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Vitus Launches 2019 Mountain Bike Range

From simple hardtails to heavy duty full suspension bikes, Vitus has something for almost every rider.

Vitus Launches 2019 Mountain Bike Range

Hot off the press:

"For 2019 we are delighted to be launching the best looking and best-performing bikes we have ever made. Countless hours of testing and refining have delivered the best performing suspension and component specifications to date, all wrapped in confident colour ways and designs. The result; honest, performance-driven rider focused bikes, the Vitus way of doing things." – John Thompson – Vitus Bikes MTB Product Manager

Nucleus – From £499.99

Welcome to the Nucleus, MBR magazine £500 hardtail of the year three years running. Don’t be fooled by the price, the Nucleus isn’t your run of the mill entry-level mountain bike. It’s the foundation of the Vitus mountain bike range, with aggressive geometry designed to get you hooked.

  • Alloy frame with modern geometry – (long, slack, low)
  • 120mm fork (27) / 100mm fork (29)
  • Increased standover clearance
  • ISCG 05 chain guide mounts
  • Internal dropper post cable routing
  • Large volume tyres on 29mm inner width rims

Nucleus 27 & 29 VR Hardtail – UK RRP £499

Nucleus 27 & 29 VRS Hardtail – £599.99

Nucleus 27 VRX Hardtail – UK RRP – £699.99

  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy
  • Fork: Suntour XCR32 Air 120mm QR
  • Groupset: 2 x 9 Shimano Atlus (11-36t)
  • Chainset: Suntour CW15 36 x 22t
  • Wheels: WTB ST i29 27.5” & 29” Options
  • Brakes: Tektro HD-M290 160/160 Rotors
  • Seatpost: Vitus 31.6mm
  • Tyres: WTB Vigilante 2.3” F / WTB Trailboss 2.25” R
  • Finishing Kit: Vitus/Nukeproof
  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy
  • Fork: Suntour XCR32 Air 120mm Boost
  • Groupset: 2 x 9 Shimano Acera (11-36t)
  • Chainset: Suntour CW15 36 x 22t
  • Wheels: WTB ST i29 27.5 & 29” Options
  • Brakes: Tektro HD-M290 180/160 Rotors
  • Seatpost: Vitus 31.6mm
  • Tyres: WTB Vigilante 2.3” F / WTB Trailboss 2.25” R
  • Finishing Kit: Vitus/Nukeproof
  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy
  • Fork: Suntour Raidon 32 Air 120mm Boos
  • Groupset: Shimano Deore M6000 (11-42t)
  • Chainset: Suntour Zeron 32t
  • Wheels: WTB ST i29
  • Brakes: Shimano MT400 180/160 Rotors
  • Seatpost: Vitus 31.6mm
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary Addix 2.35” F / Schwalbe Nobby Nick Addix 2.35” R
  • Finishing Kit: Vitus/Nukeproof

Sentier – From £849.99 

Playful. Capable. Nimble. Aggressive. Confidence inspiring. Just some of the words from satisfied test pilots that have had the joy of experiencing our award winning Sentier hardtail. With a long, slack and low modern geometry the Sentier is ready to be ridden harder and faster than ever before. It’s a bike you can push to the limit, whatever your skill level.

  • Alloy frame with modern geometry (long, slack, low)
  • 140mm fork (27) / 130mm fork (29)
  • Tyre clearance for up to 2.8″ tyres/PLUS compatible on 27.5inch frame
  • ISCG 05 chain guide mounts
  • Internal dropper post routing
  • BOOST 148mm Bolt through Rear Axle
  • Tubeless ready with tubeless rim tape fitted and valves included

