Nukeproof Reactor 290 Carbon Elite

Nukeproof Reactor 290 Carbon Elite

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The Nukeproof Reactor 290 Carbon Elite is a high-performance mountain bike with a carbon fibre frame, internal cable routing, and 130mm travel. It features Fox 36 Float Performance Elite Series fork and Fox Float X Performance Elite Series shock absorber, Shimano SLX M7120 brakes, Shimano SLX M7100 rear derailleur, and Horizon V2 wheels. The bike can travel 150mm in the front and 130mm in the rear, making it suitable for Enduro racing. Additionally, the bike boasts high resale value.


  • Premium Carbon Frame
  • Good Groupset components
  • Top brakes
  • Top suspension components
  • Top reviews from the bike magazines
  • High resale value

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SRP4399 £
Travel Front150 mm
Travel Rear130 mm
Weight14.7 kg
Wheels29 Aluminum
Frame MaterialCarbon
GroupsetShimano SLX
ForkFox 36
ShockFox Float X
BrakesShimano SLX



Paul Burwell

If you’re a rider that’s focused on shredding singletrack rather than bike parks, the Nukeproof Reactor Pro 290 Alloy is a superb mid-travel trail bike

  1. Superb balance, insanely fast singletrack shredder
  1. A little lightweight for burlier riders


Robin Weaver

The Reactor ST isn't as fast as some uphill, but it’s a proper demon when pointed back down

  1. Surefooted downhill demon
  2. great spec at a reasonable price
  3. good geometry and ride position
  1. Easy going but not as efficient as some uphill
  2. only slightly lighter than the top-spec Reactor which has more travel and a burlier build

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

The Nukeproof Reactor 290C Factory proves that the amount of travel alone says very little about the downhill capabilities of a bike: despite having just 130 mm rear travel, we would happily take the Nukeproof to some enduro races! Downhill, the Reactor is...

  1. well thought-out spec suits the intended purpose
  2. intuitive, balanced handling
  3. good suspension
  4. comfortable pedalling position for long rides
  1. climbing efficiency



The Reactor range gets a spec overhaul.


Jessie-May Morgan

The Nukeproof Reactor ST is exactly that; a short travel version of the all-mountain Reactor, launched last summer. It is a limited edition build available only as a 29er. The ST boasts a lightweight XC build spec with 125mm of rear wheel travel and a 130mm...

Vital MTB


Trail Bike Hooligan: Nukeproof Reactor 275 RS Nukeproof's take on the short/mid-travel trail bike turns out to be very capable - and tons of fun to ride.

  1. Fun factor!
  2. Confidence-inspiring geometry
  3. Rear suspension is perfectly balanced small/big hits
  4. Lyrik Ultimate – plush and well controlled
  5. Versatile build options
  6. Flip Chip adjustability
  1. Average rear hub engagement
  2. Rims cause snakebites and had tubeless issues in test
  3. Can be a bit tricky finding the balance between front and rear suspension
  4. Could have a steeper seat tube angle
  5. Not the very best pedaling efficiency
  6. Finish is perfectible

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Nukeproof Reactor 290 Carbon, 130mm Travel, UD woven Carbon Fibre frame, internal cable routing, ISCG 05 mounts, Enduro bearings, Threaded 73mm BB, Boost 148mm rear axle spacing, 3D contoured rubber frame protection
Frame Sizes
S, M, L, XL, XXL
Frame Colors
Nukeproof Factory Yellow


Fox 36 Float, Performance Elite Series, Grip 2 Damper, 150mm, 44mm Offset, BOOST, Black
Rear Shock
Fox Float X, Performance Elite Series, 2 Position, LV EVOL, Custom CM+, RM, M, M+ tune, 210x50mm, Bearing End, 1x 0.2 spacer fitted.


Nukeproof Horizon, 45mm, Black
Nukeproof Horizon V2 25mm Rise, Width - M780mm, L800mm, XL800mm
Nukeproof Sam Hill Signature


Rear Derailleur
Shimano SLX M7100, SGS 12-Speed, Shadow Plus
Shift Levers
Shimano SLX M7100-IR, 12-speed Rapidfire Plus, I-Spec EV
Shimano SLX M7100-12, 12-Speed (HYPERGLIDE+), 10-51T
Shimano SLX M7100 HG 12-speed Inc Quicklink
Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed, Hollowtech 2, 170mm, 30T, 52mm Chainline
Bottom Bracket
BSA, 73mm, threaded


Front Brake
Shimano SLX M7120, 4 Pot Brake, Metallic Pads
Shift Levers


Front Rim
Nukeproof Horizon V2 29", 6 Bolt, 110x15mm
Rear Rim
Front Tyre
Nukeproof Horizon V2 29", 6 Bolt, 110x15mm

Geometry Nukeproof Reactor 290 Carbon Elite

SizeReactor 290 140mm Fork (Carbon)Reactor 290 150mm Fork (Carbon)Reactor 290c ST (130mm Fork)
Seat Tube Length (mm)508508508
Seat Tube Angle75.575.176.3
Head Tube Length (mm)115115115
Head Tube Angle6665.566.8
Top Tube Length (mm)678679.3676
Chainstay Length (mm)443443443
Wheelbase (mm)127412781267
Standover (mm)772775766
Stack (mm)628631.7621
Reach (mm)517512.5524.6
BB Offset (mm)-33-30-39
Trail (mm)142144138
Fork Rake Offset (mm)444444

Customer questions & answers

FAQ Nukeproof Reactor 290 Carbon Elite

How heavy is the Bike?

The Reactor 290 Carbon Elite weights 14,70 kg. Thats roughly 32,4 pounds

What material is the frame of the Nukeproof Reactor 290 Carbon Elite?

The Nukeproof Reactor 290 Carbon Elite ist crafted with Carbon

What is the recommended price given by the manufacturer Nukeproof?

The SRP Price is our information at 4399 GBP

Where das the Brand Nukeproof is originated?

Nukeproof is a Company from Great Britain