We're proud to see that the Vitus 979 aluminium road bike has featured in Cycling Weekly magazine's '50 greatest bikes of all time' round-up.
The list of 'greatest bikes' was compiled from bicycle models produced in the last 121 years ñ the length of time the magazine has been in production ñ and explains that the Vitus 979 led the way for modern-day aluminium road bikes with the company's use of 979 Duralumin tubing:
"[Dural] was light and a lot stiffer than the old [aluminium] frames. The tubes were still bonded, but they butted directly up to the lugs, and design tweaks like a one-piece head tube and lug unit increased frame stiffness.
The lugged aluminium bikes are classics now, thanks in part to 'King' Kelly."
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