Nukeproof Pulse DH Frame
The new Nukeproof Pulse, set yours racing.
The Pulse is the result of two seasons of development input from the
riders and mechanics of Team CRC/Nukeproof competing on the DH World
Cup circuit â€“ a frame built to meet the demands of professional
racers on any course with improved and simplified rider tunability.
The evolution of our highly acclaimed Nukeproof Scalp race rig, the
Pulse features updated geometry and enhanced design features for a
hugely improved ride dynamic, and introduces our new Style Fit
Interchangeable dropout inserts allow you to alter the wheelbase by
10mm depending on the type of track you’re riding, your height or
riding style (long setting = 445mm, short setting = 435mm). Whatever
the conditions, the Pulse can be adapted to excel!
The heart of the matter
At the beating heart of the Pulse is its suspension system, an improved
version of Nukeproof’s proven three-stage Fallout Linkage offering an
instinctive platform that’s been fine-tuned to take on the world’s
highest, fastest, steepest and most gnarly trails.
We’ve refined the linkage which introduces our Teardrop Technology twin
links which add lateral stiffness with improved handling and stability
during suspension compression resulting in a more stable bike and a
smoother suspension feel throughout the stroke of the shock, pushing
you to ride on the edge of what’s possible.
We’ve also slimmed down the swingarm significantly, minimising the
unsprung weight and improving square-edge bump compliance without
Our Split Forge System allows us to utilise the material properties of
the frame to improve lateral stiffness and provide a stronger yet
lighter yoke while reducing the number of welds, allowing a larger area
to disperse any loads and forces applied.
Built using T6 6061 aluminium with custom triple-butted hydroformed
tubing for a perfectly balanced strength to weight combination, the
Pulse has been designed with a view to refining and improving all
aspects, from tubing and bearings to cable guides and pinch bolts.
A slack 63-degree head angle and centrally-positioned shock and linkage
system ensure optimum race handling while other features include a true
1.5” head tube, ISCG 05 mounts and a 150mm x 12mm rear axle to keep
things stable at the rear.
We’ve also designed the frame to be easily serviceable, with improved
bolt and shock access for home mechanics.