The Vitus Nucleus 29 VR Mountain Bike (MTB) is an ideal hardtail bike for newcomers and experienced riders. It features a robust and lightweight alloy frame, SR Suntour suspension forks and a Box Four 8-Speed groupset with Clarks hydraulic disc brakes.
|Number of gears:||8|
|Frame:||Nucleus Aluminium 6061-T6 BSA Threaded BB, IS Disc Brake Mounts, 135mm x 9mm QR|
|Bike Weight:||Medium: 13.8kg|
|Fork:||SR Suntour XCR32 Air LOR DS 100mm Travel, 29", 1 1/8" Straight Steerer, Post Mount Brake Mounts, 100mm x 9mm QR, Air Spring|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Single|
|Wheel Size:||29" (622)|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||Clarks M2 hydraulic disc brake|
|Chainset:||Samox 170mm, 32T Narrow Wide chainring|
|Chain:||Box Four 8-Speed, 112 links|
|Cassette:||Sunrace 11-42T, 8-Speed|
|Handlebars:||Nukeproof Neutron V2 Riser 6061 Alloy, 25mm Rise, 9 degree Back Sweep, 760mm Wide S/M, 780mm Wide L/XL 31.8mm|
|Bar Tape/Grips:||Vitus Lock On|
|Stem:||Vitus 50mm Alloy, 50mm Reach, 3 degree Rise|
|Seat Post:||Vitus 6061 Alloy, 31.6x400mm|
|Tyres:||Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25"|
The Nucleus 29 VR is the ideal choice if you’re just getting into mountain biking (MTB). Its larger 29” wheels help you to stay in control and to hold your speed over rough terrain. It also boasts SR Suntour air suspension, Box 8-Speed gears with easy climbing gears and Clarks hydraulic disc brakes.
The Vitus Nucleus is the mountain bike you never forget. The one that got you hooked. It’s everything a mountain bike should be - comfortable, reliable and predictable. But above all, it’s fun. The Nucleus is versatile enough to ride anywhere, but you’ll have the best time riding proper trails.
It feels just like a mountain bike should, a bike that inspires confidence when riding off-road, over rough ground and when tackling trail obstacles. This is a real mountain bike and a proven performer, but don’t just take our word for it, the Nucleus is a multi award-winner that has been voted £500 Hardtail of the Year four times in a row by MBR Magazine.
Riding your first mountain bike requires full trust in the equipment. As the trail twists and turns, rises and falls, you need to feel in complete control. The tried and tested geometry of the Nucleus has reassuring stability and agility that keeps your body relaxed and your smile wide. To match, the bike arrives equipped with high-quality, durable components.
The components include Clarks M2 hydraulic disc brakes that are responsive no matter the conditions, a terrain-smoothing SR Suntour XCR32 Air LOR DS air-sprung suspension fork and the no-fuss Box Four drivetrain that ensures the gear shifting is fast and light. But this bike won’t be left behind as your confidence grows. With the award-winning aluminium frame at its core, you will be able to fully customise and upgrade the setup to best suit your riding style and keep your mountain biking skills rolling forward.
Your first mountain bike should arm you with everything required to enjoy this sport. To set you on your way to unlocking the excitement of riding trails. The Nucleus is not off-the-shelf, it’s tailored specifically for the needs of a new mountain biker.
Frame: Nucleus Aluminium 6061-T6 BSA Threaded BB, IS Disc Brake Mounts, 135mm x 9mm QR
Fork: SR Suntour XCR32 Air LOR DS 100mm Travel, 29", 1 1/8" Straight Steerer, Post Mount Brake Mounts, 100mm x 9mm QR, Air Spring
Headset: Neco ZS44/28.6 upper & ZS56/28.6 lower
Handlebar: Nukeproof Neutron V2 Riser 6061 Alloy, 25mm Rise, 9° Back Sweep, 760mm Wide S/M, 780mm Wide L/XL 31.8mm
Stem: Vitus 50mm Alloy, 50mm Reach, 3° Rise
Grips: Vitus Lock On
Front Rim: WTB ST I30 TCS 2.0, 29", 32h TCS Tubeless Tape Fitted
Rear Rim: WTB ST I30 TCS 2.0, 29", 32h TCS Tubeless Tape Fitted
Front Hub: Vitus KT K68F 32h, 6 Bolt, 100x 9mm QR
Rear Hub: Vitus KT K68F, 32h, 6 Bolt, 135x 9mm QR
Front Tyre: Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25"
Rear Tyre: Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25"
Spokes: Stainless Steel
Chain: Box Four 8-Speed, 112 links
Crankset: Samox 170mm, 32T Narrow Wide chainring
Bottom Bracket: Samox, BSA Threaded BB, 73mm shell
Front Brake: Clarks M2 hydraulic disc brake
Rear Brake: Clarks M2 hydraulic disc brake
Rotors: Clarks M2 180mm front, 160mm rear, 6-bolt
Rear Derailleur: Box Four 8-Speed Wide, limited slip clutch
Rear Shifter: Box Four 8-Speed Multi Shifter
Cassette: Sunrace 11-42T, 8-Speed
Saddle: Nukeproof Neutron
Seat Post: Vitus 6061 Alloy, 31.6x400mm
Seat Screw: Vitus Bolt 34.9mm
Weight: Medium: 13.8kg
Rest assured that each bike is fully built and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure your bike arrives in perfect condition. We supply all bikes with a set of plastic pedals, a pedal wrench and a multi-tool kit. Find out which size fits you by clicking the size chart tab.
Please Note: Due to ongoing issues in the global bike supply chain, manufacturers may substitute certain component items due to availability. In this situation, they will be replaced with the same quality or better performing parts.
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.
|Vitus Nucleus 29 2021/2022|
|2. Height||cm||170 - 180cm||180 - 190cm||190 - 201cm|
|ft||5′ 7″ - 5′ 11″||5′ 11″ - 6′ 3″||6′ 3″ - 6′ 7″|
|3. Inside Leg||cm||76 - 81cm||81 - 86cm||86 - 94cm|
|inches||30″ - 32″||32″ - 34″||34″ - 37″|
|Vitus Nucleus 29 2021/2022|
|1. Frame Size||inches||17″||19″||20″|
|4. Seat Tube Length||mm||432mm||483mm||520mm|
|5. Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||620mm||640mm||665mm|
|8. Chainstay Length||mm||439mm||439mm||439mm|
|9. Head Tube||mm||110mm||120mm||130mm|
|10. Head Tube Angle||Degrees||67°||67°||67°|
|11. Seat Tube Angle||mm||73mm||73mm||73mm|
|12. Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||62mm||62mm||62mm|
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