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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.
|Frame||Mechanical formed 6061-T6 aluminium|
|Forks||Suntour XCM LO|
|Bottom Bracket||Square taper (BSA)|
|Shifters||Shimano Acera SL-M310|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano FD-M190|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Acera SL-M310|
|Front Hub||SRAM MTH-306 Disc|
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|Rec. Rider Height (cm)||—||—||—|
|Rec. Inside Leg (ins)||—||—||—|
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|(A) Effective Top Tube||575mm||595mm||615mm|
|(E) Head Tube||115mm||120mm||130mm|
|(B) Head Tube Angle||68˚||68˚||68˚|
|(C) Seat Tube Angle||73˚||73˚||73˚|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||23mm||23mm||23mm|
|Max Tire Size||26″ x 2.3″||26″ x 2.3″||26″ x 2.3″|
|Seat Post Diameter||31.6mm||31.6mm||31.6mm|
|Bottom Bracket||73mm BSA||73mm BSA||73mm BSA|
|Head Set||ZS44/28.6 | ZS56/40||ZS44/28.6 | ZS56/40||ZS44/28.6 | ZS56/40|
|Front Mech||34.9mm Band||34.9mm Band||34.9mm Band|
|Rear Axle||10mm x 135mm QR||10mm x 135mm QR||10mm x 135mm QR|
|Frame Material||6061-T6 Alloy||6061-T6 Alloy||6061-T6 Alloy|
|Based on Axle to Crown||493mm||493mm||493mm|