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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 Escarpe NX 1x11 2019
Vitus Escarpe NX 1x11 2019
$2,811 $1,655
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Vitus Escarpe NX 1x11 2019
Vitus Escarpe NX 1x11 2019
$1,900 $1,710
You save 10%
Vitus Escarpe NX 2019 Full
Vitus Escarpe NX 2019 Full
$1,600 $1,813
Vitus Escarpe NX 1x11 2019
Vitus Escarpe NX 1x11 2019
$1,600 $1,813
Vitus Escarpe NX 1x11 2019
Vitus Escarpe NX 1x11 2019
$1,900 $1,710
You save 10%
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 2019
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 2019
$3,514 $2,069
You save 41%
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 2019
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 2019
$2,400 $2,160
You save 10%
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle- 2019 Full
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle- 2019 Full
$2,000 $2,266
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 2019
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 2019
$2,000 $2,266
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 2019
Vitus Escarpe VR NX Eagle 2019
$2,400 $2,160
You save 10%
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT- 1x11 2019
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT- 1x11 2019
$5,271 $3,103
You save 41%
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT- 1x11 2019
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT- 1x11 2019
$3,600 $3,240
You save 10%
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT- 2019 Full
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT- 2019 Full
$3,000 $3,399
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT- 1x11 2019
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT- 1x11 2019
$3,000 $3,399
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT- 1x11 2019
Vitus Escarpe VRX XT- 1x11 2019
$3,600 $3,240
You save 10%

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.

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+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

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-Cons:

  • On the heavy side
  • Sluggish wheels on some models

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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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