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New for 2012 we introduce the Vitus Escarpe. From your local trails or XC loop to the rock strewn mountain sides of the Alps, the Escarpe 1 has the credentials to tackle whatever you lay in its path!

For the top of the range Escarpe 1 we took everything that makes its little brother the Escarpe 2 a great trail bike – 140mm front and rear travel, hydroformed alloy frame with tapered head tube, bolt-thru hubs and a predatory instinct – and then we added lighter, stronger and better components for a lighter, stronger and even better bike.

Ready to tackle any alpine terrain, when you need to reach for one bike to do it all the Vitus Escarpe 1 will exceed your wildest expectations!  With big hit capabilities for full on Alpine descents and lightweight pedal friendly suspension platform to get you back to the top of the trail; the Vitus Escarpe 1; Megavalanche ready!

Ready to shred?

Hydroformed Multi-Butted 6061 Aluminium Frame & RockShox Revelation RL Forks
Our lightweight hydroformed multi-butted, heat treated 6061 aluminium frame features 140mm 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 which offers 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 Revelation RL DualAir fork offers 140mm of buttery smooth, infinitely adjustable travel. A tapered steerer and 15mm Maxle Lite thru-axle means precise, positive tracking through corners and rockgardens or any other obstacle the trail throws at you!

SRAM Groupset
The SRAM groupset combines X9 shifters and derailleurs with a SRAM S1400 2×10 chainset which combines lightweight with a full complement of gears to meet the demands of any AM challenge. Alpine descents require powerful brakes and the Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes will not disappoint; with a 180mm rotor up front and a 160mm rotor at the rear for powerful fade free braking performance. 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 tough but lightweight package with the ability to handle the roughest descents. With a 20mm thru-axle front hub and 12mm thru-axle rear you can be sure that stiffness and rigidity are uncompromised. High volume 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 T30 finishing kit, lock-on grips and a lightweight but comfortable X-Lite saddle.


Frame6061 Hydroformed Aluminium
ForksRevelation RL DualAir
ShockRockShox Monarch RT
ChainsetSRAM S1400 GXP
Bottom Bracket
ShiftersSRAM X9
Front DerailleurSRAM X9
Rear DerailleurSRAM X9
CassetteSRAM PG-1050
ChainSRAM PC-1031
Front HubFulcrum Red Power XL Disc
Rear HubFulcrum Red Power XL Disc
TyresSchwalbe Nobby Nic
Front BrakeAvid Elixir3 Hydraulic Disc
Rear BrakeAvid Elixir3 Hydraulic Disc
HandlebarsTruvativ Stylo T30
StemTruvativ Stylo T30
SeatpostTruvativ Stylo T30
Weight12.6kg (18”)


Size (cm) 16″ 18″ 20″
Rec. Rider Height (ins)
Rec. Rider Height (cm)
Rec. Inside Leg (ins)
Rec. Inside Leg (cm)
Seat Tube Length
Top Tube Length
Effective Top Tube 565mm 590mm 615mm
Chainstay Length 346mm 346mm 346mm
Head tube Length 120mm 120mm 130mm
Head Tube Angle 67.5° 67.5° 67.5°
Seat Tube Angle 75° 75° 75°
Bottom Bracket Drop
Seat Post Diameter
Bottom Bracket
Front Mech
Rear Axle
Frame Material
Fork Material

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