Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX Mountain Bike (2021)

Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX Mountain Bike (2021) - £3,499.99

The All New Escarpe - We've taken everything we loved about our Escarpe platform and made it better. Quick up the hills and even quicker going back down. A true confidence inspiring all mountain trail bike.

Our all new Escarpe features a redesigned carbon front triangle paired with an aluminium rear end. With revamped geometry and improved suspension kinematics to ensure the Escarpe climbs efficiently on the way up and descends with playful confidence on the way back down, our all new Escarpe will take your riding to the next level. We straightened the leverage curve and increased the progressivity to improve the small bump sensitivity, mid stroke support to keep you in control when the trails get rough. Along with improved geometry the new Escarpe also has improved seat post insertion which allows for a longer dropper post to be fitted as standard ensuring you get the most comfortable riding position on the way up and back down. Basically our all new Escarpe is better in every way. If you want a confidence inspiring all mountain bike that can climb as well as a trail bike and descend like an enduro bike, then our Escarpe is for you.

Our flagship Escarpe 29 CRX is ready for you to hit your trail of choice. The 29 CRX comes with 140mm of frame travel, matched with buttery smooth 150mm Fox 36 Factory GRIP2 forks paired with a Fox Float DPS Factory rear shock to keep you planted when the trails get rough. Shimano's high performance 1x12 wide range XT drivetrain provides reliable shifting for all day epics while the Shimano XT brakes provide ample stopping power.

Rolling on the high performance DT Swiss M1700 wheels and a Maxxis Assegai / Dissector tubeless ready tyre combo to provide the right balance of grip and speed. Finished with Nukeproof components and a Brand-X Ascend dropper post you’ll have the confidence take your trail riding to the next level with our Escarpe 27 CRX.

*Due to volatility in the bicycle supply chain we may slightly alter the specification of the component parts supplied with this bicycle. Where this happens we have listed the alternate product in the specification table and have ensured that this is of either equivalent or superior specification to the stock component.

T700 Carbon Front Triangle with 6061-T6 Aluminium Rear Triangle

  • Fox 36 Float Factory GRIP2 150mm/ Float DPS Factory Suspension
  • Shimano 1x12spd M8100 XT Drivetrain
  • DT Swiss M1700 Wheels
  • Maxxis Assegai/Dissector Tyres
  • Brand-X Ascend Dropper
  • All New Carbon Escarpe

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

    Frame Material

    T700 Carbon/6061-T6 Aluminium

    Suspension Travel 

    150mm Front, 140mm Rear

    Wheel Size


    Available Size





    Medium: 14.3kg (Tubeless setup)


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    Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX Mountain Bike (2021)
    Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX Mountain Bike (2021)
    Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX Mountain Bike (2021)
    Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX Mountain Bike (2021)
    Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX Mountain Bike (2021)



    FRAMEEscarpe T700 carbon front triangle, alloy 6061 rear

    Internal cable routing, post mount disc brake mounts, BSA threaded BB, Boost hub spacing – 148mm x 12mm thru axle 

    REAR HUB DT Swiss M 1700 

    6 Bolt, Shimano microspline driver, Boost – 148mm x 12mm thru axle

    FORKSFOX 36 Float Factory Series 29”

    Kashima coating, Grip2 damper, 36mm stanchions, 150mm travel, 110mm x 15mm QR axle 44mm rake

    SPOKESDT Swiss



    SHOCKFox Float DPS Factory

    Kashima coating, EVOL air spring, 3 position lever, 205mm x 60mm, trunnion 

    FRONT TYREMaxxis Assegai 

    3C MaxxTerra compound, EXO/TR, 29” x 2.50” 

    CHAINSETShimano XT M8100

    30t, 170mm

    REAR TYREMaxxis Dissector

    3C MaxxTerra compound, EXO/TR, 29” x 2.40”


    73mm BSA Threaded

    BRAKESShimano XT MT8120




    BRAKE ROTORSShimano SM-RT76 or Brakco DR-02

    203mm front / 180mm rear, 6 bolt 


    Shadow plus, long cage, 12 speed 

    HANDLEBARSNukeproof Horizon riser


    Alloy 7050, 25mm rise,  9° back sweep, 760mm wide S/M, 780mm wide L/XL 

    SHIFTERSShimano XT M8100


    Rapidfire plus, 12 speed

    STEMNukeproof Horizon


    Alloy 6061, 45mm reach, 0° rise

    CASSETTEShimano XT M8100

    10t-51t, 12 speed 

    HEADSETAcros AZX-212-CO R5


    Sealed bearings, OD44, 44/28.6 – 56/40

    CHAINShimano XT M8100


    12 speed

    GRIPSVitus lock on



    FRONT RIMDT Swiss M 1700 


    SPLINE 6 Bolt Black Front, 15x110mm, 29"      

    SADDLENukeproof Neutron



    REAR RIMDT Swiss M 1700 


     SPLINE 6 Bolt Black, 12x148mm, 29" Shimano Microspline Driver Body

    SEATPOSTBrand-X Ascend dropper


    Remote lever, 31.6mm,  S 125mm drop/M 150mm drop/L,XL 170mm drop 

    FRONT HUBDT Swiss M 1700 


    110mm x 15mm thru axle, 6 Bolt

    SEATCLAMPVitus bolt, 36.4mm



    • 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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    • Where can I buy Vitus Bikes?
    • You can buy Vitus bikes directly through our exclusive retailers Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles
    • Do your bikes come with Warranty?
    • We offer a 5-year warranty on all our frames. On top of that we also offer an extended 2-year warranty on all components excluding wear and tear items such as bearings, brake pads, chains & cassettes etc. Our Warranty policy applies to the original owner and processed by our exclusive retail partners.To see their warranty process check: CRC & Wiggle
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