2020 Vitus e-MTB range announced but not an internal battery in sight!

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Vitus has announced its range of 2020 e-MTB’s but hasn’t followed other brands down the internal battery route, instead focussing on price and specifications.

Look around at any of the 2020 eMTB’s that have been launched so far and you’ll spot a trend. Every manufacturer from Orange, to Orbea, Commencal to Cube, have new e-MTB’s for the coming season and most, if not all of them, come with a clean design and internal battery.

2020 Vitus E-Sommet VRS in change colour car colours!

So it has come as a bit of a surprise to see the 2020 range of Vitus e-MTB’s has been revealed and they still rock the older external battery. Though not as modern looking as an internal battery, sticking with their current frame design has allowed Vitus to keep pricing low with it’s most affordable full-suspension e-MTB retailing at only £3199.99.

To bolster the range for 2020, Vitus has also launched a new E-Escarpe model to sit alongside the E-Sommet. The new E-Escarpe comes with a 29in wheel up front, 27.5in plus on the rear and 140mm of travel at both ends. The E-Sommet zips along on 27.5in wheels but boasts 160/170mm of fork movement and 160mm at the rear.

On top of the new bike, Vitus has increased the number of bike builds in the range from 2 to 4, so in total there are 8 e-MTB’s to choose from with prices ranging from £3199.99 – £4999.

All bikes come fitted with Shimano’s STEPs motor system, the E7000 on entry-level bike and E8000 further up the range, and specifications look very good for the money. Check them out for yourself below.

2020 Vitus E-Sommet

2020 Vitus E-Sommet
2020 Vitus E-Sommet
  • SHIMANO STEPS E7000 Motor
  • Alloy 27.5” frame with aggressive enduro geometry
  • Eco, trail or Boost Power modes
  • E8010 Shimano Battery
  • 160mm Rockshox 35 Gold RL
  • 160mm Rockshox Delux Select R
  • Shimano Deore 1×10 gearing
  • SRAM Guide T Brakes, 200mm rotors
  • Tubeless Ready Maxxis 3C Tyres
  • WTB SERRA i29 Wheelset
  • RRP: £3199, €3499, 39999Kr

2020 Vitus E-Sommet VR

2020 Vitus E-Sommet VR
2020 Vitus E-Sommet VR
  • SHIMANO STEPS E7000 Motor
  • Alloy 27.5” frame with aggressive enduro geometry
  • Eco, trail or Boost Power modes
  • E8010 Shimano Battery
  • 170mm Fox Float 36 Rhythm eBike Tune
  • 160mm Fox Float DPX2 Performance Elite
  • SRAM NX/SX EAGLE 1X12 gearing
  • SRAM Guide RE Brakes, 200mm rotors
  • Tubeless Ready Maxxis 3C Tyres
  • DT Swiss H1900 Wheelset
  • RRP: £3799, €4199, 47999Kr

2020 Vitus E-Sommet VRS

2020 Vitus E-Sommet VRS
2020 Vitus E-Sommet VRS
  • SHIMANO STEPS E8000 Motor
  • Alloy 27.5” frame with aggressive enduro geometry
  • Eco, trail or Boost Power modes
  • Fast charging battery, 80% in 2hrs
  • E8010 Shimano Battery
  • 170mm Fox Float 36 Performance eBike Tune
  • 160mm Fox Float DPX2 Performance Elite
  • Shimano XT M8100 1X12 gearing
  • SRAM Guide RE Brakes, 200mm rotors
  • Tubeless Ready Maxxis 3C Tyres
  • DT Swiss H1700 Wheelset
  • RRP: £3999, €4499, 51999Kr

