Victoire builds steel and stainless steel custom bikes in Beaumont, France.
«Visually, the bike is superb…And after riding 500km in three weeks, I realize that it feels like no other bike I have ridden before. This bicycle matches all the specifications I gave Victoire, and more importantly it matches what I had in mind for this project: a bike that rides like a magic carpet, ready for adventure and comfortable everywhere, including when the pavement ends.»
“At 200, I am fortunate to work with some very good photographers. Sometimes I painstakingly describe to them the picture I have in mind. But my “specifications” are vague: if I knew how to construct this picture, I would do it myself. And then the photographer comes up with the picture I had envisioned… But better. With this bike, it is the same. Responsive, yet comfortable. Rigid, yet soft. Gray like a memory from the sixties, yet modern. It is all of that, with small graphics designed by Matthieu Lifschitz, a rear light holder, and a housing for my camera in the Helmut bag. The bike is superb. It is both my working tool for reporting and a magazine display tool. It fits me perfectly. It has an incredible ride quality. It climbs well, better than me. It pushes me to go harder. Thanks for the picture.”