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Hoodoo vs nucleus vs Bantu

Hi,

New to mountain biking and want to spend £500 ish on a Hardtail. I was after a calibre two cubed but I’ve had my order cancelled by Go Outdoors 4 times and with recent news doesn’t look like a two cubed is an option for a while.

I’d like to get the bike ASAP. So my question is, voodoo Bantu, voodoo hoodoo. Both available now or do I play the waiting game for a Vitus Nucleus 27 vr to come back in stock?

Or are there any other options?

Thanks in advance!

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  • singletonsingleton Posts: 2,032
    I can't comment on individual companies, but for most companies there is no more stock coming until the 2021 models hit the stores.
  • BC90BC90 Posts: 4
    When do you think that is likely to be? Been in touch with Vitus and they reckon they’re dropping stock soon.
  • BC90BC90 Posts: 4
    Also, if you had the choice, which would you go for? Two cubed, nucleus or one of the voodoo’s?

    Or is there something else I should look at?
  • danlightbulbdanlightbulb Posts: 701
    @BC90 Where do you ride & what type of riding will you be doing?

    The Hoodoo is a more trail oriented bike, running a 67 degree head angle and a 1x10 set up, and its a kilo lighter than the Bantu (according to Halfords). But the Bantu is a bit cheaper and would fine for general riding - canal towpaths, coastal trails, blue mountain bike routes etc.

    The Vitus Nucleus is very similar to the Hoodoo except it has 2x9 gearing rather than 1x10 on the Hoodoo.

    For a bit more money the Voodoo Bizango 29er looks reasonable.

    Also look at the Vitus Nucleus 29er for the same money as the 27.5.

    Good luck finding stock, crazy times.
  • BC90BC90 Posts: 4
    Thanks @danlightbulb, looking at chucking myself down some mountains. I quite short, 5’7 and read that 29ers a more suited to a taller rider?
  • danlightbulbdanlightbulb Posts: 701
    BC90 said:

    Thanks @danlightbulb, looking at chucking myself down some mountains. I quite short, 5’7 and read that 29ers a more suited to a taller rider?

    Fair enough. I just looked at a Bantu review and it gets a good write up actually.
    https://www.mbr.co.uk/reviews/hardtail/voodoo-bantu-review

    Halfords website indicates stock of that bike is arriving soon as well, so might be the only choice you can get quickly:
    https://www.halfords.com/bikes/bikes-available-next-week/





  • N0bodyOfTheGoatN0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 4,676
    edited June 2020
    At time of posting, there's 6 bergundy medium https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/vitus-nucleus-27-vr-bike-altus-2x9-2020/rp-prod181448 claiming to be in stock.
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