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Posted 7 September 2023

Nukeproof Scout 290 Race Alloy hardtail mountain Bike MTB (Deore10)

£19.99 ·
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Owning one myself I can tell you this is the pinnacle of cycling quality and at a great price point on this sale. Some will argue it isn't 12x but the ratios are great anyway at 11-46T and the rest of the spec is what you would expect as a perfect base to work from.

27.5 version on here too !

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The Scout 290 Race is the ideal hardtail mountain bike (MTB) for general trail riding, fast-singletrack sessions and long-distance all-mountain epics. It features a strong and lightweight alloy frame that is engineered to be agile, durable and versatile. Nukeproof has equipped it with RockShox Recon Silver suspension forks and a Shimano Deore 10-Speed groupset with an 11-46T wide-ranging cassette and powerful hydraulic disc brakes. It also rolls fast and stable upon Nukeproof Neutron V2 hubs and WTV ST i30 Tubeless Ready rims wrapped in Schwalbe Magic Mary and Nobby Nic tyres.

  • Intended Use: Trail / All Mountain / Enduro
  • Available in Sizes Medium to XXLarge
  • 140mm of Suspension Travel
  • Custom triple butted hydro-formed Alloy
  • Weight: 13.85kg (Medium, tubeless)

**The Hardtail:**Often mooted as the perfect style bike to master your first pedal strokes into the world of mountain biking or the best way to develop your bike handling skills. Mastering a hardtail will sharpen your skills from perfecting your balance point on the bike through to being creative with the trail ahead reading natural features to generate speed. One thing is for sure though; you shouldn’t underestimate what this hardtail is truly capable of.

The all-new Scout is a graduate from the school of gravity. Its geometry is on the “aggressive” side of the coin, designed to attack the trail ahead. The new pedalling position, developed using Nukeproof’s Saddle Offset theory, will propel you efficiently up the trail ready for the gnarliest descent you can handle. The new geometry adds to the all-round capability of the Scout. Improved riding position and sizing combined with a low bottom bracket enhances your control in the corners. The Scout is a versatile frame that is ready to scout out endless single track, session technical enduro trails or just hoon around like you’re auditioning for the latest “Scoutin’ About” video epic.

The Nukeproof Scout is the embodiment of the Nukeproof attitude. When riding a Scout, you become part of something special and every ride of this hardcore hardtail rewards every last drop of your skill and commitment. You are inducted into something a little bit special too, that subtle nod of appreciation from other Scout owners that you too know what a special frame this is, through to the support and community that has grown around Scout ownership.

The New Scout, welcome to the world of Scoutin’ About, it really is an attitude.

The 3rd generation the Scout has been tweaked to be the finest vintage of Scout.

When you order a bike, one of our trained mechanics will carefully prepare and pack your bike for shipping. Upon delivery, the assembly is simple and all necessary tools and plastic pedals are conveniently included in the box.

Depending on the delivery service and destination, bikes will either be delivered in a large or a small box. Below is a guide as to how your bike will arrive:

This video demonstrates assembly from a LARGE BOX.

Please note that due to ongoing issues in the global bike supply chain, manufacturers may substitute certain component items due to availability. In this situation, they will be replaced with the same quality or better performing parts.


Further Info

  • Axle to Crown: 553mm
  • Max Tyre Size: 2.6"
  • Headtube: 44-56mm Tapered Semi-Integrated
  • Seatpost: 31.6mm (Internal Routing for Dropper Seatpost)
  • Seat Clamp: 34.9mm
  • BB: Threaded 73mm BSA
  • Rear Axle: SRAM UDH Maxle Stealth M12x1.0 180mm (Thread Length 13mm)
  • Chain Guide: ISCG05
  • Brake Mount: 180mm Post Mount
  • Max Chainring: 34T (32T Oval)
  • Protection: 3D Contoured Rubber Frame Protection for DT/SS/CS

Technical specification:

Frame and fork
  • Custom triple butted hydro-formed Alloy
  • Rubber Frame Protection for Down Tube, Seat Stay and Chain Stay
  • BB Shell Type: 73mm BSA
  • Bottle Cage Mounts: Single
  • Cable Routing: Internal
  • Fork: RockShox Recon Silver RL, 140mm, 42mm Offset, Solo Air, Gloss Black

  • Chainset: Shimano M5100 Deore 10 Speed Crank, 170mm, 30T, 52mm Chainline
  • Shifter: Shimano M4100-R Deore 10-Speed, (I-Spec EV)
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano M5120 Deore 10-Speed
  • Chain: KMC X10 10-Speed, with Quick Link
  • Cassette: Sunrace CSMS2 10-Speed, 11-46T Black

Wheels and tyres
  • Front Wheel: Nukeproof Neutron V2 Hub 15x110mm, 29” WTB STi30 TCS 2.0 Rim, 32H
  • Rear Wheel: Nukeproof Neutron V2 Hub 15x110mm, HG, 36POE, 148x12mm, 29” WTB STi30 TCS 2.0 Rim, 32H
  • Front Tyre: Schwalbe Magic Mary, Snakeskin, TL Easy, Addix Soft, 29x2.35"
  • Rear: Schwalbe Nobby Nic, DD, RaceGuard, TL Easy, Addix, 29x2.35"

  • Brakes: Shimano MT4100 Lever with Shimano MT410 2 Pot Caliper, Resin Pads
  • Front Rotor: Shimano SM-RT56, 180mm
  • Rear Rotor: Shimano SM-RT56, 180mm

Finishing Kit
  • Grips: Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature
  • Handlebars: Nukeproof Neutron V2 25mm Rise, Width - M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm, XXL800mm
  • Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 45mm, Black
  • Seat Post: Nukeproof Neutron, Black, 31.6mm, 450mm
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Neutron, Black
  • Headset: Nukeproof ZS44-28.6 - T2 / ZS56/40 - B8


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  1. weiran's avatar
    Shame it doesn't come with a dropper as they're a bit of a faff to fit with internal cable routing, but at this price its a fair compromise.
    banton1's avatar
    The only bit I find troublesome is the cable into lever part. My eyesight is not great. THe rest is easy really.
  2. halbot's avatar
    Great bike at a great price, 1 x 12 would have been nice but you can always upgrade.
  3. rowlystravel's avatar
    is there on a warranty on the Nuke Proof performance? Im skeptical it will take blasts in the order of magnitude of 50 megatons tbh..
    banton1's avatar
    if you can shred it to the extent of 50mt you deserve to keep buying them and should feel honoured at the cost. lol
  4. banton1's avatar
    50958644-S7sDB.jpgThis is my yellow version of this. I built it up from the frame myself. It is a 27.5 wheel like the other listing I have put on here but this is a real pro hartail. If I had paid in full for my build, it would have cost just shy over £2,100 but certain discounts were had and I saved a lot bringing it sparts and value in the mid spec range.

    That all screams how goo d a deal this £900 version is. The V3 frame is £500 on its own. The V2 was £350.
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