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Vitus Bikes Nucleus 260 Hardtail Bike

Ready to step up to the challenge of off road riding? Meet the Nucleus range of trail centre inspired hardtails; the perfect introduction to proper mountain biking with lightweight aluminium frame and exceptional components package! The Nucleus 260 with 26” wheels features Suntour XCM suspension forks, Shimano Acera/Altus shifters and deraileurs with Tektro mechanical disc brakes at an unbelievable price, the Nucleus 260 presents great value for money!

Lightweight Mechanical Formed 6061-T6 Aluminium  Frame & Suntour XCM Fork

A lightweight 6061-T6 aluminium frame provides a bombproof chasis for trail centre assaults with great upgrade potential for fitting a chainguide thanks to the ISCG tabs. Our aggressive trail geometry has been designed around 26” wheels and a 120mm travel fork; a short headtube and low bottom bracket keep the centre of gravity low to provide improved handling and inspire confidence. Suntour XCM forks feature hydraulic Lock-Out & Preload adjustment with 120mm of coil sprung travel.

Shimano Acera/Altus & Suntour Groupset

A full complement of gears are catered for by Shimano Acera and Altus shifters and derailleurs with a Suntour XCT triple chainset providing the driving force at the heart of the transmission. Disc brake technology is now available to first time mountain bikers on our entry level Nucleus 260, Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes offer excellent stopping power in any weather conditions ensuring you stay in control no matter what the trail throws in your way!

Vitus Wheelset & Finishing Kit

Vitus provides the wheels and finishing kit for the Nucleus range of bikes. The Nucleus 260 features SRAM MTH-306 disc hubs on Vitus double wall alloy disc rims. WTB Bronson tyres are a trail centre favourite and provide low rolling resistance and predictable handling. Finishing kit is supplied by Vitus with our lightweight 6061 alloy stem, bars and seatpost providing high performance components which have been colour coded to match the frame decals.

Features:

Frameset:

  • Frame: Mechanical Formed 6061-T6 Aluminium  
  • Frame Certification: CE EN14766
  • Forks: Suntour XCM LO, Coil Spring With Preload Adjustment And Lock Out Mode, 120mm Travel

Groupset:

  • Chainset: Suntour XCT-T312, 175mm, 42t x 32t x 22t
  • Bottom Bracket: Square Taper (BSA)
  • Brake/Shift Levers: Shimano Acera SL-M310
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-M190
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus RD-M280
  • Cassette: Shimano, 11t-32t, 8-Speed
  • Chain: KMC Z72, 8-Speed

Wheelset:

  • Rims: Vitus Disc, Double Wall Alloy, Single Eyelets
  • Front Hub: SRAM MTH-306 Disc, QR
  • Rear Hub: SRAM MTH-306 Disc, QR
  • Tyres: WTB Bronson Comp, 26” x 2.1”

Components:

  • Front Brake: Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc, 160mm Rotors
  • Rear Brake: Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc, 160mm Rotors
  • Handlebars: Vitus Riser Bar, 6061 Double Butted Alloy, 740mm Wide, 15mm Rise
  • Grips: Vitus Lock-On
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5B Zero Stack (No.57B-1), 1.1/8” - 1.5”
  • Saddle: Vitus
  • Seatpost: Vitus Alloy, 6061-T6, 15mm Offset, 31.6mm x 400mm

Weight: 13.8kg/30.5lbs (Medium)

Why Buy a Vitus Bike?

Direct Sales = Value for you

Vitus offers direct sales through Chain Reaction Cycles. There is no middleman which means you deal direct with us and we can keep our prices low. Vitus develop and deliver your bike without any wholesalers or retail outlets. This allows us to offer you the best bike at the best possible price.

Direct Customer Contact

We are always there for you both before and after you make a purchase. We’ve designed, built and delivered your bike which means if you need assistance you can speak to exactly the right person. We offer a full tech back-up service through Chain Reaction Cycles including our online size and geometry charts and video bike fit guides.

Innovation and Design

By choosing Vitus you are assured of technological innovation and design that comes from true passion. Our in-house research and development team work with the latest technologies and materials, combining these with inspiration from our rich heritage and feedback from our test riders to produce bikes that are high in quality and value.

Pre Delivery Inspection

All Vitus bikes receive a fully delivery pre-inspection from our Cytech trained mechanics – preparing and packaging your bike so you can get out on the trails or tarmac with the least amount of fuss. As part of this process we ensure your gears and brakes are working correctly and check your spoke tension to ensure your wheels stay in shape. You can be confident that your bike has been safely built whatever your mechanical skill level and we provide you with the necessary tools and simple instructions to get you rolling in no time. Our easy-to-follow videos are available on our website 24/7 to guide you along the way should you need them.

Secure Worldwide Shipping

Vitus Bikes are shipped through Chain Reaction Cycles: The World’s Largest Online Bikestore. All bikes are shipped fully insured and as mentioned above require minimal assembly on arrival. We accept payment via credit card, bank transfer or Paypal and every transaction is safe and secure.

5 Year Warranty

All Vitus frames and forks are offered with a 5 year warranty. On top of this we also offer an extended 2 year warranty on all components.

Buy Vitus Bikes from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.

