Stephan's Victoire MTB 29

Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made

Stephan's Victoire MTB 29

Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made
Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made
Asterion wheels with Aivee hubs
Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made
Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made
Rotor crankset
Triple-triangle Victoire steel MTB frame
Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made
BOS Dizzy fork
Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made
Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made
Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made

Genesis

Stephan has started MTB in 2001. First on an aluminium hardtail, he was then the owner of several full-suspension carbon bikes from famous US brands. He took part into famous events, like the TransVésubienne he finished twice. In 2014, after he broke the carbon swing arm on his latest full, he decided to come back to a more reliable, easier to maintain and economical MTB. So he bought a Sobre Cash steel hardtail, and then a Upgrade, a 29er enduro hartdtail.

After he discovered our 100% Made in France bicycle project, Stephan decided to order a Victoire MTB. He was very interested by the approach of French framebuilders, and wanted to contribute to it.

He was looking for a bike both versatile, reliable and comfortable, more high-end than his Sobre. The mix between 29" wheels, steel and custom geometry interested him a lot. Inspired by our Formula model, Stephan wanted a triple triangle frame with integral internal routing.

 

 

Design

The geometry is pretty similar to his previous Sobre on the one he was well positionned. Thanks to the triple triangle design, the brake hose and the derailleur cable are integrally routed into the frame via small stainless guide brazed into the tubing. Moreover, this architecture permits the increase of the lateral stiffness of the frame while keeping some vertical flexibility. His Sobre was too demanding for him, so we selected small diameter tubing for a better filtration of bumps. The seat tube is in 27.2mm instead of the 31.6mm of his previous bike, and the seat stays are smaller too. The tubing was selected in the Zona and Life ranges of Columbus. As Stephan is tall, the down tube is a 42mm to keep the BB stiff when he is pedalling. The headtube is also higher to avoid spacers. The frame weighs 2,3kg, 500g less than his previous steel one.

The black metallized paint with white Victoire logo is simple. It is covered with a ceramic clear coat to resist to hardest conditions.

 

 

Equipement

For the equipement, Stephan chose mainly French and European parts. There are a BOS Dizzy 120mm fork, Asterion wheels laced around Aivee hubs and carbon rims and Hope RaceX2 brakes. The drivetrain is a Shimano XT 11 speed with a SunRace 11/46 cassette and a Rotor crankset with Absolut Black.  

 

 

First Spin

" I did my first 30K ride last Sunday morning. There are still some settings to adjust but the first feelings are excellent despite the hard conditions. The bike is more reactive and is smoother than my previous ones. "

Frame: 
Columbus 29r
Fork: 
BOS Dizzy 120mm
Headset: 
Hope
Handlebar: 
ENVE
Seatpost: 
Hope carbon
Saddle: 
Gilles Berthoud Galibier
Levers: 
Hope Race X2
Brake calipers: 
Hope Race X2
Crankset: 
Rotor
Rear Derailleur: 
Shimano XT 11v
Cassette: 
Sun Race 11-46
Front Wheel: 
Asterion carbon
Rear Wheel: 
Asterion carbon
Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made
Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made
Asterion wheels with Aivee hubs
Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made
Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made
Rotor crankset
Triple-triangle Victoire steel MTB frame
Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made
BOS Dizzy fork
Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made
Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made
Stephan's steel Victoire MTB 29er, handcrafted and custom made

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