Vitus are making some of the best value mountain bikes at the moment. They have recently released the 2020 Vitus Mythique trail bike. I have a feeling we are going to see a lot of these out on the trails, thanks to competitive prices, modern geometry and its quality components.

It is designed to be accessible to more people, very capable and extremely good fun.

Who is it for?

If you want a quality full suspension mountain bike, the 2020 Vitus Mythique is definitely worth considering. When you compare the specifications with similar bikes from other manufacturers, you will notice that you get a lot for your money. The geometry is in keeping with the modern trend of being low and slack. This makes for a fun and capable mountain bike. The 2020 Vitus Mythique is an ideal bike to progress your skills and have a lot of fun on.

Details

There are three different versions of the 2020 Vitus Mythique available. You can also choose between 27.5″ and 29″ wheel sizes. There is also a version designed specifically for women called the VRW. This has similar components to the men’s version, but  has narrower handlebars and a shorter stem.

Prices start at £1,249.99/$1,499.99. This is amazing value for money, especially when you think other brands sell full suspension frames for more money.

The medium Mythique, has a 444.35mm reach, a 433mm seat tube, 66 degree head angle and a 75.73 degree seat angle. These angles change slightly with the different frame sizes, Small, Medium, Large and XLarge being available.

Suspension Details

The 2020 Vitus Mythique  is based around the Horst link 4 bar suspension design. This type of system is used by other brands and is well proven to work well with a nice progressive feel. It also reduces suspension bob while pedalling.

Vitus Mythique VR and VRW (W for women’s) bikes have 130mm of travel in both 29in and 27.5in wheeled versions. The VRS and VRX bikes will get 140mm travel in both wheel sizes.

2020 Vitus Mythique Models

Vitus Mythique 290 VR

Specifications

  • Frame: Mythique 29″ 130mm travel full suspension frame, Horst Link suspension system, Boost axle spacing, 6061 alloy
  • Fork: X-Fusion RC32 boost 29″, 130mm, Boost 15mm x 110mm, 51mm offset, tapered, Matte Black
  • Rear Shock: X-Fusion O2PRO-R, 200mm x 51mm, 22.2x8mm hardware both ends, Custom Firm Tune (C)
  • Headset: ACROS, ZS 44mm/56mm
  • BB Parts: SR SunTour, threaded 73mm BSA
  • Handlebar: Nukeproof Neutron, 25mm Rise, Width – S-760mm, M-780mm, L-800mm, XL-800mm, 31.8mm bar diameter
  • Stem: Vitus 50mm, 31.8mm bar diameter, 3deg rise, stack 45mm
  • Grip: Vitus, Tapered, single alloy clamp, sticky rubber
  • Rims: WTB ST i30, TCS 2.0, 29″, 30mm inner diameter, 32 hole, Pinned Joint
  • Hubs: Front: Vitus DHF112, Boost 15x110mm, double sealed bearings, 32H, 6-Bolt; Rear: Vitus M5ER, Boost 12x148mm, double sealed bearings, 32H, Shimano 11-speed driver body, 6-Bolt
  • Tyres: Front: Schwalbe Magic Mary Evo, 29″ x 2.35″, SnakeSkin, TLE, ADDIX Soft; Rear: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Performance, 29″ x 2.35″, TwinSkin, TLR, ADDIX
  • Spokes: 14G Stainless-Steel, double-butted, black with brass nipples
  • Chain: KMC X10 EPT Anti-Rust, 10-speed, Quick-Link
  • Crankset: SR SunTour Zeron, 30T, 170mm, GXP 73mm, 53mm Boost chainline
  • Brakes: Shimano MT401, resin pad (without fin), SM-MA-F180P/P2 adaptor, 180mm 6-Bolt Rotor SM-RT56
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore 10-speed, RD-M6000, GS 10-Speed, Shadow Plus
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore 10-speed, SL-M6000-R, 10-Speed RapidFire Plus
  • Freewheel: SunRace 11-46T, CSMS2 10spd 11-46T ED-BLACK
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Neutron
  • Seatpost: Vitus 31.6mm x 400mm, zero offset
  • Seat Clamp: Vitus 34.9mm seat clamp with quick-release lever
  • Axle: Vitus 12mm x 181mm, M12, Pitch 1.5mm x Length 20mm
  • Weight: 14.55kg

