RODOLPHE's VICTOIRE BELLEVUE

RODOLPHE's VICTOIRE BELLEVUE

THE PROJECT

Rodolphe is the founder of the luggage brand Helmut Equipement.
He used to be a professional enduro rider and now likes to travel the world as a cyclotourist with his family. Rodolphe likes to travel the world and meet new people.

I am passionate about riding longer, easily and independently on roads. Now I see roads and tracks differently. Despite my past enduro activity, I prefer bivvy on a road bike rather than mountain bike. My passion for tourism mixed with my experience led me to create my first luggages for my own use and then it quickly came out publicly.
Since Helmut lounch, I have to say my interest in roads bike travels increased. During months of developing and meeting long distances enthusiasts, I quickly became into this practice, always out of competition but with the aim to ride long distances, to almost reach meditative state, pushing bike trips to the limit.

 
We met Rodolphe during the Concours De Machines 2017. We were impressed by the quality of his creations of modern luggages 100% handmade with fabrics from France. We got along pretty well and a few months later, we decided to work together and offer our customers luggages that suit our bikes perfectly.

Rodolphe had an idea. He wanted a road bike marginal enough (as he likes to say it) to load it like a traveller and sporty enough to face long distances and other challenges.
 

I have always noticed the Bellevue on Victoire range. A modern road bike with a retro touch, that can fit on every type of challenge, confortable and efficient. He seemed perfect for long rides, lost between singing birds, foggy roads at sunrise, incredible rainy days where colors looks so bold we feel like in a sci-fi movie. But also participate in some BRM, BTR or more simply go for independent trips with possible mishaps...

 

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

This Bellevue was made as a test for the soon to be new brand "Distance". He is part of three bikes with the same geometry, size 54. The two others will soon be revealed.

Made with steel from Tange prestige Japan serie, the frame was made for long riding days.

Rodolphe Bellevue features :

- Victoire Bellevue frame :

  • BSA bottom bracket.
  • Caliper brakes.
  • Internal routing for cables and sheaths.
  • Internal routing for rear brakes.
  • Brazed seat clamp.
  • 3D dropouts for thru-axle.
  • Tires size max: 700x28c.

- Victoire fork :

  • Raccord en acier Paris-Brest-Paris.
  • Reynolds fork blades
  • Caliper brakes.
  • Eyelets for rear mudguard and luggage rack (manivelle.cc design)
  • Tires size max: 700x28c.

 

Transmission is from the italian brand Campagnolo with model Chorus 11V. Only the crankset is different. Rodolphe chose the R30 model from White Industries for its classical look but more importantly to be able to change the transmission according to his practise.

48x30 chainrings are attached to a 11x32 cassette to consider any type of loading for a trip.

Rodolphe went for one of our paint design for its frame + fork + stem kit. The main color is a metallic orange with a contrast on the rear triangle and black patterns. The overall appearence of the bike varies with light.

Rodolphe chose 3 different pannier models that offers efficiency and permormance for a day performance as well as several days.

  • Top Tube pannier : Bingo Bag (0.6L)
  • Frame pannier : Cavalier EaryRoad (Medium)
  • Fork pannier : Many Thing Bags (6L)

BIKE REVEAL

  • After riding 150km on his Bellevue for the first time.

I am very impressed. This bike is incredible.

It feels very easy, from the first spins. Very responsive and quick. His handlung is conforting.
It has a good performance. I don't ride fast but the speed stays easily.
It is remarkable, I am very impressed to see both rigidity and comfort.

Well done !

 

Frame: 
VICTOIRE - BELLEVUE - TANGE PRESTIGE JAPAN (ACIER)
Fork: 
VICTOIRE - RACCORD - REYNOLDS (ACIER)
Headset: 
CHRIS KING - NO THREADSET
Stem: 
DEDA - ZERO
Handlebar: 
DEDA - ZERO
Seatpost: 
DEDA - ZERO
Saddle: 
BROOKS - C15 CARVED AW
Bar-tape / Grips: 
FIZIK - TERRA
Levers: 
CAMPAGNOLO - POTENZA 11V
Brake calipers: 
VELO ORANGE
Cables: 
CAMPAGNOLO
Crankset: 
WHITE INDUSTRIES - R30 - 48x30
Bracket: 
WHITE INDUSTRIES - BSA30
Front Derailleur: 
CAMPAGNOLO - POTENZA 11V
Rear Derailleur: 
CAMPAGNOLO - POTENZA 11V
Cassette: 
CAMPAGNOLO - POTENZA 11V - 11x32
Chain: 
CAMPAGNOLO - POTENZA 11V
Front Rim: 
MAVIC - OPEN PRO UST
Rear Rim: 
MAVIC - OPEN PRO UST
Front Spokes: 
DT - RÉVOLUTION
Rear Spokes: 
DT - RÉVOLUTION
Front Hub: 
SON - DELUX 12 AVEC ADAPTEUR AXE 12MM > 9MM
Rear Hub: 
HOPE RS4 - STANDARD
Front Tire: 
COMPASS - CHINOOK PASS - EXTRALIGHT (700x28C)
Rear Tire: 
COMPASS - CHINOOK PASS - EXTRALIGHT (700x28C)
Color: 
Special paint

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