Nukeproof's Powertrain Megawatt e-MTB goes on sale

Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Carbon RS X0 Eagle AXS Powertrain
(Image credit: Nukeproof)

We all knew it was coming, but Nukeproof has finally made its Megawatt e-MTB available to purchase with SRAM's new e-MTB motor.

The Megawatt frameset was used throughout the SRAM Powertrain development process from being spotted in prototype SRAM motor spy shots to being the frameset used for our SRAM Powertrain first ride review.  

Previously the Megawatt was available with an alloy frame and a Shimano EP801 motor, however, the new Powertrain-equipped Megawatt uses a carbon frame to elevate it to the best e-MTB in the Nukeproof range.

Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Carbonbeing jumped off a cliff

Carbon frame and SRAM Powertrain are said to boost the Megawatt's performance (Image credit: Nukeproof)

The bike uses the same frame layout and mullet wheel configuration as the 170mm alloy 297, but differs with its monocoque UD carbon fibre construction. The frameset has been designed specifically for the Powertrain motor which brings with it 90Nm of torque (powered by a 720Wh battery) plus SRAM's Autoshift function and Coastshift functionality.

These two motor functions boost performance by allowing riders to change gears while coasting or handing gear shifting over completely to the motor system which shifts gears automatically and maximizes motor function.

Nukeproof is offering the new Megawatt Carbon 297 Powertrain with two different spec options; Pro and RS. Both come equipped with RockShox suspension, SRAM Transmission, SRAM brakes, Nukeproof finishing kit.

The Pro version comes in a Deep Purple colorway and is quoted to weigh 24kg (Medium / tubeless) while the RS is a touch heavier 24.3kg (Medium / tubeless) and comes in 'Whiterocks' white color.

The Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Carbon Pro GX Eagle AXS Powertrain will be priced at £8,799.99 and the Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Carbon RS X0 Eagle AXS Powertrain Bike costs £9,999.99. 

Bad news for prospective buyers in North America as the bikes currently don't appear to be available in the US. Alternatively, if you want to get on the SRAM Powertrain, er train, check out the GasGas ECC, Transition Repeater, or Propain Ekano 2 CF.

Head over to Nukeproof.com for more details.

Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Carbon specs and prices

Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Carbon Pro GX Eagle AXS Powertrain

Our tech ed, Guy Kesteven, was massively impressed with this model (Image credit: Nukeproof)

Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Carbon Pro GX Eagle AXS Powertrain

  • Frame: Monocoque UD Carbon Fibre frame
  • Motor: SRAM Powertrain
  • Battery: SRAM Eagle Powertrain Full Size, 720WH
  • Fork: RockShox Zeb Select +, Charger 3 RC2, 170mm
  • Shock: RockShox Vivid Select +, 170mm
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX AXS Eagle Transmission, 12sp
  • Bar/stem: Nukeproof Horizon Carbon V2 / Nukeproof Horizon, 45mm
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb AXS, SM: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL/XXL: 170mm
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Horizon Enduro
  • Brakes: SRAM G2 RE, Sintered pads
  • Wheels: Nukeproof Horizon V2
  • Tires: Continental Kryptotal-F Downhill Super-Soft 29X2.4'' / Rear: Continental Kryptotal-R Downhill Soft 27.5X2.4''
  • Claimed weight: 24kg
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Price: £8,799.99

Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Carbon RS X0 Eagle AXS Powertrain

The top specced new Megawatt RS (Image credit: Nukeproof)

Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Carbon RS X0 Eagle AXS Powertrain

  • Frame: Monocoque UD Carbon Fibre frame
  • Motor: SRAM Powertrain
  • Battery: SRAM Eagle Powertrain Full Size, 720WH
  • Fork: RockShox Zeb Ultimate Charger 3 RC2, 170mm
  • Shock: RockShox Vivid Ultimate, 170mm
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X0 AXS Eagle Transmission, 12sp
  • Bar/stem: Nukeproof Horizon Carbon V2 / Nukeproof Horizon, 45mm
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb AXS, SM: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL/XXL: 170mm
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Horizon Enduro
  • Brakes: SRAM Code RSC, Sintered Pads
  • Wheels: Nukeproof Horizon Pro
  • Tires: Continental Kryptotal-F Downhill Super-Soft 29X2.4'' / Rear: Continental Kryptotal-R Downhill Soft 27.5X2.4''
  • Weight: 24.4kg
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Price: £9,999.99
Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.

Rides: Cotic SolarisMax, Stooge MK4, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg