Vitus Razor review

The Razor is the entry-level road bike from Vitus – a solid machine with a lot to offer the novice rider

Vitus Razor
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Razor has pretty much everything you’d want in an entry-level machine, which will give you a taste of cycling or handle daily commutes. But it would be nice to get a wider gear range so that those buying it as a first bike are less likely to be discouraged by uphill slogs.

Reasons to buy
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    Full Shimano Claris groupset

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    Good tyres and wheels

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    Sporty geometry

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    Rack and mudguard mounts

Reasons to avoid
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    Budget brakes lack bite

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    Lack of lower gear range

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In-house bike brand of Chain Reaction Cycles and now Wiggle too, Vitus makes a range of bikes which feature quality specs at wallet-friendly prices. Its road range starts with the Vitus Razor and works its way up to the pro level Vitesse Evo, ridden by the An Post-Chain Reaction team.

Originally a French manufacturer, Vitus's bikes were raced in the 1980s by Sean Kelly and it still retains a link with the legendary Irish cyclist, who is brand ambassador.

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