Vitus Mach 3 Disc review

Vitus's Mach 3 Disc hybrid uses a variant of that used by its Razor dropped bar bike. We've tested how it rides around the town and out into the countryside.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Well specified and comfortable hybrid bike, but the very wide bars make city manoeuvring tricky

Reasons to buy
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    Rides well

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    Good, consistent stopping power from the hydraulic disc brakes

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    Can fit mudguards and racks

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Reasons to avoid
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    Very wide bars

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    Quite basic hand grips

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Vitus is the bike brand of Chain Reaction Cycles and is sold direct from Chain Reaction’s website. It sells a wide range of bikes in different categories, including four ranges of dropped bar road bikes, the lowest spec of which is the aluminium Razor.

The Mach 3 is the highest spec hybrid bike in Vitus’s four-bike flat bar range and is made of the same materials as the Razor, with an alloy frame and carbon forks with an alloy steerer. The carbon forks are a nice touch which should help reduce road buzz over a steel or alloy model.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.