VITUS ENERGIE PRO
The bike’s overall comfort is outstanding. Both the slab-sided fork, with its 15mm thru-axle, and the frame, with its flat wishbone seatstays, absorb shock effectively. They shrug off large potholes and debris as well as cancelling out gravel buzz and chatter. The Energie Pro has an unusual ‘randonneur’ – a backswept bar that feels strange at first, but you soon acclimatise to and it’s worth persevering.