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Vitus Nucleus 27 VR Bike (Altus 2x9 - 2020) - £549.99

Vitus' number one, best selling, multi-award-winning hardtail, the Nucleus 27 VR Bike is back again and this time has an even greater construction and modern components to make your time on the trail as enjoyable and reliable as possible.

Top Features:

  • Frame: Nucleus 27.5" Hardtail 6061-t6 Alloy Construction
  • Fork: SR Suntour XCR32 Boost Air 120mm 27.5"
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Altus 2x9-Speed
  • Crankset: SR Suntour XCM 36/22T, 175mm
  • Cassette: Shimano Altus CS-HG200-9, 9-Speed, 11-36T
  • Brakes: Tektro HD-M290 Hydraulic Disc
  • Brake Rotors: Front: Wave Style Rotor; Rotor: 180mm; Rear: Wave Style Rotor; Rotor: 160mm
  • Rims: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0, 27.5", 30mm inner rim width
  • Tyres: Front: WTB Vigilante 2.3" x 27.5"; Rear: WTB Trailboss 2.25" x 27.5"

Frame and Fork

  • Frame: Nucleus 27.5" Hardtail 6061-t6 Alloy Construction
  • Fork: SR Suntour XCR32 Boost Air 120mm 27.5"
  • Steerer: Tapered
  • Bottle Cage Mounts: Single
  • Cable Routing: External

Drivetrain

  • Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano
  • Number of gears: 18
  • Chainset: SR Suntour XCM 36/22T, 175mm
  • Chainset type: Double
  • Chain: KMC Z9 Ept Anti Rust
  • Cassette: Shimano Altus CS-HG200-9, 9-Speed, 11-36T

Wheels & Tyres

  • Wheel Size: 27.5" (650b)
  • Tyres: Front: WTB Vigilante 2.3" x 27.5" Comp High-Grip; Rear: WTB Trailboss 2.25" x 27.5" Comp

Braking

  • Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brake
  • Brakes: Tektro HD-M290 Hydraulic Disc
  • Brake Callipers: Tektro HD-M290

Finishing kit

  • Bar Tape/Grips: Vitus Tapered, Single Composite Clamp, Sticky Rubber
  • Handlebars: Nukeproof Neutron 25mm Rise, Width - S760mm, M760mm, L780mm, Xl800mm, 31.8mm diameter
  • Stem: Vitus 50mm
  • Seat Post: Vitus 31.6mm X 400mm, Zero Offset
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Neutron

Other Specifications

  • Model Year: 2020
  • Bike Weight: 14.32kg
  • MTB: Yes

Description

The Nucleus has won MBR's under £500 hardtail of the year award for the last four years running and this new Nucleus VR is superbly engineered and kitted-out to seize that claim to fame once again.

Stylish and Reliable Performance

Although coming in at a very easy to afford price point, the Nucleus has never been an ordinary entry-level mountain bike. Vitus 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.

Shimano 2x9 Drivetrain, SR Suntour Suspension and Tektro Disc Brakes

With its modern low, long and slack geometry, this trial-tamer rolls aboard 27.5" wheels with 120mm of SR Suntour travel at the front, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes to keep your speed in check and a superb finishing kit from Vitus to complete the build. Powered by a Shimano 2x9 gear transmission, this efficient and agile ride blasts up the steepest hills with ease and rockets back down with control and confidence-inspiring stability. Plus, it has been designed to include internal dropper post cable routing, so you can easily fit this beneficial upgrade in the future.

Built, Tuned and Tested

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.

Note: Manufacturer may reserve the right to change the specification of that listed or shown on this page.

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