• Vitus Bikes Sommet PRO Suspension Bike 2015

  • Vitus Bikes Sommet PRO Suspension Bike

    Enduro racing; hammering technical descents; ascending with finesse; finding your limits long before you reach the limits of the all NEW 155mm travel Vitus Sommet! When performance and reliability are top of your list; get onboard the new Vitus Sommet and claim your place on the top of the podium!The Sommet Pro comes with a wish list components package that will leave you wanting for nothing; RockShox Pike forks, Mavic Crossmax wheels, SRAM X1/X01 groupset and Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost! Pro level components; pro level performance, you deserve the best so we are offering it to you in a fully comprehensive package!

    155mm Travel V-Link 27.5” Frame

    Our 2015 Sommet frame has been completely re-designed from the ground up! Following a lengthy period of R&D we have taken the best attributes from our award winning Escarpe platform and applied this to the new Sommet platform where we fine tuned the linkage positions and leverage ratios to obtain the desired axle path we required.

    The new Vitus platform features a floating horizontal shock mount (FHSM) and actual main pivot location (AMPL) designed to provide the most efficient pedalling and suspension action. This layout requires the shock to interrupt the seat-tube; our solution to this is our two-piece hollow “Clamshell” chainstay yoke which is both light and stiff.

    The main pivot location is located in a fixed high and forward position in line with a 32Tchainring 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. Because of the main pivot location the Sommet has 55mm of travel with a rearward axle path helping to keep your momentum.

    The chainstay pivot location is placed in-line with the chainstay eliminating any force directed to the shock linkage causing the shock to compress (aka pedal bob) due to chain tension. This pivot location also maximizes active suspension when using the rear brake similar to a floating brake design – but without the added weight.

    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 whilst also providing a stable platform. The lower shock mount moves forward with the suspension, this helps to keep a linear rate without falling off at full travel. This movement also reduces the shock angle change at full travel reducing side loads and improving shock life and reliability.Manufactured from 6061-T6 triple butted aluminium and delivering 155mm of fully active suspension travel via the Horst-Link 4-bar design with our horizontal floating shock mount.

    We have added a removable High Direct FD mount and ISCG-05 tabs to facilitate any drivetrain combination. The rear axle is the now industry standard 142mm x 12mm E-Thru platform.

    The frame is also Reverb Stealth ready thanks to the internal cable routing.

    A bolt on down tube protector adds impact resistance to the down tube and cables from rock strikes.

    Rear wheel travel is controlled via a RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 Debon Air custom tuned.

    “To get a good bike, you have to spend a lot these days, to get a great bike you can spend half as much!” “The Sommet PRO is a truly great bike, fun to ride, undeniably fast and robust. The specification is lifted straight from a racers dream list, and the ride is accurate and engaging. It would have been nice to have seen it 500g lighter, especially considering the lightweight build, but it certainly pedals like a lighter bike. Until now the rule has always been simple, “you get what you pay for”, but things are changing. If this fully loaded Vitus Sommet PRO missile retails for €3689.99 what the hell are we paying for when we buy a bike that costs twice as much?” - Read the full review by Enduro MAG here

    Frameset:

    • Frame: Hydroformed 6061-T6 Aluminium Frame with Four-bar V-Link Rear Suspension, 155mm Travel
    • Forks: RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air, 160mm Travel, Ø35mm Tapered Wall Aluminium Stanchions – Low Friction Anodize Fast Black, External Rebound & Low Speed Compression Damping, Tapered Aluminium Steerer, 15mm Maxle Lite Thru Axle
    • Shock: RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAir, External Rebound & 3 Position Compression Damping, 200mm x 57mm, Custom tune DB ML

    Groupset:

    • Chainset: SRAM X01 X-SYNC, 170mm, 32t
    • Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP (BSA)
    • Shifters: SRAM X1, 11-Speed
    • Front Derailleur: N/A
    • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01
    • Cassette: SRAM X1, 10t-42t, 11-Speed
    • Chain: SRAM X1, 11-Speed

    Wheelset:

    • Rims: Mavic Crossmax Enduro LTD, 27.5”
    • Front Hub: Mavic Crossmax Enduro LTD - 6 Bolt, 100mm x 15mm
    • Rear Hub: Mavic Crossmax Enduro LTD - 6 Bolt, XX1/142mm x 12mm
    • Spokes: Mavic Crossmax Enduro LTD
    • Tyres: Front - Front – Mavic Crossmax Charge, 27.5” x 2.4” Rear – Mavic Crossmax Roam XL, 27.5” x 2.2”

    Components:

    • Front Brake: Shimano XT BR-M785 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor
    • Rear Brake: Shimano XT BR-M785 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: Funn Strippa, 3D Forged 6061-T6 Aluminium, 0 Degree Rise, 45mm Extension
    • Saddle: Vitus
    • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth, 125mm Drop
    • Seatclamp: Vitus QR

    Weight: 13.16kg/29lbs (size M - weighed without tubes)

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