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Vitesse

Race-bred performance bike with lightweight carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra transmission

“Building on our heritage of innovation and craftsmanship, we have carefully tailored component specs to meet the individual needs of our riders across all disciplines”


 

Description

Vitesse

Vitesse – the clue is in the name.

Revised and updated for 2013 the Vitus Vitesse features a custom-moulded high-modulus carbon frame and competition-level components package to give your performance an edge. As the name suggests, the Vitesse is built for speed, a race-bred powerhouse designed to be ridden hard in the most demanding of conditions without ever reaching its limits before you do.
Designed and developed by Vitus Bikes and Chainreactioncycles.com, the Vitesse range will suit experienced riders looking for a lightweight carbon racing companion that is equally at home with long-distance duty and hilly sportive rides.

Lightweight T700 HM-UD carbon frame – 950g frame weight - UCI Approved
Our lightweight high-modulus Uni-Directional carbon frames are manufactured using T700 HM-UD carbon to combine light weight and impeccable handling with just the right balance of stiffness and vertical compliance. Complemented by a matching HM-UD carbon fork with tapered steerer for reduced road buzz and precise handling even on broken surfaces.

Shimano Ultegra/FSA groupset
The groupset features a mix of Shimano Ultegra 6700 and FSA with slick, positive shifting from Shimano Ultegra 6700 shifters and derailleurs. The heart of the drivetrain is an FSA Energy 50t x 34t chainset which offers the perfect ratio of gears for midweek club races and weekend sportives when combined with the 12t-25t cassette.
FSA Gossamer brakes will increase your confidence on descents through reliable and effective stopping power.

A Vitus chain catcher comes as standard on our carbon models to reduce the risk of damaging the frame in the event of an overshift on the chainrings.

Finishing kit
FSA bars, stem and seatpost provide lightweight, race-proven components inspiring faith and confidence in the bike’s capabilities. Lightweight Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels offer excellent acceleration and low rotational weight to deliver speed and climbing prowess. Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tyres offer low rolling resistance and sure-footed handling even in the wet, enabling you to push your boundaries into every turn.

A bike that comes into its own when the hammer drops, the Vitesse is ready to race. Are you?

Specification

FRAMESET

 

Frame

High-modulus T700 HM-UD carbon - UCI Approved

Frame Certification

CE EN14781

Forks

High-modulus T700 HM-UD carbon - UCI Approved

WHEELS

 

Wheelset   

Mavic Ksyrium Equipe

Hubs

Mavic

Tyres

Schwalbe Ultremo ZX, 700x23c

DRIVETRAIN

 

Brakes

FSA Gossamer

Chainset

Bottom Bracket

FSA Energy MegaExo, 50t x 34t

FSA MegaExo (BSA)

Chain

Shimano 105 5701, 10-speed

Cassette

Shimano 105 5700, 11t-25t, 10-speed

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra 6700

Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra 6700

Shifters

Shimano Ultegra 6700

COMPONENTS

 

Handlebars

FSA Wing compact

Stem

FSA OS-150

Handlebar Tape

Cork cushion

Headset

FSA Orbit C-33

Saddle

Prologo Scratch Pro

Seatpost

FSA SL-250

Seatclamp

Alloy

WEIGHT

TBCkg (54cm)

Geometry

Frame
Measurements

48 cm

50 cm

52 cm

54 cm

56 cm

58 cm

60 cm

Seat Tube Length

450mm

465mm

480mm

500mm

520mm

540mm

560mm

Effective Top Tube Length

510mm

523mm

535mm

547mm

558mm

570mm

585mm

D Chain Stay Length

410mm

410mm

410mm

410mm

410mm

410mm

410mm

Head Tube Length

118mm

125mm

130mm

140mm

147mm

155mm

172mm

B Head Tube Angle

72°

72.5°

73°

73°

73°

73°

73°

C Seat Tube Angle

75°

74.3°

73.8°

73.5°

73°

73°

73°

Bottom Bracket Drop

70mm

70mm

70mm

70mm

70mm

70mm

70mm

Wheelbase

968.19mm

970.18mm

972.77mm

981.82mm

987.84mm

999.64mm

1008.25mm

Seat Post Diameter

31.6mm

31.6mm

31.6mm

31.6mm

31.6mm

31.6mm

31.6mm

Bottom Bracket

68mm BSA

68mm BSA

68mm BSA

68mm BSA

68mm BSA

68mm BSA

68mm BSA

Head Set

IS41/28.6▕  IS47/32

IS41/28.6▕  IS47/32

IS41/28.6▕  IS47/32

IS41/28.6▕  IS47/32

IS41/28.6▕  IS47/32

IS41/28.6▕  IS47/32

IS41/28.6▕  IS47/32

Front Mech

Braze on

Braze on

Braze on

Braze on

Braze on

Braze on

Braze on

Rear Axle

10mm x 130mm QR

10mm x 130mm QR

10mm x 130mm QR

10mm x 130mm QR

10mm x 130mm QR

10mm x 130mm QR

10mm x 130mm QR

Frame Material

T700 HM-UD Carbon

T700 HM-UD Carbon

T700 HM-UD Carbon

T700 HM-UD Carbon

T700 HM-UD Carbon

T700 HM-UD Carbon

T700 HM-UD Carbon

Fork Material

T700 HM-UD Carbon

T700 HM-UD Carbon

T700 HM-UD Carbon

T700 HM-UD Carbon

T700 HM-UD Carbon

T700 HM-UD Carbon

T700 HM-UD Carbon

Based on Axle to Crown

370mm

370mm

370mm

370mm

370mm

370mm

370mm

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Razor VR

Razor 650

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Venon VR

Venon VRL (W)

Venon VRS

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Vitesse Team

Vitesse VRI

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Zenium VR

Zenium Vrl (W)

Zenium VRS