A race proven frameset; the latest in electronic shifting technology; lightweight and dependable components package; the new Vitus Vitesse VRi will handle everything from club racing to performance sportive riding with consummate ease!
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 Vitus to refine their already successful Vitesse platform and fine tune it to facilitate the requirements of their professional race team. The Vitesse VRi 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!
This race proven frameset has been revised and updated for 2014 in conjunction with the An Post Chain Reaction Sean Kelly Team. Using a mix of T700 and T800 HM-UD carbon and fine-tuned the carbon lay-up has increased 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. The semi-sloping race inspired geometry instils confidence with every ride to further enhance your riding experience.
Shimano Ultegra Di2 & FSA Groupset
Electronic shifting is provided by the super reliable Shimano Ultegra 6870 Di2 which has now been updated to deliver 11 speed rear shifting for a wider gear selection.
An FSA Gossamer Pro compact chainset with 50t x 34t rings offers a wide gear ratio when paired up with the 11t – 25t 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 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. Our Elite series alloy bars and stem provide a lightweight and dependable cockpit for ultimate control and comfort. Our Elite carbon seatpost offers reduced weight and added comfort by reducing road buzz from uneven road surfaces.