LeMond Bicycles Victoire Road Bike

4.81/5 (16 Reviews)

Product Description

Frame Material: 3Al/2.5V titanium/carbon fiber composite
Frame Angles: 73.5 head, 72.5 seat
Sizes: 49cm, 51cm, 53cm, 55cm, 57cm, 59cm, 61cm
Colors: White/Titanium
Fork: Reynolds Ouzo Pro
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra STI Dual Control
Handlebar: 3T Forgie XL
Stem: 3T Forgie XL
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless Cane Creek S-6
Front Der: Shimano Ultegra
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra, 39/53 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Ultegra SS
Pedals: Not included
Tires: 700 x 23c Bontrager Race X-Lite

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by siladitya a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2011

Strengths:    Stiffness, quick power transfer, great build quality.

Weaknesses:    I didn't like the wired flight deck thing this came with so I took it out, makes for a much cleaner and crisper feel on the handlebars. Not BB30 (not really a weakness as it's still plenty stiff)!

Bottom Line:   
Converted the stock standard 9-sp ultegra to a 10-sp ultegra compact especially for hills. I've done quite a bit of climbing with this bike and from what I've experience it's extremely stiff, allows for a very smooth power transfer and is very sturdy. Overall, I love this bike and it makes long rides (60~75mi) as comfortable as possible.

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Favorite Ride:   Lemond Victoire

Similar Products Used:   Ridley Excalibur, Cannondale CAAD9

Bike Setup:   Ultegra 6500/6700, 10-speed, Dura Ace shifters, Bontrager everything else!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mojopin78 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2009

Strengths:    Light
Great climbing bike

Weaknesses:    Hesitant descender
Handlebar shape is a bit off (personal preference)
Stock Bonty tires don't do the bike justice
Lot's of decals (really, does every bit that doesn't say Lemond need to be labeled Bontrager?)

Bottom Line:   
2008 Lemond Victoire: 980g CF frame/fork, full DA gruppo, Bontrager x-lite wheelset

So far so good. Stock except for pedals and saddle (moved to Specialized Toupe) and tires. Overall, a great bike. Very light and a nice all day peddler. DA gruppos has shifted flawlessly. Bontrager cockpit is competent but stock bars take a bit to get used to (very wide and have odd flats). Race X lite wheels have proven to be very dependable and durable. Only complaint: it's a light bike and takes some getting used to. Compared to my Ritchey Road Logic the handling is been a bit vague and descending has taken some getting used too. I have a feeling this is largely due to the weight of the wheels and frame :) Not necessarily a bad thing but takes some getting used to!

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Favorite Ride:   hills of st. paul

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   Penn Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Teesdale Custom Crit, Ritchey Road Logic, Specialized Allez, Various Cevelo models, Trek Madone.

Bike Setup:   Stock except for Ultegra pedals, Specialized Toupe Saddle, and Hutchinson x-fusion tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fly0717 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2008

Strengths:    Frame is light, stiff and yet comfortable. Riding position seem more upright even though fitting measurements are identical to previous bikes. Great responsiveness in climbs. Comfortable long distance RR bike, but is also solid in agressive cornering as well.

Weaknesses:    Bontrager saddle didn't work for me. Free hub seems noisy, but you won't feel like coasting on this bike!

Bottom Line:   
This is a 53 cm 2008 model. Very comfortable ride but suprisingly responsive. Weighs in under 16 lb. with pedals. Full Dura Ace performs quietly and efficiently. Bontrager Race X Lite wheels are stiff and true. Buy if you are a competitive cyclist or long distance rider and value speed and comfort.

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Favorite Ride:   ABD Fall Fling RR

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Prairie Path Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Trek 5200

Bike Setup:   Stock, except for Serfas saddle.
Look pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fransisco a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2008

Strengths:    Weight, built, components, ride.

Weaknesses:    I am a guy in mid 40s. Hot young ladies look at you when you are on it and get disappointed to see a mature guy. You feel your wife 10 years older. You have no potbelly. Don't buy this bike, if you do, you will be faster than me.

Bottom Line:   
Very light bike. Great Acceleration. Easy shifting. Gooks great. Great components.

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Favorite Ride:   Lemond Victoire

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Penn Cycle Bloomingt

Similar Products Used:   Trek 1500, Lemond Versailles, Trek 7600, Trek Navigator 100

Bike Setup:   Stock, Dura Ace pedals, there is nothing to upgrade.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by NFALLEN a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2007

Strengths:    What a ride ...

Weaknesses:    Chainstay rubbing (see above)

Bottom Line:   
Update to previous post: I've now got 1,400 miles on the 2004 Victoire I purchased in May. It has been a dream. I ride 40-100 miles a week, mainly up and down Mt. Tam just north of San Francisco. The ride was already fantastic, but even better when I switched out the cro-moly seatpost that was standard in 2004 with a carbon post. Big difference! (A little lighter too; it's now an under-18-pound bike even with the XL frame.) My only complaint about the bike is that my rear wheel doesn't naturally align to the center of the chainstay, and so if I'm not careful when locking in the wheel it will rub against the left chainstay bar when I'm in high torque up a steep climb. The LBS checked and nothing's sprung that they could find. Anyone else have this on any bikes? A fault with the Bontrager RaceLite rear wheel?

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Favorite Ride:   Mt. Tam/Alpine Dam

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Pacific Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Jamis Ventura Comp, Giant OCR3, KHS Flite 300

Bike Setup:   All-Ultegra group(9-speed)
Ultegra pedals
Reynolds Ouzo Pro carbon seatpost (350mm)
Bontrager RaceLite wheels
Bontrager Race XLite tires
Salsa 20-degree (up! and I've still got a 1.5-inch drop from saddle to bars)stem
Forgie 3T XL handlebar
Selle Italia SLR Gel Flow saddle

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