An aluminum frame gravel bike with upper mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes.
2 × 11 — 22 speed
Substance VRS-2 GRX 600
The Substance VRS-2 GRX 600 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.
The Substance VRS-2 GRX 600 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.
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The Vitus Substance CRX-1 is a gravel bike that is fun to ride fast, and its lightweight feel and well-balanced geometry make it a joy regardless of the terrain. With plenty of mounting points and the ability to accommodate large tyres don’t discount it for those epic days out either – this is a very capable machine whatever route you have planned for the day, and a worthy consideration as far as the best gravel bikes go. Vitus Substance CRX-1 Rival - Ride quality The Substance is one of those bikes that are easy to ride quickly.
Katherine MooreAug 2022
Vitus offers latest vibration-slaying RockShox gravel tech at a more affordable £2,000 price tag
Vibration-damping from the Rudy fork
Comfortable fit with decent reach
Ergonomic flared bars
Heavy due to fork and dropper
Stu KertonAug 2021
Wide tyres and sorted gear ratios finish off a very comfortable and capable gravel adventure bike
2x chainset works on the road and gravel
Geometry gives smooth, balanced handling
WTB tyre sidewalls weep sealant at first
I would prefer a slightly wider flare on the bar
5'0" – 5'4"
5'2" – 5'7"
5'5" – 5'10"
5'8" – 6'1"
5'11" – 6'4"
6'2" – 6'6"
Substance Aluminium, 6061-T6 Double Butted Aluminium, Internal Cable Routing, 1X Dropper Post Compatible, Mudguard Mounts, Rack Mounts, 12mm x 142mm Hub Spacing, Flat Mount, Axle Specifcations: 160mm Length, 14mm Thread Length, M12xP1.5 Thread Pitch
BB Standard: BSA, 68mm, Threaded
Color: Hunter Green
Substance Carbon, UD Carbon, Tapered Steerer, 100 x 12mm, Mudguard Mounts, Flat Mount
Shimano BB-RS500, BSA Threaded, 68mm, English
ACROS Aix-Low R3, Sealed Bearings, OD48, 1 1/8” – 1 ½”, 41.8 / 28.6 – 52 / 40
Vitus 6061 Aluminium, 3D Forged, Bar Bore: 31.8mm, +/- 7 degrees, XS:80mm S:80mm M:90mm L:100mm XL:110mm XXL:110mm
Vitus 6061 Aluminium Wing, 77mm Reach, 128mm Drop, 3 Degree Flare, XS:400mm S:400mm M:420mm L:420mm XL:440mm XXL: 440mm
Vitus, Ti Rail
Vitus 6061 Aluminium, 27.2mm x 350mm, 12mm Offset
Vitus, EVA Cork
Shimano GRX 810, RD-RX810, 11 Speed
Shimano GRX 810, FD-RX810, 2 x 11 Speed
Shimano GRX 600, FC-RX600, 46/30T, 11 Speed, XS:165mm S:170mm M:172.5mm L:172.5mm XL:175mm XXL:175mm
Shimano GRX 600, ST-RX600-R, 11 Speed
Shimano HG700, 11 Speed, 11-34T
KMC X11, 11 Speed
Shimano GRX 400 Caliper, BR-RX400, Hydraulic Disc, Flat Mount
DT Swiss G 1800 Spline, 700c, Tubeless Ready
DT Swiss 370, 12x100mm, 6 Bolt
DT Swiss 370, 142x12mm, 6 Bolt, HG Freehub
WTB Byway TCS Road Plus, 700c x 40c, Tubeless Ready, Dual DNA Compound, UST Aramid Bead
Shimano RT70, Front: 160mm, Rear: 160mm