Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)

Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022) - £3,999.99

The big-hitting Vitus Sommet CRX 297 Mountain Bike is all about the rush. The rush of air, the rush of trees passing you in a blur, the rush of tyres through dirt, the rush of light, the rush of sounds - the brief snapshots that flood your senses and place you deep in the zone.

And then there’s the rush that boils up inside you and the feeling of total control as you float from takeoff to landing and rip down descents, from bike park to big mountain. The rush as you roll out at the bottom of the trail and chase one last uplift. The rush that pushes you to explore your limits without overstepping the mark. This is for the full-face thrillseekers and the diehards. This is why you do it.

The Sommet 297 CRX has been developed to run a mullet wheel setup. A 27.5” rear wheel gives you more clearance over the back for steep ground and is responsive through tight corners, while a stable 29” wheel at the front eats up rocky terrain and keeps momentum high. You’re getting the versatility of both wheel sizes in one bike. Plus, it’s easier to pull manuals and wheelies. With volume added to the carbon front triangle, stability is rock solid without compromising agility. It’s not a bike for taking just any line, it’s a bike for taking the best line. A bike that tracks so accurately it rewards you with time. Time to line up the next obstacle and pick your route as the trail unfolds in front of you.

The Sommet is a bike that you sit within, not perch on top. Eagerly shred the refined berms and manicured features of a trail centre, but take a step into the wild and that’s where this bike really comes alive, revelling in the unpredictability of naturally technical ground. Whether threading the needle through Enduro tape or dropping in on your favourite descent, speed comes easily to the Sommet CRX. It thrives in the chaos of turbulent trails. Bringing calm where all around there is frenzy.

Big hitting enduro bike with modern geometry

  • Fox 38 & Float X2 Factory Series suspension
  • Shimano XT 1x12 speed drivetrain
  • Powerful Shimano XT 4 piston hydraulic disc brakes
  • Nukeproof Horizon V2 tubeless ready wheelset with tape applied
  • Confidence insipiring Maxxis Assegai & Minion DHR II tyres
  • Carbon Sommet Enduro 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

    170mm Front, 170mm Rear

    Wheel Size

    Mullet - 29" Front / 27.5" Rear

    Available Size

    S, M, L, XL


    Racing Green - Black


    Medium: 15.5kg (tubeless setup)


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    • Wideopen - Sommet 29 CRX First Look Review

      A cursory glance over the new Vitus Sommet 297 CRX will, like it’s little brother, leave you wondering how Vitus have managed to wedge so much spec into a rather reasonable price point. While four grand isn’t an insignificant amount of money, you’ll be paying easily double that for the same spec on one of the mainstream brands.

    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)
    Vitus Sommet 297 CRX Mountain Bike (2022)


    FRAMESommet 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

    REAR HUB Nukeproof Horizon V2

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

    FORKSFox 38 Float EVOL Factory Series 29"

    170mm travel, Kashima coating, Grip2 damper, 38mm stanchions, 110mm x 15mm bolt through axle, 44mm offset

    WHEELSETNukeproof Horizon V2 Wheelset

    29" Front, 27.5" Rear, 32H, 6 Bolt, Boost 110mm x 15mm Front & 148mm x 12mm Rear Hub Spacing, Tubeless Ready

    SHOCKFox Float X2 Factory Series

    Kashima coating, 2 position lever, 205mm x 65mm, trunnion

    FRONT TYREMaxxis Assegai

    29" x 2.50" WT, 3C MaxxGrip compound, EXO+ casing

    CHAINSETShimano XT M8100

    12 Speed, 32T Narrow Wide Chainring, 170mm Crank Length

    REAR TYREMaxxis Minion DHR II

    27.5" x 2.4", 3C MaxxTerra compound, DD casing


    BSA Threaded BB, 73mm Shell

    BRAKESShimano XT

    Lever: BL-M8100, Caliper: BR-M7120, Post Mount, Four Piston Caliper



    BRAKE ROTORSShimano RT76 or Brakco DR-02

    203mm Front & 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: 780mm Wide, L & XL: 800mm 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 Horizon Enduro Saddle

    Black, Steel Rails

    REAR RIMNukeproof Horizon V2

    27.5", 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

    • 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 Sommet 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 470mm
    (B) Effective Top Tube Length 568mm 597mm 621mm 645mm
    (C) Reach 418mm 444mm 472mm 498mm
    (D) Stack 621mm 630mm 639mm 648mm
    (E) Chainstay Length 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm
    (F) Headtube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm 130mm
    (G) Headtube Angle* 64° 64° 64° 64°
    (H) Effective Seat Tube Angle 76.5° 76.5° 77° 77.5°
    (I) Actual Seat Tube Angle 70.5° 70.5° 71° 71.5°
    (J) Saddle Layback 154.11mm 170.72mm 180.87mm 190.14mm
    (K) BB to Saddle Height at Saddle Layback 650mm 700mm 750mm 800mm
    (L) Wheelbase 1195mm 1225mm 1257mm 1288mm
    Bottom Bracket Drop* F: 25mm/R: 12mm F: 25mm/R: 12mm F: 25mm/R: 12mm F: 25mm/R: 12mm
    Chainguide Mount HDM/ISCG05 HDM/ISCG05 HDM/ISCG05 HDM/ISCG05
    Handlebar Width/Rise 780mm/25mm 780mm/25mm 800mm/25mm 800mm/25mm
    Seatpost Insert Depth 177mm 215mm 242mm 270mm
    *All Sommet 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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