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 290 with 29” wheels features Suntour XCR suspension forks, Shimano Acera/Altus shifters and derailleurs with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes for less than £500, the Nucleus 290 offers more bang for your buck!
Lightweight Mechanical Formed 6061-T6 Aluminium Frame & Suntour XCR Fork
A lightweight 6061-T6 aluminium frame provides a bombproof chassis 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 29” wheels and a 100mm travel fork; a short headtube and low bottom bracket keep the centre of gravity low to provide improved handling whilst the larger wheel size will roll over roots and rocks with ease. Suntour XCR forks feature hydraulic Lock-Out & Rebound adjustment with 100mm of coil sprung travel. A tapered alloy steerer and 32mm stanchions provide a stiff front end for precise steering and predictable handling.
Shimano Acera/Altus & Suntour Groupset
Shimano Acera shifters and rear derailleur are paired up with an Altus front derailleur and Suntour XCM triple chainset to provide a wide range of gears that will cope with any ascent the trails can throw at you. When you are tanking along the trails and singletrack you need to have confidence in your brakes and on this front the Tektro HDC330 hydraulic disc brakes won’t disappoint!
Vitus Wheelset & Finishing Kit
Vitus provides the wheels and finishing kit for the Nucleus range of bikes. The Nucleus 290 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.
Weight: 13.9kg/30.7lbs (Medium)
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 full 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 are offered with a 5 year warranty. We also offer an extended 2 year warranty on all components.
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If you're not completely satisfied with an item you may return it within 12 months of purchase. We'll give you a full refund if the item hasn't been used or the component hasn’t been fitted.More information on returns