View Single Post
Old 09-23-2020, 02:58 PM
cnighbor1 cnighbor1 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 6,363
The new Vitus Vitesse Road Bike Dura-Ace + Mavic Carbon Wheels 58cm - $2,800

Vitus Vitesse Road Bike Dura-Ace + Mavic Carbon Wheels 58cm - $2,800
**If the ad is still up then the bicycle is still available for sale.**

**Pictures are of actual bicycle for sale. It was shot in my photography studio.**

This is one super rare machine. A 2012 Vitus Sean Kelly Signature Edition carbon road bike with Mavic Carbone SLR wheels and a full Shimano Dura-Ace drivetrain. This is 16.3lbs of comfort and speed. Vitus is best known for being on the forefront of bicycle frame design and construction having first mastered aluminum and then, later, carbon. Beginning in the 1930's and later, with a history of Grand Tour wins under their belt the Vitus name is a long and celebrated one. The most famous of the Vitus riders was Sean Kelly. Sean is now a play-by-play voice on Eurosports coverage of the Tour De France but back in the 80's Sean dominated cycing in a gritty, explosive fashion. So much so that when VItus decided to build a no holds barred machine they knew they were going to call it the Sean Kelly Signature Edition.

A strictly limited run bike, this special edition is based on the Vitus Vitesse and features a distinctive black and green livery – paying tribute to his having taken the sprinters title (green jersey) in four Tours de France. The Sean Kelly Signature Edition adds a full complement of top-of-the-range Dura-Ace components with finishing kit from 3T and Mavic to provide a complete race ready package. The Shimano 10-speed Dura-Ace 7900 groupset included shifters, deraillerus, crankset and brakes. The crankset is 175mm in length and has 53/39t chainrings. Bars, stem and seatpost is 3T carbon.

Carbon 700c clincher Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR's weigh just 1595 grams and feature a 52cm carbon rim profile as well as flat, bladed carbon spokes that run from one side of the wheel to the other making for a very stiff and strong wheel. Mavic Exalith braking surface is a textured braking surface that is a process that penetrates into the alloy rim’s surface hardening it making it all but impervious to thousands of miles of braking. These wheels are very popular with racers because of Mavic's durability and ease of maintenance.

The bikes conditiion is perfect. I can find no marks or other cosmetic blemishes and the bikes mileage is very low as its one and only owner simply did not ride it. There is little to no signs of the bike having been used. No wear to the chainrings, Fizik saddle or bar wrapings. Tires are in excellent condition as are the wheels which are true and show no wear. It is remarkable to find a bike of this level in this unridden condition.

The bike is a 58cm with a 57 cm top tube. The bikes stand over height is 31.25" inches and it's reach measures 28.25" inches as measured from the center of the seat post to the center point of the stems handlebar clamp. This bike will best fit male riders in the 5' 11" - 6' 2" range.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg vitus cf 1.jpg (87.0 KB, 361 views)
Reply With Quote