Combing both form and function, the ZX-1 EVO looks fast and is fast

Vitus ZX-1 Evo
(Image credit: Dan Gould)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Thanks to the deep wheels, tidy cockpit and aero detailing of the frame, the Vitus ZX-1 EVO is hugely fast and fun to ride. It holds its speed well and the overbuilt chassis is super stiff and really rewards a stinging effort. Coming from Wiggle’s in-house bike brand, the value for money is superb, costing less than a third the price of similarly specced bikes from the big brands.

Reasons to buy
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    Great value

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    Stiff and responsive frame

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    Deep wheels

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    Very tidy cockpit

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    Adjustable layback seatpost

Reasons to avoid
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    Can't preselect handlebar reach and width

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    Seatpost isn't very forgiving

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The ZX-1 EVO is Vitus’s aerodynamically optimised racing platform which has recently been given a revamp to bestow the bikes with a spec and aesthetic that is every bit the match of those from more established brands.

As the in-house bike brand of retail giant Wiggle, there has been a strong emphasis on value, with the ZX-1 EVO coming in significantly cheaper than what a quick glance at the spec might suggest.

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Weight8.4kg (size medium)
Price£4,199.99 / $5399.99
FramesetZX-1 EVO Carbon
GroupsetSRAM Force AXS HRD 12 Speed
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB 386EVO
CranksetSRAM Force AXS D1 DUB, 48/35T
ChainSRAM Force D1
CassetteSRAM XG-1270 D1 10-33 12 Speed
ShiftersSRAM Force eTap AXS D1
BrakesSRAM Force eTap AXS D1
RotorsSRAM Paceline Centrelock, F-160mm R-140mm
WheelsReynolds AR 58/62 DB Carbon Clincher, Tubeless
TyresSchwalbe ONE Performance TLE 700x25
HandlebarVision Metron 5D ACR Carbon (110mm / 420mm)
SeatpostVitus ZX-1 AERO Carbon
SaddleVitus Ti Rail
Thru-axleVitus Switch F-100x12mm R-142x12mm

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