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Vitus Bikes Escarpe 29 Suspension Bike

A hard-hitting 29er trail bike. Why should small wheels have all the fun?

Brand new to the Escarpe range for 2013 is the Escarpe 29, a big-wheeled version of our great-value full-suss trail bikes. Sharing the same custom hydroformed 6061 aluminium frame as its Escarpe siblings the Escarpe 29 offers 140mm of front travel matched with 120mm of rear bounce via our Vitus V-Link four-bar suspension system.

At Vitus we say it’s up to you to decide if a 29er is right for your size and your riding style, but many riders claim a smoother, faster ride – especially over uneven surfaces - and a better fit in larger bike sizes.

Brand new for 2013, the Vitus Escarpe 29 is brought to you exclusively by Vitus Bikes and Chainreactioncycles.com.

120mm travel V-Link frame and RockShox Sektor RL forks

Our lightweight hydroformed multi-butted, heat treated 6061-T6 aluminium frame features 120mm of rear wheel travel via a four-bar V-Link activated suspension platform which eliminates pedal bob yet remains fully active at all times. Suspension travel is controlled by a RockShox Monarch RT air shock which offers infinite adjustability and silky smooth performance. All pivots run on sealed cartridge bearings providing supple performance with low maintenance. A replaceable derailleur hanger comes as standard.

A RockShox Sektor RL fork offers 140mm of buttery smooth, infinitely adjustable travel with a tapered steerer and 15mm Maxle Lite thru-axle for precise, positive tracking through corners and rock gardens or any other obstacle the trail throws at you.

SRAM Groupset

The SRAM groupset combines X7 shifters and front derailleur with an X9 Type 2 rear derailleur and a SRAM S1400 2x10 chainset delivering slick and precise gear changes in all conditions and a gear ratio that will make short work of any gradient the trail can throw at you.

Stopping power is provided by Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes with a 180mm rotor up front and a 170mm rotor at the rear to ensure positive, controllable braking.

Easton EA70 Wheelset & Finishing Kit

A lightweight Easton EA70 XC wheelset reduces rotational weight for faster acceleration and improved climbing prowess. With a 15mm thru-axle front hub and 142mm x 12mm thru-axle rear you can be sure that stiffness and rigidity are uncompromised. Proven Maxxis Ardent tyres combine predictable handling with low rolling resistance for complete confidence in all conditions. To complete the package we've added an Easton EA50 stem and seatpost to compliment the wheelset with Vitus bars, grips and saddle providing the finishing touches.

The Vitus Escarpe 29. All the trail bike you’ll ever need. 

Specifications:

  • Frame: 6061-T6 hydroformed aluminium with four-bar V-Link rear suspension, 120mm travel
  • Frame Geometry: CE EN14766
  • Forks and Shock: RockShox Sektor RL Solo Air, 140mm travel, 15mm thru-axle  / RockShox Monarch RT
  • Rims: Easton EA70 XC
  • Hubs: Easton EA70 XC Disc, 100mm x 15mm Front, 142mm x 12mm Rear
  • Tyres: Maxxis Ardent, 29”x2.25”
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc, 180mm front/170mm Rear
  • Chainset: SRAM S1400 GXP, 175mm, 36tx22t
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP (BSA)
  • Chain: SRAM PC-1031, 10-speed
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1050, 11t-36t, 10-speed
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 Type 2
  • Front Derailleur: SRAM X7
  • Shifters: SRAM X7
  • Handlebars: Vitus alloy flat bar, 730mm wide
  • Stem: Easton EA50
  • Grips: Vitus lock-on
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5 Zero Stack, 1-1/8” to 1.5”
  • Saddle: Vitus
  • Seatpost: Easton EA50
  • Seatclamp: Alloy QR
  • Weight: 13.7kg (Medium)

Vitus Bikes

At Vitus Bikes we can look back on a proud heritage that stretches back into the annals of cycling history and shares links with some of the true icons of the sport. Today Vitus Bikes benefits from being a member of the Chainreactioncycles.com family and benefits from all of the passion, innovation and expertise that has made CRC the world’s largest online bike store.

At Vitus Bikes we’re riders first and foremost. Road riders, XC riders, DH riders. Boy riders, girl riders, fast riders, slow riders. But riders all. The bikes we make are the bikes we want to ride, and our direct-sales business model means maximum cost benefit for riders just like us. Riders like you, in fact.

By choosing Vitus for your next bike you’re assured of the innovation in design that comes from true passion, and the great value that comes from cutting out the middle man.

Vitus Bikes and Seán Kelly

In the history of the Vitus marque the name of one rider dominates – that of Seán Kelly, known to many as “The King” and regarded by many as the finest Classic rider of all time.

80% of Kelly's 193 professional victories, which included a record eight Paris-Nice wins, were achieved astride a bike bearing the Vitus badge.

Today Kelly proudly represents Vitus as brand ambassador, providing valuable insight and input into the development of our top-end road bikes and adding his name to our flagship LTD Edition Seán Kelly road bike.

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