Vitus Escarpe 29 CR Mountain Bike (2022)

Vitus Escarpe 29 CR Mountain Bike (2022) - £2,299.99

No two trails are created equal and even your favourite singletrack will ride differently from one week to the next, so when you can’t trust the surface you need absolute faith in the bike. Enter the Vitus Escarpe 29 CR Mountain Bike.

Whether new to riding trails or looking to upgrade your ride, the Escarpe CR has a reassuring stability that tames those intimidating obstacles - the off-camber turns, the wet roots and the rocky descents. You want a trail bike that inspires confidence, behaves predictably and leaves you grinning for more, not gritting your teeth. You want a bike that flows with total control and won’t feel like a grind on the climbs, keeping your legs fresh for one more run. You want a trustworthy sidekick out on the trails that keeps the fun turned up. This is it.

Performance is defined by how a bike responds to hard braking, puts power through the pedals, negotiates technical ground and handles quick changes to body position. The carbon front triangle and aluminium rear of the Escarpe CR ensure a balanced ride feel and complete efficiency. The suspension and frame function as a system, together countering the fatiguing effects of pedal-bob (the irritating bounce that can happen when you're pushing hard) and reducing the harshness of small bumps and trail vibrations that kill speed. Smoother is faster for longer. With an adjustable flip-chip, that can raise the bottom bracket by 6mm and increase the head angle, you can also customise the setup to best suit how and where you ride. Whatsmore, geometry and performance are optimised throughout the size range, so whether you are S or XL, there’s no compromise on how this bike feels.

When riding trails there’s enough to think about without having to consider how the bike is going to respond to the next turn or bump. You should just know. It should do what you need it to. No back-chat and no fight. On the Escarpe you don’t have to compensate or compromise. You don’t have to adjust your style. Just ride. Just concentrate on having fun.

T700 carbon front triangle with alloy rear for a balance of efficiency and playful handling

  • Marzocchi Bomber Z2 & Deluxe Select R suspension
  • Shimano Deore 1x12 speed drivetrain
  • Powerful four-piston hydraulic disc brakes
  • WTB KOM Trail i30 tubeless ready rims with tape applied
  • Confidence inspiring Maxxis Assegai & Dissector tyres
  • Carbon/Alloy Escarpe Trail Platform

    Modern geometry with adjustable flip chip, improved suspension kinematics and a smile inducing ride.

    Frame Material

    T700 carbon fibre front triangle, 6061-T6 aluminium rear

    Suspension Travel 

    150mm Front, 140mm Rear

    Wheel Size


    Available Size

    S, M, L, XL


    Velocity Blue


    Medium: 15.1kg (tubeless setup)


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    Vitus Escarpe 29 CR Mountain Bike (2022)
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    Vitus Escarpe 29 CR Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Escarpe 29 CR Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Escarpe 29 CR Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Escarpe 29 CR Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Escarpe 29 CR Mountain Bike (2022)


    FRAMEEscarpe T700 carbon front triangle, 6061-T6 alloy rear

    Internal cable routing, post disc brake mounts, BSA threaded BB, Boost hub spacing – 148mm x 12mm thru axle. Axle Specifications: 180mm Length, 13mm Thread Length, M12xP1.0 Thread Pitch


    32H, 6 Bolt Disc Fitment, 148mm x 12mm

    FORKSMarzocchi Bomber Z2 29"

    150mm travel, Rail damper, Float air spring, 34mm stanchions, 110mm x 15mm bolt through axle, 44mm offset

    WHEELSETWTB ST Light i30 rims on Vitus KT hubs

    29", 32H, 6 Bolt, Boost 110mm x 15mm Front & 148mm x 12mm Rear Hub Spacing, Tubeless Ready

    SHOCKRockShox Deluxe Select R

    205mm x 60mm, trunnion

    FRONT TYREMaxxis Assegai

    29" x 2.50" WT, 3C MaxxTerra compound, EXO casing

    CHAINSETShimano Deore M6100

    12 Speed, 30T Narrow Wide Chainring, 170mm Crank Length

    REAR TYREMaxxis Dissector

    29" x 2.4" WT, 3C MaxxTerra compound, EXO+ casing


    BSA Threaded BB, 73mm Shell

    BRAKESShimano MT420/410 or SRAM DB8

    Post Mount, Shimano: Four Piston Front & Two Piston Rear Caliper, SRAM: Four Piston Calipers



