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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby *AJ* » Thu Mar 21, 2013 00:25 am

RockmonkeySC wrote:You might want to go a bit softer than you think on the fork spring. I had an x-firm when I was 17 stone and it was a bit firm for anything except big drops. The domain is a freeride fork so it takes some big hits to make it blow through it's travel. There are usually springs cheap on ebay.


Really? That's interesting as its not the first time I heard that!
I'm 16.5 stone, and rockshox table seems to say I need a black extra firm spring.
Ill hold off ordering one then until I have ridden it properly, if I get on with the standard red one but its not quite right ill just go for the firm.(blue I believe)

Cheers for that mate!

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby *AJ* » Fri Mar 29, 2013 17:50 pm

Well just back from a decent ride on the mega..... WOW! Went for a quick blast around the local blue route and after that I just wanted to keep going, so I did! And had a session in the bike park! This thing is exactly what I wanted! It rides the trails like an XC bike, the longer wheelbase took some getting used to, as its really hard to manual, but once I got it, I loved it!

In the bike park theres not much in the way of big hits, but a few rock gardens & small drops, it seemed to take everything in its stride, and felt very planted in the turns too!

The shock is great, the blue "gate" lever makes a lot of difference in all 3 settings and takes it from nice and floaty, to almost locked for the climbs, the lever is easily accessible from the riding position too!

I've got a shorter stem & wider bar on the way which will make all the difference as I felt like my weight was a little too far forward with the 70mm stem. The only other thing that really needs changing is the tyres, the 2.5 maxxis high rollers are just too big and heavy for trails.

But all in all, its a fantastic bike! Can't wait to get back out on it!

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby *AJ* » Tue Apr 02, 2013 20:49 pm

Got my new bars and stem fitted tonight, the stem is a 50mm Thomson X4 that I got from a member on here and the bars are Answer ProTaper DH which are 780mm wide am with a 12.5mm rise.

I also got a full original sticker set for the mega so I've put the original down tube sticker back on, and I replaced the shock bolts as they had started to go a bit rusty and didn't look the best!

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby GT-Arrowhead » Tue Apr 02, 2013 21:44 pm

That Nukeproof and the Orange in your first post are 2 of the best looking bikes i have EVER seen, hands down...

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby *AJ* » Wed Apr 03, 2013 22:58 pm

Lol! Thanks mate! I'm very happy with the bike!
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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby *AJ* » Sat Apr 06, 2013 19:16 pm

Trimmed the steerer today! Tidied up the spacers, stem, top cap area.....

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby GT-Arrowhead » Sat Apr 06, 2013 19:19 pm

I would have had a bad accident by now with that bike, id be looking down at the handlebars and headset area for the whole time! Nice!

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby *AJ* » Tue Apr 09, 2013 19:46 pm

Few more bits...

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All fitted, new discs and tyres. Looking very 'stealth' now!

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I think its desperately in need of a gold hope seat clamp. :D

I also replaced the shock bolts as they were slightly corroded

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby ibbo68 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 22:18 pm

Nice 8)
Love my Mega,especially now it's got an X-Fusion Vengeance on it 8)

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby *AJ* » Wed Apr 10, 2013 20:46 pm

ibbo68 wrote:Nice 8)
Love my Mega,especially now it's got an X-Fusion Vengeance on it 8)


Your mega looks nice mate, how you getting on with the seatpost? Im thinking it may be my next purchase.... Is yours a 5" or 6" version? Any issues?

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby ibbo68 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 21:31 pm

5",wouldn't be without it.I've had them on my bikes for the last 3 or 4 years.I have a 3" drop Giant switch on my Ragley which is OK but will be replaced with another KS 5" as soon as I can.I switched from lever to remote last year and it really is night and day 8)
Compliments the Mega perfectly :mrgreen:

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby *AJ* » Wed Apr 10, 2013 22:08 pm

Is it a supernatural one?

I really think my bike would benefit from one as at the minute my seatpost isn't really high enough to pedal efficiently, but also isn't low enough to be totally out of the way, its more if a happy medium, useable for both climbing and descending but not ideal for either.

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby ibbo68 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 22:23 pm

Mine's the i900r so the one before I think?Mate runs i950r(supernatural?) on two bikes and swears by them 8)

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby *AJ* » Wed Apr 10, 2013 22:27 pm

I'm unsure on the numbers to be fair....

How do you get on with the cable routing when the saddle is dropped? Does it end up with a huge loop sticking out?... I assume you've used the front mech routing, but just gone up the seat tube rather than down?

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby ibbo68 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 13:28 pm

There is a loop but you don't notice it when riding(I have the cable just long enough to cut down on slack) and yes it's routed along the top-tube alongside the rear mech cable.

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby *AJ* » Fri Apr 12, 2013 18:36 pm

I've just bought a RockShox Reverb for this now..... Ooooops. No dinner for the rest of the month.

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby ibbo68 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 19:02 pm

You know it makes sense :mrgreen:

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby *AJ* » Fri Apr 12, 2013 20:01 pm

ibbo68 wrote:You know it makes sense :mrgreen:


It totally does on an all rounder bike!

my new pedals arrived today!

About as sexy as pedals can get!

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby GT-Arrowhead » Fri Apr 12, 2013 20:05 pm

*AJ* wrote:
ibbo68 wrote:You know it makes sense :mrgreen:


It totally does on an all rounder bike!

my new pedals arrived today!

About as sexy as pedals can get!

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Thats hella nice!
How much did they set you back?

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Re: 2012 Nukeproof Mega *work in progress*

Postby ibbo68 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 20:22 pm

Just fit these tarts to mine 8)
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RRP £89.99 got them free as a "sorry for the inconvenience" from my new favourite online retailer :mrgreen:


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