Last year the Vitus Escarpe 29 VRX was our test-winning bike in the 29er category of this test, but it wasn’t perfect, which is why we only scored it 9/10.
Using Shimano’s smooth STEPS motor and 2.5in tyres, the Vitus E-Sommet VR delivers the same great value as the original, non-motorised version.
The 2018 Vitus Sentier VR+ a full refresh of the bike that won this test back in 2015, getting updated geometry and a carefully considered build kit.
Hardtail of the Year two years running, Vitus could have rested on its laurels and the Vitus Nucleus VR would still have bagged a hat trick.
Having endured all four of the UK’s seasons as one our fleet of long termer test bikes, how has the keenly priced Vitus Escarpe 29 VR held up?
The Vitus Sommet CR is a great do-it-all option. It offers a carbon frame for an excellent price and has a pace and a turn of speed that's amazing.
The Vitus is great value but could be more downhill focussed - £3,699.99
The new Escarpe marks a turning point for direct-sales brand Vitus - £1,999.99
Another cracking bargain from direct-sales brand, Vitus
Stable and predictable, the Vitus eats up climbs and is equally at home on the descents
Our £1,000 Hardtail of the Year offers a good all-round package and an amazingly fun ride — and it's now reduced to £799.99
Reduced in the end-of-2013 sales, the Vitus Sommet 1 is a gravity-focused trail bike with a great parts package
Vitus's brand new Escarpe 1 trail bike proves great value and even greater fun.