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Vitus Bikes Zenium SL Disc Road Bike 2016 was £1299 now for £699.99 @ chain reaction cycles

£699.99 @ Chain Reaction Cycles
I have not heard of this brand before. Chain reaction cycles' own brand?? Posted this because the kit (with 105 kit) on the bike looks decent and couple of good reviews. Looks like a lightweight bike …
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3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago
I have not heard of this brand before. Chain reaction cycles' own brand?? Posted this because the kit (with 105 kit) on the bike looks decent and couple of good reviews. Looks like a lightweight bike too. All the sizes are available at the moment. Extra 10% off if you have British cycling membership. I will leave it to the cycling experts in the forum to judge.

Vitus Bikes Zenium SL Disc Road Bike 2016

All new for 2016 we have revised our highly popular Zenium SL model to feature the pinnacle of braking performance on road bikes by the addition of disc brakes. Featuring low weight and supreme durability at a fraction of the cost of carbon counterparts; what’s not to like!

The Zenium SL features a custom designed superlight alloy disc brake specific frame which has an ultra durable and weight saving anodized finish, a full carbon disc brake specific fork with 15mm through axle; Shimano 105 11 speed gearing; TRP Spyre disc brakes; Fulcrum Racing 5 Disc Brake wheelset and Vitus finishing kit to complete the package.

Super Light 6066-T6 Triple Butted Alloy Frame With T700 HM-UD Carbon Fork

The 2016 Zenium SL frame features a super light 6066-T6 triple butted alloy tubeset with smooth welds; we have omitted a brace on the seatstays to help tune out road vibrations and have flared the seat tube at the bottom bracket junction to increase lateral stiffness for optimised power transfer and vertical compliance to combine the best of both worlds; up front a tapered headtube and oversized hydroformed tubing culminate in razor sharp handling.

Our semi-sloping endurance geometry offers a balanced ride resulting in reduced rider fatigue and confidence inspiring handling. The T700 HM-UD disc brake specific full carbon fork features a tapered carbon steerer for increased steering precision with reduced road buzz from rough road surfaces. A 15mm through axle provides enhanced braking performance and improved handling to counteract the brake forces which are transmitted through one side of the fork.

With tyre clearance up to 28mm wide tyres the new Zenium SL offers great all round, all road capabilities.

Features:

Frameset:

Frame: Hydroformed 6066-T6 Triple Butted Alloy, disc brake specific

Forks: High-modulus T700 HM-UD carbon with tapered carbon steerer, disc brake specific, 100mm x 15mm through axle

Groupset:

Chainset: Shimano 105 5800, 50tx34t

Bottom Bracket: Shimano 105 5800 (BSA)

Brake/Shift Levers: Shimano 105 5800

Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 5800, 31.8mm band

Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 5800

Cassette: Shimano 105 5800, 11-speed, 11t-28t

Chain: KMC X11, 11-speed

Wheelset:

Rims: Fulcrum Racing 5 Disc Brake

Front Hub: Fulcrum Racing 5 Disc Brake, 100mm x 15mm QR through axle

Rear Hub: Fulcrum Racing 5 Disc Brake, 135mm x 10mm QR

Spokes: Fulcrum Racing 5 Disc Brake

Tyres: Continental Grand Sport Race, 700c x 25c

Components:

Front Brake: TRP Spyre mechanical disc, 160mm rotor

Rear Brake: TRP Spyre mechanical disc, 160mm rotor

Handlebars: Vitus compact, 6061 double butted Alloy

Headset: Token A83M-15 integrated, 1.1/8” – 1.5”

Stem: Vitus, 3D forged 6061-T6 aluminium, + / - 6 degree rise

Saddle: Vitus

Seatpost: Vitus UD carbon, 2D forged head, 15mm offset, 27.2mm x 350mm

Seatclamp: Vitus bolt

Weight: 8.93kg/19.69lbs (size 54cm)

Buy Vitus Bikes from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.

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http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/vitus-bikes-zenium-sl-disc-road-bike-2016/rp-prod135399
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2 Likes #1
Think Vitus has been round for years, usually see them in time trials etc?

Looks good.
1 Like #2
Not a big fan of Sammy but have to agree here. Have bought from CRC before but not anymore. Lots won't agree but that's how I feel.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-37785201
#3
"In 2009 the sadly defunct marque was acquired by mega-bikeshop Chain Reaction Cycles " http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-vitus-zenium-sl-pro-disc-50095/
#4
tallpol
Not a big fan of Sammy but have to agree here. Have bought from CRC before but not anymore. Lots won't agree but that's how I feel.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-37785201


​Interesting viewpoint, but if everyone did that would it not put the rest of the jobs at risk too?
2 Likes #6
M0RPH
tallpol
Not a big fan of Sammy but have to agree here. Have bought from CRC before but not anymore. Lots won't agree but that's how I feel.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-37785201


​Interesting viewpoint, but if everyone did that would it not put the rest of the jobs at risk too?


​Had thought of that but feel this is only the start of redundancies. Seems to be the way things are here caterpillar , bombardier. Bought of CRC in the past to support homegrown business. Have voiced my opinion to them. Only a small fish but my small protest might make them rethink.
#7
CRC = Wiggle no?
1 Like #8
MAdam98
CRC = Wiggle no?


