Vitus Dark Plasma review

Good value, with carbon frame and handbuilt wheels

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £1,149.99 RRP
Vitus Dark Plasma

Our review

Good frame and wheels make the Dark Plasma worth serious consideration
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We reviewed the Dark Plasma VR earlier this year, and it’s good to see that this cheaper version keeps the same 12K carbon frame, Control Tech components and handbuilt Pro-Lite wheels. In fact, the only difference is its Shimano Tiagra groupset rather than 105.


This works well, has a lovely light shifting action, a slightly lower bottom gear, and keeps the cost down. The Dark Plasma is a comfortable all-rounder and a competent climber, and would make an attractive package for a first carbon road bike – if anything, representing better value than the £1,500 VR.

Product Specifications


Name Dark Plasma
Brand Vitus

Description Groupset: Shimano Tiagra; Wheels: Pro-Lite Merano
Fork Carbon
Frame Material Carbon
Handlebar ControlTech One
Saddle Vitus
Seatpost ControlTech One
Stem ControlTech One
Weight (kg) 8.8