Adding electro-assistance and impressive componentry to the renowned Sommet, the 2020 Vitus E-Sommet VRS eBike with its E8000 STEPs drive unit enhances efficiency and reduces effort as you take your off-road adventures further and longer than ever before.
|Number of gears:||12|
|Frame:||eSommet 27.5" 160mm travel full suspension eMTB frame, Boost, 6061 Alloy, Shimano STEPS compatible|
|Fork:||Fox Float 36 Performance eBike 170mm, 27.5", Grip Damper, Kabolt 110, 44mm Offset|
|Wheel Size:||27.5" (650b)|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||SRAM Guide RE, 200mm Centerline Rotor|
|Brake Callipers:||SRAM Guide RE|
|Chainset:||Shimano E8000 34T 160mm, Chainline 53mm|
|Chain:||Shimano SLX 12-speed|
|Cassette:||Shimano SLX 12-speed 10-51T, CS-M7100-12, HyperGlide+, 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-33-39-45-51T|
|Handlebars:||Nukeproof Horizon, AL7050, 25mm Rise, Back 9-deg, up 6-deg, Bar Diameter 31.8mm, Width - S-780mm, M-780mm, L-800mm, XL-800mm|
|Bar Tape/Grips:||vitus LO|
|Stem:||Nukeproof Neutron 40mm|
|Seat Post:||Brand X Ascend, 31.6mm, left hand remote lever, S-100mm, M-125mm, L-150mm, XL-170mm|
|Saddle:||WTB Volt 142 COMP|
|Tyres:||Maxxis Assegai, 27.5"x2.5"WT, 3C MaxxGrip/DD/TR|
Aggressively designed for top trail-taming performance, this excellent E-MTB makes the most of its enduro geometry to keep you balanced and comfortable as you dive down the sharpest descents. Bolstered by the impressive Shimano Steps E8000 Motor, the E-Sommet can be set to Eco, Trail or Boost mode to let expend as much energy as you like when romping through the rowdiest routes.
Giving 170mm of impact-eating travel, the Fox Float Performance eBike forks and 160mm-travel Fox Float DPX 2 Performance Elite rear shock work with the Shimano XT 1x12 gearing and SRAM Guide RE brakes to let you fearlessly fly across the mountain. Tubeless-ready Maxxis tyres, wrapped around DT Swiss H1700 rims, ensure a bold and trusted roll on every outing.
Aiding you up to 25KPH is the new Shimano STEPs motor system, one of the lightest motors on the eBike market and designed specifically with MTB riding in mind. The E8000 system can handle some of the steepest climbs thrown in its way whilst making sure you have the smoothest pedal transfer whilst maintaining stability and speed.
Vitus has coupled the E8000 motor system up with the new ergonomical switch unit that reduces the chances of changing modes or catching it on branches, but giving the looks of a tradition left-hand shifter.
This is then wired up to the easy-to-read LCD display ensuring you know what setting you are in and how much battery life you have left. It is compact and tucked in the centre of the bars, it can then be custom set to match your unique riding style by choosing either Dynamic, Explorer or Custom Mode.
Giving you that extra bit of time in the saddle is a 504wh li-Ion battery, its compact design helps it blend in with the e-Sommet frame design
Using the brand new Shimano Microdrive freehub system, Vitus has spec'd the E-Sommet VRS with a Shimano 1x12 M8000 XT groupset. With an SLX 10-51 Hyperglide+ cassette coupled up with an XT shadow + rear derailleur and 34t front chainring your not going to struggle on any climb knowing you're supported by this ever-reliable Shimano setup.
Making sure you stop in time is a set of SRAM Guide RE hydraulic disc brakes. Paired up with a set of 200mm centreline rotors you know you have that added support on those tricky descents where you are tagging the brakes.
Finishing the VRS of is a Nukeproof cockpit, using Horizon alloy bars that are bolted to a Neutron stem. To give you a little extra room on the steep descents is a Brand X Ascend dropper post with the remote trigger lever allowing you to tuck the saddle out the way making it easy manoeuvre whilst hanging over the back wheel.
Rest assured that each bike is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure your bike arrives in perfect condition. 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.
The size chart below will get you on the right size bike. Experienced riders may also wish to refer to the geometry chart for more detail.
Getting the Right Fit
At Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order, against measurements supplied by you, to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!
If you are on the change over between sizes both options will fit. Racers and experienced riders would usually select a smaller size as this offers quicker handing. A larger bike offers more stability and is more suited to new and intermediate riders.
|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″|
|Inside Leg||cm||71 - 76cm||76 - 81cm||81 - 86cm||86 - 94cm|
|inches||28″ - 30″||30″ - 32″||32″ - 34″||34″ - 37″|
|Seat Tube - Center to Top||mm||382mm||433mm||483mm||523mm|
|A. Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||593mm||613mm||633mm||656mm|
|B. Head Tube Angle||Degrees||65.5°||65.5°||65.5°||65.5°|
|C. Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||75°||75°||75°||75°|
|D. Chainstay Length||mm||444mm||444mm||444mm||444mm|
|E. Head Tube||mm||110mm||110mm||120mm||130mm|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||25mm||25mm||25mm||25mm|
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