The Rapide 29 CRX features an ultra-efficient components package that includes Shimano XT 12-Speed gears and hydraulic disc brakes, plus terrain-smoothing RockShox SID SL Ultimate suspension forks. Cross Country (XC) hardtail descriptions are typically littered with overstatement; like Rocketship, course-crusher and game-changer. Yawn. There’s no need to lay it on thick or exaggerate, just have fun and get the job done. The Vitus Rapide CRX Mountain Bike does all the talking for itself, on the flowing trails, the marathon days and in the frenetic cross country races. The joy of this proven race-ready carbon hardtail is that it easily meets the demands of cross-country, with stiffness that converts power instantly into trail speed and obedient handling that gives you back precious seconds. Attack the climbs, attack out of corners and back yourself to attack off the front. The lightweight carbon frame is equipped with components that are dialled for performance. Rockshox SID Ultimate forks can be instantly locked out with the OneLoc remote so that you can carry speed up and over climbs and a full Shimano XT groupset is a knowing sign that this bike is tuned to race. If you want to go chasing for the front of the pack then this bike has the pedigree. But it’s pointless being able to smoke the climbs if the bike then lets you down in the descent, because XC racing is about having the all-round edge and you need a bike that can rail the racing line. And that’s what makes it fun, right? Racing on a bike that feels fast and delivers for you as a rider. The Rapide CRX will instill a high level of confidence in you, as when you need acceleration and traction they are available and when you hit the technical stuff and the nervy descents the control and balance keep the handling honest. You’re less tense. Looser, fresher and less fatigued. It’s a lightweight hardtail, yes, but the Rapide CRS brings both comfort and performance. Key Features: Superlight carbon fibre frame with fast, responsive handling and efficient climbing capabilities RockShox Sid SL Ultimate forks Shimano XT 1×12 speed drivetrain Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes Tubeless ready WTB KOM Light i2 wheelset with tape already applied Fast-rolling Schwalbe Racing Ray & Racing Ralph tyres Features: Frame: Rapide Superlight Carbon, internal cable routing, PF30 BB shell, Boost hub spacing – 148mm x 12mm thru axle Fork: RockShox SID SL Ultimate 29”, 100mm travel, remote rockout, DebonAir, Charger Race Day damper, 32mm stanchions, tapered alloy steerer, Boost hub spacing – 110x15mm Maxle Stealth axle, 44mm offset Headset: Acros AZX-212-CO R5, Zero stack, sealed bearings, 1 1/8” – 1 ½”, ZS44/28.6 – 56/40 Handlebar: Ritchey WCS flat bar, 6061 alloy, 5mm rise, 9° back sweep, 720mm wide S/M, 740mm wide L/XL Stem: Ritchey WCS C220 84D, Forged 2014 alloy, +/- 6° rise, reach – S -70mm/M-80mm/L -90mm/XL-100mm Grip(Tape): Vitus lock on Front Rim: WTB KOM Light i25, TCS 2.0, 29” 32h tubeless tape fitted Rear Rim: WTB KOM Light i25, TCS 2.0, 29” 32h tubeless tape fitted Front Hub: WTB ProTerra, EZO stainless radial bearings, 32h, 6-bolt, Boost 110x15mm thru axle Rear Hub: WTB ProTerra, EZO stainless radial bearings, ultra-quick 3.7-degree engagement, 32h, 6-bolt, Boost 148x12mm thru axle Front Tyre: Schwalbe Racing Ray EVO, Snakeskin, TLE, Addix speedgrip, 29” x 2.25” Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO, Snakeskin, TLE Addix speed, 29” x 2.25” Chain: Shimano XT M8100 Crankset: Shimano XT M8100, 30T, S 170mm/M,L,XL 175mm Bottom Bracket: Prestine PF Front Brake Set: Shimano XT M8100 Rear Brake Set: Shimano XT M8100 Brake Rotors: Shimano RT76 – 180mm Front, 160mm Rear, 6 Bolt Hub Fitment Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8100 Shadow plus, long cage, 12-Speed Rear Shifter: Shimano XT M8100 Rapidfire plus, 12-Speed Cassette: Shimano XT M8100 11t-51T, 12-Speed Saddle: WTB SL8 Comp, 142mm wide Seat Post: Ritchey WCS Zero 3D forged 7050 alloy, zero offset, 31.6mm x 400mm Seat Screw: Vitus bolt, 34.9mm Weight: Medium: 9.8kg (tubeless setup) Built, Tuned and Ready to Ride Rest assured that each bike is fully built and tuned by Wiggle’s team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure your bike arrives in perfect condition. We supply all bikes with a set of plastic pedals, a pedal wrench and a multi-tool kit. Find out which size fits you by clicking the size chart tab. Please Note: Due to ongoing issues in the global bike supply chain, manufacturers may substitute certain component items due to availability. In this situation, they will be replaced with the same quality or better performing parts.