Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)

Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX Mountain Bike (2022) - £3,999.99

Dappled forest light on warm dusty trails. The soundtrack of tyres rushing through berms, nimbly threading a rock garden and the buzz of a happy freewheel. Eyes trained on the way ahead. You’re focused, but it’s easy. On the full-carbon Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX there are no distractions. All trust and total control.

But life isn’t a photoshoot, so let’s get real here. Swap in off-camber, hectic off-piste and washed-out turns, slick roots and “that climb” back to the trail head. It doesn’t matter. The Escarpe is poised and planted - perfectly balanced to flow with you no matter where the trail goes. You and the bike are singing from the same hymn sheet. You want a bike that inspires confidence on technical descents and keeps you grinning for more, not gritting your teeth. You want a bike that holds speed and drives keenly into the climbs, keeping your legs fresh for one more run. You want weight down and performance high. This is it.

Whether braking hard, pushing more power or negotiating a twisty descent, your centre of gravity is rarely constant, so key to the whole system is efficiency. To deal with the dynamic nature of trail riding, the Escarpe stays predictable and consistent so that you can stay loose. No white knuckles here. The suspension kinematics have been enhanced compared to the previous platform, further countering the effects of pedal-bob and reducing the harshness of small bumps and trail vibrations that drain your energy and 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 obstacle. 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.

Full T800 frame sheds weight for a truly responsive ride

  • Fox 36 & Float DPS Factory Series suspension
  • Shimano XT 1x12 speed drivetrain
  • Powerful Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes
  • Nukeproof Horizon V2 tubeless ready wheelset with tape applied
  • Confidence inspiring Maxxis Assegai & Dissector tyres
  • New Full Carbon Escarpe Trail Platform

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

    Frame Material

    Full T800 carbon fibre front & rear triangles

    Suspension Travel 

    150mm Front, 140mm Rear

    Wheel Size


    Available Size

    S, M, L, XL


    Racing Green


    Medium: 14kg (tubeless setup)


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      Some bikes are greater than the sum of their parts, but when the parts are as good as those on the top-end Vitus Escarpe CRX, your focus quickly turns to the frame and geometry. By delivering an equally impressive chassis with dialled geometry, sizing and suspension, the Escarpe offers the complete trail package.

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


    FRAMEEscarpe full T800 carbon front & rear triangles

    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

    REAR HUB Nukeproof Horizon V2

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

    FORKSFox 36 Float Factory Series 29"

    150mm travel, Kashima coating, GRIP2 damper, 36mm stanchions, 110mm x 15mm Maxle Stealth axle, 44mm offset

    WHEELSETNukeproof Horizon V2 Wheelset

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

    SHOCKFox Float DPS Factory Series

    Kashima coating, Grip2 air spring, EVOL, 3 position lever, 205mm x 60mm, trunnion

    FRONT TYREMaxxis Assegai

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

    CHAINSETShimano XT M8100

    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 XT M8100

    Post Mount, Front: Four Piston Caliper, Rear: Two Piston Caliper



    BRAKE ROTORSShimano RT76

    203mm Front, 180mm Rear, 6 Bolt Hub Fitment


    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 XT M8100

    12 Speed, Rapidfire Plus

    STEMNukeproof Horizon

    6061 Alloy, 50mm length, 31.8mm Handlebar Clamp Diameter, 5° Rise

    CASSETTEShimano XT M8100

    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 XT M8100

    12 Speed, 116 Links

    GRIPSVitus Lock On


    FRONT RIMNukeproof Horizon V2

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

    SADDLENukeproof Neutron Saddle

    Black, Steel Rails

    REAR RIMNukeproof Horizon V2

    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 HUBNukeproof Horizon V2

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


    36.4mm Diameter

    • 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.

    • New Full Carbon Frame

      Taking the award-winning Escarpe platform developed last year we have made the best better for 2022. With the addition of a carbon rear triangle we have designed the Escarpe to be the most efficient trail bike on the mountain with less weight for more miles and more fun. A full carbon front and rear triangle brings the next level of performance to the Escarpe range.

    • 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
    • Where can I buy touch up paint for my bike?
    • We have partnered up with paint specialist G-Paint to offer touch up paints for popular Vitus models. These can be bought direct from G-Paint's website HERE.