Vitus Venon VR Disc Ultegra Carbon Road Bike 2017
With the Venon VR Disc the Vitus team have created your perfect all season carbon road bike that has endurance geometry to balance all day comfort with stiffness and a responsive ride. Further to this, the branded and well thought out kit is unmatched. High modulus Carbon frame Carbon fork Shimano Ultegra groupset Shimano hydraulic disc brakes Vision Team 30 disc wheels Vitus finishing kit Number of gears: 22 Front Axle Type: QR15 Cable Routing: Internal & External Mix Model Year: 2017 Frame: High-modulus T700 HM-UD carbon Bike Weight: 8.45kg / 18.63lbs (size 54cm) Fork Material: Carbon Fork: High-modulus T700 HM-UD carbon Bottle Cage Mounts: Double Front Derailleur Mount: Braze On Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger Wheel Size: 700c (622) Wheelset: Vision Team 30 Disc Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano Brake Levers / Gear Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brake Brakes: Shimano RS 505 Brake Callipers: Shimano BR-RS 505 Chainset type: Compact Chainset: Shimano Ultegra Chainring Size: 50 Tooth, 34 Tooth Chain: KMC Bottom Bracket: Shimano Cassette: Shimano 105 Cassette Range: 11-28 Tooth Handlebars: Vitus compact - 49 / 52cm = 400mm, 54 / 56cm = 420mm, 58 / 60cm = 440mm Bar Tape / Grips: Cork Stem: Vitus Seat Post: Vitus UD Carbon Saddle: Vitus Tyres: Michelin PRO 4 700 x 25c Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals Warranty: "5 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty" Road: Yes The Venon VR disc The Venon disc brake specific frameset features T700 HM-UD construction for lightweight and durability with full internal cable routing which is compatible with both mechanical and electronic shifting set ups. Vitus have completely revised the frameset to improve vertical compliance and enhance comfort levels without compromising on lateral stiffness and power transfer. The addition of slender seatstays and a 27.2mm seatpost results in increased vertical compliance which translates into a smoother ride and reduced road vibration. The bottom bracket area is oversized to improve lateral stiffness and improved power transfer; up front the tapered headtube increases front end stiffness for improved tracking and handling. A matching T700 HM-UD full carbon fork with tapered steerer adds comfort and enhanced steering precision; our revised lay-up further reduces road buzz to offer added comfort on rougher sections of road. Vitus have incorporated through axles front and rear for enhanced braking performance and improved handling to counteract the brake forces which are transmitted through one side of the frame and fork. vitus have adopted the 100mm x 15mm front and 142mm x 12mm rear axle standards. The rear dropouts can be changed to alter the rear axle configuration to 135mm x 9mm QR via the use of our QR dropout set which is available to purchase separately. Vitus's endurance geometry features a more relaxed riding position with the addition of slightly taller headtubes to maintain all day comfort and reduced lower back stress. This offers an optimum centralized riding position for improved stability and also enhances the overall handling characteristics. Shimano Ultegra Drivetrain Light action Vivid Shifting is just one of many features taken from Shimano's top end groupsets, making the Ultegra 11 speed 6800 groupset a performance option for the masses. The shifters and derailleurs incorporate Shimano's Vivid Shift technology, with a light but positive feel all the way through the 11 speed drivetrain, giving you the gear you want, when you want it, with the minimum of effort. With its two piece hollow axle design, the Shimano Hollowtech II chainset is both stiffer and lighter than a square taper chainset. Mounting the large diameter bearings outboard of the bottom bracket shell also provides increased stiffness and bearing life over standard cartridge units. With 50 / 34 compact gearing, you can tackle even the steepest climbs with confidence. Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes Using the all new Shimano BR505 dropbar hydraulic disc brakes give the Zenium the stopping power it needs down the hills. The dual piston caliper ensures even brake wear and a greater performance. Its index shifting mechanism offers the 11 speed drivetrain an economical brake / gear lever but a smooth and elegant gear change. Vitus finishing kit Finishing the Venon off is a collection of own brand parts from Vitus. Using a compact bar, a 3D forged alloy stem, Carbon 27.2mm Vitus seatpost and a Vitus road specific saddle. A great, light-weight finishing kit to top the Venon off.
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I originally found this deal at Wiggle, who are widely established as one of the biggest cycle retailers in the UK. The first incarnation of this giant was as a small bike shop based in Portsmouth, named Butler Cycles. A few years later this evolved into Bikes @ Butlers to highlight their intentions to move the business online with the .com boom and subsequent rise in online sales. At the end of May in 1999 Wiggle.co.uk was launched by Mitch Dall and Harvey Jones. A rapid growth resulted in a need to move premises, and so in 2002 it relocated to Jackson Close, Portsmouth. This strong growth continued, and Wiggle has relocated twice since, the first being to Lakeside 1000, and then leaving Pompey altogether for a huge warehouse located centrally in Wolverhampton. Similarly to CRC, Wiggle stock many own brands, such as dhb, Eastway, Lifeline and Verenti, as well as bike, components and clothing from all of the leading manufacturers. Despite it's origins as a bike shop, Wiggle continue to stock equipment and apparel for not just road cycling and mountain biking, with extensive product lines for other disciplines such as triathlon kit, children's and commuters products and also running clothing and accessories. Prompt in delivery, and offering efficient returns and competitive pricing, Wiggle remain a firm favourite amongst serious and recreational cyclists alike, not least because of the customary bags of Haribo they include free with orders to keep their customers sweet!