 

  • Colour: Black - Yellow
  • Frame Size: 44cm (17.25"), 48cm (19")
  • Wheel Size: 26"
  • Gender: Male
  • Speed: 24 Speed
  • Material: Alloy
  • Fork Travel: 120mm
 
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by very simple bike, no problems Positives: +Shipping was fast! to western Siberia bike got 12 days! +Bike has been fully configured. (though, the brakes I steered myself) +Quality components for good. especially the saddle and tires. +Angle of head tube provides a more comfortable driving. +Quality of painting frame +Surprised a good job fork XCM. Unexpectedly. +Easy climb up the hill! I thought due to the geometry of the frame! *** Bad points: -VERY WIDE RUDDER 740 mm !!!, it is quite traumatic for the rider (reduces agility and reaction speed rider in terms of parks and trails with trees and bottlenecking) -Smallish takeaway -Lack of normal holes in the frame for the full-size wings. -Rod plugs not actually conical (maybe it securely) -Documents and instructions for the bike was a bit of mint and torn. not very nice. *** My score: 3.8-4.0 of 5. I'm satisfied. Very simple bike, reliable and simple, this is his main characteristics. good design and choice of components. But I think you should pay attention to the level of the model above, such as 275, if funds allow. I consider it the price of it is too high, it might be worth your money only with hydraulic brakes. P.S.: Thank you for your attention guys. P.S.P.S.: Thank you Google translator. 27 September 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Excellent value for money. Excellent value for the price,wish I bought it 2 days later as it dropped in price again. Great looking bike. 14 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Amazing for the money My previous bikes have all had traditional XC setup and angles, 71 head, 73 seat, 100mm fork, so I thought I would try a budget bike with a slacker head angle, a longer fork and a more current bar/stem setup. That way, if I didn't like it, I hadn't wasted too much money. I needn't have worried; this bike is a cracker. It only took me a little while to adjust to the handling, thanks to the fork working pretty well from the off. There was some play between the stanchions and lowers, but it still did the job. Despite being a fairly heavy bike (to be expected), it accelerates fairly well. The tyres grip ok in most conditions; I switched direction on the rear wheel to give it a bit more bite. The components work well for a bike at this price, the only thorn being the brakes. I have had cable discs before and they were far better than the ones fitted here. These will stop you, but it takes some effort. I can't fault the build at all. CRC have done a great job. I'm no hooligan, but I have given this bike some stick and it's just come out smiling. The wheels have stayed tight and true - normally the first thing to suffer with my ham-fisted (footed?) riding and nothing has rattled loose. Overall, I am extremely pleased I bought this. I genuinely look forward to riding it; it's that much fun. 12 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Great kit for the price. Bought this for my father as a surprise and amazed at the quality for a low budget hardtail! Components are excellent and bike appears very solid. 22 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent quality, worth the money I have this bike for 3 weeks by now and I have to tell its a great bike. I've just finished a 60+ km ride on and off-road as well and everything worked as it should be! Shifting gears no problem, brakes great response. I had my first ride on an off-road trail in South Wales and it was unbelievable! This bike absolutely great! 17 August 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by funzionale,pratico al montaggio Indispensabile per uso all-moutain,piacevole esteticamente per i vari colori offerti Non ingombrante Cuscinetto lasco 28 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great bike for a good price I am so pleased with my bike. The frame is really nice and responsive and its full potential for upgrading as this wear out. 01 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Très bon vtt de base - Prix concurentiel Ce vtt de base est complet. Prix très avantageux. Livraison: très bien, rapide, bien emballé et un petit cadeau de la part de chain reaction; cela fait toujours plaisir 30 May 2014
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Does the bike come with pedals?

one of the reviews states that their bike did NOT come with pedals, i was just making sure it does so I know? An does it come built? thanks :)
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If pedals are not listed on the spec of a bike then they are not included by the manufacturer as standard. However, as part of our PDI (Pre-Dispatch Inspection) we will include a set of flat black pedals to help get you started. You can then buy alternative pedals to suit your style from the aftermarket. The bike will be partially assembled (gears, brakes etc set up) and only require minimale assembly upon arrival (fitting of pedals, straightening of handlebars, seatpost and saddle etc).
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The bike doesn't come with pedals. It is built; all you need to do is straighten the bars.
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Yes it does have a pedal with it (I guess its plastic, black one)
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Extra parts required?

Does the bike include pedals? And are there any other parts that one would need to buy, to complete this bike?
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The bike is supplied with a set of flat black pedals to get you up and running, but most riders will fit their own set of aftermarket pedals to suit their shoe/ riding style.
The bike will arrive fully built and ready to ride, with only 5-10 minutes required to check saddle height, straighten handlebars/ stem and fit pedals before bedding in the brakes.
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No, pedals aren't included, but they are the only extra you'll need.
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Только подобная модель багажника подойдет:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/... - XS/S size frames
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/... - S/M size frames
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/... - M/L size frames
Следующая модель крыльев подойдет:
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Т.к. велосипед позиционируется как трэйловый (для полуагрессивного катания по тропам) CRC посчитали (видимо) нужным отказаться от размещения на раме отверстий под багажник, и креплений полноразмерных крыльев.
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Крылья - только пластиковые, крепящиеся к подседельному штырю и вилке.
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Frame Size and Brake Disc

Hello All. i want to buy this bike but i have doubts about the frame size, in the showed picture, wich size is the frame? and the brake disc are centre lock or 6 bolts?
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The frame size in the image is the Medium sized 17.25" frame and the rotor mounts are 6-bolt.
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Le poids du vélo en Medium sur le site vitus est 13.8kg.
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