RRP: £1449.99


The Escarpe continues to set the benchmark on value for money with an updated spec for 2017 to provide an aggressive trail and enduro race ready bike out of the box!

Welcome to aggressive trail riding; backwoods assaults and adventures on two wheels; whatever your preference the Vitus Escarpe platform will take it all in its stride!

The Escarpe features a RockShox Sektor TK fork; Shimano Deore/RaceFace groupset; WTB/Novatec wheelset and Nukeproof & Vitus finishing kit to complete the package.

  • Intended use – Trail/Enduro
  • Wheel size – 27.5”
  • Travel – 135mm, Horst link suspension with horizontal floating shock mount.
  • Fork travel – 140mm
  • Construction – 6061 T6 triple butted alloy
  • Large 15mm Through Axle front axle
  • Shimano 142x12mm E Trough rear axle
  • Aggressive Trail Geometry (low, Slack, Long with short stem)
  • Sizes – S, M, L, XL
  • Removable High Direct FD mount.
  • ISCG 05-mounts for chainguide compatibility
  • Bolt on down tube protector to protect the down tube and cables from rock strikes.
  • Weight – 26kg/31.44lbs (size M)
  • Internal cable routing for Stealth Reverb
  • Main pivot location – This is located in a fixed high and forward position in line with a 32T chain ring 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.
  • Chainstay pivot location – This pivot is placed in line with the chainstay eliminating any force directed to the shock linkage causing the shock to compressing (pedal bob) due to chain tension. This pivot location also maximizes active suspension when using the rear brake similar to a floating brake design without the added weight.
  • Rearward Axle path – Because of the main pivot location, the Escarpe has 55mm of travel with a reward axle path which all helps the rider to carry momentum over rough terrain and especially square edged hits.
  • Leverage rate design – 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 with a stable platform. The lower shock mount moves forward with the suspension; helping to keep a linier rate without falling off at full travel. This movement also reduces the shock angle change at full travel reducing side loads and improving the reliability of the shock.

Rear wheel travel is controlled via the RockShox Monarch RT air shock which features a custom tune and rebound adjustment.


FrameHydroformed 6061-T6 Alloy
ForksRockShox Sektor Silver TK, Solo Air 140mm
ShockRockShox Monarch RT
ChainsetRaceFace Ride
Bottom BracketRaceFace Ride
ShiftersShimano Deore SL-M610
Front DerailleurShimano Deore
Rear DerailleurShimano Deore RD-M615
CassetteShimano CS-HG50
ChainKMC X10
RimsWTB ST i23 TCS
Front HubNovatec D811SB-15
Rear HubNovatec D882SB-X12
SpokesStainless Double Butted
Front BrakeShimano BR-M396
Rear BrakeShimano BR-M396
HandlebarsNukeproof Riser Bar
HeadsetFSA Orbit 1.5
SeatpostVitus alloy
SeatclampVitus QR
Weight14.26kg/31.44lbs (size M)


Size  Small Medium Large X-Large
Rec. Rider Height  5’2″ – 5’7″  5’7″ – 5’11”  5’11” – 6’3″  6’3” – 6’7”
Rec. Rider Height  152cm – 170cm  170cm – 180cm 180cm – 190cm  190cm – 201cm
Rec. Inside Leg  26.5″ – 30″  30″ – 32″  32″ – 34″  34” – 37”
Rec. Inside Leg  67cm – 76cm  76cm – 81cm  81cm – 86cm  86cm – 94cm
Seat Tube 382mm 433mm 483mm 523mm
(A) Effective Top Tube 575mm 600mm 620mm 640mm
(G) Reach 409.66mm 434.66mm 451.94mm 469.21mm
(F) Stack 591.93mm 591.93mm 601.14mm 610.34mm
(D) Chainstay 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm
(E) Head Tube 110mm 110mm 120mm 130mm
(B) Head Tube Angle 66.5˚ 66.5˚ 66.5˚ 66.5˚
(C) Effective Seat Tube Angle 74.5˚ 74.5˚ 74.5˚ 74.5˚
Bottom Bracket Drop 20mm 20mm 20mm 20mm
Wheelbase 1135.5mm 1160.5mm 1181.7mm 1202.9mm
Seat Post Diameter 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm
Bottom Bracket 73mm BSA 73mm BSA 73mm BSA 73mm BSA
Head Set ZS44/28.6▕  ZS56/40 ZS44/28.6▕  ZS56/40 ZS44/28.6▕  ZS56/40 ZS44/28.6▕  ZS56/40
Rear Axle 12mm x 142mm E Thru 12mm x 142mm E Thru 12mm x 142mm E Thru 12mm x 142mm E Thru
Frame Material 6061-T6 Alloy 6061-T6 Alloy 6061-T6 Alloy 6061-T6 Alloy
Based on Axle to Crown 530mm 530mm 530mm 530mm

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