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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on Vitus Energie. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
18 reasons to buy
- The value-for-money of this rig blew reviewers away.
- The Energie loved cyclocross, gravel and winter commutes.
- Reviewers agreed that the Energie was rapid when thrashed.
- Responsive and immediate handling aided sharp changes in direction.
- The wide, tapered steerer was extra stiff under steering and braking loads.
- Pearlescent colors in gold and emerald were highly shmick.
- Owners reported that the Energie stayed comfortable on long rides
- The frame was stiff, sturdy and shaped with carrying in mind.
- Decent quality was evident across all components.
- Geometry angles and tubing lengths were well thought-out.
- Maximum clearance is for tires at 700x45c, 29×2.1 or 650bx50c.
- Wide tires made for a comfortable ride on a stiff frame.
- On Force models, their 1x groupset shifted positively and dutifully.
- Experts said this rig was reasonably lightweight and easy to shoulder.
- Integrated fender mounts made mudproofing easy.
- An ‘extras’ pack included useful tools and accessories.
- The Energie is readily adapted to a 2x setup with a front derailleur.
- WTB Cross Boss 35mm tires handled most offroad situations and resisted punctures well.
4 reasons not to buy
- One reviewer felt gearing lacked a top-end for faster gravel or road-riding.
- The alloy seatpost could be replaced with something more forgiving.
- Build quality from one retailer could be very poor.
- One owner said that headset and bottom bracket bearings wore out quickly.
Expert Reviews90/100 based on 3 expert reviews
Vitus Energie CRX
Overall, the Vitus Energie CRX is one hell of a package for the money, and it is a great bike to ride too, whether you’re racing or just playing around off the beaten track.
Vitus Energie Carbon CR SRAM Rival Cyclocross Bike
With a very good carbon frame, great wheels and top groupset… it’s an amazing package at a great price. And definitely ready to get loose.
Vitus Energie VR Cyclocross Bike
It’s fantastic fun to ride and I don’t doubt for a moment it’s ability to make you grin from ear to ear on either the race track or… an over night bike packing weekender.
Six of the best – SRAM build bikes
You might want to trim some weight somewhere, but for less than a grand (£) it’s really hard to complain.
Vitus Energie Cyclo X
Absolutely ideal if you’re looking to dip your toe into the muddy puddle of cyclocross for the first time.