Rapide 29

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RRP: £1999.99

Rapide 29

100mm carbon XC 29er hardtail with 2×10 SRAM X9 transmission

“Building on our heritage of innovation and craftsmanship, we have carefully tailored component specs to meet the individual needs of our riders across all disciplines”


Rapide 29

Carbon frame, meet 29" wheels. 29" wheels, get ready to roll…. 

For XC race and marathon riders looking for a high-end big-wheeler, the Vitus Rapide 29 shares the same custom-moulded high-modulus UD carbon frame as its Rapide race siblings.

Featuring a race-ready components package and the fast-rolling performance benefits of 29” wheels.

At Vitus we say it’s up to you to decide if a 29er is right for your size and your riding style, but many riders claim a smoother, faster ride – especially over uneven surfaces – and a better fit in larger bike sizes.

Brand new for 2013, the Vitus Rapide 29 is brought to you exclusively by Vitus Bikes and Chainreactioncycles.com.

Custom-moulded T700 HM-UD carbon frame – 1.4kg frame weigh.
Our custom-moulded high-modulus monocoque carbon frame offers lightweight performance and a responsive ride whilst exceeding CE EN14766 safety standards. Featuring an oversized headtube and bottom bracket for unsurpassed stiffness and power transfer with replaceable dropouts as standard.

The Rockshox SID RL 29 Solo Air fork features a 15mm Maxle Lite thru-axle for ultimate stiffness and flawless tracking through corners. The fork delivers 100mm of silky smooth travel and a lock-out mode for fire-road climbs and sprints to the finish line.

SRAM groupset
A full SRAM X9 groupset featuring a 2×10 transmission combines lightweight performance and crisp, positive shifting with a wide gear range for XC race duties.
Ultra-light Avid Elixir 7 Carbon hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors provide powerful braking in all conditions ensuring maximum confidence and control.

Easton EA70 wheelset and finishing kit
A lightweight Easton EA70 XC wheelset will handle the rigours of XC racing and offers snappy accelerations with every stroke of the pedal. Maxxis Aspen tyres maintain traction in all but the worst conditions ensuring maximum confidence and surefooted handling. Easton EA70 flat bars, stem and seatpost offer the ideal blend of light weight and strength making the Rapide 29 a serious contender for podium glory.

The Vitus Rapide 29. Big wheels, no compromise.

FRAMESET

 

Frame

T700 High-modulus HM-UD carbon

Frame Certification

CE EN14766

Forks

RockShox SID RL 29 Solo Air, 100mm travel, 15mm thru-axle

WHEELS

 

Rims

Easton EA70 XC 

Hubs

Easton EA70 XC Disc, 100mm x 15mm Front, 135mm x QR Rear

Tyres

Maxxis Aspen, 29”x2.1”, 62a /60a

DRIVETRAIN

 

Brakes

Avid Elixir 7 Carbon hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors

Chainset

Bottom Bracket

SRAM S1400 2.2 PF30, 175mm, 39t x 26t

SRAM Press Fit 30 (PF30)

Chain

SRAM PC-1031, 10-speed

Cassette

SRAM PG-1050, 11t-36t, 10-speed

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X9 Type 2

Front Derailleur

SRAM X9

Shifters

SRAM X9

COMPONENTS

 

Handlebars

Easton EA70 XC flat bar, 685mm

Stem

Easton EA70, 8 degree rise

Grips

Vitus lock-on

Headset

FSA Orbit 1.5B Zero Stack, 1-1/8” to 1.5”

Saddle

Vitus

Seatpost

Easton EA70

Seatclamp

Alloy

WEIGHT

10.9kg (Medium)


Frame
Measurements

Small

med

large

x-large

Seat Tube Length

394mm

438mm

483mm

533mm

A Effective Top Tube Length

586.7mm

603.3mm

622.3mm

641.4mm

D Chain Stay Length

439mm

439mm

439mm

439mm

E Head Tube Length

105mm

110mm

125mm

145mm

B Head Tube Angle

72°

72°

72°

72°

C Seat Tube Angle

74°

74°

74°

74°

Bottom Bracket Drop

61.5mm

61.5mm

61.5mm

61.5mm

Wheelbase

1071mm

1088mm

1108mm

1128mm

Seat Post Diameter

31.6mm

31.6mm

31.6mm

31.6mm

Bottom Bracket

73mm PF30

73mm PF30

73mm PF30

73mm PF30

Head Set

ZS42/28.6▕  ZS52/40

ZS42/28.6▕  ZS52/40

ZS42/28.6▕  ZS52/40

ZS42/28.6▕  ZS52/40

Front Mech

34.9mm Clamp

34.9mm Clamp

34.9mm Clamp

34.9mm Clamp

Rear Axle

10mm x 135mm QR

10mm x 135mm QR

10mm x 135mm QR

10mm x 135mm QR

Frame Material

T700 HM-UD Carbon

T700 HM-UD Carbon

T700 HM-UD Carbon

T700 HM-UD Carbon

Max Tire Size

29" x 2.2"

29" x 2.2"

29" x 2.2"

29" x 2.2"

Based on Axle to Crown

506mm

506mm

506mm

506mm

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