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Ady needed a bike that could stand up to rigorous day in, day out abuse. As a trail guide he is out on his bike more than most, and whilst his guests’ bikes may fall apart on the trail he needs one that he can rely on… after all, his living is at stake.

DIRT ISSUE  148 – JUNE 2014

Words by Steve Jones. Photos by Matt Wragg

Height: 5’ 11” (180cm)

Weight: 13 stone (kitted up, 82.5kg)

Location: Molini di Triora, Italy

Dirt: What type of riding will you be doing on the  Nukeproof Mega?

Ady: Mostly Alpine style shuttle runs, but we will also be doing a lot of big epic mountain days and point to point tours, so the Nukeproof Mega will not only be doing DH duties it’s going to be needed for more general riding as well.

Do bikes get a beating in Molini and the surrounding areas? Describe the conditions.

Five days a week, 45 weeks a year… about 20,000’ vertical feet a week on long technical trails averaging about 10km each. The bikes get a beasting, the trails here are not only plenty technical they are also fast, and you get sucked into riding them fast, which is hard on gear. A lot of top brands come here to test their equipment, especially when it’s accessible all year round.

Why the Nukeproof Mega?

I have been running the older 2012 Nukeproof Mega for a couple of years now. I was hoping to get the new model, but when 650b was making grounds I decided to wait a little until these were available. My older Mega is still going strong, it’s even on its original bearings after doing two 10 month seasons here in Italy. So I’m hoping the latest Mega will give me the same level of service.>>

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