Victor is a steel, handbuilt, filletbrazed short travel full suspension with a bespoke geometry and size.
With a whopping 80mm of rear travel and a swift playful geometry this is my go to bike for the Dutch XC loops. The rear shock gives better traction, control and comfort than a true softtail, but it still has that hardtail feel. Victor just takes the edge off.
My prefered XC layout is with a sturdy 120mm fork (SID35, Fox34) and a modern geometry. A 66° headtube angle and a longer reach with a short stem won’t make it any slower on the classic XC tracks, but it will be much quicker and a lot more fun on the techy stuff.

Victor can be ordered like any other project12 bike; send me a message with your dreams and ideas and we’ll discuss until we get the best bike for you.

Technical specs Mk3:
– Tubeset: Reynolds 853/631 and/or Columbus Zona.
– Headtube 44mm for ZS44/EC44 headset
– Either 142×12 or 148×12
– Max tyre size: 29×2.4
– Max chainring size: 34t boost, 32t non boost, 36t boost might be possible, depending on tyre and framesize.
– Shock length: Standard 165, 170 or 190mm
– Shock stroke: Max 40mm
– Max length seattube: 450mm (Victor will fit riders up to 190cm length, for taller riders I advise Vertigo)
– Bearings: Enduro Max, 4×6901 and 2×6902
– Shock hardware: 50×8 and 22×8

A custom Victor frame starts at € 2.950,- This includes a RAL color powdercoat finish, thru axle, seatclamp and Enduro Max bearings.
– Rockshox Monarch RL: € 200,- (with hardware)
– Rockshox SIDluxe: €320,- (with hardware)
– Filed and sanded fillets at headtube and seattube: € 200,-
– Internal cables in front triangle: € 50,- per cable (free for dedicated AXS)
– Fancy powdercoat (metallic,candy etc): €150,-
– 2 tone RAL powdercoat: €100,-

Complete bikes are also possible.

Raw, unfiled fillet

Finished fillet, after filing and sanding