Vitus Sentier 2020 [Review]

Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on March 21, 2022


Vitus Sentier Review

Vitus Sentier 27 VR Bike is suited for mountain terrains. It focuses on ample power delivery and controls. Its frame is cut from a 6061 alloy metal, which makes it easy to ride through rough trails quickly. The Vitus Sentier also comes with a boost hub spacing. It gives the rider the ability to install bigger tires on the bike and better handle fast descents on paths with many rocks and debris. 

The Frame

The Vitus Sentier has a 27½-inch frame that is hardtail in styling. It uses the 6061 alloy build, making it strong and durable for the kind of rough outdoor conditions it was designed for. Its stem has a rise of 3° and a diameter of 31.8 millimeters. The stem achieves a stack height of 45 millimeters. The frame of the bike is light; it allows the rider to move more rapidly on rougher surfaces. 

Marzocchi Bomber Z2 Forks

The Vitus Sentier is fitted out with the Marzocchi Bomber Z2 Forks. It plays a significant role in making the bike sturdy and agile in all conditions. It gives the rider the convenience of riding for long periods as well. The forks are capable of absorbing shocks, vibrations, and bumps. It makes the rider feel less of the impacts of rocks and debris as they course through the jagged terrains.

 SRAM SX Eagle Drivetrain

The SRAM SX Eagle is the drivetrain that powers the Vitus Sentier. It is capable of delivering speeds right about when needed. It is also has a 12-speed configuration, which the rider can switch between in a pinch. The drivetrain pairs up with the Marzocchi Bomber Z2 Forks for a better riding experience up and down steep and rocky trails. It supplies acceleration for mountain adventures, as well as leisure rides.

Shimano MT501 Brakes

Vitus Sentier sports the Shimano MT501, which is a hydraulic disc brake system. It comes with a a finless resin pad and a 180mm rotor. It also employs the master cylinder design, which makes it durable and sleek as well – it sits flush with the rest of the bike’s components. The brakes are rigid and powerful when applied, making it easy to control the bike through winding paths, and tricky turns.

See specifications


Weight: Vitus Sentier weighs 13.7kg

Speed: The Bike comes with 12-speed configuration

Shifter: SRAM SX Eagle is the shifter for the bike

Back Derailleur: The SRAM SX Eagle provides one

Chainset: Vitus uses a 32T SRAM SX Eagle which has 53 mm chain line and Powerspline

Rims: It uses WTB ST i30, which has an inner width of 30mm, and a pinned joint.

Front Hub: The hub is the DHF112 model with a size of 110mm by 15mm and sealed bearings

Seatpost: The bike utilizes the Brand X Ascend Seatpost, which has a control lever on the left hand of the bike.

Drivetrain: Shimano SLX M7000 Shifter

Brakes: Shimano BR-MT500, 180/160mm

  • Vitus Sentier has excellent handling owing to its lightweight and Shimano brakes and chainset
  • The bike’s seat can be raised or dropped with ease
  • Its rims can accommodate tubeless tires
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Q: Can I use a tubeless tire on Vitus Sentier 27 VR Bike?

A: Yes, you can. The Boosted spacing on the rims allows for that


The Vitus Sentier 27 VR Bike (SX Eagle 1×12) is a powerful, hardtail bike. Its drivetrain and forks allow it to deliver speed and control over rocky and mountainous roads. It can handle level and sloppy movement across mountain trails and artificial terrains thanks to its Shimano BR-MT500 brakes that catch effectively. With great Rockshox suspension that ensures bumps and shock are absorbed, taking to the mountain trails is now a breeze!!!