Latest News

If you can see it, you can get there with the Vitus Substance

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 12:33pm
Category: Latest News

The 2019 Vitus Substance is from award-winning stock but returns lighter, brighter, and tighter in its 2019 incarnation. 

While some modern features have been added, some of the elements responsible for the Substance’s success remain, such as the sloping TT, dropped drive-side chain stay for bigger tyre clearance, and wide wheel-size compatibility.

Three versions are available; the £949.99 Substance, the £899.99 Substance Flat Bar, and the flagship £1799.99 Substance CRX – a full carbon, fearless machine.

The CRX offers the full realisation of the Vitus team’s ambition. With 650b WTB Frequency wheels and big volume WTB Horizon 47c tyres, words like ‘boundary’, ‘limits’, or ‘possible’ start to lose meaning. The large outer diameter keeps wheels rolling over bumps while increased volume in the tubeless ready tyres allow you to adjust pressures depending on the terrain for grip, comfort, and luggage weight.

Vitus also opted for the magnificence of simplicity offered by SRAM’s APEX 1 HRD groupset to run the CRX drivetrain, further underscoring what this bike is all about – the freedom to explore.

The Substance core model also enjoys the benefits of 700c wheels, fitted with WTB i23 Race rims and Alex Bear Claw hubs. Again, WTB Riddler high-volume, tubeless-ready tyres provide unmatched versatility.

Powering the model is the reliable Shimano Sora R3000 groupset, while TRP disc brakes provide formidable stopping power. The Vitus finishing kit includes the adventure specific flared drop bars, giving you a wider grip position for stability when tackling off road terrain, and a comfortable road riding position you can maintain for long rides.

Providing a new option for urban explorers, the Substance FB loses none of the spirit of adventure found in its brothers. The 700c wheels are this time fitted with Schwalbe Little Big Ben big volume tyres and feature flat mount TRP disc brakes and 12mm Bolt-Thru axles both front and rear.

Shimano’s Sora R3000 groupset provides the power while the Vitus finishing kit maximises comfort in the more upright riding position.


Substance CRX full spec

Vitus Substance CRX Adventure Road Bike (Apex) 2019

 

Frame: Carbon T700-HM UD
Forks: UD Full carbon Tapered Steerer
Brakes: SRAM Apex HRD Flat Mount 160mm Rotors
Drivetrain: SRAM Apex 1X HRD
Shifter: SRAM Apex 1X HRD
Front Derailleur: n/a (braze on adapter supplied)
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Apex 1X Long Cage
Cassette: SRAM XG-1150 10-42T
Chainset: SRAM APEX 1 Xsync 40T
Chain: SRAM PC 1110
Rims: WTB Frequency Race i23 TCS 650B Tubeless Ready
Front Hub: Alex Bear Claw Rear Hub: Alex Bear Claw
Axles: Vitus Switch Bolt-Thru 12mm
Tyres: WTB Horizon 650 x 47c Road Plus TCS
Saddle: Prime Ti Road
Seatpost: Vitus
Stem: Vitus
Bars: Vitus Adventure Flared
Headset: FSA
Top Cap: 
Vitus
Mounts:
Fender, Front & Rear Pannier, 3 x Bottle Cage
UK RRP: £1799.99

Shop Vitus Substance CRX at Chain Reaction Cycles


Substance steel frame

Substance Steel Drop Bar

 

Frame: 4130 double butted Cro-Moly
Forks: UD Full carbon 1-1/8“
Brakes: TRP Spyre Mechanical Flat Mount 160mm Rotors
Drivetrain: Shimano Sora R3000 Shifter: Shimano Sora R3000
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora FD-R3000
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora RD-R3000
Cassette: Shimano HG-400 11-32T
Chainset: FSA CK-616ST 48-32T
Chain: KMC Z9
Rims: WTB STP i23 TCS 700c Tubeless Ready
Front Hub: Joytech
Rear Hub: Joytech
Axles: Bolt-Thru 12mm
Tyres: WTB Riddler 700c x 37c Comp Tan Wall TCS
Saddle: Prime Ti Road
Seatpost: Vitus
Stem: Vitus
Bars: Vitus Adventure Flared
Headset: FSA
Top Cap: Vitus
Mounts: Fender, Rear Pannier, 3 x Bottle Cage
UK RRP: £949.99

Shop Vitus Substance steel frame at Chain Reaction Cycles


Substance FB (Flat Bar)

 

Frame: 4130 double butted Cro-Moly FB Specific
Forks: UD Full carbon 1-1/8“
Brakes: TRP Spyre Mechanical Flat Mount 160mm Rotors
Drivetrain: Shimano Sora R3000
Shifter: Shimano Sora R3000
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora FD-R3000
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora RD-R3000
Cassette: Shimano HG-400 11-32T
Chainset: FSA CK-616ST 50-34T
Chain: KMC Z9 Rims: Alex CXD 22
Front Hub: Joytech
Rear Hub: Joytech
Axles: Bolt-Thru 12mm
Tyres: Schwalbe Little Big Ben 700 x 38c RaceGuard Reflective Sidewall
Saddle: Prime Ti Road
Seatpost: Vitus Stem: Vitus
Bars: Vitus Flat Bar 5 Degree Backsweep
Headset: Neco
Top Cap: Vitus
Mounts: Fender, Rear Pannier, 3 x Bottle Cage
UK RRP: £899.99

Shop Vitus Substance FB at Chain Reaction Cycles

Shop at
Chain Reaction Cycles

CRC Logo

Got a question?
Contact our editor