2020 Nukeproof Reactor Trail Bike | GMBN Tech First Look

2020 Nukeproof Reactor Trail Bike | GMBN Tech First Look

[VidSitePro id=106 ]biker rides mountain bike) – Today’s the launch of
the latest Nukeproof Bike in the range, and it’s called the Reactor. Takes it’s name, actually, from the original bike, that came out in 1997, which alloy is completely
different to this, but still a trail bike. And that’s exactly what this is. It sits in between a Scout hardtail, which is a trail hardtail, and the Mega, which is more of their all-mountain and heavy hitting, Enduro Bike. So the Reactor is available
in both alloy and in carbon. And it’s available in 27 and a half, and also 29 inch wheel options. And there are a lot of different options available to suit you, including options of all price levels too. The alloy one interests me. It has a carbon seat stay, which is exactly the same as the one
on this one you see here. The reason for that is the design simply works much better with the shock and the suspension configuration. As you might have noticed, the shock is in a different place to what is previously seen on the Mega. On the Mega, is mounted vice swing link, in a similar fashion to this. On the Mega, it’s actually
mounted to the down tube. It’s mounted to the top tube on this bike. Major benefit, of course,
for a lot of people is going to be simply fitting
a water bottle in there. But really, the proper benefit is it makes the suspension work much better. This is a shorter travel
bike, and accordingly, that is the best
orientation for this design. So travel options: In 27 an a half you’ve got one 40 out
back, and 150 of front. In the 29, you’ve got 130
out back, 140 up front. There’s six models in the range. Ranging from 2 and half
thousand pounds up to 5,200, which is this one, the TMRS Model. Now the RS Model do feature an additional 10mm travel up front. And little bit more hard-hitting focused. Now the Reactor also features
adjustable geometry here thanks to this little chip,
which does a few cool things. So you flip it around, you can have it in trail or rail mode. So that gives you a 66 degree,
or a 66 and a half degree, depending on which setting you go for. And a 75 or 75 and a half
degree seat tube angle. So fantastic for climbing. There’s also 6 millimeter difference in bottom bracket heights between the two. General configuration: As you can see it’s got an integrated headset. Typical of Nukeproof to have that. You’ve obviously got room for the bottle cage in here, which is nice. And down on the chain
stay you got a silencer. This thing, I’ve ridden this now. It’s completely silent. There’s no noise from this whatsoever. So really cool feature to
have on a modern trail bike. Out back is boost 148, so
no new surprises there. Everything is working as it should be. And as far as sizing goes,
there’s various sizes available from small through to extra large. Reach on those is 425 up to 516. So very similar to the more recent Megas. The mediums though, have gone up 20 mil. So that’s really good to see. So it reflects what’s
happened to the large. And of course, the extra large is up to 455 from 435 on those. Out back on the 27 and a half,
you have a 430 chain stay. And on the 29er, you have a 440. So it’s really
proportionally geometry spec. And a few more to the details: It will accept up to 2.6 inch tire. And according to the specs here, it looks like there’s plenty of room here. You’ve got some big old
Maxxis tires on this one. Right now, it’s got
internal cable routing. And thankfully, it has a nice thread-in bottom bracket there. Now who’s this bike for? Obviously, this looks quite aggressive, but this is the not the Enduro Bike. The Mega is still the Enduro Bike. This is the trail bike:
this is the everyday bike. The bike for trashing down the woods, and of course, there’s different options you can have; 27 and a half, 29. So accordingly, the suspension
feels very different to what it does on the Mega. The Mega is all about big bump performers, hitting stuff hard and fast. This is very subtle, it’s very supportive. Well there you go! There’s a quick first look at the brand new Nuke Proof Reactor. I’d love to know what
you think op of this. It’s a pretty cool-looking bike and its got really cool specs. Which one would you pick if
you’re going to have any? Would you have the carbon? Would you have the alloy? Would you have the 27 and a half? Or, would you have the 29? And would you go for the
extra travel up front? Let us know in those comments underneath. For a couple more Nuke Proof based videos. If you want to see Blake race the Mega on his 290 Mega, click up here. And if you want to see the same mad man do it on a hardtail on
his Nuke Proof Scout, click over here. As always, don’t forget to
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