Maxime Bimar is a Deluxe BMX team rider who gets plenty of airtime at the local trails around his southern French hometown of Peynier. The Sacre Bleu is his signature frame — a serious frame for serious riders and, as described on the Deluxe website, it’s built to roast.
These are dramatic photos, an apt setting for a frame named Sacre Bleu: an old French profanity meant as a cry of surprise or anger. This one was built up and shot by French photographer, Lothaire Hucki, with help from the Sample Bicycle Shop — also located in the south of France.
The Sacre Bleu features sharper geometry than other Deluxe frames, as specified by Max. For the techies, it’s got a 74.5 degree head tube, 72 degree seat tube, removable brake hardware, a slightly higher bottom bracket shell and is built from butted Japanese seamless chromoly tubing.
It’s available in three finishes: Matte Black, Chrome Plate and Clearcoat, like the one featured here.
Frame: Deluxe Sacre Bleu Max Bimar signature 21.1″ clear coat
Fork: Stolen Vortex SSL
Bar: FBM tallboy 8.875″
Grip: Terrible One Joe Rich V2
Stem: Coalition John Povah
Crank: Profile racing 175mm
Sprocket: Terrible One American Flyer V1
Chain: Shadow conspiracy half links
Seat and seat tube: Demolition oldstyle with rails
Front wheel: Profile mini SS hub with Eclat rim and Odyssey Aitken Plyte 2.25″ tire
Rear wheel: Demolition hub with Eclat rim and Odissey Aitken Plyte 1.90″ tire
Brakes: Fly bikes with Diatech tech 77 lever and Primo cable
Lothaire is one of France’s most talented BMX and MTB photographers. Check out more of his work on his website.