Long, slack and seriously well specced — 2019 Vitus Nucleus 27 VRX first look
Vitus has just launched its redesigned Nucleus 27 VRX, which features an excellent value for money build, paired with truly up to date long and slack geometry that should make for excellent handling in steep and rough terrain.
Better still, all of this comes in at just £699.99.
We’ve got the bike in for review but thought we’d take a closer look at this budget-priced performer before it’s sent into the collective grubby mitts of BikeRadar’s test team.
The drivetrain is a mix of Shimano Deore and Suntour componentsJack Luke / Immediate Media
On paper, the Nucleus 27 VRX presents absolutely phenomenal value for money, with a decent Suntour SF19 120mm travel air spring fork, Shimano’s dependable non-series MT-400 brakes — which use a longer-than-average lever for maximum power — and a 1×10 Shimano Deore groupset.
However, the real standout feature is the geometry, with a bang-on-trend long and slack (455mm reach and a 66.5-degree head angle in a size large) frameset that should provide truly capable and confident handling in steep and rough terrain.