Victoire Cycles, a modern brand from Clermont-Ferrand, France, has slightly modified its fixed gear bike high flange hubset for 2012. First off, from72mm, the bodies of the hubs at the front and at the rear, are made a little smaller to 69.5mm. The hubset weighs in at 205g front and 265g rear, for a total of 470g.
While the previous model of the hubs feature 80mm bars, the new incredibly light and strong hubs are machined this time into 70mm round bars of 7075-T6 alloy. This is an environmentally friendly feature as 25% of alloy is saved during the machining process.
After anodization, the logo of the 2012 Victoire Cycles Fixed Gear Bike High Flange Hubset is engraved to enhanced its visibility. Its 9g hard anodized lock ring, titanium bolts, stainless steel washers, and all other parts are CNC machined in an aeronautic heat-treated 7075-T6 alloy.