The ultimate in XC mountain bikes that's ready to battle through the rough and ready race courses. The Vitus Rapide uses fast rolling 29er wheels bolted on to a light weight carbon monocoque frame with a all new SRAM Eagle drivetrain.
|Number of gears:||12|
|Front Axle Type:||Maxle 15mm|
|Cable Routing:||Internal & External Mix|
|Frame:||T700 High-modulus HM-UD Carbon|
|Bike Weight:||9.42kg/20.76lbs (size M)|
|Fork Material:||Aluminum Alloy|
|Fork:||RockShox SID RL Solo Air 100mm travel|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Dropouts:||Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger|
|Wheel Size:||29" (622)|
|Wheelset:||Novatec hubs laced to WTB frequency Race i19 rims|
|Rear Derailleur:||SRAM X01|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Brakes:||SRAM Level TL|
|Brake Calipers:||SRAM Level TL|
|Chainset:||SRAM Eagle X01|
|Chainring Size:||32 Tooth|
|Chain:||SRAM Eagle X01|
|Cassette:||SRAM Eagle XG1295, 10t-50t|
|Handlebars:||FSA Afterburner Flat Bar|
|Bar Tape/Grips:||Velo LO|
|Stem:||FSA Afterburner ST-OS-102|
|Seat Post:||FSA Afterburner|
|Tires:||WTB Nano TCS, Dual DNA Compond 29" x 2.1"|
|Pedals:||Supplied with basic flat pedals|
|Warranty:||"5 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty"|
The 2017 Rapide features an upgraded components package that leaves racers wanting for nothing; a RockShox SID RL fork; the all NEW SRAM Eagle X01 groupset with SRAM Guide hydraulic disc brakes; WTB / Novatec wheelset and FSA Afterburner finishing kit for the complete race day ready components package!
The Rapide frame features sculpted tubing for increased standover height; a short headtube and chainstays combined with a low bottom bracket create a low centre of gravity for improved handling and stability on fast sections of trail.
The larger wheel size rolls over obstacles and rocks with greater efficiency allowing you to carry more speed for less effort helping to reduce rider fatigue and improve performance.
Sculpted seat and chain stays improve power transfer and rear end rigidity whilst the oversized bottom bracket area increases lateral stiffness for better acceleration by transmitting every ounce of pedalling energy through the drivetrain to the rear wheel.
This new derailleur not only answers the Eagle™ drivetrain’s need for greater capacity, but it’s also the next evolution of our proven, 1x-specific X-HORIZON™ design.
Designed for use with our proven, reliable XD™ Driver Body, this 12-speed, 10- to 50-tooth cassette offers an optimal 500-percent gear range at a considerably lighter weight than 2x systems. It carries with it the X-DOME™ architecture, which, independent tests have concluded, yields the strongest cassettes on the market. New shifting characteristics improve both, inboard and outboard shifting, as well as chain retention.
SRAM know you have a lot of choices when choosing a crankset, and that choice says a lot about your personal style. This is a completely reengineered design, employing our proprietary CARBON TUNED™ lay-up technology. Built tough, to handle aggressive lines through rock gardens and big hits wherever you find them, the new X01 Eagle™ is the strongest, stiffest, lightest crankset available. Combined with the new Eagle™ direct mount chainrings, and as an integral part of the Eagle™ drivetrain, this is a crankset that gives your ride a winning style — assuming you’re into that sort of thing.
The Level TL has a championship-winning pedigree, and is ready to take all of the punishment you want to give it.
Level TL puts proven SRAM braking performance and consistency at your fingertips, in a sleek, lightweight design optimized specifically for cross-country and light trail use.
Each bike is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure you're bike arrives in perfect condition. To find out which size fits you click on the size guide tab above.
If you are looking for a mountain bike that can comfortably negotiate bumpy, cross-country, singletracks yet still be quick and nimble on the road, then a hardtail bike is for you. Hard tail mountain bikes have front suspension, weigh less and are more pedal efficient when the terrain is smooth, than full suss bikes. A good number of single track racers still use hardtails for these reasons. At wiggle, we stock a wide variety of hardtail mountain bike brands including Felt, Focus, GT, Kona, Mongoose, Saracen and more. So if you are searching for superb, quality spec hardtail mountain bikes at great value with a legendary service to match, then you've come to the right place.
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 aluminum 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 fiber 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 - Center to Top||mm||395mm||445mm||483mm||533mm|
|Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||590mm||600mm||620mm||640mm|
|Head Tube Angle||Degrees||68.5°||68.5°||68.5°||68.5°|
|Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||72.5°||72.5°||72.5°||72.5°|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||60mm||60mm||60mm||60mm|
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