Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

V:8 Di2

£1,899.00£7,599.00

The VAARU V:8 Di2  titanium road bike is the ideal sportive, leisure bike.

Not for CX, not for gravel, this is an all out road racing bike. The V8:Di2 is a hydraulic disc, Shimano Di2 specific road bike. The V:8 takes the best of road bike technology and rolls it into one machine. The V:8 comes with all the usual highest quality frame building extras, formed double butted tubing, curved seatstay bridge, tapered head tube, replaceable mech hanger, internal electronic and hydraulic cable routing and to finish it off, CNC’d logos on the head tube and dropouts. English threaded bottom bracket with room for electronic cables to pass internally. Frame weight from 1.5 kg.

“The V:8 sits in the middle of VAARU’s line, below the race legal Octane, and above the similarly priced but touring-minded MPA distance road bike. While I was skeptical of how “racy” the V:8 could be given its relaxed geometry, relatively low cost and bulky 8.5kg total weight, it proved to be a zinger…

I was surprised to find it sat in the same league as the best titanium frames I’ve ridden”       Peter Stuart, Cyclist Magazine, May 2016

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Description

The V:8 gives the option of an internally mounted battery within the seatpost or externally mounted close to the bottlecage on the downtube.

Wheels are an important choice when buying a disc road bike. The benefit of a carbon fibre rim comes into its own when owning this bike. Take advantage of using wheels designed specifically for disc road bikes. Rims can become lighter due to not having to reinforce the braking surface due to heat build up from rim braking. Weight saved from the rim is counteracted by a few extra spokes to withstand the disc braking forces, a few extra spokes means a stiffer wheel, increasing performance.

V8 with blue skies
in 53 cm in 55 cm in 56 cm in 57 cm in 59 cm
A Effective Top Tube 20.9 53.0 20.9 53.0 22.0 56.0 22.4 57.0 23.2 59.0
B Actual Top Tube 20.3 51.5 20.9 53.1 21.3 54.0 21.7 55.0 22.4 56.8
C Seat Tube 18.9 48.0 19.7 50.0 20.1 51.0 20.5 52.0 21.3 54.0
D Wheelbase 38.7 98.3 38.9 98.9 39.1 99.4 39.5 100.4 39.9 101.3
E Chainstay 16.3 41.5 16.3 41.5 16.3 41.5 16.3 41.5 16.3 41.5
F Head Angle 72 degrees 72 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 74 degrees
G Seat Tube Angle 74 degrees 74 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees
H Head Tube Length 4.9 12.5 6.1 15.5 6.5 16.5 6.9 17.5 7.7 19.5
I Fork Offset 1.8 4.5 1.8 4.5 1.8 4.5 1.8 4.5 1.8 4.5

Full Build Options

Platinum Build Specification

Frame V:8 Di2 brushed with standard graphics
Groupset Shimano Dura Ace 9170 Hydro Disc
Wheels Edco Prosport Pillon DB Carbon
Tyres Continental GP4000S
Fork Vaaru F:160 Disc, Black
Handlebar Pro Stealth Evo full carbon integrated
Seatpost Vaaru V:TS full Titanium
Stem Integrated with bars
Saddle Fizik Antares or to spec
Seatclamp Vaaru Black Anodised with logo
Headset Cane Creek internal 40 series
RRP: £7,599

Gold Build Specification

Frame V:8 Di2 brushed with standard graphics
Groupset Ultegra 6870 Di2 Hydro ST-R785 levers
Wheels Edco Prosport Pillon DB Carbon
Tyres Continental GP4000S
Fork Vaaru F:160 Disc, Black
Handlebar Pro Stealth Evo full carbon integrated
Seatpost Vaaru V:TS full Titanium
Stem Integrated with bars
Saddle Fizik Antares or to spec
Seatclamp Vaaru Black Anodised with logo
Headset Cane Creek internal 40 series
RRP: £6,299

Silver Build Specification

Frame V:8 Di2 brushed with standard graphics
Groupset Ultegra 6870 Di2 Hydro ST-R785 levers
Wheels Edco Optima Roche DB
Tyres Continental Grand Prix GT
Fork Vaaru F:160 Disc, Black
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: £5,079

2 reviews for V:8 Di2

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just awesome! I’ve ridden and owned a lot of bikes and this stands out as one of the best. The frame has the subtle compliance of titanium but retains a feeling of urgency and excitement. A fast, comfortable bike that has lovely detail not to mention the customisation that make them really special. Time to save the pennies for a mountain bike upgrade now.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love this bike. I’m running a 55cm frame with Ultegra Di2 and Reynolds Attack wheels. For a sportive frame, the geometry is actually pretty aggressive – really similar to my Colnago M10 I use for racing. On my regular training loop it performs really well – fast and responsive, yet comfortable too.

    As for disc brakes, if you haven’t already made the leap, just do it. Predictable braking in all conditions and no more black gunk all over your rims, tyres and frame.

    Oh but be warned, because of its gorgeous looks, people will try to touch it. Small price to pay.

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