The Substance VRS-1 HT features a strong and lightweight aluminium 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. Agile, Efficient and Stylish Gravel Road Bike 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. RockShox Rudy Suspension and SRAM Apex 11-Speed Groupset 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 aluminium frame and RockShox suspension fork are tuned for comfort on long days and across varied surfaces. Aided by big volume tyres 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 mudguards. 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. Strong, Lightweight and Versatile Gravel Bike This isn’t simply about the same cliches of getting off the beaten track or going in search of the road less travelled, 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. Features: Frame: Substance Aluminium, 6061-T6 Double Butted Aluminium, 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 Aluminium Wing, 77mm Reach, 128mm Drop, 16 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: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 Tyre: WTB Venture TCS Road Plus, 650b x 47, Tubeless Ready, Dual DNA Compound, UST Aramid Bead Rear Tyre: 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 Centreline, 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: Aluminium 31.8mm, Stainless Steel Bolt Built, Tuned and Ready to Ride 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.