Ready for all surfaces, the Vitus Substance VRS-2 Adventure Road Bike redefines where you thought you could ride a drop-bar bike. Its aluminium frame and carbon fork are paired with Shimano GRX gears and a wide WTB wheel/tyre system.
|Rear Rack Mounts:||Yes|
|Number of gears:||22|
|Frame:||Substance Aluminium, 6061-T6 Double Butted Aluminium, Internal Cable Routing, 1X Dropper Post Compatable, Mudguard Mounts, Rack Mounts, 12mm x 142mm axle, Flat Mount|
|Bike Weight:||Medium: 10.47kg|
|Fork:||Substance Carbon, UD Carbon, Tapered Steerer, 100 x 12mm, Mudguard Mounts, Flat Mount|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Wheel Size:||27.5" (650b)|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||Shimano GRX 600 ST-RX600, Hydraulic Disc, Flat Mount; Rotors: Shimano RT70, Front: 160mm, Rear: 160mm|
|Chainset:||Shimano GRX 600 FC-RX600 46/30T, XS: 165mm S: 170mm M: 172.5mm L: 172.5mm XL: 175mm XXL: 175mm|
|Chain:||KMC X11, 11-Speed|
|Cassette:||Shimano HG700, 11-34T, 11-Speed|
|Handlebars:||Vitus 6061 Aluminium Wing, 77mm Reach, 128mm Drop, 3 Degree Flare, XS: 400mm S: 400mm M: 420mm L: 420mm XL: 440mm XXL: 440mm|
|Bar Tape/Grips:||Vitus Super Grip|
|Stem:||Vitus 6061 Aluminium, 3D Forged, Bar Bore 31.8mm, +/- 7 degrees, XS: 80mm S: 80mm M: 90mm L: 100mm XL: 100mm XXL: 110mm|
|Seat Post:||Vitus 6061 Aluminium, 27.2mm x 350mm, 12mm Offset|
|Saddle:||Vitus, Crn-Ti Rail|
|Tyres:||650b x 47, WTB Byway TCS Road Plus, Tubeless Ready, Dual DNA Compound, UST Aramid Bead|
Featuring a T6-6061 double-butted aluminium frame and carbon fork designed to take both 700c and 650b wheels & tyres, the possibilities are endless. This Substance Aluminium bikes take inspiration from their carbon and steel siblings, delivered in a more affordable package, but equally as capable.
Featuring a tapered headtube, and full T-700 UD carbon forks, the Substance steel is born tough. This bike is made for round-the-world adventure or dependable and comfortable commuting. With the addition of mounts for mudguards, luggage, and multiple bottles it’s also capable of going anywhere for any amount of time. The Substance VRS-2 is fitted with Shimano’s popular GRX 600 groupset – the world's first dedicated gravel groupset. Paired with the GRX 810 rear mech, this 11 speed 2X groupset delivers a smooth and quiet drivetrain, specifically tuned for gravel/adventure riding.
The Substance VRS-2 is fitted with WTB ST Light i23 TCS rims, laced to Alex Bear Pawl hubs, and fitted with big volume WTB Venture TCS 47mm tyres. 650b is perfect for adventure cycling with the large outer diameter keeping your wheels rolling over bumps, whilst the added tyre volume allows you to adjust pressures depending on the terrain for grip, comfort, and luggage weight. The finishing kit is made up of a Vitus 6061 aluminium handlebar, stem, and seat post. The handlebars feature a flat top section for added comfort on and off-road, with the Substance VRS-2 featuring a 16-degree bar flare.
Rest assured that each bike is fully built and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure your bike arrives in perfect condition. We supply all bikes with a set of plastic pedals, a pedal wrench and a multi-tool kit. Find out which size fits you by clicking the size chart tab.
First emerging as a frame builder in 1970s France, Vitus Bikes played a pivotal role in pioneering the design and manufacture of lugged and bonded aluminium frames, the most iconic being the 979, groundbreaking at the time and still prized among collectors today. In 1982 we engineered and developed the 979 Carbone, one of the very first frames to take carbon fibre technology from the aerospace industry and apply it to bikes. Their tradition of innovation continued throughout subsequent decades with frames which included the 1991 ZXI monocoque carbon frame, the spirit of which lives on in their latest generation of monocoque road bikes. Without exception, each of the bikes – from their singlespeed commuter to the high-end carbon road model – won plaudits for their ride quality, build and great value. The reviews confirmed what they knew all along, and they intend to improve on these already test-winning models as Vitus push forward with the development of this great brand of bikes. “Credit has to be due to a brand that has come back from the ashes and rather than milk the prestige of the old days, has set its sights on the biggest players on the scene.” CYCLIST magazine. Vitus bikes have been tested in many of the top cycling titles and websites across all disciplines. Their bikes have won group tests across Europe and are regarded as some of the best on the market.
|Substance VRS-2 Adventure Road Frameset (2020)|
|Extra Small||Small||Medium||Large||Extra Large||XXL|
|1. Seat Tube - Center to Top||mm||475mm||495mm||515mm||535mm||555mm||575mm|
|2. Seat Tube - Center to Center||mm||425mm||445mm||465mm||485mm||505mm||525mm|
|3. Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||522mm||535mm||550mm||562mm||578mm||595mm|
|4. Front Centre||mm||591mm||597mm||605mm||617mm||631mm||645mm|
|6. Head Tube||mm||112mm||127mm||144mm||154mm||173mm||184mm|
|7. Fork Rake||mm||48mm||48mm||48mm||48mm||48mm||48mm|
|8. Fork Length||mm||395mm||395mm||395mm||395mm||395mm||395mm|
|9. Head Tube Angle||Degrees||70.6°||71.3°||71.5°||71.5°||71.5°||71.8°|
|10. Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||74.2°||74°||73.5°||73.5°||73.2°||73.2°|
|11. Chainstay Length||mm||436mm||436mm||436mm||436mm||440mm||440mm|
|12. Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm|
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