Sentier 27 & 29 Hardtail – UK RRP – £849.99

Sentier 27 & 29 VR Hardtail – UK RRP – £999.99

Sentier 27 VRS Hardtail – UK RRP – £1399.99

Sentier 27 VRX Hardtail – UK RRP – £1599.99

  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy
  • Fork: Rock Shox Recon RL Boost 130mm
  • Groupset: 1 x 10 Deore M6000 (11-42t)
  • Chainset: Suntour Zeron 32t
  • Wheels: WTB ST i29 27.5” & 29” Options
  • Brakes: Shimano MT400 180/160 rotors
  • Seatpost: Vitus
  • 27.5” Tyres: MAXXIS Minion DHF 27.5 x 2.6 F /MAXXIS Rekon 27.5 x 2.6 R
  • 29” Tyres: MAXXIS Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 F /MAXXIS Minion SS 29 x 2.3 R
  • Finishing Kit: Vitus/Nukeproof
  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy
  • Fork: RockShox Sektor RL Boost T27.5 140mm
  • Groupset: 1×11 Shimano SLX M7000 (11-46T)
  • Chainset: RaceFace Aeffect 32T
  • Wheels: WTB ST i29
  • Brakes: Shimano MT500 180/160 rotors
  • Seatpost: Vitus
  • 27.5” Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.5 x 2.6 F / Schwalbe Nobby Nick 27.5 x 2.6 R
  • 29“ Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary 29 x 2.35 F / Schwalbe Nobby Nick 29 x 2.35 R
  • Finishing Kit: Vitus/Nukeproof
  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy
  • Fork: Rockshox Revelation RC fork 140mm
  • Groupset: 1×12 SRAM NX EAGLE (11-50T)
  • Chainset: Sram NX EAGLE 32T
  • Wheels: WTB ST i29
  • Brakes: Sram Guide R 180/160 Rotors
  • Seatpost: Brand X Ascend dropper
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.5 x 2.6 F / Schwalbe Nobby Nick 27.5 x 2.6 R
  • Finishing Kit: Vitus/Nukeproof
  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy 
  • Fork: Rockshox Revelation Charger RC Boost 140mm
  • Groupset: 1x11 Shimano XT (11-46T)
  • Chainset: Shimano XT 32T
  • Wheels: WTB ST i29
  • Brakes: Shimano XT M8000 180-160 Rotors
  • Seatpost: Brand X Ascend dropper 
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.5 x 2.6 F / Schwalbe Nobby Nick 27.5 x 2.6 R
  • Finishing Kit: Vitus/Nukeproof

Rapide – From £899.99

New for 2019 the Rapide takes all the great characteristics from its carbon big brother. It’s fast, it’s fun and will put a smile on your face. The alloy boost frameset features tried and tested geometry to allow you to reach your true potential.

  • 6061-T6 Modern Alloy BOOST Frameset
  • 29” wheels
  • Rockshox 100mm fork inc Lockout
  • Maxxis 3C Tyres
  • Tubeless ready with tubeless rim tape fitted and valves included

Rapide Cross Country Hardtail – UK RRP – £899.99

Rapide VR Cross Country Hardtail – UK RRP – £1199.99

  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy
  • Fork: Rockshox Rekon RL REMOTE 100mm
  • Groupset: 1×11 Shimano SLX (11-46T)
  • Chainset: Suntour Zerpm 30T
  • Wheels: WTB ST i25
  • Brakes: Shimano MT-400 180/160 Rotors
  • Seatpost: Vitus
  • Tyres: MAXXIS Ardent RACE 3C 29 x 2.2 F / MAXXIS Ikon 3C 29 x 2.2 R
  • Finishing Kit: Vitus
  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy
  • Fork: Rockshox Sektor RL REMOTE 100mm
  • Groupset: 1×12 SRAM NX EAGLE (11-50T)
  • Chainset: SRAM NX EAGLE 32T
  • Wheels: WTB ST Light i25
  • Brakes: Shimano MT-400 180/160 Rotors
  • Seatpost: Vitus
  • Tyres: MAXXIS Ardent RACE 3C 29 x 2.2 F / MAXXIS Ikon 3C 29 x 2.2 R
  • Finishing Kit: Vitus

Rapide Carbon – From £1799.99

Ready to race the Rapide Carbon is a dedicated race proven machine aimed at riders looking to reach the podium or the most efficient bike on that all-day adventure. The Ultra-Light T700 HM-UD carbon frame features modern geometry and impeccable handling characteristics optimised for 29” wheels. The Rapide Carbon was born fast

  • Ultra-Light HM-UD Full Carbon Frame
  • SRAM 1 x 12 groupsets
  • 29” wheels
  • Rockshox 100mm fork inc Lockout
  • Maxxis 3C Tyres
  • Tubeless ready with tubeless rim tape fitted and valves included

