Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike

Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike - £3,999.99

There’s no shying away from the intensity of XC racing and the Vitus Rapide FS CRX mountain bike is well equipped for the challenges set by modern course designers.

A bike ready to take on ever more intimidating features, steeper descents and punchier climbs, as the world of XC continues to push boundaries and demand more from both bike and rider. Whether you are stamping on the pedals from the front of the grid or jostling in the pack, the precise handling and acceleration of the Rapide FS bring poise to the breathless blur of fast racing, from start gun to finish tape.

XC is no longer simply cyclocross with the volume turned up. With downhill lines and rock gardens more akin to Enduro and route profiles so toothy that you’ll feel a pang of lactic burn simply looking at the course map, the Rapide FS packages up razor-sharp efficiency and trail-capability in an impressively lightweight full-suspension carbon build. Using the same four-bar suspension as the rest of the Vitus mountain bike range ensures proven control over pedal bob, comfort and consistent performance under braking. Whether charging up climbs or coming in hot to tight corners, the handling is reassuringly predictable. The frame is dressed for racing, be that XC, marathon, 12-hour or an all-out 24-hour challenge, with a full Shimano XT groupset, Rockshox SID SL Ultimate fork, SIDLuxe Select+ rear shock and Reynolds 29” carbon wheelset. No weak links here.

Buzzing laps on dreamy dusty days or teetering through the slop of mid-winter, XC racing is a love affair. A discipline with high demands and high reward, and the satisfying hum of a good race in the legs that just keeps us coming back for more. Each course offers a unique personality and a different challenge, and yet regardless of the conditions or the obstacles along the trail, the Rapide FS brings unwavering confidence.

UD Carbon full suspension frame designed for XC/Marathon racing

  • Rockshox SID SL Ultimate & SIDLuxe Select+ suspension with remote lockouts
  • High-performance Shimano XT/XTR 12 speed drivetrain
  • Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes
  • Reynolds TR 309/289 XC carbon wheelset
  • Fast-rolling Maxxis Rekon Race tyres
  • Aggressive XC Race Bike

    Lightweight carbon full suspension frame with fast, responsive, efficient handling

    Frame Material

    UD Carbon Fibre

    Suspension Travel 

    100mm Front & Rear

    Wheel Size

    29"

    Available Size

    S, M, L, XL

    Colour

    Black

    Weight:

    Medium: 10.7kg (tubeless setup)

    £3,999.99

    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike
    Vitus Rapide FS CRX Mountain Bike

    Specifications

    FRAMERapide FS UD Carbon Full Suspension Frame

    Post disc brake mounts, BSA threaded BB, Boost hub spacing – 148mm x 12mm thru axle. Axle Specifications: 181mm Length, 20mm Thread Length, M12xP1.5 Thread Pitch

    REAR HUB Reynolds TR MTN

    3 pawl with 10 degree engagement, 6 Bolt Disc Fitment, 148mm x 12mm

    FORKSRockShox SID SL Ultimate 29”

    100mm travel, Remote Lockout, DebonAir, Charger Race Day Damper, 32mm stanchions, tapered alloy steerer, Boost hub spacing – 110mm x 15mm Maxle Stealth axle, 44mm Offset

    WHEELSETReynolds TR 309/289 XC Carbon Wheelset

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

    SHOCKRockShox SIDLuxe Select+

    Remote Lockout, trunnion mount, DebonAir, 165mm x 40mm

    FRONT TYREMaxxis Rekon Race

    29" x 2.25", EXO casing

    CHAINSETShimano XT M8100

    32T Narrow Wide Chainring, S: 170mm Crank Length M/L/XL: 175mm Crank Length

    REAR TYREMaxxis Rekon Race

    29" x 2.25", EXO casing

    BOTTOM BRACKETShimano BB52

    BSA Threaded BB

    BRAKESShimano XT M8100

    Post Mount, Two Piston Caliper, Resin Pads

    FRONT DERAILLEURN/A

    N/A

    BRAKE ROTORSShimano RT76

    180mm Front & Rear, 6 Bolt Hub Fitment

    REAR DERAILLEURShimano XTR M9100

    12 Speed, Shadow Plus, Long Cage

    HANDLEBARSRitchey WCS Flat Bar

    6061 Alloy, 5mm rise, 9° back sweep, S: 720mm wide, M: 740mm, L & XL: 760mm wide

    SHIFTERSShimano XTR M9100

    12 Speed, Rapidfire Plus

    STEMRitchey WCS C220 84D

    Forged 2014 Alloy, Reach - S: 70mm, M:80mm, L:90mm, XL: 100mm, 31.8mm Handlebar Clamp Diameter, +/-6° Rise

    CASSETTEShimano XT M8100

    12 Speed, 10-51T Range

    HEADSETAcros AZX-212-CO R5

    IS41.8/28.6 upper & IS52/40 lower to suit 1-1/8" upper tapered to 1.5" lower headtube

    CHAINShimano XT M8100

    12 Speed, 114 Links

    GRIPSVitus Lock On

    N/A

    FRONT RIMReynolds TR 309 XC Carbon

    29", 30mm Inner Rim Width, Presta Valve, Tubeless Ready Rim Tape Installed

    SADDLEWTB SL8 Comp

    142mm wide, Black, CrMo Rails

    REAR RIMReynolds TR 289 XC Carbon

    29", 28mm Inner Rim Width, Presta Valve, Tubeless Ready Rim Tape Installed

    SEATPOSTRitchey WCS Zero

    3D forged 7050 alloy, zero offset, 31.6mm x 400mm

    FRONT HUBReynolds TR MTN

    6 Bolt Disc Fitment, 110mm x 15mm

    SEATCLAMPVitus

    34.9mm Diameter

    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) 152 - 170cm 170 - 180cm 180 - 190cm 190 - 201cm
    Rec Inside Leg (Imperial) 26.5" - 30" 30" - 32" 32" - 34" 34" - 37"
    Rec Inside Leg (Metric) 67 - 76cm 76 - 81cm 81 - 86cm 86 - 94cm
    (A)Seattube Length 410mm 440mm 490mm 540mm
    (C) Effective Top Tube Length 578mm 612mm 640mm 664mm
    (M) Reach 445mm 475mm 500mm 520mm
    (B) Stack 583mm 592mm 606mm 624mm
    (K) Chainstay Length 438mm 438mm 438mm 438mm
    (F) Headtube length 95mm 105mm 120mm 140mm
    (I) Headtube Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
    (J) Seat Tube Angle 77° 77° 77° 77°
    Bottom Bracket Drop 45mm 45mm 45mm 45mm
    (E)Wheelbase 1159mm 1193mm 1224mm 1251mm
    Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm
    Bottom Bracket Shimano BB52 Shimano BB52 Shimano BB52 Shimano BB52
    Headset  Acros AZX-212-CO 44/56 Acros AZX-212-CO 44/56 Acros AZX-212-CO 44/56 Acros AZX-212-CO 44/56
    Chain Guide  None None None None
    Rear Axle 12x181mm-M12xP1.5mmxL20mm 12x181mm-M12xP1.5mmxL20mm 12x181mm-M12xP1.5mmxL20mm 12x181mm-M12xP1.5mmxL20mm
    Crank Length 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm

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