New for 2012 we introduce the Vitus Escarpe. From your local trails or XC loop to the rock strewn mountain sides of the Alps, the Escarpe 1 has the credentials to tackle whatever you lay in its path!
For the top of the range Escarpe 1 we took everything that makes its little brother the Escarpe 2 a great trail bike – 140mm front and rear travel, hydroformed alloy frame with tapered head tube, bolt-thru hubs and a predatory instinct – and then we added lighter, stronger and better components for a lighter, stronger and even better bike.
Ready to tackle any alpine terrain, when you need to reach for one bike to do it all the Vitus Escarpe 1 will exceed your wildest expectations! With big hit capabilities for full on Alpine descents and lightweight pedal friendly suspension platform to get you back to the top of the trail; the Vitus Escarpe 1; Megavalanche ready!
Ready to shred?
Hydroformed Multi-Butted 6061 Aluminium Frame & RockShox Revelation RL Forks
Our lightweight hydroformed multi-butted, heat treated 6061 aluminium frame features 140mm of rear wheel travel via a Four-Bar V-Link activated suspension platform which eliminates pedal-bob yet remains fully active at all times. Suspension travel is controlled by a RockShox RT air shock which offers infinite adjustability and silky smooth performance. All pivots run on sealed cartridge bearings providing supple performance with low maintenance. A replaceable derailleur hanger comes as standard.
A Revelation RL DualAir fork offers 140mm of buttery smooth, infinitely adjustable travel. A tapered steerer and 15mm Maxle Lite thru-axle means precise, positive tracking through corners and rockgardens or any other obstacle the trail throws at you!
The SRAM groupset combines X9 shifters and derailleurs with a SRAM S1400 2×10 chainset which combines lightweight with a full complement of gears to meet the demands of any AM challenge. Alpine descents require powerful brakes and the Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes will not disappoint; with a 180mm rotor up front and a 160mm rotor at the rear for powerful fade free braking performance. An upgraded Fulcrum Red Power XL wheelset features a new milled rim to shave off over 200 grams in rotational weight to provide maximum acceleration in a tough but lightweight package with the ability to handle the roughest descents. With a 20mm thru-axle front hub and 12mm thru-axle rear you can be sure that stiffness and rigidity are uncompromised. High volume Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres combine predictable handling with low rolling resistance for complete confidence in all conditions. To complete the package we’ve added Truvativ Stylo T30 finishing kit, lock-on grips and a lightweight but comfortable X-Lite saddle.
|Frame||6061 Hydroformed Aluminium|
|Forks||Revelation RL DualAir|
|Shock||RockShox Monarch RT|
|Chainset||SRAM S1400 GXP|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X9|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X9|
|Front Hub||Fulcrum Red Power XL Disc|
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|Top Tube Length||—||—||—|
|Effective Top Tube||565mm||590mm||615mm|
|Head tube Length||120mm||120mm||130mm|
|Head Tube Angle||67.5°||67.5°||67.5°|
|Seat Tube Angle||75°||75°||75°|
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