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The Vitus Escarpe mountain bikes are entry level and midrange treats for trail and all-mountain riders. With some choice Shimano componentry and performance-ready specs, these bikes do shine on the trails. On the downside, they are heavier than average, but they do pick up some great speeds.

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Bike Name Reseller Price
Vitus Escarpe 2017 Stock Blue Orange
Vitus Escarpe 2017 Stock Blue Orange
$1,575
Vitus Bikes Escarpe Suspension Deore 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe Suspension Deore 2017
$1,750 $1,575
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Vitus Bikes Escarpe Deore 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe Deore 2017
$1,750 $1,575
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Vitus Bikes Escarpe Suspension Deore 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe Suspension Deore 2017
$1,788
Vitus Bikes Escarpe Deore 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe Deore 2017
$1,788
Vitus Escarpe 2017 Full
Vitus Escarpe 2017 Full
$1,788
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VR Suspension SLX 1x11 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VR Suspension SLX 1x11 2017
$2,300 $2,070
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Vitus Bikes Escarpe VR SLX 1x11 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VR SLX 1x11 2017
$2,300 $2,070
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Vitus Escarpe VR 2017 Stock
Vitus Escarpe VR 2017 Stock
$2,070
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Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX Suspension XT 1x11 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX Suspension XT 1x11 2017
$2,600 $2,340
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Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX XT 1x11 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX XT 1x11 2017
$2,600 $2,340
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Vitus Escarpe VRX 2017 Stock Black Red
Vitus Escarpe VRX 2017 Stock Black Red
$2,340
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Vitus Bikes Escarpe VR Suspension SLX 1x11 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VR Suspension SLX 1x11 2017
$2,398
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VR SLX 1x11 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VR SLX 1x11 2017
$2,398
Vitus Escarpe VR 2017 Full
Vitus Escarpe VR 2017 Full
$2,398
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX Suspension XT 1x11 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX Suspension XT 1x11 2017
$3,200 $2,720
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Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX XT 1x11 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX XT 1x11 2017
$3,200 $2,720
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Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX Suspension XT 1x11 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX Suspension XT 1x11 2017
$2,722
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX XT 1x11 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX XT 1x11 2017
$2,722
Vitus Escarpe VRX 2017 Full
Vitus Escarpe VRX 2017 Full
$2,722
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX Suspension XT 1x11 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX Suspension XT 1x11 2017
$3,149
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX XT 1x11 2017
Vitus Bikes Escarpe VRX XT 1x11 2017
$3,149
Vitus Escarpe VRX 2017 Stock
Vitus Escarpe VRX 2017 Stock
$3,200
Vitus Escarpe VRX 2017 Full
Vitus Escarpe VRX 2017 Full
$3,499

Vitus Escarpe Review

Since the 70s, Vitus has been producing some brilliantly stiff and impressive rides. The Escarpe models are geared for the entry level and regular trail riders. We took them out to the nearby trails, the roughest we could find, and tested them out.

These bikes look amazing, no doubt, but they are pretty heavy compared to most bikes in their class. If you’re just starting on trail and mountain riding or you don’t intend to compete, then this won’t be an issue for you.

The bikes we tested had good travel, handled well throughout the test rides, except for the one little issue we had with the wheelset on the Escarpe 290 VR. They felt a little sluggish for our liking, and took a bit of time to pick up speed. Once they do get going, they’re smooth and fast. The VRS was the most responsive, with excellent traction and acceleration. The gearing is superb on steeper and longer climbs.

+Pros:

  • Looks great
  • Suitable for all mountain riding
  • Mostly smooth and fast on the trail
  • Excellent responsiveness
  • Solid traction and acceleration on VRS
  • Good gearing and componentry (Shimano SLX and Deore)
  • Good for new and regular trail riders

-Cons:

  • On the heavy side
  • Sluggish wheels on some models

The Verdict

Overall, these are excellent bikes for the trail and for endurance riding, but they’re not meant for the enthusiast or competition.

We certainly liked the Vitus Escarpe bikes, but we would only recommend it if you need a bike to hit the trails with leisurely and frequently. If you are looking for something to get into competition or practice with, there’s better out there.

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