• Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX Suspension Bike - XT 1x11 2017

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Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX Suspension Bike - XT 1x11

The Escarpe VR gets a few upgrades for 2017 to further improve on performance and value for money. It now features a perfectly balanced suspension set-up courtesy of Fox performance suspension!

The Escarpe VRX is decked out with high performance components including a Fox Float 34 Performance fork with a Float DPS rear shock, Shimano XT 1 x 11 groupset, Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes, Brand-X Ascend stealth dropper seatpost, WTB/Novatec wheelset and a Nukeproof cockpit to complete the package.



  • Frame: Hydroformed 6061-T6 Alloy Frame with Four-bar V-Link Rear Suspension, 135mm Travel
  • Forks: Fox Float 34 Performance 27.5", Float Air Spring, Grip 3-Pos, Black Anodises Stanchions, 150mm Travel, Tapered Alloy Steerer, 15QR Through Axle
  • Shock: Fox Float DPS Performance, 3-Pos, 190mm x 51mm


  • Chainset: Shimano XT FC-M8000, 175mm, 32t
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT MT8000 (BSA)
  • Shifters: Shimano XT SL-M8000, 11-Speed
  • Chain Guide: MRP V3
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M8000 Shadow Plus
  • Cassette: Shimano XT CS-M8000, 11t-42t, 11-Speed
  • Chain: KMC X11, 11-Speed


  • Rims: WTB STP i23 TCS (tubeless ready), 27.5"
  • Front Hub: Novatec D771SB-15 - 6 Bolt, 100mm x 15mm
  • Rear Hub: Novatec D462SB-X12 - 6 Bolt, 142mm x 12mm
  • Spokes: Stainless Double Butted
  • Tyres: Front - WTB Vigilante TCS Light with 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 with Crn/Ti Rails
  • Seatpost: Brand-X Ascend Stealth Dropper, 31.6mm x 125mm Drop (100mm drop on size S)
  • Seatclamp: Vitus QR

Weight: 13.29kg/29.3lbs (size M)

Design Technologies:

  • Main pivot location - This 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.
  • Chainstay pivot location – This pivot is placed in line with the chainstay eliminating any force directed to the shock linkage causing the shock to compressing (pedal bob) due to chain tension. This pivot location also maximizes active suspension when using the rear brake similar to a floating brake design without the added weight.
  • Rearward Axle path – Because of the main pivot location the Escarpe has 55mm of travel with reward axle path helping to keep your momentum.
  • Leverage rate design - 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 with a stable platform. The lower shock mount moves forward with the suspension, this helps to keep a linier rate without falling off at full travel. This movement also reduces the shock angle change at full travel reducing side loads and improving the reliability of the shock.

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

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