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First Ride: Vitus Venon Disc

First Ride: Vitus Venon Disc

A carbon-fibre endurance bike with disc brakes and a Shimano 105 groupset for £1,200 The Vitus Venon is an all-new disc-equipped road bike that offers excellent value for money. You get a carbon-fibre frameset, a Shimano 105 groupset, and Fulcrum Racing Sport Disc wheels for £1,214.99, and our first impressions of the ride were very good. Vitus flew me out to Calpe, Spain, earlier in the week to try out several models from the 2016 range, and I got to ride the Venon for about 3 1/2 hours over mostly rolling roads. It’s a really comfortable bike for getting the miles in.

Whereas the Vitesse Evo is an out-and-out race machine , the Venon is more endurance orientated. The Vitesse Evo is all about light weight and stiffness while the Venon, also made from T700 carbon-fibre, prioritises ride quality above all else. You’ve only got to take a look at the bike to see what Vitus is aiming at here. The wishbone chainstays have a slender, flattened profile that’s designed to encourage a bit of spring at the back end, and the seatpost is a slim 27.2mm in diameter. That makes a big difference to the amount of vibration damping […]

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