Vitus Substance CRS-1 Adventure Road Bike 2020


This adventure ride from Vitus offers comfort, efficiency and style while features a carbon fibre frame and fork, SRAM Apex 1×11 drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes.

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This adventure ride from Vitus offers comfort, efficiency and style while features a carbon fibre frame and fork, SRAM Apex 1×11 drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes. This Substance is built to be the essence of gravel riding, bike packing and touring and provides the versatility required to excel in every scenario, for every adventure, over all terrains.

Large Volume Tyres for Exceptional Rolling Efficiency and Grip

Engineered to provide ample tyre clearance for larger volume tyres and is compatible with both 700c and 650b wheels. Should you require the utmost efficiency and rolling performance for cycling long-distance tours on the road or for exploring far from the beaten track, this bike can be setup to be optimised for whatever you’re your expedition entails.

Strong, Lightweight and Functional Carbon Fibre Frameset

This carbon-built adventure steed is strong, lightweight and easy to steer through whatever your journey presents. Plus, it features mounts for luggage carriers, mud guards, multiple water bottles while its modern geometry ensures you have the greatest sitting position and pedalling efficiency possible.

SRAM Apex 1×11 Drivetrain and Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Powering you along with sensational efficiency and smooth gear shifting is a SRAM Apex 1×11 drivetrain, including a wide-ration 11-42T cassette and hydraulic disc brakes. This gear-set enables you to rocket up the steepest climbs, pedal with pace on of off-road and provides a gear everywhere from days on the trails to long-distance spinning the open road. Plus, it’s equipped with hydraulic disc brakes to keep your momentum in check through all weather conditions and enables you to scrub speed precisely when needed.

WTB SpeedTerra TCS 650b Wheels and WTB Venture Tyres

Rolling with speedy pace, dependability and style, this Substance model travels aboard 650b WTB SpeedTerra TCS wheels and 47mm-wide WTB Venture tyres. This wheel/tyre due is Tubeless Ready and can easily be converted to the faster rolling, higher-grip and immensely reliable Tubeless standard using the valves supplied, all you must do is fit the valves and add your preferred tubeless sealant. And, since these tyres are large-volume, you can adjust air pressures to see significant benefits for terrain grip, luggage weight and comfort.

Comfortable, Dependable and Lightweight Vitus Finishing Kit

This Substance CRS-1 Adventure Road Bike from Vitus provides exceptional comfort, efficiency and style with a low-weight and dependable build at its core. Designed and build for the greatest performance and reliability when touring, bike packing or commuting to and from work, this ride features a quality finishing kit from Vitus that ensures you always have superbly comfortable ride. It’s equipped with a flat top section aluminium handlebar, stem and seatpost for the utmost comfort and control, while a supportive saddle from Vitus completes this journey-companions build perfectly.


  • Frame: Substance Carbon UD T700 Internal cable routing, 142 x 12mm rear end, mud-guard mounts, rack mounts, 3 bottle cage mounts
  • Fork: UD Carbon, Full Carbon tapered steerer, 100 x 12mm, mud-guard mounts. Utility mounts (bottle cage or rack)
  • Headset: FSA NO.42, tapered 1 1/8″- 1 1/2″, 45°/45° upper bearing 41.8 / 28.6, lower bearing 36 / 45
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM BB-GXP-A1 Road 68mm, BSA Threaded
  • Handlebar: Vitus 6061 16° Flared Adventure, 128mm drop x 77mm reach
  • Stem: Vitus 6061 Aluminium 3D Forged, bar bore 31.8mm, +/- 7 degrees
  • Bar Tape: Vitus EVA cork
  • Wheelset: WTB SpeedTerra TCS 2.0 650b, XD Driver, Tubeless tape installed, Tubeless valves supplied
  • Tyres: WTB Venture 650b x 47 TCS Road Plus, Tan Sidewall, Dual DNA Compound, Lightweight Tubeless Casing, TCS Aramid Bead
  • Chain: SRAM PC1110, 116 Links with Power Lock 11-Speed
  • Crankset: SRAM Apex 1, X-Sync 40T
  • Brakes: SRAM Apex HRD
  • Rotors: Centreline RT 160mm 6-Bolt Rotor
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Apex long cage, 11-Speed
  • Shifter: SRAM Apex HRD
  • Cassette: SunRace CSRX8 11-42T, 11-Speed
  • Saddle: Vitus
  • Seat Post: Vitus 6061 Aluminium, 12mm offset
  • Seatclamp: Vitus 30mm
  • Axles: Vitus 12mm Thru-Axles
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