Vitus' number one, best selling, multi-award-winning hardtail is back again and rolls with pace aboard 29" wheels, the Nucleus 29 VR has a superb construction and is equipped with modern components to make your time on the trail sensational.
|Number of gears:||18|
|Frame:||Nucleus 29" Hardtail 6061-t6 Alloy Construction|
|Fork:||SR Suntour XCR32 Boost Air 100mm 29"|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Single|
|Wheel Size:||29" (622)|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||Tektro HD-M290 Hydraulic Disc|
|Brake Callipers:||Tektro HD-M290|
|Chainset:||SR Suntour XCM, 36/22T|
|Chain:||KMC Z9 EPT Anti Rust|
|Cassette:||Shimano Altus CS-HG200-9, 9-Speed, 11-36T|
|Handlebars:||Nukeproof Neutron 25mm Rise, Width - S760mm, M760mm, L780mm, XL800mm, 31.8mm bar diameter|
|Bar Tape/Grips:||Vitus Tapered, Single Composite Clamp, Sticky Rubber|
|Seat Post:||Vitus 31.6mm X 400mm, Zero Offset|
|Tyres:||Front: WTB Vigilante 2.3" x 29" Comp with high Grip Compound; Rear: WTB Trailboss 2.25" x 29" Comp|
The Nucleus has won MBR's under £500 hardtail of the year award for the last four years running and this new Nucleus 29 VR is fitted with large 29" wheels for faster, more efficient rolling performance, is constructed to excel on the trail and is component-equipped to seize that claim to fame once again.
Vitus offers this bike at a very easy to afford price point, however, the Nucleus has never been an ordinary entry-level mountain bike. It's kitted-out with a high-quality and super-reliable component spec aboard a robust and stylish construction. This new version features an increased standover height and aggressive geometry for even greater handling and more playful riding characteristics than ever before.
This ride features modern low, long and slack geometry with 100mm of SR Suntour travel at the front to smooth the trail and keep you in control. It's equipped with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes to keep momentum in check and a superb finishing kit from Vitus to complete the build. A Shimano 2x9 gear transmission blasts you up the steepest hills with ease and rockets back down the other side confidently. Plus, it includes an internal dropper post cable routing, so you can easily fit this beneficial upgrade in the future.
Rest assured that each bike is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure your bike arrives in perfect condition. Find out which size fits you by clicking the size chart tab.
First emerging as a frame builder in 1970s France, Vitus Bikes played a pivotal role in pioneering the design and manufacture of lugged and bonded aluminium frames, the most iconic being the 979, groundbreaking at the time and still prized among collectors today. In 1982 we engineered and developed the 979 Carbone, one of the very first frames to take carbon fibre technology from the aerospace industry and apply it to bikes. Their tradition of innovation continued throughout subsequent decades with frames which included the 1991 ZXI monocoque carbon frame, the spirit of which lives on in their latest generation of monocoque road bikes. Without exception, each of the bikes – from their singlespeed commuter to the high-end carbon road model – won plaudits for their ride quality, build and great value. The reviews confirmed what they knew all along, and they intend to improve on these already test-winning models as Vitus push forward with the development of this great brand of bikes. “Credit has to be due to a brand that has come back from the ashes and rather than milk the prestige of the old days, has set its sights on the biggest players on the scene.” CYCLIST magazine. Vitus bikes have been tested in many of the top cycling titles and websites across all disciplines. Their bikes have won group tests across Europe and are regarded as some of the best on the market.
The size chart below will get you on the right size bike. Experienced riders may also wish to refer to the geometry chart for more detail.
Getting the Right Fit
At Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order, against measurements supplied by you, to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!
If you are on the change over between sizes both options will fit. Racers and experienced riders would usually select a smaller size as this offers quicker handing. A larger bike offers more stability and is more suited to new and intermediate riders.
|Height||cm||170 - 180cm||180 - 190cm||190 - 201cm|
|ft||5′ 7″ - 5′ 11″||5′ 11″ - 6′ 3″||6′ 3″ - 6′ 7″|
|Inside Leg||cm||76 - 81cm||81 - 86cm||86 - 94cm|
|inches||30″ - 32″||32″ - 34″||34″ - 37″|
|Seat Tube Length||mm||432mm||483mm||520mm|
|Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||620mm||640mm||665mm|
|Head Tube Angle||mm||67mm||67mm||67mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||mm||73mm||73mm||73mm|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||62mm||62mm||62mm|
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