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Vitus Bikes Dark Plasma VR Road Bike
Revised and updated for 2013, meet the all-new sportive-inspired Dark Plasma VR.
Designed and developed by Vitus Bikes and Chainreactioncycles.com to meet the needs of the endurance rider, the Dark Plasma VR is built with all-day comfort in mind.
Feel for yourself the benefits of a high-performance carbon frame - attack the steepest ascents head-on; descend with confidence and control, and cross the finish line ready for more.
T700 HM-UD carbon frame - 950g frame weight
Our lightweight high-modulus uni-directional carbon frames are manufactured using T700 HM-UD carbon, with semi-sloping geometry for endurance riding comfort.
We have updated our frame specifications to include a cut out on the seatstay bridge which adds a little more vertical compliance for increased rider comfort and reduced road vibration through the seatstays. This will benefit sportive and endurance riders who value long-distance comfort over increased stiffness.
Shimano 105/FSA groupset
Shimano 105 5700 shifters and derailleurs offer crisp, effortless shifting while an FSA Gossamer Pro compact chainset with 50t x 34t rings and a 12t-25t cassette provide a gear ratio that will see you over the steepest of hills with relative ease. A Vitus chain catcher comes as standard on our carbon models to reduce the risk of damaging the frame in the event of an overshift on the chainrings.
FSA bars, stem and seatpost provide lightweight, race-proven components inspiring faith and confidence in this Gran Fondo-inspired steed.
Trusted Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels offer lightweight performance and snappy accelerations, while Schwalbe Lugano tyres will keep you rolling along with impeccable handling and predictability urging you to push your boundaries on every turn.
Frame: High-Modulus T700 HM-UD Carbon
Frame Certification: CE EN14781
Forks: High-Modulus T700 HM-UD Carbon
Headset: FSA Orbit C-33
Handlebars: FSA Wing Compact
Stem: FSA OS-190
Handlebar Tape: Cork Cushion
Chainset: FSA Gossamer Pro Compact MegaExo, 50t x 34t
Bottom Bracket: FSA MegaExo (BSA)
Chain: Shimano Tiagra, 10-Speed
Cassette: Shimano Tiagra, 12t-25t, 10-Speed
Shifters: Shimano 105 5700
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 5700
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 5700
Brakes: FSA Gossamer
Seatpost: FSA SL-250
Tyres: Schwalbe Lugano PP, 700x23c
Wheelset: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe
Weight: 8.2kg (54cm)
At Vitus Bikes we can look back on a proud heritage that stretches back into the annals of cycling history and shares links with some of the true icons of the sport. Today Vitus Bikes benefits from being a member of the Chainreactioncycles.com family and benefits from all of the passion, innovation and expertise that has made CRC the world’s largest online bike store.
At Vitus Bikes we’re riders first and foremost. Road riders, XC riders, DH riders. Boy riders, girl riders, fast riders, slow riders. But riders all. The bikes we make are the bikes we want to ride, and our direct-sales business model means maximum cost benefit for riders just like us. Riders like you, in fact.
By choosing Vitus for your next bike you’re assured of the innovation in design that comes from true passion, and the great value that comes from cutting out the middle man.
Vitus Bikes and Sean Kelly
In the history of the Vitus marque the name of one rider dominates - that of Sean Kelly, known to many as “The King” and regarded by many as the finest Classic rider of all time.
80% of Kelly's 193 professional victories, which included a record eight Paris-Nice wins, were achieved astride a bike bearing the Vitus badge.
Today Kelly proudly represents Vitus as brand ambassador, providing valuable insight and input into the development of our top-end road bikes and adding his name to our flagship LTD Edition Sean Kelly road bike.
2013 - Vitus sponsors An Post race team
For 2013 Vitus is pleased to extend its association with Sean Kelly by sponsoring the An Post Sean Kelly UCI Continental Race Team which will be riding Vitus Bikes at European and Pro Tour road race events.
The An Post team are riding 2013 Vitesse carbon road and Chrono carbon time trial frames and forks that have been approved to UCI standards for competition use - the same as are available for sale in our 2013 Vitesse and Chrono models.
The selection of Vitus by the An Post team is an endorsement of the quality and performance of our bikes and the feedback of these professional riders will help us continue to refine and develop our range.
Buy Vitus Bikes Dark Plasma VR Road Bike at Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kili Top carbon frame and good wheels at bargain price
After 2 weeks of commuting, lunchtime rides and 2 longer weekend rides I can confirm I am very happy with the Vitus. Obviously a lot of competition at this price point, however I think the great frame and very good wheel package put this ahead of the game. This bike has put me straight in to the top times of my local Strava segments and just makes me want to ride it everyday.
Service from CRC was as good as you can get, bike came very well set up and with a few useful accessories thrown in. All I had to do was set up the handlebars and stem and was good to go.
I have changed the tyres to 25mm Grand Prix 4000S and experimented with pressures so now have it spot on for both comfort and speed. Quality of finish on the frame is great and so far very durable despite some stoney cycle tracks and bad weather.
Would definitely recommend this bike for its good spec, build quality, and great compromise between speed and comfort.
18 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great spec carbon road bike from Vitus
Quality carbon frame road bike.
I have had my bike two weeks and love it, just completed my first sportive 55 mile. Great spec full Shimano 105, Mavic wheels and cannot fault FSA finishing kit.
The ride position is very comfortable gears and brakes are effortless very pleased overall looking forward to competing in many more sportive and club rides.
The service I received from the Boucher road store was fantastic a very big thank you to Brendan who sized the bike and helped with set up along with mechanics from the services department.
10 out of 10 many thanks.
24 April 2013
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