Here at Vitus we have a rich heritage of producing alloy bikes – having been at the forefront of bike construction with the Vitus 979 and 992 models over 30 years ago. Much has moved on since the days of lugged and bonded framesets, and like any brand we quickly moved to constructing bikes from carbon fiber. So what’s the all new Zenium SL about? Why would you choose an alloy bike over a carbon model?
We catch up with Vitus Bikes Brand Manager Simon Cordner to find out…
“At the heart of our R&D team we always love a challenge. Could we build a bike that could give our riders “Less for their money”? How light could we make an alloy frame whilst keeping it affordable?
These questions were thrown around the office for some months until eventually we agreed that we should produce an all new “Super Light” version of our ever popular Zenium range. What has resulted is a 1150gm frame which provides all the comfort of an alloy bike, combined with enough stiffness to make it race-ready .. and it’s a bit of a bargain!”
Reviewed in Cycling Weekly ( Vitus Zenium SL Pro CYCLING WEEKLY) the Zenium SL Pro was voted 10/10 and also given 94/100 by Cycling Active in their February 2015 Edition.
The new Zenium SL comes in two complete bike options as well as a frameset only option complete with a matching full carbon fork. With the builds combining full shimano groupsets, Fulcrum wheels and Vitus finishing kit – Vitus genuinely are providing riders with more for less .. or should that be less for less?
What’s even better news is that the Zenium SL is now available from £879.99 (Shimano 105) and £1169.99 (Shimano Ultegra) at www.chainreactioncycles.com/
“When we first set eyes on the Zenium SL PRO, we couldn’t help wondering whether Vitus had pushed things too far: could an alloy frame really do justice to the groupset on a bike at this price? The answer is yes, it can. This is a well-balanced package that you could ride all year round and in all conditions, and feel comfortable doing so.” Cycling Weekly February 2015