The first bike in our Field Trip value bike review series is the Vitus Mythique 29 VRX, a 140mm-travel 29er that’ll cost you $2,000 USD to get your hands on. Vitus might not be the first brand that comes to mind when you think of direct-to-consumer sales, but the name has fifty years of cycling history behind it and belongs to Chain Reaction Cycles these days. Unrelated, but who remembers the Trek VRX?
At this pricepoint, it’s especially impressive that nothing on the Mythique needs to be changed before it sees some serious miles. That includes the 140mm Marzocchi Bomber Z2 fork, SRAM’s 12-speed SX drivetrain, Shimano’s sexy-sounding MT-501 stoppers, a dropper post, and proper Schwalbe tires.