RRP: £2699.99




From pushing the limits at your local trail centre, to all day epics in the mountains, the new Escarpe combines the perfect balance between fun and efficiency to create the best trail bike we have ever made.

For 2018 we have added a whole host of updated features to make it even more versatile.


Updated Aluminium Frame


The Vitus Escarpe is manufactured from hydroformed 6061-T6 aluminium to deliver a strong and lightweight alloy frame that can handle punishing trail rides without sacrificing comfort. Our updated trail geometry means the bikes are now bang up to date with longer and lower main frames; with increased reach and better stand over clearance.


Smooth and Responsive Ride


Small bump sensitivity has been increased thanks to the incorporation of a super low friction metric shock. This combined with an upper trunnion bearing shock mount improves suspension linkage durability and creates a super smooth, supple and responsive ride which offers incredible traction on the trail.


Boost Hubs


Keeping pace with the new market standard, the Vitus Escarpe comes with Boost hubs. Featuring wider front and rear axles for increased mud clearance, wheel stiffness, strength and durability, this can only boost your performance on the trails.


With a choice of 5 models and two wheel sizes; you can choose the manoeuvrability of 27.5” wheels or the charge-ability of 29” wheels meaning there’s an Escarpe for you and the way you ride.


  • Intended Use – Trail/All Mountain/Enduro
  • Wheel Size – 29”
  • Travel – 140mm, Patented Four-bar V-Link Rear Suspension with horizontal floating shock mount
  • Recommended Fork Travel – 140/150mm
  • Construction – Hydroformed Triple Butted 6061-T6 Aluminium
  • BOOST 110x15mm through front axle
  • BOOST 148x12mm through rear axle
  • Aggressive Trail Geometry (low, slack, long with short stem)
  • Clearance for up to 2.5” Tyres on i30 rims
  • 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
  • Internal cable routing for Stealth Reverb
  • Sizes – S, M, L, XL


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 maximises 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 linear 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.


Frame6061-T6 Alloy, 140mm Suspension travel
ForksRockshox Lyrik RT3
ShockRockshox Deluxe RT3
ChainsetSRAM Descendant carbon
Bottom BracketSRAM GXP
ShiftersSRAM GX Eagle
Front DerailleurN/A
Rear DerailleurSRAM Eagle GX
CassetteSRAM Eagle XG-1275
ChainSRAM Eagle GX
RimsDT Swiss
Front HubDT Swiss
Rear HubDT Swiss
SpokesDouble butted
TyresMaxxis Minion DHF 2.5 3C/EXO/TR (FR) MINION DHR 2.3 3C/TR/DD (RR)
Front BrakeSRAM DB
Rear BrakeSRAM DB
HandlebarsNukeproof Horizon alloy
StemNukeproof Neutron
SaddleNukeproof Horizon SL
SeatpostRockshox Reverb stealth
Weight14.6kg / 32.2lbs


Size S M L XL
Rec. Rider Height (ins) 5’2-5’6 5’6-5’10 5’10-6’2 6’2-6’7
Rec. Rider Height (cm) 160-170 170-180 180-190 190-201
Rec. Inside Leg (ins) 27-29 29-31 31-33 33-37
Rec. Inside Leg (cm) 71-76 76-81 81-86 86-94
Seat Tube 382 433 483 523
Fork Offset 51 51 51 51
(A) Effective Top Tube 600 620 640 665
(B) Head Tube Angle 66 66 66 66
(C) Effective Seat Tube Angle 74.5 74.5 74.5 74.5
(D) Chainstay 450 450 450 450
(E) Head Tube 110 120 130 130
(F) Stack 620 629 638 638
(G) Reach 432 450 467 492
Bottom Bracket Drop 30 30 30 30
Wheelbase 1195 1216 1238 1263
Seat Post Diameter 31.6 31.6 31.6 31.6
Bottom Bracket Threaded 73mm BSA Threaded 73mm BSA Threaded 73mm BSA Threaded 73mm BSA
Head Set 1 1/8″-1.5″ 1 1/8″-1.5″ 1 1/8″-1.5″ 1 1/8″-1.5″
Based on Axle to Crown 561 561 561 561

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