Cyclocross

Vitus Energie Carbon 2020 cyclocross bike range – BikeRadar.com


Vitus has reworked its Energie Carbon cyclocross race bike for 2020 with a three-model range starting at £1,699 and topping out with a £2,999 build using SRAM’s Force eTap AXS wireless groupset.

Paint and graphics aside, the Energie’s frame remains the same High-Modulus T700 carbon fibre chassis as last year’s bike. That means a thru-axle at the rear and front wheels, and internal cable routing for snag-free shouldering.

Unusually for a race bike, the frame is full of practical touches, including two bottle cage mounts, a removable front derailleur mount (included) and the fixings for a rack and mudguards.

Combine that with the generous tyre clearance around the tubeless-ready 33mm Vee tyres and we’d be surprised if many of this bike’s customers end up using this bike for commuting or gravel riding.

Vitus Energie Carbon 2020 range overview

Vitus Energie CRX eTap

The range-topping bike wears SRAM’s Force eTap AXS wireless groupset.
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  • £2,999.99 / €3,499.99 / $4,999.99
  • SRAM Force eTap AXS groupset
  • PRIME Black Edition 38 Carbon Disc XD-R Disc wheelset
  • SRAM Force eTap AXS D1 HRD hydraulic disc brakes
  • Vee XCX 700c x 33, Skinwall Synthesis TLR Tubeless Ready tyres
  • 8.34kg (Size M)

Vitus Energie CRX

The Vitus Energie CRX sits in the middle of the range and is built around SRAM’s Force groupset.
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  • £2,299.99 / €2,599.99 / $2,799.99
  • SRAM Force 1 groupset
  • PRIME Pro Alloy Disc wheelset
  • SRAM Force HRD hydraulic disc brakes
  • Vee XCX 700c x 33, Skinwall Synthesis TLR Tubeless Ready tyres
  • 8.21kg (Size M)

Vitus Energie CR

The cheapest way onto a carbon Vitus Energie is with the £1,699.99 / €1,999.99 / $2,199.99 CR model.
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  • £1,699.99 / €1,999.99 / $2,199.99
  • SRAM Rival 1 groupset
  • SRAM Rival HRD hydraulic brakes
  • Alex CXD22 rims on Novatec sealed hubs
  • Vee XCX 700c x 33, Skinwall Synthesis TLR Tubeless Ready tyres
  • 8.96kg (Size L)