Vitus Bikes 2018 Geometry??
I’m in the market for a more capable bike on the downhills and the 2018 Vitus Sommet has come up. However, can I find a geometry chart? Can I heck. Emailed them, tweeted them. Nothing. Tried CRC too, but we all know what they’re like at the moment. Grrr. Anyone seen or know anything? The 2017 versions were too short in reach and the blurb says it’s been increased in the 2018 range. But. To. What.Posted 4 months ago
I had a 2016 Sommet. Reverb and shimano brakes died as usual but crc just swapped them out via normal returns process. The frame was fine, just needed shock bushes in 1100 miles, sold it as wasn’t riding it. Currently thinking of a 2018 Escarpe, last years geo figures suit me but I might wait to see if changed…Posted 4 months agoblitzMember
The bikes are good. I had one of the early full Sussers, the Vitus Blitz. I’ve still got it as a back-up / pub-bike. Only needed consumables replaced in 5 years.
Just seems that CRCs customer service is suffering at the moment with the wiggle merger. You’d hope it would settle down but who knows.Posted 4 months ago
Ahh, cheers – last time I looked at the size chart it still had the 2017 figures.
So they’ve gone a degree slacker and 25mm longer on the XL Escarpe 29er VRX, I’m 6ft 3 with an ape index of +7cm (190cm tall in bare feet, 197 arm span) so the XL should do me just finePosted 4 months agodskelly81Member
I think the sizing looks great for the 2018 Sommet. V similar to the 2018 275 MEGA. Bird Aeris 145 another contender for me but even it can’t match the value.
Interestingly, the alloy version half a degree slacker on the HA & 5/6 mm longer wheel base.
Top alloy about a grand cheaper than top carbon. Extra 1K not worth it IMO just to save 500g. You still get a dinner plate climbing gear with eitherPosted 3 months agodskelly81Member
After a bit of digging, it turns out that after deciding on a 65 rather than 65.5 HA, Vitus couldn’t get their carbon moulds modified in time for release date. However, the alloy ones got altered, thus creating the longer wheelbase too.
Bought a VRS model & she’s a cracker BTWPosted 2 months ago
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