“Vitus, though, has come up with a frame that is not only carbon, but genuinely well designed and of impressive quality. In short, the new Zenium is a bike that riders wanting a faster ride will love and at a price point that’s simply incredible.” – Bikes ETC Magazine
The Vitus Zenium Carbon Disc has won “Best in Test” in this month’s edition of Bikes ETC Magazine for bikes under £1000.
The Zenium Carbon Disc – which is a revision of our aluminium Zenium – is new for 2019. We wanted to re-evaluate our ‘all-rounder’ carbon road bike proposition for 2019, with some added modern features, and we wanted to try and bring the bike to a lower price point to new audience.
We chose to go for a T700 UD carbon frame set, with ‘all-round’ geometry (not too racy and not too relaxed), to make the bike handle solidly in varying scenarios, whether the rider is commuting, criterium racing, club riding, or taking on a sportive of choice.
“When I first picked up the Zenium I didn’t pay much attention to the price or spec and just jumped on and rode it.
I was amazed how nimble and lively the bike felt. I hit a descent, straight away I had confidence from the great performing disc brakes. I loved the handling – it felt relaxed, yet precise so it seems to iron out the road surface but at the same time, goes exactly where you point it.
I would be happy to ride the Zenium on a cruise in the Peak District or throw it around a city centre crit.”
FRAME: T700 UD carbon fibre
FORK: Full UD carbon fibre
GROUPSET: Shimano Tiagra, 10 speed
BRAKES: TRP Spyre
CHAINSET: Shimano Tiagra, 50/34
CASSETTE: Shimano Tiagra, 11-28
HANDLEBAR: Vitus alloy
STEM: Vitus alloy
SADDLE: Vitus Endurance
SEAT-POST: Vitus alloy
WHEELS: Shimano RS170
TYRES: Vittoria Zaffiro, 700x28c (measured 29mm)
What an amazing first year for our new Zenium Carbon! But how do we make an award-winning bike even better you ask? For 2020 we have some cards up our sleeves, look out for more spec choices, stunning new artwork and one final announcement you’ll just have to wait for.