The Rapide FS CRS features a full carbon fibre frame that is complemented by a top-performing components package that includes RockShox SID SL Select/SIDLuxe Select+ suspension, Shimano SLX 12 speed gears, disc brakes and DT Swiss X 1900 Spline wheels. There’s no shying away from the intensity of cross country (XC) racing and the Vitus Rapide FS CRS mountain bike is well equipped for the challenges set by modern course designers. A bike ready to take on ever more intimidating features, steeper descents and punchier climbs, as the world of XC continues to push boundaries and demand more from both bike and rider. Whether you are stamping on the pedals from the front of the grid or jostling in the pack, the precise handling and acceleration of the Rapide FS bring poise to the breathless blur of fast racing, from start gun to finish tape. XC is no longer simply cyclocross with the volume turned up. With downhill lines and rock gardens more akin to Enduro and route profiles so toothy that you’ll feel a pang of lactic burn simply looking at the course map, the Rapide FS packages up razor-sharp efficiency and trail-capability in an impressively lightweight full-suspension carbon build. Using the same four-bar suspension as the rest of the Vitus mountain bike range ensures proven control over pedal bob, comfort and consistent performance under braking. Whether charging up climbs or coming in hot to tight corners, the handling is reassuringly predictable. The frame is dressed for racing, be that XC, marathon, 12-hour or an all-out 24-hour challenge, with a RockShox SID SL Select fork, SIDLuxe Select rear shock and a DT Swiss 29” carbon wheelset. No weak links here. Buzzing laps on dreamy dusty days or teetering through the slop of mid-winter, XC racing is a love affair. A discipline with high demands and high rewards, and the satisfying hum of a good race in the legs that just keeps us coming back for more. Each course offers a unique personality and a different challenge, and yet regardless of the conditions or the obstacles along the trail, the Rapide FS brings unwavering confidence. Please Note: Due to volatility in the bicycle supply chain we may slightly alter the specification of the component parts supplied with this bicycle. Where this happens we have listed the alternate product in the specification table and have ensured that this is of either equivalent or superior specification to the stock component. Key Features: UD Carbon full suspension frame designed for XC/Marathon racing Rockshox SID SL Select & SIDLuxe Select+ suspension with remote lockouts Reliable Shimano SLX 12 speed drivetrain Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes or SRAM DB8 hydraulic disc DT Swiss X 1900 Spline wheelset Fast-rolling Maxxis Rekon Race tyres Features: Frame: Rapide FS UD Carbon full suspension frame, Post disc brake mounts, BSA threaded BB, Boost hub spacing – 148x12mm thru axle Fork: RockShox SID SL Select RL 29”, 100mm travel, Remote Lockout, DebonAir, Charger RL Damper, 32mm stanchions, tapered alloy steerer, Boost hub spacing – 110mm x 15mm Maxle Stealth axle, 44mm Offset Rear Shock: RockShox SIDLuxe Select+, remote lockout, trunnion mount, DebonAir, 165x40mm Headset: Acros AZX-212-CO R5, IS41.8/28.6 upper & IS52/40 lower Handlebar: Vitus 6061 Alloy, 5mm rise, 9° back sweep, S: 720mm wide, M/ L/XL: 740mm wide Stem: Vitus 6061 Alloy, Reach – S: 70mm, M:80mm, L:90mm, XL: 100mm, 31.8mm Handlebar Clamp Diameter, -7° Rise Grip(Tape): Vitus lock on Front Rim: DT Swiss X 1900 Spline, 29″, 25mm inner rim width, Presta valve, tubeless ready rim tape installed Rear Rim: DT Swiss X 1900 Spline, 29″, 25mm inner rim width, Presta valve, tubeless ready rim tape installed Front Hub: DT Swiss X 1900 Spline, 6-bolt disc fitment, 110x15mm Rear Hub: DT Swiss X 1900 Spline, 6-bolt disc fitment, 148x12mm Front Tyre: Maxxis Rekon Race, 29″ x 2.25″, EXO casing Rear Tyre: Maxxis Rekon Race, 29″ x 2.25″, EXO casing Chain: Shimano Deore M6100, 12-Speed, 114 links Crankset: Shimano MT501, 30T Narrow Wide chainring, S: 170mm crank length M/L/XL: 175mm crank length Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB52, BSA threaded Front Brake Set: Shimano Deore M6100, Post Mount, two piston caliper, resin pads or SRAM DB8 hydraulic disc Rear Brake Set: Shimano Deore M6100, Post Mount, two piston caliper, resin pads or SRAM DB8 hydraulic disc Brake Rotors: Shimano RT56 or SRAM CenterLine – 180mm Front & Rear, 6 Bolt Hub Fitment Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX M7100, 12-Speed, Shadow Plus, Long Cage Rear Shifter: Shimano SLX M7100 Rapidfire plus, 12-Speed Cassette: Shimano Deore M6100, 12-Speed, 10-51T Range Saddle: Vitus, black, Steel rails Seat Post: Vitus 6061 Alloy, 31.6mm Diameter x 400mm Long Seat Screw: Vitus bolt, 34.9mm Weight: Medium: 11.7kg (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.