RRP: £1799.99


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 featuring refined geometry and impeccable handling characteristics optimised for 29” wheels!

The Rapide 290 features a RockShox Reba RL fork; Shimano XT groupset with SLX hydraulic disc brakes; WTB/Formula wheelset with Vitus finishing kit to complete the package.

Ultra-Light HM-UD Full Carbon Frame 
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.




FrameT700 High-modulus HM-UD Carbon
ForksRockShox Reba RL
ChainsetShimano XT FC-M875
Bottom BracketFSA
ShiftersShimano XT SL-M780
Front DerailleurShimano Deore FD-M616
Rear DerailleurShimano XT RD-M786 Shadow Plus
CassetteShimano SLX CS-HG81
ChainKMC X10
RimsWTB Frequency Race i19 TCS
Front HubFormula
Rear HubFormula
TyresWTB Nano TCS
Front BrakeShimano SLX BR-M675
Rear BrakeShimano SLX BR-M675
HandlebarsVitus Riser Bar
HeadsetFSA Orbit C-42/48
SeatpostVitus alloy
SeatclampVitus QR
Weight11.25kg/24.80lbs (size M)


Size  Small Medium Large
Rec. Rider Height (ins) 5’0″ – 5’7″ 5’7″ – 5’11” 5’11” – 6’3″
Rec. Rider Height (cm) 152cm – 170cm 170cm – 180cm 180cm – 190cm
Rec. Inside Leg (ins) 26″ – 30″ 30″ – 32″ 32″ – 34″
Rec. Inside Leg (cm) 66cm – 76cm 76cm – 81cm 81cm – 86cm
Seat Tube 380mm 440mm 480mm
(A) Effective Top Tube 586.7mm 603.3mm 622.3
(G) Reach 412.61mm 427.85mm 444.12mm
(F) Stack 607.12mm 611.88mm 621.39mm
(D) Chainstay 439mm 439mm 439mm
(E) Head Tube 105mm 110mm 120mm
(B) Head Tube Angle 68˚ 68˚ 68˚
(C) Seat Tube Angle 74˚ 74˚ 74˚
Bottom Bracket Drop 61.5mm 61.5mm 61.5mm
Wheelbase 1119.55mm 1138.09mm 1156.18mm
Max Tire Size 29″ x 2.3″ 29″ x 2.3″ 29″ x 2.3″
Seat Post Diameter 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm
Bottom Bracket 73mm BSA 73mm BSA 73mm BSA
Head Set 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
Rear Axle 10mm x 135mm QR 10mm x 135mm QR 10mm x 135mm QR
Frame Material 6061-T6 Alloy 6061-T6 Alloy 6061-T6 Alloy
Based on Axle to Crown 538mm 538mm 538mm


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