Speedy, sturdy and set for XC domination, the Rapide from Vitus is race-ready to propel you to the podium. Built with Cross Country geometry and top-end components this superb hardtail makes getting to the finish line as exhilarating as possible.
|Number of gears:||12|
|Fork:||RockShox Sektor RL Remote, 29, 100mm|
|Wheel Size:||29" (622)|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||Shimano MT-400, 180/160 rotors|
|Chainset:||SRAM NX Eagle Dub 175mm, 32T|
|Chain:||SRAM NX Eagle PowerLock 12-Speed|
|Cassette:||SRAM NX PG1230 Eagle 11-50T|
|Handlebars:||Vitus Alloy 720mm, 5mm rise, 31.8mm|
|Tyres:||Front: Maxxis Ardent Race 3C, 29x2.2, 3C/EXO/TR/ MaxxSpeed; Rear: Maxxis Ikon 3C, 29x2.2, 3C/EXO/TR/ MaxxSpeed|
Due In Stock: 1st March 2019
Coming equipped with long, slack and low geometry from its alloy construction, the Rapide VR Mountain Bike packs plenty of tech to put you out in front. A 100mm travel RockShox Sektor RL fork with remote eats up every impact on your route around the XC course, pushed on by superb SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 gearing and wide WTB rims with Maxxis 3C tyres. Offering fantastic stopping power, the Shimano MT-400 disc brakes keep you in full control when cornering and scrubbing, while the Boost hub spacing at either end lets you ride big and boisterously. With the Rapide VR, an unparallelled XC experience awaits.
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||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″|
|Inside Leg||cm||67 - 76cm||76 - 81cm||81 - 86cm||86 - 94cm|
|inches||26″ - 30″||30″ - 32″||32″ - 34″||34″ - 37″|
|Seat Tube Length||mm||390mm||440mm||480mm||530mm|
|Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||590mm||610mm||630mm||650mm|
|Head Tube Angle||Degrees||67°||67°||67°||67°|
|Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||65mm||60mm||60mm||60mm|
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