Rapide CR Cross Country Hardtail – UK RRP – £1799.99

Rapide CRX Cross Country Hardtail – UK RRP – £2499.99

  • Frame: T7-HM-UD Carbon Fibre
  • Fork: Rockshox Reba RL Remote 100mm
  • Groupset: 1×12 SRAM GX EAGLE (10-50T)
  • Chainset: SRAM GX EAGLE 32T
  • Wheels: WTB ST Light i25
  • Brakes: SRAM Level T 180/160 Rotors
  • Seatpost: Vitus 31.6mm
  • Tyres: MAXXIS Ardent RACE 3C 29 x 2.2 F / MAXXIS Ikon 3C 29 x 2.2 R
  • Finishing Kit: Vitus
  • Frame: T7-HM-UD Carbon Fibre
  • Fork: Rockshox SID RL Remote 100mm
  • Groupset: 1×12 SRAM XO1 EAGLE (10-50T)
  • Chainset: SRAM x1 carbon EAGLE 32T
  • Wheels: DT Swiss X1900 Spline 25
  • Brakes: SRAM Level TL 180/160 Rotors
  • Seatpost: Vitus 31.6mm
  • Tyres: MAXXIS Ardent RACE 3C 29 x 2.2 F / MAXXIS Ikon 3C 29 x 2.2 R
  • Finishing Kit: Vitus

Escarpe – From £1599.99

From pushing the limits at your local trail centre to all day epics behind bars, the Escarpe combines the perfect balance of fun and efficiency. With 140mm travel the Escarpe makes the perfect trail bike, holding its own when the going gets rough thanks to its modern geometry. The Escarpe doesn’t believe in one size fits all, that’s why we offer you the choice. 27.5” or 29”. There’s an Escarpe for the way you ride.

  • 6061-T6 alloy frame with modern aggressive geometry (long, slack, low)
  • 140mm suspension travel
  • ISCG 05 chainguide mounts
  • Internal dropper post on all models
  • BOOST 148mm Bolt through Rear Axle
  • Metric Trunnion mount shock with sealed bearing upper shock mount
  • Tubeless ready with tubeless rim tape fitted and valves included

Escarpe 27 Trail Bike – UK RRP – £1599

Escarpe 27 & 29 VR Trail Bike – UK RRP – £1999.99

Escarpe 27 & 29 VRX Trail Bike – UK RRP – £2999.99

  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy
  • Fork: ROCKSHOX Sektor RL Boost 150mm
  • Shock: ROCKSHOX Delux R
  • Groupset: 1×11 SRAM NX (11-46T)
  • Chainset: SRAM NX 32T
  • Wheels: WTB ST i29
  • Brakes: Shimano MT-400 180/160 Rotors
  • Seatpost: BRAND X ASCEND dropper
  • Tyres: MAXXIS Minion DHF 27.5 x 2.6 F / MAXXIS Rekon 27.5 x 2.6 R
  • Finishing Kit: Vitus/Nukeproof
  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy
  • Fork: ROCKSHOX Revelation CHARGER RC Boost 150mm
  • Shock: ROCKSHOX Delux RT
  • Groupset: 1×12 SRAM NX EAGLE (11-50)
  • Chainset: SRAM NX EAGLE 32T
  • Wheels: WTB ST Light i29 27.5 & 29” Options
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide R 180/180 rotors
  • Seatpost: BRAND X ASCEND
  • 27.5 “ Tyres: MAXXIS Minion DHF 27.5 x 2.6 F / MAXXIS Rekon 27.5 x 2.6 R
  • 29” Tyres: MAXXIS Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 F / MAXXIS DHR II 29 x 2.4 R
  • Finishing Kit: Nukeproof/Vitus
  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy
  • Fork: FOX 36 FIT Grip 2 FACTORY Boost 150mm
  • Shock: FOX DPX2 FACTORY
  • Groupset: 1×11 Shimano XT (11-46)
  • Chainset: Shimano XT 32T
  • Wheels: DT Swiss M1700 Spline 30 27.5” & 29” Options
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide RE 200/180
  • Seatpost: BRAND X ASCEND
  • 27.5” Tyres: MAXXIS Minion DHF 27.5 x 2.6 F / MAXXIS Rekon 27.5 x 2.6 R
  • 29” Tyres: Tyres: MAXXIS Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 F / MAXXIS DHR II 29 x 2.4 R
  • Finishing Kit: Nukeproof/Vitus 

Sommet – From £1699.99

The Sommet, much like it’s Carbon brother is everything you need in an enduro bike at a more accessible price. It’s confidence inspiring and handles technical downhills with ease thanks to its modern aggressive geometry. If you’re aiming for the enduro podium or want to push your riding to the limits on your favourite trail, the Sommet is with you all the way.

