The Vitus Venon was launched in 2011 and has gone through quite the evolution since then. It was completely revamped for 2016 as Vitus’ disc-equipped endurance bike, bringing disc brakes into the mix, and we were really impressed when we had it in for review.
Our only significant complaint was with the cable-actuated disc brakes but, credit to Vitus, those are now hydraulic stoppers, subsequently earning the Venon VR Disc a spot in the RCUK 100. As a disc-focussed sportive machine, it’s really good value.
What we really like about the Venon VR Disc is its split personality – part-brute, part-cruiser – and that’s dictated by the tube profiles and endurance geometry.
As a bike with comfort and endurance at its heart, on the top half of the frame you’ll find slender tube profiles, including the pencil-thin seatstays extending out of the seat tube. The Venon also now has a slimmed-down seatpost, which has narrowed from 31.6mm to 27.2mm. That’s reflective of a general trend on all road bikes, with the skinny post capable of offering a little more flex.