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The evolution of our adventure touring bike now makes it more versatile, coming with 27.5 x 2.0” tires and room for more rubber should you wish. Elan Vital geometry makes the bike more stable, with fantastic standover clearance, and room for full size panniers out back. Frame and fork will both have triple water bottle mounts for King or Anything cages. The new Shimano GRX Adventure Crankset w 46/30T rings & 11-34T Cassette for an even greater range than last year. The Elan Vital is the perfect anywhere touring or bike packing any adventure bike.
Both the Elan Vital and Elan represent the modernization of the classic touring bike. They both share the same Geometry and compact CrMo Steel frame and able to accommodate a myriad of tires sizes to dial in the needs of your next adventure adaptable for either 650c (27.5”) or 700c wheel sizes. The compact frame inspires confidence with a lower center of gravity and excellent standover clearance.
Who is the Elan Vital For ?
Touring, Gravel, Bike-Packing, Road
The Elan Vital is equipped on the more rugged end of the Touring scale. Fitted with large volume tires for long distance comfort on the longest of routes handling everything from less than perfect pavement to loose and rough gravel.
The Elan Vital is the perfect Gravel Adventure touring bike. For those looking for the routes less traveled. For riders looking to plan back country circle routes like the Ontario COLT trail. Great for Bike-packers, Wilderness back country adventure seekers dreaming of the Trans Canada Trail or finding routes on the logging roads of the Pacific North West. Yet the Elan Vital is fully versatile in just getting you around town, great for commuters, or weekend riders just looking to put on some miles wherever the road, or non road wants to take you. The Elan Vital is truly the Yes You Can bike !
Key Features and Specs :
Frame : 4130 Chromo Steel Frame with Triple cage mounts on the top of the down-tube, Double cage mounts underneath & a Double cage mount on the seat-tube.
Fork : Carbon / Alloy Steerer w 3 Rack Mounts & Fender Mounts and Thru Axle
Brakes : TRP Spyre-C Dual Piston Mech Disc
Tires : WTB Venture, 27.5 x 2.0, TCS Light, Brown Sidewall.
Shifters & Derailleurs : Shimano 105
Drivetrain : Shimano GRX-600 46/30 Tooth Crankset with Shimano 105 11 Speed 11-34 Tooth Rear Cassette
Versatile Adventure 2X drivetrain
One thing you need when you have your bike fully loaded for a long tour is a wide range of gearing and here the Elan Vital delivers. With the brand new Shimano GRX Adventure Crankset w 46/30 Tooth rings Paired with an 11-34 Tooth Cassette gives you better than a 1:1 gear ratio for those long sustained climbs even while fully loaded. The Shimano 105 11 speed shift levers, front and rear 105 derailleurs, give you sublime light action yet precise shifting with excellent gear spacing let you keep your cadence exactly where you want it.
All day comfort, versatility and durability.
The Elan Vital comes with an internally routed Carbon Fork with a Thru Axle for stiffness and moulded triple mounts on each side to expand your cargo ability. TRP Spire-C Dual Piston Disc Brakes set an industry standard for stopping ability in any condition while being simple to maintain and are adjustable from both sides to fine tune your clearance as needed.
Take your bike beyond the ordinary
The Elan Vital is your perfect partner for long distance adventure touring. Multiple mounting points for a rack and full size panniers out back and the Frame and fork will both have triple water bottle mounts for Anything cages letting you fully expand your cargo carrying capacity. The Elan Vital is fitted with 27.5” X 2.0” (650 X 47) tires for handling all your off road routes giving you excellent comfort yet maintaining fast rolling to get you there as quick as you want to go.
Dress it up any way you want
The Elan Vital makes for a great adventure bike packing bike, or even a fully loaded adventurous commuter. Plenty of mounting options and plenty of strength, the Elan Vital can handle it all.
The 2020 Elan Vital is fitted with the new WTB Adventure 2.0 tubeless ready tires with logo matching WTB rims. They have just the right amount of aggression for great traction in a wide variety of terrain yet still plenty fast for long road rides.