Vitus Zenium

95/100
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20.72 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

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

11 reasons to buy

  • Shifting with the Shimano 105 groupset was a satisfying experience.
  • Shimano RS170 wheels withstood messed-up city streets.
  • The VR’s precise handling was complimented by experts.
  • Power transfer was described as direct.
  • Shimano BR-RS505 hydraulic brake action was ‘perfect’ in dry and wet conditions.
  • Owners said the VR’s pearlescent green sheen ‘popped’ under sunlight.
  • Thru-axles kept the VR staunch.
  • 28c Continental Ultrasport II tires used extra width to float over broke streets.
  • Handlebar sweep was appreciated for its ergonomic comfort.
  • Pre-assembly from the retailer and / or manufacturer was lauded.
  • A satisfied cyclist said that bartape was “really nice and cushioned”.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Bartape on this rig has been called out for its scant width.
  • Some owners felt that the VR was carrying some surplus weight.
  • Some scratching was evident on a couple of new VRs. One had a small dent.
  • A tall buyer’s VR came underendowed with a short, 300mm seatpost.

Bottom line

Zenium VR Disc owners described this rig as both comfortable and lively. One hundred percent of owners that left reviews recommended this bike. It sports a high-quality aluminum frame and a carbon fork. This combination keeps things affordable and - by all reports from owners and experts – absorbs shocks and delivers a comfortable ride. Despite having an excellent Shimano 105 groupset, the manufacturers have kept the price low and resisted turning the Zenium into a flashy showpiece. It was described as tough, comfortable, fast and resilient on uneven city streets. As one owner said, “This bike makes me excited to get out and ride - and what more can you ask?”

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 1 expert reviews
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Vitus Zenium VR Disc review

Level 5 expert

…this is a thoroughly sorted bike…it doesn’t absorb the shocks from rough roads…It feels solid and accurate as you carve through a bend… spec is excellent if not mind-blowing and the ride is beyond reproach.

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User Ratings

96/100 based on 24 ratings
  • 5 star
    83%
  • 4 star
    17%
  • 3 star
    0%
  • 2 star
    0%
  • 1 star
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Top 20%
#1 Best Vitus Bike
Top 30%
#19 Best of All Bikes
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