The Vitus E-Sommet 297 VRS Mountain Bike features an alloy frame, long-travel RockShox suspension and a Shimano STEPS electric motor drive and a Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed groupset with a wide-range 10-51T cassette and hydraulic disc brakes.
|Number of gears:||12|
|Frame:||E-Sommet 6061-T6 Double Butted Alloy, Internal cable routing, post mount disc brake mounts, Boost hub spacing - 148mm x 12mm thru-axle, Shimano STEPS compatible. Axle Specifications: 180mm Length, 13mm Thread Length, M12xP1.0 Thread Pitch|
|Bike Weight:||Vitus Lock On|
|Fork:||RockShox Zeb Select 29", 170mm travel, Charger RC damper, DebonAir, 38mm stanchions, 110mm x 15mm Maxle Stealth axle, 44mm offset|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Single|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||Shimano SLX M7120, Post Mount, Four Piston Caliper, Sintered Pads|
|Chainset:||Shimano EM600, 34T Narrow Wide Chainring, 165mm Crank Length, 53mm Chain Line|
|Chain:||Shimano SLX M7100, 12 Speed, 118 Links|
|Cassette:||Shimano SLX M7100, 12 Speed, 10-51T Range|
|Handlebars:||Nukeproof Horizon V2 Riser, 7075 Alloy, 9 degree Back Sweep, 31.8mm Clamp Diameter, S and M: 780mm Wide, 12mm Rise, L and XL: 800mm Wide, 25mm Rise|
|Bar Tape/Grips:||Vitus Lock On|
|Stem:||Nukeproof Neutron AM, 6061 Alloy, 45mm length, 31.8mm Handlebar Clamp Diameter, 0 degree Rise|
|Seat Post:||Brand-X Ascend Dropper, Remote lever, 31.6mm Diameter, S: 125mm drop, M: 150mm drop, L and XL: 170mm drop|
|Saddle:||Nukeproof Horizon Enduro Saddle, Black, Steel Rails|
|Tyres:||F/tyre: Maxxis Assegai, 29" x 2.5" WT, 3C MaxxGrip compound, DD casing; R/tyre: Maxxis High Roller II, 27.5" x 2.5" WT, 3C MaxxTerra compound, DD casing|
The E-Sommet 297 VRS features a strong, stiff and lightweight aluminium frame equipped with an integrated Shimano STEPS electronic motor drive, a Shimano SLX 12-Speed groupset and a long-travel RockShox Zeb and Super Deluxe suspension.
Engineered and optimised to offer exceptional comfort, control and efficiency, this bike quickly shifts through its gear range, provides a pedal-assisted boost when you need it and has powerful hydraulic disc brakes to control your momentum. It also rolls upon a mixed-wheel platform (29" front / 27.5" rear) for the perfect balance of high-speed control and agility. And Vitus has equipped it with Tubeless Ready Nukeproof Neutron V2 wheels wrapped in high-grip Maxxis Tyres.
The Vitus E-Sommet VRS Mountain Bike has all the trail-shredding performance and longer travel of a big-hitting 170mm Enduro bike, with a Shimano motor under the hood that kills the climbs and extends access to the most technical tracks.
Experience the rush - the brief snapshots that flood your senses and place you deep in the zone. The feeling of total control as you float from take-off 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 run. The rush that pushes you to explore your limits without overstepping the mark. Miss the last uplift? Doesn’t matter. The smooth EP8 drive unit will soon have you back at the trailhead. This is for the full-face thrill-seekers and the diehards. This is why you do it.
The E-Sommet VRS 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 more responsive through tight corners, while a 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. The stability of the full aluminium frame with a seamlessly integrated battery is rock solid, so you won’t be taking just any line, this is a bike for taking the best line. This is 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 powerful STEPS system, with a punchy E8036 630wh internal battery, keeps you fresh on the climbs so you can go all-in on the descents.
The E-Sommet VRS is a bike that you sit within, not perch on top. It’s a powerful rider position that puts you firmly in control. Eagerly build your confidence on 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 the challenging terrain of your favourite forest trails or dropping in on the lively descents of an e-Enduro, speed and traction come easily to the E-Sommet. It thrives in the chaos of steep and challenging trails. Bringing calm where all around there is frenzy.
