THE HISTORY OF THE MYTHIQUE
The Mythique quickly established itself as an all-round favourite. The solid aluminium frame dressed with proven and upgradable parts won fans worldwide. Delivering such noteworthy trail performance, yet all the while being positioned as the perfect bike to get you started.
AN AWARD-WINNING HERITAGE
It’s not bullish to talk about a bike that’s “good everywhere”. About the consistent performance along the whole track from a bike that calmly stitched together the technical sections with balance and poise. That’s just how people have always talked about the Mythique. It wasn’t our label, but the people out there riding.
This recognition was not limited to our passionate Vitus owners with the bike winning the PinkBike $2,000 field trip, as well as getting multiple top tier reviews from the likes of MBR, Bike Radar and Off Road cc.
CONTINUING WITH ITS AWARD WINNING WAYS
What better way to start a launch campaign than with a test win. The all-new Mythique 29 VRX was awarded with an MBR Magazine £2k Full-Sus test win against some stiff competition.
"Vitus has absolutely nailed the performance" 10/10 MBR.
THE ALL-NEW MYTHIQUE PLATFORM
Side-by-side the changes are clear to see. Upfront, the head tube is 0.5 degrees slacker (66 to 65.5 degrees with a 140mm fork), promoting more control across a wider variety of terrain, in particular when things become steeper and more technical. This is balanced out with a revised 1.5 degree steeper effective seat tube angle (76 degrees to 77.5 on a 29” with 140mm fork), reflecting the change in reach and positioning the rider further over the bottom bracket for more efficient climbing.
We don’t believe in reserving features for top-end models. In particular, when it comes to geometry - if it can benefit everyone’s riding, then it’s worth doing at every price point. Once more, we looked closely at the Sommet and Escarpe and tweaked the geometry accordingly so that the Mythique is much more responsive on the climbs. You won’t feel slouched and sluggish over the rear of the bike.
SLAM THE DROPPER
You asked. We listened. The new Mythique can now accommodate a full dropper insertion across all sizes, so you can maximise movement and get the weight right back when the trail falls away.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
Nothing sucks the fun out of riding quite like mountain bike industry standards and jargon. The Mythique aims to keep it real. This includes:
• A Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH)
• Externally routed cables for easy access and maintenance
• Boost 148 rear wheel size
• Commonly available 44mm upper and 56mm lower headset bearings
• Threaded bottom bracket
• Shared, proven hardware with the Escarpe and Sommet
• Increasing sensitivity, a highly durable trunnion mount upper shock replaces the current DU Bushing
The all-new Mythique is available now via exclusive online retailers in the UK and EU, and direct from us.vitusbikes.com for our US riders.