    BRAKE ROTORSShimano RT66 or SRAM CenterLine

    Shimano: 203mm Front, SRAM: 200mm Front, 180mm Rear, 6 Bolt Hub Fitment

    REAR DERAILLEURShimano Deore M6100

    12 Speed, Shadow Plus, Long Cage

    HANDLEBARSNukeproof Horizon V2 Riser

    7075 Alloy, 25mm Rise, 9° Back Sweep, 31.8mm Clamp Diameter, S & M: 760mm Wide, L & XL: 780mm Wide

    SHIFTERSShimano Deore M6100

    12 Speed, Rapidfire Plus

    STEMNukeproof Neutron AM

    6061 Alloy, 45mm length, 31.8mm Handlebar Clamp Diameter, 0° Rise

    CASSETTEShimano Deore M6100

    12 Speed, 10-51T Range

    HEADSETAcros AZX-212-CO R5

    ZS44/28.6 upper & ZS56/40 lower to suit 1-1/8" upper tapered to 1.5" lower headtube

    CHAINShimano Deore M6100

    12 Speed, 116 Links

    GRIPSVitus Lock On


    FRONT RIMWTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0

    29", 32H, Presta Valve, Tubeless Ready Rim Tape Installed

    SADDLENukeproof Neutron Saddle

    Black, Steel Rails

    REAR RIMWTB ST Light i30 TCS 2.0

    29", 32H, Presta Valve, Tubeless Ready Rim Tape Installed

    SEATPOSTBrand-X Ascend Dropper

    Remote lever, 31.6mm Diameter, S: 125mm drop, M: 150mm drop, L & XL: 170mm drop

    FRONT HUBVitus KT DHF112

    32H, 6 Bolt Disc Fitment, 110mm x 15mm


    36.4mm Diameter

    • Carbon First

      By designing our new Sommet and Escarpe platforms in tandem we decided early on that we were going to focus on a Carbon front triangle only with a aluminium rear triangle. This gives the perfect blend of stiffness and compliance. We increased the tube volume in the front triangle to improve stiffness, giving better track holding and stability through the full size range.

    • Updated Geometry

      We have updated the geometry to give a more confidence inspiring ride. Key changes are slacker head angles and lower BB drop. We have also steepened the effective seat tube angle and made it progressively steeper as you go up the size range. This ensures that each frame size has an optimal sagged saddle position with no compromise. By measuring saddle height at saddle lay back we looked at the position of the saddle relative to the bottom bracket to ensure when the bike was in sag you had an optimal pedaling position. The reason we steepened the seat angle on the larger frame sizes was to ensure that the saddle layback wasn't too far behind the bottom bracket.

    • Adjustable Geometry Flip Chip

      The Escarpe comes with an adjustable flip chip to adjust your geometry as required. We have built and optimised the head angle and BB drop around the "low" setting. However the "high" setting allows you to increase head angle by + 0.5 degrees and lift the bottom bracket by 6mm. Giving you the option to tweak your ride depending on the terrain you're riding.

    • Frame Protection

      Robust frame protection on downtube, seat stay and chain stay. Chain stay protection features a soft rubber to quieten chain slap.

    Geometry & Sizing

    Measurement instructions for Vitus Sommet range


    Frame Size S M L XL
    Rec Rider Height (Imperial) 5' 2" - 5' 6" 5' 6" - 5' 10" 5' 10" - 6' 2" 6' 2" - 6' 7"
    Rec Rider Height (Metric) 160 - 170cm 170 - 178cm 178 - 190cm 190 - 201cm
    Rec Inside Leg (Imperial) 27" - 30" 30" - 32" 32" - 34" 34" - 37"
    Rec Inside Leg (Metric) 71 - 76cm 76 - 81cm 81 - 86cm 86 - 94cm
    (A) Seat Tube Length 380mm 410mm 440mm 480mm
    (B) Effective Top Tube Length 566mm 595mm 619mm 643mm
    (C) Reach 437mm 451mm 478mm 505mm
    (D) Stack 616mm 625mm 634mm 642mm
    (E) Chainstay Length 440mm 440mm 440mm 440mm
    (F) Headtube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm 130mm
    (G) Headtube Angle* 65° 65° 65° 65°
    (H) Effective Seat Tube Angle 77° 77° 77.5° 78°
    (I) Actual Seat Tube Angle 72° 72° 72° 72°
    (J) Saddle Layback 146.65mm 163.01mm 172.92mm 188.84mm
    (K) BB to Saddle Height at Saddle Layback 650mm 700mm 750mm 800mm
    (L) Wheelbase 1188mm 1218mm 1249mm 1281mm
    Bottom Bracket Drop 35mm 35mm 35mm 35mm
    Chainguide Mount ISCG05 ISCG05 ISCG05 ISCG05
    Handlebar Width/Rise 760mm/25mm 760mm/25mm 800mm/25mm 800mm/25mm
    Seatpost Insert Depth 177mm 215mm 242mm 270mm
    *All Escarpe bikes come with a flip chip, geometry numbers stated are for the low setting, if you switch to the high setting the head angle increases by 0.5 degrees and the BB Drop lifts by 6mm.



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