Nukeproof Reactor 290 Carbon Elite 2021 Full Suspension Mountain Bike Bullet Grey

4.8 out of 5 Customer Rating

Nukeproof Reactor 290 Carbon Elite 2021 Full Suspension Mountain Bike Bullet Grey

4.8 out of 5 Customer Rating
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The Details

The Nukeproof Reactor features a high-quality, full UD woven carbon fibre frameset, this provides the ultimate balance of lightweight, strength and stiffness. 

 

The Reactor is a short-travel, aggressive all-mountain shredder, employing a revolutionary, progressive, kinematic suspension system that works to provide a highly rewarding, comfortable and efficient ride whether it be trail centre laps or all day enduros. Additional suspension alteration is provided by the 'flip chip' adjustable geometry feature. The flip chip offers 2 settings (Trail and Rail). The trail option is ideal for rides with changeable terrain and a mixture of climbs and descents. The rail setting drops the bottom bracket 6mm and slackens the head degree angle by half a degree to maximise descending qualities and enhance the handling of the Reactor as it flies down the track.

 

The 4 bar horst linkage has high levels of anti-squat for when you are climbing but is backed right off when you're further down the cassette. This means the Reactor is excellent at climbing at speed but also being a trail hooligan. Balanced anti-rise means that the Reactor will still squat a small amount under heavy breaking allow you to maintain your position on the bike and also apply pressure to the front tyre to obtain optimal traction.

 

  • Full-carbon frame
  • Flip-chip with trail and rail position
  • 130mm rear travel

Our Verdict

The Reactor 290 is the ultimate aggressive trail bike designed to be at home on everything from steep climbs to technical trail sections.

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Key Specifications

  • Frame - Nukeproof Reactor 290 Carbon, 130mm Travel, UD woven Carbon Fibre frame, internal cable routing, ISCG 05 mounts, Enduro bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured rubber frame protection
  • Fork - Fox 36 Float, Performance Elite Series, Grip 2 Damper, 140mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Black
  • Shock - Fox Float DPX2, Performance Elite Series, 3 Position, LV EVOL, Custom CL, DRL, Rezi A F F tune, 210x50mm, Bearing End, 1x 0.3 spacer fitted.
  • Number of Gears - 12-speed
  • Shifters - Shimano SLX M7100-IR, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus, I-Spec EV
  • Chainset - Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed, Hollowtech 2, 170mm, 30T, 52mm Chainline
  • Chainrings - 30T
  • Cassette - Shimano SLX M7100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T
  • Chain - Shimano SLX M7100 HG 12-speed Inc Quicklink 
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano SLX M7100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus
  • Front Wheel - DT Swiss M1900 SPLINE 29", 6 Bolt, 110x15mm
  • Rear Wheel - DT Swiss M1900 SPLINE 29", 6 Bolt, Shimano Microspline Driver, 148x12mm
  • Front Tyre - Maxxis Assegai 29”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxTerra/EXO+/TR
  • Rear Tyre - Maxxis Dissector 29”x2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra/EXO+/TR
  • Brakes - Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads with Fins
  • Handlebars - Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width - M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm) 
  • Grips - Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
  • Headset - Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS
  • Stem - Nukeproof Horizon, 50mm, Black
  • Saddle - Nukeproof Horizon SL, Black
  • Seatpost - Brand X Ascend internal w Shimano SL-MT500-IL Remote lever, M:150mm drop; L/XL:170mm drop 
  • Weight - 14.5 kg
  • Manufacturer's Disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Sizing Information

Nukeproof Mountain Bikes Size Guide

The correct frame height directly influences your sitting position and thereby the ride quality and comfort. Here it is not just body size that plays a role, but this can serve as the starting point for finding the correct frame height.

Likewise, your individual ratios of upper body, arm and leg length are decisive in choosing the correct frame size.

Rider height (ft/ins) Rider height (cm) Size                
5'1" - 5'7" 155 - 171cm S
5'4" - 5'10" 163 - 179cm M
5'7" - 6'2" 171 - 187cm L
5'10" - 6'5" 179 - 195cm XL
6'3" - 6'7" 191 - 201cm XXL
 

Delivery

 New!  Premium Delivery - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is no packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Standard Delivery - FREE on bikes over £499**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

** Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time. £24.99 on bikes under £499.

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Reviews

Your Questions Answered

The Nukeproof Reactor features a high-quality, full UD woven carbon fibre frameset, this provides the ultimate balance of lightweight, strength and stiffness. 

