Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

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dainiusd
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Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby dainiusd » 27 Jun 2017, 10:37am

Hi all,

I'm looking if anyone has already bought new Verenti Substance II from Wiggle and has to share any impressions?
(http://www.wiggle.co.uk/verenti-substan ... ke-yellow/)
As they are online only it's hard to decide about purchase without seeing it in reality. I like that it has all modern stuff like flat mount brakes, through axles and tapered headtube, but not all information is accurate. Bike spec says it's got 700x35 tyres, but I can see 700x37 in pictures, and Q&A says 40c tyres won't fit, so I'm a bit confused :D :D

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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby malvandy » 28 Jun 2017, 7:54pm

I got a Verenti from Wiggle in 2015. It was the Verenti Defence, basically it was promoted as a winter trainer, mudguards & all. Nowhere near the higher spec of the Substance11 & half the price. The only down for mine is the paintwork, slightest knock & what seems to be a very thin layer comes of. The Defence has the same carbon forks which is great. I do enjoy the bike .Good service from Wiggle so no complaints there.

dainiusd
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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby dainiusd » 5 Aug 2017, 9:34pm

So after couple of responses from wiggle, I'm buying it. It appears my friend works there and managed to take a pic while it was built :D

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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby dainiusd » 24 Aug 2017, 12:08pm

Here it is after few mods - binned the PF30 bottom bracket and FSA crankset, changed into 1x11, lighter wheels, 42mm tyres and leather saddle.
Like the bike after few short rides already - stiff and fast, huge tyre clearance.
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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby malvandy » 24 Aug 2017, 5:24pm

What sort of BB & crankset did you fit if you don't mind telling me

dainiusd
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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby dainiusd » 25 Aug 2017, 2:33pm

It's Wheels Manufacturing threaded PF30 to BSA bottom bracket + Shimano Ultegra 6650 cranks. No more press fit, no creaking :)

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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby Bonefishblues » 25 Aug 2017, 3:32pm

You've changed an awful lot immediately on purchase, if you don't mind me stating the bleedin' obvious!

dainiusd
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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby dainiusd » 29 Aug 2017, 5:18pm

Just because there is no perfect bike in the world, especially when bike builders are skimming on wheels and cranksets.

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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby Spinners » 29 Aug 2017, 8:37pm

dainiusd wrote:Just because there is no perfect bike in the world, especially when bike builders are skimming on wheels and cranksets.


That is so right!
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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby Bonefishblues » 29 Aug 2017, 9:13pm

dainiusd wrote:Just because there is no perfect bike in the world, especially when bike builders are skimming on wheels and cranksets.

I suppose my subtext was that you can't be all that far off a custom build - or at least building up a frame from scratch, so was interested in your route.

dainiusd
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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby dainiusd » 30 Aug 2017, 9:56am

Well in the end it will be totally custom bike, but original one is not bad too, except the bottom bracket :mrgreen:

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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby davidnearcotswolds » 1 Sep 2017, 10:07am

I'm thinking of getting a Verenti Substance Tiagra at UKP 680

I've recently got back into cycling - riding a hybrid I bought second-hand

Was originally going to wait until Feb next year to make sure I'm really into this before upgrading

But at 680 this looks like an amazing deal

So I guess my question is - any reason IYHO not to go for it ???

Cheers - David

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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby bikebakker » 20 Nov 2017, 10:53am

Same here, I am thinking of getting the Verenti Substance II Apex 1x in blue/orange. I really like the bike in two tone yellow though. But blue/orange is the only choice. I'm okay with that.

How is the geometry of the bike? Which size should I take? I know there is a sizing chart on Wiggle's website but using that I get a larger than usally frame size advised.
I'm about 1.86 meter (6 foot, 1 inch), weight: 69kg (152 pounds) and have average inseam, about 89 cm.

Should I get a 56 or 58 frame?

dainiusd
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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby dainiusd » 5 Dec 2017, 3:37pm

I think you should get size 56, I'm 185cm and 88cm inseam and it's perfect size for me. Larger bike would be ok too, but you'll need shorter stem.

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Re: Wiggle's Verenti Substance II

Postby bikebakker » 18 Feb 2018, 9:15pm

Not entirely the right topic but since I was originally interested in the Verenti and Verenti=Vitus more or less, here's a shot of my new Vitus Substance V2, SRAM 1x Apex.
I received the bike last week and put it on a test ride this weekend on a gravel tour. I like it though it's kind of slow and heavy. I have to get used to a more relaxed type of touring.
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