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.
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.
|Frame||Custom-Moulded High-Modulus UD Carbon|
|Forks||RockShox SID RL DualAir|
|Chainset||SRAM X9 GXP|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X9|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X9|
|Front Hub||Fulcrum Red Power Disc 6-Bolt|
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|Rec. Inside Leg (ins)||—||—||—|
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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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