The new Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Elite Alloy 202ONE 2022 in an E-MOUNTAINBIKE test

After sitting it out for a long time, Nukeproof now join the ebike game. They put a motor on the Mega and came up with the Megawatt 297 202ONE. We’ve taken the new Nukeproof eMTB for a test ride, featuring a Shimano EP8 motor, 630 Wh battery and 170 mm travel, and tell you how it performs on the trail.

Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Elite Alloy | Shimano EP8/630 Wh | 170/170 mm (f /r)
24.32 kg in size M | € 7,199 | E-MOUNTAINBIKE test

You can find almost everything a mountain biker’s heart desires at Nukeproof. Their portfolio has something for every discipline, from hardtail to full-suspension to full-on downhill bikes, the British brand even offer kids and gravel bikes. Now Nukeproof have stepped into the electronic age, presenting the Megawatt 297 202ONE. Actually, development of new eMTB began over two years ago, at the same time as the new Nukeproof Mega 2021, when Shimano approached Nukeproof with the then unreleased EP8 motor. It’s hardly surprising that the design of the Megawatt 297 202ONE has a lot in common with the analogue Mega.

For further information and a complete review, click here: First ride review: the new Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Elite Alloy 202ONE 2022

Words & Photos: Rudolf Fischer

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Rudolf Fischer

In his previous life Rudolf was a dab hand at promoting innovation, putting his brain behind big-ticket patent assessments that easily ran into six-or-seven-plus figures. These days, the self-confessed data nerd’s role as editor at DOWNTOWN and E-MOUNTAINBIKE is no less exciting. Given his specialism in connectivity, Rudolf’s often placed on the front line of future mobility conversations, but he’s also big into testing new bikes–both on the daily as a committed commuter and intensively for our group tests. The business economist graduate is as versatile as a Swiss penknife, and that’s no hyperbole. Away from two wheels, his background in parkour means he’s a master of front, side and backflips, plus he speaks German, English, French, Russian and a touch of Esperanto. Japanese remains woefully unmastered, despite his best home-learning attempts. Good to know: Rudolf’s sharp tongue has made him a figure of fear in the office, where he’s got a reputation for flexing a dry wittiness à la Ricky Gervais... interestingly, he's usually the one laughing hardest.