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Take the Vitesse. Its revised 2013 frameset has shed a fair few grams, now tipping the scales below the kilo mark. It’s paired to a light, all-carbon fork and both are approved by the UCI... Read the latest review here.
Vitesse – the clue is in the name.
The Vitus Vitesse features a custom-moulded high-modulus carbon frame and competition-level components package to give your performance an edge. As the name suggests, the Vitesse is built for speed, a race-bred powerhouse designed to be ridden hard in the most demanding of conditions without ever reaching its limits before you do.
Designed and developed by Vitus Bikes and Chainreactioncycles.com, the Vitesse range will suit experienced riders looking for a lightweight carbon racing companion that is equally at home with long-distance duty and hilly sportive rides.
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 light weight and impeccable handling with just the right balance of stiffness and vertical compliance. Complemented by a matching HM-UD carbon fork with tapered steerer for reduced road buzz and precise handling even on broken surfaces.
Shimano Ultegra/FSA groupset
The groupset features a mix of Shimano Ultegra 6700 and FSA with slick, positive shifting from Shimano Ultegra 6700 shifters and derailleurs. The heart of the drivetrain is an FSA Energy 50t x 34t chainset which offers the perfect ratio of gears for midweek club races and weekend sportives when combined with the 12t-25t cassette.
FSA Gossamer brakes will increase your confidence on descents through reliable and effective stopping power.
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 the bike’s capabilities. Lightweight Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels offer excellent acceleration and low rotational weight to deliver speed and climbing prowess. Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tyres offer low rolling resistance and sure-footed handling even in the wet, enabling you to push your boundaries into every turn.
A bike that comes into its own when the hammer drops, the Vitesse is ready to race. Are you?
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.
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.
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