Vitus Substance VR-2 Adventure Road BikeCombining a strong and light aluminium frame with responsive carbon forks, this “ride it all” drop-bar bike really can take you anywhere. Ready to thrive on all terrain types, it rolls on 650b (27.5”) wheels with wide WTB tyres, plus your pedalling power is optimised by a Shimano GRX 400 drivetrain. Then when it’s time to kill your speed, you’ve got reliable Shimano GRX hydraulic disc brakes.Adventure Bike with a Lightweight and Tough Aluminium FrameWith its T6-6061 double-butted aluminium frame and carbon fork designed to take both 700c and 650b wheels & tyres, the possibilities are endless. This Substance Aluminium bikes take inspiration from their carbon and steel siblings, delivered in a more affordable package, but equally as capable.Shimano GRX 400 Gravel Bike GroupsetFeaturing a tapered headtube and full T-700 UD carbon forks, the Substance steel is born tough. This bike is made for round-the-world adventure or dependable and comfortable commuting. With the addition of mounts for mudguards, luggage and multiple bottles, it’s also capable of going anywhere for any amount of time. The Substance VR-2 is fitted with Shimano’s newly released GRX 400 groupset – the world’s first dedicated gravel groupset. Paired with the GRX 600 chainset, this 10 speed 2X groupset delivers a smooth and quiet drivetrain, specifically tuned for gravel/adventure riding.Wide, High-Grip WTB Gravel TyresThe Substance VR-2 is fitted with WTB ST i23 TCS rims, laced to Alex Bear Pawl hubs and fitted with big volume WTB Byway TCS 47mm tyres. 650b is perfect for adventure cycling with the large outer diameter keeping your wheels rolling over bumps, whilst the added tyre volume allows you to adjust pressures depending on the terrain for grip, comfort, and luggage weight. The finishing kit is made up of a Vitus 6061 aluminium handlebar, stem and seat post. The handlebars feature a flat top section for added comfort on and off-road, with the Substance VR-2 featuring a 3-degree bar flare.Features: Frame: Substance 6061-T6 Double Butted Aluminium, Internal Cable Routing, 1X Dropper Post Compatible, Mudguard Mounts, Rack Mounts, 12mm x 142mm axle, Flat Mount Fork: Substance UD Carbon, Tapered Steerer, 100 x 12mm, Mudguard Mounts, Bottle Mounts, Flat Mount Headset: ACROS Aix 322 R3, Sealed Bearings, OD48, 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2″ , 41.8 / 28.6mm – 52 / 40mm Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-RS500, BSA Threaded English, 68mm Handlebar: Vitus 6061 Aluminium Wing, 77mm Reach, 128mm Drop, 3-Degree Flare, XS: 400mm S: 400mm M: 420mm L: 420mm XL: 440mm XXL: 440mm Stem: Vitus 6061 Aluminium, 3D Forged, Bar Bore 31.8mm, +/- 7 degrees, XS: 80mm S: 80mm M: 90mm L: 100mm XL: 100mm XXL: 110mm Bar Tape: Vitus EVA Cork Rims: WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 Front Hub: Alex Bear Pawls BRD-50312F, 32 Hole, 12 x 100mm Thru Axle, Centre Lock Rear Hub: Alex Bear Pawls BRD-50412B, 32 Hole, 12 x 142mm Thru Axle, Centre Lock, 11 Speed, HG Freehub Tyres: WTB Byway TCS Road Plus, 650b x 47, Tubeless Ready, Dual DNA Compound, UST Aramid Bead Chain: KMC X10 Crankset: Shimano GRX FC-RX600 46/30T, XS: 165mm S: 170mm M: 172.5mm L: 172.5mm XL: 175mm XXL: 175mm Brakes: Shimano GRX ST-RX400, hydraulic disc brakes, Flat Mount Front Derailleur: Shimano GRX FD-RX400, Band-On Rear Derailleur: Shimano GRX RD-RX400, 10-Speed, Long Cage, Shadow Plus Shifters: Shimano GRX ST-RX400, 2×10-Speed Cassette: Sunrace MS0, 11-34T, 10-Speed Saddle: Vitus, steel rails Seat Post: Vitus 6061 Aluminium, 27.2mm x 350mm, 12mm offset Seatclamp: Vitus Aluminium, 31.8mm Axles: Vitus 12mm Thru-AxlesEasy AssemblyWhen you order a bike, one of our trained mechanics will carefully prepare and pack your bike for shipping. Upon delivery, the assembly is simple and all necessary tools are conveniently included in the box.Depending on the delivery service and destination, bikes will either be delivered in a large or a small box. Below is a guide as to how your bike will arrive: All bikes for delivery within the UK and Republic of Ireland will be delivered in a large box, except for kids’ bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer’s boxes. All bikes for delivery within the EU on a standard service will be delivered in a large box. If an express delivery option is chosen, your bike will be packed into a small box. Again, the exception is kids’ bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer’s boxes. All bikes for worldwide delivery outside the EU will be delivered in small boxes.This video demonstrates assembly from a SMALL BOX.This video demonstrates assembly from a LARGE BOX.Buy Vitus Bikes from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.