Fabien's Victoire Veloce HSS Disc

Fabien's Victoire Veloce HSS Disc

Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien

GENESIS

Fabien contacted us with a precise idea of its bespoke bike project :

Some months ago, I was surfing on the social medias and it was the revelation : my future bicycle will be a Victoire, a mix of tradition and modernity, timeless, personal, unique and tailor-made. I am Fabien, I’m 41 and I’m cyclist since I’m 10. I raced during a long time, but now my riding is more oriented to the pleasure and the freedom. However, I want a performant bike, but also comfortable. I am also very attached to the style of my bicycles.

TECHNICAL SPECS

His demand matched our Véloce model. He had analyzed a lot the different configurations we presented on our website and made his choice :

I want a racing style for my bike, with sloping, an important seat post height and a good drop between the saddle and the bar. I trust in your experience to choose the tubing. I am more "puncher" than climber but I am use to ride in the Alps or the Pyrénées several times per year, so I’m looking for the good balance between reactivity - rather than stiffness - and comfort. I also want my bike to be safe in the downhills. I don’t feel good on my current bike and I can’t put my hands in the drop bar.

We chose the Columbus HSS range, a proven reference for sportive configuration with its hydroformed tubing. One of the particularity of Fabien’s Véloce is the custom bridge with the "V" of our head badge.

Our client wanted to build his bike with a consistent equipment, with a minimum of different brands. The groupset and the wheels are from Campagnolo, with the new Record H11 disc and the Bora Ultra 35 wheels . The components are from Thomson for the stem, bar and seat post, whereas the saddle and bar tape are Brooks Cambium. At last, Fabien thought a long time about his paint, both for the colors and the scheme.

 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

As soon as I discovered it, I’ve seen that it was exactly what I was looking for. I like a lot the style, with the Campagnolo parts and the touch of Celeste Green on the frame in reference to the Italian brand Bianchi. A small details that is essential for me is the custom bridge with the Victoire logo. The bike geometry is well balanced with components I chose with care.

For the shakedown ride, I was lucky to take part into the Weekend Victoire, and particularly to the long Saturday route. It was a very good test with hilly roads of various covering. From the first pedals strokes, I felt immediately comfortable. The fitting has eliminated the different problems of my previous bike. Its handling is safe and I really like the disc brakes. It is also reactive when you push it.

Thanks to the whole Victoire team to offer beautiful and unique bicycles, but also some nice moments like this Weekend. Thanks also for your advices, your listening and your customer-oriented philosophy.  I have to wait several months for my bike but it enables me to think over my final choices.

Frame: 
Columbus HSS
Fork: 
Columbus Futura Road
Headset: 
Chris King Inset 7
Stem: 
Thomson Elite X2
Handlebar: 
Thomson Road Bar
Seatpost: 
Thomson Elite
Saddle: 
Brooks Cambium C13
Bar-tape / Grips: 
Brooks Cambium
Levers: 
Campagnolo H11
Brake calipers: 
Campagnolo H11
Crankset: 
Campagnolo H11
Bracket: 
T47
Pedals: 
Look Kéo 2 Max Blade
Front Derailleur: 
Campagnolo Record
Rear Derailleur: 
Campagnolo Record
Cassette: 
Campagnolo Record 11-29
Front Wheel: 
Bora Ultra 35
Rear Wheel: 
Bora Ultra 35
Front Tire: 
Compass Cayuse Pass EXL
Rear Tire: 
Compass Cayuse Pass EXL
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien
Le Victoire Véloce HSS Disc de Fabien

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