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Nukeproof leans into mountain bike roots with a updated Digger gravel design

Nukeproof leans into mountain bike roots with a updated Digger gravel design

Nukeproof’s new Digger leans into its mountain bike roots with a complete redesign for confidence on technical descents and is more versatile on long adventures.…

Thursday, Jun 02

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Nukeproof’s new Digger leans into its mountain bike roots with a complete redesign for confidence on technical descents and is more versatile on long adventures. The idea of the Digger started as a “what if” project with famed rider Sam Hill and turned into a cult product in Nukeproof’s predominantly flat bar product line. Its popularity has only grown since the explosion of gravel racing, and with that comes a redesign. Nukeproof let their design team veer into familiar territory and gave the Digger the soul of a mountain bike. Something Different — Nukeproof Digger

The Digger offers something slightly different from most of the gravel bikes on the market. This Digger seeks out the gravel-curious enduro and downhill crowds, calling them to long-distance adventures, but still, able to hit the features.

The updated Digger includes a fully redesigned frame. The 6061-T6 frame boasts all-new tube profiles to create a more resilient and reliable ride on backcountry adventures. The head tube on the updated Digger is slacked-out 2 degrees and the reach increased by 20mm across all sizes.

The updated geo allows shorter stems to improve rider confidence and control in the corners and technical features. The design team revamped the tire clearance, fitting an aggressive 700c x 45mm tire, with about 7mm of clearance extra to clear the grossest of trail debris.

Nukeproof has also reengineered the fork to use T800 UD carbon. This new full carbon fork claims to offer a much stiffer and direct ride, enhancing handling and damping […]

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