Welcome to the latest range of Vitus bikes inspired by a proud heritage that stretches back to the annals of cycling history and powered by Chain Reaction Cycles: The World’s Largest Online Bikestore. With the passion, dedication and expertise of the worldwide CRC community fuelling our constant quest for innovation Vitus bikes are ridden by pro road racers, Ironman winners and leisure riders alike. There is something in the range to suit everyone.
From the cols of France to the glens of Antrim, the Vitus name has had a distinguished journey.
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. Our tradition of innovation continued throughout subsequent decades with frames which included the 1991 ZXI monocoque carbon frame, the spirit of which lives on in our latest generation of monocoque road bikes.
Today Vitus Bikes are proud to be a member of the Chainreactioncycles.com family and to benefit from the passion, innovation and expertise that has made CRC the world’s largest online bike store.
Without exception, each of the bikes – from our singlespeed commuter to the high-end carbon road model – won plaudits for their ride quality, build and great value. The reviews confirmed what we knew all along, and we intend to improve on these already test-winning models as we 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. Our bikes have won group tests across Europe and are regarded as some of the best on the market.
“You’ll be lucky to find a better equipped and better handling 29er Hardtail than this for £900” Vitus Zircon 29VR (Mountain Bike UK July 2013)
“Striking a balance between comfort and aggression, it rides like a road bike should” Vitus Zenium VR (Triathlon 220 September 2013)
“An enjoyable, eager and easy to ride all-rounder with impressive spec” Vitus Vitesse VRI Cycling Plus July 2013
“The carbon Vitus looks like a quality TT outfit in a sub-£2000 package. In action, the compact frame and short headtube put you into a near-perfect aero position, while the Vision cockpit set-up is the most comfortable front-end we tested.” Vitus Chrono : Outdoor Fitness July 2013
Having been a major part of competitive road cycling in the 1970’s and 80’s, 2013 saw Vitus return to the pro peloton with the An Post – Chain Reaction Continental Road Race Team. An incredible season which culminated in a stage win at the Tour of Britain, 2013 also saw victories with Pro Triathlete Lucy Gossage taking the honours at Ironman UK and Ironman Wales and three Irish National titles across road and MTB.