Vitus Mountain bikes any good? Anyone got one?
I had a 2013 Vitus Vee 29er. It was fun. The price has been £290-ish since they came out, so they are not discounted at all. Plus, as mentioned, Vitus is owned by CRC. As you will find out if you email Vitus direct, as you will get a response from CRC tech dept.
Anyway, it’s perfectly capable of bridleways, (flat/non-rocky) singletrack and whatnot, some say you need to change the gearing if going off road, but just stand up and stomp if needed. If you are going to use it off road, you may get sore arms, as the hi-tensile is very…well…hi-tensile 8) I found dropping tyre pressure helped a lot to smooth things a little bit.
As a short range commuter / pub bike / popping the shops tool it is fine. Everything is bolted on as well, so hopefully would deter thieves.
I did a couple of 40-50mile rides on it with no probs, though.
Posted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
Yes Core you do, well I can on an adjustable chainstay bike.
Whether you want a short or long chainstay is a different thing.
Shorter chainstay = nimbler handling, long chainstay = more stability
WhatMTB reviewed the Escarpe 29er, though these reviews are usually on there website ASAP, this one hasn’t. They said was a good spec for the money (with rrp £1900, though it appeared at a discounted £1700, so at £1200 it’s really good 😀 ), a fast machine that’s not all that nimble but will blast though anything you throw at it.
A 140mm 29er that will charge though anything you point it at, sounds good if you have the right (lumpy/steep) terrain IMO.
I keep looking at it especially as it’s gotten cheaper, but want something with shorter travel that’s nimbler.. hense the Whyte T-129 is the current object of my desires.Posted 4 years agopatricksingletrackMember
Review of the Vitus Vee-1 29er herePosted 4 years ago
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