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Bike check: Adam Kenway’s featherweight hill climb bike

Monday, October 29th, 2018 3:48pm
Category: Road


This is one of the lightest bikes we’ve featured on the Hub – it’s Vitus rider Adam Kenway’s Vitus Vitesse Evo RAW, the 5.5kg custom featherweight machine that Adam rode to third place in the 2018 British National Hill Climb Championships.

Based around a bare Vitesse Evo frameset with only a single coat of lacquer, the end result is a 180g weight saving over Vitus’ painted production frame. Here’s a closer look at the bike…

Cut-down Shimano Dura-Ace brake levers mounted to a minimal Fizik R1 carbon bar.

Vitus Vitesse Evo RAW frameset.

Lightweight Gipfelsturm wheelset.

SRAM RED chain is installed.

Lightweight Planet X brakes.

Ritchey WCS stem with Fizik R1 handlebar.


Here’s the full spec on the 5.5kg Vitus Vitesse Evo RAW:

  • Frame: Vitus Vitesse Evo RAW frameset
  • Forks: Vitus Vitesse Evo RAW forks
  • Brakes: Lightweight Planet X
  • Shifter: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Cassette: SRAM RED
  • Chainset: Rotor Aldhu 3D+
  • Chain: SRAM RED – Short
  • Wheelset: Lightweight Gipfelsturm
  • Tyres: Continental Podium TT
  • Saddle: Sella Italia c-59
  • Stem: Ritchey WCS
  • Bars: Fizik R1
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace

Adam Kenway talks us through the build:

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