Nuke Proof Adds New Pulse Downhill & Rook Slopestyle Bikes, Updates Mega

2013 Nuke Proof Pulse downhill mountain bike

Nuke Proof’s 2013 lineup sees two new bikes and a split in the all-mountain oriented Mega into two travel options.

The new Pulse downhill bike (above) pushes their Scalp DH down a peg in their gravity lineup. It slightly tweaks the geometry, getting a bit longer, and gets adjustable dropouts to let you change the wheelbase/chainstay length.

The Mega expands into two bikes, a 160mm enduro model (replaces the 150mm model) with either a Rockshox Monarch or Cane Creek DB shock, and a 140mm trail model that’s a bit lighter and can run up to a 160mm fork. Both frames are ready for the Stealth Reverb dropper post.

The Rook is an all new slopestyle bike developed with input from Jack Fogelquist. Headtube is designed for an integrated hydraulic gyro set up that’s compatible with models from Trickstuff or Straitline. Sold as a frame only, includes shifter bracket for putting rear shifter on the downtube and with a spacer to fill in the headtube if you’re running a standard headset. Retail is €1,349. Despite the bike being made for the Californian, Nuke Proof is still seeking solid US distribution.

Pics after the break…

2013 Nuke Proof Pulse downhill mountain bike

Flip-flop axle mounts change up the wheelbase and chainstay length.

2013 Nuke Proof Mega enduro trail mountain bikes

The shorter travel Mega in the foreground gets a lighter build while the 160mm gets a coil-over DB.

2013 Nuke Proof Rook slopestyle mountain bike for freerider Jack Fogelquist

Fogelquist’s Rook.

2013 Nuke Proof Rook slopestyle mountain bike for freerider Jack Fogelquist


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