• Vitus Bikes Sommet VR Suspension Bike 2015

  • Vitus Bikes Sommet VR Suspension Bike

    The Sommet VR features a components package that is big on value and geared towards maximum fun!

    Marzocchi’s 350CR Enduro specific fork takes care of business up front – with the custom tuned Rockshox Monarch Plus giving all the reliability you need to race; ascend and descend with finesse.A Shimano XT/SLX/Deore groupset and SLX hydraulic disc brakes; E-Ten dropper seatpost; WTB/Formula wheelset and a Vitus/Funn cockpit completes the package.

    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 is a very good bike, possessing an overwhelming feeling of solidity and competence, and with a sensible build, it is sure to be popular bike on the circuit next year. Effective, potent and easy to ride fast straight out of the box, it would make a ideal privateer race bike for those looking for a no-frills shred machine.” ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

    Click here to read full review

    Our 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 32T chainring 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 155mm 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 the RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 custom tuned shock which features external rebound and three position compression damping adjustment.

    Features:

    Frameset:

    • Frame: Hydroformed 6061-T6 Aluminium Frame with Four-bar V-Link Rear Suspension, 155mm Travel
    • Forks: Marzocchi 350CR, 160mm Travel, Coil + spring preload, Compression and Rebound damping, Ø35mm Aluminium Stanchions – Gold Race, Tapered Aluminium steerer, 15mm QR Through Axle
    • Shock: RockShox Monarch Plus RC3, External Rebound & 3 Position Compression Damping, 200mm x 57mm, Custom tune HV ML

    Groupset:

    • Chainset: Shimano SLX FC-M675, 170mm, 38tx24t
    • Bottom Bracket: Shimano (BSA)
    • Shifters: Shimano SLX SL-M670 Rapid Fire Plus, 10-Speed
    • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore Direct Mount FD-M616
    • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M786 Shadow Plus
    • Cassette: Shimano CS-HG50, 11t-36t, 10-Speed
    • Chain: KMC X10, 10-Speed

    Wheelset:

    • Rims: WTB ST i23 TCS, 27.5”
    • Front Hub: Formula - 6 Bolt, 100mm x 15mm
    • Rear Hub: Formula - 6 Bolt, 142mm x 12mm
    • Spokes: Stainless double butted
    • Tyres: Front - WTB Vigilante Comp, 27.5” x 2.3” Rear – WTB Trail Boss Comp, 27.5” x 2.25”

    Components:

    • Front Brake: Shimano BR-M615 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor
    • Rear Brake: Shimano BR-M615 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor
    • Handlebars: Vitus Riser Bar, 7075 Double Butted Alloy, 15mm Rise, 740mm 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: KS E-Ten Remote, 31.6mm x 385mm, 100mm Drop
    • Seatclamp: Vitus QR

    Weight: 14.30kg/31.60lbs (size M)

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