Nukeproof Celebrate 30 Years with New Horizon Components.

Nukeproof have released new Horizon components to celebrate thirty years of producing mountain bike components.

Three decades ago, a small workshop in Grand Rapids, Michigan, started turning out its first products under the name Nukeproof.

Fast forward to 2020 and Nukeproof celebrate their thirtieth birthday with new Horizon products including a chain device, second generation Horizon carbon bar and stem, and Horizon Ti headsets and BBs.

Nukeproof Horizon Chain Device

Key features:

  • 6061 alloy back plate
  • Composite bash and guide
  • Direct and ISCG 05 mounts
  • Black, Copper, Grey, Red, Blue and Purple colours
  • Low Direct 32g, Top Guide 45g, Top Guide with Bash 106g
  • Low direct £27.99, Top Guide £34.99, Top Guide with Bashguard £59.99 RRP

With modern bikes sporting clutch mechs, and narrow-wide chain rings becoming the norm, for a little extra security when it really matters, the Nukeproof Horizon chain device might be the one.

Sporting a 6061 alloy back plate and a composite top guide and bash guard, the new chain device is simple, yet effective and has been designed to keep your chain on when you’re racing. You can also buy the top guide on its own, or with the bash.

The Guides are available in 3 options:

· Low direct Mount (SRAM S2 / Shimano E-Type Standard)

· Top Guide (ISCG 05)

· Top Guide with Bash (ISCG 05)

A composite top guide on all the chain guides has a co-moulded softer rubber on the inside designed to reduce noise. This also doubles up as a mark for your chain height.

All guides available in 6 horizon colours (Black, Copper, Grey, Red, Blue and Purple)

Horizon Carbon Bar

Merida eOneSixtytea

Key features:

  • Full carbon handlebar
  • 780 and 800mm widths
  • 31.8 and 35mm diameters
  • 3k carbon contact points
  • Particle paint at grip points
  • Carbon HZN Handlebars £110, Alloy HZN Bars £60 RRP

The second generation carbon bar in the Horizon range has had a full redesign rather than just a tweak of the original, and now come in both 31.8 and 35mm diameters. Widths available are 780 and 800mm.

Bar geometry is retained but with the change to a 9° backsweep, designed to be a better fit for the human wrist, at the expense of a very slightly reduced reach.

The carbon weave in the V2 bars have a degree of compliance that carries over from the original handlebar. A 3k carbon weave at the bar tips and grip surface helps give the bars better crash resistance.

The V2 Horizon Carbon Handlebar is 20g lighter than the previous bar (25mm rise, 31.8mm clamp 252g vs 232g).

The finish of the bars is also improved with a graphic revision. To aid set up, all angle markings are in the riders view to dial in the perfect feel for ultimate control. All clamping points feature particle paint to grip to components at the recommended torque settings.

Horizon Headsets

Key features:

  • Replaceable angular contact bearings
  • Laser–etched graphics
  • Split Alloy Crown Race
  • Hard Anodised Finish
  • Internal and external options
  • Black, Blue, Red, Purple, Grey, Copper colours
  • £29.99 per cup, bearings £19.99 each

The Horizon headset features sealed, titanium coated bearings with with stainless steel balls designed to withstand the infamous British winter. The bearings are retrofittable to existing headsets, with the new bearings coming with a 5-year warranty.

Horizon Bottom Brackets

Key features:

  • Ti-coated ABEC 5 bearings
  • 68/73, 83 and PF widths
  • Hollowtech II, DUB, 30mm and GXP axle diameters
  • Black, grey, copper, red, blue and purple colours
  • £59.99 RRP

Much like the headsets, the Ti-coated, steel-balled bearings are designed to be rust free and stay running smooth with minimal maintenance.

There are also widths and axle diameters for pretty much all the usual spindles, including Shimano Hollowtech II, SRAM GXP and DUB, as well as 30mm options. 68/73mm, 83mm and PF widths are available in limited axle diameters.

You can check out the full Nukeproof Horizon range on their website here.