 

The Reactor is a short-travel, aggressive all-mountain shredder, employing a revolutionary, progressive, kinematic suspension system that works to provide a highly rewarding, comfortable and efficient ride whether it be trail centre laps or all day enduros. Additional suspension alteration is provided by the 'flip chip' adjustable geometry feature. The flip chip offers 2 settings (Trail and Rail). The trail option is ideal for rides with changeable terrain and a mixture of climbs and descents. The rail setting drops the bottom bracket 6mm and slackens the head degree angle by half a degree to maximise descending qualities and enhance the handling of the Reactor as it flies down the track.

 

The 4 bar horst linkage has high levels of anti-squat for when you are climbing but is backed right off when you're further down the cassette. This means the Reactor is excellent at climbing at speed but also being a trail hooligan. Balanced anti-rise means that the Reactor will still squat a small amount under heavy breaking allow you to maintain your position on the bike and also apply pressure to the front tyre to obtain optimal traction.

 

  • Full-carbon frame
  • Flip-chip with trail and rail position
  • 130mm rear travel
  • Frame - Nukeproof Reactor 290 Carbon, 130mm Travel, UD woven Carbon Fibre frame, internal cable routing, ISCG 05 mounts, Enduro bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured rubber frame protection
  • Fork - Fox 36 Float, Performance Elite Series, Grip 2 Damper, 140mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Black
  • Shock - Fox Float DPX2, Performance Elite Series, 3 Position, LV EVOL, Custom CL, DRL, Rezi A F F tune, 210x50mm, Bearing End, 1x 0.3 spacer fitted.
  • Number of Gears - 12-speed
  • Shifters - Shimano SLX M7100-IR, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus, I-Spec EV
  • Chainset - Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed, Hollowtech 2, 170mm, 30T, 52mm Chainline
  • Chainrings - 30T
  • Cassette - Shimano SLX M7100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T
  • Chain - Shimano SLX M7100 HG 12-speed Inc Quicklink 
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano SLX M7100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus
  • Front Wheel - DT Swiss M1900 SPLINE 29", 6 Bolt, 110x15mm
  • Rear Wheel - DT Swiss M1900 SPLINE 29", 6 Bolt, Shimano Microspline Driver, 148x12mm
  • Front Tyre - Maxxis Assegai 29”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxTerra/EXO+/TR
  • Rear Tyre - Maxxis Dissector 29”x2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra/EXO+/TR
  • Brakes - Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads with Fins
  • Handlebars - Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width - M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm) 
  • Grips - Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
  • Headset - Nukeproof, 44-56 IITS
  • Stem - Nukeproof Horizon, 50mm, Black
  • Saddle - Nukeproof Horizon SL, Black
  • Seatpost - Brand X Ascend internal w Shimano SL-MT500-IL Remote lever, M:150mm drop; L/XL:170mm drop 
  • Weight - 14.5 kg
  • Manufacturer's Disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Reactor 290 is the ultimate aggressive trail bike designed to be at home on everything from steep climbs to technical trail sections.

Sizing Information

Nukeproof Mountain Bikes Size Guide

The correct frame height directly influences your sitting position and thereby the ride quality and comfort. Here it is not just body size that plays a role, but this can serve as the starting point for finding the correct frame height.

Likewise, your individual ratios of upper body, arm and leg length are decisive in choosing the correct frame size.

Rider height (ft/ins) Rider height (cm) Size                
5'1" - 5'7" 155 - 171cm S
5'4" - 5'10" 163 - 179cm M
5'7" - 6'2" 171 - 187cm L
5'10" - 6'5" 179 - 195cm XL
6'3" - 6'7" 191 - 201cm XXL
 
bike-radar-review

An exciting all-rounder with a penchant for descending

Read Full Review >

 New!  Premium Delivery - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is no packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Standard Delivery - FREE on bikes over £499**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

** Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time. £24.99 on bikes under £499.

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

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