The Vitus Substance VRS is the travel-companion you've been dreaming about. This bike can go anywhere on or off the road and expands your riding possibilities significantly, even if you just want to take the most direct and efficient route to work.
|Rear Rack Mounts:||Yes|
|Number of gears:||11|
|Frame:||6061 T-6 Triple Butted Aluminium|
|Fork:||UD Full carbon 1-1/8"|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Wheel Size:||27.5" (650b)|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||SRAM Apex Flat Mount 160mm Rotors|
|Brake Callipers:||SRAM Apex Flat Mount 160mm Rotors|
|Chainset:||SRAM Apex 1 XSYNC 40T|
|Cassette:||SRAM XG 1150 11-42T|
|Handlebars:||Vitus Adventure Flared|
|Saddle:||Prime Ti Rail Road|
|Tyres:||WTB Byway 650b x 47c Tan Wall TCS Road Plus|
This bike is created for adventure and to explore far off the beaten track. It features a lightweight and super-durable 6061 T6 aluminium frame construction and is compatible with both 700c and 650b wheels and tyres, making it extremely versatile. This specific version is fitted with 650b WTB rims, laced to Alex Bear Pawl hubs and wrapped in WTB Byway 47mm high volume tyres. These combine to give immense grip thanks to a superb air-volume that enables the tyres to roll over virtually anything with amazing efficiency.
Vitus has expanded performance even further by equipped this bike to feature tubeless-ready wheels. To use this bike with the tubeless setup, you just install the supplied valves and add sealant. Plus, it's powered by a SRAM Apex 1x11 groupset including hydraulic disc brakes and Vitus finishing kit. This finishing kit includes Vitus' adventure specific flared drop handlebars, giving you a wider grip position for stability when tackling off-road terrain, combined with a comfortable road riding position you can maintain for long rides.
Thanks to its lightweight aluminium tubing, tapered head tube and full carbon forks, this adventure-steed provides new ways to ride, is more comfortable and is just as capable off the beaten track as it is when nipping through inner-city traffic. Plus, it has mounts for luggage, mudguards and multiple bottles, making it capable of the biggest bike packing or touring adventures.
Rest assured that each bike is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure your bike arrives in perfect condition. 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.
The size chart below will get you on the right size bike. Experienced riders may also wish to refer to the geometry chart for more detail.
Getting the Right Fit
At Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order, against measurements supplied by you, to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!
If you are on the change over between sizes both options will fit. Racers and experienced riders would usually select a smaller size as this offers quicker handing. A larger bike offers more stability and is more suited to new and intermediate riders.
|Height||cm||155 - 163cm||163 - 170cm||170 - 178cm||178 - 185cm||185 - 192cm||192 - 200cm|
|ft||5′ 1″ - 5′ 4″||5′ 4″ - 5′ 7″||5′ 7″ - 5′ 10″||5′ 10″ - 6′ 1″||6′ 1″ - 6′ 4″||6′ 4″ - 6′ 7″|
|Inside Leg||cm||68 - 73cm||70 - 74cm||74 - 82cm||82 - 86cm||86 - 90cm||90 - 94cm|
|inches||27″ - 29″||28″ - 29″||29″ - 32″||32″ - 34″||34″ - 35″||35″ - 37″|
|Seat Tube - Center to Top||mm||500mm||520mm||540mm||560mm||580mm||600mm|
|Seat Tube - Center to Center||mm||425mm||445mm||465mm||485mm||505mm||525mm|
|A. Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||522mm||535mm||550mm||562mm||578mm||595mm|
|E. Head Tube||mm||112mm||127mm||144mm||154mm||173mm||184mm|
|B. Head Tube Angle||Degrees||70.6°||71.3°||71.5°||71.5°||71.5°||71.8°|
|C. Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||74.2°||74°||73.5°||73.5°||73.2°||73.2°|
|D. Chainstay Length||mm||436mm||436mm||436mm||436mm||436mm||436mm|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm|
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