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First Ride: Vitus Zenium VR Disc

First Ride: Vitus Zenium VR Disc

A disc brake road bike with a Shimano 105 spec for just £900 – it looks like a bargain

The Vitus Zenium VR Disc is a comfortable and highly controllable aluminium road bike that comes with a Shimano 105 groupset and TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes for just £899.99. That’s a stunning price. Vitus flew me out to Spain last week to check out the 2016 road range. We’ve already published First Rides on the Vitesse Evo race bike and the Venon Disc. As with those other bikes, I got about 3 1/2hrs on board the Zenium VR Disc. It was mostly rolling terrain with a couple of big hills thrown in, including the Coll de Rates.

You could easily forget that this is a sub-£1,000 bike because it handles like a more expensive setup. Okay, you have to pay a weight penalty compared to more costly rivals, but the overall ride is very good and the quality of the components is exceptional for the money. Like the straight Zenium Disc (£899.99 RRP, £809.99 from Chain Reaction Cycles), the Zenium VR Disc has a 6061-T6 triple butted alloy frame, while the two lighter SL models in the range – the […]

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