The Vitus Nucleus has been voted 'Bargain Hardtail of the Year' and is now priced with a huge discount in this Black Friday cycling deal

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The Vitus Nucleus 29 VRS is a four time award winning hardtail (Image credit: Future)

Black Friday is here and running through to Monday the 27th. The deals are coming thick and fast and we advise grabbing them as soon as you can as the big cycling retailers are battling for your cash. The Bike Perfect team love value for money and are always on the hunt for a good deal sniffing out an outstanding deal, and as riders it makes it even better when the deals we find are on some of the best mountain bikes or products we've used, and can recommend through our own riding experience.


Vitus Nucleus 29 VRS at Wiggle
Was $999.99, now $749.99, save $250
Was £799.99, now £399.99. Save £400

Theres a huge discount on this nicely specced entry-level hardtail mountain bike from Vitus that has been voted 'Bargain Hardtail of the Year' four times in a row by MBR Magazine, and at this price, it's an even better deal. The Vitus Nucleus 29 VRS has a lightweight aluminum frame paired with an SR Suntour XCR32 120mm air-sprung suspension fork. There's also a Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain, with Clarks M2 hydraulic disc brakes meaning it's ready to deliver everything you need in a budget hardtail mountain bike straight out the box.

This Black Friday deal is the lowest price we've ever seen on the Vitus Nucleus 29 VRS, a bargain hardtail mountain bike that has been voted 'Budget Hardtail of the Year' four times in a row by our colleagues over at MBR Magazine. So if you're on the hunt for a versatile entry level hardtail this Black Friday, then we can't recommend this deal enough.

You may have heard that Wiggle/Chain Reaction has gone into administration, however, we have been reliably informed by the administrators that "all operations are running as normal", and Wiggle is one of the best sites to check out for the big Black Friday discounts. 

What makes the Nucleus 29 VRS a bargain hardtail?

The Nucleus 29 VRS rolls on tough 29-inch WTB/Vitus wheels along with a Shimano Deore 10-Spd drivetrain. Combined with the tried and tested geometry of the Nucleus range it gives stability and agility that inspires confidence when hitting the trails. Our MBR colleagues said that, "There's nothing else in the sub £1,000 category that comes close to rivaling its supremacy, attitude and ride quality." and that "The Vitus has more in common with higher priced mountain bikes."

So for a bargain hardtail at this price it's pretty much a no brainer deal, there's even internal cable routing for adding a dropper post, which is an upgrade we'd recommend, with the Brand-X option below currently at a great price.


Brand-X Ascend Dropper Post
Was $159.99, now $119.99. Save 28% at Wiggle
UK: Was £139.99, now £79.99. Save 43% at Chain Reaction
A dropper post is an excellent upgrade for any mountain bike and on the Vitus Nucleus 29 VRS its one of the first upgrades we would recommend. The Brand-X Ascend II is packing a nice discount and comes with choices of either 100, 125 and 150mm of travel, and you'll need the 31.6mm version to fit this bike. The Vitus is good to go for internal dropper post routing which makes for seamless compatibility, and easy fitting.

Over on our Black Friday mountain bike deals hub there is a huge selection of the best MTB and off-road cycling deals we can find, from the best mountain bike helmets to components and MTB accessories, that you may want to stock up on, at great prices. Elsewhere if you're looking for cycling tech goodies then you might like to also consider our Black Friday Garmin deals page, packed with the best Garmin deals. If the best e-MTB is on your shopping list then our Black Friday electric mountain bike deals page is well worth a look.

While this offer is for the US and UK only, we've added our price checker below which will automatically give you the best price on the Vitus Nucleus range in your territory.

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Based in Edinburgh, Paul Brett is a staff writer for He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm