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Vitus Bikes Rapide 290 Hardtail Bike

A dedicated and thoroughbred race proven platform, our Rapide 290 introduces high level performance for XC and marathon racing with an Ultra-Light T700 HM-UD carbon frame with refined geometry and impeccable handling characteristics optimised for 29” wheels!

Ultra-Light HM-UD 27.5” Full Carbon Frame & RockShox Reba RL Fork

A short headtube and chainstays combined with a low bottom bracket create a low centre of gravity for improved handling and stability on fast sections of trail. The larger wheel size rolls over obstacles and rocks with greater efficiency allowing you to carry more speed for less effort helping to reduce rider fatigue and improve performance. Box section seat and chain stays improve power transfer and rear end rigidity whilst the oversized PF30 bottom bracket increases lateral stiffness for better acceleration by transmitting every shred of pedalling energy through the drivetrain to the rear wheel. RockShox Reba RL Solo Air forks feature Motion Control damping, Rebound and Low Speed Compression to Lock adjustment.   A tapered alloy steerer and 15mm Maxle Lite through axle maximises front end stiffness for improved tracking through rough sections of trail and complements rear end stiffness to provide precise steering and confidence inspiring handling.

Shimano XT & FSA Groupset

Gear selection is taken care of via Shimano XT shifters and derailleurs with the XT Shadow Plus clutch rear derailleur improving chain tension thus reducing the chance of chain derailment. An FSA Afterburner 2x10 chainset provides the driving force at the heart of the transmission. Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors front and rear provide powerful and dependable stopping power with great modulation and lever feel.

Easton EA70 XL Wheelset & Vitus Finishing Kit

A lightweight Easton EA70 XL wheelset will comfortably cope with any XC and marathon race situation offering snappy acceleration with every stroke of the pedals. Continental X-King tyres provide predictable handling and low rolling resistance which translates into more speed for less effort! Finishing kit is supplied by Vitus with our lightweight 6061 alloy stem, bars and seatpost providing high performance components which have been colour coded to match the frame decals.

Features:

Frameset:

  • Frame: T700 High-modulus HM-UD Carbon
  • Frame Certification: CE EN14766
  • Forks: RockShox Reba RL 29 Solo Air, Tapered Alloy Steerer, 100mm Travel, 15mm Maxle Lite

Groupset:

  • Chainset: FSA Afterburner BB30, 175mm, 38t x 24t
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA Press Fit 30 (PF30)
  • Shift Levers: Shimano XT SL-M780 Rapid Fire Plus
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano XT FD-M786, 34.9mm Band
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M786 Shadow Plus
  • Cassette: Shimano, 11t-34t, 10-Speed
  • Chain: KMC X10, 10-Speed

Wheelset:

  • Rims: Easton EA70 XL 29”
  • Front Hub: Easton EA70 XL Disc - 6 Bolt, 100mm x 15mm
  • Rear Hub: Easton EA70 XL Disc - 6 Bolt, 135mm x QR Rear
  • Tyres: Continental X-King, 29” x 2.2”

Components:

  • Front Brake: Shimano SLX BR-M675 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotors
  • Rear Brake: Shimano SLX BR-M675 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotors
  • Handlebars: Vitus Flat Bar, 6061 Double Butted Alloy, 720mm Wide
  • Grips: Vitus Lock-On
  • Headset: FSA Orbit C-42/48 (No.42/48/ACB), 1.1/8” - 1.5”
  • Stem: Vitus, 3D Forged 6061-T6 Aluminium, +/-7 Degree Rise
  • Saddle: Vitus
  • Seatpost: Vitus Alloy, 6061-T6, 15mm Offset, 31.6mm x 400mm

Weight: 11.1 kg

Why Buy a Vitus Bike?

Direct Sales = Value for you

Vitus offers direct sales through Chain Reaction Cycles. There is no middleman which means you deal direct with us and we can keep our prices low. Vitus develop and deliver your bike without any wholesalers or retail outlets. This allows us to offer you the best bike at the best possible price.

Direct Customer Contact

We are always there for you both before and after you make a purchase. We’ve designed, built and delivered your bike which means if you need assistance you can speak to exactly the right person. We offer a full tech back-up service through Chain Reaction Cycles including our online size and geometry charts and video bike fit guides.

Innovation and Design

By choosing Vitus you are assured of technological innovation and design that comes from true passion. Our in-house research and development team work with the latest technologies and materials, combining these with inspiration from our rich heritage and feedback from our test riders to produce bikes that are high in quality and value.

Pre Delivery Inspection

All Vitus bikes receive a fully delivery pre-inspection from our Cytech trained mechanics – preparing and packaging your bike so you can get out on the trails or tarmac with the least amount of fuss. As part of this process we ensure your gears and brakes are working correctly and check your spoke tension to ensure your wheels stay in shape. You can be confident that your bike has been safely built whatever your mechanical skill level and we provide you with the necessary tools and simple instructions to get you rolling in no time. Our easy-to-follow videos are available on our website 24/7 to guide you along the way should you need them.

Secure Worldwide Shipping

Vitus Bikes are shipped through Chain Reaction Cycles: The World’s Largest Online Bikestore. All bikes are shipped fully insured and as mentioned above require minimal assembly on arrival. We accept payment via credit card, bank transfer or Paypal and every transaction is safe and secure.

5 Year Warranty

All Vitus frames and forks are offered with a 5 year warranty. On top of this we also offer an extended 2 year warranty on all components.

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

  • Colour: Black - Green
  • Frame Size: 48cm (19"), 44cm (17.25"), 39cm (15.5")
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Gender: Male
  • Speed: 20 Speed
  • Material: Carbon
  • Fork Travel: 100mm
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The Rapide runs 160mm rotors front and rear as standard.
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can the forks be locked out?

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This fork does not carry a complete lockout but the compression dial can be ramped up to reduce the travel; therefor carrying out a similar role as locked out for climbing.
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what exactly is the weight of 11.1kg supposed to include ? Bike as specced including wheels, tyres etc ? I have just taken delivery of this bike and out of the box, without pedals, it ways 15KG - Not happy !!
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I've had the 19" frame version of this bike and it weighs in on our scales at 11.33 Kg without pedals. The 11.1 Kg quoted by Vitus is likely based on the lightest configuration of the bike (smallest frame, shortest crank etc).
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I want to be sure if the Rapside 290 2014 bike weight is accurate at 11.1 kg?

This will make my decision in buying either the 27.5 (24.5 lbs) or this 29" Rapside.Thanks hoping for your speedy reply,Jose.
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This is an approximate weight based on an average of the frame sizes available.

If you can let us know which frame size you are interested in we can have the bike weighed, please contact the Customer Service department below -

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This bike weighs approx 11.5kg (depending on pedal selection).
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The cassette is a SLX CS-HG 8110 with the ratio 11-34t.

The tyres are Wire bead and the complete bike weighs in a 11.3kg on our scales.
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This frame runs the PressFit30 shell, so to fit a standard 24mm spindle crank (such as Shimano HTII) you would need to first convert the shell using an adaptor such as the SRAM option below. You could then fit the Hollowtech II bracket to the frame and run the cranks as normal. Alternatively, you can fit a combined adaptor such as the RaceFace below, and run the cranks through it directly.
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