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Another Nukeproof Mega TR!

ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
edited January 2015 in Your mountain bikes
Well, this just turned up, I wonder what it could be...

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  • Judging by the shape of the box I'd guess it was a Mega TR.......never took ANY hints from the thread title :)
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Smart, this one ;)

    Got it built up now, ended up swapping over the brakes, rotors, bars, stem, pedals and seatpost. Here's a crappy photo, I'll take some better ones when I get a chance.

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  • CqcCqc Posts: 951
    Nice! Are you selling the alpine?
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    I am indeed.
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  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Took a few more (slightly better) photos this evening

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  • felix.londonfelix.london Posts: 4,067
    neat.
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  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Cheers - got out for the first ride on it this morning. Seems very capable and pedals well.

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    And of course, I had a small off and put a lovely gouge in the forks! Oh well, these things happen!

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  • murdzhimurdzhi Posts: 14
    Looks great! How tall are you for an extra large? How's the fit? I'm between 6ft and 6ft1 and I ordered an XL today, hope it works out fine with a 35mm stem.
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    I'm about 6ft1, fits perfectly. I stuck a 45mm stem on, as i think mine came with a 70mm, weirdly. Anyway, sizing feels spot on. You should be fine.
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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 14,770
    I'm also 6'1" with an XL Mega TR and a 35mm stem.
    They're getting a bit common now!
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Yeah, please get the silver one :p
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  • murdzhimurdzhi Posts: 14
    Was actually thinking of getting the silver one but don't worry folks, I'm black as you both are :)
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Still super stoked on this thing. I've ridden it three times now, and it absolutely rails corners, soaks up the hits and is really easy to get airborne. And on top of all that, it's really easy to pedal. I love this thing!

    Photo from a little local ride i did yesterday

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  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    Think you might keep this for a little longer than 5 minutes then? :P

    Looks spot on, if my finances don't improve over the next 6 months I'm gonna have to consider the 275 version I think!
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    I hope so! Seeing as I bought it new, I'm going to have to, as I'll take too much of a loss otherwise. This was kind of my way of forcing myself to keep a bike :p

    To be fair, they may be reasonably priced, but you really cannot go wrong with one!
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  • gazman428gazman428 Posts: 111
    murdzhi wrote:
    Looks great! How tall are you for an extra large? How's the fit? I'm between 6ft and 6ft1 and I ordered an XL today, hope it works out fine with a 35mm stem.

    I've got a Am mega, the sizing seems smaller than other bikes. I normally ride a medium but I'm on a large on the mega
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    At some local trails the other day

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  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    lawman wrote:
    Think you might keep this for a little longer than 5 minutes then? :P

    Looks spot on, if my finances don't improve over the next 6 months I'm gonna have to consider the 275 version I think!

    Love it - if my finance don't improve I am going to have to buy a new bike. First world problems.
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  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    lawman wrote:
    Think you might keep this for a little longer than 5 minutes then? :P

    Looks spot on, if my finances don't improve over the next 6 months I'm gonna have to consider the 275 version I think!

    Love it - if my finance don't improve I am going to have to buy a new bike. First world problems.

    And thus they are nice problems to have :wink: It's not like I'm skint, or will be skint, I just might not be as well as off as I thought I would 6 months ago :lol: It's cool though, my free XTR groupset is soothing the pain 8)
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Getting some proper use at FOD earlier today!

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    Close up ;)

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  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    Haha, nice pics mate! Looks like a fun place to ride! :)
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  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    I love it, I've never been somewhere with such a density of trails! There's so many, and there's rooty steep stuff, fast jumpy stuff, XC stuff. Get there if you ever get the chance, I recommend it!
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  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    The mega survived a week in scotland (just) which included runs down inners downhill tracks, glentress EWS trails, dunkeld downhill, fort bill world cup track, and many other scary steep/tech trails - a real test for the bike, and it performed flawlessly! This thing can take on some serious terrain. More than I have the balls for! Safe to say, it's looking a lot more worn in than it was before, got some fairly deep scratches and paint chips all over now, oh well!

    Anyway, I spent all of last night and today stripping and servicing her, and she's looking a lot better for it now. I've covered all the seat/chainstays now, as I was getting a load of heel rub on there. I've also completely removed the chain guide, as I ran it without the guides and just left the back plate on in scotland, and only dropped the chain 2/3 times, so I'm going to see how it does without it completely for a bit.

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    I absolutely love this bike, I can only imagine what the Mega AM can do!

    Also, I'll probably get a bit of a video from scotland up soon.
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  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    So the single ring without a guide just straight up didn't work. I modded the backplate on the original guide so it only uses the top two ISCG mounts, just so it's a bit less ugly, and i'm using a top only guide for the time being. I'm also back onto a Zee drivetrain because I was fed up of shitty SRAM 10sp. Much happier for it.

    Photos from Snowdon today

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  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Spent yesterday evening stripping the mega for a big service. She's been knocking a bit for a while and haven't had time to sort it until now, so figured I would give some attention to a few other little niggles that need sorting.
    Job 1 - change pivot bearings - done!
    Job 2 - bleed brakes, this has needed doing for a while now
    Job 3 - service reverb, again needed doing for a little while
    Job 4 - general once over, clean and lube, new cables etc.
    Job 5 - maybe a suspension service, not decided yet.

    She's had a lot of abuse for a bike that's only 8 months old and certainly shows it, but has handled it all like a champ, should handle a lot more with a freshen up!

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    If been thinking about some upgrades for the mega - pikes, some better rims to go tubeless, but to be honest, I think I'm better off just saving for 650b stuff and upgrading it all in one go. Not much point clinging onto 26" these days, as good as the bike is. I'm working for a bike shop now so can get bits cheap, and will probably get a 650b mega TR or ariel 151.
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  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    650b is definitely the way forward, there's some awesome 26ers out there but newer bikes with better geometry and more up to date features are where it's at. Working in a bike shop is both a blessing and a curse, you get cheap bits but I've ended up spending even more are as a result and some of the deals on bikes are hard to ignore.
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 14,770
    I'm quite tempted to change my frame as well. I couldn't change it for a 650b Mega though, I rode one and it feels exactly the same as mine.
    Finding a replacement is tricky, I need a 19" minimum seat tube length and 630ish top tube and most new frames which are the right length don't have enough seat tube for me to get a saddle high enough.
    I might just batter the Mega until it breaks.
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Serviced the Reverb (what a faff, would've been made much easier if I had a decent vice, mind) and bled the brakes this evening. Think both were well overdue...

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  • Nice Bike.. a friend of mine has one and he's really happy with it's performance !!
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Cheers dude, yeah it rides very well. Longest I've held on to a bike for a while.
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