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The Substance 2 features a strong and lightweight high-quality aluminum frame, carbon fiber forks and a 2x8-Speed groupset from Microshift. It is also equipped with Tektro mechanical disc brakes, and it rolls upon Tubeless Ready WTB ST i23 TSC rims wrapped in all-terrain Vee Rail Sport tires.
The Vitus Substance loads your ride with freedom and choice. It expands your world, opening up new possibilities to ride and explore where otherwise you might not have looked. Unshackled from the same old routes, each ride reveals new ways ahead, like a fresh map - that bridleway to who-knows-where, the gravel track through the woods or the rougher shortcut that you know is quicker but that other bikes couldn’t handle. See, in a world obsessed with pace, sometimes we need to focus on the place, the journey and the fun that comes from a bike with the capability to seek out adventures where others wouldn’t.
Whether embarking on a far-flung bikepacking trip, gravel ride or simply staying light for a mixed-terrain local loop, the Substance 2 with dependable Microshift components can adapt to suit your ride. At its core, a double-butted aluminum frame and carbon fork are tuned for comfort on long days and across varied surfaces, aided by big volume tires that soften the bumps and add traction over rutted or loose tracks. This model is setup with a 2x drivetrain, but the frame is also compatible with 1X groupsets and either 700c or 650b wheels, so you can really fine-tune the bike to best fit where you are riding. For longer rides with gaps between supply points, there are mounts for luggage and water bottles, as well as for fenders to shield you from mud and water.
This isn’t simply about the same cliches of getting off the beaten track or going in search of the road less traveled, because the Substance is more than a gravel or adventure bike. It broadens your horizons, delivering richer experiences and powerful lasting memories. It’s a bike that enables you to do more. It’s a bike that gives you options. The Substance empowers a new mindset, one that entices you to break away from routine and to ride where you want to ride, unrestricted.
Frame: Substance Aluminum, 6061-T6 Double Butted Aluminum, Internal Cable Routing, 1X Dropper Post Compatible, Mudguard Mounts, Rack Mounts, 12mm x 142mm axle, Flat Mount
Fork: Substance Carbon, UD Carbon, Tapered Steerer, 100 x 12mm, Mudguard Mounts, Flat Mount
Headset: ACROS Aix-Low R3, Sealed Bearings, OD48, 1 1/8” – 1 ½”, 41.8 / 28.6 – 52 / 40
Handlebar: Vitus 6061 Aluminum Wing, 77mm Reach, 128mm Drop, 3 Degree Flare, XS:400mm S:400mm M:420mm L:420mm XL:440mm XXL: 440mm
Stem: Vitus 6061 Aluminum, 3D Forged, Bar Bore: 31.8mm, +/- 7 degrees, XS:80mm S:80mm M:90mm L:110mm XL:100mm XXL:110mm
Grip(Tape): Vitus, EVA Cork
Front Rim: WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0, 700c, 32 Hole, Tubeless Ready
Rear Rim: WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0, 700c, 32 Hole, Tubeless Ready
Front Hub: Vitus KT, XF1F-12, 12x100mm, 6 Bolt, 32 Hole
Rear Hub: Vitus KT, M4ZR, 142x12mm, 6 Bolt, 32 Hole, HG Freehub
Front Tire: Vee Tire Co. Rail Sport, 700c x 40c, MPC Compound, Skin Wall
Rear Tire: Vee Tire Co. Rail Sport, 700c x 40c, MPC Compound, Skin Wall
Spoke: 14G Stainless Steel, 16mm Nipple
Chain: KMC X8, 8 Speed
Crankset: Prowheel Ounce, 50/34T, 8 Speed, XS:165mm S:170mm M:172.5mm L:172.5mm XL:175mm XXL:175mm
Bottom Bracket: Cartridge Square Taper, BSA Threaded, 68mm, English
F/brake Set: Tektro MD-C310 Disc Brake, Flat Mount, Cable Actuated
R/brake Set: Tektro MD-C310 Disc Brake, Flat Mount, Cable Actuated
Rotors: Tektro TR160, Front: 160mm, Rear: 160mm
Front Derailleur: Microshift R8, FD-R252B, Band Type (31.8mm Clamp), 2 x 8 Speed
Rear Derailleur: Microshift R8, RD-R32S, Short Cage, 8 Speed
Left Shifter: Microshift R8, SB-R482, 2 x 8 Speed
Right Shifter: Microshift R8, SB-R482, 8 Speed
Freewheel: Microshift H-Series, 8 Speed, 11-28T
Saddle: Vitus, Steel Rail
Seat Post: Vitus 6061 Aluminum, 27.2mm x 350mm, 12mm Offset
Seat Screw: Aluminum 31.8mm, Stainless Steel Bolt
Rest assured that each bike is fully built and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure your bike arrives in perfect condition. We supply all bikes with a set of plastic pedals, a pedal wrench and a multi-tool kit. Find out which size fits you by clicking the size chart tab.
Please Note: Due to ongoing issues in the global bike supply chain, manufacturers may substitute certain component items due to availability. In this situation, they will be replaced with the same quality or better performing parts.Note: Manufacturer may reserve the right to change the specification of that listed or shown on this page.
|Extra Small||Small||Medium||Large||Extra Large||XXL|
|1. Seat Tube - Center to Top||mm||475mm||495mm||515mm||535mm||555mm||575mm|
|2. Seat Tube - Center to Center||mm||425mm||445mm||465mm||485mm||505mm||525mm|
|3. Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||522mm||535mm||550mm||562mm||578mm||595mm|
|4. Front Center||mm||591mm||597mm||605mm||617mm||631mm||645mm|
|6. Head Tube||mm||112mm||127mm||144mm||154mm||173mm||184mm|
|7. Fork Rake||mm||48mm||48mm||48mm||48mm||48mm||48mm|
|8. Fork Length||mm||395mm||395mm||395mm||395mm||395mm||395mm|
|9. Head Tube Angle||Degrees||70.6°||71.3°||71.5°||71.5°||71.5°||71.8°|
|10. Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||74.2°||74°||73.5°||73.5°||73.2°||73.2°|
|11. Chainstay Length||mm||436mm||436mm||436mm||436mm||440mm||440mm|
|12. Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm|
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