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Carbon frame, meet 29″ wheels. 29″ wheels, get ready to roll….

For XC race and marathon riders looking for a high-end big-wheeler, the Vitus Rapide 29 shares the same custom-moulded high-modulus UD carbon frame as its Rapide race siblings.

Featuring a race-ready components package and the fast-rolling performance benefits of 29” wheels.

At Vitus we say it’s up to you to decide if a 29er is right for your size and your riding style, but many riders claim a smoother, faster ride – especially over uneven surfaces – and a better fit in larger bike sizes.

Brand new for 2013, the Vitus Rapide 29 is brought to you exclusively by Vitus Bikes and Chainreactioncycles.com.

Custom-moulded T700 HM-UD carbon frame – 1.4kg frame weigh.
Our custom-moulded high-modulus monocoque carbon frame offers lightweight performance and a responsive ride whilst exceeding CE EN14766 safety standards. Featuring an oversized headtube and bottom bracket for unsurpassed stiffness and power transfer with replaceable dropouts as standard.

The Rockshox SID RL 29 Solo Air fork features a 15mm Maxle Lite thru-axle for ultimate stiffness and flawless tracking through corners. The fork delivers 100mm of silky smooth travel and a lock-out mode for fire-road climbs and sprints to the finish line.

SRAM groupset
A full SRAM X9 groupset featuring a 2×10 transmission combines lightweight performance and crisp, positive shifting with a wide gear range for XC race duties.
Ultra-light Avid Elixir 7 Carbon hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors provide powerful braking in all conditions ensuring maximum confidence and control.

Easton EA70 wheelset and finishing kit
A lightweight Easton EA70 XC wheelset will handle the rigours of XC racing and offers snappy accelerations with every stroke of the pedal. Maxxis Aspen tyres maintain traction in all but the worst conditions ensuring maximum confidence and surefooted handling. Easton EA70 flat bars, stem and seatpost offer the ideal blend of light weight and strength making the Rapide 29 a serious contender for podium glory.

The Vitus Rapide 29. Big wheels, no compromise.


FrameT700 High-modulus HM-UD carbon
ForksRockShox SID RL 29 Solo Air
ChainsetSRAM S1400 2.2 PF30
Bottom BracketSRAM Press Fit 30 (PF30)
ShiftersSRAM X9
Front DerailleurSRAM X9
Rear DerailleurSRAM X9
CassetteSRAM PG-1050
ChainSRAM PC-1031
RimsEaston EA70 XC
Front HubEaston XC Disc
Rear HubEaston XC Disc
TyresMaxxis Aspen
Front BrakeAvid Elixir 7 Carbon hydraulic disc
Rear BrakeAvid Elixir 7 Carbon hydraulic disc
HandlebarsEaston EA70 XC flat bar
StemEaston EA70
HeadsetFSA Orbit 1.5B Zero Stack
SeatpostEaston EA70
Weight10.9kg (Medium)


Size Small Med Large X-Large
Rec. Rider Height (ins)
Rec. Rider Height (cm)  —
Rec. Inside Leg (ins)  —
Rec. Inside Leg (cm)  —
Seat Tube Length 394mm 438mm 483mm  533mm
Top Tube Length  —
Effective Top Tube 586.7mm 603.3mm 622.3mm  641.4mm
Reach  —
Chainstay Length 439mm 439mm 439mm  439mm
Head tube Length 105mm 110mm 125mm  145mm
Head Tube Angle 72° 72° 72° 72°
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Bottom Bracket Drop 61.5mm 61.5mm 61.5mm 61.5mm
Wheelbase 1071mm 1088mm 1108mm 1128mm
Seat Post Diameter 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm
Bottom Bracket 73mm PF30 73mm PF30 73mm PF30 73mm PF30
Headset ZS44/28.6 | ZS56/40 ZS44/28.6 | ZS56/40 ZS44/28.6 | ZS56/40 ZS44/28.6 | ZS56/40
Front Mech 34.9mm Clamp 34.9mm Clamp 34.9mm Clamp 34.9mm Clamp
Rear Axle 10mm x 135mm QR 10mm x 135mm QR 10mm x 135mm QR 10mm x 135mm QR
Frame Material T700 HM-UD Carbon T700 HM-UD Carbon T700 HM-UD Carbon T700 HM-UD Carbon
Fork Material

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