The new Mega TR offers the same surefooted handling and confidence-inspiring ride of the Mega AM in a lighter, shorter-travel package that’s ready for the ups as well as the downs.
Designed for trail centre fun, all-day mountain adventure and rollercoaster singletrack thrills, the Mega TR offers 130mm of rear bounce making it the perfect option for ‘one-bike’ riders who like to tackle the gnar but want a rig they can pedal all day.
Featuring a lighter custom-hydroformed tubeset than the AM to shave off some weight; the Mega TR features lightweight RockShox air suspension front and rear, full SRAM transmission, Avid braking and quality Nukeproof finishing kit.
Custom hydroformed frame with Erosion Linkage suspension
The Mega TR frameset is engineered from custom hydroformed double-welded T6 6061 aluminium, with 130mm of rear travel via our Nukeproof progressive ‘Erosion’ linkage suspension action.
Oversize main bearing pivots are contained in a bespoke CNC-machined Bottom Bracket assembly to ensure alignment, durability and precision, while the chainstay design gives clearance for a front derailleur and compatibility with all leading models of ISCG - mounted chain retention systems.
Geometry is based around a slack 66deg head angle and steep 75deg seat angle, with a long wheelbase keeping the centre of gravity low for optimum stability at speed.
Trail bike build
We’ve gone for a trail bike build with the Nukeproof Mega TR but it’s our definition of trail bike – reduced weight where possible while still up for the rough and tumble and eager to be let off the leash.
That means lightweight and adjustable air suspension – a Rockshox Monarch RT3 shock out back and RockShox Revelation RL Solo Air forks – but it also means big-hit burl where it counts. Those forks offer a full 150mm of rock-munching travel, with a 15mm Maxle Lite thru-axle for optimum front-end stiffness and pinpoint tracking through the rough, while rather than a 2x10 or XC triple we’ve given the Mega TR a Truvativ Descendent 1.1 single-ring crankset and chainguide combo, meaning you’ll have no excuse not to pin it when gravity kicks in.
The rest of the transmission comes courtesy of a SRAM X7/X9 mix, with Avid Elixir 5 hydraulic brakes taking care of the stopping side of things.
We’ve built the Mega TR with a focus on downhill capability – because that’s the kind of riders we are – but it’s versatile enough for you to switch things up when the occasion demands.
Nukeproof Finishing Kit
Finishing kit on the Nukeproof Mega TR comes courtesy of our own tried and tested Warhead series of components. Our Nukeproof Generator TR wheelset sheds yet more weight from our classic DH hoops but retains the durability for the gnarl, while Maxxis High Roller 2.35” tyres are a no-brainer for a push-hard trail bike.
Our Warhead headset, stem and 760mm riser bars combined with Element lock-on grips make a fuss-free cockpit setup, while our Nukeproof Trail Mega saddle is a comfortable perch for short-blast racing or the longest of big-country days.