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We review the features that could make the Vitus Vitesse Evo CRI Ultegra Di2 the next addition to your race stable.
vitus vitesse
Best for...
Serious racing and nimble hill climbing
UD Carbon, 130mm QR
UD Carbon, tapered steerer
Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, 36-52/11x30t
Shimano Ultegra R8070
Prime RR-38 carbon
Finishing kit
Ritchey Comp
Direct sales model gets you a lot for your money
Braking performance has been compromised for weight.

The lightest bike in the Vitus range, the Vitesse has been pitched as a pure-bred racing machine and is even certified by the UCI as being race-ready. That said Vitus claim that the carbon frame offers 'all day comfort' to tackle long stints in the saddle over rough roads.

Pretty much everything about the Vitesse Evo is designed for power transfer, from the stocky 386 EVO bottom bracket that allows a stiff and wide drive area, to the efficient and punchy Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain - just pop a button and the electronic gears buzz gently into the next cog. Our test model is a great way to access the world of Di2 gearing but the Vitesse nonetheless has the necessary internal routing to swap out for mechanically driven gearing, should you have a change of heart.

To save a bit of weight over its disk equipped brothers this model comes with calliper brakes which, being Ultegra are superb and functional but aren't a patch on disk brakes for consistency or power. If this is more important to you than outright weight and nimble climbing, then consider the other options in the Vitesse range, such as the CRI Disc Di2 which comes in at £3200.

Verdict: A seriously quick and nimble road bike at a great price

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