2020 Vitus E-Sommet VRX

2020 Vitus E-Sommet VRX
2020 Vitus E-Sommet VRX
  • SHIMANO STEPS E8000 Motor
  • Alloy 27.5” frame with aggressive enduro geometry
  • Eco, trail or Boost Power modes
  • Fast charging battery, 80% in 2hrs
  • E8010 Shimano Battery
  • 170mm Fox Float 36 Factory FIT GRIP 2 eBike Tune
  • 160mm Fox Float DPX2 Factory
  • Shimano XTR/XT 1X12 gearing
  • Shimano XT M8120 4 piston brakes, 203mm rotors
  • Tubeless Ready Maxxis 3C Tyres
  • DT Swiss HX 1501 Wheelset
  • RRP: £4999, €5499, 61999Kr

2020 Vitus E-Escarpe

2020 Vitus E-Escarpe
2020 Vitus E-Escarpe
  • E-Escarpe 6061 Alloy Boost 140mm frame – 29” front 27.5” Plus rear.
  • SHIMANO STEPS E7000 Motor
  • Eco, trail or Boost Power modes
  • E8010 Shimano Battery
  • 140mm Marzocchi Bomber Z2 29” eBike Fork
  • 140mm Rockshox Delux Select R
  • Shimano Deore 1×10 gearing
  • Shimano MT-501 brakes, 203mm rotors
  • Tubeless Ready Maxxis 3C Tyres
  • WTB ST i30 Front / ST i35 Rear
  • RRP: RRP: £3199, €3499, 39999Kr

2020 Vitus E-Escarpe VR

2020 Vitus E-Escarpe VR
2020 Vitus E-Escarpe VR
  • E-Escarpe 6061 Alloy Boost 140mm frame – 29” front 27.5” Plus rear.
  • SHIMANO STEPS E7000 Motor
  • Eco, trail or Boost Power modes
  • E8010 Shimano Battery
  • 140mm Fox Float 34 Rhythm 29” eBike Fork
  • 140mm Fox Float DPS
  • SRAM NX/SX 1×12 Gearing
  • SRAM Guide RE Brakes, 200mm rotors
  • Tubeless Ready Maxxis 3C Tyres
  • DT Swiss H1900 Spline 30 Front / 35 Rear
  • RRP: £3799, €4199, 47999Kr

2020 Vitus E-Escarpe VRS

2020 Vitus E-Escarpe VRS
2020 Vitus E-Escarpe VRS
  • E-Escarpe 6061 Alloy Boost 140mm frame – 29” front 27.5” Plus rear.
  • SHIMANO STEPS E8000 Motor
  • Eco, trail or Boost Power modes
  • Fast charging battery, 80% in 2hrs
  • E8010 Shimano Battery
  • 140mm Fox Float 36 Performance 29” eBike Fork
  • 140mm Fox Float DPS Performance
  • Shimano XT 1×12 Gearing
  • SRAM Guide RE Brakes, 200mm rotors
  • Tubeless Ready Maxxis 3C Tyres
  • DT Swiss H1700 Spline 30 Front / 35 Rear
  • RRP: £4299, €4799, 53999Kr

2020 Vitus E-Escarpe VRX

2020 Vitus E-Escarpe VRX
2020 Vitus E-Escarpe VRX
  • E-Escarpe 6061 Alloy Boost 140mm frame – 29” front 27.5” Plus rear.
  • SHIMANO STEPS E8000 Motor
  • Eco, trail or Boost Power modes
  • Fast charging battery, 80% in 2hrs
  • E8010 Shimano Battery
  • 140mm Fox Float 36 Factory FIT GRIP2 29” eBike Fork
  • 140mm Fox Float DPS Factory shock
  • Shimano XTR/XT 1×12 Gearing
  • Shimano XT M8120 4 brakes, 203mm rotors
  • Tubeless Ready Maxxis 3C Tyres
  • DT Swiss HX 1501 Spline 30 Front / 35 Rear
  • RRP: £4999, €5499, 61999Kr

The new range of Vitus e-MTB’s is listed over on the Vitus website and are ready to be pre-ordered over at Chain Reaction Cycles and Wiggle.

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