• Vitus Bikes Escarpe PRO Suspension Bike 2016

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Vitus Bikes Escarpe PRO Suspension Bike 2016

The culmination of 18 months of development, custom tuning work from Rockshox and testing - this 135mm trail shredder is one of the most capable bikes on the market.

The Escarpe Pro comes with a wish list components package that will leave you wanting for nothing; 150mm RockShox Pike forks, Mavic Crossmax XL PRO wheels, SRAM X1/X01 groupset and a Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost are all included.
Pro level components; pro level performance, you deserve the best so we are offering it to you in a fully comprehensive package that is race ready.

“The nature of the 135/150 set up requires a cleverer ride rather than a brutish one, and this can be the fun side of the bike. Its crisp, its stable, it’s well built and for the price you are getting one hell of a bike.” DIRT Magazine.

135mm Travel V-Link 27.5” Frame

Following a lengthy period of R&D we have taken the best attributes from our award winning Escarpe platform and fine tuned the linkage positions and leverage ratios to obtain the desired axle path we required.

The new Vitus platform features a floating horizontal shock mount (FHSM) and actual main pivot location (AMPL) designed to provide the most efficient pedalling and suspension action. This layout requires the shock to interrupt the seat-tube; our solution to this is our two-piece hollow “Clamshell” chainstay yoke which is both light and stiff.

The main pivot location is located in a fixed high and forward position in line with a 32T chain ring position, this gives natural anti squat/bob when pedalling in the most commonly used 1x 32T setup without relying on excessive chain tension and none of the related pedal feedback. Because of the main pivot location the Escarpe has 135mm of travel with a rearward axle path helping to keep your momentum.

The chainstay pivot location is placed in-line with the chainstay eliminating any force directed to the shock linkage causing the shock to compress (aka pedal bob) due to chain tension. This pivot location also maximises active suspension when using the rear brake similar to a floating brake design – but without the added weight.

The leverage rate is designed to have a falling rate to sag point then go mildly progressive; this helps the bike sit comfortably in the sag position whilst also providing a stable platform. The lower shock mount moves forward with the suspension, this helps to keep a linear rate without falling off at full travel. This movement also reduces the shock angle change at full travel reducing side loads and improving shock life and reliability.

Manufactured from 6061-T6 triple butted aluminium and delivering 135mm of fully active suspension travel via the Horst-Link 4-bar design with our horizontal floating shock mount. We have added a removable High Direct FD mount and ISCG-05 tabs to facilitate any drivetrain combination. The rear axle is the now industry standard 142mm x 12mm E-Thru platform.

The frame is also Reverb Stealth ready thanks to the internal cable routing.

A bolt on down tube protector adds impact resistance to the down tube and cables from rock strikes. Rear wheel travel is controlled via the RockShox Monarch RT3 air shock which features a custom tune with rebound and two step compression adjustment.



  • Frame: Hydroformed 6061-T6 Aluminium Frame with Four-bar V-Link Rear Suspension, 135mm Travel
  • Forks: RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air, 150mm Travel, Ø35mm Tapered Wall Aluminium Stanchions – Low Friction Anodize Fast Black, External Rebound & Low Speed Compression Damping, Tapered Aluminium Steerer, 15mm Maxle Ultimate Thru Axle
  • Shock: RockShox Monarch RT3 Debon Air, 190mm x 51mm, Custom tune ML S 380


  • Chainset: RaceFace Turbine Cinch, 170mm, 32t
  • Bottom Bracket: RaceFace (BSA)
  • Shifters: SRAM X1, 11-Speed
  • Chain Guide: E.Thirteen XCX+ 105
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01
  • Cassette: SRAM XG-1175, 10t-42t, 11-Speed
  • Chain: SRAM PCX1, 11-Speed


  • Rims: Mavic Crossmax XL PRO, 27.5”
  • Front Hub: Mavic Crossmax XL PRO - 6 Bolt, 100mm x 15mm
  • Rear Hub: Mavic Crossmax XL PRO - 6 Bolt, XX1/142mm x 12mm
  • Spokes: Mavic Crossmax XL PRO
  • Tyres: Front – WTB Vigilante TCS Light, High Grip compound, 27.5” x 2.3” – Rear – WTB Trail Boss TCS,  Dual DNA compound, UST, Aramid Bead, 27.5” x 2.25”


  • Front Brake: Shimano XT BR-M8000 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor
  • Rear Brake: Shimano XT BR- M8000 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor
  • Handlebars: Nukeproof Warhead, 7075 Double Butted Alloy, 20mm Rise, 760mm Wide
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5 Zero Stack (NO.57), 1.1/8” – 1.5”
  • Stem: Nukeproof Zero, 0 Degree Rise, 50mm Extension
  • Saddle: Vitus
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth, 125mm Drop
  • Seatclamp: Vitus QR

Weight: 13.44kg/29.63lbs (size M)

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  • Delivery cost $99.00
  • Delivery toUnited States of America
  • 365 Days return or exchange

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  • Colour: Black
  • Frame Size: 38cm (15"), 43cm (17"), 48cm (19"), 52cm (20.5")
  • Wheel Size: 27.5" (650b)
  • Gender: Male
  • Speed: 11 Speed
  • Material: Alloy
  • Fork Travel: 150mm
  • Rear Travel: 135mm

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