Geometry

2020 Vitus Mythique 290 VR

Vitus Mythique 275 VRW Womens

Specifications

  • Frame: Mythique 29″ 130mm travel full suspension frame, Horst Link suspension system, Boost axle spacing, 6061 alloy
  • Fork: X-Fusion RC32 boost 29″, 130mm, Boost 15mm x 110mm, 51mm offset, tapered, Matte Black
  • Rear Shock: X-Fusion O2PRO-R, 200mm x 51mm, 22.2x8mm hardware both ends, Custom Firm Tune (C)
  • Headset: ACROS, ZS 44mm/56mm
  • BB Parts: SR SunTour, threaded 73mm BSA
  • Handlebar: Nukeproof Neutron, 25mm Rise, Width – S-760mm, M-780mm, L-800mm, XL-800mm, 31.8mm bar diameter
  • Stem: Vitus 50mm, 31.8mm bar diameter, 3deg rise, stack 45mm
  • Grip: Vitus, Tapered, single alloy clamp, sticky rubber
  • Rims: WTB ST i30, TCS 2.0, 29″, 30mm inner diameter, 32 hole, Pinned Joint
  • Hubs: Front: Vitus DHF112, Boost 15x110mm, double sealed bearings, 32H, 6-Bolt; Rear: Vitus M5ER, Boost 12x148mm, double sealed bearings, 32H, Shimano 11-speed driver body, 6-Bolt
  • Tyres: Front: Schwalbe Magic Mary Evo, 29″ x 2.35″, SnakeSkin, TLE, ADDIX Soft; Rear: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Performance, 29″ x 2.35″, TwinSkin, TLR, ADDIX
  • Spokes: 14G Stainless-Steel, double-butted, black with brass nipples
  • Chain: KMC X10 EPT Anti-Rust, 10-speed, Quick-Link
  • Crankset: SR SunTour Zeron, 30T, 170mm, GXP 73mm, 53mm Boost chainline
  • Brakes: Shimano MT401, resin pad (without fin), SM-MA-F180P/P2 adaptor, 180mm 6-Bolt Rotor SM-RT56
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore 10-speed, RD-M6000, GS 10-Speed, Shadow Plus
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore 10-speed, SL-M6000-R, 10-Speed RapidFire Plus
  • Freewheel: SunRace 11-46T, CSMS2 10spd 11-46T ED-BLACK
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Neutron
  • Seatpost: Vitus 31.6mm x 400mm, zero offset
  • Seat Clamp: Vitus 34.9mm seat clamp with quick-release lever
  • Axle: Vitus 12mm x 181mm, M12, Pitch 1.5mm x Length 20mm
  • Weight: 14.55kg

