Leading the Vitus hardtail field for 2012 is the Rapide 1, featuring our custom-moulded high-modulus UD monocoque carbon frame. For all out XC racers and marathon events.
With its natural habitat between the starting tape and the finish line. The Rapide 1 is the perfect partner for riders who revel in hunting down the competition without hesitation or mercy.
Rapide 1. Bred for glory.
Custom-Moulded High-Modulus UD Carbon Frame – 1.4kg Frame Weight
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 transfer of power with replaceable dropouts as standard.
The Rockshox SID RL DualAir fork features a 15m Maxle Lite thru-axle for ultimate stiffness and flawless tracking through corners. With 100mm of silky smooth travel and a lock-out mode for climbing; the Vitus Rapide 1 is ready for World Cup domination, are you?
A SRAM X0/X9 groupset featuring a 2×10 transmission combines lightweight performance with a full complement of gears for XC race duties. SRAM X0 is the pinnacle of high performance shifting and will perform flawlessly in even the most testing conditions! Avid Elixir 7 Carbon hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors provide powerful braking in all conditions ensuring maximum confidence and control.
Fulcrum Red Power XL Wheelset & Schwalbe Tyres
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 lightweight package with the ability to handle the rigours of World Cup level XC racing. Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres provide low rolling resistance and bags of traction for predictable trail handling in any conditions.
|Frame||Custom-Moulded High-Modulus UD Carbon|
|Forks||RockShox SID RL DualAir|
|Chainset||SRAM X0 GXP 2.2|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X0|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X0|
|Front Hub||Fulcrum Red Power XL Disc 6-Bolt|
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|Seat Tube Length||—||—||—|
|Top Tube Length||—||—||—|
|Effective Top Tube||570mm||595mm||620mm|
|Head tube Length||115mm||120mm||135mm|
|Head Tube Angle||70°||70°||70°|
|Seat Tube Angle||73°||73°||73°|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||—||—||—|
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