Vitus Zircon 0.2 - Just in

Spangly new trail hardtail in for review

Vitus have a deep rooted history in the world of road bikes. They're less well established in mountain bike circles, but released a line-up of knobbly-tyred bikes earlier this year, which are available exclusively from Chain Reaction Cycles.

The range consists of three hardtail models – the top-end carbon fibre Optimum, entry-level Nucleus, and mid-range Zircon. The recipe for this tough-but-light trail bike is simple; Vitus have chosen a lightweight aluminium frame, proven RockShox fork and brand-name parts.

Take a glance at the spec list for the Zircon 0.2 and you’ll discover that this bike is very well equipped. There's a RockShox Recon air fork up front with 120mm of travel, gearing is a 2x10 SRAM X9 setup and braking is handled by Avid Elixir 5s. Finishing kit is sourced from Truvativ and WTB – the only unbranded part is the headset.

This all adds up to a seriously good value package at the RRP of £1,099.99 – and CRC have been offering up to 21 percent off in recent sales, making it even more of a bargain. Our 20in test bike has just been on its first outing and we'll be providing you with a first ride report in the near future, but for now here it is sitting pretty just out of the box! We’ve already tested the slightly cheaper  Zircon 0.1 – check the review out here.

Vitus zircon 0.2: vitus zircon 0.2
Vitus zircon 0.2: vitus zircon 0.2

Oli Woodman

Senior Writer, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
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  • Location: Bristol, UK

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