Nukeproof launch the new Dissent with Sam Hill

Nukeproof Dissent 275 & 290

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Nukeproof bikes have always had racing in their DNA. It comes from being developed and tested in conjunction with the world’s fastest racers. Our DH bikes have gone through several iterations since the original Scalp back in 2012; each essentially evolving from the last. The new Nukeproof Dissent makes the exception and after nearly 7 years of using our highly successful Fallout linkage, the new Dissent breaks the trend, taking on a new linkage platform design.

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The Dissent platform was originally conceived by our engineers as a concept to test several progression curve theories at once. However, in turning the theory into reality, we created something much better than expected, and the prototype won on its international debut at Crankworx festival’s Garbanzo Downhill race with Sam Hill.

We’re proud to introduce the Nukeproof Dissent frames, which will be coming to Nukeproof retailers in November. More info on the complete bikes will be released closer to the time.

With Sam Hill as a Nukeproof athlete there was only one way we would want to launch the Dissent. Passing a custom team spec version to the legendary multiple Downhill and EWS World Champion and let him tear into the earth.  

After some time helping us develop the bike on the R&D development “mule”, including wining the Garbanzo Downhill race, we found a gap in the EWS schedule to fly out to his home with the latest specification frame for him.

Along for the ride with us was Caldwell visuals Mr Tommy C to document the radness with his signature style and Mr Matt Stagg’s to capture some beautiful images (more to come on this). We went on a full on tour of Western Australia’s most incredible ride spots taking in some of Sam old downhill training tracks, the amazing Lingalonga bike park, re-visiting some legendary spots of edits past and some good old fashion back to basics rake and ride drift track corners. It was incredible to watch, we were stoked to see Sam enjoying himself creating a roost storm or WA’s incredible red dust. Let’s see if we can persuade him to spend a little more time on the Dissent in the future.