Engineered for fast and flowing trail riding and high-intensity cross country (XC) racing, the Vitus Rapide 29 VR Mountain Bike has an alloy frame equipped with 100mm-travel RockShox SID air-sprung suspension forks and a Shimano Deore 1x11 groupset.
|Number of gears:||11|
|Frame:||Rapide 6061-T6 Aluminium, Post disc brake mounts, BSA threaded BB, Boost hub spacing - 148x12mm thru axle|
|Bike Weight:||11.8kg (Medium)|
|Fork:||RockShox Reba Silver RL 29", 100mm travel, remote lockout, Solo Air, Motion Control damper, 32mm stanchions, tapered alloy steerer, Boost hub spacing - 110x15mm Maxle Stealth axle, 51mm offset|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Single|
|Wheel Size:||29" (622)|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||Shimano Deore M6100 or SRAM DB8 - Post Mount, Shimano: Two Piston Calipers, SRAM: Four Piston Calipers|
|Chainset:||Shimano Deore M5100, 30T Narrow Wide chainring, S: 170mm Crank Length M/L/XL: 175mm crank length|
|Chain:||KMC X11, 11-Speed, 116 Links|
|Cassette:||Shimano Deore M5100, 11-Speed, 11-51T range|
|Handlebars:||Vitus 6061 Alloy, 5mm rise, 9 degree back sweep, S: 720mm wide, M/ L/XL: 740mm wide|
|Bar Tape/Grips:||Vitus lock on|
|Stem:||Vitus 6061 Alloy, Reach - S: 70mm, M:80mm, L:90mm, XL: 100mm, 31.8mm Handlebar Clamp Diameter, -7 degree Rise|
|Seat Post:||Vitus 6061 Alloy, 31.6mm Diameter x 400mm Long|
|Saddle:||Vitus, black, Steel rails|
|Tyres:||Front Tyre: Schwalbe Racing Ray EVO, Snakeskin, TLE, Addix speedgrip, 29" x 2.25"; Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO, Snakeskin, TLE Addix speed, 29" x 2.25"|
The Rapide 29 VR features a strong and lightweight aluminium frame that puts you in the ideal riding position for control on the toughest trails. It's equipped with 100mm-travel RockShox SID SL Rush RL forks and a Shimano Deore 1x11 speed groupset with powerful hydraulic disc brakes.
Benefitting from the proven geometry of its carbon sibling, the Vitus Rapide 29 VR Mountain Bike is an assured aluminium hardtail that’s well equipped for fun on the trails or competing in cross-country races.
Ticking all the right boxes, this bike is light, nimble and, above all, fun. Superlatives aside, the Rapide 29 VR is, simply, an excellent cross-country mountain bike. Refined in looks and performance, it’s the perfect platform for building your confidence in the XC and marathon race scene.
A single front chainring, internal cable routing and quality 11-Speed Shimano Deore groupset offer plenty of gear range whilst keeping the maintenance low - something you will be thankful for once the filthier winter months draw in and the trails get ugly. A 100mm air-sprung RockShox SID suspension fork takes the edge off the bumps to keep your momentum and speed up.
Sure, you can take the Rapide out for a good thrashing on the trails and squeeze every ounce of performance from your legs in a race, or you can mellow back and let the easy-rolling 29er cruise along without stress. Such is the joy of a great hardtail - the Rapide is no one-trick pony.
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.
Fast, responsive and fun handling that's super-efficient on the climbs
RockShox Sid SL Rush RL, 29”, 100mm travel with 44mm offset
Shimano Deore 1x11-Speed drivetrain
Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes
Tubeless Ready WTB ST i25 rims with tape already applied
Fast-rolling Schwalbe Racing Ray & Racing Ralph tyres
Frame: Rapide 6061-T6 Aluminium, Post disc brake mounts, BSA threaded BB, Boost hub spacing – 148x12mm thru axle
Fork: RockShox Sid SL Rush RL, 29”, 100mm travel with 44mm offset
Headset: Acros AiX-322 R3, IS41.8mm/28.6mm upper & ZS52mm/40mm lower
Handlebar: Vitus 6061 Alloy, 5mm rise, 9° back sweep, S: 720mm wide, M/ L/XL: 740mm wide
Stem: Vitus 6061 Alloy, Reach - S: 70mm, M:80mm, L:90mm, XL: 100mm, 31.8mm Handlebar Clamp Diameter, -7° Rise
Grip(Tape): Vitus lock on
Front Rim: WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0, 29” 32h tubeless tape fitted
Rear Rim: WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0, 29” 32h tubeless tape fitted
Front Hub: Vitus KT DHF112, 32H, 6-bolt disc fitment, 110x15mm
Rear Hub: Vitus KT H5ER-SH, 32H, 6-bolt disc fitment, 148x12mm
Front Tyre: Schwalbe Racing Ray EVO, Snakeskin, TLE, Addix Speedgrip, 29” x 2.25”
Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO, Snakeskin, TLE Addix Speed, 29” x 2.25”
Chain: KMC X11, 11-Speed, 116 Links
Crankset: Shimano Deore M5100, 30T Narrow Wide chainring, S: 170mm Crank Length M/L/XL: 175mm crank length
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB52, BSA threaded
Front Brake Set: Shimano Deore M6100 or SRAM DB8 - Post Mount, Shimano: Two Piston Calipers, SRAM: Four Piston Calipers
Rear Brake Set: Shimano Deore M6100 or SRAM DB8 - Post Mount, Shimano: Two Piston Calipers, SRAM: Four Piston Calipers
Brake Rotors: Shimano RT56 or SRAM CenterLine - 180mm Front, 160mm Rear, 6 Bolt Hub Fitment
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore, 11-Speed, Shadow Plus, long cage
Rear Shifter: Shimano Deore, 11-Speed, Rapidfire Plus
Cassette: Shimano Deore, 11-Speed, 11-51T range
Saddle: Vitus, black, Steel rails
Seat Post: Vitus 6061 Alloy, 31.6mm Diameter x 400mm Long
Seat Screw: Vitus bolt, 34.9mm
Weight: Medium: 11.1kg (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.
|2021/2022 Rapide Alloy|
|1. Height||cm||152 - 170cm||170 - 180cm||180 - 190cm||190 - 201cm|
|ft||4′ 12″ - 5′ 7″||5′ 7″ - 5′ 11″||5′ 11″ - 6′ 3″||6′ 3″ - 6′ 7″|
|2. Inside Leg||cm||67 - 76cm||76 - 81cm||81 - 86cm||86 - 94cm|
|inches||261⁄2″ - 30″||30″ - 32″||32″ - 34″||34″ - 37″|
|3. Seat Tube Length||mm||390mm||440mm||480mm||530mm|
|4. Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||590mm||610mm||630mm||650mm|
|5. Stem Length||mm||60mm||60mm||70mm||70mm|
|14. Chainstay Length||mm||435mm||435mm||435mm||435mm|
|8. Head Tube||mm||95mm||100mm||115mm||125mm|
|9. Head Tube Angle||Degrees||67°||67°||67°||67°|
|10. Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|11. Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||65mm||60mm||60mm||60mm|
|13. Seat Post Diameter||mm||32mm||32mm||32mm||32mm|
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