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A dedicated and thoroughbred race proven platform, our Rapide 290 introduces high level performance for XC and marathon racing with an Ultra-Light T700 HM-UD carbon frame with refined geometry and impeccable handling characteristics optimised for 29” wheels!
Ultra-Light HM-UD Full Carbon Frame & RockShox Reba RL Fork
A short headtube and chainstays combined with a low bottom bracket create a low centre of gravity for improved handling and stability on fast sections of trail. The larger wheel size rolls over obstacles and rocks with greater efficiency allowing you to carry more speed for less effort helping to reduce rider fatigue and improve performance.
Box section seat and chain stays improve power transfer and rear end rigidity whilst the oversized PF30 bottom bracket increases lateral stiffness for better acceleration by transmitting every shred of pedalling energy through the drivetrain to the rear wheel.
RockShox Reba RL Solo Air forks feature Motion Control damping, Rebound and Low Speed Compression to Lock adjustment. A tapered alloy steerer and 15mm Maxle Lite through axle maximises front end stiffness for improved tracking through rough sections of trail and complements rear end stiffness to provide precise steering and confidence inspiring handling.
Shimano XT & FSA Groupset
Gear selection is taken care of via Shimano XT shifters and derailleurs with the XT Shadow Plus clutch rear derailleur improving chain tension thus reducing the chance of chain derailment. An FSA Afterburner 2×10 chainset provides the driving force at the heart of the transmission. Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors front and rear provide powerful and dependable stopping power with great modulation and lever feel.
Easton EA70 XL Wheelset & Vitus Finishing Kit
A lightweight Easton EA70 XL wheelset will comfortably cope with any XC and marathon race situation offering snappy acceleration with every stroke of the pedals. Continental X-King tyres provide predictable handling and low rolling resistance which translates into more speed for less effort! Finishing kit is supplied by Vitus with our lightweight 6061 alloy stem, bars and seatpost providing high performance components which have been colour coded to match the frame decals.
|Frame||T700 High-modulus HM-UD Carbon|
|Forks||RockShox Reba RL 29 Solo Air|
|Chainset||FSA Afterburner BB30|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA Press Fit 30 (PF30)|
|Shifters||Shimano XT SL-M780|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano XT FD-M786|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT RD-M786|
|Rims||Easton EA70 XL|
|Front Hub||Easton EA70 XL Disc|
|Rec. Rider Height (ins)||—||—||—|
|Rec. Rider Height (cm)||—||—||—|
|Rec. Inside Leg (ins)||—||—||—|
|Rec. Inside Leg (cm)||—||—||—|
|(A) Effective Top Tube||576.7mm||603.3mm||622.3mm|
|(E) Head Tube||105mm||110mm||120mm|
|(B) Head Tube Angle||72˚||72˚||72˚|
|(C) Seat Tube Angle||74˚||74˚||74˚|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||61.5mm||61.5mm||61.5mm|
|Max Tire Size||29″ x 2.2″||29″ x 2.2″||29″ x 2.2″|
|Seat Post Diameter||31.6mm||31.6mm||31.6mm|
|Bottom Bracket||Press Fit 30 (PF30)||Press Fit 30 (PF30)||Press Fit 30 (PF30)|
|Head Set||ZS42/28.6 | ZS52/40||ZS42/28.6 | ZS52/40||ZS42/28.6 | ZS52/40|
|Front Mech||34.9mm Band||34.9mm Band||34.9mm Band|
|Rear Axle||10mm x 135mm QR||10mm x 135mm QR||10mm x 135mm QR|
|Frame Material||T700 HM-UD Carbon||T700 HM-UD Carbon||T700 HM-UD Carbon|
|Based on Axle to Crown||483mm||483mm||483mm|