Vitus' Nucleus VRS 29 is the next step above their bestselling, multi-award-winning hardtail. This model rolls aboard 29" wheels, features a wide-ratio 1x10 Shimano Deore drivetrain, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes and is superb value for money.
|Number of gears:||10|
|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 Zeron, 30T, 170mm, GXP 73mm, 53mm BOOST|
|Chain:||KMC Z9 EPT Anti Rust|
|Cassette:||Sunrace CSMS2 10-Speed, 11-46T|
|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 hardtail bike has been selected as the clear winner of MBR's under £500 hardtail of the year award for the last four years in a row and this new Nucleus VRS advances on last years performance to defend its title once again.
Designed and kitted out and equipped to fit into the easy to afford price point, however, the Nucleus has never fitted into the generic, entry-level mountain bike category. Vitus' ethos is to provide quality without breaking the bank and has equipped this model with a quality-performing component spec aboard a robust and stylish construction. This year's version features an increased standover height and aggressive geometry for even greater handling control and playful ride characteristics than ever before while its component spec leaves its competition in the dust behind it.
This playful and reliable fun machined features modern low, long and slack geometry and rolls aboard 29" wheels for the perfect balance of speed and responsive handling. With 100mm of SR Suntour travel at the front, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes and a superb finishing kit from Vitus to complete the build, you will be setting your sights higher and further afield than ever before. Plus, it features a Shimano 1x10-speed drivetrain with a wide-range 11-46 tooth cassette at its core for efficient pedalling performance to get you up the steepest hills with ease and to carve your way back down with control and confidence-inspiring stability. And, it has been designed to include 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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