In the DH category, Nuke Proof introduces a competitive entry, the Scalp. It is the lone prototype number two with its soon to be released edition weighing less than ten pounds. The geometric engineering has been completed with precision to a fast bike which features a slack 63 degree head angle and a low 13 ¾ bottom bracket height turning on rails with rear wheel travel measures to 209mm.
The Scalp’s suspension rate is controlled by a linkage system almost unnoticed from view is the system’s pull links which activate the suspension. Not to be ignored likewise, are the pivot hardware of torx bits and meant to decrease collateral damages during maintenance.
Maximum stiffness was the designer’s goal when taking a closer look at the Nuke Proof Scalp’s rear triangle enclosure, is the obvious. The seat tube adds more strength and stiffness as a bolt is set on its brace. The Standard 12 x 150 mm spacing and a traditional thru-axle has been applied at the rear of the bike.
Currently, plans are being drawn out that would likewise offer the Cane Creek double barrel for instant up-charge and the stock shock of Rock Shox’s coil sprung Vivid. The Scalp is equipped with a 1.5” full length head tube that goes with a mega low headset and a Cane Creek angleset that allows the rider to extend tweak handling of the bike.
The raw version and brighter yellow are the color options made available. The Scalp has a massive 44 mm sealed pivot bearings and a 24 mm aluminum pivot axle to set everything component in place. The frame should be out by February 2011 with a suggested retail price of $2000 USD.