Substance VRS 1 Adventure Road Bike

Substance VRS 1 Adventure Road Bike - £1,249.99

The Substance is the bike that will go anywhere you point it; on whatever road surface you choose.

Launched in 2019 with a T6-6061 double butted aluminium frame and carbon fork designed to take both 700c and 650b wheels & tyres, the possibilities are endless. This Substance takes inspiration from its carbon and steel siblings, delivered in a more affordable package...equally as capable and delivered with superb value

Featuring a tapered headtube, and full carbon forks, the Substance aluminium is born tough. This bike is made for adventure, or dependable and comfortable riding, whether that’s your daily commute or weekend spin. With the addition of mounts for luggage, mud guards and multiple bottles it’s also capable of the biggest bike packing or touring adventures. 

The Substance VRS-1 is fitted with SRAM’s Apex 1 hydraulic groupset, giving you a gear range that can copy with any terrain. X-Sync technology from the chainset and a Roller Bearing Clutch on the rear mech means your chain will always stay firmly planted, whatever the adventure. 

The Substance VRS-1 is fitted with WTB ST Light i23 TCS rims, laced to Alex Bear Pawl hubs, and fitted with big volume WTB Venture TCS 47mm tyres. We believe 650b is the future of adventure cycling, the large outer diameter keeps your wheels rolling over bumps, whilst the added tyre volume allows you to adjust pressures depending on the terrain for grip, comfort and luggage weight. The Wheels and tyres are tubeless ready, so just install the supplied valves and add sealant if you want to run tubeless. 

Finishing kit is made up of a Vitus 6061 aluminium handlebar, stem and seat post. The handlebars feature a flat top section for added comfort on and off road, with the Substance CRS-1 featuring a 16-degree bar flare. The bike is finished with a Vitus saddle with Ti rails. 

Features:

High-Performance Adventure Gravel Bike

Aluminium Frame, Carbon Fork with multiple bottle/storage mounts.

Frame Material

T6-6061 Double Butted Aluminium

Wheel Size

650b fitted, compatiable with 700c

Groupset

SRAM Apex 1x11

Weight

Large: 10.1kg

£1,249.99

Substance VRS 1 Adventure Road Bike
Substance VRS 1 Adventure Road Bike
Substance VRS 1 Adventure Road Bike
Substance VRS 1 Adventure Road Bike
Substance VRS 1 Adventure Road Bike
Substance VRS 1 Adventure Road Bike
Substance VRS 1 Adventure Road Bike
Substance VRS 1 Adventure Road Bike
Substance VRS 1 Adventure Road Bike
Substance VRS 1 Adventure Road Bike
Substance VRS 1 Adventure Road Bike

Specifications

FRAMESubstance Double Butted Aluminium 6061 T-6

"Internal cable routing, Internal dropper post routing (external at BB),142 x 12mm rear end, mud-guard mounts, rack mounts, 3 bottle cage mounts, "

REAR HUB Alex Bear Claw

BRD-50412B, 10 Speed, 12 x 142mm, sealed bearings, CentreLock

FORKSUD carbon

Full carbon tapered steerer, 100 x 12mm, mud-guard mounts.

SPOKESWTB

N/A

CHAINSETSRAM Apex 1

XSYNC 40T 24MM Axle, Crank Lengths: XS:165mm S:170mm M:172.5mm L:172.5mm XL:175mm XXL:175mm

