Bike Check: Sam Hill's EWS winning Nukeproof Mega C

Sam Hill was crowned the 2018 Enduro World Series champion this weekend at the last round of the season in Finale Ligure. Sam's Nukeproof Mega C received a custom Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) inspired design for the end of the season.

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Día de Muertos is a South American (largely Mexican) celebration of the dead. The frame was hand-painted in the UK with SRAM supplying custom decals for the shock. Word on the street is that this design is Sam's favourite custom frame yet.

 

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The Nukeproof Mega C features a carbon front triangle with an aluminium rear. The bike is set up for 165 mm rear travel through a RockShox Super Deluxe shock with a 180 mm Lyrik fork on front.

 


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Sam rides a set of Mavic Deemax wheels with beefy Michelin DH22 tyres, with a message of support scribbled on by the Michelin team.

 

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The drivetrain is SRAM's X01 Eagle with a 32 tooth chainring and an MRP chain guide and bash guard. And, of course, Sam Hill is still winning medals on flat pedals.

 

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Not many riders can pull off handguards but Sam is certainly one of them. Although a pair might have helped Martin Maes (Sam's closest rival in the overall standings) this weekend as he hit a tree and injured his hand. Sam shows his support for fellow countryman Jared Graves who is currently fighting cancer.

 

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Sam uses SRAM's big stopping Code RSC brakes with 200 mm rotors. The rest of the cockpit is Nukeproof with an aluminium handlebar, 50mm stem, and signature grips.

 

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Sam Hill charging in front of the crowds at Finale Ligure. Credit: Enduro World Series.






9 Comments

Wil6, Oct 01 2018 10:59

Sometimes less is better, this is just over the top for me

Steven Knoetze (sk27), Oct 01 2018 11:13

Love it!!!!!

TheJ, Oct 01 2018 12:23

That is massive nice. Yoh.

Adr!@n, Oct 01 2018 12:24

I think those tyres ruin it.

hellocolour, Oct 01 2018 01:07

That is awesome. The yellow on the wheels / tyres kinda ruins the over all black and white niceness. I'd have that on my bike in a heart beat! 

popcorn_skollie, Oct 01 2018 01:52

Sometimes less is better, this is just over the top for me

 

I feel the same way. But we're not talking retail sleds for weekend warriors here.

Its a race bike and race bikes should always be over the top...

BaGearA, Oct 01 2018 05:10

Is that A spez power saddle ...

J∆kk∆ls, Oct 02 2018 10:11

I love it! If you are going to go over the top then no half measures! 

The tyres add crazy to the look. 

The skulls next to the cable feed are awesome.

They should have removed the puncture repair kit to show the cable feed/skull on the base of the down tube. 

Capricorn, Oct 02 2018 06:55

Apparently that shock (5th and 6th photos above) is sporting a new adaptation of the air sleeve that's been hiding in plain sight for a while. Vital MTB confirmed it after an internet comment asked if the shock was Re:aktiv  shock.