FRANÇOIS AND HIS VICTOIRE VELOCE

FRANÇOIS AND HIS VICTOIRE VELOCE

THE PROJECT

François is a bike lover and more importantly a bespoke bike lover. After doing a lot of research and reading an article about Victoire, he decided to check our creations on our website. We first got in touch online and then François took the opportunity to come and see us during a trip in Auvergne.

Meeting your team, seeing your workshop and your expertise had been triggering factors to my decision to let you build my project.

François wanted a fast road bike designed for his morphology, allowing him to feel confortable while riding. Using stainless steel Columbus XCR tubes seemed to be the best choice for François. 
A 28.6mm seat tube and a BSA bottom bracket helped to gain in confort and weight. The transmission was left with SRAM and its Force 22 disc groupset. The wheelset is coming from our fellow British friends at HOPE with their wheels RD40 DISC with carbon profile mounted with Michelin Power Endurance tires in 28mm. 
Components are a classic at Victoire with Thomson post and stem, a Fizik Antared saddle. Only the Ernova 3T handlebars were a specific demand from our client who was already using it.

BIKE REVEAL

After having a first look on his new travel buddy, François gave us his first impressions in the grip of emotion :

I was not expecting such a balanced result. I am very happy with the sobriety and elegance touch of my Véloce.  

FIRST RIDE

After a couple rides, François gave us his thoughts on his new bike :

Your expertise has been very beneficial for me. My position is ideal and I am discovering a new level of confort during my rides. All the pain at the end of my rides has disappeared. My Victoire is quite flexible, smooth, easy to handle and confortable. It allows me to maintain a good speed without drawing on my reserves or even shift gears. Same feeling on uphill slope. It is very surprising and enjoyable ! Esthetically, the design and finishing touches are a success. A friend of mine told me my Véloce is a true gem. I am finding a new way of riding and it is a real pleasure to scroll the miles. Thank you for the good work, you have 100% met my expectations.. 

Frame: 
COLUMBUS XCR STAINLESS STEEL
Fork: 
COLUMBUS - FUTURA ROAD DISC
Headset: 
CHRIS KING - INSET 7
Stem: 
THOMSON - ELITE X2
Handlebar: 
3T - ERNOVA TEAM STEALTH
Seatpost: 
THOMSON - ELITE
Saddle: 
FIZIK - ANTARES R3
Bar-tape / Grips: 
BROOKS - RUBBER BAR TAPE
Levers: 
SRAM - FORCE 22 HYDRO
Brake calipers: 
SRAM - FORCE 22 HYDRO - FLATMOUNT
Cables: 
SRAM - FORCE 22
Crankset: 
SRAM - FORCE 22 - 50x36
Bracket: 
CHRIS KING - THREADFIT 24
Pedals: 
TIME - XPRESSO 10
Front Derailleur: 
SRAM - FORCE 22
Rear Derailleur: 
SRAM - FORCE 22 WIFLI
Cassette: 
SRAM - FORCE 22 - 11x32
Chain: 
SRAM - FORCE 22
Front Rim: 
HOPE - RD40 - CARBON
Rear Rim: 
HOPE - RD40 - CARBON
Front Spokes: 
SAPIM - CX-Ray
Rear Spokes: 
SAPIM - CX-Ray
Front Hub: 
HOPE - RS4 DISC
Rear Hub: 
HOPE - RS4 DISC
Front Tire: 
MICHELIN - POWER ENDURANCE - 700x28c
Rear Tire: 
MICHELIN - POWER ENDURANCE - 700x28c
Color: 
Special paint

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