Are you on the market for an affordable full suspension mountain bike, featuring confidence-inspiring geometry and reliable componentry? Look no further than the Vitus Mythique 27 VRS – Lauren’s brand new bike!
Vitus Mythique 27 VRS – Quick Overview
- Drivetrain: Shimano 1×11 M5100 Deore
- Frame: 6061-T6 Aluminium Alloy
- Front Fork: X-Fusion Sweep Boost RC 27.5” – 140mm
- Rear Shock: X-Fusion O2 Pro R – 140mm
- Wheel Size: 27.5″
- Price: £1649.99
Video: NEW BIKE DAY
Lauren recently took delivery of a Vitus Mythique 27 VRS. With the sun glaring through the trees there was no better time to take it to the trails and see why it’s considered one of the best entry level full suspension MTBs on the market. Watch below:
Vitus Mythique 27 VRS: In-Depth
The Mythique is a no-nonsense all round trail riding machine. Using Vitus’ years of expertise the Mythique is now in it’s second generation, which combines cutting-edge geometry with reliable components and a setup that inspires trust in you to advance your riding to the next level.
Vitus Mythique 27 VRS – Frame
Using a 6061-T6 aluminium alloy frame, the Mythique is a durable and lightweight full suspension mountain bike. It features a four-bar design that allows Vitus to develop an accessible, capable and performance driven trail bike.
The modern geometry on the Mythique brings with it a bike that can climb fast and descend like a beast.
Vitus Mythique 27 VRS – Drivetrain
To ensure you can blast round the trails, Vitus have equipped this Mythique with Shimano’s 11-speed Deore M5100 chainset. With a 32t chainring up front and a 11-51t cassette on the rear for a decent range of gearing.
To ensure you brake with confidence, the bike is fitted with Shimano MT401 brakes.
Vitus Mythique 27 VRS – Suspension
Lauren described the Mythique like bouncing on a cloud, and in order to do that you need a good suspension setup.
The Mythique comes with an X-Fusion Sweep Boost RC fork and X-Fusion 02 Pro R rear shock both offering 140mm of travel.
Vitus Mythique 27 VRS – Rest of the Componentry
To finish this best entry level full suspension MTB off, Vitus have used some top end components.
Running Schwalbe Magic Mary and Hans Dampf tyres on WTB ST i30 rims. Featuring a Brand-X Ascend dropper seatpost, KMC X11 chain and Nukeproof Neutron saddle and handlebars.
How does the Vitus Mythique ride?
This was Lauren’s first time out on the Vitus Mythique; taking it to the trails at Davagh Forest Park in Cookstown, Northern Ireland. Blasting through the trails on a new bike can bring no better feeling, so once Lauren blasted a few laps out, she gave us her feedback on the bike.
‘Everything just felt seemless..I’m not known for my climbing abilities but climbing (on this bike) I actually stayed upright. I think this is down to having a dropper seatpost which I didn’t have on my last bike.‘
Lauren then went on to describe how the bike handled on the downhill – after all this is the best part of mountain biking. ‘When it came to the downhill I’m the type of person who likes to get to know a bike, to trust it. On the first run I was hesitant and nervy, wasn’t so sure.‘
‘On the second run it was like bouncing on a cloud, you didn’t feel the bumps of the roots or rocks, there was no harshness at all. It was a dream to ride and far too much fun.’
Check out Lauren’s full review of the best entry level full suspension mountain bike here: