GILLES' VELOCE DISC
GILLES' VELOCE DISC
Gilles started to ride mountain bikes 15 years ago and then completed his practice with road bike. He rides on tracks during winter and on roads for the rest of the year. What motivates Gilles to ride his bike is to be in the wild and enjoy landscapes, atmospheres and smells … He also likes to go on cyclosportives during the year, especially in the mountains.
After going through several postural studies that didn’t came out as perfect as I thought, I decided to come to Victoire for my ideal bike project. I was seduced by your philosophy of custom-made, the idea of a bike entirely made in your workshop and that will last me for years. I wanted a simple bike, powerful to climb some pass and adapted to the last technical evolutions.
Gilles’ specifications and morphologie geared us towards a steel frame with Columbus Spirit serie. These are the more high end steel tubes made by the Italian manufacturer. The thickness is 0.38mm in the middle. Thanks to these mechanical features and the competitive ratio weight / resistance , these tubes make a very effective bike without compromising on confort.
We have different options on this frame :
- T47 bottom bracket
The bottom bracket stiffness allows to use any modern crankset with a 30mm axle. This set up makes the bike even more nervous.
- Disc brakes Flatmount standard
This is a must have for gravel bikes, optimal for calipers and ensure great braking performance.
- Internal routing
Aesthetic option that offers a clean line.
- Brazed seat post clamp
The special Victoire solution with a reinforcing washer down the slot.
- Stainless steel ruler
To preserve the paint from the cable casings rubs.
Transmission is Campagnolo with its new Record 12V Disc group. Just like Jean-François who had his Véloce mounted with 12V Super Record group, it’s now Gilles’ turn to enjoy this new release.
The look may seem simple but it has a mat grey tint finish slightly glittery which will change with the light reflection.
Choosing wasn’t easy but Gilles picked 3 colors from our catalogue and then trusted us with the final result. The logo on the frame is painted in black mat to match the Enve components.
- After seeing seeing his Véloce in our showroom.
This project is the outcome of a relationship of trust that you created throughout our discussions. You defined my expectations and my wishes while respecting my requirements.
The result is absolutely splendid. It has what I love about your creations : the tubes finesse, polish welding, the seeming simplicity… The mat grey finish is this little something more that gives a plain and sporty feel to the bike. I can’t believe this bike is now mine.
- After his first ride on his usual training routes.
The first impression on the bike is the position which becomes natural for the first time for me. After a few kilometers, I think about what most of your clients says : a flying carpet. This is what it’s all about for me. The bike is easy to ride and very reactive… I am very excited to continue riding with my new machine and see my rides evolve in the next few months.
- Last words
I am very proud to be able shake hands with the person who actually made my bike frame, and to say that I participated in some way in helping a young company which has a passion for bikes and very good taste. I hope that you will continue to make us dream for a long time and survive in the face of industrial bike makers with a planned obsolescence.