For riders who demand the best. Here it is…
Designed by Vitus Bikes and brought to you by Chainreactioncycles.com, all bikes in the Vitus Rapide range feature a custom-moulded high-modulus UD carbon frame and have been developed with competitive XC and marathon racing in mind.
For the dedicated XC athlete engaged in national or international competition, the Vitus Rapide I is our flagship carbon race hardtail. Boasting a wishlist components package including 2X10 SRAM XO transmission and a lightweight RockShox SID 100mm fork.
Custom-moulded T700 HM-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 power transfer with replaceable dropouts as standard.
The Rockshox SID RL Solo Air fork features a 15mm Maxle Lite thru-axle for ultimate stiffness and flawless tracking through corners. The fork delivers 100mm of silky smooth travel and a lock-out mode for fire-road climbs and sprints to the finish line.
A SRAM X0/X9 groupset featuring a 2×10 transmission combines lightweight performance with a full cpmplement of gears for XC race duties. SRAM X0 is the pinacle of high performance shifting and will perform flawlessly in even the most testing conditions!
Ultra-lightweight Avid Elixir 7 Carbon hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors provide powerful braking in all conditions ensuring maximum confidence and control.
Easton EA70 wheelset and finishing kit
A lightweight Easton XC wheelset will handle the rigours of XC racing and offers snappy accelerations with every stroke of the pedal. Maxxis Aspen tyres maintain traction in all but the worst conditions ensuring maximum confidence and surefooted handling. Easton EA70 flat bars, stem and seatpost deliver the optimum blend of light weight and strength making the Rapide I a serious contender for podium glory.
The Vitus Rapide I. The pinnacle of hardtail evolution.
|Frame||T700 High-modulus HM-UD carbon|
|Forks||RockShox SID RL Solo Air|
|Chainset||SRAM X0 2.2 PF30|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM Press Fit 30 (PF30)|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X0|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X0|
|Rims||Easton EA70 XC|
|Front Hub||Easton EA70 XC Disc|
|Rec. Rider Height (ins)||—||—||—|
|Rec. Rider Height (cm)||—||—||—|
|Rec. Inside Leg (ins)||—||—||—|
|Rec. Inside Leg (cm)||—||—||—|
|Seat Tube Length||394mm||438mm||483mm|
|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||35mm||35mm||35mm|
|Seat Post Diameter||31.6mm||31.6mm||31.6mm|
|Headset||ZS44/28.6 | ZS56/40||ZS44/28.6 | ZS56/40||ZS44/28.6 | ZS56/40|
|Front Mech||34.9mm Clamp||34.9mm Clamp||34.9mm Clamp|
|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|