We’re big fans of Vitus Bikes and they’re often our answer to the hunt for good bikes for less money.
The 2019 Vitus Bikes collection just landed and has reminded us that the CRC brand is a go-to for great value, fast and fun bikes.
Here’s a quick look at a few highlights of the brand new 2019 collection:
The Vitus E-Sommet VR packs in 170mm of travel, a Shimano Steps e8000 motor, SRAM Guide brakes, a RockShox Lyrik fork and Shimano XT 1 x 11 shifting.
If your budget can’t stretch to the E-Sommet VR, there’s also now the lower-spec E-Sommet which comes with a Yari fork, Shimano Steps e7000 motor and Deore shifting.
There’s also now a hardtail ebike in the range – the Vitus E-Sentier eMTB.
The E-Sentier comes with Deore 1×10, a Shimano steps e7000 motor and a Rekon RL fork.
The Escarpe is Vitus’ heavy hitting 29’er. It’s got big wheels, 140mm travel and comes with a boost back end and Trunnion mount shock.
The top dog is the Vitus Escarpe 29 VRX which comes complete with an alloy frame, 150mm Fox 36 FIT GRIP 2 Factory fork and Fox DPX2 shock. There’s also 1×11 Shimano XT, SRAM Guide RE Brakes and DT Swiss M1700 wheels with Maxxis Minion and DHRII rubber.
The Sommet is a bike we’ve spent plenty of race time on over the years, not least a bit of Enduro World Series racing. The Vitus Sommet has 27.5″ wheels and, unlike the 29’er, is available in alloy and carbon options.
The Sommet CRX has a carbon frame and comes with a 170mm Fox build with Fox 36 FIT GRIP 2 Factory fork and Fox DPX2 shock. There’s also SRAM Code brakes, 1×11 Shimano XT shifting and DT Swiss E1700 Spline 30 wheels with Maxxis rubber.
The Sommet CRS is another carbon number but is the RockShox version. This one comes with 1x 12 GX Eagle, a Lyric Charger 2 RC fork, Super Delux R shock and WTB wheels.
There’s two alloy Sommets in the 2019 Vitus Bikes collection – the Sommet VR is the top dog and is built with a 170mm RockShox Yari Charger RC fork, Super Delux R shock, 1x 12 Eagle drive train, Guide RE brakes and WTB wheels.
2019 Vitus Sentier hardtails
… and last but not least, the Vitus Sentier is a do-loads-of-stuff, fun angles hardtail with an alloy frame and two wheel size options.
The Sentier 27 VRX is the top 27.5″ version and has a RS Revelation fork with 140mm travel, 2.6″ Schwalbe tyres, Deore 1×11, BrandX dropper and XT brakes.
The Sentier 29 VR has a 140mm RS Sektor RL fork, 1×11 Shimano SLX, Magic Marys but no dropper.
We’re looking forward to getting a few of Vitus’ 2019 bikes in to test in the next couple of months.
To check out the complete range you can visit VitusBikes.com.