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The Substance VRS-1 HT features a strong and lightweight aluminum frame that is equipped with RockShox suspension forks, a SRAM Apex 11-Speed groupset, hydraulic disc brakes and a Brand-X Ascend dropper seatpost. Offering exceptional traction, stability and control for riding across all terrains, this bike is a superb bike for rapid off-road trail sessions and gravel racing.
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 routes that others would avoid.
Whether embarking on a high-adrenaline gravel race or simply staying light for a mixed-terrain local loop, the Substance VRS-1 HT is capable of adapting to suit your ride, more so than ever before. At its core, a double-butted aluminum frame and RockShox suspension 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, the build also includes a dropper post for maximum freedom of movement on the steepest terrain.
With compatibility for 1X or 2X drivetrains and either 700c or 650b wheels, you can really fine-tune the setup to best fit where you are riding. And if ultra-racing or multi-day expeditions are your thing, the frame has mounts for luggage, waterbottles and fenders. For those remote rides where water, food and spares might be hard to come by, you can always load up with whatever you need to reach the next supply point.
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 race 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: RockShox Rudy XPLR, 30mm Travel, Tapered Steerer, 100 x 12mm, 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, 16 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:100mm XL:110mm XXL:110mm
Grip(Tape): Vitus Super Grip, Anti Slip, Shockproof
Wheelset: DT Swiss G 1800 Spline, 650b, Tubeless Ready, 100 x 12mm Front, 142 x 12mm Rear, 6 Bolt, HG Freehub
Front Rim: DT Swiss G 1800 Spline, 650b, Tubeless Ready
Rear Rim: DT Swiss G 1800 Spline, 650b, Tubeless Ready
Front Hub: DT Swiss 370, 12x100mm, 6 Bolt
Rear Hub: DT Swiss 370, 142x12mm, 6 Bolt, HG Freehub
Front Tire: WTB Venture TCS Road Plus, 650b x 47, Tubeless Ready, Dual DNA Compound, UST Aramid Bead
Rear Tire: WTB Venture TCS Road Plus, 650b x 47, Tubeless Ready, Dual DNA Compound, UST Aramid Bead
Spoke: DT Swiss, Prolock Nipples
Chain: SRAM PC1110, 11 Speed
Crankset: SRAM Apex X-Sync, 40T, 11 Speed, XS:165mm S:170mm M:172.5mm L:172.5mm XL:175mm XXL:175mm
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP, BSA Threaded, 68mm, English
F/brake Set: SRAM Apex, Hydraulic Disc, Flat Mount
R/brake Set: SRAM Apex, Hydraulic Disc, Flat Mount
Rotors: SRAM Centerline, Front: 160mm, Rear: 160mm
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Apex, 11 Speed, Long Cage
Left Shifter: SRAM Apex, Hydraulic Brake Lever
Right Shifter: SRAM Apex, 11 Speed
Freewheel: Sunrace MS8, 11 Speed, 11-42T
Saddle: Vitus, Ti Rail
Seat Post: Brand-X Ascend CX, 85mm Drop, 350mm Length, 27.2mm Diameter
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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