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A dedicated and thoroughbred race proven platform, our Rapide 290 introduces high level performance for XC and marathon racing with an Ultra-Light T700 HM-UD carbon frame with refined geometry and impeccable handling characteristics optimised for 29” wheels!

Ultra-Light HM-UD Full Carbon Frame & RockShox Reba RL Fork

A short headtube and chainstays combined with a low bottom bracket create a low centre of gravity for improved handling and stability on fast sections of trail. The larger wheel size rolls over obstacles and rocks with greater efficiency allowing you to carry more speed for less effort helping to reduce rider fatigue and improve performance.

Box section seat and chain stays improve power transfer and rear end rigidity whilst the oversized PF30 bottom bracket increases lateral stiffness for better acceleration by transmitting every shred of pedalling energy through the drivetrain to the rear wheel.

RockShox Reba RL Solo Air forks feature Motion Control damping, Rebound and Low Speed Compression to Lock adjustment. A tapered alloy steerer and 15mm Maxle Lite through axle maximises front end stiffness for improved tracking through rough sections of trail and complements rear end stiffness to provide precise steering and confidence inspiring handling.

Shimano XT & FSA Groupset

Gear selection is taken care of via Shimano XT shifters and derailleurs with the XT Shadow Plus clutch rear derailleur improving chain tension thus reducing the chance of chain derailment. 
An FSA Afterburner 2×10 chainset provides the driving force at the heart of the transmission. 
Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors front and rear provide powerful and dependable stopping power with great modulation and lever feel.

Easton EA70 XL Wheelset & Vitus Finishing Kit

A lightweight Easton EA70 XL wheelset will comfortably cope with any XC and marathon race situation offering snappy acceleration with every stroke of the pedals. Continental X-King tyres provide predictable handling and low rolling resistance which translates into more speed for less effort!
Finishing kit is supplied by Vitus with our lightweight 6061 alloy stem, bars and seatpost providing high performance components which have been colour coded to match the frame decals.


FrameT700 High-modulus HM-UD Carbon
ForksRockShox Reba RL 29 Solo Air
ChainsetFSA Afterburner BB30
Bottom BracketFSA Press Fit 30 (PF30)
ShiftersShimano XT SL-M780
Front DerailleurShimano XT FD-M786
Rear DerailleurShimano XT RD-M786
ChainKMC X10
RimsEaston EA70 XL
Front HubEaston EA70 XL Disc
Rear HubEaston EA70 XL Disc
TyresContinental X-King
Front BrakeShimano SLX BR-M675 Hydraulic Disc
Rear BrakeShimano SLX BR-M675 Hydraulic Disc
HandlebarsVitus Flat Bar
HeadsetFSA Orbit C-42/48
SeatpostVitus alloy
SeatclampAlloy QR
Weight11.1kg/24.5lbs (Medium)


Size  Small Medium Large
Rec. Rider Height (ins)
Rec. Rider Height (cm)
Rec. Inside Leg (ins)
Rec. Inside Leg (cm)
Seat Tube 393.7mm 438mm 482.6mm
(A) Effective Top Tube 576.7mm 603.3mm 622.3mm
(G) Reach 412.61mm 427.85mm 444.12mm
(F) Stack 607.12mm 621.88mm 621.39mm
(D) Chainstay 439mm 439mm 439mm
(E) Head Tube 105mm 110mm 120mm
(B) Head Tube Angle 72˚ 72˚ 72˚
(C) Seat Tube Angle 74˚ 74˚ 74˚
Bottom Bracket Drop 61.5mm 61.5mm 61.5mm
Max Tire Size 29″ x 2.2″ 29″ x 2.2″ 29″ x 2.2″
WheelBase 1070.8mm 1087.6mm 1107mm
Seat Post Diameter 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm
Bottom Bracket Press Fit 30 (PF30) Press Fit 30 (PF30) Press Fit 30 (PF30)
Head Set ZS42/28.6 | ZS52/40 ZS42/28.6 | ZS52/40 ZS42/28.6 | ZS52/40
Front Mech 34.9mm Band 34.9mm Band 34.9mm Band
Rear Axle 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
Based on Axle to Crown 483mm 483mm 483mm


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