The ZX-1 TEAM eTap AXS 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 maximize drive and overall lateral stiffness. With the use of multiple carbon fibre layups, Vitus has 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 TEAM eTap Disc is directly inspired by the race-winning bikes of Vitus Pro Cycling, with the same striking, metallic red paint job and raw carbon graphics. This race bike is fitted with SRAM’s new ForceTap AXS HRD 12 speed groupset as used on the team’s training bikes. It gives you every possible benefit from a wireless electronic groupset- modern gearing, advanced chain management, and easy personalization.
Wireless electronic shifting and hydraulic disc braking offers the best of both worlds at this advanced level. The Force eTap AXS rear derailleur capitalizes on X-Range gearing technology for enhanced range and chain management. Carbon cranks and SRAM’s new Flattop chain make this one of the most exciting new bikes in the Vitus range.
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. Working seamlessly with the SRAM eTap AXS HRD groupset, the Black Edition 50’s use an XD-R freehub body, allowing for the 12 speed SRAM cassette with 10 tooth cog.
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.
The ZX-1 Team e-Tap is 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 an aerodynamic position.
|Frame||ZX-1 Disc, UD Carbon T700|
|Forks||Integrated UD carbon|
|Chainset||SRAM Force Carbon - 48/36t|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB|
|Shifters||SRAM Force eTap AXS Hydraulic|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Force eTap AXS D1|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Force eTap AXS D1|
|Chain||SRAM Force D1|
|Rims||PRIME Black Edition 50 Carbon Disc Tubeless|
|Tyres||Schwalbe ONE Performance TLE 700c x 25|
|Front Brake||SRAM Force eTap AXS D1 Hydraulic|
|Rear Brake||SRAM Force eTap AXS D1 Hydraulic|
|Handlebars||Prime Primavera Aluminium|
|Stem||Prime Doyene Aluminium|
|Seatpost||VITUS ZX-1 Aero|
|Seatclamp||VITUS ZX-1 Aero|