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Description

Revised and updated for 2013, meet the all-new sportive-inspired Dark Plasma VR.

Designed and developed by Vitus Bikes and Chainreactioncycles.com to meet the needs of the endurance rider, the Dark Plasma VR is built with all-day comfort in mind.
Feel for yourself the benefits of a high-performance carbon frame – attack the steepest ascents head-on; descend with confidence and control, and cross the finish line ready for more.

T700 HM-UD carbon frame – 950g frame weight
Our lightweight high-modulus uni-directional carbon frames are manufactured using T700 HM-UD carbon, with semi-sloping geometry for endurance riding comfort.
We have updated our frame specifications to include a cut out on the seatstay bridge which adds a little more vertical compliance for increased rider comfort and reduced road vibration through the seatstays. This will benefit sportive and endurance riders who value long-distance comfort over increased stiffness.

Shimano 105/FSA groupset
Shimano 105 5700 shifters and derailleurs offer crisp, effortless shifting while an FSA Gossamer Pro compact chainset with 50t x 34t rings and a 12t-25t cassette provide a gear ratio that will see you over the steepest of hills with relative ease. A Vitus chain catcher comes as standard on our carbon models to reduce the risk of damaging the frame in the event of an overshift on the chainrings.

Finishing kit
FSA bars, stem and seatpost provide lightweight, race-proven components inspiring faith and confidence in this Gran Fondo-inspired steed.
Trusted Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels offer lightweight performance and snappy accelerations, while Schwalbe Lugano tyres will keep you rolling along with impeccable handling and predictability urging you to push your boundaries on every turn.

Specification


FrameHigh-modulus T700 HM-UD carbon
ForksHigh-modulus T700 HM-UD carbon
Shock
ChainsetFSA Gossamer Pro compact MegaExo
Bottom Bracket
ShiftersShimano 105 5700
Front DerailleurShimano 105 5700
Rear DerailleurShimano 105 5700
CassetteShimano Tiagra
ChainShimano Tiagra
Rims
Front HubMavic
Rear HubMavic
Spokes
TyresSchwalbe Lugano PP
Front BrakeFSA Gossamer
Rear BrakeFSA Gossamer
HandlebarsFSA Omega compact
StemFSA OS-190
HeadsetFSA Orbit C-33
SaddleVitus
SeatpostFSA SL-250
SeatclampAlloy
Weight8.2kg (54cm)

Size

Size (cm) 48cm 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
Rec. Rider Height (ins)
Rec. Rider Height (cm)
Rec. Inside Leg (ins)
Rec. Inside Leg (cm)
Seat Tube Length 450mm 465mm 480m 500mm 520mm 540mm 560mm
Top Tube Length
Effective Top Tube 510mm 523mm 535mm 547mm 558mm 570mm 585mm
Reach
Chainstay Length 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm
Head tube Length 118mm 125mm 130mm 140mm 147mm 155mm 172mm
Head Tube Angle 72° 72.5° 73° 73° 73° 73° 73°
Seat Tube Angle 75° 74.3° 73.8° 73.5° 73° 73° 73°
Bottom Bracket Drop 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm
Wheelbase 968.19mm 970.18mm 972.77mm 981.82mm 987.84mm 999.64mm 1008.25mm
Seat Post Diameter 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm
Bottom Bracket 68mm BSA 68mm BSA 68mm BSA 68mm BSA 68mm BSA 68mm BSA 68mm BSA
Headset IS41/28.6 |  IS47/32 IS41/28.6 |  IS47/32 IS41/28.6 |  IS47/32 IS41/28.6 |  IS47/32 IS41/28.6 |  IS47/32 IS41/28.6 |  IS47/32 IS41/28.6 |  IS47/32
Front Mech Braze on Braze on Braze on Braze on Braze on Braze on Braze on
Rear Axle 10mm x 130mm QR 10mm x 130mm QR 10mm x 130mm QR 10mm x 130mm QR 10mm x 130mm QR 10mm x 130mm QR 10mm x 130mm QR
Frame Material T700 HM-UD Carbon T700 HM-UD Carbon T700 HM-UD Carbon T700 HM-UD Carbon T700 HM-UD Carbon T700 HM-UD Carbon T700 HM-UD Carbon
Fork Material T700 HM-UD Carbon T700 HM-UD Carbon T700 HM-UD Carbon T700 HM-UD Carbon T700 HM-UD Carbon T700 HM-UD Carbon T700 HM-UD Carbon

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