Reactor 290 Elite Carbon Bike
Reactor 290 Elite Carbon Bike
Reactor 290 Elite Carbon Bike
Reactor 290 Elite Carbon Bike
Reactor 290 Elite Carbon Bike
Reactor 290 Elite Carbon Bike
Reactor 290 Elite Carbon Bike
Reactor 290 Elite Carbon Bike

Reactor 290 Elite Carbon Bike

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Bike and frame supply has vastly improved since the pandemic, but pre-ordering is still essential for some models and sizes. Hope HB916 frames are made to order too, so we have updated our pandemic bike deposit policy to take the current situation into consideration.

Please note - we can only deliver complete bikes to UK Addresses.

The ETA's (estimated times of arrival) we quote are from the information provided by the manufacturers and distributors. These dates are not guaranteed, as the manufacturers are also at the mercy of component suppliers. We will tell you the same dates as the manufacturer tells us.

We only take deposits on bikes we have on order with suppliers and have confirmation that we are going to receive them. We want to make it clear that there might be issues outwith our control that will prevent us from supplying the bike you want. If that happens, we will do our best to provide an alternative.

Deposits are non-refundable, except for when an ETA date changes by a month or more. If it looks like the date might change, we will do our best to find you an alternative.

If a bike arrives earlier than expected, it will be offered to the person with the oldest outstanding deposit, then the second, and so on. We'll then offer the bike to anyone with a similar bike on order. We should point out that this is a rare occurrence!

Bikes and frames up to £3500 require a £500 deposit.
Bikes over £3500 require a £1000 deposit.

We ring-fence deposits in a separate bank account until the balance of the bike or frame is paid, then the bike or frame is delivered.

We've tried to be as honest and open about the situation as it stands and not make promises we know we are not in the position to fulfil! We have great relationships with our suppliers, and we will work with them and you to try to get you your bike as soon as possible.

If you've read this and have any questions or would like to place a deposit, please phone us on 01330 828562.

We offer free UK delivery on all bikes unless bought through a Ride To Work Scheme.

We don't currently deliver complete bikes outside the UK.

Custom-built bikes can be delivered in kit form (for you to assemble) - we can include shipping to your country in your quote.

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Sale price bikes bought though Cycle To Work schemes will have a handling fee added.

This information is intended as a guide only.

Cycle To Work is a Government Initiative to encourage cycling to work. The idea is that by cycling to work, you get fitter and healthier, and at the same time reduce congestion and improve air quality.

In simplest terms, your employer pays for the bike, and you hire it from them through salary deductions. At the end of the hire period, the employer can sell you the bike. (Until the bike is paid for, you hire it from your employer, so don't get fired).

Your employer might administer the scheme themselves, or use a third party like one of the following:

GoGeta
Vivup
Green Commute Initiative
Cycle Solutions
My Benefits World
Cyclescheme

If your employer doesn't offer Cycle To Work as a benefit, you can send them this employer information from the Government that outlines how it all works.

For more information, click here to contact us or call 01330 828562.


From concept through to design, the Kinematics, the geometry, and specification; the Reactor is designed from the ground up to be the ultimate aggressive trail bike. It is at home on technical climbs, but happiest when thrashing the most technical trails you can point it at.

The Reactor frame is crafted from hydroformed triple butted 6061 aluminium. To reduce unsprung mass, the seatstays on the Reactor are moulded from carbon fibre. All frames are available for 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes. Each wheel size is based on two totally different, compromise free frames. Each were designed and developed at the same time and optimized around each wheel size.

Speed or play: which do you value more? The manoeuvrability of 27.5” or the raw speed of a 29”?

All Reactor frames feature a “flip chip” to adjust the geometry from “Trail” to “Rail mode”.

  • Trail: As the name suggests, this setting is best suited for trail riding. It is for riders who get as much enjoyment from the climb as the descents.
  • Rail: The Rail setting turns the Reactor into a corner shredder, dropping the bottom bracket 6 mm and slackening the head angle by half a degree. It is there to maximize the descending capabilities.

To ensure the bike could climb as well as it descends, Nukeproof designed the 4 bar horst linkage to have higher levels of anti-squat for climbing gears but lower levels when you drop down the cassette. This means that the bike can behave itself on the climbs, but when you get it up to speed, it turns into a trail hooligan. The combination of low anti-squat and progressive rate give ultimate small bump compliance (removes rough trail and root chatter) with good mid-stroke support for cornering/pumping and end stroke progression for aggressive riding. Balanced anti-rise figures allow the Reactor some squat when braking hard, maintaining rider position and providing a good amount of pressure through the tyre to ensure traction. The Reactor is designed to reward the rider and ensure you get that stoke factor in on any ride.

Specification


Geometry & Sizing

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Nukeproof Reactor 290
140/150 mm Fork/130 mm ST
Sizes in mm M L XL
A: Stack 615/618.4/608 620/623.5/614 625/628.7/618
B: Reach 451/446.3/460 480/475.4/488 514/509.5/521.6
C: Head Tube
Angle
66° (Low 65.5)/65.5° (Low 65)/66.8° (Low 66.3)
D: Head Tube
Length
105 110 115
E: Effective
Seat Tube Angle
75.5°(Low 75°)/75.1° (Low 74.6°)/76.3° (Low 75.8°)
F: Seat Tube
Length
420 458 508
G: Effective
Top Tube
610/611.4/608 640/641.2/638 675/676.3/673
H: BB Height 336 (Low)330/339 (Low 333)/330 (Low 324)
I: BB Drop -33 (Low -39)/-30 (Low -36)/-39 (Low -45)
J: Chainstay Length 440
K: Wheelbase 1205/1209/1198 1235/1239.1/1228 1271/1275.1/1264
L: Standover 736/739/730 744/747/738 769/772/763
M: Fork Offset 44
Seatpost Diameter 31.6
Seatpost Drop 150 170 200
Handlebar Width 780 800 800
Stem Length 45
Crank Length 170
Size Rider Height
M 170 cm - 181 cm
L 180 cm - 191 cm
XL 190 cm - 201 cm

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