After riding hardtails cross-country and shunning the new Rock Shox Quadra 21R forks, my first full-suspension ride was a revelation. My mate Pete had managed to procure himself a GT LTS and I’ll never forget the sensation of being able to blast off sets of stairs like a waterfall. That was in 1994, and by then Nukeproof had already established itself as a leader of innovation in the halcyon days of early mountain biking. Fast forward to 2011 and after supplying us with quality components, they’ve just released a range of frames. This is the Scalp, their dedicated DH rig.
With such a well-respected heritage, Nukeproof are also looking to the future, establishing a Junior team to contest the World Cup circuit. Irish champions Christopher McGlinchy and Dan Sheridan are two of the first riders to enjoy the brand-new, fully built Scalp frames. Of course, these bikes feature the whole gamut of Nukeproof components; bars, headsets, seatposts, saddles and wheelsets. It’s definitely a contender, utilizing the technology and quality that has made Nukeproof famous.