Nukeproof's Sam Hill Replica Mega
Green, gold and sexy as f*ck
To celebrate Sam Hill's success at the EWS, Nukeproof have commissioned an extremely limited run of replica Megas and we've just had one roll through the office.
The 50 Worx LTD carbon bikes will be painted in the same green to gold gradient that Sam smashed to sixth at Worlds and then won the EWS overall on late last year. Nukeproof have also tried to keep the spec as similar to Sam's World Champs ride as well and have ended up with a bike that is probably 95 per cent the same as the Flat Pedal Thunder's.
Nukeproof Mega Worx LTD Edition specification
Frame Mega 275 Carbon V1
Fork Rockshox Lyrik RC3
Shock Rockshox Super Deluxe RCT3
Drivetrain Sram XO-1 Eagle
Crankset Sram Descendant Carbon
Wheels Mavic Deemax Pro (NEW)
Tyres Michelin Wild Enduro 2.4 (NEW)
Chain Guide MRP AMg V2
Brakes Sram Code RSC
Seatpost Rockshox Reverb Stealth 1X
Saddle Nukeproof Horizon SL
Handlebars Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
Stem Nukeproof Neutron
Grips Sam Hill Signature
Sam will take #1 but #2-#51 will be on sale in June and they're about as close as can get to the bike Sam is riding without a tattooed fist hauling you off it by the scruff of your neck.
The only changes are that Sam is running the downhill Michelin tyres, not these trail ones, and the paint is a bit different - Sam's had real gold and silver flakes in it, this is just a standard sparkle effect.
At 5'8", Sam rides a Medium frame but S-XL sizes are on offer here. Sam rides 755mm bars so you'll have to cut down these 800mm ones if you want the full experience (although Nukeproof have handily included a Champion's mark to guide you). Sam also runs the AVS Racing hand guards so they come as standard on this ride too. We're not used to them on mountain bikes yet but Sam likes them because they look moto as fuck and he's convinced they saved his race after a crash that could have broken his levers in Finale last year.
Most of the bikes have already been snapped up by dealers so keep an eye out at your local Nukeproof shop for one but the last few will be going up on CRC. I'm expecting them to be harder to get hold of than 2018 Glastonbury tickets though so you'll probably have to be up early if you want to get your hands on one.
Price - £5,299