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Vitus Bikes Sean Kelly Ltd Edition Road Bike
The Sean Kelly LTD Edition is our flagship road bike that pays tribute to brand ambassador Sean Kelly – the most successful Vitus rider in the long history of the marque, and one of the true icons of the sport.
Regarded by many as the finest classics rider of all time, Sean Kelly notched no less than 80% of his 193 professional victories astride a bike bearing the Vitus badge, most notably the iconic aluminium-framed Vitus 979 which Kelly rode with distinction in several Tours de France.
Today Kelly provides valuable insight and input into the development of our top-end road bikes and proudly represents Vitus as Brand Ambassador. To honour this relationship we have developed the Vitus Sean Kelly LTD Edition, a strictly limited run of our flagship monocoque carbon road bike.
Featuring a distinctive black and green livery - reflecting Kelly's Irish heritage as well as paying tribute to his having taken the maillot vert in four Tours de France - the bike mirrors the no-compromise attitude of its legendary namesake.
The Sean Kelly LTD Edition tips the scales at 6.9kg, just above the UCI legal weight limit for competition use! The components package has been chosen with supreme light weight and ultimate performance in mind; this combines a full SRAM New Red groupset with Mavic Ksyrium SLS wheelset and 3T Pro finishing kit for the complete race ready package bringing pro level technology to everyday riders!
With 'classic' racing angles and a 54cm frame with 547mm top tube, the Sean Kelly signature bike is sure to appeal to racing connoisseurs as well as aficionados of cycling history.
Lightweight T700 HM-UD Carbon Frame – 950g Frame Weight - UCI Approved
Our lightweight high-modulus Uni-Directional carbon frames are manufactured using T700 HM-UD carbon to combine supreme lightweight and impeccable handling with just the right balance of stiffness and vertical compliance to bring Pro-Level technology to everyday riders!
SRAM New Red Groupset
SRAM have been ahead of the game in recent years with their ultralight Red groupset. The New Red groupset has been revamped and now shaves off even more weight!
Top Pro Tour teams have been using SRAM Red for years now and for good reason too, ultimate performance combined with lightweight and superb aesthetics combine to create the most highly sought after groupset in the Pro Peloton! Shifting has been improved thanks to the redesigned front and rear derailleurs. Braking performance has been enhanced with the redesigned Red brakes which also boast a more aero profile adding to this bikes true race ready pedigree. The redesigned shift and brake levers offer improved ergonomics with a wider range of adjustment making it easy to fine tune the levers position to your own personal preference.
The SRAM Red front derailleur features a chain catcher to reduce the risk of damaging the frame in the event of an overshift on the chainrings.
The highly acclaimed 3T Pro stem, bars and seatpost provide a balance of lightweight and high performance to this race ready package. Aluminium is still the component material of choice for Pro Tour riders and who are we to argue.
Lightweight Mavic Ksyrium SLS wheels offer reduced rotational weight making these the perfect climber’s wheel that will also accelerate with rapid response whenever the hammer is dropped for a sprint to the finish line! The Mavic Yksion tyres are the perfect match for grip in all conditions and low rolling resistance making for a great race day tyre that has the durability to take on midweek training rides as well.
A custom Prologo Scratch Pro saddle completes the build kit with comfort and unique styling which sets this bike apart from the opposition!
Vitus Bikes Sean Kelly LTD Edition Road Bike Specifications:
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 Seán Kelly
In the history of the Vitus marque the name of one rider dominates – that of Seán 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 Seán Kelly road bike.
2013 – Vitus sponsors An Post race team
For 2013 Vitus is pleased to extend its association with Seán Kelly by sponsoring the An Post Seán 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 Bikes 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.
If you're not completely satisfied with an item you may return it within 12 months of purchase. We'll give you a full refund if the item hasn't been used or the component hasn’t been fitted.More information on returns