• Vitus Bikes Rapide 290 Hardtail Bike 2015

  • Vitus Bikes Rapide 290 Hardtail Bike

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

    The Rapide 290 features a RockShox Reba RL fork; Shimano XT groupset with SLX hydraulic dosc brakes; WTB/Formula wheelset with Vitus finishing kit to complete the package.

    Ultra-Light HM-UD Full Carbon Frame

    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.



    • Frame: T700 High-modulus HM-UD Carbon
    • Forks: RockShox Reba RL Solo Air, 100mm Travel, Ø32mm Aluminium Stanchions – Low Friction Anodized, External Rebound & Low Speed Compression to Lock, Tapered Aluminium Steerer, 15mm Maxle Lite Thru Axle


    • Chainset: Shimano XT FC-M875, 170mm, 38tx24t
    • Bottom Bracket: FSA PF30 with Shimano reducer
    • Shifters: Shimano XT SL-M780 Rapid Fire Plus, 10-Speed
    • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore FD-M616, 34.9mm Band
    • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M786 Shadow Plus
    • Cassette: Shimano SLX CS-HG81, 11t-36t, 10-Speed
    • Chain: KMC X10, 10-Speed


    • Rims: WTB Frequency Race i19 TCS, 29”
    • Front Hub: Formula - 6 Bolt, 100mm x 15mm
    • Rear Hub: Formula - 6 Bolt, 135mm x QR
    • Spokes: Stainless
    • Tyres: WTB Nano TCS, Dual DNA Compound, UST Aramid Bead, 29” x 2.1”


    • Front Brake: Shimano SLX BR-M675 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor
    • Rear Brake: Shimano SLX BR-M675 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor
    • Handlebars: Vitus Flat Bar, 6061 Double Butted Alloy, 720mm Wide
    • 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, 15mm Offset, 31.6mm x 400mm
    • Seatclamp: Vitus QR

    Weight: 11.25kg/24.80lbs (size M)

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