Gilles M's Victoire MTB

Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier

Gilles M's Victoire MTB

Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier

Genesis

Gilles starts mountain biking early : he discovered MTB in 1987, with a steel Peugeot bike. The passion progressively grow up and he invested himself more and more :  organization of event, editor of guides, creation of a MTB school... After several years of XC racing, Gilles has gone into Xterra, the all-terrain version of triathlon. His next goal is to qualify to Hawaii Worlds in his category.

Gilles rode a lot on steel MTB in the 90's : Sunn 500 and Revolt, Specialized Rockhopper... until he tried a Ferraroli in Tange Prestige tubing he liked a lot. After many years riding aluminium and carbon bikes, our client wanted to come back to the material of his beginnings in a modern configuration.

After he met us at Roc d'Azur, he visited us and tested our "Formula" model that convinced him to order a Victoire bespoke MTB. 

 

 

Specification

Gilles had some issues with his previous bikes, so he wanted this one to be reliable. It also has to be versatile, both comfortable and performant. He will use his Victoire MTB both for commuting during the week and racing the weekend but also to teach at MTB school.

The geometry is inspired from our "Formula" he tested. We find some of its specs like the triple triangle that enables to route internally the hose and the rear derailleur cable. The orange color is inspired from Eddy Merckx's Molteni that has marked his childhood.

For the components, we chose a Formula ThirtyThree fork and Cura brakes, Thomson parts and HopeTech XC wheels. Both offer quality, style and reliability. Gilles told to us that he uses a Thomson seatpost for 25 years ! 

 

When he saw his bespoke bike, Gilles declared :

It is exactly what I had in mind ! 

Frame: 
Columbus 29'r
Fork: 
Formula ThirtyThree
Headset: 
Chris King
Stem: 
Thomson Elite X4
Handlebar: 
KCNC
Seatpost: 
Thomson Elite setback
Saddle: 
Fizik Tundra
Bar-tape / Grips: 
ESI
Brake calipers: 
Formula Cura
Crankset: 
SRAM GX
Rear Derailleur: 
SRAM GX
Front Wheel: 
HopeTech XC
Rear Wheel: 
HopeTech XC
Front Tire: 
Michelin Force XC
Rear Tire: 
Michelin Force XC
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier
Le Victoire MTB de Gilles, VTT sur-mesure artisanal en acier

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