The Vitus ZX-1 CRi 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 Vitus ZX-1 CRi Disc features the high-performance Shimano Ultegra R8050 11 speed electronic groupset and Ultegra hydraulic flat mount disc brakes. To maximise aerodynamics the Di2 junction box is hidden in the handlebar bar-end, for easy on the fly adjustments and a clean look. For performance and reliability, the Ultegra Di2 groupset is hard to beat.
Race-proven and UCI Approved, Prime Carbon Black Edition 50 tubeless-ready wheels feature a 50mm deep aero rim section. This is combined with a wider rim profile to create a more linear contour between the tyre and rim interface. Pairing these with Schwalbe One Performance RaceGuard Tubeless 25c tyres maximises aero gains and comfort.
The cockpit utilises Prime’s new Primavera aluminium aero handlebars, inspired by the extremely popular carbon version raced by Vitus Pro Cycling. The bars feature the same aggressive aerodynamic shape with a large flat ‘wing’ aero top section and internal cable routing. The performance-orientated 3D forged, and CNC machined, Prime Doyenne aero stem, adds sleek design and features an integrated aero top cap.
|Frame||ZX-1 Disc, UD Carbon T700|
|Forks||Integrated UD carbon|
|Chainset||Shimano Ultegra R8000 52/36T|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra R8000 Di2|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000 Di2|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000 Di2|
|Cassette||Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-28T|
|Rims||PRIME Black Edition 50 Carbon Disc Tubeless|
|Tyres||Schwalbe ONE Performance TLE 700c x 25|
|Front Brake||Shimano Ultegra R8000 Hydraulic|
|Rear Brake||Shimano Ultegra R8000 Hydraulic|
|Handlebars||Prime Primavera Aluminium|
|Stem||Prime Doyene Aluminium|
|Seatpost||VITUS ZX-1 Aero|
|Seatclamp||VITUS ZX-1 Aero|