THE NUKEPROOF SCOUT 290 COMP: A HARDTAIL, BUT MAKE IT RAD
A graduate from the school of gravity, this aggressive long-travel trail hardtail is a finely tuned weapon prime for attacking trail.
There’s a reason the Nukeproof Scout has earned a cult-like following.
The bike fosters creativity on the trail, pushing even the most technically capable riders to see new lines and find ways to be smoother, faster and more aggressive. In a mountain bike world hyper-focused on big bikes and bigger travel, there’s something special about a bike that cuts through the noise and gets to the core of what really matters — getting out and having an absolute blast on the trail.
HOW IT RIDES
Tweaked to be the finest vintage of Scout, this third generation of the frame features some slight changes from its predecessor — namely in tweaks to the geometry and small (but notable) refinements to the frame.
The seat tube and head tube angles are updated, we’ve added frame protection in critical areas, given it a Universal Derailleur Hangar and bettered its ability to run a wide variety of tire sizes. Small changes, yes; but why make big changes to something that’s already so damn good? All added up, these little tweaks have led to the most refined Scout yet.
We’ve also developed a new pedaling position based off our Saddle Offset Principle, which adjusts seat tube angle across the size range to ensure the seated riding position is perfect, no matter the rider’s height. Built around a 140mm fork, 29-inch wheels, size-specific chainstays and an aggressive trail-oriented geometry, the bike feels planted but playful in terrain typically above your average hardtail’s paygrade.
Those with sound bike handling skills will reap the benefits of the Scout’s playful nature and burly attitude, and those looking to improve will find a bike that challenges them to find flow through the most chaotic trails. No matter how you’re looking to use it, one thing’s for certain: Don’t underestimate what this hardtail is truly capable of.
The humble hardtail: Often overlooked, but not by us.
THE NUKEPROOF SCOUT 290 COMP COMPONENT DETAILS
Marzocchi Bomber Z2 fork
Shimano Deore 12-speed drivetrain
Shimano Deore 4-piston brakes
WTB 29-inch tubeless wheels with Nukeproof Neutron V2 hubs
Schwalbe Magic Mary Snakeskin 29x2.35 front tire & Nobby Nic 29x2.35 rear tire
|Frame||Custom triple butted hydro-formed Alloy|
|Fork||Marzocchi Bomber Z2, 130mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, RAIL Damper, Gloss Black|
|Headset||Nukeproof Neutron, 44-56 IITS|
|Rims/Wheels||29” WTB KOM Trail i30 TCS 2.0 Rim, 32H|
|Hubs||Nukeproof Neutron V2 Hub|
|Tires||Front: Schwalbe Magic Mary, Snakeskin, TL Easy, Addix Soft, 29x2.35’’; Rear: Schwalbe Nobby Nic, DD, Raceguard, TL Easy, Addix. 29x2.35’’|
|Crankset||Shimano Deore M6100 or Race Face Ride 12 Speed Crank, 170mm, 30T, 52mm Chainline|
|Chain||Shimano Deore M6100 12-Speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore M6100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Deore M6100 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore M6100-IR, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus, I-Spec EV|
|Handlebars||Nukeproof Neutron V2 25mm Rise, Width - M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm, XXL800mm|
|Tape/Grips||Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature|
|Stem||Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, black|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore M6120 4 pot brake or SRAM DB8, Resin Pads|
|Saddle||Nukeproof Neutron, Black|
|Seat Post||Brand X Ascend internal, 31.6mm, M:150mm drop; L: 170mm drop; XL/XXL:200mm drop|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Bullet Grey / Large||110608598||210000006555|