The Vitus E-Sommet 297 VR Mountain Bike is a top-performing E-Bike (electric bike) with an aluminium frame, Shimano E7000 drive unit and a Shimano Deore 11-Speed groupset with hydraulic disc brakes.
|Number of gears:||11|
|Frame:||E-Sommet 6061-T6 Aluminium with 167mm Travel - Full internal cable routing, post mount disc brake, boost hub spacing, SRAM UDH hanger, Internal battery mount suitable for 504 & 630 WH internal batteries|
|Fork:||X-Fusion Trace 36 RC 170mm 29" 44mm offset|
|Steerer:||Tapered 1 1/8 - 1 1/2|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Single|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||Shimano MT520 hydraulic disc|
|Brake Callipers:||Shimano MT520 hydraulic disc|
|Chainset:||Shimano E8000 165mm|
|Cassette:||Sunrace CSMS7 11-51t 11-Speed|
|Handlebars:||Nukeproof Horizon 31.8mm Bars S/M: 12mm Rise 780mm Width L/XL: 25mm Rise 800mm Width|
|Stem:||Nukeproof Neutron Stem 45mm 31.8mm|
|Seat Post:||Brand-X Ascend Dropper Seatpost 34.9mm - S: 125mm; Drop M: 150mm; Drop L/XL: 170mm Drop|
|Saddle:||Nukeproof Neutron Saddle|
|Tyres:||Maxxis Assegai Maxx Grip DD 29x2.5"/ Maxxis High Roller II Maxx Terra DD 27.5x2.5"|
The E-Sommet 297 VR is an electronic full-suspension e-bike from Vitus. This VR-model features an aluminium frame with X-Fusion suspension, a Shimano E7000 electronic drive unit with a Shimano Deore 11-Speed gear transmission and hydraulic disc brakes. This bike is optimised to provide exceptional pace, agility and control anywhere while being engineered and equipped for all-terrain riding. Plus, it features custom WTB/Vitus wheels wrapped in Maxxis tyres and a Brand-X Ascend dropper seatpost. Plus, it features a 29" wheel at the front and a 27.5" at the rear - this means the rear chainstays can remain shorter for superior control while the 29" front wheel enables it to retain exceptional pace and control anywhere.
Winning multiple awards with the previous generation of the E-Sommet, the design engineers at Vitus were keen to evolve the much-loved ride qualities, while modernising key features. Vitus wanted to double down on what customers loved about previous E-Sommet models, which was the ride. With the new E-Sommet you can do everything you can do on your Enduro bike, but just more of it... All the benefits of a large travel Enduro bike with assistance on the way back up.
When Vitus started re-developing their E-Sommet platform they had two main goals:
1. Make their award-winning E-Sommet even better with an internal battery frame design, updated geometry and improved suspension kinematics.
2. Combine the best components in the industry with their new E-Sommet frame to offer the most capable E-MTB on the market while staying true to their customers by offering it at an accessible price point.
The much-loved E-Sommet is now updated with an integrated battery design, incorporated all aspects of the system within the frame. Engineers designed a battery door on the bottom of the downtube, and by adding strength in key areas and placing cut out on flat surface it ensured the frame retained all the riding performance.
Vitus has updated the geometry to give a more confidence-inspiring ride. Key changes are slacker head angles and reduced BB drop to aid technical climbing. They 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, Vitus looked at the position of the saddle relative to the bottom bracket to ensure when the bike was in sag you had an optimal pedalling position. The reason they steepened the seat angle on the larger frame sizes was to ensure that the saddle layback wasn't too far behind the bottom bracket.
Vitus has gone with the same fixed lower shock mount as the Sommet & Escarpe, this also allowed them to refine the suspension kinematics. An improved consistent progressive leverage curve gives more consistent feel, supports and damping.
Frame: E-Sommet 6061-T6 Aluminium with 167mm Travel - Full internal cable routing, post mount disc brake, boost hub spacing, SRAM UDH hanger, Internal battery mount suitable for 504 & 630 WH internal batteries.
