Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

MPA

£1,899.00£4,399.00

The MPA is our titanium distance road bike, it’s not about the finish line, it’s about the journey! The MPA has been designed for the rider who values ‘Miles per Annum’. Fill your bottles, set the GPS and ride all day, all week or across continents. The MPA strikes the balance between speed and comfort with a slightly more relaxed geometry than the Octane 6-4 or V:8. The MPA will be equally happy riding the local sportive or on an adventure.

The MPA is available to buy as Frame Only (includes frame, headset and seat clamp), Frameset (includes frame, headset, seat clamp and F:140 forks) Rolling Chasis and Fully Built with your choice of components.

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Description

The MPA titanium distance road bike comes with all the superior frame qualities that VAARU titanium frames are known for, tapered headtube, double butted 3AL/2.5V tubing, formed chain stays and seat stays which are designed to provide maximum comfort over rough road conditions.

The MPA (Miles Per Annum) comes fully compatible with both internal Di2 or mechanical cable options. The frame has the latest through axle and utilises Shimano flatmount brake technology and enough space for 28C tyres and a full mudguard. A traditional style bicycle with a modern twist.

in 52 cm in 54 cm in 56 cm in 57 cm in 59 cm in 60 cm
Effective Top Tube 20.5 52.0 21.3 54.0 22.0 56.0 22.4 57.0 23.2 59.0 19.7 50.0
Actual Top Tube 20.4 51.7 21.0 53.4 21.4 54.3 21.5 54.5 22.6 57.5 23.0 58.5
Seat Tube 18.1 46.0 200.8 510.0 20.5 52.0 20.9 53.0 21.7 55.0 22.0 56.0
Wheelbase 39.8 101.0 39.8 101.0 39.9 101.4 40.3 102.4 40.9 103.9 41.3 104.9
Chainstay 16.7 42.5 16.7 42.5 16.7 42.5 16.7 42.5 16.7 42.5 16.7 42.5
Head Angle 71.5 degrees 71.5 degrees 71.5 degrees 71.5 degrees 72 degrees 72 degrees 72 degrees 72 degrees 72.5 degrees 72.5 degrees 72.5 degrees 72.5 degrees
Seat Tube Angle 76 degrees 76 degrees 74 degrees 74 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees
Head Tube Length 53.1 135.0 6.1 15.5 6.9 17.5 7.3 18.5 80.7 205.0 84.6 215.0
Fork Offset 1.8 4.5 1.8 4.5 1.8 4.5 1.8 4.5 1.8 4.5 1.8 4.5
BB Drop 2.8 7.2 2.8 7.2 2.8 7.2 2.8 7.2 2.8 7.2 2.8 7.2

Full Build Options

Platinum Full Build Specification

Frame MPA brushed with Anodised Graphics
Groupset Shimano Ultegra 6800 Hydro Disc
Wheels Edco Roche DB
Tyres Continental Grand Prix GT 28C
Fork Vaaru F:140 max 28C tyres with mudguard
Handlebar Pro PLT Ergo
Seatpost Vaaru Titanium V:TS
Stem Pro PLT 31.6 Alloy
Saddle Pro Falcon hollow rails
Seatclamp Vaaru Black Anodised with logo
Headset Cane Creek internal 40 series
RRP: £4,399

Gold Full Build Specification

Frame MPA brushed with Anodised Graphics
Groupset Shimano Ultegra 6800 Hydro Disc
Wheels Kenesis Racelight Disc
Tyres Continental Grand Prix GT 28C
Fork Vaaru F:140 max 28C tyres with mudguard
Handlebar Pro PLT Ergo
Seatpost Vaaru Titanium V:TS
Stem Pro PLT 31.6 Alloy
Saddle Pro Falcon hollow rails
Seatclamp Vaaru Black Anodised with logo
Headset Cane Creek internal 40 series
RRP: £3,745

Silver Full Build Specification

Frame MPA brushed with Anodised Graphics
Groupset Shimano 105 5800 Hydro Disc
Wheels Shimano RX010 Disc
Tyres Continental Grand Prix GT 28C
Fork Vaaru F:140 max 28C tyres with mudguard
Handlebar Pro PLT Ergo
Seatpost Pro PLT 10deg 100mm
Stem Pro PLT 31.6 Alloy
Saddle Pro Falcon hollow rails
Seatclamp Vaaru Black Anodised with logo
Headset Cane Creek internal 40 series
RRP: £3,365

3 reviews for MPA

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linda B

    I am continuing to enjoy my bike. It’s turned out to be able to withstand calamities. Falling into wet cement and later getting trapped on a moving escalator in Spain. Skidding on black ice in the New Year at the top of Goodwood and falling off. Bad bruising to me, nothing at all to the bike….

