mm Nukeproof Horizon V2, 29″, 6 Bolt, XD Driver, 148x12mm
Tyres Front: Maxxis Assegai 29″ x 2.5 WT, 3C MaxxGrip DD TR, Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29” x 2.4 WT, 3C MaxxTerra DD TR Front: Maxxis Assegai 29″ x 2.5 WT, 3C MaxxGrip DD TR, Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29” x 2.4 WT, 3C MaxxTerra DD TR Front: Maxxis Assegai 29″ x 2.5 WT, 3C MaxxGrip DD TR, Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29” x 2.4 WT, 3C MaxxTerra DD TR Front: Michelin Wild Enduro 29″ x 2.4, GUM-X TS TLR, Rear: Michelin Wild Enduro 29″ x 2.4, GUM-X TS TLR
Crankset Race Face Ride, 12 Speed Crank, 170mm, 30T, 52mm Chainline Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed, Hollowtech 2, 170mm, 30T, 52mm Chainline Shimano XT M8100 12-Speed, Hollowtech 2, 170mm, 30T, 52mm Chainline SRAM Descendant Carbon Eagle 12-Speed, 170mm, 30T, B148, DUB
Shifter Shimano Deore M6100 12 Speed Shimano SLX M7100-IR, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus, I-Spec EV Shimano XT M8100-R, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus, I-Spec EV SRAM Eagle AXS 12-Speed, Black
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore M6100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus Shimano SLX M7100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus Shimano XT M8100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus SRAM XO1 AXS Eagle 12-Speed, Black
Chain Shimano Deore M6100 12-Speed Shimano SLX M7100 HG 12-speed Inc Quicklink Shimano XT M8100 HG 12-speed Inc Quicklink SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed
Cassette Shimano Deore M6100 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T Shimano SLX M7100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T Shimano XT M8100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-Speed, CS XG1295 EAGLE 10-52T
Chain Guide MRP 1x CS, 28-34T, ISCG-05, black Nukeproof guide, 28-36T, ISCG-05, black Nukeproof guide with Bash, 28-36T, ISCG-05, black Nukeproof guide with Bash, 28-36T, ISCG-05, black
Brakes Shimano M6120 or SRAM DB8 Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads Shimano XT M8120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads SRAM Code RSC, Sintered pads
Front Rotor 203mm 203mm 203mm 200mm
Rear Rotor 203mm 203mm 203mm 200mm
Handlebars Nukeproof Neutron V2 25mm Rise, Width – M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm, XXL800mm Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width – M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm, XXL800mm Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width – M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm, XXL800mm Nukeproof Horizon Carbon V2 25mm Rise, Width – M780mm, L/XL/XXL800mm
Stem Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black Nukeproof Horizon, 45mm, Black Nukeproof Horizon, 45mm, Black Nukeproof Horizon, 45mm, Black
Saddle Nukeproof Nukeproof Nukeproof Nukeproof
Seatpost Brand X Ascend internal, 31.6mm, M:150mm drop; L: 170mm drop; XL/XXL:200mm drop Brand X Ascend internal with Brand-X Remote lever, M:150mm drop; L:170mm drop; XL/XXL:200mm drop Bikeyoke Divine Stealth with Brand-X Remote lever, M:160mm drop; L/XL/XXL:185mm drop Bikeyoke Revive Stealth with Triggy 1x Remote, 31.6mm; M:160mm drop; L:185mm drop; XL/XXL:213mm drop
Headset Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS
Grips Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
Bearings Enduro Bearings Enduro Bearings Enduro Bearings Enduro Bearings
Weight (Size Medium) 16.27kg Medium Tubeless 15.92kg Medium Tubeless 15.51kg Medium Tubeless 15.37kg Medium Tubeless

Geometry & Sizing

Dimension Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large
(A) Reach 430 455 475 495 515
(B) Stack 622.26 622.26 631.25 640.24 649.23
(C) Effective Top Tube Length 565.11 590.11 609.18 631.09 653
(D) Seat tube Length 380 410 440 460 480
(E) Effective Seat tube Angle 77.75° 77.75° 78° 78° 78°
(F) Seat tube Angle (Actual) 72° 72° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5°
(G) Saddle Height at Saddle Offset 650 700 750 800 850
(H) Saddle Offset at Saddle Height 139.22 154.74 165.77 179.99 194.21
(I) Head tube Length 100 100 110 120 130
(J) Head tube Angle 63.5° 63.5° 63.5° 63.5° 63.5°
(K) Chainstay Length 445 445 445 445 445
(L) Front Centre 768.03 793.03 817.42 841.8 866.18
(M) Wheelbase 1216.28 1241.28 1265.66 1290.04 1314.43
(N) Bottom Bracket Drop 25 25 25 25 25
(O) Bottom Bracket Height 350 350 350 350 350
(P) Stand Over Height 702.58 710.09 729.88 734.48 750.59
(Q) Fork Travel 180 180 180 180 180
(R) Trail 136.17 136.17 136.17 136.17 136.17
(S) Fork Offset 42 42 42 42 42
(T) Axle to Crown 591 591 591 591 591
(U) Maximum Seatpost Insert 200 225 258 275 294

Editor Review of the Nukeproof Giga 290 Factory Mountain Bike

The Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon 2022 is a formidable addition to the world of electric mountain bikes (eMTBs), designed to cater to the insatiable hunger of riders for bigger, longer, and faster adventures. With its aggressive design and cutting-edge technology, the Giga is poised to revolutionize the super-enduro segment.

