Nukeproof is to debut a slopestyle frame dubbed the Rook at the Sea Otter classic, kicking off this Thursday in California.
Built in collaboration with newly signed slopestyle rider Jack Fogelquist, Nukeproof has developed a head tube carrying an integrated hydraulic gyro. The integration of the gyro in the head tube allows for a low stack height of just 10mm – including headset cup – which is not possible on conventional frames.
The Rook has a low, mildly progressive leverage rate designed to give a stiff platform for dirt jumping or slopestyle when used with 150+ PSI. Additionally, due to the low leverage rate, the feel of the ride is highly tunable by altering the compression damping of the shock. Switching the shock to its minimum compression position and running below 150PSI provides a supple, active suspension feel for freeride or trail use.
The geometry of the Rook is optimised for a 110mm travel fork giving a 13” BB height and 69 degree head angle. Running the frame with a 160mm fork will raise the BB to 13.75” and slacken the head angle to 66 degrees.
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