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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Nukeproof Reactor. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
20 reasons to buy
- Wide 800mm bars offer riders stability climbing and descending on the Nukeproof Reactor.
- Nukeproof offers builds in carbon or aluminum, allowing riders to find a bike that fits their budget.
- Riders have the option of purchasing a Reactor with 27.5-inch wheels or 29-inch wheels. This allows them to select a model of it that best fits their riding style.
- Experts were pleased that all versions of the Nukeproof Reactor can fit a water bottle.
- Nukeproof offers riders a flip chip adjustment to the bike’s geometry. Riders can utilize the bike in the “Trail” or “Rail” setting.
- The “Rail” setting on the Reactor slackens the head tube angle and lowers the bottom bracket for riders looking for a more playful, poppy trail ride.
- The bike’s short chainstays create a fun and responsive ride through berms and turns.
- Nukeproof specs beefy Maxxis tires on the Reactor. These tires are durable and provide loads of traction.
- Testers were pleased with the long dropper post specced on the bike. All models of the bike have a well-reviewed dropper post from Brand X, BikeYoke or RockShox.
- The bike's active climbing platform encourages riders to pick their way up steep technical climbs.
- The Nukeproof Reactor is affordable for a bike of its quality in the trail/enduro category.
- Harsh bottom outs are rare for riders of the bike.
- A rubber downtube protector keeps the Reactor from being damaged by stray rocks or other obstacles on the trail.
- The Reactor's ribbed chainstay protector minimizes noise from chain slap.
- Experts found the bike light in weight. This made hike-a-bike sections of routes achievable.
- The threaded bottom bracket on the Nukeproof Reactor is easy to maintain.
- Internal cable routing gives the bike a clean appearance.
- Depending on the model, 130mm to 140mm of rear travel with 150mm to 160mm of fork travel, allows riders to descend with confidence.
- Experts were pleased with the linkage-driven Horst-link suspension setup in the rear of the bike. It offered riders fantastic small bump compliance on trails.
- The Nukeproof Reactor has a long front center. This allows riders to keep the front end of the bike down on steep climbs.
3 reasons not to buy
- The Nukeproof uses Sam Hill grips on the bike. Several experts reported these grips to be stiff and uncomfortable.
- Some experts experienced difficulty with the tubeless tire setup on builds with Mavic wheels. These wheels are only found on carbon RS models of the bike.
- Test riders experienced pedal bob when climbing on the Reactor.