Geometry

2020 Vitus Mythique 275 VRW Womens

Vitus Mythique 275 VR

Specifications

  • Frame: Mythique 27.5″ 130mm travel full suspension frame, Horst Link suspension system, Boost axle spacing, 6061 alloy
  • Fork: X-Fusion RC32 boost 27.5″, 130mm, Boost 15mm x 110mm, 46mm offset, tapered, Matte Black
  • Rear Shock: X-Fusion O2PRO-R, 200mm x 51mm, 22.2x8mm hardware both ends, Custom Firm Tune (C)
  • Headset: ACROS, ZS 44mm/56mm
  • BB Parts: SR SunTour, Threaded 73mm BSA
  • Handlebar: Nukeproof Neutron, 25mm Rise, Width – S-760mm, M-780mm, L-800mm, XL-800mm, 31.8mm bar diameter
  • Stem: Vitus, 50mm, 31.8mm bar diameter, 3deg rise, stack 45mm
  • Grip: Vitus, Tapered, single alloy clamp, sticky rubber
  • Rims: WTB ST i30, TCS 2.0, 27.5″, 30mm inner diameter, 32-hole, Pinned Joint
  • Hubs: Front: Vitus DHF112, Boost 15x110mm, double sealed bearings, 32H, 6-Bolt; Rear: Vitus M5ER, Boost 12x148mm, double sealed bearings, 32H, Shimano 11-speed driver body, 6-Bolt
  • Tyres: Front: Schwalbe Magic Mary Evo, 27.5″ x 2.35″, SnakeSkin, TLE, ADDIX Soft; Rear: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Performance, 27.5″ x 2.35″, TwinSkin, TLR, ADDIX
  • Spokes: 14G Stainless-Steel, double-butted, black with brass nipples
  • Chain: KMC X10 EPT Anti-Rust, 10-speed, Quick Link
  • Crankset: SR Suntour Zeron, 32T, 170mm, GXP 73mm, 53mm Boost chainline
  • Brakes: Shimano MT401, resin pad (without fin), SM-MA-F180P/P2 adaptor, 180mm 6-Bolt Rotor SM-RT56
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore 10-speed, RD-M6000, GS 10-Speed, Shadow Plus
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore 10-speed, SL-M6000-R, 10-Speed RapidFire Plus
  • Freewheel: Sunrace 11-46T, CSMS2 10-speed 11-46T ED-BLACK
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Neutron
  • Seatpost: Vitus 31.6mm x 400mm, zero offset
  • Seat Clamp: Vitus 34.9mm seat clamp with quick-release lever
  • Axle: Vitus 12mm x 181mm, M12, Pitch 1.5mm x Length 20mm
  • Weight: 14.2kg

Geometry

2020 Vitus Mythique 275 VRW Womens

2020 Vitus Mythique 290 VRS

Specifications

  • Frame: Mythique 29″ 140mm travel full suspension frame, Horst Link suspension system, Boost axle spacing, 6061 alloy
  • Fork: X-Fusion Slide Boost RC 29″ 140mm, Boost 15mm x 110mm, 44mm offset, tapered, Matte Black
  • Rear Shock: X-Fusion O2PRO-R, 200mm x 51mm, 22.2x8mm hardware both ends, Custom Firm Tune (C)
  • Headset: ACROS, ZS 44mm/56mm
  • BB Parts: SRAM SX Eagle, Threaded 73mm BSA, Powerspline
  • Handlebar: Nukeproof Neutron, 25mm Rise, Width – S-760mm, M-780mm, L-800mm, XL-800mm, 31.8mm bar diameter
  • Stem: Vitus, 45mm, 31.8mm bar diameter, 0-deg rise
  • Grip: Vitus, Tapered, single alloy clamp, sticky rubber
  • Rims: WTB ST i30, TCS 2.0, 29″, 30mm inner diameter, 32 hole, Pinned Joint
  • Hubs: Front: Vitus DHF112, Boost 15x110mm, double sealed bearings, 32H, 6-Bolt; Rear: Vitus M5ER, Boost 12x148mm, double sealed bearings, 32H, Shimano 11-speed driver body, 6-Bolt
  • Tyres: Front: Schwalbe Magic Mary Evo, 29″ x 2.35″, SnakeSkin, TLE, ADDIX Soft; Rear: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Performance, 29″ x 2.35″, TwinSkin, TLR, ADDIX Soft
  • Spokes: 14G Stainless-Steel, double-butted, black with brass nipples
  • Chain: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Crankset: SRAM SX Eagle, 30T, 170mm, GXP 73mm, 53mm Boost chainline, Powerspline
  • Brakes: Shimano MT401, resin pad (without fin), SM-MA-F180P/P2 adaptor, 180mm 6-Bolt Rotor SM-RT56
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Shifter: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Freewheel: SRAM SX Eagle 10-50T
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Neutron
  • Seatpost: Brand X Ascend, 31.6mm, left-hand remote lever, S-100mm, M-125mm, L & XL-150mm
  • Seat Clamp: Vitus 34.9mm seat clamp with quick-release lever
  • Axle: Vitus 12mm x 181mm, M12, Pitch 1.5mm x Length 20mm
  • Weight: 15.17kg

