RRP: £1849.99




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
  • Wheel Size – 27.5”
  • 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 2.8” Plus 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 Revelation RC
ShockRockshox Deluxe RT
ChainsetShimano SLX
Bottom BracketShimano
ShiftersShimano SLX
Front DerailleurN/A
Rear DerailleurShimano SLX
CassetteShimano SLX
ChainKMC X11EL
Front HubNovatec
Rear HubNovatec
SpokesDouble butted
TyresMaxxis Minion DHF 2.3 3C/EXO/TR (FR) MINION SS 2.3 TR/DD (RR)
Front BrakeShimano MT500
Rear BrakeShimano MT500
HandlebarsNukeproof Horizon alloy
StemNukeproof Neutron
SaddleNukeproof Neutron
SeatpostBrand-X Ascend Stealth Dropper
Weight14.5kg / 32lbs


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 42 42 42 42
(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 435 435 435 435
(E) Head Tube 110 120 130 130
(F) Stack 589 598 608 608
(G) Reach 435 453 470 495
Bottom Bracket Drop 20 20 20 20
Wheelbase 1166 1187.5 1209 1234
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 540 540 540 540

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