Vitus Substance CRS-2 Adventure Road Bike 2020


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Designed and built to provide an efficient, comfortable and versatile adventure cycling experience, this carbon frame and fork equipped tourer from Vitus has all you need for riding anywhere. Engineered for superb compatibility with either 700c or 650b wheels, this ride offers you the option to use 700c wheels for greater efficiency on longer-distance tours or 650b wheels and larger-volume tyres to get more grip and handling responsiveness when riding off-road.

Modern Geometry Carbon Frame and Fork

Created to dominate any route, terrain and challenge, this formidable journey-companion features a carbon frame and fork with a tapered headtube that provides lightweight, strong and easy to steer performance. Plus, it features modern geometry, mounts for luggage carriers and mud guards and multiple water bottle cages, this ultimate adventure bike is equipped and prepared for the longest and most demanding bike packing and touring explorations.

Shimano GRX 2×11-Speed Drivetrain and Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Powered by a sensationally dependable and high-performance Shimano GRX 2×11-Speed drivetrain with hydraulic disc brakes. This gravel-specific gear-transmission provides a gear for the steepest hills, for pedalling comfort on long off-road adventures and ensures you get the utmost efficiency with every pedal-rotation. It glides through its gear range with exceptional smoothness and the greatest reliability to get you up to speed fast and keeps going on and on. Plus, this Substance model is equipped with hydraulic disc brakes for reliable and confidence-inspiring stopping power in all weathers.

WTB SpeedTerra 650b Tubeless Wheels and WTB Byway Tyres

This adventure-steed from Vitus rolls upon WTB SpeedTerra 650b Tubeless wheels and large volume WTB Byway TCS 47mm wide tyres. This wheel/tyre combo provides immense rolling speeds and phenomenal grip over the most demanding terrains and can easily be setup to run Tubeless. And, its large tyre volume enables you to adjust air pressures depending on the terrain for grip, luggage weight and comfort.

Easy to Setup Tubeless for Greater Rolling, Grip and Comfort

Easy to setup tubeless, Vitus has supplied you with Tubeless Valves, so you all you must do if wanting to run Tubeless is to install the valves and add your preferred sealant. Using a tubeless setup with an adventure bike is a superb option as it gives greater grip and faster rolling at a significantly reduced weight while eliminating the possibility of punctures and pinch-flats.

Functional and Stylish Vitus Finishing Kit

Setting new standards for reliability, cycling efficiency, comfort and style, this Vitus Substance CRS-2 Adventure Road Bike is your next ultimate journey companion. It’s equipped with an aluminium handlebar, stem and seatpost from Vitus and for enhanced comfort when riding on or off-road the handlebar has a flat top section and a saddle from Vitus rounds-out out this excellent finishing kit.


  • 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: Shimano SM-BBR60 68mm, BSA Threaded
  • Handlebar: Vitus 6061 3° 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, Tubeless tape installed, Tubeless valves supplied
  • Tyres: WTB Byway 650b x 47 TCS Road Plus, Tan Sidewall, Dual DNA Compound, Lightweight Tubeless Casing, TCS Aramid Bead
  • Chain: KMC X-11 116 Links, 11 speed
  • Crankset: Shimano GRX 600 RX600 46-30T
  • Brakes: Shimano GRX 600/400 Hydraulic, GRX 600 levers, GRX 400 Calipers
  • Rotors: 160mm 6-Bolt
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano GRX 810, Band-On FD-RX810
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano GRX 810, 11-Speed, Shadow-Plus
  • Shifters: Shimano GRX 600
  • Cassette: Shimano HG 70011 11-34T, 11-Speed
  • Saddle: Vitus
  • Seat Post: Vitus 6061 Aluminium, 27.2mm x 350mm
  • Seatclamp: Vitus, 30mm
  • Axles: Vitus 12mm Thru-Axles
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