An entry-level 29er that feels more advanced, the Nucleus is the model that all other Vitus rides take their attitude and high-standards from. MBR award-winning for its performance and price for three years running, it is a big and bold gateway bike.
|Number of gears:||18|
|Fork:||SunTour SF14 XCR32 Air, Boost, 29, 100mm|
|Wheel Size:||29" (622)|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||Tektro HD-M290, 160/160 rotors|
|Chainset:||Suntour CW15-XCM, 175mm, 36Tx22T|
|Cassette:||Shimano CS-HG200-9, 11-36T|
|Handlebars:||Nukeproof Neutron 31.8mm, 25mm rise|
|Tyres:||Front: WTB Vigilante Comp, 29x2.3; Rear: WTB Vigilante Comp, 29x2.25|
The Nucleus 29 VR benefits from a quality construction which features low, long and slack geometry for making the most of climbs, descents and sprints through varied trails and terrains. Kitted out with hard-working components, it lets you ride with confidence and aggression, no matter what your route throws at you. The 100mm travel SunTour front forks absorb every impact on your run as you are pushed on by a superb Shimano Altus 2x9 drivetrain. Keeping you in control are powerful Tektro hydraulic brakes and the frame is designed to feature dropper post routing for future upgrade potential.
An excellent addition to the foundation range of Vitus' MTB offerings, trail-ready hardtail will take your riding to new heights.
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|
Goods are shipped from the UK. Does not include delivery charges, local taxes or import duties, if applicable.
More information on International delivery options
We're so confident that you'll love your new bike from Wiggle, that we'll let you test ride it for a month! If you're not happy with it, just email us to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll pick it up from you for a full refund. Just make sure you keep the box so it can be re-used to send it back. Read more about our 30-day test ride.
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