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Suggestions for cycle to work

MTBDannoMTBDanno Posts: 60
edited March 2017 in MTB general
Afternoon all,

My brother recently ordered a Vitus Nucleus 275 VRS from chain reaction cycles on my recommendation (through cycle to work scheme) they've just let him down and told him its going to be another 4-6 weeks for until its in stock.

The bike was on for £520, he doesn't really want to spend anymore than that, he also doesn't want to wait 6 weeks for his bike. The spec is below, can anyone recommend anything similarly spec'd for similar money?

2nd hand isn't an option as it needs to be through the cycle to work scheme.

Thanks in advance!!

Frame: Mechanical formed 6061-T6 aluminium
Forks: RockShox 30 Silver TK Solo Air 27.5”, Solo Air Spring with Turn Key Damping Adjustment, Tapered Alloy Steerer, 120mm Travel, 9mm QR
Groupset:

Chainset: Suntour XCM, 175mm, 36tx22t
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Octalink (BSA)
Shifters: Shimano Alivio SL-4000 Rapid Fire Plus, 9-Speed
Front Derailleur: Microshift MD-462B, 34.9mm Band
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio RD-T4000
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG400, 11t-32t, 9-Speed
Chain: KMC Z99, 9-Speed
Wheelset:

Rims: WTB STP i19 TCS (tubeless ready), 27.5”
Front Hub: KT KT-MD7F, 110mm x QR, Disc Brake 6-Bolt
Rear Hub: KT KT-MD4R, 135mm x QR, Disc Brake 6-Bolt
Spokes: Stainless
Tyres: Front – WTB Vigilante Comp, High Grip Compound, 27.5” x 2.3”, Rear – WTB Trail Boss Comp, 27.5” x 2.25”
Components:

Front Brake: Tektro HD-M290 Hydraulic Disc Brake – 160mm Rotor
Rear Brake: Tektro HD-M290 Hydraulic Disc Brake – 160mm Rotor
Handlebars: Vitus Riser Bar, 6061 Double Butted Alloy, 15mm Rise, 740mm Wide
Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5B Zero Stack (NO.57B) 1.1/8” – 1.5”
Stem: Vitus, 3D Forged 6061-T6 Aluminium, +/- 6 Degree Rise, 60mm Extension
Saddle: Vitus
Seatpost: Vitus Alloy, 15mm Offset, 31.6mmx400mm
Seatclamp: Vitus QR
Weight: 13.57kg/29.92lbs (size M)

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