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BikeRadar review the 2012 Vitus Escarpe 2

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 8:09am
Category: MTB

BikeRadar review the 2012 Vitus Escarpe 2
Vitus bikes are designed, created and delivered exclusively by Chain Reaction Cycles, and we're extremely proud of the 2012 range that we've developed over the last year.

A number of the bikes have received very positive reviews from the cycling media, and BikeRadar have continued this trend in their recent test of the Escarpe 2 full-suspension mountain bike. It’s worth saying that the Escarpe 2 is now sold out, but the good news is that the 2013 model is even better – see below for more information.

Here are some highlights of the 2012 Vitus Escarpe 2 BikeRadar review:
“Recently, Vitus Bikes have been blessed with the outstanding consumer success of their parent company, Chain Reaction Cycles. As a result, these bikes often offer value that's extremely hard to match, and the Escarpe 2 doesn't buck the trend.

“For the £1,300 retail price you get quality RockShox suspension at each end, Avid hydraulic discs, a mix of SRAM and Shimano transmission kit and sturdy-if-not-special Mavic hoops. Paintwork aside, the frame is identical to the one used on the £1,750 Escarpe 1.

The Escarpe is one of the best value trail bikes out there.” Read the full article here.

Like the sound of that? Here’s a few details on the all-new Vitus Bikes Escarpe II Suspension Bike 2013: 

Vitus Bikes Escarpe II Suspension Bike 2013

Some call it ‘All Mountain’ but we just know hard riding – blasting the local woodland loop, mixing it up in the hills, lining up for an enduro or playing join-the-berms in some sun-dappled Alpine resort; the Vitus Escarpe II can handle it all, could this be your one bike for all trail situations?

Our lightweight hydro-formed multi-butted, heat treated 6061-T6 aluminium frame features 140mm of rear wheel travel via a Four-Bar V-Link activated suspension platform which eliminates pedal-bob yet remains fully active at all times. Suspension travel is controlled by a RockShox Monarch RT air shock which offers infinite adjustability and silky smooth performance. All pivots run on sealed cartridge bearings providing supple performance with low maintenance. A replaceable derailleur hanger comes as standard.

A RockShox Sektor TK fork offers 140mm of buttery smooth, infinitely adjustable travel with a tapered steerer and 15mm Maxle Lite thru-axle for precise, positive tracking through corners and rock gardens or any other obstacle the trail throws at you!

The SRAM groupset combines X5/X7 shifters and derailleurs with a SRAM S1400 2×10 chainset which combines lightweight with a full complement of gears to get you over the steepest of climbs with ease.

Stopping power is provided by Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes with a 180mm rotor up front and a 170mm rotor at the rear to ensure positive, controllable braking.

Click here for more information on the 2013 Vitus Escarpe II.

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