Vitus Energie Carbon CR SRAM Rival cyclocross bike review

Joseph Delves Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:56 Top value cyclocross bike that won’t sell you short whether you race it, rag it, or ride it to work 4.5 / 5 £1600 From niche to mainstream - cyclocross bikes have outgrown the muddy off-season races they were originally designed for. With a couple of tweaks these strange beasts, part road bike, part mountain bike, can tackle a range of pursuits, from touring, to adventure racing, and even regular road work and commuting. Plenty of manufacturers have cottoned on to this, and it’s now rare to find the sort of purist-pleasing ‘cross bike likely to set Belgian hearts fluttering. Consequently the revamped Vitus Energie cyclocross bike range has plenty of nods towards the multi-use market, like broad tyres, tubeless wheels, and a gnarly looking fork. But these modern accoutrements are hung off a carbon frame with pretty race-like geometry. So how ...

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