Building Team Wideopenmag’s 2019 Nukeproof Mega race bike

We kicked off our 9th season of #TeamWideopenmag this week.

For 2019, we’re going custom. Nukeproof have provided our frames, suspension, brakes and drive trains. The rest came from our awesome list of sponsors, of which a few are old friends and a few are fresh, new faces.

New to the party are Stan’s NoTubes, Goodyear tyres, XTools and Mobi. We’re also going to be running Nukeproof Clothing and 661 protection.

Familiar faces that are continuing their sponsorship are, of course, Nukeproof. They’re joined by Funn, Juice Lubes, Fibrax and Granite Designs.

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The video shows Christo Gallagher’s custom Nukeproof Mega 290 being built by mechanic Dru, team manager Dave and filmed by Phil Golston. We borrowed the Starling Cycles workshop for the day and got stuck in to giving the bike the proper pro-bike build treatment it deserves.

The complete list of parts used to build Christo’s bike is as follows:

Frame: Nukeproof Mega 290, alloy frame with 155mm travel
Fork: Rockshox Lyrik RCT with 170mm travel
Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe RC3
Wheels: Stan’s NoTubes Flow Mk3
Tyres: Rear – Goodyear Newton EN 2.4/ Front – Newton ST Premium 2.4
Sealant: Stan’s NoTubes Race Sealant
Headset: Funn Descend
Bar: Funn Kingpin 30mm rise 31.8mm bore
Stem: Funn Strippa Evo 35mm 31.8mm bore
Grips: Funn Hilt
Saddle: Funn Adlib HD
Pedals: Nukeproof Horizon CS with ti axles
Drive: SRAM GX Eagle
Chain guide: Funn Zippa Lite with Bash Guard
Brakes: SRAM Guide Ultimate
Dropper post: Funn UpDown 150mm
Cables: Fibrax
Frame strap: Granite Rockband
Lubes, greases, oils and pastes: Juice Lubes
Tools: XTools
Jetwash: Mobi V-17

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