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RRP: £2000

Rapide 1

Leading the Vitus hardtail field for 2012 is the Rapide 1, featuring our custom-moulded high-modulus monocoque UD carbon frame. For all out XC racers and marathon events.

With its natural habitat between the starting tape and the finish line. The Rapide 1 is the perfect partner for riders who revel in hunting down the competition without hesitation or mercy.

Rapide 1. Bred for glory.


 

Description

Rapide 1 2012

Leading the Vitus hardtail field for 2012 is the Rapide 1, featuring our custom-moulded high-modulus UD monocoque carbon frame. For all out XC racers and marathon events.

With its natural habitat between the starting tape and the finish line. The Rapide 1 is the perfect partner for riders who revel in hunting down the competition without hesitation or mercy.

Rapide 1. Bred for glory.

Custom-Moulded High-Modulus 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 transfer of power with replaceable dropouts as standard.

The Rockshox SID RL DualAir fork features a 15m Maxle Lite thru-axle for ultimate stiffness and flawless tracking through corners. With 100mm of silky smooth travel and a lock-out mode for climbing; the Vitus Rapide 1 is ready for World Cup domination, are you?

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

Fulcrum Red Power XL Wheelset & Schwalbe Tyres
An upgraded Fulcrum Red Power XL wheelset features a new milled rim to shave off over 200 grams in rotational weight to provide maximum acceleration in a lightweight package with the ability to handle the rigours of World Cup level XC racing. Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres provide low rolling resistance and bags of traction for predictable trail handling in any conditions.

Specifications

FRAMESET

 

Frame

Custom-Moulded High-Modulus UD Carbon – 1.4kg Frame Weight

Frame Certification

CE EN14766

Size

17",19", 21"

Forks

RockShox SID RL DualAir 100mm 15mm Maxle Lite

WHEELS

 

Wheelset

Fulcrum Red Power XL

Hubs

Fulcrum Red Power XL Disc 6-Bolt 15mm Thru Front/QR-Rear

Tyres

Schwalbe Nobby Nic 26”x2.25”

DRIVETRAIN

 

Brakes

Avid Elixir7 Carbon Hydraulic Disc 160mm Rotor

Chainset

SRAM X0 GXP 2.2 42/28 175mm

Chain

SRAM PC-1031 10-Speed

Cassette

SRAM PG-1050 11-36t 10-Speed

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X0

Front Derailleur

SRAM X0

Shifters

SRAM X9

COMPONENTS

 

Handlebars

FSA V-Drive Flat Bar 670mm

Stem

FSA OS-190

Grips

Vitus Lock On

Headset

FSA

Saddle

X-Lite

Seatpost

Vitus Alloy

WEIGHT

10.3kg (19”)

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Geometry


Frame Measurements

17"

19"

21"

A Top Tube (effective)

570mm

595mm

620mm

B Head Angle

70

70

70

C Seat Angle

73

73

73

D Chain Stay

425mm

425mm

425mm

E HeadTube

115mm

120mm

135mm

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