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Vitus Bikes Rapide 29 Hardtail Bike

Carbon frame, meet 29" wheels. 29" wheels, get ready to roll.... 

For XC race and marathon riders looking for a high-end big-wheeler, the Vitus Rapide 29 shares the same custom-moulded high-modulus UD carbon frame as its Rapide race siblings.

Featuring a race-ready components package and the fast-rolling performance benefits of 29” wheels.

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.

Custom-Moulded T700 HM-UD Carbon Frame – 1.4kg Frame Weight

Our custom-moulded high-modulus monocoque carbon frame offers lightweight performance and a responsive ride whilst exceeding CE EN14766 safety standards. Featuring an oversized headtube and bottom bracket for unsurpassed stiffness and power transfer with replaceable dropouts as standard.

The Rockshox SID RL 29 Solo Air fork features a 15mm Maxle Lite thru-axle for ultimate stiffness and flawless tracking through corners. The fork delivers 100mm of silky smooth travel and a lock-out mode for fire-road climbs and sprints to the finish line.

SRAM Groupset

A full SRAM X9 groupset featuring a 2x10 transmission combines lightweight performance and crisp, positive shifting with a wide gear range for XC race duties.
Ultra-light Avid Elixir 7 Carbon hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors provide powerful braking in all conditions ensuring maximum confidence and control.

Easton EA70 XC Wheelset & Finishing Kit

A lightweight Easton EA70 XC wheelset will handle the rigours of XC racing and offers snappy accelerations with every stroke of the pedal. Maxxis Aspen tyres maintain traction in all but the worst conditions ensuring maximum confidence and surefooted handling. Easton EA70 flat bars, stem and seatpost offer the ideal blend of light weight and strength making the Rapide 29 a serious contender for podium glory.

The Vitus Rapide 29. Big wheels, no compromise.

Vitus Bikes Rapide 29 Hardtail Bike Specifications:

  • Frame: T700 High-modulus HM-UD carbon
  • Frame Certification: CE EN14766
  • Forks: RockShox SID RL 29 Solo Air, 100mm travel, 15mm thru-axle
  • Rims: Easton EA70 XC
  • Hubs: Easton EA70 XC Disc, 100mm x 15mm Front, 135mm x QR Rear
  • Tyres: Maxxis Aspen, 29”x2.1”, 62a /60a
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir 7 Carbon hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors
  • Chainset: SRAM S1400 2.2 PF30, 175mm, 39t x 26t
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM Press Fit 30 (PF30)
  • Chain: SRAM PC-1031, 10-speed
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1050, 11t-36t, 10-speed
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 Type 2
  • Front Derailleur: SRAM X9
  • Shifters: SRAM X9
  • Handlebars: Easton EA70 XC flat bar, 685mm
  • Stem: Easton EA70, 8 degree rise
  • Grips: Vitus lock-on
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5B Zero Stack, 1-1/8” to 1.5”
  • Saddle: Vitus
  • Seatpost: Easton EA70
  • Seatclamp: Alloy
  • Weight: 10.9kg (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.

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.

Buy Vitus Bikes Rapide 29 Hardtail Bike from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.

 
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by great bike but crc need to read these reviews!!!!! recieved bike today & V pleased. i was a bit dubious about buying online but dude on phone reasured me so i dove in & like i said overall happy. (Fanks Dude on phone) needs a few tweeks longer stem & dropped (minor stuff really)........ BUT!!!!!!! CRC YOU NEED TO READ THESE REVIEWS !!!!! my crank came loose, as did others who bought this bike. is this going to be a constant problem with the bike? if so locktight it!!! simples innit?!?! barber oot..... 04 October 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by very happy with the bike, but that the crank, I also loosened the right,take means very happy with the bike, but that the crank, I also loosened the right,take means, and I also brought 160mm brake discs, and the espesificaciones was saying they were 180mm, so others would recommend always chain reaction very good communication and fast, money, good shipping charges, and gives me the option to choose my exact region to pay taxes. I have corrected the error of the brakes and the brakes have sent me no cost to me 09 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 All-round excellent bike This review is about the bike only. Had a few issues with the ordering process, but these were happily sorted by CRC after a few phone calls. Very pleased with the bike. Terrific value for money. Rides great, but I also had problems with a loose crank as mentioned elsewhere. Got my LBS to check and tighten, and cost was refunded by CRC. No problems since. In summary, get the bike, you won't regret it. But check it thoroughly before riding. 06 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great bike My rating reflects the quality of the bike - great components for the price and it rides really well. However preparation was questionable as after only half a mile the crank came apart as the crank bolt wasn't done up - despite it being checked off on the PD sheet. 13 May 2013
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Te confirmamos que la Garantía es la siguiente:

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En este caso te proponemos revisar la guía de tallas que indicamos en la página web en el apartado TABLA DE TALLAS. Para revisar la talla debes tener en cuenta dos variables, la primera la altura y la otra la medida de entrepierna.

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compatibilité tubeless pour roues Easton EA70 XC Flat Bar
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Les roues Easton de ce vélo ne sont pas Tubeless, seulement utilisables avec chambre à air.
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what size seat post does this use

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The Rapide uses a 31.6mm seatpost, this is a common diameter and will not restrict options for changing it. If you want a to upgrade the post to a carbon or dropper post it can be done.
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hi im ready to hit the button on this but would like to know about the warrenty & is the fork tapered?
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The fork has a tapered steerer and along with the 15mm axle the front will be pretty stiff and strong. With the 29er wheels and the stiff front end you will be able to coast through rough stuff pretty easily. The bikes bigger wheels roll so well over chattery, rough terrain.

The warranty is very good, it is the following.

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5 year warranty for defects in workmanship and materials

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2 year warranty for defects in workmanship and materials.
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The components, including the suspension fork, rear shock, drive train, brakes, wheels, seat post, handlebars and stem etc., are covered by the respective manufacturer's warranties to the original
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