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For riders who demand the best. Here it is…

Designed by Vitus Bikes and brought to you by Chainreactioncycles.com, all bikes in the Vitus Rapide range feature a custom-moulded high-modulus UD carbon frame and have been developed with competitive XC and marathon racing in mind.

For the dedicated XC athlete engaged in national or international competition, the Vitus Rapide I is our flagship carbon race hardtail. Boasting a wishlist components package including 2X10 SRAM XO transmission and a lightweight RockShox SID 100mm fork.

Custom-moulded T700 HM-UD carbon frame – 1.4kg frame weight
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 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 SRAM X0/X9 groupset featuring a 2×10 transmission combines lightweight performance with a full cpmplement of gears for XC race duties. SRAM X0 is the pinacle of high performance shifting and will perform flawlessly in even the most testing conditions!
Ultra-lightweight 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 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 deliver the optimum blend of light weight and strength making the Rapide I a serious contender for podium glory.

The Vitus Rapide I. The pinnacle of hardtail evolution.


FrameT700 High-modulus HM-UD carbon
ForksRockShox SID RL Solo Air
ChainsetSRAM X0 2.2 PF30
Bottom BracketSRAM Press Fit 30 (PF30)
ShiftersSRAM X9
Front DerailleurSRAM X0
Rear DerailleurSRAM X0
CassetteSRAM PG-1050
ChainSRAM PC-1031
RimsEaston EA70 XC
Front HubEaston EA70 XC Disc
Rear HubEaston EA70 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
Weight9.7kg (Medium)


Size Small Med Large
Rec. Rider Height (ins)
Rec. Rider Height (cm)
Rec. Inside Leg (ins)
Rec. Inside Leg (cm)
Seat Tube Length 394mm 438mm 483mm
Top Tube Length
Effective Top Tube 570mm 595mm 620mm
Chainstay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm
Head tube Length 115mm 120mm 135mm
Head Tube Angle 70° 70° 70°
Seat Tube Angle 73° 73° 73°
Bottom Bracket Drop 35mm 35mm 35mm
Wheelbase 1055.8mm 1080.87mm 1106.69mm
Seat Post Diameter 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm
Bottom Bracket 73mm 73mm 73mm
Headset 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
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
Fork Material

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