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Description

New for 2012 is the Rapide 2, with a custom-moulded high-modulus UD carbon frame that offers the perfect blend of light weight, comfort and race-bred performance.

Designed for competitive XC and marathon riding as well as all-day epics in the hills, the Rapide 2 features a blend of lightweight, high performance componentry that will help you achieve podium success or a new personal best on your weekend training ride.

Rapide 2. Ready to race. Are you?

Custom-Moulded High-Modulus UD Carbon Frame – 1.4kg Frame Weight
Sharing the same custom-moulded high-modulus monocoque carbon frame as the Vitus Rapide 1 which 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 Rapide 2 is as comfortable on the starting line as it is on the open hills.

SRAM Groupset 
A full SRAM X9 groupset featuring a 2×10 transmission combines lightweight performance with a full complement of gears for XC race duties. SRAM X9 is renowned for crisp, positive shifting and will ensure a sloppy gear change does not rob you of podium glory. Avid Elixir 7 Carbon hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors provide powerful braking in all conditions ensuring maximum confidence and control.

Fulcrum Red Power Wheelset & Schwalbe Tyres
Add to the mix a tough but lightweight Fulcrum Red Power wheelset for snappy acceleration and you have a bike that’s durable and comfortable enough for long sessions in the saddle but is ready to leap into action once you put the power down. Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres provide low rolling resistance and bags of traction for impeccable trail handling.

Specification


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

Size

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
Reach
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
Wheelbase
Seat Post Diameter
Bottom Bracket
Headset
Front Mech
Rear Axle
Frame Material
Fork Material

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