Vitus Energie VR Cyclocross bike review

Can a bike be fun yet practical? Race ready and versatile? All at the same time? The Vitus Energie VR seems to think so

Vitus Energie VR Cyclocross bike
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Equally at home on the race course or the off-road commute home, the versatile and Vitus Energy VR Cyclocross bike will guarantee to make you really smile, no matter where your ride takes you. 

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    Might need to change chainring size

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The problem with us cyclists is that there's always another discipline to dabble in, the constant N+1 rule that sees us constantly yearning for another bike to play out on. Obviously there are somewhat limitations to appeasing this need, mostly in the form wallet size and also stable space, but the Vitus Energie VR Cyclocross bike will only hamper stable space!

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.