Sunday, July 31, 2011

Vitus 92, Carbon from the E 90s

We really wish we could say Vic's Classic Bikes had much to do with this build. Rebbecca and James came in to us because the seat post was too long, and we were happy to cut it down for them.

Carbon ZX1 frame from 1992, looks like it's in perfect condition!

Vitus is a French frame manufacturer. This excerpt from their company history on the Vitus website mentions the ZX1:

"Having first emerged as a supplier of frame tubing to French bicycle manufacturers including Peugeot, Motobecane and Gitane; the Vitus name began to appear on our own bikes in the 1970s and 1980s when we pioneered the design and manufacture of lugged and bonded aluminium frames made from our Dural tubing...

We continued our tradition of innovation throughout subsequent decades with frames include the 1991 ZXI monocoque carbon frame.

Today the spirit of the ZX1 lives on the monocoque carbon frames in our Dark Plasma, Venon and Vitesse road bikes as well as our Optimum platform of XC race bikes..."

What a bike!

by John Wade