Geometry

Vitus Mythique 275 VRS

Specifications

  • Frame: Mythique 27.5″ 130mm travel full suspension frame, Horst Link suspension system, Boost axle spacing, 6061 alloy
  • Fork: X-Fusion Sweep Boost RC 27.5″ 140mm, Boost 15mm x 110mm, 46mm offset, tapered, Matte Black
  • Rear Shock: X-Fusion O2PRO-R, 200mm x 56mm, Lockout, 22.2x8mm hardware both ends, Custom Firm Tune (C)
  • Headset: ACROS, ZS 44mm/56mm
  • BB Parts: SRAM SX Eagle, Threaded 73mm BSA, PowerSpline
  • Handlebar: Nukeproof Neutron, 25mm Rise, Width – S-760mm, M-780mm, L-800mm, XL-800mm, 31.8mm bar diameter
  • Stem: Vitus 45mm, 31.8mm bar diameter, 0-deg rise
  • Grip: Vitus, Tapered, single alloy clamp, sticky rubber
  • Rims: WTB ST i30, TCS 2.0, 27.5″, 30mm inner diameter, 32 hole, Pinned Joint
  • Hubs: Front: Vitus DHF112, Boost 15x110mm, double sealed bearings, 32H, 6-Bolt; Rear: Vitus M5ER, Boost 12x148mm, double sealed bearings, 32H, Shimano 11-speed driver body, 6-Bolt
  • Tyres: Front: Schwalbe Magic Mary Evo, 27.5″ x 2.35″, SnakeSkin, TLE, ADDIX Soft; Rear: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Performance, 27.5″ x 2.35″, TwinSkin, TLR, ADDIX
  • Spokes: 14G Stainless-Steel, double-butted, black with brass nipples
  • Chain: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Crankset: SRAM SX Eagle, 32T, 170mm, GXP 73mm, 53mm Boost chainline, Powerspline
  • Brakes: Shimano MT401, resin pad (without fin), SM-MA-F180P/P2 adaptor, 180mm 6-Bolt Rotor SM-RT56
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Shifter: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Freewheel: SRAM SX Eagle 10-50T
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Neutron
  • Seatpost: Brand X Ascend, 31.6mm, left-hand remote lever, S-100mm, M-125mm, L and XL-150mm
  • Seat Clamp: Vitus 34.9mm seat clamp with quick-release lever
  • Axle: Vitus 12mm x 181mm, M12, Pitch 1.5mm x Length 20mm

