Sea Otter is one of the best places for spotting unreleased bikes, and this year is no exception. This one from Vitus isn't exactly sneaky - note the 'prototype' on the top tube - but it is something new from the British consumer-direct brand, so we stopped by to learn a bit more.
This raw aluminum bike is in its final stages of development and will be a 140mm trail bike that rolls on either 29" or 27.5" wheels - customer's choice. It looks noticeably different from Vitus's current 140mm bike, the Mythique, thanks to the now-straight top tube, but there are a few other key differences, too. For one thing, Vitus opted to use a metric trunnion shock and spec a UDH on this latest bike. It's also slacker than any trail bike Vitus has made in the past with a 65.5° head tube angle and a steeper (but unspecified) effective seat tube angle.
This prototype uses the same Horst Link suspension layout as the rest of the Vitus full suspension lineup.
Details are still scarce, but despite supply chain disruption, Vitus expects to release the new bike this fall. Stay tuned for more information.
Sean “King” Kelly rode them through the 80’s. No rider more bad ass than him road or mountain. @likeittacky:
Somebody piss in your Cheerios this morning?
Check out the forums: you'll see this default everywhere, and it's a huge disappointment for me and for hundreds of "trustful" purchasers.
Actually, this is a common default, and there's no use changing the bushing 'cos you can't change them: they are cast in the lower legs!!! So this is a shitty disposable fork, and the only solution Fox proposes is to replace the lower legs for Fox 34's, nothing less, and they ask 200€ for that.
So yeah: Marzoshit
...but also options for color anno. That thing in forest green anno would be spectacular.
S come out different. It looks ropey.
The Mythique came and went just a few days ago.
Curious to see how it’s reviewed, and the price point it actually hits.
Vitus prices went up even in Switzerland after the brexit. I was close to get one Escarpe but the price bump was not negligible…