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Giga 290 Carbon ELITE 2022 Review

Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon ELITE Review

Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon ELITE Review

Price: 5799 €
category: Enduro
Frame Material: Carbon
Weight: 15,92 kg
Wheel Size: 29"
Travel Front: 180 mm
Travel Rear: 180 mm
Model Year: 2022
  • Successful in the EWS
  • excellent geometry
  • great frame
  • there are bikes with a better value for money out there
  • competitors ride better in the downhills
  • uphill a bit sluggish
  • there are better groupsets
  • with 15,92 kg unfortunately a bit heavy
  • fun to ride in
    easy terrain Extreme Terrain
    seating position
    upright efficient
    handling
    playfull easy calm
    Framesize runs
    small big

    OVERALL BIKE CHECK

    The most importanten ratings of the Giga 290 Carbon ELITE in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (Enduro up to 6000 €) .

    VALUE for MONEY CHECK

    If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how many bike you get for 5799 €.

    Summary

    Expirience with the Nukeproof Giga 290 Carbon ELITE

    Expirience with the Giga 290 Carbon ELITE 2022 The combination of the Giga 290 Carbon ELITE and racing legend Sam Hill is pretty much the most successful pairing enduro racing has ever seen. No matter how rowdy the ride gets: when shredding the Enduro of Nukeproof, the 63,5 degree head tube angle and the long wheelbase ensure a pretty chilled handling. The seating position can be described neither as sporty nor as comfortable. It has a moderate character. With the Carbon frame, Nukeproof supplies a very high quality Fully-chassis. If you love crisp downhill runs, there are other Enduro around under 6000 Euro that would suit you better. Especially for light riders under 70 kilos, the weight of this bike is enormous. With 15,92 kg, the ratio of rider to bike weight could be lighter. One should not forget: the geometry is the heart of a mountain bike. For 5799 Euro, Nukeproof provides more than the competitors in the same price range.

    technical Details

    Je steiler der Winkel des Sitzrohrs ist, desto effizienter können Sie in die Pedale treten.

    SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
    Sizing of Manufacturer
    -
    -
    S
    M
    L
    XL
    -
    Wheelsize
    -
    -
    29
    29
    29
    29
    29
    Stack
    -
    -
    622,26
    622,26
    631,25
    640,24
    649,23
    Reach
    -
    -
    430
    455
    475
    495
    515
    Top Tube Length
    -
    -
    565,11
    590,11
    609,18
    631,09
    653
    Seat Tube Length
    -
    -
    380
    410
    440
    460
    480
    Seat Tube Angle
    -
    -
    77,75
    77,75
    78
    78
    78
    Head Tube Length
    -
    -
    100
    100
    110
    120
    130
    Head Tube Angle
    -
    -
    63,5
    63,5
    63,5
    63,5
    63,5
    Bottom Bracket Drop
    -
    -
    25
    25
    25
    25
    25
    Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
    -
    -
    350
    350
    350
    350
    350
    Chainstay Length
    -
    -
    445
    445
    445
    445
    445
    Wheelbase
    -
    -
    1216,28
    1241,28
    1265,66
    1290,04
    1314,43
    Standover Height
    -
    -
    702,58
    710,09
    729,88
    734,48
    750,59
    • Frame Giga 29
    • Frame Material Carbon
    • Fork Fox 38 Float, Performance Elite Series, Grip 2 Damper, 180mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Black
    • Spring Unit air
    • Remote-Lockout no
    • Damper Fox Float X2, Performance Series, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom LCM, LRM tune, 205x60mm, Trunnion with Bearing End
    • Gearrange 510%
    • Drivetrain 1x12
    • Gear Lever Shimano SLX M7100-IR, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus, I-Spec EV
    • Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX M7100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus
    • Crank Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed, Hollowtech 2, 170mm, 30T, 52mm Chainline
    • Cassette Shimano SLX M7100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T
    • Chain Shimano SLX M7100 HG 12-speed Inc Quicklink 
    • Brake Set Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads
    • Brake Rotors 203/203
    • Rims Nukeproof Horizon V2, 29", 6 Bolt, Shimano Microspline Driver, 148x12mm
    • Front Hub Nukeproof Horizon V2, 29", 6 Bolt, 110x15mm
    • Rear Hub Nukeproof Horizon V2, 29", 6 Bolt, Shimano Microspline Driver, 148x12mm
    • Tires Front Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5 WT, 3C MaxxGrip DD TR
    • Tires Rear Maxxis Minion DHR II 29” x 2.4 WT, 3C MaxxTerra DD TR
    • Saddle Nukeproof 
    • Seat Post Brand X Ascend internal with Brand-X Remote lever, M:150mm drop; L:170mm drop; XL/XXL:200mm drop
    • Stem Nukeproof Horizon, 45mm, Black
    • Handle Bar Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width - M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm, XXL800mm 
    • Handle Bar Width 800
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    M
    L
    XL
    XXL
    Seating Position
    comfortable
    normal
    Sporty
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