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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?

SRAM Groupset 
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.


FrameCustom-Moulded High-Modulus UD Carbon
ForksRockShox SID RL DualAir
ChainsetSRAM X0 GXP 2.2
Bottom Bracket
ShiftersSRAM X9
Front DerailleurSRAM X0
Rear DerailleurSRAM X0
CassetteSRAM PG-1050
ChainSRAM PC-1031
Front HubFulcrum Red Power XL Disc 6-Bolt
Rear HubFulcrum Red Power XL Disc 6-Bolt
TyresSchwalbe Nobby Nic
Front BrakeAvid Elixir7 Carbon Hydraulic Disc
Rear BrakeAvid Elixir7 Carbon Hydraulic Disc
HandlebarsFSA V-Drive Flat Bar
StemFSA OS-190
SeatpostVitus Alloy
Weight10.3kg (19”)


Size (inch) 17″ 19″ 21″
Rec. Rider Height (ins)
Rec. Rider Height (cm)
Rec. Inside Leg (ins)
Rec. Inside Leg (cm)
Seat Tube Length
Top Tube Length
Effective Top Tube 570mm 595mm 620mm
Chainstay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm
Head tube Length 115mm 120mm 135mm
Head Tube Angle 70° 70° 70°
Seat Tube Angle 73° 73° 73°
Bottom Bracket Drop
Seat Post Diameter
Bottom Bracket
Front Mech
Rear Axle
Frame Material
Fork Material

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