Vitus Vitesse VR: First Ride review

Vitus Vitesse VR 2011
Cycling Weekly Verdict

When a frame handles this well, we were more inclined to be forgiving about the frankly awful Control Tech bars and scary Schwalbe winter tyres. The Vitus VR is a great example of the K.I.S.S. mentality.

Reasons to buy
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    Stiff front end

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    Impressive performance

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Handlebars

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    Tyres

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Vitus, pronounced 'veee-tuus' according to he who must be obeyed on these matters, Sean Kelly, has been around a long time, but Chain Reaction recently took over the brand and the Vitesse VR is the current top-line model.

Designed as a no-nonsense race-ready bike for the masses, the full Ultegra groupset and tubeless wheelset tick boxes, as does the high-modulus carbon frame.

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