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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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BikeNameResellerPrice
Vitus E-Escarpe VRS XT 1x12 2020 Electric
Vitus E-Escarpe VRS XT 1x12 2020 Electric
$4,300 $4,791
Vitus E-Escarpe VR SX Eagle 1x12 2020 Electric
Vitus E-Escarpe VR SX Eagle 1x12 2020 Electric
$4,704
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 1x12 2020 Full
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 1x12 2020 Full
$2,847
Vitus Escarpe VRS SLX 1x12 2020 Full
Vitus Escarpe VRS SLX 1x12 2020 Full
$3,466
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT 1x12 2020 Full
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT 1x12 2020 Full
$4,457
Vitus E-Escarpe VRX XTR XT 1x12 2020 Electric
Vitus E-Escarpe VRX XTR XT 1x12 2020 Electric
$6,190
Vitus E-Escarpe VR SX Eagle 1x12 2020 Graphite Burgundy
Vitus E-Escarpe VR SX Eagle 1x12 2020 Graphite Burgundy
$4,704
Vitus E-Escarpe VRX XTR-XT 1x12 2020 Midnight Sand
Vitus E-Escarpe VRX XTR-XT 1x12 2020 Midnight Sand
$6,190
Vitus E-Escarpe VRS XT 1x12 2020 Graphite Fire
Vitus E-Escarpe VRS XT 1x12 2020 Graphite Fire
$4,300 $4,791
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT 1x12 2020 Midnight Sand
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT 1x12 2020 Midnight Sand
$4,457
Vitus Escarpe VRS SLX 1x12 2020 -
Vitus Escarpe VRS SLX 1x12 2020 -
$3,466
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 1x12 2020 Primer
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 1x12 2020 Primer
$2,847
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT 1x12 2020 - Midnight Sand
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT 1x12 2020 - Midnight Sand
$4,000
Vitus Escarpe VRS SLX 1x12 2020 -
Vitus Escarpe VRS SLX 1x12 2020 -
$3,200
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 1x12 2020 - Primer
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 1x12 2020 - Primer
$2,500
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT 1x12 2020 - Midnight Sand
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT 1x12 2020 - Midnight Sand
$6,235 $3,994
You save 36%
Vitus Escarpe VRS SLX 1x12 2020 -
Vitus Escarpe VRS SLX 1x12 2020 -
$4,850 $3,106
You save 36%
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 1x12 2020 - Primer
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 1x12 2020 - Primer
$3,984 $2,552
You save 36%
Vitus E-Escarpe Deore 1x10 2020 Electric
Vitus E-Escarpe Deore 1x10 2020 Electric
$3,962
You save 36%
Vitus E-Escarpe VRS XT 1x12 2020 Graphite Fire
Vitus E-Escarpe VRS XT 1x12 2020 Graphite Fire
$4,791
You save 36%
Vitus E-Escarpe Deore 1x10 2020 Primer XL Primer
Vitus E-Escarpe Deore 1x10 2020 Primer XL Primer
$3,962
You save 36%

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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