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Video just in: Vitus Energie

Check out this £1,000 aluminium cyclocross/ all-rounder with a SRAM Apex 1 Hydro groupset

The latest box to get dropped off here at road.cc contained the £999.99 Vitus Energie, an aluminium cyclo-cross bike that looks like it has plenty to offer on the road too.

There are four models in the Energie range, three of them built around the same 6061-T6 alloy frame. The Energie CR (£849.99) is equipped with a Shimano Tiagra groupset, then there’s the straight Energie that we have here, equipped with a SRAM Apex 1 Hydro groupset. 

The Energie VR (£1,199.99) has a SRAM Rival 1 Hydro groupset, and at the top of the range there’s the Energie Pro (£1,649.99) with a T700 carbon-fibre frame and a SRAM Rival 1 Hydro groupset. Each of the models comes with a T700 carbon-fibre fork.

Vitus sees the Energie as a cyclocross race bike, a winter training bike or an all-season commuter. It’s intended to be versatile, then.

Of the cyclocross bikes that we’ve reviewed here on road.cc lately, the closest in price to the Vitus is the Ridley X-Bow 10 Disc (below) at £1,199.99. 

Ridley X-Bow 10 Disc - riding 1.jpg

Our reviewer Ed Mason saw the Ridley X-Bow 10 as a good entry-level cyclo-cross racer that could easily be used for commuting as well.

“Solid 'cross racer with decent versatility on the other side of the tape, but with a high weight and price,” he said.

Our man Dave Atkinson is reviewing the Vitus Energie and he’ll be back with a full report soon.

If you want more details in the meantime head over to the Vitus website

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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macrophotofly | 7 years ago
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Can we please have at least one photo of the bike as well as the video? Videos don't get through firewalls so this story is currently worthless

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iUpham | 7 years ago
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I'm liking these videos, keep em coming. Good audio quality too, even with the rain.

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drosco | 7 years ago
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Nice bike, not sure about the colour though.

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Alessandro replied to drosco | 7 years ago
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drosco wrote:

Nice bike, not sure about the colour though.

Agree that the green one is definitely a love it or hate bike but the Tiagra model in the blue looks much more appealing. I've been looking for a potential commuter-specific bike and I certainly think it looks decent. 

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drosco replied to Alessandro | 7 years ago
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AST1986 wrote:
drosco wrote:

Nice bike, not sure about the colour though.

Agree that the green one is definitely a love it or hate bike but the Tiagra model in the blue looks much more appealing. I've been looking for a potential commuter-specific bike and I certainly think it looks decent. 

 

Same. Am looking for a bike with discs and that can take mudguards for a 10 mile commute which takes in some gravelly pathways.

 

Others on my potential list are the Boardman CX team, Planet X full monty and Pinnacle Dolomite 5. It's amazing how much bike you can get for the money these days.

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