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2020 Nukeproof Digger announced – The mountain bikers gravel bike!

What happens when you let a MTB-crazy brand design a gravel bike? Well, the result looks a little something like this: The Nukeproof Digger is a do-it-all gravel bike, designed with both performance and adventure in mind. Nukeproof have stuck to their MTB heritage with wide (drop) bars, bomb-proof components and a host of useful features. Find out all you need to know about the 2020 Nukeproof Digger right here!

2020 Nukeproof Digger Factory | £1999.99

What’s new on the 2020 Nukeproof Digger?

The 2020 range of Digger models benefits from a Shimano’s new GRX 1x groupset. The new GRX group brings reliability and simplicity with its clutch derailleur and 11-speed 11-42t cassette. The new Factory Digger takes advantage of the integration possibilities of Shimano’s GRX RX-810 brake lever with an integrated dropper remote, allowing you to drop the Digger’s saddle in technical terrain without having to take your fingers off the brake.

Nukeproof have specced Shimano’s new GRX groupset
The Factory build features an integrated brake/dropper lever

The geometry of the 2020 Nukeproof Digger

Last year, the Digger platform was treated to a host of geometry updates and a brand new chassis. Nukeproof did not feel the need to change the geometry any further and therefore the Digger’s frame remains unchanged for 2020.

Size S M L XL
Seat tube 470 mm 490 mm 520 mm 550 mm
Top tube 538 mm 555 mm 570 mm 590 mm
Head tube 105 mm 125 mm 155 mm 175 mm
Head angle 71.3° 71.3 71.3° 71.3°
Seat angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Chainstay 425 mm 425 mm 425 mm 425 mm
BB Drop 70 mm 70 mm 70 mm 70 mm
Wheelbase 1011 mm 1024 mm 1039 mm 1062 mm
Reach 385 mm 396 mm 403 mm 418 mm
Stack 533 mm 553 mm 581 mm 600 mm

Specs and features of the 2020 Nukeproof Digger

Nukeproof are offering the Digger in two different builds for 2020: The Digger Comp and the Digger Factory. The most noteworthy spec change for both models is the new Shimano GRX 11-speed groupset. Nukeproof also spec a wide 480/500 mm drop bar, which they say gives the Digger a bit more of a “mountain bike” feel. Both 2020 Comp and Factory models come specced with WTB’s Sendero’s 650b Road Plus tires. The Comp model rolls on WTB Serra 27.5” wheels and the Factory build gets upgraded to a DT Swiss G1800 SPLINE 25 wheelset. Further highlights (found on both models) include the full carbon fork, internal routing for dropper cables, threaded BB, rack mounts and the removable seat stay bridge that lets you mount full-sized mudguards.

Nukeproof Digger Comp 2020

Nukeproof Digger Comp 2020 | £1499.99

Fork Nukeproof Digger carbon, 27.5” Road Plus or 700C compatible
Brakes Shimano GRX, RX-600 Levers with RX-400 Flatmount Callipers
Drivetrain Shimano GRX 11-speed
Seatpost Nukeproof Neutron Inline
Stem Non Series 6061 80-110 mm
Bars Non Series AL-6061 480-500 mm
Wheels WTB Serra 27.5″
Tires WTB Sendero 650x47C Road Plus
Price £1499.99

Nukeproof Digger Factory 2020

2020 Nukeproof Digger Factory | £1999.99

Fork Nukeproof Digger carbon, 27.5” Road Plus or 700C compatible
Brakes Shimano GRX, RX-810 Levers with RX-810 Flatmount Callipers
Drivetrain Shimano GRX 11-speed
Seatpost Brand X Ascend internal 125 mm
Stem Sram Zipp SC 80-110 mm
Bars Non Series AL-6061 480-500 mm
Wheels DT Swiss G1800 SPLINE 25
Tires WTB Sendero 650x47C Road Plus
Price £1999.99

Our thoughts on the 2020 Nukeproof Digger

Nukeproof look to have made sensible spec revisions and updates to their Digger gravel bike for 2020. We love the Digger’s simple and robust design and adventurous ethics. Does it live up to Nukeproofs claims? What does the “mountain bikers gravel bike” ride like? We are looking forward to answering those questions in a full review soon!

For more information about the new Nukeproof Digger visit nukeproof.com. If you want to find out more about what makes a good gravel bike make sure to check out our grouptest!

Words: Finlay Anderson Photos: Nukeproof