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Vitus Bikes Nucleus 290 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 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.

sa 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.

Features:

Frameset:

  • Frame: Mechanical Formed 6061-T6 Aluminium  
  • Frame Certification: CE EN14766
  • Forks: Suntour XCR 32 LO-R-Coil 29, Tapered Alloy Steerer, 100mm Travel

Groupset:

  • Chainset: Suntour XCM-T414, 175mm, 44t x 32t x 22t
  • Bottom Bracket: Square Taper (BSA)
  • Brake/Shift Levers: Shimano Acera SL-M390
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Altus FD-M3716
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera RD-M390
  • Cassette: Shimano, 11t-32t, 9-Speed
  • Chain: KMC Z99, 9-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, 29” x 2.2”

Components:

  • Front Brake: Tektro HDC330 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotors
  • Rear Brake: Tektro HDC330 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotors
  • Handlebars: Vitus Flat Bar, 6061 Double Butted Alloy, 740mm Wide
  • Grips: Vitus Lock-On
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5B Zero Stack (No.57B), 1.1/8” - 1.5”
  • Stem: Vitus Alloy, +/- 7 Degree Rise, 60mm Extension
  • Saddle: Vitus
  • Seatpost: Vitus Alloy, 6061-T6, 15mm Offset, 31.6mm x 400mm

Weight: 13.9kg/30.7lbs (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: Grey - Orange
  • Frame Size: 38cm (15"), 44cm (17.25"), 48cm (19")
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Gender: Male
  • Speed: 27 Speed
  • Material: Alloy
  • Fork Travel: 100mm
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant bike The bike itself is brilliant, although the delivery took 9 days, even though they say it's 2-4 days plus 1 day and the bike. Arrived with no peddles...!!! But that is all down to the website but still you can not fault the bike ride is flawless. Great value for money would definatly recommend this bike. 25 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great bike This is the first bike i ve had in about 15 years, so after alot of researching into the changes with bikes i came across this one which more then fits my needs. over the moon with the bike. It is very light smooth ride and a pleasure to use, and every day i push it that bit more jumps etc . only disappointed with the delivery but the bike made up for that. overall great bike love it 29 June 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great price, parts first 29er, much better than 26's on the flat toe paths,roads etc.( fast.) OK in the woods,(only done 150 miles)Great bike for the price ,but I bought a 19" frame (large) I am 5 foot 11 inch.(32"inside leg), the reach is smaller than my 26, by 2",even through the wheel base is 4" longer.was going to buy 17" frame but glad I didn't. need to buy another handlebar stem 120mm long (stock item 65mm) Stock pedals plastic , replacing them with my spd's soon. 28 June 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Buona funzionalità per un principiante ottimo prodotto l'ho provato l'o provato e sono soddisfatto. 10 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ottima bici molto bella ottimo il prezzo DA COMPRARE!!!! La bici è veramente bella , per il prezzo è più che buona!(in negozio una bici di pari livello costa sui 1000 euro!) la consiglio a chi è agli inizi ma anche ai più bravini. sono davvero contento di averla acquistata e ringrazio ancora CRC per i regali che mi ha fatto insieme alla bici! GRAZIE E GASSSSSS!!!! 28 May 2014
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