    What a joy my Vaaru bike is. I had it built to what I wanted for my sort of riding, which is the occasional Audax and Sportive and local club rides. But in the summer I go touring. And last summer was up and over the Pyrenees from Bordeaux to Barcelona. With gearing similar to a mountain bike coupled with the responsiveness of my bike to my efforts, I spun my way up the Port de Balès and other cols in complete comfort. And now in the winter in Sussex, with mudguards fitted, my bike has become my all-weather ride. It really is perfect for rain and muck.

    Vaaru = first class attention to service and detail. I’d been thinking for a long time about a titanium bike but wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted or needed. My first meeting with Vaaru’s James was his visiting me to look at the other bikes I have and to talk about what I wanted to progress to. After measuring my bikes and me and then several emails and phone calls to confirm details, we agreed timelines. All of this made me feel confident that I would get the bike I wanted. And so it proved to be. The Vaaru attention to detail and personal contact has given me exactly what I wanted. I couldn’t recommend Vaaru and their bikes more highly.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Hufton

    Vaaru MPA

    First impressions from a demo ride.
    I am looking for a bike for club rides occasional sportives and touring. That would cover distance and offer comfort with speed. That would be agile handling but have a confident feel.
    My current bikes are: Trek Carbon road Bike and a Scott Carbon MTB.
    After an engaging and informative discussion with James at Vaaru I was offered a ride of the Vaaru MPA Titanium Road bike.

    I visited James at Barnham near Chichester in West Sussex. And after attaching my pedals of choice I was off.
    My ride took me across West Sussex to Chichester, then north passed the Goodwood hotel up on to the South Downs, over to East Dean, then west to Singleton, then back up over the downs passed Goodwood race course, Goodwood house to Chichester and back to Barnham.

    First impressions were of how comfortable I was over all road surfaces including some sadly poorly maintained roads, the bike seemed to absorb most of the vibration and shocks with very little of the expected buzz reaching the rider but still gave good feedback of what was under the wheels.
    The bike was nicely stable through the turns, with very natural steering but agile enough to feel fun through the twisty corners.
    The bike also climbs well and is very responsive to accelerations out of corners or climbs.

    All in all a very satisfying mount, so much so that I will be taking delivery of one built to my specifications in the near future.
    I will let you know how I get on with it in the longer term.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Neil

    I had been dreaming of owning a robust, sturdy yet fast road machine for commuting/winter training. Capable of carrying a load with mounts for rack & mudguards, yet not so leaden that it would put me off training on it or taking on winter club runs. It also needed to last! Titanium seemed the ideal material for the frame, and after meeting James at the London bike show last year I realised that the Vaaru MPA was just the bike I needed.
    As the design was being updated with internal cable routing, flat mount disc brakes & other tweeks, I was happy to wait for a while.
    James helped me spec. my ‘dream machine’, which included Ultrgra groupset (hydraulic discs), Zipp bars & stem and Reynolds Assault wheels.
    My first impressions after a short ride were that it is a very sturdy performer, giving quite a relaxed ride, yet not so soft that you feel isolated from the road.
    I have now spent a couple of months riding it in UK winter weather conditions, over all manner of surfaces (inc. some off-tarmac!) on both commutes & faster club runs. Having got to know it a bit better I’m beginning to realise what a competent machine this is. Hitting potholes at speed is not something to be encouraged, but the MPA deals with my incompetence in a very forgiving way.
    When riding fast & hard on dark roads it handles the ‘surface imperfections’ (read terrible surfaces!) we unfortunately have to deal with in the UK with aplomb.
    11/10 !!!

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