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Vitus Pro Cycling's 2019 Vitus ZX1 Team Aero Disc - Gallery

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Vitus Pro Cycling Team's Vitus ZX1 Team Aero Disc race bike for 2019

Vitus Pro Cycling Team's Vitus ZX1 Team Aero Disc race bike for 2019
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White Vitus decals adorn the down tube of the frame

White Vitus decals adorn the down tube of the frame
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The disc frameset has thru-axles front and rear

The disc frameset has thru-axles front and rear
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Another look at the rear derailleur

Another look at the rear derailleur
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A close look at the SRAM Red crankset

A close look at the SRAM Red crankset
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SRAM Red eTap derailleurs are wireless

SRAM Red eTap derailleurs are wireless
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Some pro teams are switching from traditional tubular tyres for racing to tubeless

Some pro teams are switching from traditional tubular tyres for racing to tubeless
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The fork crown tucks into the down tube of the frame for improved aerodynamics

The fork crown tucks into the down tube of the frame for improved aerodynamics
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Prime BlackEdition carbon wheels are paired with Schwalbe tubeless tyres

Prime BlackEdition carbon wheels are paired with Schwalbe tubeless tyres
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The bike also uses SRAM Red HRD disc brakes

The bike also uses SRAM Red HRD disc brakes
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SRAM Red eTap HRD levers are larger than the rim brake versions to accommodate the hydraulics system for the brakes

SRAM Red eTap HRD levers are larger than the rim brake versions to accommodate the hydraulics system for the brakes
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A look at the wireless shifting button on the levers

A look at the wireless shifting button on the levers
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The team will use SRAM XG1190 cassettes

The team will use SRAM XG1190 cassettes
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The batteries on the derailleurs are removeable for charging

The batteries on the derailleurs are removeable for charging
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The bike is paired with a SRAM Red eTap drivetrain

The bike is paired with a SRAM Red eTap drivetrain
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Vitus is a French brand which is now owned by the Wiggle/Chain Reaction Cycles group

Vitus is a French brand which is now owned by the Wiggle/Chain Reaction Cycles group
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A closer look at the tube profiles on the frameset

A closer look at the tube profiles on the frameset
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Prime also provide the carbon handlebars and handlebar tape

Prime also provide the carbon handlebars and handlebar tape
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Vitus Pro Cycling raced their inaugural season in 2018 under new headline sponsor Vitus last year following the end of Raleigh's eight-year sponsorship of the team. The brand, which is owned by online retailer Wiggle/Chain Reaction Cycles, continues the sponsorship for the 2019 season. The team has secured further support from Brother UK and will officially be known as "Vitus Pro Cycling Team, Powered By Brother UK.”

Vitus Pro Cycling's roster has been strengthened for 2019, with triple Olympic champion Ed Clancy, Graham Briggs, Joe Holt, Dylan Kerfoot-Robson and Red Walters among nine new signings. Mikey Mottram, Frederik Scheske, Alistair Slater, and Chris Latham will also roll out in Vitus Pro Cycling Team colours next season, joining three riders retained from the 2018 squad: Adam Kenway, Tim Torrie, and Liam Davies.

The 12-rider team will race next season exclusively on Vitus ZX1 Team Aero Disc framesets. The carbon aero framesets are disc brake only, with the team also opting to run tubeless Schwalbe tyres as opposed to the more traditional tubular options.

The bikes use SRAM Red eTap HRD wireless electronic groupsets and Prime, another brand from Wiggle/Chain Reaction Cycles, provides the wheels, carbon aero handlebars and alloy stem.

Jodie Shann, Vitus' road product manager said in a press release: "We are fully behind the performance benefits disc brakes bring to road cycling, so much so that when we introduced our flagship ZX1 race bike in 2018 we released this as a disc-only platform.

"Our experience from countless hours of rider testing and feedback is that discs give the rider far greater braking control in all conditions, giving riders more time to focus on road position rather than worrying about braking performance."

Click through the gallery above for a closer look at the 2019 Vitus Pro Cycling ZX1 Aero Disc Team Edition.

Frameset: Vitus ZX1 Aero Disc Team Edition
Front brake: SRAM Red HRD, 160mm rotor
Rear brake: SRAM Red HRD, 140mm rotor
Brake/shift levers: SRAM Red eTap HRD
Front derailleur: SRAM Red eTap
Rear derailleur: SRAM Red eTap
Cassette: SRAM XG1190, 11-25
Chain: SRAM Red
Crankset: SRAM Red, 53/39
Wheelset: Prime BlackEdition 50mm Carbon Disc, tubeless
Tyres: Schwalbe Pro One, 25mm Tubeless
Handlebars: Prime Primavera Carbon
Stem: Prime Doyenne Alloy
Tape/grips: Prime
Saddle: Selle San Marco Aspide
Bottle Cages: Prime