Tech Support / FAQ

Do you have torque Settings for your Suspension Frames?

Yes, all our bikes will come with all suspension and linkage bolts torqued to the correct settings however we recommend you check these from time to time. Using a torque wrench follow the recommended settings for your frame platform listed below;

Sommet 2018-2020
E-Sommet 2018-2020
E-Escarpe 2020
Escarpe 2018-2020
Mythique 2020
Dominer 2019-2020


Does my bike come with pedals?

Yes, when you purchase a Vitus bike through one of our retailer partners they will be supplied with a set of plastic pedals to get you going.

How will my bike arrive?

All Vitus bikes purchased from our retail partners Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles are given a PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection) so that there is minimal set up required when your new bike arrives. To find out more details on this please visit our retail partners website;

Chain Reaction Cycles - How my bike arrives.

Wiggle - How my bike arrives.

Can I get a vitus bike in my country?

Vitus bikes are available world wide through our exclusive retail partners Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles. For a full list of countries our retailes ship too please check out the shipping guidance on our retailers websites.

Wiggle Delivery Information

Chain Reaction Cycles Delivery Information

Do You Ship E-Bikes Worldwide?

Currently our retail partners only ship E-Bikes to the UK and Europe. We are working hard alongside our retailers to open this up to more countries in the future.

Does my bike come with Warranty?

We believe in the quality of our bikes. This is why we offer a 5-year warranty on all our frames. On top of that we also offer an extended 2-year warranty on all components excluding wear and tear items such as bearings, brake pads, chains & cassettes etc. Our Warranty policy applies to the original owner and processed by our exclusive retail partners.

I have chip marks on my chainstay, why?

 This is most likely caused by either ‘chain slap’ or ‘chain suck’ 

‘Chain slap’ is when the chain has bounced up and down on rough terrain and made contact with the chain stay, which may damage paintwork. If using Shimano, ensure your ‘clutch’ is activated on the mech as this makes a massive difference to controlling the chain. We recommend ensuring the high-risk area along the top of the chain stay is covered by the frame protection supplied with the bike, however riders riding rough terrain on Enduro or DH trails may require additional protection. Some of our pro riders looking for a silent bike use a widely available stick on rubber product called 3M Mastic tape. We also recommend keeping the chain clean and using only light or dry lube when used with a narrow-wide chainring to ensure the drivetrain is working efficiently. You could also be seeing the effects of chain suck –  

Please refer to the FAQ on chain suck for more detail on the causes and how to avoid chain suck. 

I am experiencing chain suck on my bike, why?

This may occur when the chain fails to disengage from the teeth of a chainring, by sticking to the tooth of the chainring as it continues to turn and wrapping back up and between the chainring and chain stay. We recommend keeping the chain clean and using only light or dry lube when used with a narrow-wide chainring. There is a possibility that if you pedal backward in 1st gear, the chain may drop to 3rd or 4th gear leading to chain suck, also if the B Tension adjustment is not correct, this jamming issue becomes worse. This may lead to damaged jockey wheel teeth and damage to CS yoke. We recommend that you try and avoid repeated back pedaling especially in 1st gear, always selecting a gear that matches your speed. This way if you must pedal backward to clear an obstacle, your chain is less likely to drop out the cassette. 

When I back pedal in 1st gear my chain drops, why?

This is common on bikes that have 1X gearing and large range cassette (46T+). If you repeatedly back pedal, the angle on the chain is such that the chain may drop down the cassette to 3rd or 4th gear. The chain will then lose tension and if you back pedal more, the chain may bunch up near the chainring and drop between the chainring and the frame (known as ‘chain suck’). 

1st gear should be used when climbing steep terrain and we recommend that when trail riding you should change gears as you build some speed, so you are in a ‘useful’ gear relative to your rolling speed.  

Can I fit a chain guide on my Vitus Mythique?

Currently this is not an option, however the Vitus team have recognised this, and our in-house engineers are fast tracking the development of one. We already have a rapid printed prototypes in test and we will update on release date soon. 


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