FRONT TYREWTB Venture 650b x 47 TCS Road Plus

Tan Sidewall, Dual DNA Compound, Lightweight Tubeless Casing, TCS Aramid Bead

BOTTOM BRACKETBSA Threaded

FSA 7420 ST 68mm

REAR TYREWTB Venture 650b x 47 TCS Road Plus

Tan Sidewall, Dual DNA Compound, Lightweight Tubeless Casing, TCS Aramid Bead

FRONT DERAILLEURN/A

N/A

FRONT BRAKESRAM Apex HRD

Cenrteline RT 160mm 6-BOLT Rotor

REAR DERAILLEURSRAM Apex

Long Cage

REAR BRAKESRAM Apex HRD

Cenrteline RT 160mm 6-BOLT Rotor

FRONT SHIFTERN/A

N/A

HANDLEBARSVITUS 6061 16° Flared Adventure

128mm drop x 77mm reach, XS:400mm S:400mm M:420mm L:420mm XL:440mm XXL:440mm

REAR SHIFTERSRAM Apex HRD

11spd

STEMVITUS 6061 Aluminium

3D Forged, bar bore 31.8mm, +/- 7 degrees, XS:80mm S:90mm M:90mm L:100mm XL:100mm XXL:110mm

CASSETTESRAM 1150-A1 10-42T

11spd

HEADSETACROS AiX-Low R3

tapered 1 1/8"- 1 1/2", upper bearing 41.8 / 28.6, lower bearing 52 / 40

CHAINSRAM PC1110

116 Links with Power Lock 11 speed

GRIPSVITUS

EVA cork

FRONT RIMWTB ST Light i23 TCS 2.0 650b

650b, 23mm inner diameter, 32 hole, Tubeless tape installed, Tubeless valves supplied

SADDLEVITUS

Ti-Rails

REAR RIMWTB ST Light i23 TCS 2.0 650b

650b, 23mm inner diameter, 32 hole, Tubeless tape installed, Tubeless valves supplied

SEATPOSTVITUS 6061 Aluminium

27.2mm x 350mm (300mm for XS and S), 12mm offset

FRONT HUBAlex Bear Claw

RD-50312F, 12 x 100mm, sealed bearings, CentreLock

SEATCLAMPVITUS

30mm

Geometry & Sizing

Measurement instructions for Vitus Sommet range

 

Frame Size XS S M L XL XXL
Rec. Rider Height (Imperial) 5' 0" - 5' 3" 5' 3" - 5' 6" 5' 6" - 5' 9" 5' 9" - 6' 0" 6' 0" - 6' 3" 6' 3" - 6' 5"
Rec. Rider Height (Metric) 155 - 163cm 163 - 170cm 170 - 178cm 178 - 185cm 185 - 192cm 192 - 200cm
Rec. Inside Leg (Imperial) 27" - 29" 28" - 29" 29" - 32" 32" - 34" 34" - 35" 35" - 37"
Rec. Inside Leg (Metric) 68 - 73cm 70 - 74cm 74 - 82cm 82 - 86cm 86 - 90cm 89 - 94cm
Seat Tube - CT 475mm 495mm 515mm 535mm 555mm 575mm
Seat Tube - CC 425mm 445mm 465mm 485mm 505mm 525mm
(A)Virtual TT 522mm 535mm 550mm 562mm 578mm 595mm
Front Centre 591.4mm 596.6mm 605.1mm 617.4mm 630.6mm 645.2mm
Wheelbase 1017.6mm 1022.9mm 1031.4mm 1043.8mm 1057.1mm 1071.7mm
(E)Headtube 112mm 127mm 144mm 154mm 173mm 184mm
Fork Rake 48mm 48mm 48mm 48mm 48mm 48mm
Fork Length 395mm 395mm 395mm 395mm 395mm 395mm
(B)HT Angle 70.6° 71.3° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.75°
(C)ST Angle 74.2° 74° 73.5° 73.5° 73.2° 73.2°
(D)Chainstay 436mm 436mm 436mm 436mm 440mm 440mm
BB Drop 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm
Crank length 165mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm
Tyre size 354mm 354mm 354mm 354mm 354mm 354mm
(F)Stack  534mm 551mm 568mm 577mm 595mm 606mm
(G)Reach 371mm 377mm 382mm 391mm 398mm 412mm

FAQs

  • Where can I buy Vitus Bikes?
  • You can buy Vitus bikes directly through our exclusive retailers Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles
  • Do your bikes come with Warranty?
  • 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.To see their warranty process check: CRC & Wiggle