Vitus Vitesse Evo Team review

We travelled to Calpe to test ride the new Vitus Vitesse Evo. The bike used by the An Post Chain Reaction Team. On paper the bike offers amazing value, but is there a catch?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Vitus Vitesse Evo is not the stiffest, lightest or most comfortable bike I have ever ridden. It is however a superb combination of all the attributes you would want in a road bike, delivering Pro performance at an amazing price.

Reasons to buy
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    Amazing Value

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    Handles well

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    Well balanced in the geometry

Reasons to avoid
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    An 11-28 cassette would be better

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Vitus is a brand with an illustrious history in the bike world, producing the steel tubing used to make race-winning bikes in the 1970s then switching via lugged aluminium to carbon fibre bikes in the 80s. It is most associated with Sean Kelly, who by his own admission, "rode Vitus bikes to 70-85% of my victories."

The brand was bought and relaunched by Chain Reaction Cycles in 2010 and has built up a stable of road bikes as well as cyclocross, mountain and city ranges and has renewed the association between Kelly and Vitus.

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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.