Vitus Venon VR Disc - First Ride review

Retailing at £1799.99 the Vitus Venon VR Disc packs a lot of bike into a very competitively priced package. We travelled to Calpe with Chain Reaction Cycles to try out the new bike with cycling legend Sean Kelly.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

This is an bike ideal for those wanting a bike that combines practicality, simple maintenance, great comfort and a more aggressive geometry than most other ‘sportive’ frames.

Reasons to buy
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    Intelligently specced

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    Cable brakes preferable over hydraulic at this price point

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    Very good geometry

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    Fun to ride

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    Excellent value

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Reasons to avoid
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    A little heavy

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Those newer to road cycling might not be aware, but Vitus is a brand with huge pedigree in the bike world having produced the frames that Sean Kelly and others rode to countless victories in Grand Tours and one day Classics during the 70's and 80's.

Cast a quick glance over the specification and most people would instantly question why the Vitus Venon VR Disc is so well priced. The short answer is that Vitus is owned by and sold through the retailer Chain Reaction Cycles. This makes it a direct sales company, cutting out the middle man costs associated with traditional bike brand business models.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.