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Lindarets brings Chiru Vagus ti gravel bike Stateside + 60mm Terske titanium tubeless valve stems

Chiru Vagus
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Looking to add a bit of diversity to their line of Ti gravel bikes, Lindarets just brought the Chiru Vagus into their mix of offerings. The new addition claims to be a capable endurance rig designed to make long days on less than ideal roads, or even multi-day adventures, more comfortable.

Chiru Vagus Front Shimano GRX

Chiru has been a regular in our Eurobike coverage a few years now, and Cory even spent some time on their 29er Ti adventure bike, the Kegeti. The Vagus, however, is their take on a gravel bike that’s ready to be fully loaded and ridden for days. It’s built with seamless grade 9 3AI/2.5V titanium and has a brushed finish.

Vagus Frame

Chiru Vagus Drivetrain Shimano GRX

Functionality starts with the rack, fender, and bag mounts that can be found across the entire frame. Lindarets even has a CEC 6-bolt carbon fork that can be spec’d for an additional $75 to maximize cargo space.

Chiru Vagus Geo

Chiru Vagus BB
photo c. Lindarets

Leading the Vagus is a 1,1/8″ – 1,1/2″ tapered head tube, and your option of a rigid or a 40mm suspension fork with a crown to axle distance of 395 – 410mm. Internal cable routing cleans up the rear brake, front and/or rear derailleur, and dropper post housing. Heading towards the back, it fits a 27.2mm ∅ seat post and gets a 68mm T47 threaded bottom bracket.

Chiru Vagus Seat Stays

The back end gets a 142x12mm thru-axle dropout and flat mount disc brakes compatible with 160mm rotors. Its chainstay design offer space for up to 700 x 43c or 650b x 2.1″ tires.

Build options

Chiru Vagus Builds

Chiru Vagus Drivetrain Red XX1

Through Lindarets, there are a few complete build options starting with a Shimano GRX build and a GRX & Spinergy build on sale for $4,295. Their mid-tier is a Sram AXS build for $5,495, and a top-tier Red/XX1 Zipp option for $6,195. Lastly, its frame only option retails for $2,195 and weighs 1.55kg (~3.4lbs) size M. Sizes range from XS-XL but may be limited to quantity.

Terske (formerly Traben) titanium tubeless valve stems

Terske Titanium Valve Stems

Detail oriented? Then you might think a titanium valve stem is the perfect accessory for your titanium bike. Or any bike for that matter. You might have seen Terske titanium tubeless valve stems before, though they were previously called Traben. The name has changed, the valve stems still offer the same blend of durability and light weight while remaining highly serviceable. Bead Shed tech claims to make tire installation easier around the valve and replaceable gaskets promise to keep these $40 stems in action for years to come.

Terske 60mm titanium valve stem tubeless

New to the family is a longer, 60mm valve stem option. These should be perfect for deeper 40-50mm rims. Weighing in at 5g per 40mm stem, or 6.25g per 60mm stem, it’s a small penalty for longevity.

Terske aluminum Valve stems oil slick

Last on the list are these Ti Nitride coated ‘oil slick’ aluminum stems. Oil slick seems to be having a bit of a moment right now, so if you’re looking for all of the shiny bits you can get your hands on, this is just one more option. They also have replaceable gaskets and Bead Shed tech for $25. Each weighs in at 5g per 44mm stem.


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3 years ago

In the second and third photos there’s a GRX RD with a non-standard cage, an XT 11-46 cassette and a GRX double crankset – what’s going on, and what cage and derailleur is it? The next photo from under the BB is of a frame with no chainstays…

3 years ago
Reply to  satanas

The chain stays are directly behind the bottom bracket.

J'Anky Teal
J'Anky Teal
3 years ago
Reply to  satanas

That looks like a standard 2x rear derailleur and the chainstays are probably what the brake hose and rear derailleur cables are following.
The cassette, tho? New Goatlink magic?

Marc L
3 years ago
Reply to  satanas

Good eye on the cassette- 11-34s have been backordered through Shimano for a bit (back in stock today, 6/12). But when we had the chance to grab photos of the Zipp build I tossed the 11-46 on as a placeholder. I didn’t know that they’d wind up on Bikerumor before I had the chance to swap them out 😉

The derailleur is a standard RX810- no cage or other mods.

The chainstays do exist, they’re just behind that big ol’ T47 BB (and beyond the depth of focus behind that).

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