Ready to attack the most challenging XC courses, the Vitus Rapide 29 CRX Mountain Bike is agile, stable and fast. Its light carbon frame has a modern geometry, plus it's enhanced with Shimano XT 1x12-speed gears and RockShox forks.
|Number of gears:||12|
|Frame:||Rapide Superlight Carbon, internal cable routing, PF30 BB shell, Boost hub spacing; 148mm x 12mm thru axle|
|Fork:||RockShox SID SL Ultimate 29", DebonAir, Charger Race Day damper, 32mm stanchions, tapered alloy steerer, 100mm travel, Boost hub spacing:110mm x 15mm Maxle Stealth axle, RockShox OneLoc Sprint|
|Steerer:||Tapered 1 1/8 - 1 1/2|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Wheel Size:||29" (622)|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||Shimano XT M8100 disc brakes; Rotors: Shimano RT76 6 bolt, 180mm front / 160mm rear|
|Chainset:||Shimano XT M8100, 30T, S: 170mm; M/L/XL: 175mm|
|Chain:||Shimano XT M8100|
|Cassette:||Shimano XT M8100 11-51t, 12-Speed|
|Bar Tape/Grips:||Vitus lock on|
|Stem:||Ritchey WCS C220 84D, Forged 2014 alloy, +/- 6-degree rise, reach: S: 70mm; M: 80mm; L :90mm; XL: 100mm|
|Seat Post:||Ritchey WCS Zero 3D forged 7050 alloy, zero offset, 31.6mm x 400mm|
|Saddle:||WTB SL8 Comp, 142mm wide|
|Tyres:||Front: Schwalbe Racing Ray EVO, Snakeskin, TLE, Addix speedgrip, 29x2.25"; Rear: Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO, Snakeskin, TLE Addix speed, 29x2.25"|
The race-proven Rapide Carbon transfers the power directly to where you need it, providing rapid response and sharp handling to make sure you complete the hottest lap. This bike has already raced in some of the biggest XC races, as well as proven itself on the demanding marathon epics. The Rapide Carbon is your perfect podium hunter
The Rapide CRX is built to be fast, light, and performance led. With the race-winning 100mm RockShox SID SL Ultimate forks with OneLoc remote to lockout suspension on the fly providing maximum speed on the climbs. Shimano's performance 1x12 XT wide-range drivetrain ensures you have enough gears for even the steepest climbs. Shimano's M8100 brakes give you enough stopping power for the rewarding descents.
This race machine rolls on WTB KOM Light rims paired with a Schwalbe Racing Ray/Racing Ralph tyre combo for a perfect blend of speed and grip. Ritchey WCS components complete this race-ready XC bike.
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.
|Rapide Bike (SLX 1x11 - 2020)|
|1. Height||inches||152″ - 170″||170″ - 180″||180″ - 190″||190″ - 201″|
|2. Inside Leg||inches||26″ - 29″||29″ - 31″||31″ - 33″||33″ - 37″|
|3. Seat Tube Length||mm||390mm||420mm||450mm||480mm|
|4. Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||595mm||620mm||645mm||670mm|
|5. Stem Length||mm||0mm||0mm||0mm||0mm|
|14. Chainstay Length||mm||425mm||425mm||425mm||425mm|
|8. Head Tube||mm||100mm||100mm||110mm||120mm|
|9. Head Tube Angle||Degrees||67°||67°||67°||67°|
|10. Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|11. Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||55mm||55mm||55mm||55mm|
|13. Seat Post Diameter||mm||32mm||32mm||32mm||32mm|
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