Vitus E-Sommet VRX: No shuttling required
The Vitus E-Sommet VRX eMTB has all the trail-shredding performance of a big-hitting enduro bike, but with a powerful pedal-assist motor that kills climbs and extends access in far-flung terrain.
The E-Sommet VRX is built around the tried-and-true Shimano EP8 motor system with a frame-integrated 630Wh removable battery tucked into the downtube. It’s a torquey and intuitive eMTB platform that, paired with the E-Sommet's mixed-wheel setup, makes for a snappy ride that keeps you fresh on the climbs so you can absolutely terrorize the descents.
The E-Sommet is a bike that you sit within, not perched on top. It’s a primo platform for just about any gravity-focused ride, but the E-Sommet’s true home turf is in the maw of a janky backcountry descent. Its mixed-wheel setup takes advantage of the enhanced traction and roll-over ability of a 29-inch front wheel while still harnessing the nimble playfulness of a smaller 27.5-inch rear wheel. It stays planted on technical, unpredictable ground and thrives in the chaos of turbulent trails — a magic carpet floating on frenzy.
Shifting is handled by a Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain and a burly set of Shimano XT 4-piston brakes keep gravity in check. Out front is a 170mm RockShox Zeb Ultimate fork and in the rear end is a RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT shock with 167mm of travel. It’s an uncompromising e-bike for the days when big downs require big ups.
There are many ways to the top of the mountain, but the E-Sommet just might be the best.
The E-Sommet VRX component details
- RockShox Zeb Ultimate fork & Super Deluxe Select+ RT shock
- 250W Shimano STEPS EP8 motor with 630Wh internal battery
- Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain
- Shimano XT 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes
- DT Swiss H 1700 Spline tubeless-ready wheelset with tubeless tape applied
- Maxxis Assegai & High Roller II tires
Geometry & Sizing
|Rec Rider Height (Imperial)||5' 2" - 5' 6"||5' 6" - 5' 10"||5' 10" - 6' 2"||6' 2" - 6' 7"|
|Rec Rider Height (Metric)||160 - 170cm||170 - 178cm||178 - 190cm||190 - 201cm|
|Rec Inside Leg (Imperial)||27" - 30"||30" - 32"||32" - 34"||34" - 37"|
|Rec Inside Leg (Metric)||71 - 76cm||76 - 81cm||81 - 86cm||86 - 94cm|
|(A) Seat Tube Length||380mm||410mm||440mm||480mm|
|(B) Effective Top Tube Length||581mm||601mm||624mm||648mm|
|(E) Chainstay Length||442mm||442mm||442mm||442mm|
|(F) Headtube length||115mm||115mm||120mm||130mm|
|(G) Headtube Angle||64°||64°||64°||64°|
|(H) Effective Seat Tube Angle||77°||77°||77.5°||78°|
|(I) Actual Seat Tube Angle||71°||71°||71.5°||72°|
|(J) Saddle Layback||146.65||163.01||172.79||188.84|
|(K) BB to Saddle Height at Saddle Layback||650||700||750||800|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||35mm||35mm||35mm||35mm|
|Headset||55/65 28.6||55/65 28.6||55/65 28.6||55/65 28.6|
|Rear Axle||180mm*13mm. M12xP1.0||180mm*13mm. M12xP1.0||180mm*13mm. M12xP1.0||180mm*13mm. M12xP1.0|
|Max. Rear Tyre Clearance||2.5"||2.5"||2.5"||2.5"|
|Seatpost Dropper travel||125mm||150mm||170mm||170mm|
|Seatpost Insert Depth||220mm||220mm||250mm||275mm|