Ideal for riders who are looking for a lightweight mountain bike is the new carbon fiber hardtail machine called Rapide 1, which has been launched by Vitus Bikes for 2012. Aside from its lightweight performance, this bike offers a responsive ride on the trail.
With its custom-molded high-modulus monocoque UD carbon frame, the Rapide 1 perfectly combines low weight and outstanding durability. This makes this hardtail mountain bike the ideal companion for marathon events and cross-country races.
Without pedals, the 2012 Vitus Bikes Rapide 1 Hardtail Mountain Bike weighs in at only 10.35kg. It uses an external bottom bracket but offers outstanding effort transfer from its 2×10 SRAM X0 carbon chainset to its unique and completely replaceable rear dropout sections.