Nukeproof Dissent

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Nukeproof Dissent. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

11 reasons to buy

  • The Nukeproof Dissent is designed to tackle downhill World Cup courses, with a gigantic 190-200mm of travel in the rear.
  • RockShox’s high quality BoXXer fork provides riders with 200mm of travel up front.
  • The Dissent's rear coil shock provides a supple ride over small bumps.
  • A flip chip on the shock allows riders to adjust the progression of the bike. There are four adjustment points with this feature.
  • Interchangeable dropouts allow riders to adjust the Nukeproof Dissent’s chainstays.
  • A flip chip allows riders to adjust the bike's wheelbase. The shorter setting is more playful, while the longer one provides riders with greater stability
  • Assegai tires from Maxxis provide riders with excellent traction and are durable for tackling rough terrain on the Nukeproof Dissent.
  • Experts found the Dissent’s geometry places them in a position that is confidence-inspiring over gnarly rocky terrain.
  • Riders have the option of purchasing the bike with 29” or 27.5” wheels. They also offer a mullet build for those with a more progressive taste.
  • Nukeproof uses a downhill-specific 7-speed SRAM drivetrain on the bike, allowing riders to shift smoothly as they descend.
  • The SRAM hydraulic disc brakes use massive rotors to provide riders of the Dissent with quick and efficient stopping power.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Nukeproof Dissent comes with a coil shock, limiting the amount of shock adjustment on the bike.
  • The bike is downhill-specific and would be difficult to use outside of lift or shuttle-served downhill trails or a bike park setting.

Bottom line

The Nukeproof Dissent is a downhill crusher. With massive amounts of travel, it is specifically designed to descend rocky tracks. The bike has three points of adjustment via flip chips and an interchangeable dropout. These adjustments allow riders to personalize the bike’s geometry to meet their needs. Nukeproof kindly offers rider builds with 27.5”, 29” or a mullet wheel and tire setup. Beefy Assagai tires take riders through the roughest terrain confidently on each build of the bike. It is specced with a coil shock, which experts found lacks adjustment. The Nukeproof Dissent is limited to downhill terrain. Riders looking for an all-around mountain bike will not find this bike meets their needs.

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 1 expert reviews

Nukeproof Dissent 290 Comp Review

All in all, the Dissent is a serious bit of kit that rewards you by maintaining its speed while remaining composed over tricky terrain.

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Global Mountain Bike Network

Neil’s New Nukeproof Dissent | New Downhill Bike For Whistler Crankworx

It’s really fun, really throwable and great for starter bike park stuff I’ve been riding.

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ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

Nukeproof Mega 290 RS 2021 in Review – Developed on the Race Track

The new 2021 Nukeproof Mega is available in more configurations and sizes than ever before.

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