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Blitz 1

Meet the brand new Vitus Blitz 1, a short travel full-suspension rig with a top-drawer components package that makes competitive riding a genuine option.

Far from being a one-trick racing pony, the Blitz 1 is a true trail thoroughbred.

Based on the same 6061 hydroformed alloy frame as its Blitz 2 little brother, the Blitz 1 lightens the load with an upgraded component spec for increased performance.


 

Description

Blitz 1 2012

Meet the brand new Vitus Blitz 1, a short travel full-suspension rig with a top-drawer components package that makes competitive riding a genuine option.

Far from being a one-trick racing pony, the Blitz 1 is a true trail thoroughbred.

Based on the same 6061 hydroformed alloy frame as its Blitz 2 little brother, the Blitz 1 lightens the load with an upgraded component spec for increased performance.

If you’re the kind of rider whose season runs the gamut – from club XC races and marathons to all-day epics with friends; from snatched sessions in the local woods to trail centre weekends – then the Blitz 1 is the bike for you.

Get out there and ride.

Hydroformed Multi-Butted 6061 Aluminium Frame & RockShox Reba RL Forks
Our lightweight hydroformed multi-butted, heat treated 6061 aluminium frame features 100mm of rear wheel travel via a Four-Bar V-Link activated suspension platform which eliminates pedal-bob yet remains fully active at all times. Suspension travel is controlled by a RockShox RT air shock offering infinite adjustability and silky smooth performance. All pivots run on sealed cartridge bearings providing supple performance with low maintenance. A replaceable derailleur hanger comes as standard.

A RockShox Reba RL fork offers 120mm of buttery smooth, infinitely adjustable travel. A tapered steerer and 15mm Maxle Lite thru-axle means precise, positive tracking through corners and rock gardens or any other obstacle the trail throws at you!

SRAM Groupset
The SRAM groupset combines X9 shifters and derailleurs with a SRAM S1400 2x10 chainset which combines lightweight with a full complement of gears to get you over the steepest of climbs with ease. Stopping power is provided by Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes with a 180mm rotor up front and a 160mm rotor at the rear to ensure positive, controllable braking. A lightweight Fulcrum Red Power wheelset presents XC performance with All-Mountain capabilities offering fast acceleration and durability in a race ready wheelset. Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres combine predictable handling with low rolling resistance for complete confidence in all conditions. To complete the package we’ve added Truvativ Stylo finishing kit, lock-on grips and a lightweight but comfortable X-Lite saddle.

 

Specifications

FRAMESET

 

Frame

6061 Hydroformed Aluminium Frame with Four-bar V-Link Rear Suspension, 100mm Travel

Size

16",18", 20"

Forks

RockShox Reba RL DualAir 120mm 15mm Thru Axle

Rear Shock

RockShox Monarch RT

WHEELS

 

Wheelset

Fulcrum Red Power

Hubs

Fulcrum Red Power Disc 15mm Thru Axle Front QR Rear

Tyres

Schwalbe Nobby Nic 26”x2.25”

DRIVETRAIN

 

Brakes

Avid Elixir3 Hydraulic Disc 180mm Front 160mm Rear Rotors

Chainset

SRAM S1400 GXP 49/26 175mm 

Chain

SRAM PC-1031 10-Speed

Cassette

SRAM PG-1050 11-36t 10-Speed 

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X9

Front Derailleur

SRAM X9

Shifters

SRAM X9

COMPONENTS

 

Handlebars

Truvativ Stylo T20 680mm 30mm Rise

Stem

Truvativ Stylo T30

Grips

Vitus Lock On

Headset

FSA

Saddle

X-Lite

Seatpost

Vitus Alloy

Seatclamp

34.9mm

WEIGHT

12.3kg (18”)

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Geometry


Frame Measurements

16"

18"

20"

A Top Tube (effective)

565mm

590mm

615mm

B Head Angle

68.5°

68.5°

68.5°

C Seat Angle

73°

73°

73°

D Chain Stay

332.5mm

332.5mm

332.5mm

E HeadTube

120mm

120mm

130mm

Mountain Bike Range 2014


Escarpe 275

Escarpe 275VR

Escarpe 275VRS

Escarpe 290

Nucleus 260

Nucleus 275

Nucleus 290

Rapide 275

Rapide 290

Sentier 275

Sentier 275VR

Sentier 290

Mountain Bike Range 2012


Blitz 1

Blitz 2

Escarpe 1

Escarpe 2

Nucleus

Rapide 1

Rapide 2

Zircon 1

Zircon 2