The Vitus E-Sommet 297 VRX Mountain Bike provides top tier performance with its integrated Shimano EP8 drive unit, XT 12-Speed groupset with hydraulic disc brakes and RockShox Zeb Ultimate/Super Deluxe long-travel suspension setup.
|Number of gears:||12|
|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:||RockShox Zeb Ultimate RC2 170mm|
|Steerer:||Tapered 1 1/8 - 1 1/2|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Single|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||Shimano XT M8120 hydraulic disc|
|Brake Callipers:||Shimano XT M8120 hydraulic disc|
|Chainset:||Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed|
|Chain:||Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed|
|Cassette:||Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed 10-51T|
|Handlebars:||Nukeproof Horizon 31.8mm Bars S/M: 12mm Rise 780mm Width L/XL : 25mm Rise 800mm Width|
|Stem:||Nukeproof Horizon Stem 50mm 31.8mm|
|Seat Post:||Brand-X Ascend Dropper Seatpost 34.9mm - S: 125mm Drop; M: 150mm Drop; L/XL: 170mm Drop|
|Saddle:||WTB Volt 142|
|Tyres:||Maxxis Assegai Maxx Grip DD 29x2.5"/ Maxxis High Roller II Maxx Terra DD 27.5x2.5"|
The E-Sommet 297 VRX from Vitus provides a top-level E-Bike performance that's suited to efficient climbing, rapid descending and competitive racing anywhere in the mountains. It features an aluminium frame with an integrated Shimano EP8 electronic drive unit and a Shimano XT 12-Speed groupset that includes XT hydraulic disc brakes. This component spec gives you agility, control and power to tackle any challenge that the mountain throws your way. 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.
This full-suspension bike is equipped with a long travel RockShox Zeb Ultimate fork with a Super Deluxe Select+ rear shock. This suspension combo tracks superbly well over all-terrains in all weather conditions, giving it a versatile performance that's ideal for climbing and descending anywhere. Plus, it rolls upon DT Swiss H1700 wheels wrapped in Maxxis tyres while a Brand-X Ascend dropper seatpost ensures you can easily adjust your saddle height without needing to get off the bike.
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.
A Larger 630Wh battery with the EP8 which has 36% less pedalling resistance versus the E8000 ensures you get more out of the battery with greater range. Combine this with the enhanced frame performance to ensure you enjoy every trail segment.
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.
EP8 sees the introduction of a new Magnesium housing, offering greater assistance on a wide range, weighing 10% less than the previous E8000, and 20% more torque going from 70Nm to 85Nm allowing you to take on the steepest climbs and toughest trails with traction and control. Paired with the E8036 630Wh integrated battery, the EP8 is ideally suited to the purpose of the E-Sommet.
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: RockShox ZEB ULTIMATE CHARGER 2.1 RC2 29" BOOST15X110 STEALTH DEBONAIR 170mm E-MTB GLOSS BLACK 44 OFFSET 1.8” TAPER
Rear Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ RT 205x65
Drive Unit: Shimano EP8
Battery: Shimano E8036 630Wh
Cycle Computer: Shimano EM800
Assist Switch: Shimano EM800
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB52 68/73mm
Crankset: Shimano M8150 165mm
Chain: Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8100 12-Speed
Cassette: Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed 10-51T
Shifters: Shimano XT M8100 I-Spec EV
Brakes: Shimano XT M8120 hydraulic disc
Rotors: Shimano SM-RT76 or Brakco DR-02 203mm, 6 bolt
Wheels: DT Swiss H1700
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 Horizon Stem 50mm 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: WTB Volt 142
Seat Screw: Vitus bolt, 36.4mm
Gear Hanger: SRAM UDH
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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.
|E-Sommet E-Bike (Deore 1x10 - 2020)|
|1. Height||cm||160 - 170cm||170 - 180cm||180 - 190cm||190 - 201cm|
|inches||63″ - 67″||67″ - 71″||71″ - 75″||75″ - 79″|
|2. Inside Leg||cm||71 - 76cm||76 - 81cm||81 - 86cm||86 - 94cm|
|inches||28″ - 30″||30″ - 32″||32″ - 34″||34″ - 37″|
|3. Seat Tube Length||mm||382mm||433mm||483mm||523mm|
|4. Fork Rake||mm||42mm||42mm||42mm||42mm|
|5. Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||593mm||613mm||633mm||656mm|
|6. Head Tube Angle||Degrees||65.5°||65.5°||65.5°||65.5°|
|7. Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||75°||75°||75°||75°|
|8. Chainstay Length||mm||444mm||444mm||444mm||444mm|
|9. Head Tube||mm||110mm||110mm||120mm||130mm|
|11. Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||25mm||25mm||25mm||25mm|
|13. Seat Post Diameter||mm||32mm||32mm||32mm||32mm|
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