The big-hitting Vitus Dominer 297 downhill mountain bike now rolls on mixed wheels for more confidence and agility on the most punishing gravity-fueled rides.

The Vitus Dominer 297 is our purpose-built downhill mountain bike, designed to tame the Earth’s most formidable gravity trails. This bike has proven its mettle on the world stage, with Joe Smith securing a remarkable 2nd place finish at the 2022 Red Bull Hardline. It is the trusted companion of acclaimed riders such as Kyle Strait and Callum Morris, who will rely on the Dominer 297 throughout the season to take on the biggest events in freeride and downhill. But this big beast isn’t just for the pros; the Dominer delivers accessible performance for both podium-seeking weekend racers and casual park enthusiasts alike. It’s the downhill bike for the people.

Now available to downhill riders in the USA for the first time, the Dominer 297 features mixed wheels to provide confidence and agility on the chunkiest, steepest rides. The Dominer 297 is engineered for aggressive downhill riding, and its mixed wheel format combines the best of both worlds: a robust 29″ wheel in the front for crushing obstacles and a nimble 27.5″ wheel in the rear for maneuverability. Boasting an impressive 200mm of plush travel in the front and rear, the Dominer 297 gives riders the confidence to glide over rocks and roots at astonishing speeds.

The New Vitus Dominer 297 Downhill Bike

Built to last, the Dominer 297 features a durable aluminum frame that ensures years of faithful service. It comes right out of the box with a build kit that emphasizes reliability so riders can spend less time wrenching and more time riding. The suspension duties are handled by RockShox, with a Boxxer Select dual-crown fork featuring a Charger RC damper at the front and a Super Deluxe Coil shock at the rear. The SRAM Guide RE brakes with 200mm rotors provide ample stopping power when things get rowdy. The SRAM GX DH 7-speed drivetrain ensures quick and reliable shifts, while the Nukeproof Horizon V2 wheelset, with its impressive 102 points of engagement, delivers near-instant responsiveness on the trail.

There’s no substitute for a big-travel, tough, reliable, capable, purpose-built downhill machine. For big weekends at the bike parks or when the gnarliest trails require the biggest tool in the shed, choose the Dominer 297.

Pricing: $3,699 | £3,499.99 | €3,999.99

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The New Vitus Dominer 297 Downhill Bike


FRAME: Dominer Alloy 6061-T6 Triple butted, 200mm travel, 4-bar V-Link suspension
SHOCK: RockShox Super Deluxe Select R with floating shock Coil
FORK: RockShox BoXXer Select 200mm travel, Charger RC damper, DebonAir air spring

HEADSET: FSA No: 57-1 | 1-1/8″ upper tapered to 1.5″ lower
HANDLEBAR: Nukeproof Horizon V2 Riser | 7075 Alloy, 25mm Rise, 9° Back Sweep, 31.8mm
STEM: Nukeproof Electron DH 6061 Alloy, Direct Mount
GRIPS: Vitus Lock On 52mm Adjustable
SADDLE: Nukeproof Vector DH Saddle Black, Cro-Mo Rails
SEATPOST: Nukeproof Horizon Inline 30.9mm x 300mm

WHEELSET: Nukeproof Horizon V2 Wheelset | 29″ Front, 27.5″ Rear
FRONT RIM: Nukeproof Horizon V2 20mm Front, 150mm 29″, 32H, Presta Valve, Tubeless
REAR RIM: Nukeproof Horizon V2 27.5″, 32H, Presta Valve, Tubeless
FRONT HUB: Nukeproof Horizon V2 32H, 6 Bolt Disc Fitment, 110mm
REAR HUB: Nukeproof Horizon V2 32H, 6 Bolt Disc Fitment, HG
FRONT TIRE: Maxxis Assegai 29″ x 2.50″, 3C MaxxGrip
REAR TIRE: Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5″ x 2.4″, 3C MaxxGrip

CHAIN: SRAM PC1110 20mm Front, 150mm 11 Speed, 110 Links
CRANKSET: Truvativ Descendant DH 34T Narrow Wide Chainring, 165mm
BRAKE SET: SRAM G2 RE Post Mount, Four Piston Caliper
ROTORS: SRAM CenterLine 200mm
DERAILLEUR: SRAM GX DH 7 Speed, Medium Cage, Black
SHIFTER: SRAM GX DH 7 Speed, Black
CASSETTE: SRAM PG720 DH 7 Speed, 11-25T Range

The New Vitus Dominer 297 Downhill Bike
The New Vitus Dominer 297 Downhill Bike


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