Fork: X-Fusion Trace 36 RC 170mm 29" 44mm offset
Rear Shock: X-Fusion O2 Pro R 205x65mm High Volume Trunnion mount B-Tune
Drive Unit: Shimano E7000
Battery: Shimano E8035 504 Wh
Cycle Computer: Shimano E7000
Assist Switch: Shimano E7000
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB52 68/73mm
Crankset: Shimano E8000 165mm
Chain: KMC e11s
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore M5120 11-Speed
Cassette: Sunrace CSMS7 11-51t 11-Speed
Shifters: Shimano Deore M5100 11-Speed
Brakes: Shimano MT520 hydraulic disc
Rotors: Shimano SM-RT66 or Brakco DR-02 203mm, 6 bolt
Wheels: WTB ST Light i30/ Vitus KT Hubs
Tyres: Maxxis Assegai Maxx Grip DD 29x2.5""/ Maxxis High Roller II Maxx Terra DD 27.5x2.5""
Thru-Axles: SRAM Maxle Stealth 12x148mm, 180mmx13mm. M12x1.0 W/ UDH Hanger
Stem: Nukeproof Neutron Stem 45mm 31.8mm
Handlebar: Nukeproof Horizon 31.8mm Bars S/M: 12mm Rise 780mm Width L/XL: 25mm Rise 800mm Width
Seatpost: Brand-X Ascend Dropper Seatpost 34.9mm - S: 125mm; Drop M: 150mm; Drop L/XL: 170mm Drop
Saddle: Nukeproof Neutron or Nukeproof Trail
Seat Screw: Vitus bolt, 36.4mm
Gear Hanger: SRAM UDH
To see an exploded diagram that shows all compatible spare parts for this frame, please Click Here.
Please Note: 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.
Rest assured that each bike is fully built and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure your bike arrives in perfect condition. We supply all bikes with a set of plastic pedals, a pedal wrench and a multi-tool kit. Find out which size fits you by clicking the size chart tab.
First emerging as a frame builder in 1970s France, Vitus Bikes played a pivotal role in pioneering the design and manufacture of lugged and bonded aluminium frames, the most iconic being the 979, groundbreaking at the time and still prized among collectors today. In 1982 we engineered and developed the 979 Carbone, one of the very first frames to take carbon fibre technology from the aerospace industry and apply it to bikes. Their tradition of innovation continued throughout subsequent decades with frames which included the 1991 ZXI monocoque carbon frame, the spirit of which lives on in their latest generation of monocoque road bikes. Without exception, each of the bikes – from their singlespeed commuter to the high-end carbon road model – won plaudits for their ride quality, build and great value. The reviews confirmed what they knew all along, and they intend to improve on these already test-winning models as Vitus push forward with the development of this great brand of bikes. “Credit has to be due to a brand that has come back from the ashes and rather than milk the prestige of the old days, has set its sights on the biggest players on the scene.” CYCLIST magazine. Vitus bikes have been tested in many of the top cycling titles and websites across all disciplines. Their bikes have won group tests across Europe and are regarded as some of the best on the market.
|1. Height||cm||160 - 170cm||170 - 180cm||180 - 190cm||190 - 201cm|
|ft||5′ 3″ - 5′ 7″||5′ 7″ - 5′ 11″||5′ 11″ - 6′ 3″||6′ 3″ - 6′ 7″|
|2. Inseam Length||cm||71 - 76cm||76 - 81cm||81 - 86cm||86 - 94cm|
|ft||2′ 4″ - 2′ 6″||2′ 6″ - 2′ 8″||2′ 8″ - 2′ 10″||2′ 10″ - 3′ 1″|
|3. Standover Height||mm||840mm||842mm||849mm||863mm|
|4. Seat Tube Length||mm||380mm||410mm||440mm||480mm|
|5. Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||581mm||601mm||624mm||648mm|
|8. Chainstay Length||mm||442mm||442mm||442mm||442mm|
|9. Head Tube||mm||115mm||115mm||120mm||130mm|
|10. Head Tube Angle||Degrees||64°||64°||64°||64°|
|11. Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||71°||71°||71.5°||72°|
|12. Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||35 - 25mm||35 - 25mm||35 - 25mm||35 - 25mm|
|inches||11⁄2″ - 1″||11⁄2″ - 1″||11⁄2″ - 1″||11⁄2″ - 1″|
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