Vitus Nucleus 26 Youth Hardtail BikeThe Nucleus 26 Youth is the ideal hardtail bike for junior riders needing a stepping stone from kids bike into the world of full-sized mountain bikes. It has a strong and lightweight aluminium frame equipped with 100mm-travel Suntour suspension forks and a BOX Four 1×8-Speed groupset and powerful hydraulic disc brakes. It also rolls fast and stable upon 26″ wheels wrapped in high-grip Maxxis Ikon tyres.Strong and Lightweight Youth Hardtail Mountain BikeThe new kid on the block. Influenced greatly by all the good stuff Vitus learned when creating the award-winning adult Nucleus, this youth platform brings all the same trail riding performance and hardtail fun to the next generation.At its core, the lightweight aluminium frame utilises the familiar Vitus progressive geometry that promotes stability, control and confidence – everything you want in a bike for a smaller rider.Helping your youngster cruise the trails and smooth out the bumps is a quality Suntour XCR air suspension fork that’s adjustable to suit their weight and can be quickly locked out for riding on harder surfaces. Hydraulic disc brakes with adjustable levers ensure that powerful stopping performance can be achieved by small hands and the 2.2” Maxxis tyres deliver heaps of traction, so there will be no stopping them whatever the weather. A single front chainring keeps the maintenance low and the smooth Box Four gears include a clutch derailleur that stops the chain from bouncing or coming off. For them that means a smoother, quieter ride and for you that means no more greasy fingers at the trailside.Staying true to the Nucleus vibe and personality, this Kids platform delivers everything that a young rider needs to experience the buzz, the thrill and the fun of riding a mountain bike. Ride with them, shred the trails with them and watch them grow in confidence, empowered by the capability that comes as standard with the Nucleus heritage.Key Features: Junior Hardtail: Based on the award-winning adult Nucleus hardtail Frame Material: 6061-T6 Aluminium Wheel Size: 26″ Intended Use: Kids Progressive geometry ideal for a first experience of trail riding Lightweight 6061 T-6 aluminium frame SR Suntour air sprung suspension fork with lock-out Box Four 1×8 speed drivetrain Powerful Tektro or Clarks hydraulic disc brakes 26 x 2.2″ Maxxis Rekon TyresFeatures: Frame: Nucleus Aluminium – 26″ Wheel, BSA threaded BB, IS disc brake mounts, 135mm x 9mm QR Axle Fork: Suntour XCR-DS-LO Air Forks, 100mm travel, IS Mount, 100mm x 9mm QR Axle, Lock-Out, 1 1/8″ Steerer Headset: Neco No:11G, Semi-Cartridge, 1.5mm Top Cover, Height 9.8mm Handlebar: Vitus 6061 Aluminium, 15mm Rise, 9° Back Sweep, 700mm Wide Stem: Vitus 6061 Aluminium, 40mm Length, +/- 3° Grip(Tape): Vitus, 110mm, Closed End Wheelset: WTB ST i25 Rims on Vitus Hubs, 26″, 6-Bolt Disc Brake, HG Freehub, 100mm x 9mm QR Front, 135mm x 9mm QR Rear Front Rim: WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0, 26″, 32 Hole, Disc Specific Rear Rim: WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0, 26″, 32 Hole, Disc Specific Front Hub: Vitus KT, K08F, 32 Hole, 6 Bolt, 100mm x 9mm QR Rear Hub: Vitus KT, K08R, 32 Hole, 6 bolt, 135mm x 9mm QR, 8/9/10 Speed HG Freehub Front Tyre: Maxxis Ikon 26” x 2.2” Rear Tyre: Maxxis Ikon 26” x 2.2” Chain: Box Four 8, 8 Speed Crankset: Samox, 165mm Crank Arm, 32T, Double Chain Guard, Reduced Q Factor Bottom Bracket: Samox BSA 24mm, BSA Threaded, 68mm Wide, English Thread Front Brake Set: Tektro HD-M275 Disc Brake, Hydraulic, Reach Adjust or Clarks M2 Disc Brake, Hydraulic, Reach Adjust Rear Brake Set: Tektro HD-M275 Disc Brake, Hydraulic, Reach Adjust or Clarks M2 Disc Brake, Hydraulic, Reach Adjust Rotors: Tektro TR160 or Clarks M2, Front: 160mm, Rear: 160mm Rear Derailleur: Box Four 8, 8 Speed w/ Clutch Rear Shifter: Box Four 8, 8 Speed Freewheel: Sunrace CSM680, 11-40T, 8 Speed Saddle: Vitus, Kids Specific, Steel Rail Seat Post: Vitus 6061 Aluminium, 27.2mm x 250mm, 20mm Offset Seat Screw: Aluminium 31.8mm, Stainless Steel Bolt Weight: 11.2kgEasy AssemblyWhen you order a bike, one of our trained mechanics will carefully prepare and pack your bike for shipping. Upon delivery, the assembly is simple and all necessary tools and plastic pedals are conveniently included in the box.Depending on the delivery service and destination, bikes will either be delivered in a large or a small box. Below is a guide as to how your bike will arrive: All bikes for delivery within the UK and Republic of Ireland will be delivered in a large box, except for balance bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer’s boxes. All bikes for delivery within the EU on a standard service will be delivered in a large box. If an express delivery option is chosen, your bike will be packed into a small box. Again, the exception is balance bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer’s boxes. All bikes for worldwide delivery outside the EU will be delivered in small boxes.This video demonstrates assembly from a SMALL BOX.This video demonstrates assembly from a LARGE BOX.Please note that due to ongoing issues in the global bike supply chain, manufacturers may substitute certain component items due to availability. In this situation, they will be replaced with the same quality or better performing parts.Buy Vitus Bikes from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.