Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Elite 2022 Aluminium Electric Mountain Bike

4.1 out of 5 Customer Rating

The Details

The Nukeproof Megawatt 297 builds on the proven Enduro performance of the Nukeproof Mega enduro mountain bike. Featuring mixed wheel sizes and 170mm of travel for all round trail performance. Plus a powerful Shimano electric motor for added power.

At the heart of the Nukeproof Megawatt electric mountain bike is a lightweight 6061 aluminium frame, with the same enduro race winning geometry that you will recognise from the Nukeproof Mega. However, this frame features a powerful 250W Shimano STEPS motor and a 600Wh battery. The added electric power on the Megawatt Elite gives you more range than the standard Megawatt; giving you the opportunity to run more laps.
The bike then has 170mm of travel with Fox Float suspension at the front and rear giving you enough travel to conquer any trail. Get uphill with the motor and then down the other side with adustable long travel suspension from Fox.
Finally a 1x12 Shimano SLX drivetrain gives you a smooth, reliable gear change. The Shimano SLX 4 pot hydraulic disc brakes provide powerful and responsive braking; essential for technical descents.
- 6061 aluminium frame
- Shimano STEPS motor and battery
- 170mm of Fox Float suspension (front and rear)
- Shimano SLX gears and brakes

Our Verdict

The Nukeproof Megawatt 297 builds on the proven Enduro performance of the Nukeproof Mega enduro mountain bike. Featuring mixed while sizes and 170mm of travel for all round trail performance. Plus a powerful Shimano electric motor for added power.

Industry Reviews

The spec is great, the price is very competitive and on the trails, the bike is bags of fun and adds loads of confidence on technical, challenging terrain.

Key Specifications

Key Specifications

  • Frame - Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Alloy
  • Fork - Fox 38 Float, 170mm
  • Shock - Fox Float X2, 170mm
  • Drivetrain - Shimano SLX M7100
  • Brakes - Shimano SLX M7120
  • Motor - Shimano STEPS EP8
  • Battery - Shimano E8036, 630Wh
  • Display - Shimano EM800 with Shimano EM800-L Assist Switch

Full Specification

  • Frame - 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.
  • Fork - Fox 38 Float, 29”, Performance Elite Series, Grip 2 Damper, 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, 1.5T Steerer, 68mm Crown, Black (SHORT ID: D6G2)
  • Shock - Fox Float X2, Performance Series, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom CL, RM, Rezi CM tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End, 2x 0.3 spacer fitted.
  • Number of Gears - 12
  • Shifters - Shimano SLX M7100-IR, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus, I-Spec EV
  • Chainset - Shimano SM-CDE80 drive unit mount
  • Chainrings - Not specified
  • Cassette - Shimano SLX M7100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T
  • Chain - Shimano SLX M7100 HG 12-speed Inc Quicklink
  • Front Derailleur - NA
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano SLX M7100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus
  • Bottom Bracket - Not specified
  • Pedals - Not included
  • Rims - DT Swiss H1900 SPLINE
  • Front Hub - 6 Bolt, 110x15mm
  • Rear Hub - 6 Bolt, Shimano Microspline Driver, 148x12mm
  • Front Tyre - Maxxis Assegai 29”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip/DD/TR
  • Rear Tyre - Maxxis High Roller II 27.5”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxTerra/DD/TR
  • Front Brake - Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads with Fins
  • Rear Brake - Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads with Fins
  • Brake Levers - Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads with Fins
  • Handlebars - Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm, XXL800mm)
  • Grips - Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
  • Headset - Acros AZX-589R1, sealed bearings, ZS56/28.6 – ZS66/39
  • Stem - Nukeproof Horizon, 50mm, Black
  • Saddle - Nukeproof Horizon Enduro, Black
  • Seatpost - Brand X Ascend internal w Shimano SL-MT500-IL Remote lever, S:125mm drop; M:150mm drop; L/XL/XXL:170mm drop
  • Post Clamp - Not specified
  • Weight - 24.3Kgs/53.5lbs (Tubeless w 630Wh Battery) - size medium
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - "Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice."

Sizing Information

Nukeproof Electric 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                
5'2" - 5'7" 159 - 169cm S
5'6" - 5'10" 167 - 177cm M
5'9" - 6'0" 175 - 185cm L
6'0" - 6'4" 183 - 193cm XL
6'4" - 6'7" 191 - 201cm XXL
 

Delivery

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

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.

 

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 minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

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 Megawatt 297 builds on the proven Enduro performance of the Nukeproof Mega enduro mountain bike. Featuring mixed wheel sizes and 170mm of travel for all round trail performance. Plus a powerful Shimano electric motor for added power.

At the heart of the Nukeproof Megawatt electric mountain bike is a lightweight 6061 aluminium frame, with the same enduro race winning geometry that you will recognise from the Nukeproof Mega. However, this frame features a powerful 250W Shimano STEPS motor and a 600Wh battery. The added electric power on the Megawatt Elite gives you more range than the standard Megawatt; giving you the opportunity to run more laps.
The bike then has 170mm of travel with Fox Float suspension at the front and rear giving you enough travel to conquer any trail. Get uphill with the motor and then down the other side with adustable long travel suspension from Fox.
Finally a 1x12 Shimano SLX drivetrain gives you a smooth, reliable gear change. The Shimano SLX 4 pot hydraulic disc brakes provide powerful and responsive braking; essential for technical descents.
- 6061 aluminium frame
- Shimano STEPS motor and battery
- 170mm of Fox Float suspension (front and rear)
- Shimano SLX gears and brakes

Key Specifications

  • Frame - Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Alloy
  • Fork - Fox 38 Float, 170mm
  • Shock - Fox Float X2, 170mm
  • Drivetrain - Shimano SLX M7100
  • Brakes - Shimano SLX M7120
  • Motor - Shimano STEPS EP8
  • Battery - Shimano E8036, 630Wh
  • Display - Shimano EM800 with Shimano EM800-L Assist Switch

Full Specification

  • Frame - 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.
  • Fork - Fox 38 Float, 29”, Performance Elite Series, Grip 2 Damper, 170mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, 1.5T Steerer, 68mm Crown, Black (SHORT ID: D6G2)
  • Shock - Fox Float X2, Performance Series, EVOL, 2 Position lever, Custom CL, RM, Rezi CM tune, 230x62.5mm, Bearing End, 2x 0.3 spacer fitted.
  • Number of Gears - 12
  • Shifters - Shimano SLX M7100-IR, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus, I-Spec EV
  • Chainset - Shimano SM-CDE80 drive unit mount
  • Chainrings - Not specified
  • Cassette - Shimano SLX M7100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T
  • Chain - Shimano SLX M7100 HG 12-speed Inc Quicklink
  • Front Derailleur - NA
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano SLX M7100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus
  • Bottom Bracket - Not specified
  • Pedals - Not included
  • Rims - DT Swiss H1900 SPLINE
  • Front Hub - 6 Bolt, 110x15mm
  • Rear Hub - 6 Bolt, Shimano Microspline Driver, 148x12mm
  • Front Tyre - Maxxis Assegai 29”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxGrip/DD/TR
  • Rear Tyre - Maxxis High Roller II 27.5”x2.5 WT 3C MaxxTerra/DD/TR
  • Front Brake - Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads with Fins
  • Rear Brake - Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads with Fins
  • Brake Levers - Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads with Fins
  • Handlebars - Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width - S780mm, M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm, XXL800mm)
  • Grips - Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
  • Headset - Acros AZX-589R1, sealed bearings, ZS56/28.6 – ZS66/39
  • Stem - Nukeproof Horizon, 50mm, Black
  • Saddle - Nukeproof Horizon Enduro, Black
  • Seatpost - Brand X Ascend internal w Shimano SL-MT500-IL Remote lever, S:125mm drop; M:150mm drop; L/XL/XXL:170mm drop
  • Post Clamp - Not specified
  • Weight - 24.3Kgs/53.5lbs (Tubeless w 630Wh Battery) - size medium
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - "Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice."

The Nukeproof Megawatt 297 builds on the proven Enduro performance of the Nukeproof Mega enduro mountain bike. Featuring mixed while sizes and 170mm of travel for all round trail performance. Plus a powerful Shimano electric motor for added power.

Sizing Information

Nukeproof Electric 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                
5'2" - 5'7" 159 - 169cm S
5'6" - 5'10" 167 - 177cm M
5'9" - 6'0" 175 - 185cm L
6'0" - 6'4" 183 - 193cm XL
6'4" - 6'7" 191 - 201cm XXL
 
The spec is great, the price is very competitive and on the trails, the bike is bags of fun and adds loads of confidence on technical, challenging terrain.

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

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.

 

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 minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

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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Purchase Price £5,999.99
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Duration (months) Interest Rate (p.a. fixed) Monthly Payments Amount of Credit Total Repayable Deferral period
6 months 0 % APR £999.99 £5,999.99 £5,999.94 0.0
12 months 0 % APR £499.99 £5,999.99 £5,999.88 0.0
24 months 0 % APR £249.99 £5,999.99 £5,999.76 0.0
36 months 0 % APR £166.66 £5,999.99 £5,999.76 0.0
48 months 0 % APR £124.99 £5,999.99 £5,999.52 0.0
36 months 16.9 % APR £224.25 £5,999.99 £8,073.00 6
12 months 9.9 % APR £526.05 £5,999.99 £6,312.60 0.0
24 months 9.9 % APR £275.44 £5,999.99 £6,610.56 0.0
36 months 9.9 % APR £192.15 £5,999.99 £6,917.40 0.0
48 months 9.9 % APR £150.69 £5,999.99 £7,233.12 0.0

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