All day comfort; relaxed geometry; lightweight full carbon performance and a wishlist components package; the all NEW Vitus Venon has it all!
The all NEW 2014 Venon has been redesigned from the ground up to offer ultimate comfort; ultimate performance; ultimate enjoyment! If century rides and Gran Fondos are your thing, the Venon VRS will surpass your greatest expectations!
Lightweight T700 HM-UD Carbon Frame & Fork
The NEW 2014 Venon frameset features a T700 HM-UD construction for lightweight and durability. It's tubeset has been designed with comfort in mind for century rides and performance sportives. Slender seatstays have been pre-curved for increased vertical compliance which translates into a smoother ride and reduced road vibration. The bottom bracket area is oversized to improve lateral stiffness and improved power transfer; up front the tapered headtube increases front end stiffness for improved tracking and handling.
A matching T700 HM-UD full carbon fork with tapered steerer adds comfort and enhanced steering precision.
Our endurance geometry features a more relaxed riding position with the addition of slightly taller headtubes to maintain all day comfort and reduced lower back stress. This offers an optimum centralized riding position for improved stability and also enhances the overall handling characteristics.
Shimano Ultegra & FSA Groupset
Trickle down technology from Shimano’s top tier Dura Ace groupset now features on the new Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 speed shifters and deraileurs with improved ergonomics and enhanced shifting performance.
An FSA Gossamer Pro compact chainset with 50t x 34t rings offers a wide gear ratio when paired up with the 11t – 28t Ultegtra 11 speed cassette. Tektro R540 dual pivot brakes offer reliable, predictable stopping power.
A Vitus chain catcher comes as standard on all of our carbon frame models.
Easton EA70 Wheelset & Vitus Elite Finishing Kit
Easton have overhauled their EA70 wheelset to bring it bang up to date with the latest trend for wider rim profiles. The rims now feature a wider 17.5mm (internal) rim width which provides a stiffer rim and alters the profile of the tyre to provide a larger contact patch for extra grip when cornering hard. Additional enhancements include the all new V5 hubset which offers improved durability and reduced maintenance.
High volume Kenda 25c tyres offer added comfort and a larger contact patch for improved grip.
Vitus Elite finishing kit completes the components package. Our Elite series alloy bars, stem and seatpost provide a lightweight and dependable components package which have been colour coded to match the frame decals.
Frame: High-Modulus T700 HM-UD Carbon
Frame Certification: CE EN14781
Forks: High-Modulus T700 HM-UD Carbon With Tapered Carbon Steerer
Stem: Vitus Elite, 3D Forged 6061-T6 Aluminium With V-Lock 2014 Aluminium Face plate, +/- 7 Degree Rise
Seatpost:Vitus Alloy, 6061-T6, 15mm Offset, 31.6mm x 350mm
Weight: 8.1kg/17.6lbs (55cm)
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.
Buy Vitus Bikes from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nibs Great Bike at an amazing price
When I signed up for the Ronde Van Vlanderen cyclo last year I didn't know what bike I would be riding, I had a few choices but I wanted something that would be comfortable, the usual suspects from manufactures that have a model "aimed at longer sportive and Cobbles" were in the frame, having sized up my requirements I started looking at the Spec's available for around £1500, this was after all going to replace my very old Alloy training bike, but it needed to be up to the punishment that Belgium was going to dish out. This is when the Vitus came to my attention, a brand I remembered being used to good effect by a Mr Kelly when I was still at school. When I called CRC to ask about frame size on the Venon range the adviser said that he had been riding one and he didn't think that I would be disappointed with it, for my intended use. At the end of the day I was able to "save" £300, and I got Ultegra 11 speed with a mix of FSA and own brand components, the Frame and fork are Full carbon and the ride they deliver is excellent.
When it arrived all I had to do was tighten the stem up and remove the protective tape.
To start with I fitted some SKS race guards to protect me and my new purchase from the worst of the road spray, they do help to protect your drive train through the winter months. The compliance of the frames seat stays and ample clearance for the 25 mm tires made the rough country lanes I do most of my riding on feel almost smooth.
As the weather improved the guards came of and the true character of the bike came to light, it is capable of delivering a brisk ride. At RVV we managed the Long route with an average of over 30 kph and I had a huge grin all the way round. Would I recommend this bike,Yes, without hesitation, if you want to eat the miles and do it in comfort, be a little different from the "Run of the mill" Vitus Venon will let you stand out from the crowd.
I could go on but I'm now off for a ride ;-)
17 June 2014
Interested in the Vitus Venon VRS but I'm a bit confused regarding the geometry the 58cm frame I'm looking at has a 50cm stack height, this seems incredibly low for a relaxed sportive machine, it also seems that the stack heights across the brand are low. Anyone know if Vitus use a different stack measurement to the usual brands I'm used to (BB centre to top of H/Tube)
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