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Long-travel muscle in a pedal-friendly package, that's the Vitus Escarpe; It’s French for ‘steep’, just so you know…
Refined and improved for 2013 is our Escarpe range of suspension Trail bikes, built around our custom hydroformed 6061 aluminium frame with 140mm of rear travel delivered via our Vitus V-Link four-bar suspension system.
Designed and developed by Vitus Bikes in association with Chainreactioncycles.com, the Escarpe II offers the perfect real-world riding blend of light weight, strength and stiffness. The ideal rig for blasting the local woodland loop, mixing it up in the hills with your clubmates, lining up for an enduro or playing join-the-berms in a sun-dappled Alpine resort.
Our lightweight hydroformed multi-butted, heat treated 6061-T6 aluminium frame features 140mm 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 TK 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 X5/X7 shifters and derailleurs with a SRAM S1000 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.
A chain guide is provided as standard to eliminate the chance of chain derailment.
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.
A tough wheelset with sealed cartridge bearing disc hubs and Mavic XM 319 disc rims blends XC acceleration with Trail bike durability to take the rough with the smooth. Proven Maxxis High Roller tyres combine predictable handling with low rolling resistance for complete confidence in all conditions. Completing the package is a durable and great value mix of Easton EA50 and Vitus finishing kit.
The Vitus Escarpe II. Work hard on the ups, play hard on the downs. Enjoy it all.
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.2013 – Vitus sponsors An Post race team
For 2013 Vitus is pleased to extend its association with Seán Kelly by sponsoring the An Post Seán Kelly UCI Continental Race Team which will be riding Vitus Bikes at European and Pro Tour road race events.
The An Post team are riding 2013 Vitesse carbon road and Chrono carbon time trial frames and forks that have been approved to UCI standards for competition use - the same as are available for sale in our 2013 Vitesse and Chrono models.
The selection of Vitus Bikes by the An Post team is an endorsement of the quality and performance of our bikes and the feedback of these professional riders will help us continue to refine and develop our range.
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