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Vitus Nucleus 275 V HT Bike 2018 at Chain Reaction Cycles for £369.99
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Vitus Nucleus 275 V HT Bike 2018 at Chain Reaction Cycles for £369.99

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Posted 24th Jul 2018
Shimano Altus gearing with sr suntour forks and WTB tyres a brilliant mtb for someone looking to get into mountain biking or just for commuting. This bike has won the £500 section of hardtail(front suspension only) mtb of the year!
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Crap suspension and brakes.
How and when did this win 500 section ? I have carrera kraken which is much better and under 500 i got it 360 in the sale last year it has decent forks and shimano hydraulic brakes. This bike has rubbish forks and out of date rubbish brakes
The Vitus Nucleus 275 VR won sub £500 hardtail, this is the Nucleus 275 V HT.

chainreactioncycles.com/mob…727

Edited by: "Sh4rk_test" 25th Jul 2018
This had been in the sale for £319 for a number of weeks. Wasnt even tempted at that price.
Saw this 2 months ago in their clearance section when looking for a bike for my 11 year old. Opted instead for a Carrera Salcuta which came in at £269.
Sh4rk_test25/07/2018 01:03

The Vitus Nucleus 275 VR won sub £500 hardtail, this is the Nucleus 275 V …The Vitus Nucleus 275 VR won sub £500 hardtail, this is the Nucleus 275 V HT.http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/vitus-nucleus-29-vr-ht-bike-shimano-altus-2018/rp-prod159727[Video]


I don't think it does Chain Reaction any credit to give such similar names to bikes as can be seen here it can be confusing to customers and end up thinking you are getting a better bike at a bargain price. It's the same naming style as cars but a bike is a much more casual purchase than a car and the buyer is much more likely to order the wrong product. Getting decent components on a bike as standard is much, much cheaper than buying a cheaper model and upgrading normally.

I've seen many forum postings where people have a bought a bike for lets say £500 and then spent £1200 on upgrades over the first year (wheels, new suspension etc) but a bike with the same upgraded components would have cost £1000 new and may even had a few other upgrades like an improved frame. Much better to save until you can afford the right bike or even use credit and pay the interest. Not only that, upgrading often destroys the warranty anyway.
bonzobanana25/07/2018 11:10

I don't think it does Chain Reaction any credit to give such similar names …I don't think it does Chain Reaction any credit to give such similar names to bikes as can be seen here it can be confusing to customers and end up thinking you are getting a better bike at a bargain price. It's the same naming style as cars but a bike is a much more casual purchase than a car and the buyer is much more likely to order the wrong product. Getting decent components on a bike as standard is much, much cheaper than buying a cheaper model and upgrading normally. I've seen many forum postings where people have a bought a bike for lets say £500 and then spent £1200 on upgrades over the first year (wheels, new suspension etc) but a bike with the same upgraded components would have cost £1000 new and may even had a few other upgrades like an improved frame. Much better to save until you can afford the right bike or even use credit and pay the interest. Not only that, upgrading often destroys the warranty anyway.


haha, buying a bike is a more casual experience than buying a car..
cars come with basic kit same as bikes, a ford popular is not the same as a ford XR2I

it doesnt always ring true you need to price in the upgrades, my bike cost me £2,500 less to build myself to my own spec, than to buy off the shelf as you say..

although i bought another bike earlier this year, sold all the bits and ended up with the frame, stem and wheels for £550, when the frame was £600+ to buy and on backorder
whatyadoinsucka35 m ago

haha, buying a bike is a more casual experience than buying a car..cars …haha, buying a bike is a more casual experience than buying a car..cars come with basic kit same as bikes, a ford popular is not the same as a ford XR2Iit doesnt always ring true you need to price in the upgrades, my bike cost me £2,500 less to build myself to my own spec, than to buy off the shelf as you say.. although i bought another bike earlier this year, sold all the bits and ended up with the frame, stem and wheels for £550, when the frame was £600+ to buy and on backorder


I think that's rare though but it depends on how good a deal you get for the components. I think if you bought this bike upgraded to the components of the VR and then sold the spare bits you would have a far more expensive bike and lost your warranty but I haven't done the maths but it certainly looks that way. Components are often sold at a far higher markup than complete bikes and are offered to bike manufacturers at hugely discounted prices compared to retail versions.

Individual frame prices are a rip off. Most aluminium frames are made in China and have a factory door price of sub $20 and only 2-3x that for carbon. As ever though its about what the market will bear not what something costs to manufacture.
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