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Nukeproof Scalp Race Bike

Nukeproof Scalp - Take your trophies from battle

Taking its name from the legendary downhill track at Moneyscalp Wood in Co. Down, the Nukeproof Scalp is our original DH race rig offering 209mm of progressive rear travel via a pull-link driven single-pivot suspension system.

For 2013 we offer the World Cup-proven frame as a complete bike offering unparalleled value for the weekend competitor, with a tried and tested parts package and great upgrade potential

Featuring triple-butted hydroformed tubing and our three-stage Fallout Link suspension system, the Scalp frame is matched with proven RockShox suspension front and rear plus SRAM transmission, Avid Elixir 3 brakes and quality Nukeproof finishing kit.

T6 6061 aluminium frame with Fallout Linkage suspension

Built using T6 6061 aluminium with triple-butted hydroformed tubing for a perfectly balanced strength to weight combination, the Scalp is a slack and low-slung gravity sled built for the steepest, most technical and most challenging race runs.

Using a single-pivot suspension configuration with a unified rear triangle for optimum strength and stiffness, the Scalp’s pull-link driven Fallout Linkage drives the shock in a three-stage progressive action - progressive throughout, with increasing progression at the beginning and end of the stroke, but a linearly progressive midstroke to avoid any spikes in damping.

Boasting a super-slack 63-degree head angle, 47.12” wheelbase and 14” static BB height (medium size) the Scalp is characterised by its centrally-positioned shock and linkage system to keep the centre of gravity low and handling sweet.

Rear hub spacing is standard 150mm while BB shell width is 83mm; the 1.5in headtube will cater for OS 1.5in steerer forks, standard 1 1/8in or tapered steerers.

Tough and reliable parts package

For the 2013 Nukeproof Scalp we sought out a components list that boosted the value on offer to the rider without any compromise in performance on the hill.

Rear suspension duties are courtesy of the RockShox Kage RC coil shock with adjustable preload and compression, while RockShox BoXXer RC coil forks deliver 200mm of travel in a tough package that’s built for long-term durability and all-conditions thrashing.

The Scalp features dependable SRAM 9 speed transmission and Gravity Gap DH chainset, while a Prime Aero chainguide offers security and protection over the gnarliest of terrain. Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes with 200mm rotors front and rear deliver consistent, fade-free braking in all wet or dry.

Nukeproof Finishing Kit

Finishing kit on the Nukeproof Scalp comes courtesy of our own tried and tested Warhead series of components. Our Nukeproof Generator wheelset offers race-light speed and bombproof durability for the fastest of courses and the hardest of hits, with Maxxis High Roller II tyres delivering confidence-inspiring grip and tenacity in all conditions. Our Warhead headset, 760mm riser bars, Direct Mount stem and Element lock-on grips combine for a no-nonsense cockpit delivering confidence and control from first turn to finish line, while the package is rounded out with our Warhead seatpost and Nukeproof Race Scalp edition saddle.

Proven through two seasons of World Cup action with the riders of Team CRC/Nukeproof, the Scalp is a race-bred speed machine within the reach of all riders.


  • T6 6061 aluminium frame construction
  • Custom triple-butted hydroformed tubing
  • Three-stage Fallout Linkage suspension
  • 209mm travel
  • True 1.5” headtube
  • ISCG 05
  • Shock length: 240mm x 76mm
  • Rear axle: 150mm x 12mm
  • Head angle: 63 degrees
  • Chainstay length: 446.3mm
  • BB shell: 83mm
  • BB height: +17mm
  • Seatpost: 30.9mm


  • Frame: Custom hydroformed double-welded T6 6061 aluminium; three-stage Fallout Linkage suspension design with 209mm travel
  • Rear shock: RockShox Kage RC
  • Forks: RockShox BoXXer RC Coil; 200mm travel; 20mm Maxle Lite thru-axle
  • Headset: Nukeproof 49IISS
  • Handlebars: Nukeproof Warhead 760 Riser; 760mm wide, 25mm rise
  • Stem: Nukeproof Direct Mount; 45mm, 30-degree rise
  • Grips: Nukeproof Element lock-on
  • Chainset: Gravity Gap DH MegaExo; 165mm, 36t
  • Chainguide: Prime Aero
  • Chain: SRAM PC-951, 9-speed
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-951, 11/28, 9-speed
  • Shifter: SRAM X5
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X7
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc; 200mm front & rear
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Race Scalp
  • Seatpost: Nukeproof Warhead In-Line
  • Tyres: Maxxis High Roller II DH, 26”x2.4” ST/42a
  • Hubs: Nukeproof Generator Disc; 110mm x 20mm front, 150mm x 12mm rear
  • Rims: Nukeproof Generator DH
  • Weight: TBC

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