Geometry

2020 Vitus Mythique 275 VRS

Vitus Mythique 275 VRX

Specifications

  • Frame: Mythique 27.5″ 130mm travel full suspension frame, Horst Link suspension system, Boost axle spacing, 6061 alloy
  • Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z2 27.5″ 140mm, Boost 15mm x 110mm, Kabolt axle, 44mm offset, tapered, RAIL damper
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch R, 200mm x 57mm, SoloAir, High Volume Eyelet, ML Tune
  • Headset: ACROS, ZS 44mm/56mm
  • BB Parts: SRAM SX Eagle, Threaded 73mm BSA, PowerSpline
  • Handlebar: Nukeproof Neutron, 25mm Rise, Width – S-760mm, M-780mm, L-800mm, XL-800mm, 31.8mm bar diameter
  • Stem: Vitus 45mm, 31.8mm bar diameter, 0-deg rise
  • Grip: Vitus, Tapered, single alloy clamp, sticky rubber
  • Rims: WTB ST i30, TCS 2.0, 27.5″, 30mm inner diameter, 32 hole, Pinned Joint
  • Hubs: Front: Vitus DHF112, Boost 15x110mm, double sealed bearings, 32H, 6-Bolt; Rear: Vitus M5ER, Boost 12x148mm, double sealed bearings, 32H, Shimano 11-speed driver body, 6-Bolt
  • Tyres: Front: Schwalbe Magic Mary Evo, 27.5″ x 2.35″, SnakeSkin, TLE, ADDIX Soft; Rear: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Performance, 27.5″ x 2.35″, TwinSkin, TLR, ADDIX
  • Spokes: 14G Stainless-Steel, double-butted, black with brass nipples
  • Chain: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Crankset: SRAM SX Eagle, 32T, 170mm, GXP 73mm, 53mm Boost chainline, Powerspline
  • Brakes: Shimano MT501, resin pad (without fin), SM-MA-F180P/P2 adaptor, 180mm 6-Bolt Rotor SM-RT56
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Shifter: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Freewheel: SRAM SX Eagle 10-50T
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Neutron
  • Seatpost: Brand X Ascend, 31.6mm, left-hand remote lever, S-100mm, M-125mm, L and XL-150mm
  • Seat Clamp: Vitus 34.9mm seat clamp
  • Axle: Vitus 12mm x 181mm, M12, Pitch 1.5mm x Length 20mm
  • Weight: 14.60kg

Geometry

2020 Vitus Mythique 275 VRS

Vitus Mythique 290 VRX

Specifications

  • Frame: Mythique 29″ 140mm travel full suspension frame, Horst Link suspension system, Boost axle spacing, 6061 alloy
  • Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z2 29″ 140mm, Boost 15mm x 110mm, Kabolt axle, 44mm offset, tapered, RAIL damper
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch R, 200mm x 57mm, SoloAir, High volume Eyelet, ML Tune
  • Headset: ACROS, ZS 44mm/56mm
  • BB Parts: SRAM SX Eagle, Threaded 73mm BSA, Powerspline
  • Handlebar: Nukeproof Neutron, 25mm Rise, Width – S-760mm, M-780mm, L-800mm, XL-800mm, 31.8mm bar diameter
  • Stem: Nukeproof Neutron, 45mm, 31.8mm bar diameter, 0-deg rise
  • Grip: Vitus, Tapered, single alloy clamp, sticky rubber
  • Rims: WTB ST Light i30, TCS 2.0, 29″, 30mm inner diameter, 32 hole, Sleeved Joint
  • Hubs: Front: Vitus DHF112, Boost 15x110mm, double sealed bearings, 32H, 6-Bolt; Rear: Vitus M5ER, Boost 12x148mm, double sealed bearings, 32H, Shimano 11-speed driver body, 6-Bolt
  • Tyres: Front: Schwalbe Magic Mary Evo, 29″ x 2.35″, SnakeSkin, TLE, ADDIX Soft; Rear: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Performance, 29″ x 2.35″, TwinSkin, TLR, ADDIX Soft
  • Spokes: 14G Stainless-Steel, double-butted, black with brass nipples
  • Chain: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Crankset: SRAM SX Eagle, 30T, 170mm, GXP 73mm, 53mm Boost chainline, Powerspline
  • Brakes: Shimano MT501, resin pad (without fin), SM-MA-F180P/P2 adaptor, 180mm 6-Bolt Rotor SM-RT56
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Shifter: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Freewheel: SRAM SX Eagle 10-50T
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Neutron
  • Seatpost: Brand X Ascend, 31.6mm, left-hand remote lever, S-100mm, M-125mm, L & XL-150mm
  • Seat Clamp: Vitus 34.9mm seat clamp with quick-release lever
  • Axle: Vitus 12mm x 181mm, M12, Pitch 1.5mm x Length 20mm
  • Weight: 14.96kg

Geometry

2020 Vitus Mythique 275 VRS

What do you think of the 2020 Vitus Mythique?

Is this the bargain of the century? Will you be buying this very good value for money bike? Please let me know your thoughts and questions in the comments section below.

Tom Fortune
tom@mtb-threads.com

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