The latest bike to emerge from the Victoire Cycles workshop, based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, was built for their newest employee, Erwan AlaPhillippe. Erwan was hired for his fillet brazing skills, which Victoire will now use to assemble all of their future frames.
Erwan comes from a BMX background and, apparently, loves to ride fast, so as a celebration of his new employment, this track frame was built for him with strong and reactive geometry. Oversized tubing was used: a mix of Columbus Zona and Life, along with a Paragon 44mm headtube.
To create a smooth line, the fastback seat cluster was filled, but masks a hidden bolt. The seatstays are Columbus Spirit, which have been inserted with bridges that pass all the way through each stay. Another was inserted through the chainstays, resulting in an incredibly responsive rear triangle.
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