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Vitus Bikes Sentier 275 VR Hardtail Bike 2014

WINNER OF MBR’s HARDTAIL OF THE YEAR £1000 CATEGORY 2014

Beating over 20 bikes in this year’s MBR Hardtail of The Year, the Sentier VR was chosen as winner of the £1000 category. MBR’s Danny Milner was incredibly impressed with the Sentier VR commenting that it offers “an incredible value package where every penny saved has been passed on to the customer — and that’s before you take into account the fact that CRC has reduced the price to £799.99. This bike is super fun to ride – probably THE most fun to ride out of all the bikes in our test this year and ultimately that was the most important thing for us.”

From backwoods singletrack to trail centre assaults, the Sentier range of aggressive trail hardtails have been designed with fast paced, action packed epics in mind! With a super-light triple-butted 6061-T6 aluminium frame and high performance components package, the Sentier 275 VR is one step ahead of the game!

Check out the full MBR Hardtail of the Year review HERE

Super-Light Mechanical Formed Triple-Butted 6061-T6 Aluminium  Frame & Suntour Raidon XC Fork

Our super-light 6061-T6 aluminium frame has been triple-butted to reduce weight and tune the tubeset for improved handling and all round performance. With aggressive trail geometry designed around 27.5” (650b) wheels and a 120mm travel fork the Sentier urges you to push the boundaries with surefooted confidence inspiring handling! Suntour Raidon XC Air forks feature hydraulic Lock-Out & Rebound adjustment with 120mm of air sprung travel. A tapered alloy steerer and 32mm AL6061 stanchions present a lightweight but stiff front end for precise and responsive steering.

Shimano XT & FSA Groupset

Shimano XT shifters with XT rear and Deore front derailleurs provide flawless shifting throughout the gear range. The XT Shadow Plus clutch rear derailleur improves chain tension which reduces the chance of chain derailment. An FSA Comet 2x10 chainset provides the driving force at the heart of the transmission. Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors front and rear provide powerful and dependable stopping power with great modulation and lever feel.

Shimano WH-MT35 27.5” Wheelset & Vitus Finishing Kit

Shimano’s lightweight WH-MT35 27.5” (650b) wheelset offers excellent performance and durability. Continental X-King tyres provide surefooted handling and low rolling resistance. Finishing kit is supplied by Vitus with our lightweight 6061 alloy stem, bars and seatpost providing high performance components which have been colour coded to match the frame decals.

Features:

Frameset:

  • Frame: Mechanical Formed Triple-Butted 6061-T6 Aluminium
  • Frame Certification: CE EN14766  
  • Forks: Suntour Raidon XC LO-R Air, Tapered Alloy Steerer, 120mm Travel, 9mm QR

Groupset:

  • Chainset: FSA Comet MegaExo, 175mm, 38t x 24t
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA MegaExo (BSA)
  • Brake/Shift Levers: Shimano XT SL-M780 Rapid Fire Plus
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore FD-M616, 34.9mm Band
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M786 Shadow Plus
  • Cassette: Shimano, 11t-36t, 10-Speed
  • Chain: KMC X10, 10-Speed

Wheelset:

  • Rims: Shimano WH-MT35-27.5
  • Front Hub: Shimano WH-MT35, Centrelock Disc, QR
  • Rear Hub: Shimano WH-MT35, Centrelock Disc, QR
  • Front Tyre: Continental X-King 27.5” x 2.4”
  • Rear Tyre:Continental X-King 27.5” x 2.2”

Components:

  • Front Brake: Shimano SLX BR-M675 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Centrelock Rotors
  • Rear Brake: Shimano SLX BR-M675 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Centrelock Rotors
  • Handlebars: Vitus Riser Bar, 6061 Double Butted Alloy, 740mm Wide, 15mm Rise
  • Grips: Vitus Lock-On
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5B Zero Stack (No.57B), 1.1/8” - 1.5”
  • Stem: Vitus Alloy, +/- 7 Degree Rise, 60mm Extension
  • Saddle:Vitus
  • Seatpost: Vitus Alloy, 6061-T6, 15mm Offset, 31.6mm x 400mm

Weight: 12.5kg/27.6lbs (Medium)

Why Buy a Vitus Bike?

Direct Sales = Value for you

Vitus offers direct sales through Chain Reaction Cycles. There is no middleman which means you deal direct with us and we can keep our prices low. Vitus develop and deliver your bike without any wholesalers or retail outlets. This allows us to offer you the best bike at the best possible price.

Direct Customer Contact

We are always there for you both before and after you make a purchase. We’ve designed, built and delivered your bike which means if you need assistance you can speak to exactly the right person. We offer a full tech back-up service through Chain Reaction Cycles including our online size and geometry charts and video bike fit guides.

Innovation and Design

By choosing Vitus you are assured of technological innovation and design that comes from true passion. Our in-house research and development team work with the latest technologies and materials, combining these with inspiration from our rich heritage and feedback from our test riders to produce bikes that are high in quality and value.

Pre Delivery Inspection

All Vitus bikes receive a fully delivery pre-inspection from our Cytech trained mechanics – preparing and packaging your bike so you can get out on the trails or tarmac with the least amount of fuss. As part of this process we ensure your gears and brakes are working correctly and check your spoke tension to ensure your wheels stay in shape. You can be confident that your bike has been safely built whatever your mechanical skill level and we provide you with the necessary tools and simple instructions to get you rolling in no time. Our easy-to-follow videos are available on our website 24/7 to guide you along the way should you need them.

Secure Worldwide Shipping

Vitus Bikes are shipped through Chain Reaction Cycles: The World’s Largest Online Bikestore. All bikes are shipped fully insured and as mentioned above require minimal assembly on arrival. We accept payment via credit card, bank transfer or Paypal and every transaction is safe and secure.

5 Year Warranty

All Vitus frames and forks are offered with a 5 year warranty. On top of this we also offer an extended 2 year warranty on all components.

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