“Exceptional specification for the money, and pretty much race-ready our of the box” 8/10 Outdoor Fitness (July 2014)
The Vitus Vitesse is a race proven frameset. Featuring new Shimano Ultegra 11 speed gearing, and a lightweight and dependable components package, the new Vitus Vitesse offers pro level performance to everyday riders! During the 2013 race season Vitus racked up numerous wins across Europe and the UK through the efforts and dedication of the An-Post Chain Reaction Sean Kelly team. This collaboration has allowed us to refine our already successful Vitesse platform and fine tune it to facilitate the requirements of our professional race team. The Vitesse features the same frameset as used by Sam Bennet to win stage 5 of the 2013 Tour of Britain; race proven; race winning; race ready!
The Vitesse has been revised and updated for 2014 in conjunction with the An Post Chain Reaction Sean Kelly Team. We have used a mix of T700 and T800 HM-UD carbon and fine-tuned the carbon lay-up to increase lateral stiffness in the bottom bracket and chainstay area for improved power transfer whilst retaining the vertical compliance that gives the Vitesse a high degree of comfort on harsh road surfaces. A matching T700 HM-UD full carbon fork with a tapered steerer has also been revised for increased front end stiffness and improved handling with pinpoint accuracy allowing you to push the boundaries on fast paced descents. Our semi-sloping race inspired geometry instils confidence with every ride to further enhance your riding experience.
Trickle down technology from Shimano’s top tier Dura Ace groupset now features on the new Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 speed shifters and derailleurs 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 Ultegra 11 speed cassette. Braking duties are taken care of by FSA Gossamer Pro dual pivot brakes for reliable, dependable stopping power. A Vitus chain catcher comes as standard on all of our carbon frame models.
Easton EA70 SL Wheelset & Vitus Elite Finishing Kit
Easton have overhauled their EA70 SL 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. The wheels are wrapped in Continental UltraSport II 700 x 23c rubber for low rolling resistance and predictable handling. A custom coloured Prologo Scratch Pro saddle offers comfort and performance for long days in the saddle. Vitus Elite finishing kit completes the components package. The Elite series alloy bars and stem provide a lightweight and dependable cockpit for ultimate control and comfort. The Elite carbon seatpost offers reduced weight and added comfort by reducing road buzz from uneven road surfaces.
Weight: 7.9kg/17.4lbs (54cm)
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 Bike Store. 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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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