(3 customer reviews)

V:8 | Road Race

£1,899.00£2,449.00

The Vaaru V:8 is an elite road racing frame created for cycling technophiles. Designed without compromise, the V:8 takes the best of road bike technology and utilises it in this disc brake, Shimano Di2 specific titanium road bike.

The V:8 is available to buy online as Frame Only (includes frame, headset and seat clamp) or Frameset (includes frame, headset, seat clamp and F:160 forks). For clients who would prefer for us to build their bike we like to offer an appointment service where we can discuss your style of riding, fit you to our bike and help you choose from a wide range of components and finishes. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about our fully built service.

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Description

Moonlight Blue Concept

A V8 to suit a true classic car enthusiast. This V8 bespoke titanium bike build was designed for a customer in U.S.A to complement his classic car. This titanium looks absolutely stunning part painted in Moonlight Blue and accented with silver.  

V8 Frame Details

The V:8 has the best titanium frame building features; 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. 

Disc Brakes

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.

Finishing Kit

Each of our Vaaru frames is available as a frame only, frameset, rolling chasis or as a completely bespoke full build.  Specify the components that you would like or let us recommend what we think will suit your style of riding the best.  We are careful to choose components that we think excel and have been engineered to last. 

 

This version of the V8 has been built with –

Vaaru V8 Titanium Frame

Shimano Ultegra

Absolute Black Chainrings

Vaaru Titanium Seatpost

Vaaru Carbon Bottle Cages

Black inc Single Piece Stem and Bars

Reynolds Wheels

Challenge Tyres

V:8 Latest News

53 cm 55 cm 56 cm 57 cm 59 cm
A Effective Top Tube 530 550 560 570 590
B Actual Top Tube 515 531 540 550 568
C Seat Tube 480 500 510 520 540
D Wheelbase 983 989 994 1003 1013
E Chainstay 415 415 415 415 415
F Head Angle 72° 73° 73° 73° 74°
G Seat Tube Angle 74° 73° 73° 73° 73°
H Head Tube Length 125 155 165 175 195
I Fork Offset 45 45 45 45 45
J BB Drop 72 72 72 72 72
K Fork Axle to Crown 370 370 370 370 370
L Stack 530 560 571 583 602
M Reach 377 380 385 393 400

3 reviews for V:8 | Road Race

  1. JC

    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. Jon

    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.

  3. Gary Blesson

    First Impressions
    With the Vaaru V:8 Disc Titanium road bike delivered and looking the business it was naturally time for the first ride out with a bunch of my old mates. I knew this ride would test the bike to its limits, my friends including Chris Lillywhite, a previous winner of the Tour of Britain, were there to ensure the bike and myself were pushed to the max.

    As we gathered at the starting point which was the Giro Cycle Café in Esher, my group of friends did the traditional look over to pass judgment on the new Titanium machine. Just like me everyone loved it, the styling and components looked the part but how would it perform?

    Comfort
    One of the first things I noticed with the Titanium frame was the ride, I found it smoother than that of an aluminium build yet more forgiving on rough roads when compared to Carbon.

    I hadn’t ridden the bike prior to this test, though it was set for my measurements. I did a solid 4 hard hours on this bike and surprisingly felt no aches or pains, even though this included riding on a mixture of road surfaces. A nice little addition to the bike is the titanium seat post which has a very nice feel and look.

    Descending
    Testing the bike at full performance I went down a leafy wet road in Surrey around 10-12%. Getting up to 50mph on the decline the bike felt as safe as houses, it was very stable and cornered well, it gave me the confidence to go whizzing past my friends at speed, it felt great the carbon forks complemented the titanium frame perfectly.

    Disc Brakes
    Braking is more direct which means a lighter touch is needed on the brake lever when compared to braking on the wheel rim which can be a bit softer.

    The main advantage with discs is in winter conditions when you are battling against dirt and wet roads, the brakes perform the same throughout and don’t lose braking performance. Losing performance in bad conditions is a common issue with the traditional brake pad system resulting in losing braking resistance caused by moisture and dirt getting on the breaking surface, so I was soon won over by having brake discs on a road bike in wintery conditions.

    Be aware though disc brakes can be a bit noisy when wet, but perform well in all conditions. They do take a little bit to get used to, but if you have a mountain bike with disc brakes then you will be used to the feel.

    Summary
    The bike ride was on a route I have done many times so I was able to compare the Vaaru V:8 Disc Titanium road bike well against bikes I have previously taken on this trip. The frame was perfect and responsive, topped up by the disc brakes as added bonus, it just turns this bike into a brilliant tool for commuting. The general feeling from fellow riders is that it’s a great all round frame. You can ride to work on it every day, cycle around Europe or just ride through the UK countryside – it’s the perfect all-rounder, on Vaaru’s website they claim it’s the ideal sportive and leisure bike and I can’t disagree. The V:8 looks good and handily cleans up easily after a ride.

    A brilliant addition to this already high spec bike is the Shimano Di2 gear set, it simply makes everything about changing gear effortless, a luxury you can soon get used to. Do you need it? Not really… but if you can afford it, go for it. Press of a button gear changing is superb; you will love it. Generally, you will have to charge the battery which is nicely concealed in the seat post every couple of weeks.

    In regards to Disc brakes I rate them for winter training, commuting and touring, for me they are the thing to have. In the scene people who have disc brakes added to their top end carbon road bike are still in quite a small minority, but with all the big manufacturers having them on their top end stuff I think this alternative braking system will only grow in popularity. Review by Gary Blesson for Lexham Insurance

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