From backwoods singletrack to trail centre assaults, the Sentier range of aggressive trail hardtails have been designed with fast paced, action packed epics in mind! With a super-light triple-butted 6061-T6 aluminium frame combined with a high performance components package and fast rolling 29” wheels the Sentier 290 will make it easy for you to smash strava segments on any trail!
Our super-light 6061-T6 aluminium frame has been triple-butted to reduce weight and tune the tubeset for improved handling and all round performance. Our aggressive trail geometry has been designed around 29” wheels and a 100mm travel fork; a short headtube and low bottom bracket keep the centre of gravity low to provide improved handling whilst the larger wheel size will roll over roots and rocks with ease. Suntour XCR Air forks feature hydraulic Lock-Out & Rebound adjustment with 100mm of air sprung travel. A tapered alloy steerer and 32mm stanchions provide a stiff front end for precise steering and predictable handling.
Shimano SLX/Deore & FSA Groupset
Shimano SLX shifters and rear derailleur with Deore front derailleur offer slick gear changes time after time. The SLX Shadow Plus clutch rear derailleur improves chain tension which reduces the chance of chain derailment. The FSA Comet 2x10 chainset provides the driving force at the heart of the transmission.
Shimano’s lightweight WH-MT15 29” wheelset offers excellent performance and durability. Continental X-King tyres provide surefooted handling and low rolling resistance 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.
Frame: Mechanical Formed Triple-Butted 6061-T6 Aluminium
Frame Certification: CE EN14766
Forks: Suntour XCR Air LO-R-29, Tapered Alloy Steerer, 100mm Travel
Seatpost: Vitus Alloy, 6061-T6, 15mm Offset, 31.6mm x 400mm
Weight: 13.4kg/29.5lbs (Medium)
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ioakeimakis great value for money
first time i ever bought a bike from the internet. i didn't know what to expect.
however i believe i made a great choice. perfect at all aspects.
the bikes looks much more better than the photo on CRC site.(you should change it)
perfect bike from Vitus. perfect support from ChainReaction.
i would defenitively suggest it to a friend.
i'm sure that my next bike will also be a Vitus!
02 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Itsdylan100 Top bike
Excellent bike, has got top spec for the money, the sr suntour forks work well and can also set them to your desired weight. The slx gears provide smooth shifting and reliability, especially with the clutch rear derailer keeps shifting smooth and stops the chain flapping all over the place. The shimano brakes work amazingly and provide progressive and sharp stopping power which is brilliant for bombing down trails or those technical xc sections. So far the wheel set seems to be quite strong even for a 29er. The xking tyres are fast rolling and provide decent grip. The frame is very nice looking and super stiff. This bike is fast thanks to the 29er wheels and makes peddling up those hills a breeze. Can't fault it.
22 May 2014
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The Sentier has been designed around a 100mm fork, but could run a 120mm without any upset to the geometry. The fork you choose changes almost every number for your bike as regards a geometry chart. Increasing the fork travel changes the bike's effective top tube length, not to mention the bottom bracket height, seat tube angle, head tube angle, and chainstay length. It will make it more stable in a straight line, but more effort will be needed to change direction. It will also move you farther back in the cockpit with may make it lift the front wheel more on steep climbs.
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Hi I am thinking about buying the Vitus sentier 290 Hardtail but i not sure about the size of the frame. I am 190cm tall and inside leg is approx 90cm. This is a bit above the recommended size of the largest frame. Is this a problem, would you recommend to find another bike with a larger frame or it the size ok?
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