Vitus Zenium SL PRO review

Full Shimano Ultegra groupset makes this alloy-framed model from Vitus stand out

Vitus Zenium SL PRO

Cycling Weekly Verdict

When we first set eyes on the Zenium SL PRO, we couldn’t help wondering whether Vitus had pushed things too far: could an alloy frame really do justice to the groupset on a bike at this price? The answer is yes, it can. This is a well-balanced package that you could ride all year round and in all conditions, and feel comfortable doing so. There's even better news: since we originally wrote this article, the bike's price has been reduced to £1169.99.

Reasons to buy
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    Full Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset including chainset

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    Good wheel and tyre package

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    Balanced ride quality

Reasons to avoid
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    Frame looks a bit too drab, but that's being picky

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To find an entire Ultegra 6800 groupset on a bike under £1,300 is good news. We were intrigued to get hold of the Zenium SL PRO from Vitus Bikes, a company owned by online giant Chain Reaction Cycles, to see whether it offered more than just Shimano's second-from-top drivetrain.


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