Vitus Dominer

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
7, 10
Weight
38.6 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Vitus Dominer. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

13 reasons to buy

  • The Vitus Dominer is a downhill-specific bike. It has 200mm of travel in the front and rear.
  • Wide 780mm-800mm Nukeproof handlebars provide riders with stability on descents.
  • Vitus makes the bike compatible with a coil or air shock.
  • The long reach on the Dominer gives riders the ability to shift their weight for greater control and stability.
  • Testers found it easy to fine-tune the suspension setup with both a fork and shock from RockShox included in each build.
  • Maxxis tires offer riders plenty of traction for descending loose or wet trails.
  • The threaded bottom bracket is easy to maintain.
  • The Dominer is more affordable than other downhill bikes.
  • Vitus includes a chain guide tab to keep the chain on track riding rough terrain.
  • The bike is set up tubeless-ready. This allows riders to run lower pressures and prevents frequent flats.
  • The SRAM brakes are extremely responsive and work well.
  • Sizes small through extra-large allow most adult riders the ability to utilize this downhill shredder.
  • Vitus specs the Dominer with a 7-speed SRAM or 10-speed Shimano downhill-specific drivetrain.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Vitus Dominer’s frame does not have a protective finish. The frame can easily become damaged.
  • The bike is heavy at almost 40lbs.
  • Testers experienced kickback in the rear with the coil shock build.
  • Chain slap occurred frequently on the Dominer.

Bottom line

The Vitus Dominer is a downhill-specific beast. It is affordable with an aluminum frame. Vitus uses Nukeproof's saddle, handlebars, and stem on it. The bike is heavy at over 38lbs. All builds come with a downhill-specific drivetrain. The bike does well to cushion blows from drops and rough terrain. Some experts note kickback can be an issue when riding the bike with a coil shock. Chain slap is another annoyance testers identified on the bike, despite Vitus's inclusion of a chain guide.

Expert Reviews

80/100 based on 1 expert reviews
80

Vitus Dominer Review

Like most DH bikes in this price bracket, the frame is made from 6061 aluminium alloy.

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RideWithSharn

My Casual Attempt at a Vitus Dominer DH Downhill Bike Zee Review + Some Specs

I’m really happy with this bike.

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User Ratings

93/100 based on 3 ratings
  • 5 star
    67%
  • 4 star
    33%
  • 3 star
    0%
  • 2 star
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Rankings

Compared to other bikes
#31 Best Mountain
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#3 Best Downhill
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#5 Best Vitus Bike
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#146 Best of All Bikes
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