RRP: £1949.99


The Escarpe VR gets a few upgrades for 2017 to further improve on performance and value for money with the addition of a perfectly balanced suspension set up courtesy of Fox performance suspension!

Built around our 135mm travel suspension platform, the Escarpe VR pairs a 150mm Fox Float 34 Performance fork with a Float DPS rear shock; a 1 x drivetrain comprising of RaceFace Affect chainset & Shimano SLX shifter & derailleur; WTB/Novatec wheelset; a Brand-X Ascend stealth dropper seatpost and Vitus & Nukeproof finishing kit to complete the package.
Long days in the saddle, trail smashing runs and personal best times are just around the corner!

  • Intended use – Trail/Enduro
  • Wheel size – 27.5”
  • Travel – 135mm, Horst link suspension with horizontal floating shock mount.
  • Fork travel – 150mm
  • Construction – 6061 T6 triple butted
  • Large 15mm main axle with Collet lock security
  • Shimano 142x12mm E Trough axle system
  • 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 – 68kg/30.16lbs (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 reward axle path helping to keep your momentum.
  • 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, this helps 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 with rebound and two step compression adjustment.


FrameHydroformed 6061-T6 Alloy
ForksFox Float 34 Performance 27.5”
ShockFox Float DPS Performance
ChainsetRaceFace Affect SL
Bottom BracketRaceFace Affect
ShiftersShimano SLX SL-M7000
Front DerailleurN/A
Rear DerailleurShimano SLX RD-M7000
CassetteShimano SLX CS-M7000
ChainKMC X11
RimsWTB ST i23 TCS
Front HubNovatec D771SB-15
Rear HubNovatec D462SB-X12
SpokesStainless Double Butted
Front BrakeShimano SLX BR-M7000
Rear BrakeShimano SLX BR-M7000
HandlebarsNukeproof Warhead
HeadsetFSA Orbit 1.5
SeatpostBrand-X Ascend Stealth Dropper
SeatclampVitus QR
Weight13.68kg/30.16lbs (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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