Vitus Launches Fox Factory Equipped Enduro And Trail Bikes From £2999.99

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If Vitus’ new alloy XC bikes aren’t your thing, then what about some new trail and enduro full-suspension bikes? And what about Fox Suspension on these bikes for the first time ever? Yup, sounds pretty good to us too.

3 bikes in the Vitus range will come equipped with Fox suspension for the coming year those being the 140mm travel Escarpe 27 VRX, Escarpe 29 VRX and full carbon, 170mm travel Sommet CRX.

In typical Vitus style, each Fox equipped bike receives keen pricing with the top end Escarpe’s costing just £2999.99 while the carbon Sommet CRX sits in the range at £3499.99.

Same paint job as the 29er but with smaller wheels.

Vitus Escarpe 27 VRX – £2999.99

Visually the Escarpe 27 VRX receives a new paint job, but the alloy frame remains unchanged from the current model. Made from 6061-T6 alloy, this version of the Escarpe runs on 27.5inch wheels boasts 140mm of rear travel and 150mm travel up front.

Fox Factory suspension for the first time on a Vitus.

While priced at £2999.99, the Escarpe VRX features high-end Fox Factory suspension both front and rear. A Fox 36 FIT Grip 2 Factory up front and Fox DPX2 Factory rear shock are seldom seen on bikes under £3000.

Shimano 1×11 drivetrain.

Shimano XT handles 1×11 shifting, brakes are powerful SRAM Guide RE stoppers with front 200mm rotor and 180mm rear, while DT Swiss M1700 Spline 30mm rims are tough options matching the hard riding nature of the Escarpe.

  • 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
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide RE 200/180
  • Seatpost: BRAND X ASCEND
  • Tyres: MAXXIS Minion DHF 27.5 x 2.6 F / MAXXIS Rekon 27.5 x 2.6 R
  • Finishing Kit: Nukeproof/Vitus
29er version with Fox suspension and 1×11 Shimano XT.

Vitus Escarpe 29 VRX – £2999.99

Again we have a 6061-T6 alloy frame fitted with a Fox DPX2 Factory rear shock and Fox 36 FIT GRIP 2 Factory fork with 150mm travel, and once again the 1×11 drivetrain is a Shimano XT set-up. But this is the larger wheeled 29er for those riders who really want to scream down the trail.

  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy
  • Fork: FOX 36 FIT GRIP 2 FACTORY Boost 150mm
  • Shock: FOX DPX2 FACTORY
  • Groupset: 1×11 Shimano XT (11-46T)
  • Chainset: Shimano XT 30T
  • Wheels: DT Swiss M1700 Spline 30
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide RE 200/180 Rotors
  • Seatpost: BRAND X ASCEND
  • Tyres: MAXXIS Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 F / MAXXIS
  • DHR II 29 x 2.4 R
  • Finishing Kit: Nukeproof/Vitus
Sommet CRX

Vitus Sommet CRX – £3499.99

If you must have carbon and you’ve got to have 170mm of travel then the Vitus Sommet CRX is the model to have. Specifications read practically the same as the top end Fox fitted Escarpe bikes, only with a stiffer carbon frame and 30mm more travel up front, oh and you get decent rubber too.

  • Frame: Carbon
  • 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

Fox equipped Vitus Escarpe’s should be shipping this month, while the carbon framed Sommet will go on sale in December.

In addition to the bling bling Fox Factory models, Vitus is also offering other builds for each model, plus an alloy Sommet with RockShox suspension.

More details of the Vitus full suspension range below.

Vitus Escarpe 27 NX
Vitus Escarpe 27 NX

Vitus Escarpe 27 NX – £1599.99

  • 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
The VR gets 12 speed NX as standard.

Vitus Escarpe 27 VR NX Eagle – £1999.99

  • 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
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide R 180/180 rotors
  • Seatpost: BRAND X ASCEND
  • Tyres: MAXXIS Minion DHF 27.5 x 2.6 F / MAXXIS Rekon 27.5 x 2.6 R
  • Finishing Kit: Nukeproof/Vitus
The same as above only with 29in wheels.

Vitus Escarpe 29 VR NX Eagle – £1999.99

  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy
  • Fork: ROCKSHOX Revelation CHARGER RC Boost 140mm
  • Shock: ROCKSHOX Delux RT
  • Groupset: 1×12 SRAM NX EAGLE (11-50)
  • Chainset: SRAM NX Eagle 30T
  • Wheels: WTB ST i29
  • Brakes: SRAM Guide R 180/180
  • Seatpost: BRAND X ASCEND
  • Tyres: MAXXIS Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 F / MAXXIS DHR II 29 x 2.4 R
  • Finishing Kit: Nukeproof/Vitus
The most affordable Sommet.

Vitus Sommet NX 1×11 – £1699.99

  • 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
At £2099.99 this is going to be a popular choice of UK enduro riders.

Vitus Sommet VR NX Eagle – £2099.99

  • 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 CRS gets a carbon frame and RockShox suspension.

Vitus Sommet CRS GX Eagle – £2999.99

  • Frame: Carbon
  • 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

We hope to swing a leg over some of the new range of Vitus bikes in the New Year so keep an eye out for more news coming soon.

Comments (1)

  1. Well that bike at £2099.99 would be a right bargain, unfortunately looks a missprice
    Vitus Escarpe 29 VRX (fox factory/XT)
    now showing as £2999 although 5% off for gold members on wiggle

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