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New for 2013 Vitus introduce the Energie Cyclo-cross range!
Cyclo-cross was once the sole preserve of hardened racers who wanted to maintain the competitive edge throughout the winter months but in recent years the sport has exploded into the mainstream with races cropping up every weekend throughout Europe and the UK alike!
To meet this growing trend we have added the Energie cyclo-cross bike to our lineup!
The Energie features a tough 6061-T6 alloy frame with full carbon fork and has been designed specifically with cyclo-cross racing in mind. This is by no means a race only machine as the robust nature of this bike will also be ideally suited to commuters and touring fanatics who wish to add panniers and racks and will also double up as a great winter training bike.
Our cyclo-cross specific frameset features a triple-butted hydro-formed tubeset with increased tyre and mud clearance for high volume cyclo-cross tyres. Cable routing has been specifically designed to prevent ingress of mud and water and to increase comfort when shouldering the bike during cyclo-cross race situations. A High-Modulus Torayca® T700 HM-UD-3K Carbon fork features beefed up fork blades to ensure precise tracking and steering with the ability to handle the rigours of competitive cyclo-cross racing.
Bottle cage mounts have been added along with mudguard and pannier mounts to expand the potential for all year multi-purpose use.
SRAM Rival shifters and derailleurs are renowned for positive and precise gear selections time after time. SRAM’s 1.1 actuation ratio reduces the chance of sloppy gear changes in adverse and muddy conditions.
The drivetrain features a cyclo-cross friendly gear ratio with the compact Rival 46t x 36t chainset and the 11t-26t cassette offering enough selection to get you through the muddiest races or over the steepest ascents on weekend training rides.
Avid Shorty 4 cantilever brakes provide excellent stopping power and modulation with additional mud clearance to cope with any situation on or off the race course.
FSA alloy bars, stem and seatpost offer a strong but lightweight components package that will handle the demands of cyclo-cross racing. Easton Aero wheels with bladed spokes offer strength and stability with a proven track record for reliability. The Schwalbe CX Comp high volume tyres have reduced central knobs making these a great all weather tyre for all round use from cyclo-cross racing to commuting.
Frame: Custom Hydroformed 6061 Alloy
Forks: High-Modulus Torayca® T700 HM-UD-3K Carbon
Headset: FSA Orbit C-33-CX
Handlebars: FSA Wing Compact
Stem: FSA Gossamer OS-152
Handlebar Tape: Cork Cushion
Chainset: SRAM Rival OCT 2.2, 172.5mm, 46t x 36t
Chain: SRAM PC-1031, 10-Speed
Bottom Bracket – SRAM GXP (BSA)
Cassette: SRAM PG-1030, 11t-26t 10-Speed
Shifters: SRAM Rival
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Rival
Front Derailleur: SRAM Rival
Brakes: Avid Shorty 4
Seatpost: FSA SL-280
Tyres: Schwalbe CX Comp, 700x30c
Wheelset: Easton Aero
Weight: 9.4kg (52cm)
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