The concept of having a bike that is a dedicated all-rounder might seem strange but that’s essentially what the Substance is…
|Rear Rack Mounts:||Yes|
|Number of gears:||18|
|Frame:||520 Reynolds Chrome-Moly (Steel)|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Front Derailleur Mount:||Band On|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
|Wheelset:||Alex Race-28 (32hole) rims/Novatech hubs D521GCC-frt, D522GCC-rear|
|Brake Levers/Gear Shifters:||Shimano Sora|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano Sora|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano Sora|
|Brake Type:||Cable Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||Shimano Sora, 9 Speed|
|Brake Callipers:||Avid BB5|
|Chainring Size:||50 Tooth, 34 Tooth|
|Chain:||KMC, 9 Speed|
|Bottom Bracket:||BSA 68mm External|
|Cassette:||Shimano Sora, 9 Speed|
|Cassette Range:||11-32 Tooth|
|Handlebars:||4ZA, Black, 31.8mm|
|Bar Tape/Grips:||4ZA, Black|
|Seat Post:||4ZA, Black, 27.2mm|
|Tyres:||Kenda, 700 x 32c|
|Pedals:||Supplied with basic flat pedals|
|Warranty:||3 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty|
Whether it’s for that bit of fun around town, as a sturdy commuter, as the weekend rambler or maybe as that entry level Cyclo-Cross for if you want to give something special a go.
Taking the city potholes and turning them on their heads, the Substance breaks over these crags & bumps in much the way a 29er would. In its battleship grey and black finish, it’s got a look that gets better with a little bit of dirt and grime. But there is much more to the Substance than just an about-town commuter.
Loaded from top to bottom with a full Shimano® Sora Groupset, you get the seamless shifting of the higher groups but at a cost that doesn’t break the budget. A Compact Sora Chainset and wide ratio cassette means the Substance should have all the gear options you’d need - wrapped up in one. The frame is made using Reynolds® 520 butted Chrome-Moly tubes to provide that classic steel ride-comfort and endurance at a competitive weight. Loaded with all the rack & guards mounts you would need, it also lends itself to long cycling holidays and touring around Europe. The front and rear Avid® disc brakes give you more than enough reassurance that you have the stopping power that you need whatever the weather.
With everything that this bike has and everything that you can do and enjoy on it… how could we call the Substance anything else?
'For a bike at this price, the overall spec is pretty impressive.' As reviewed by London Cyclist Magazine, Feb 2014. Click here for the full review.
Read the Wiggle Blog Customer Review of the Verenti Substance CX1.1 Sora 2014 here
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The size chart below will get you on the right size bike. Experienced riders may also wish to refer to the geometry chart for more detail.
Getting the Right Fit
At Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order, against measurements supplied by you, to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!
If you are on the change over between sizes both options will fit. Racers and experienced riders would usually select a smaller size as this offers quicker handing. A larger bike offers more stability and is more suited to new and intermediate riders.
|Height||cm||169 - 174cm||172 - 182cm||177 - 186cm||184 - 192cm|
|ft||5′ 7″ - 5′ 9″||5′ 8″ - 5′ 12″||5′ 10″ - 6′ 1″||6′ 0″ - 6′ 4″|
|Inside Leg||cm||70 - 75cm||73 - 78cm||76 - 82cm||80 - 86cm|
|inches||28″ - 30″||29″ - 31″||30″ - 32″||31″ - 34″|
|A. Seat Tube - Center to Center||mm||455mm||485mm||515mm||545mm|
|B. Seat Tube - Center to Top||mm||500mm||530mm||560mm||590mm|
|C. Top Tube||mm||506mm||523mm||548mm||573mm|
|D. Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||515mm||530mm||555mm||580mm|
|E. Head Tube||mm||90mm||100mm||120mm||150mm|
|F. Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||75°||74°||74°||73.5°|
|G. Head Tube Angle||Degrees||71.5°||71.5°||72°||72.5°|
|H. Chainstay Length||mm||425mm||425mm||425mm||425mm|
|I. Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||60mm||60mm||60mm||60mm|
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