New Vitus ZX-1 EVO aero-bike combines great looks with great value

Radical new design sees the cables hidden away in a one-piece bar and stem, along with some deeper wheels.

Vitus ZX-1
(Image credit: Vitus)

Vitus has completely revamped its speed-focussed aero-bike, with the result being a model which is not only claimed to be stiffer and more aerodynamic than its predecessor, but that also hits the spot aesthetically – looking every bit the part of a racing machine as those from more established brands, such as Specialized or Cannondale.

But in being the inhouse bike brand of retail giant, Wiggle, one of the most head-turning properties of this bike has got to be the price – and just what components you get for it. 

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg