I will build the Victor from now on under the UNpaved Cycles brand.
If you prefer the p12 styling of the Victor please contact me as I have some parts (dropouts, rocker etc) still available.

Victor is a steel, handbuilt, filletbrazed short travel full suspension with a bespoke geometry and size.
With travel between 80mm and 100mm 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 or 130mm fork (SID35, Pike, Fox34 or Intend Samurai) and a modern geometry. A 66° or slacker 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, like the famous trails of Finale Ligure.

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. 32t prefered.
– Shock length: Standard 165, 170 or 190mm
– Shock stroke: Max 40mm
– Bearings: Enduro Max, 4×6901 and 2×6902
– Shock hardware: 50×8 and 22×8

Complete bikes are possible and prefered.

Raw, unfiled fillet

Finished fillet, after filing and sanding