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.
The evolution of Elan Vital, our adventure touring bike the now makes it more versatile, coming with 27.5'“ x 2.05” (650x50) tires and room for more rubber should you wish. Elan Vital geometry has changed to make the bike more stable, with better 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 Elan Vital comes with versatile and usable Adventure Gearing with a better than 1:1 gear Ratio.
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 Butted Chromo Steel
Fork : Carbon / Alloy Steerer w 3 Rack Mounts & Fender Mounts
Brakes : TRP Spyre-C Dual Piston Mech Disc
Tires : Kenda Honey Badger XC 27.5 X 2.05”
Shifters & Derailleurs : Shimano 105
Crankset : FSA Gossamer PRO Adventure 46/32T
Cassette : Shimano 105 11 Speed 11-34T
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. Using the FSA Adventure Crankset w 46/32 Tooth rings Paired with an 11-34 Tooth Cassette gives you better than a 1:1 gear ratio for those long sustained climbs. 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.
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 2.05” (650 X 50) 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.
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.
Elan Vital Geometry
Elan Vital Fit Chart
Please note, as we are all a little different, the fit chart is a best guess estimate. Brodie highly recommends having a professional fit done at your local bike shop.