One of the recent additions to our sidebar is Victoire Cycles;
Hailing from Clermont-Ferrand, an area that has a tradition of bicycle manufacturing. All graphics, such as that on our side bar are hand drawn by Victoire Cycles artistic directorm, Pupa. The company is born from friends sharing the passion of riding bicycles. Now the guys design and manufacture high end fixed gear orientated bike parts that are entirely made in France. All parts are CNC machined in a factory close to their office in aeronautic heat-treated 7075-T6 alloy. In order to ensure the best appearance, the parts are firstly hand polished, then anodized by a specialist and finally laser-marked.
The Victoire Cycles 2012 range flagship is a high flange hubset that only weighs 470gr (205gr front and 265gr rear) with titanium bolts, stainless steel washers, 7075-T6 alloy spacers and hard anodized lockring (9gr). The rear hub receive a specific splined interface that fix the cog into the body. This interface eliminate all the loosened cog problems, keeping it safely fixed into the hub body. This also allows a fast removal to easily change your ratio.Victoire Cycles also offers very light (13t is only 16gr) cogs for classic hubs using 1.37×24 tpi thread. Hubs are available in black or silver and in 32 and 36 hole drilling. Specific color or drilling on request. Cogs (13 to 20t) and lockrings are available in black or signature ‘smoked champagne’ finish
Their Latest product in the range is the new S-42 stem dedicated for bike polo. This 137gr stem is only 42mm long for (maneuverability) and does the job without any back bolts to avoid risking knees. To keep things solid 4 M5 bolts in the front that fasten fork and bar at the same time.Coming later this year are a small flanges hubset, a bike polo specific hubset, an innovative crankset and even few frames!