The Pulse has World Cup winning credentials, so how does this budget version of Nukeproof’s world-beating design compare?

  • So Good: Low centre of mass means it rails turns; solid build will take a hammering; rear end swallows bumps with ease
  • No Good: Not particularly nimble due to high weight; fork isn’t the best, considering price

Frame and equipment

Although many race fans expected the production Pulse to get 650b wheels for 2015, it didn’t, and still sports the 26in size. It does come in an XL option though.

There’s no getting away from just how burly this beast is. The big box-section tubing, beefy single-pivot rear end, slammed three-stage Fallout Linkage and 210mm (8.3in) of rear wheel travel give a clear indication of the Pulse’s intentions – outright annihilation of even the toughest tracks on the world circuit.