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The Rapide FS CRX features a full carbon fiber frame equipped with some of the best components available on the market. It rolls on a premium carbon Reynolds wheelset and has RockShox SID SL Ultimate/ SIDLuxe Select+ to swallow up the rough stuff. Plus, it boasts a Shimano XT/SLX wide-range 12-Speed drivetrain.
There’s no shying away from the intensity of cross country (XC) racing and the Vitus Rapide FS CRX mountain bike is well equipped for the challenges set by modern course designers. It's a bike that's ready to take on ever more intimidating features, steeper descents and punchier climbs, as the world of XC continues to push boundaries and demand more from both bike and rider. Whether you are stamping on the pedals from the front of the grid or jostling in the pack, the precise handling and acceleration of the Rapide FS bring poise to the breathless blur of fast racing, from start gun to finish tape.
XC is no longer simply cyclocross with the volume turned up. With downhill lines and rock gardens more akin to Enduro and route profiles so toothy that you’ll feel a pang of lactic burn simply looking at the course map, the Rapide FS packages up razor-sharp efficiency and trail-capability in an impressively lightweight full-suspension carbon build. Using the same four-bar suspension as the rest of the Vitus mountain bike range ensures proven control over pedal bob, comfort and consistent performance under braking.
Whether charging up climbs or coming in hot to tight corners, the handling is reassuringly predictable. The frame is dressed for racing, be that XC, marathon, 12-hour or an all-out 24-hour challenge, with a Shimano XT/SLX groupset, RockShox SID SL Ultimate fork, SIDLuxe Select+ rear shock and Reynolds 29” carbon wheelset. No weak links here.
Buzzing laps on dreamy dusty days or teetering through the slop of mid-winter, XC racing is a love affair. A discipline with high demands and high reward, and the satisfying hum of a good race in the legs that just keeps us coming back for more. Each course offers a unique personality and a different challenge, and yet regardless of the conditions or the obstacles along the trail, the Rapide FS brings unwavering confidence.
UD Carbon full suspension frame designed for XC/Marathon racing
RockShox SID SL Ultimate & SIDLuxe Select+ suspension with remote lockouts
High-performance Shimano XT/SLX 12 speed drivetrain
Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes
Reynolds TR 309/289 XC carbon wheelset
Fast-rolling Maxxis Rekon Race tires
Frame: Rapide FS UD Carbon full suspension frame, Post disc brake mounts, BSA threaded BB, Boost hub spacing – 148x12mm thru axle
Fork: RockShox SID SL Ultimate 29”, 100mm travel, remote lockout, DebonAir, Charger Race Day damper, 32mm stanchions, tapered alloy steerer, Boost hub spacing – 110x15mm Maxle Stealth axle, 44mm offset
Rear Shock: RockShox SIDLuxe Select+, remote lockout, trunnion mount, DebonAir, 165x40mm
Headset: Acros AZX-212-CO R5, IS41.8/28.6 upper & IS52/40 lower
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Flat Bar, 6061 Alloy, 5mm rise, 9° back sweep, S: 720mm wide, M: 740mm, L & XL: 760mm wide
Stem: Ritchey WCS C220 84D, Forged 2014 Alloy, Reach - S: 70mm, M:80mm, L:90mm, XL: 100mm, 31.8mm Handlebar Clamp Diameter, +/-6° Rise
Grip(Tape): Vitus lock on
Front Rim: Reynolds TR 309 XC Carbon, 29", 30mm inner rim width, Presta valve, tubeless ready rim tape installed
Rear Rim: Reynolds TR 289 XC Carbon, 29", 28mm inner rim width, Presta valve, tubeless ready rim tape installed
Front Hub: Reynolds TR MTN, 6-bolt disc fitment, 110x15mm
Rear Hub: Reynolds TR MTN, 3-pawl driver with 10-degree engagement, 6-bolt disc fitment, 148x12mm
Front Tire: Maxxis Rekon Race, 29" x 2.25", EXO casing
Rear Tire: Maxxis Rekon Race, 29" x 2.25", EXO casing
Chain: Shimano XT M8100, 12-Speed, 114 links
Crankset: Shimano XT M8100, 32T Narrow Wide chainring, S: 170mm crank length M/L/XL: 175mm crank length
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB52, BSA threaded
Front Brake Set: Shimano XT M8100, Post Mount, two piston caliper, resin pads
Rear Brake Set: Shimano XT M8100, Post Mount, two piston caliper, resin pads
Rotors: Shimano RT76 - 180mm Front, 160mm Rear, 6 Bolt Hub Fitment
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX M7100, 12-Speed, Shadow Plus, Long Cage
Rear Shifter: Shimano XTR M9100, 12 Speed, Rapidfire Plus
Cassette: Shimano XT M8100, 12 Speed, 10-51T Range
Saddle: WTB SL8 Comp, 142mm wide, Black, CrMo rails
Seat Post: Ritchey WCS Zero, 3D forged 7050 alloy, zero offset, 31.6mm x 400mm
Seat Screw: Vitus bolt, 34.9mm
Weight: Medium: 10.7kg (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.Note: Manufacturer may reserve the right to change the specification of that listed or shown on this page.
|Rapide FS CR/CRX|
|1. 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″|
|2. Inside Leg||cm||71 - 76cm||76 - 81cm||81 - 86cm||86 - 94cm|
|inches||28″ - 30″||30″ - 32″||32″ - 34″||34″ - 37″|
|3. Seat Tube Length||mm||410mm||440mm||490mm||540mm|
|4. Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||578mm||612mm||640mm||664mm|
|7. Chainstay Length||mm||438mm||438mm||438mm||438mm|
|8. Head Tube||mm||95mm||105mm||120mm||140mm|
|9. Head Tube Angle||Degrees||67°||67°||67°||67°|
|10. Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||77°||77°||77°||77°|
|11. Bottom Bracket Drop||mm||45mm||45mm||45mm||45mm|
|13. Handlebar Width||mm||720mm||740mm||760mm||760mm|
|14. Rear Travel||mm||100mm||100mm||100mm||100mm|
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