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RRP: £475

Nucleus

New to mountain biking? Welcome to the most fun you can have on two wheels. But to take on the trails, you are going to need a bike that is up to the job.

Built around our triple-butted, heat-treated 6061 aluminium frame, the Nucleus offers 100mm of front suspension travel with lockout mode for city streets or fire-road climbs; high-volume tyres for comfort and grip; powerful mechanical disc brakes for reliable stopping power - even in the wet - and a 27-speed transmission to get you over the steepest ascents.


 

Description

Nucleus 2012

New to mountain biking? Welcome to the most fun you can have on two wheels. But to take on the trails, you are going to need a bike that is up to the job.

Built around our triple-butted, heat-treated 6061 aluminium frame, the Nucleus offers 100mm of front suspension travel with lockout mode for city streets or fire-road climbs; high-volume tyres for comfort and grip; powerful mechanical disc brakes for reliable stopping power - even in the wet - and a 27-speed transmission to get you over the steepest ascents.

The Nucleus is the perfect introduction to the fun of off-road riding as well as being ideally suited to city commuting, towpath trails and more.

Nucleus. The trail awaits.

Triple-butted Heat Treated 6061 Aluminium Frame & RockShox XC30 Forks
A lightweight triple-butted, heat treated 6061 aluminium frame features hydroformed tubing and a replaceable derailleur hanger combining rugged capability and responsive handling.Front suspension is controlled by the dependable

RockShox XC30 forks with 100mm of bump absorbing travel with Lock-Out for climbing and general commuting. With disc brake mounts as standard; the Vitus Nucleus leaves rim brakes where they belong, on the road!

SRAM Groupset
A full SRAM groupset with X4 shifters and derailleurs and a triple chainset at the heart of the drivetrain will offer a wide gear ratio which will suit novice and enthusiast riders alike. Stopping power is provided by Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes front and rear bringing high performance braking to the masses. A  SRAM/Mavic wheelset is wrapped in Schwalbe Smart Sam tyres which will keep you rolling along with minimal fuss.  We give you lightweight performance for everyday use combined with strength and durability for off-road duties.

Finishing Kit
Truvativ Stylo bars and stem take care of the steering duties in a lightweight yet durable trail ready package.

Specifications

FRAMESET

 

Frame

Triple-Butted 6061 Aluminium

Size

16" 18" 20"

Forks

RockShox XC30 100mm Lock-Out

WHEELS

 

Wheelset   

Mavic XM 319 Disc

Hubs

SRAM Disc

Tyres

Schwalbe Smart Sam 26”x2.25”

DRIVETRAIN

 

Brakes

Avid BB5 Mechanical Disc

Chainset

SRAM 42/32/22 175mm

Chain

KMC 8-Speed

Cassette

SRAM PG-820 11-32t

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X4

Front Derailleur

SRAM X4

Shifters

SRAM X4

COMPONENTS

 

Handlebars

Truvativ Stylo T10 680mm 20mm rise

Stem

Truvativ Stylo T20

Grips

Vitus Lock On

Headset

FSA Integrated

Saddle

X-Lite

Seatpost

Vitus Alloy

Seatclamp

34.9

WEIGHT

13.6kg (18”)

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Geometry


Frame Measurements

16"

18"

20"

A Top Tube (effective)

588.5mm

605mm

625mm

B Head Angle

67.5°

67.5°

67.5°

C Seat Angle

72°

72.5°

73°

D Chain Stay

426mm

426mm

426mm

E HeadTube

115mm

140mm

155mm

Mountain Bike Range 2014


Escarpe 275

Escarpe 275VR

Escarpe 275VRS

Escarpe 290

Nucleus 260

Nucleus 275

Nucleus 290

Rapide 275

Rapide 290

Sentier 275

Sentier 275VR

Sentier 290

Mountain Bike Range 2012


Blitz 1

Blitz 2

Escarpe 1

Escarpe 2

Nucleus

Rapide 1

Rapide 2

Zircon 1

Zircon 2