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Description

Rapide CRX – XC Race Rocket

Born fast and ready to race, the Vitus Rapide is a cross-country race rocket. The Rapide is a dedicated and thoroughbred race proven platform aimed at riders seeking a high-level performance bike for cross-country and marathon racing.

Stiff and Light Carbon Frame

Built around a stiff and ultra-light T700 HM-UD carbon frame and featuring a trail-refined geometry, the Rapide delivers impeccable handling characteristics and has been optimised for 29” wheels.

Trail Stability

The Rapide frame features sculpted tubing for increased stand over height; 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. Oversized bottom bracket area increases lateral stiffness for better acceleration by transmitting every ounce of pedalling energy through the drivetrain to the rear wheel.

29er Wheelset

The 29er 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.

  • Intended use – XC
  • Wheel size – 29”
  • Recommended fork travel – 100mm
  • Construction – T700 High-modulus HM-UD Carbon
  • XC Race Geometry
  • Clearance for up to 2.2” Tyres

Sizes – S, M, L, XL

Specification


FrameCarbon
ForksRockshox Sid RL 29
ShockN/A
ChainsetSRAM XO1 carbon
Bottom BracketSRAM GXP
ShiftersSRAM Eagle XO1
Front DerailleurN/A
Rear DerailleurSRAM Eagle XO1
CassetteSRAM Eagle XG-1295
ChainSRAM Eagle GX
RimsWTB
Front HubNovatec
Rear HubNovatec
SpokesDouble butted
TyresWTB Nano 2.1"
Front BrakeSRAM DB
Rear BrakeSRAM DB
HandlebarsFSA Afterburner flat
StemFSA Afterburner
HeadsetFSA
SaddleNukeproof
SeatpostFSA Afterburner
SeatclampAlloy
Weight10 Kgs / 22 Lbs

Geometry

Size S M L XL
Rec. Rider Height (ins) 4’11-5’6 5’6-5’10 5’10-6’2 6’2-6’7
Rec. Rider Height (cm) 152-170 170-180 180-190 190-201
Rec. Inside Leg (ins) 26-29 29-31 31-33 33-37
Rec. Inside Leg (cm) 67-76 76-81 81-86 86-94
Seat Tube 395 445 483 533
Fork Offset 46 46 46 46
(A) Effective Top Tube 590 600 620 640
(B) Head Tube Angle 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5
(C) Effective Seat Tube Angle 72.5 72.5 72.5 72.5
(D) Chainstay 440 440 440 440
(E) Head Tube 105 115 125 135
(F) Stack 617 627 636 645.5
(G) Reach 395 402 419 436.5
Bottom Bracket Drop 60 60 60 60
Wheelbase 1095 1105 1126 1146
Seat Post Diameter 31.6 31.6 31.6 31.6
Bottom Bracket Threaded 73mm BSA Threaded 73mm BSA Threaded 73mm BSA Threaded 73mm BSA
Head Set 1 1/8″-1.5″ 1 1/8″-1.5″ 1 1/8″-1.5″ 1 1/8″-1.5″
Based on Axle to Crown 526 526 526 526

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