  • Modern alloy frame with advanced geometry – (long, slack, low)
  • 170mm fork travel, 160mm rear travel
  • Tyre clearance for up to 2.6″ tyres
  • 200mm front 180mm rear brake disc
  • ISCG 05 chainguide mounts
  • Internal dropper post on all models
  • BOOST 148mm Bolt through Rear Axle
  • Metric Trunnion mount shock with sealed bearing upper shock mount 

Sommet 27 Enduro Bike – UK RRP £1699.99

Sommet 27 VR Enduro Bike – £2099.99

  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy
  • Fork: MANITOU Mattoc COMP Boost 170mm
  • Shock: ROCKSHOX Delux RT
  • Groupset: 1×11 SRAM NX (11-46T)
  • Chainset: SUNTOUR ZERON 30T
  • Wheels: WTB ST i29
  • Brakes: Shimano MT-500 203/180 Rotors
  • Seatpost: BRAND X ASCEND
  • Tyres: MAXXIS Minion DHF 3C 27.5 x 2.5 F / MAXXIS Minion DHF 3C 27.5 x 2.5 R
  • Finishing Kit: Nukeproof/Vitus
  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy
  • Fork: ROCKSHOX YARI CHARGER RC Boost 170mm
  • Shock: ROCKSHOX Super Delux R
  • Groupset: 1×12 SRAM NX EAGLE (11-50)
  • Chainset: SRAM NX EAGLE DUB 32T
  • Wheels: WTB ST Light i29
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide RE 200-180 Rotors
  • Seatpost: BRAND X ASCEND
  • Tyres: MAXXIS Minion DHF 3C 27.5 x 2.5 F / MAXXIS Minion DHF 3C 27.5 x 2.5 R
  • Finishing Kit: Nukeproof/Vitus

Sommet Carbon – From £2999.99

The Sommet Carbon is the choice of 4-time Red Bull Fox Hunt winner Colin Ross, it’s a confidence inspiring 160mm enduro bike. The Sommet handles technical downhills with ease, thanks to the modern aggressive geometry. Take your riding to the limits on your favourite trail or reach for the podium at your local enduro, the Sommet is with you all the way.

  • Modern carbon frame with advanced geometry – (long, slack, low)
  • 170mm fork travel, 160mm rear travel
  • Tyre clearance for up to 2.6″ tyres
  • 200mm front 180mm rear brake disc
  • ISCG 05 chain guide mounts
  • Internal dropper post routing
  • BOOST 148mm Bolt through Rear Axle
  • Metric Trunnion mount shock with sealed bearing upper shock mount

Sommet 27 CRS Enduro Bike – UK RRP – £2999.99

Sommet 27 CRX Enduro Bike – UK RRP – £3499.99

  • Frame: T7-HM-UD Carbon Fibre
  • Fork: ROCKSHOX LYRIC CHARGER 2 RC Boost 170mm
  • Shock: ROCKSHOX Super Delux R
  • Groupset: 1×12 SRAM GX EAGLE (10-50T)
  • Chainset: SRAM DESCENDANT EAGLE DUB 32T
  • Wheels: WTB ST Light i30
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide RE 200/180 Rotors
  • Seatpost: BRAND X ASCEND
  • Tyres: MAXXIS Minion DHF 3C 27.5 x 2.5 F / MAXXIS
  • Minion DHF 3C 27.5 x 2.5 R
  • Finishing Kit: Nukeproof/Vitus
  • Frame: T7-HM-UD Carbon Fibre
  • Fork: FOX 36 FIT GRIP 2 FACTORY 170mm
  • Shock: FOX DPX2 FACTORY
  • Groupset: 1×11 Shimano XT (11-46T)
  • Chainset: Shimano XT 32T
  • Wheels: DT Swiss E1700 Spline 30
  • Brakes: SRAM Code R 200-180 Rotors
  • Seatpost: BRAND X ASCEND
  • Tyres: MAXXIS Minion DHF 3C 27.5 x 2.5 F / MAXXIS
  • Minion DHF 3C 27.5 x 2.5 R
  • Finishing Kit: Nukeproof/Vitus

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