Vitus 979 Road Bike

The Vitus 979 is a classic racing frame from France’s leading manufacturer of high-quality frame tubing, one of the lightest from the late 80s! Sean Kelly rode one of these for many years, including when he won the 1988 Vuelta a España and the green jersey in the 1989 Tour de France. These bonded aluminum frames are very flexy, so while it’ll race well for a light rider, a heavier rider may prefer to turned it into a long distance machine, where the flex creates a comfortable ride. Its tight geometry (see how tucked that is?) is common today, but was unusual when it came out. This bike comes with a full overhaul and a complete Campagnolo group paired with Mavic rims. The frame is a medium 54cm, ideal for a rider 5’6″ – 5’19”. And at $450, it won’t break the bank.