The Rapide FS CRX features a full carbon fibre frame equipped with some of the best components available on the market. It rolls on a premium carbon Reynolds wheelset and has RockShox SID SL Ultimate/ SIDLuxe Select+ to swallow up the rough stuff. Plus, it boasts a Shimano XT/SLX wide-range 12-Speed drivetrain. There’s no shying away from the intensity of cross country (XC) racing and the Vitus Rapide FS CRX mountain bike is well equipped for the challenges set by modern course designers. It’s a bike that’s 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 Shimano XT/SLX groupset, RockShox SID SL Ultimate fork, SIDLuxe Select+ rear shock and Reynolds 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 reward, 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. Key Features: UD Carbon full suspension frame designed for XC/Marathon racing RockShox SID SL Ultimate & SIDLuxe Select+ suspension with remote lockouts High-performance Shimano XT/SLX 12 speed drivetrain Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes Reynolds TR 309/289 XC carbon 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 Ultimate 29”, 100mm travel, remote lockout, DebonAir, Charger Race Day damper, 32mm stanchions, tapered alloy steerer, Boost hub spacing – 110x15mm 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: Ritchey WCS Flat Bar, 6061 Alloy, 5mm rise, 9° back sweep, S: 720mm wide, M: 740mm, L & XL: 760mm wide Stem: Ritchey WCS C220 84D, Forged 2014 Alloy, Reach – S: 70mm, M:80mm, L:90mm, XL: 100mm, 31.8mm Handlebar Clamp Diameter, +/-6° Rise Grip(Tape): Vitus lock on Front Rim: Reynolds TR 309 XC Carbon, 29″, 30mm inner rim width, Presta valve, tubeless ready rim tape installed Rear Rim: Reynolds TR 289 XC Carbon, 29″, 28mm inner rim width, Presta valve, tubeless ready rim tape installed Front Hub: Reynolds TR MTN, 6-bolt disc fitment, 110x15mm Rear Hub: Reynolds TR MTN, 3-pawl driver with 10-degree engagement, 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 XT M8100, 12-Speed, 114 links Crankset: Shimano XT M8100, 32T Narrow Wide chainring, S: 170mm crank length M/L/XL: 175mm crank length Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB52, BSA threaded Front Brake Set: Shimano XT M8100, Post Mount, two piston caliper, resin pads Rear Brake Set: Shimano XT M8100, Post Mount, two piston caliper, resin pads Rotors: Shimano RT76 – 180mm Front, 160mm Rear, 6 Bolt Hub Fitment Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX M7100, 12-Speed, Shadow Plus, Long Cage Rear Shifter: Shimano XTR M9100, 12 Speed, Rapidfire Plus Cassette: Shimano XT M8100, 12 Speed, 10-51T Range Saddle: WTB SL8 Comp, 142mm wide, Black, CrMo rails Seat Post: Ritchey WCS Zero, 3D forged 7050 alloy, zero offset, 31.6mm x 400mm Seat Screw: Vitus bolt, 34.9mm Weight: Medium: 10.7kg (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.