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Description

Nucleus VR – Welcome to proper mountain biking     

The Nucleus range is the entry-level mountain bike range that punches well above its price-point. Designed for progression, the Nucleus will help you learn the basics or hone and master your trail skills. Winning MBR’s “£500 Hardtail of the Year” award only encouraged us to make the Nucleus better than ever.

Updated Alloy Frame

Because there’s always room for improvement, we returned to the drawing board and came back with a brand-new alloy frame which follows the DNA and core characteristics of the Vitus Sentier. Refined with our trail-oriented geometry, the Nucleus is now longer, lower and slacker than before. With revised geometry, improved stand-over clearance, ISCG tabs and internal dropper post cable routing, this entry-level aluminium MTB is like no other: It’s a bike that owes a lot to its big sibling, but more than capable of finding its own path.

  • Intended use – XC/Trail
  • Wheel size – 27.5”
  • Recommended fork travel – 100/120mm
  • Construction – Mechanically formed 6061-T6 Aluminium Frame
  • Updated Trail Geometry (low, Slack, Long with short stem)
  • Clearance for up to 2.4”Tyres
  • ISCG 05-mounts for chainguide compatibility
  • Internal cable routing for Stealth Reverb
  • Sizes – S, M, L, XL

Specification


Frame6061-T6 Alloy
ForksSuntour XCR Air
ShockN/A
ChainsetSuntour
Bottom BracketSuntour
ShiftersShimano Altus
Front DerailleurShimano M462B
Rear DerailleurShimano Altus
CassetteShimano HG-200
ChainKMC Z99
RimsWTB
Front HubKT
Rear HubKT
SpokesDouble butted
TyresWTB Vigilante 2.3 (FR) WTB Trail Boss 2.25 (RR)
Front BrakeTEKTRO M290
Rear BrakeTEKTRO M290
HandlebarsVitus alloy
StemVitus alloy
HeadsetFSA
SaddleVitus
SeatpostVitus alloy
SeatclampAlloy
Weight

Geometry

Size S M L XL
Rec. Rider Height (ins) 5’2-5’6 5’6-5’10 5’10-6’2 6’2-6’7
Rec. Rider Height (cm) 160-170 170-180 180-190 190-201
Rec. Inside Leg (ins) 27-29 29-31 31-33 33-37
Rec. Inside Leg (cm) 71-76 76-81 81-86 86-94
Seat Tube 380 432 483 520
Fork Offset 42 42 42 42
(A) Effective Top Tube 600 620 640 665
(B) Head Tube Angle 66.5 66.5 66.5 66.5
(C) Effective Seat Tube Angle 73 73 73 73
(D) Chainstay 425 425 425 425
(E) Head Tube 105 110 120 130
(F) Stack 592 597 606 615
(G) Reach 420 438 455 477
Bottom Bracket Drop 45 45 45 45
Wheelbase 1128 1146 1167 1196
Seat Post Diameter 31.6 31.6 31.6 31.6
Bottom Bracket Threaded 73mm BSA Threaded 73mm BSA Threaded 73mm BSA Threaded 73mm BSA
Head Set 1 1/8″-1.5″ 1 1/8″-1.5″ 1 1/8″-1.5″ 1 1/8″-1.5″
Based on Axle to Crown 510 510 510 510

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