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Vitus Bikes Escarpe VR Suspension Bike - SLX 1x11 2017

  • Vitus Bikes Escarpe VR Suspension Bike - SLX 1x11 2017
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Product Description

With a number of upgrades for the season ahead, the Escarpe VR improves upon its performance and value for money. Fast, balanced, and responsive, this Escarpe VR Suspension Bike is an impressive steed.

Built around their 135mm travel suspension platform, Vitus' Escarpe VR pairs a Fox Float 34 Performance fork with a Float DPS rear shock, a 1x11 drivetrain that comprises of a RaceFace Affect chainset and Shimano SLX shifter and derailleur. The WTB/Novatec wheelset is reliable and responsive whilst a Brand-X Ascend stealth dropper seatpost and mixed Vitus/Nukeproof finishing kit completes the package.



  • Frame: Hydroformed 6061-T6 Alloy Frame with Four-bar V-Link Rear Suspension, 135mm Travel
  • Forks: Fox Float 34 Performance 27.5", Float Air Spring, Grip 3-Pos, Black Anodises Stanchions, 150mm Travel, Tapered Alloy Steerer, 15QR Through Axle
  • Shock: Fox Float DPS Performance, 3-Pos, 190mm x 51mm


  • Chainset: RaceFace Affect SL, 175mm, 32t
  • Bottom Bracket: RaceFace Affect (BSA)
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX SL-M7000, 11-Speed
  • Front Derailleur: N/A
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX RD-M7000, Shadow Plus
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX CS-M7000, 10t-42t, 11-Speed
  • Chain: KMC X11, 11-Speed


  • Rims: WTB STP i23 TCS (tubeless ready), 27.5"
  • Front Hub: Novatec D771SB-15 - 6 Bolt, 100mm x 15mm
  • Rear Hub: Novatec D462SB-X12 - 6 Bolt, 142mm x 12mm
  • Spokes: Stainless Double Butted
  • Tyres: Front - WTB Vigilante Comp, High Grip compound, 27.5" x 2.3" Rear – WTB Trail Boss Comp, 27.5" x 2.25"


  • Front Brake: Shimano SLX BR-M7000 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor
  • Rear Brake: Shimano SLX BR-M7000 Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor
  • Handlebars: Nukeproof Warhead, 7075 Double Butted Alloy, 20mm Rise, 760mm Wide
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5 Zero Stack (NO.57), 1.1/8" – 1.5"
  • Stem: Vitus, 3D Forged 6061-T6 Aluminium, +/- 3 Degree Rise, 50mm Extension
  • Saddle: Vitus
  • Seatpost: Brand-X Ascend Stealth Dropper, 31.6mm x 120mm drop (100mm Drop on size S)
  • Seatclamp: Vitus QR

Weight: 13.68kg/30.16lbs (size M)

Design Technologies:

  • Main Pivot Location: This is located in a fixed high and forward position in line with a 32T chain ring position, this gives natural anti squat/bob when pedalling in the most commonly used 1x 32T setup without relying on excessive chain tension and none of the related pedal feedback.
  • Chainstay Pivot Location: This pivot is placed in line with the chainstay eliminating any force directed to the shock linkage causing the shock to compressing (pedal bob) due to chain tension. This pivot location also maximises active suspension when using the rear brake similar to a floating brake design without the added weight.
  • Rearward Axle Path: Because of the main pivot location the Escarpe has 55mm of travel with reward axle path helping to keep your momentum.
  • Leverage Rate Design: The leverage rate is designed to have a falling rate to sag point then go mildly progressive; this helps the bike sit comfortably in the sag position with a stable platform. The lower shock mount moves forward with the suspension, this helps to keep a linier rate without falling off at full travel. This movement also reduces the shock angle change at full travel reducing side loads and improving the reliability of the shock.

Easy Assembly

When you order a bike, one of our trained mechanics will carefully prepare and pack your bike for shipping. Upon delivery, the assembly is simple and all necessary tools are conveniently included in the box.

Depending on the delivery service and destination, bikes will either be delivered in a large or a small box. Below is a guide as to how your bike will arrive:

  • All bikes for delivery within the UK and Republic of Ireland will be delivered in a large box, except for kids’ bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer's boxes.
  • All bikes for delivery within the EU on a standard service will be delivered in a large box. If an express delivery option is chosen, your bike will be packed into a small box. Again, the exception is kids’ bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer's boxes.
  • All bikes for worldwide delivery outside the EU will be delivered in small boxes.


  • Colour: Grey - Yellow
  • Frame Size: 52cm (20.5"), 38cm (15"), 43cm (17"), 48cm (19")
  • Wheel Size: 27.5" (650b)
  • Gender: Male
  • Speed: 11 Speed
  • Material: Alloy
  • Fork Travel: 150mm
  • Rear Travel: 135mm

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