Kris' Victoire Versus SS

Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris

Kris' Victoire Versus SS

Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris

Kris lives in the Netherlands and rides bikes for a while. He was looking for a singlespeed CX frame : 

Since my 4th I learned cycling and the love for it never leaved. In 1993 I got into mountainbiking. First I started with cross-country on a recreational level and technical riding developed through the years. From downhill bike parks I got into enduro riding and always had a full suspension bike with me when I was on Holliday's. In 2012 the singlespeed virus got me and in 2014 I was one of the organisers for the dutch nationals. The love for singlespeeding was born. The relaxed ambience and the warmth of the international singlespeed family and no stress or obligations from bonds was a way for me to start 'competing'. I also started in the Belgian and U.K. nationals and once in a year the whole circus is present at the Hellcross in Tournai Belgium for a SSCX (singlespeeding cyclo cross event) which is a charity cross for the research on brain tumor disease.

For a new season of singlespeed gravelling and cross I saw the fillet brazed frames of Victoire on the net and I immediately fell in love with the finish and work. The basic look, the brazing, the steel is real appearance. That's what I was looking for in a new frame and an upgrade for my current and still going strong SSCX, a Cotic Escapade 54cm which is a bit too long for me. I wanted a shorter frame with an easy dropout that at the same time worked as a tensioner for the chain.  All the other details came along the development but choosing the color was the hardest bit.  Photos don't do the color right. At this point the bike weights a 8,5kg without much tuning and if I want  to get some gears in the future I always can get an dropout with hanger and opt for an etap set if SRAM makes a cheaper version.

Kris got a very precise idea of the specs, from geometry to tubing . We eventually chose Columbus Life with its flat shape on the top tube that makes the bike more comfortable to carry on the shoulder during CX race. The frame is designed to be performant, with a 44mm headtube that fits a ENVE Cross fork. The downtube is a 38mm and the rear triangle is bended to fit tires up to 40mm. The Paragon Rocker dropouts enable to adjust the chain tension. He chose a purple metallic spangled paint with some silver lines inside the frame and at the top of the top tube.

Frame: 
Victoire Versus
Fork: 
ENVE CX
Headset: 
Chris King
Stem: 
Race Face Turbine
Handlebar: 
Easton EC70 AX
Seatpost: 
PRO Tharsis
Saddle: 
Brooks Cambium C13
Bar-tape / Grips: 
Lizard Skin
Levers: 
TRP Hylex RS
Brake calipers: 
TRP Hylex RS
Crankset: 
Easton EC90 SL
Bracket: 
Hope
Pedals: 
Time Atac XC8
Front Hub: 
Hope Pro4
Rear Hub: 
Hope Pro4
Front Tire: 
Vittoria Cross XG
Rear Tire: 
Vittoria Cross XG
Weight: 
8,5kg
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris
Le Victoire Versus singlespeed SSCX de Kris

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