RRP: £1699.99


The all NEW 2016 Vitus Rapide! A dedicated and thoroughbred race proven platform, our new Rapide 29 is aimed at riders seeking a high level performance bike for XC and marathon racing. The Ultra-Light T700 HM-UD carbon frame features refined geometry and impeccable handling characteristics optimised for 29” wheels.

The Rapide 29 features a RockShox Reba RL fork; SRAM X1 shifting with Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes; WTB wheelset and Vitus finishing kit to complete the package.

Ultra-Light HM-UD Full Carbon Frame
Our NEW frame features sculpted tubing for increased standover height; 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.

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


FrameT700 High-modulus HM-UD Carbon
ForksRockShox Reba RL Solo Air
ChainsetRaceFace Turbine Cinch
Bottom BracketRaceFace Turbine
ShiftersSRAM X1
Front DerailleurN/A
Rear DerailleurSRAM X1 Type2
CassetteSRAM XG1150, 10t-42t
ChainSRAM X1
RimsWTB Frequency Race i19 TCS
Front HubNovatec D771
Rear HubNovatec D772
Front BrakeShimano XT BR-M800
Rear BrakeShimano XT BR-M800
HandlebarsVitus Flat Bar
HeadsetFSA Orbit C-42/48
SeatpostVitus alloy
SeatclampVitus QR
Weight10.64kg/23.46lbs (size M)


Size Small Medium Large X-Large
Rec. Rider Height (ins) 5’2″ – 5’7″ 5’7″ – 5’11” 5’11” – 6’3″ 6’3” – 6’7”
Rec. Rider Height (cm) 152cm – 170cm 170cm – 180cm 180cm – 190cm 190cm – 201cm
Rec. Inside Leg (ins) 26.5″ – 30″ 30″ – 32″ 32″ – 34″ 34” – 37”
Rec. Inside Leg (cm) 67cm – 76cm 76cm – 81cm 81cm – 86cm 86cm – 94cm
Seat Tube 395mm 445mm 483mm 533mm
(A) Effective Top Tube 590mm 600mm 620mm 640mm
(G) Reach 395.3mm 402.4mm 419.4mm 436.5mm
(F) Stack 617.4mm 626.8mm 636.1mm 645.5mm
(D) Chainstay 440mm 440mm 440mm 440m
(E) Head Tube 105mm 115mm 125mm 135mm
(B) Head Tube Angle 68.5˚ 68.5˚ 68.5˚ 68.5˚
(C) Seat Tube Angle 72.5˚ 72.5˚ 72.5˚ 72.5˚
Bottom Bracket Drop 60mm 60mm 60mm 60mm
Wheelbase 1094.7mm 1105mm 1125.8mm 1146.3mm
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
Front Mech 34.9mm Band 34.9mm Band 34.9mm Band 34.9mm Band
Rear Axle 142mm x 12mm Thru axle QR 142mm x 12mm Thru axle QR 142mm x 12mm Thru axle QR 142mm x 12mm Thru axle QR
Frame Material 6061-T6 Alloy 6061-T6 Alloy 6061-T6 Alloy 6061-T6 Alloy
Based on Axle to Crown 526mm 526mm 526mm 526mm

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