​correct CRC bought out by Wiggle earlier this year. Hence the the sale where they are selling off the old CRC stock.
#9
If it came with hydraulic dics then that would be the bargain of the year.
#10
Good buy with the 105 Group Set.
#11
This quite a deal for a well specced fast road bike - good frame, excellent full 105 groupset, good wheels and okay finishing kit. Seems a bit unnecessary to go for disc brakes in this type of bike, but the semi hydraulics are supposed to be decent. Reviewed well at £1300, looks like a real bargain at £700!
#12
Nice one. A lot of bike for the money. Especially with a BC discount.
#13
Full carbon ultegra version also available for £1100 or £990 after BC discount.
#14
arckuk
semi hydraulics are supposed to be decent.

They are cable pull, aren't they?

Cable pull work fine with a bit of tweaking, the hybrid types are marginally better.

However if I was shopping round at this budget and wanted something rapid and ligther I would avoid disc, however this bike would still make a great al rounder, commuter, winter hack, or heavy duty road bike.

Great price though.
1 Like #15
Scotte
Full carbon ultegra version also available for £1100 or £990 after BC discount.

I would stick with the 105, Ultegra is only marginally better (ie slight lighter, the fuction is no different, and arguably not as tough).
1 Like #16
jhsmith87
If it came with hydraulic dics then that would be the bargain of the year.

Fairly pointless on road bikes. Disc brakes are already starting to disappear, hence the many cheap disc bikes.
#17
can't see a lot wrong with it, looks pretty good.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/gt-grade-al-105-2016-adventure-road-bike/
The GT is another option for the same money, but only now comes in xs and small. Think the Vitus is better value because of the 105 crankset and Fulcrum wheels. But the GT comes with cable operated hydraulic brakes.


Edited By: winchman on Nov 04, 2016 16:30: ll
#18
winchman
can't see a lot wrong with it, looks pretty good.http://www.wiggle.co.uk/gt-grade-al-105-2016-adventure-road-bike/
The GT is another option for the same money, but only now comes in xs and small. Think the Vitus is better value because of the 105 crankset and Fulcrum wheels. But the GT comes with cable operated hydraulic brakes.
Vitus is far more road/race oriented. Lighter and more agile. GT is a typical adventure road. Heavier but with better tyre clearances and more universal.
#19
davester2k
jhsmith87
If it came with hydraulic dics then that would be the bargain of the year.
Fairly pointless on road bikes. Disc brakes are already starting to disappear, hence the many cheap disc bikes.
I think the discs are worth having if you can fit wider tyres; not many people Cat race after all. I run 28's but would consider 30s as it makes the ride better but I don't race and never will do.

Edited By: afroylnt on Nov 04, 2016 17:47
#20
M0RPH
tallpol
Not a big fan of Sammy but have to agree here. Have bought from CRC before but not anymore. Lots won't agree but that's how I feel.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-37785201

​Interesting viewpoint, but if everyone did that would it not put the rest of the jobs at risk too?
Its the nature of competition and in particular the mail order/internet sales channel. I don't see an easy way to prevent this kind of actvity, sad though it is. The issue that can arise is if one retailer was able to corner the market so much that it could effectively prevent new entrants to the market being viable.
#21
Nice bike but not sure I would pay a premium for cable pull discs. Not offering enough advantage on a standard road bike. CX perhaps.

Also, don't you think they look a bit ugly?
1 Like #22
mattrixdesign2
arckuk
semi hydraulics are supposed to be decent.

They are cable pull, aren't they?

Cable pull work fine with a bit of tweaking, the hybrid types are marginally better.

However if I was shopping round at this budget and wanted something rapid and ligther I would avoid disc, however this bike would still make a great al rounder, commuter, winter hack, or heavy duty road bike.

Great price though.


Hi Mattrixdesign2, got any good examples at around £700 lighter/faster without disc brakes?
#23
Could do with a new winter bike, anyone got first hand experience of what these brakes are like?
#24
M0RPH
Could do with a new winter bike, anyone got first hand experience of what these brakes are like?
Road cc test HERE They like them 'Much better than any cantilever or dual pivot rim brake I've used, particularly in wet or muddy conditions' from the review.
1 Like #25
these are Trp Spyres. best mechanic brakes you can get. I have them on my GT Grade. they are really good. very easy to set up and easier than rim brakes to adjust! this bike is a bargain. smoking hot.
#26
rich133133
mattrixdesign2
arckuk
semi hydraulics are supposed to be decent.
They are cable pull, aren't they?
Cable pull work fine with a bit of tweaking, the hybrid types are marginally better.
However if I was shopping round at this budget and wanted something rapid and ligther I would avoid disc, however this bike would still make a great al rounder, commuter, winter hack, or heavy duty road bike.
Great price though.
Hi Mattrixdesign2, got any good examples at around £700 lighter/faster without disc brakes?

You beat me to it
#27
Could this be used for cyclocross ? (Says up to 28 tyres)
#28
SpamJavelin
Nice bike but not sure I would pay a premium for cable pull discs. Not offering enough advantage on a standard road bike. CX perhaps.

Also, don't you think they look a bit ugly?
Will look fine covered in mud in a CX event
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