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Vitus Bikes Rapide I Hardtail Bike 2013 - £2199.99 £1429.99

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Vitus Bikes Rapide I Hardtail Bike

For riders who demand the best. Here it is

Designed by Vitus Bikes and brought to you by Chainreactioncycles.com, all bikes in the Vitus Rapide range feature a custom-moulded high-modulus UD carbon frame and have been developed with competitive XC and marathon racing in mind.

For the dedicated XC athlete engaged in national or international competition, the Vitus Rapide I is our flagship carbon race hardtail. Boasting a wishlist components package including 2X10 SRAM XO transmission and a lightweight RockShox SID 100mm fork.

Custom-moulded T700 HM-UD carbon frame 1.4kg frame weight

Our custom-moulded high-modulus monocoque carbon frame offers lightweight performance and a responsive ride whilst exceeding CE EN14766 safety standards. Featuring an oversized headtube and bottom bracket for unsurpassed stiffness and power transfer with replaceable dropouts as standard.

The Rockshox SID RL Solo Air fork features a 15mm Maxle Lite thru-axle for ultimate stiffness and flawless tracking through corners. The fork delivers 100mm of silky smooth travel and a lock-out mode for fire-road climbs and sprints to the finish line.

SRAM Groupset

A SRAM X0/X9 groupset featuring a 2x10 transmission combines lightweight performance with a full cpmplement of gears for XC race duties. SRAM X0 is the pinacle of high performance shifting and will perform flawlessly in even the most testing conditions!
Ultra-lightweight Avid Elixir 7 Carbon hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors provide powerful braking in all conditions ensuring maximum confidence and control.

CRC Approved - This product is selected for it's outstanding value for money, unbeatable quality and exceptional performance.



Vitus Bikes Rapide I Hardtail Bike

For riders who demand the best. Here it is

Designed by Vitus Bikes and brought to you by Chainreactioncycles.com, all bikes in the Vitus Rapide range feature a custom-moulded high-modulus UD carbon frame and have been developed with competitive XC and marathon racing in mind.

For the dedicated XC athlete engaged in national or international competition, the Vitus Rapide I is our flagship carbon race hardtail. Boasting a wishlist components package including 2X10 SRAM XO transmission and a lightweight RockShox SID 100mm fork.

Custom-moulded T700 HM-UD carbon frame 1.4kg frame weight

Our custom-moulded high-modulus monocoque carbon frame offers lightweight performance and a responsive ride whilst exceeding CE EN14766 safety standards. Featuring an oversized headtube and bottom bracket for unsurpassed stiffness and power transfer with replaceable dropouts as standard.

The Rockshox SID RL Solo Air fork features a 15mm Maxle Lite thru-axle for ultimate stiffness and flawless tracking through corners. The fork delivers 100mm of silky smooth travel and a lock-out mode for fire-road climbs and sprints to the finish line.

SRAM Groupset

A SRAM X0/X9 groupset featuring a 2x10 transmission combines lightweight performance with a full cpmplement of gears for XC race duties. SRAM X0 is the pinacle of high performance shifting and will perform flawlessly in even the most testing conditions!
Ultra-lightweight Avid Elixir 7 Carbon hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors provide powerful braking in all conditions ensuring maximum confidence and control.


Easton EA70 wheelset and finishing kit

A lightweight Easton XC wheelset will handle the rigours of XC racing and offers snappy accelerations with every stroke of the pedal. Maxxis Aspen tyres maintain traction in all but the worst conditions ensuring maximum confidence and surefooted handling. Easton EA70 flat bars, stem and seatpost deliver the optimum blend of light weight and strength making the Rapide I a serious contender for podium glory.

Vitus Bikes Rapide I Hardtail Bike Specifications:

  • Frame: T700 High-modulus HM-UD carbon
  • Frame Certification: CE EN14766
  • Forks: RockShox SID RL Solo Air, 100mm travel, 15mm Maxle Lite
  • Rims: Easton EA70 XC
  • Hubs: Easton EA70 XC Disc, 100mm x 15mm Front, 135mm x QR Rear
  • Tyres: Maxxis Aspen, 26”x2.1”, eXCeption-62a
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir 7 Carbon hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors
  • Chainset: SRAM X0 2.2 PF30, 175mm, 42t x 28t
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM Press Fit 30 (PF30)
  • Chain: SRAM PC-1031, 10-speed
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1050, 11t-36t, 10-speed
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X0
  • Front Derailleur: SRAM X0
  • Shifters: SRAM X9
  • Handlebars: Easton EA70 XC flat bar, 685mm
  • Stem: Easton EA70, 6 degree rise
  • Grips: Vitus lock-on
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5B Zero Stack, 1-1/8” to 1.5”
  • Saddle: Vitus
  • Seatpost: Easton EA70
  • Seatclamp: Alloy
  • Weight: 9.7kg (Medium)

Vitus Bikes

At Vitus Bikes we can look back on a proud heritage that stretches back into the annals of cycling history and shares links with some of the true icons of the sport. Today Vitus Bikes benefits from being a member of the Chainreactioncycles.com family and benefits from all of the passion, innovation and expertise that has made CRC the worlds largest online bike store.

At Vitus Bikes were riders first and foremost. Road riders, XC riders, DH riders. Boy riders, girl riders, fast riders, slow riders. But riders all. The bikes we make are the bikes we want to ride, and our direct-sales business model means maximum cost benefit for riders just like us. Riders like you, in fact.

By choosing Vitus for your next bike youre assured of the innovation in design that comes from true passion, and the great value that comes from cutting out the middle man.

Vitus Bikes and Sen Kelly

In the history of the Vitus marque the name of one rider dominates that of Sen Kelly, known to many as The King and regarded by many as the finest Classic rider of all time.

80% of Kelly's 193 professional victories, which included a record eight Paris-Nice wins, were achieved astride a bike bearing the Vitus badge.

Today Kelly proudly represents Vitus as brand ambassador, providing valuable insight and input into the development of our top-end road bikes and adding his name to our flagship LTD Edition Sen Kelly road bike.

2013 Vitus sponsors An Post race team

For 2013 Vitus is pleased to extend its association with Sen Kelly by sponsoring the An Post Sen Kelly UCI Continental Race Team which will be riding Vitus Bikes at European and Pro Tour road race events.

The An Post team are riding 2013 Vitesse carbon road and Chrono carbon time trial frames and forks that have been approved to UCI standards for competition use - the same as are available for sale in our 2013 Vitesse and Chrono models.

The selection of Vitus Bikes by the An Post team is an endorsement of the quality and performance of our bikes and the feedback of these professional riders will help us continue to refine and develop our range.

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