Please Note: This E-Bike (electric bike) has a max assisted speed of 25 km/h / 15.5 mph
E-Sommet Electric Enduro Platform: Internal battery frame design with new Shimano EP800 drive unit, improved suspension kinematics and updated geometry
Frame Material: 6061-T6 Aluminium
Wheel Size: Mullet - 29" Front / 27.5" Rear
Suspension Travel (MTB Only): 170mm Front, 167mm Rear
Intended Use: Enduro
RockShox Zeb Select and Super Deluxe Select R suspension
Efficient Shimano STEPS EP8 motor with 630Wh internal battery
Shimano SLX 1x12 speed drivetrain
Powerful Shimano SLX 4 piston hydraulic disc brakes
Nukeproof Neutron V2 Tubeless Ready wheelset with tape applied
Confidence-inspiring Maxxis Assegai and High Roller II tyres
Frame: E-Sommet 6061-T6 Double Butted Alloy, Internal cable routing, post mount disc brake mounts, Boost hub spacing - 148mm x 12mm thru-axle, Shimano STEPS compatible. Axle Specifications: 180mm Length, 13mm Thread Length, M12xP1.0 Thread Pitch
Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select R, DebonAir, 205mm x 65mm, trunnion
Fork: RockShox Zeb Select 29", 170mm travel, Charger RC damper, DebonAir, 38mm stanchions, 110mm x 15mm Maxle Stealth axle, 44mm offset
Headset: Acros AZX-589, ZS56/28.6 upper and ZS66/40 lower to suit 1-1/8" upper tapered to 1.8" lower headtube
Handlebar: Nukeproof Horizon V2 Riser, 7075 Alloy, 9° Back Sweep, 31.8mm Clamp Diameter, S and M: 780mm Wide, 12mm Rise, L and XL: 800mm Wide, 25mm Rise
Stem: Nukeproof Neutron AM, 6061 Alloy, 45mm length, 31.8mm Handlebar Clamp Diameter, 0° Rise
Grips: Vitus Lock On
Wheelset: Nukeproof Neutron V2 Wheelset, 29" Front, 27.5" Rear, 32H, 6 Bolt, Boost 110mm x 15mm Front and 148mm x 12mm Rear Hub Spacing, Tubeless Ready
F/rim: Nukeproof Neutron V2, 29", 32H, Presta Valve, Tubeless Ready Rim Tape Installed
R/rim: Nukeproof Neutron V2, 27.5", 32H, Presta Valve, Tubeless Ready Rim Tape Installed
F/hub: Nukeproof Neutron V2, 32H, 6 Bolt Disc Fitment, 110mm x 15mm
R/hub: Nukeproof Neutron V2, 32H, 6 Bolt Disc Fitment, 148mm x 12mm
F/tyre: Maxxis Assegai, 29" x 2.5" WT, 3C MaxxGrip compound, DD casing
R/tyre: Maxxis High Roller II, 27.5" x 2.5" WT, 3C MaxxTerra compound, DD casing
Chain: Shimano SLX M7100, 12 Speed, 118 Links
Crankset: Shimano EM600, 34T Narrow Wide Chainring, 165mm Crank Length, 53mm Chain Line
F/brake Set: Shimano SLX M7120, Post Mount, Four Piston Caliper, Sintered Pads
R/brake Set: Shimano SLX M7120, Post Mount, Four Piston Caliper, Sintered Pads
Rotors: Shimano RT66, 203mm Front and Rear, 6 Bolt Hub Fitment
R/derailleur: Shimano SLX M7100, 12 Speed, Shadow Plus, Long Cage
R/shifter: Shimano SLX M7100, 12 Speed, Rapidfire Plus
Freewheel: Shimano SLX M7100, 12 Speed, 10-51T Range
Saddle: Nukeproof Horizon Enduro Saddle, Black, Steel Rails
Seat Post: Brand-X Ascend Dropper, Remote lever, 31.6mm Diameter, S: 125mm drop, M: 150mm drop, L and XL: 170mm drop
Seat Screw: Vitus, 34.9mm Diameter
Battery: Shimano E8036, 630Wh, Downtube Integrated
Cycle Computer: Shimano EM800, Boost, Trail, Eco, Off and Walk modes
Assist Switch: Shimano EM800, Mounted on left
Drive Unit: Shimano STEPS EP8, Power Output 250W, Max Torque 85Nm
Weight: Medium: 24.3kg (tubeless setup)
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.
Please Note: Due to ongoing issues in the global bike supply chain, manufacturers may substitute certain component items due to availability. In this situation, they will be replaced with the same quality or better performing parts.
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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