The Vitus ZX-1 CR is Aero inspired, for maximum speed and efficiency.
Innovation is part of who we are, and the original ZX-1 was one of the first monocoque carbon fibre race bikes back when it launched in 1991. It took the scene by storm with advanced manufacturing methods that allowed designers to push the aerodynamic boundaries, creating a truly unique bike.
Today, the ZX-1 continues to be a performance race-ready road bike. Utilising Kamm Tail tube profiles, and an integrated fork and seat post, the Vitus designers have enhanced aerodynamics without compromise. An asymmetric and oversized BB386EVO BB helps to maximise drive and overall lateral stiffness. With the use of multiple carbon fibre layups, Vitus have maintained a balanced power transfer on the drive and non-drive sides of the bike whilst under pedalling load.
The ZX-1 features flat-mount brakes, and 12mm axles front and rear, with the wheels being kept securely in place with the Vitus aero thru-axles. These thru-axles feature a removable lever, which can be left in either wheel or removed for aero benefits.
The result is a comfortable race bike, that maintains stiffness and crosswind stability.
The UCI approved frameset has been raced by UCI Continental Pro cycling team Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother UK and featured heavily in breakaways at the 2019 Tour De Yorkshire, and stage wins in the UK’s Tour Series criterium series. Component specification across all ZX-1 models feature many parts raced by the team.
The ZX-1 Disc includes all the performance-orientated components of the Ultegra models and is fitted with the redesigned 2019 Shimano 105 R7000 11 speed groupset. This new development of 105 from Shimano adds some superb ‘trickle-down’ technology from the Dura Ace and Ultegra groupsets. One of the highlights being the new, smaller shapeshifters powering the 105 R7020 hydraulic flat mount disc brakes. In the gloss black finish, this new groupset looks fantastic.
The ZX-1 CR comes with Prime’s all-new Prime Attaquer Disc Tubeless Ready clincher wheels as standard, featuring slick graphics, and a very competitive weight. They are paired with the fast and reliable Schwalbe Pro One Microskin Tubeless 25c tyres.
The ZX-1 CR cockpit is built with Prime Doyene Aluminium bar and stem combo. Finished off with the award-winning Prologo Dimension saddle combining comfort, performance and lightness. The combination of a short nose and PAS system ensures comfort even in the aerodynamic position.
|Frame||ZX-1 Disc, UD Carbon T700|
|Forks||Integrated UD carbon|
|Chainset||Shimano 105 R7000 52/36T|
|Shifters||Shimano 105 R7000|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105 R7000|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105 R7000|
|Cassette||Shimano 105 R7000 11-28T|
|Rims||PRIME Attaquer Aluminium Disc Tubeless|
|Tyres||Schwalbe ONE Performance TLE 700c x 25|
|Front Brake||Shimano 105 R7000 Hydraulic|
|Rear Brake||Shimano 105 R7000 Hydraulic|
|Handlebars||Prime Doyene Aluminium|
|Stem||Prime Doyene Aluminium|
|Seatpost||VITUS ZX-1 Aero|
|Seatclamp||VITUS ZX-1 Aero|