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The New Sommet Full Suspension MTB Bikes from Vitus Bikes



Vitus Bikes (UK) – Press Release: Sommet VRS – Your Enduro Weapon.

Go anywhere and ride everything on the Vitus’ Sommet, a one-stop-shop do-it-all machine. Designed specifically for enduro racing, the performance-oriented Sommet will help you efficiently climb any peak with ease before hammering back down the most technical and challenging terrain you can find. And the best part? You’ll still be fresh to do it all again!

Aggressive Trail Geometry:
The Sommet features an aggressive geometry and bottomless, yet efficient, suspension that helps this enduro MTB feel at home on the trails, in the bike park or at the races. The Sommet delivers an agile and reliable performance to help you hone your race craft and climb onto the podium.

Rider-tuned Control:
Vitus’ Sommet is dialled-in with an updated enduro geometry. This race-ready rig is now longer, lower and slacker than ever before. The new 65.5-degree head angle, increased reach, longer wheelbase and better stand over clearance all combine to inspire confidence: giving the rider more space to move around, improving stability; helping them stay in control on the most technical of trails.

Suspension Re-Design for Trunnion:
Suspension has been redesigned and increased at both ends with 170mm on the front and 160mm on the rear. We have re-designed the leverage curve for the new Trunnion shock to be more supple, supportive and progressive than the previous version. Rear suspension small bump sensitivity has been increased thanks to the incorporation of a super low friction Metric shock. This combined with the upper Trunnion bearing shock mount improves suspension linkage durability and creates a super smooth, supple and responsive ride which offers incredible traction on the trail.

All Sommet models now get use Boost bubs; with wider front and rear axles for increased mud clearance, wheel stiffness, strength and durability.

With a choice of Carbon or Alloy; across 6 models, there’s a Sommet for everyone from the serous racer to weekend warrior.

Features:
  • Intended use – All Mountian/Enduro/DH
  • Wheel size – 27.5”
  • Travel – 160mm, Patented Four-bar V-Link Rear Suspension with horizontal floating shock mount
  • Recommended fork travel – 160/170mm
  • Construction – Hydroformed Triple Butted 6061-T6 Aluminium
  • BOOST 110x15mm Through front axle
  • BOOST 148x12mm Trough rear axle
  • Aggressive Enduro Geometry (low, Slack, Long with short stem)
  • Clearance for up to 2.8” Plus Tyres on i30 rims
  • Removable High Direct FD mount
  • ISCG 05-mounts for chainguide compatibility
  • Bolt on down tube protector to protect the down tube and cables from rock strikes
  • Internal cable routing for Stealth Reverb
  • Sizes – S, M, L, XL
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 maximizes 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 Sommet has 66mm of travel with a reward axle path which all helps the rider to carry momentum over rough terrain and especially over square edged hits
  • Suspension Re-design – We have re-designed the leverage curve for the new Trunnion shock to be more supple, supportive and progressive than the previous version. The lower shock mount still moves forward with the suspension; providing a consistent 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

Sommet VRS Specifications:
  • Frame: 6061-T6 Alloy, 160mm Suspension travel
  • Forks: Rockshox Lyrik RC3
  • Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe RC3
  • Chainset: SRAM Descendant carbon
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP
  • Shifters: SRAM Eagle GX
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Eagle GX
  • Cassette: SRAM Eagle XG-1275
  • Chain: SRAM Eagle GX
  • Rims: DT Swiss
  • Front Hub: DT Swiss
  • Rear Hub: DT Swiss
  • Spokes: Double butted
  • Tyres: Maxxis High roller II 2.4 3C/EXO/TR (FR) Minion DHR 2.3 3C/TR/DD (RR)
  • Front Brake: SRAM DB
  • Rear Brake: SRAM DB
  • Handlebars: Nukeproof Horizon alloy
  • Stem: Nukeproof Neutron
  • Headset: FSA
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Neutron
  • Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb stealth
  • Seatclamp: Nukeproof alloy
  • Weight: 14.2 Kgs / 31.3 Lbs

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