Nukeproof Megawatt 297 RS 2022

Nukeproof Megawatt 297 RS 2022

Regular price £7,599.00
Tax included.


Since 2009 the Nukeproof Mega has been on a journey of constant development. From iteration to iteration, small incremental improvements gradually add up to become today’s thoroughbred Enduro race bike. Bike design and technology moves fast to keep up with the evolving demands of our customers and racers. If you don’t keep up, then you get left behind.

The notable absence in the Nukeproof range has been a bike with an motor. When choosing a motor/ battery partner, Nukeproof’s top priority was to partner with the right specialist. A brand that could offer leading edge technology to help create competitive product whilst having the infrastructure in place to support customers during ownership. It’s taken a while for Nukeproof to join the e-Bike game, but the time has come and Nukeproof are proud to introduce the all new Nukeproof Megawatt.

Designed and developed from the outset alongside the latest Mega, the Megawatt retains the descending characteristics that has taken 4 Enduro World Series crowns but combines this with the latest Shimano Steps EP8 motor technology. The Megawatt Shares the race proven geometry of the Nukeproof Mega, but in an all new mixed wheel size platform. The 29” wheel up front, maximises grip and rolling efficiency whilst the 27.5” wheel out back, allows the bike to run shorter chainstays to ensure nimble handling and maximise manoeuvrability. The rear chainstays also benefit from 3d moulded chain guard to keep the frame protected and running quiet allowing you to concentrate on the trail ahead. The Megawatt is offered in Size Small through to XXL and shares Nukeproof’s “saddle offset” philosophy with the Mega. This means steeper seat angles as sizes increase, to optimise the riding position and maximise comfort and efficiency.

A custom tuned rear shock (170mm of rear travel) on all models ensures that the Megawatt is super supple of the top whilst remaining progressive and supportive through the rest of the travel. The Anti Squat too is optimised to create a bike that offers ultimate performance on the descends and then returns you back to the top efficiently for more. The new Mega also has a wide SAG range (30%-35%) to allow you; the rider, to tune the characteristics of the bike to your preferences.

The Megawatt was designed from the outset to optimise the performance of the Shimano EP8 Motor and battery. Crafted from hydroformed 6061 aluminium, the Megawatt shares some characteristics and tube shapes with its Mega sibling but features several notable differences. An all-new one-piece cast Bottom Bracket shell has been engineered to house the Shimano Steps EP8 Motor. The downtube to has been designed to maximise strength and rigidity whilst providing easy access to remove the internal battery for charging or transportation. The Megawatt is offered in three specifications; Comp, Elite or Factory, to suit your riding needs and budget. Please see individual spec’s for full details. The Factory and Elite use a 630Wh Shimano battery, whilst the Comp uses a 504Wh battery. Both battery sizes will fit in each model with a secure and easy to flip mount system in all models. All bikes include a Shimano battery charger and adaptor to allow both on bike and off the bike charging using either the Euro or UK charging cables included.

Nukeproof are proud to introducing the Megawatt: A Mega with an motor. Designed so you can maximise the amount of time spent descending by getting you back to the top faster, again and again (and again).

Please Note: Due to severe delays in the bicycle supply chain, we have been forced to make some alterations to the specification of the component parts supplied with this bicycle. As a result the specification may differ from those shown in the images. Please refer to the specification table for accurate information.


  • Intended Use: All Mountain/ Enduro/ DH
  • Available in Sizes Small to XXL
  • 170mm of Rear Travel
  • Shimano EP8 Drive System
  • Full Custom Triple Butted and Hydroformed 6061-T6 Aluminium, Including Forged Aluminium parts.



Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Alloy, 170mm Travel, custom triple butted hydro-formed tube set, internal Battery, Internal cable routing, Enduro Bearings, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured Rubber frame protection, Shimano STEPS compatible.


RockShox Zeb Ultimate Charger 2.1 RC2 180mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Debonair, Grey


RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT Coil, Custom LNL / L1 Hotdog (S/MD) LNL / L Hotdog (L/XL/XXL) S320 tune, 205x65mm, Bearing End, Spring S:400lbs; MD/L:450lbs; XL:500lbs; XXL:550lbs


Front Wheel:Nukeproof Horizon V2, 29"", 6 Bolt, 110x15mm // Rear Wheel Nukeproof Horizon V2, 27.5"", 6 Bolt, XD Driver, 148x12mm


Shimano STEPS EP8, 250W, 85Nm


Shimano EM8150 XT, HOLLOWTECH II, 165mm, 34T SRAM Eagle Chain ring, 52mm Chainline


Shimano EM800 with Shimano EM800-L Assist Switch


Shimano E8036, 630Wh


SRAM Eagle AXS 12-Speed, Black


SRAM XO1 AXS Eagle 12-Speed, Black


SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed


SRAM XO1 Eagle 12-Speed, CS XG1295 EAGLE 10-52T


Shimano EM800 drive unit mount


SRAM Code RSC, Sintered pads


SRAM Centerline 220mm Front / 200mm Rear


Front: Micheline DH22 TLR 29”x2.4, Rear: Micheline DH22 TLR 27.5”x2.4


Nukeproof Nukeproof Horizon Carbon V2, S/M: 12mm Rise Width - 780mm, L/XL/XXL: 25mm Rise Width - 800mm


Nukeproof Horizon, 45mm, Black


Nukeproof, Black


Bikeyoke Revive with Triggy 1x Remote, 31.6mm; S:125mm drop; M:160mm drop; L:185mm drop; XL/XXL:213mm drop


Acros AZX-589, sealed bearings, ZS56/28.6 – ZS66/41


Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature


Shimano E6002


24.69Kgs Medium (Tubeless)


(A) REACH 435 455 475 495 515
(B) STACK 640.74 640.74 645.24 654.23 663.21
(C) EFFECTIVE TOP TUBE LENGTH 577.05 597.05 612.15 634.06 663.21
(D) SEATTUBE LENGTH 380 410 440 470 500
(E) EFFECTIVE SEATTUBE ANGLE 77.5 77.5 78 78 78
(F) SEATTUBE ANGLE (ACTUAL) 71 71 72 72 72
(G) SADDLE HEIGHT AT SADDLE OFFSET 650 700 750 800 850
(H) SADDLE OFFSET AT SADDLE HEIGHT 139.98 156.36 163.32 178.84 194.35
(I) HEADTUBE LENGTH 115 115 120 130 140
(J) HEADTUBE ANGLE 64 64 64 64 64
(K) CHAINSTAY LENGTH 442 442 442 442 442
(L) FRONT CENTRE 779.61 799.61 821.8 846.18 870.57
(M) WHEELBASE 1221.5 1241.5 1263.69 1288.07 1312.46
(N) BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (FRONT / REAR) 30/10 30/10 30/10 30/10 30/10
(O) BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT 345 345 345 345 345
(P) STAND OVER HEIGHT 734.8 731.06 730.01 732.88 732.69
(Q) FORK TRAVEL 170 170 170 170 170
(R) TRAIL 136.17 136.17 136.17 136.17 136.17
(S) FORK OFFSET 44 44 44 44 44
(T) AXLE TO CROWN 582 582 582 582 582
(U) MAXIMUM SEATPOST INSERT 216 248 275 305 340

*All dimensions in mm unless otherwise stated & measurements are taken with a 170mm fork


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