Joe Smith on the new Nukeproof Prototype Downhill bike

Nukeproof leaked a photo of their new prototype downhill bike on Facebook today. We’ve known about the project for a few months, but this is the first time we’ve seen any shots of the bike.

Better still – we just got our hands on these images of Joe Smith getting loose on the new bike at last weekend’s Bala Pearce Cycles race. As expected, the bike looks like a total redesign. It’s not Carbon by the looks of it and – whilst you can’t tell much from the images you can see just how different it is to the current bike. There’s a Cane Creek coil shock on there, the tubing looks to be more square and the back end looks maybe slightly beefier. Interesting stuff…

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Hotlines also teased us with the Facebook status ‘a dark knight rises’. You can see a ‘SE’ on the top-tube of the photo… Maybe the new bike will be called a ‘Rise’ or similar? Total conjecture there though!

More when we’ve got it!

Thanks to Sarah and Bono Barrett for the images.

Check out the Nukeproof website here and their facebook here.