Overview of the Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon 2022

The Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon 2022 is a high-performance eMTB engineered to tackle the most demanding trails with ease. Boasting 170mm of rear travel, this bike is a true monster truck on wheels, ready to conquer any terrain with confidence and precision.

Key Features of the Nukeproof Giga

Frame Construction

The Giga features a monocoque UD Carbon Fibre frame, offering unparalleled strength and durability while keeping weight to a minimum. Its unique design allows for optimal stiffness and compliance in all the right places, ensuring a stable and responsive ride.

Suspension Design

Equipped with a horseshoe-driven linkage suspension platform, the Giga delivers a supple and progressive suspension feel that keeps you glued to the trail. With a 2-stage main pivot flip chip, riders can adjust the kinematic progressivity of the bike to suit their riding style and trail conditions.

Size and Geometry Options

Available in five sizes (Small to XXL) and two wheel sizes (27.5” and 29”), the Giga offers a perfect fit for riders of all shapes and sizes. Its long, low, slack, and steep geometry provides stability and control on the descents, while the steep seat tube angle ensures an efficient climbing position.

Full Specifications of the Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon 2022

Frame Options

The Giga is offered in four different configurations: COMP, ELITE, FACTORY, and RS. Each variant features the same ultra-strong monocoque UD Carbon Fibre frame, adjustable main pivot, internally piped cable routing, and ISCG 05 mounts.

Fork and Shock Selection

Depending on the model, the Giga comes equipped with either a RockShox or Fox suspension fork, paired with a corresponding rear shock for optimal performance on the trail.

Wheelset and Tires

The Giga rolls on sturdy wheelsets from reputable brands like Sun-Ringle, Nukeproof, and DT Swiss, fitted with grippy Maxxis or Michelin tires for maximum traction in all conditions.

Drivetrain Components

With options from Shimano and SRAM, the Giga’s drivetrain components are chosen for their reliability, precision, and smooth shifting performance.

Brakes and Rotors

Powerful hydraulic disc brakes from Shimano or SRAM ensure confident stopping power, while oversized rotors dissipate heat for consistent braking performance on long descents.

Handlebars, Stem, and Saddle

Nukeproof components adorn the cockpit of the Giga, providing a comfortable and ergonomic riding position for tackling technical terrain with ease.

Seatpost and Headset

A dropper seatpost from Brand X or Bikeyoke allows for quick and easy saddle height adjustment on the fly, while a Nukeproof headset keeps everything running smoothly up front.

Geometry and Sizing

The Giga’s geometry is optimized for stability and control at high speeds, with a long wheelbase, slack head tube angle, and low bottom bracket height. Five different frame sizes ensure a perfect fit for riders of all heights and proportions.

Pros and Cons of the Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon 2022

Pros:

  • Ultra-strong and lightweight carbon fibre frame
  • Supple and progressive suspension design
  • Wide range of size and geometry options
  • High-quality components from top brands
  • Stable and confidence-inspiring ride characteristics

Cons:

  • Premium price tag may be prohibitive for some riders
  • Limited availability due to high demand
  • May be overkill for less aggressive trails

Conclusion

The Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon 2022 is a game-changer in the world of electric mountain bikes, offering unmatched performance and versatility for riders who demand the best. With its cutting-edge design, premium components, and uncompromising performance, the Giga is sure to set a new standard for super-enduro eMTBs.

FAQs

  1. Is the Nukeproof Giga suitable for beginners?
    • While the Giga is designed for aggressive riding, beginners may find its capabilities intimidating. However, with proper skill development and practice, riders of all levels can enjoy the Giga’s performance.
  2. Can I customize the components on the Nukeproof Giga?
    • Yes, many of the components on the Giga are modular and can be easily upgraded or replaced to suit your preferences and riding style.
  3. Is the Nukeproof Giga compatible with aftermarket accessories?
    • Yes, the Giga is designed to accommodate a wide range of aftermarket accessories, including water bottle mounts, tool storage solutions, and more.
  4. How does the Nukeproof Giga compare to other eMTBs on the market?
    • The Giga stands out for its aggressive geometry, premium components, and exceptional performance on the trail. While there are many great eMTBs available, the Giga offers a unique blend of performance and versatility.
  5. What maintenance is required for the Nukeproof Giga?
    • Like any high-performance mountain bike, regular maintenance is essential to keep the Giga running smoothly. This includes cleaning and lubricating the drivetrain, inspecting and adjusting suspension components, and checking for any signs of wear or damage.

Another key feature of the Nukeproof Giga 290 Factory Mountain Bike is the X0 EAGLE TRANS drivetrain. This high-performance component offers smooth and precise shifting, allowing you to effortlessly navigate through different gears. With a wide range of gears available, you can easily tackle any type of terrain, from steep climbs to fast descents. The X0 EAGLE TRANS drivetrain is also highly reliable, ensuring that your bike performs at its best even in the most demanding conditions.

The Nukeproof Giga 290 Factory Mountain Bike in Petrol Green is a true game-changer in the world of mountain biking. Its stunning design, carbon frame, and top-of-the-line components make it a must-have for any serious rider. With the X0 EAGLE TRANS drivetrain, you can expect unparalleled performance and reliability on every ride. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a casual rider looking to take your skills to the next level, the Nukeproof Giga 290 Factory Mountain Bike will exceed your expectations and revolutionize your mountain biking experience.

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