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  • transition1
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    I have the Sommet Pro so 155mm rear travel, bought frame only & custom built, great bike very capable but looking to sell mine as main bike is my Smuggler

    Premier Icon andy4d
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    I nearly bought an escarpe vrx at the start of the year but the brexit price increase ruled that out and i bought a cube in the sales instead. BUT i loved my time spent on the demo vrx (previous years model with manitou fork), put a huge smile on my face so it did.

    lobby_dosser
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    my mate bought a Escarpe VRX a few weeks ago and he loves it. Climbs well and does the business going down. Looks good and great spec for the money.

    nairnster
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    I love mine. Frame bought second hand and built up with parts from my hardtail.

    Running it 150mm front with the 135mm rear travel. The rear is nicely progressive and the suspension feels like more travel than it is.

    Premier Icon linchpin
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    Im thinking about one of these. Vitus Escarpe with a Fox34, dropper and full XT for under £2k. Opinions? Does anyone have one so they can recommend what they own? 😆

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    That’s all positive then. Is that the biggest bottle you can use Nairnster?

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    Their EWS team take 3 rear triangles to each race, just to get through. Nuff said.

    nairnster
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    A Bigger bottle would fit.

    That’s one of those Specialized Keg things which has multi tool, zipties, first aid kit, tyre levers, chain links, puncture kit, and a couple of energy gels in it.

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    Do they have sales ever? I know I can get a BC discount but is there any other engle I should be aware of, like next year’s model coming out etc?

    eltonerino
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    Their EWS team take 3 rear triangles to each race, just to get through. Nuff said

    I know a guy who cracked his rear triangle, and he knows a guy who snapped his rear triangle. Both had them replaced though. Maybe it was a bad year?

    The bikes ride fine and the crack didn’t seem to put him off it.

    h4muf
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    Love my Sommet VRX,160mm pikes, Debonair etc,rides amazing and climbs loads better than my old Bandit.

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    Any idea why they broke? I mean were these kids hitting the big stuff? I’ve never snapped a frame, even pre-suspension. Just can’t see myself landing that hard.

    lewis75
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    I’ve got the VRX 29er and love it, huge grins all round and amazing value for money. I really can’t fault it.
    I’m fairly sure the Vitus EWS team won’t be the only team in the pits with spare frames in their van either.

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    How tall are you Lewis? I’m 6ft and not sure if I’d prefer a 27.5 or 29.

    lewis75
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    6’1 and a half(I’m told the half inches are important) and on an XL.
    Feels long and roomy but not like I’m riding a gate. Ridden everything from long XC days to double black uplift days.

    dhrider
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    Nobeerinthefridge – Member
    Their EWS team take 3 rear triangles to each race, just to get through. Nuff said.

    Who rides for the Vitus EWS team?

    To the best of my knowledge there is no Vitus EWS team.

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    IIRC the riders name is Killian, canny remember his surname. Info came for a very good mate who’s a mech on a well known team, and he’s not one to mince his words, or make shit up.

    dhrider
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    Killian Callaghan….. used to ride for Vitus last year but rides for Santa Cruz now.

    There is no Vitus EWS team this year. I’d say most teams have a supply of frames at races with them, certainly wouldn’t put me off buying one.

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    Well that did it. Extra 10% off Vitus bikes this week. Happy with that timing! Ordered the Escarpe VRX 27.5. Total cost 1700 quid delivered. Hope it turns up quicker than my Canyon.

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    Lovely choice 😀 happy New bike day to you.

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    Linchpin that is a great deal.

    Should arrive in an absolutely huge box so no assembly required apart from bar fitting.

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