Reviews

Van Nicholas in the press

  Ventus SE  Februari  | 2014

 

De geometrie is gericht op een balans tussen comfort bij een lange rit en voldoende stijfheid bij een sprint. Daarmee is de Ventus SE geschikt voor zowel clubritten en trainingen als voor wedstrijden.

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  Zion 29er  December  | 2013

Het Nederlandse Van Nicholas bewijst met de Zion 29er dat ook een zompige polder een vruchtbare voedingsbodem kan zijn voor de ontwikkeling van een titanium topfiets.

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  Zephyr  September  | 2013

 

Matériau luxueux et dynamiquement intéressant, il offre confort et/ou sportivité.

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  Ventus SE   June  | 2013

 

With carbon and aluminium frames a dime a dozen these days, there’s only one material that still holds a mystical pull – titanium.
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  Astraeus  Mei  | 2013

Les lignes du cadre sont très tendues. Les soudures sont régulières et bien finies. Enfin, les pattes arrière « sculptées en 3D » sont à elles seules des pièces magnifiques.

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  Zion 29"  March  | 2013

If you lean toward off-the-rack bike sizes and are looking for a great looking racer, then Ti Nirvana could be a few simple clicks away.

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  Zion 29"  May  | 2013

As hardtail de titânio costumam estar associadas a preços altos, mas a Van Nicholas tem conseguido quebrar essa tendência e com a Zion 29er juntamos as vantagens deste tamanho de roda aos benefícios daquele material.  
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  Astraeus  December  | 2012

It looks and rides totally modern, without hiding its titanium heart beneath paint or sponsor stickers. To me, that’s a genuine dream bike.
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  Aquilo  November | 2012

Classic lines, aerospace materials, high tech components; the Aquilo has it all...
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  Aquilo  July | 2012

Quite simply the Aquilo is absolutely stunning. In this line of work you find yourself constantly adapting to different bikes but straight from the off the Van Nick fitted like a glove...
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  Euros  May | 2012

And if “nothing rides like titanium,” we realised as the Van Nicholas Euros rolled out of its delivery van, that nothing looks like titanium either.
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  Mistral  May | 2012

Cure any lingering couch potato tendencies with this sofa-soft Titanium ride to keep you out on the road..
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  Mistral  April | 2012

Bearing in mind its quality titanium frame and carbon fork, we’d have expected compromises, But that’s really not the case.
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  Zion29  April |2012

Als de Van Nicholas uit de bus komt, is het meteen duidelijk dat dit een compromisloze fiets is. Geen halfslachtige beslissingen, maar hier zijn keuzes gemaakt om tot resultaten te komen.
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  Pioneer  April |2012

Het design is tijdloos, het frame bijna onverwoestbaar en de techniek gaat vele vele jaren mee. De Van Nicholas Pioneer is als een titanium trouwring om je vinger. Hooked for life.
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  Blaze  April | 2012

Right from the first few pedal strokes, there’s no sign of the twitchiness or handling quirks that you sometimes get with tri bikes. The Van Nicholas instantly makes you feel...
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  Aquilo  March | 2012

At £3339 the Van Nicholas is the cheapest bike here, but it’s by no means outclassed. Titanium isn’t the most common material for racing frames, but the Aquilo combines the pure race geometry of...
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  Zion 29"  February | 2012

It’s not easy to pigeonhole the Zion 29er, and to try and do so would be unfair. So we’re just going to say that anyone wanting a fast and responsive bike for trail riding and wanting to experience the thrill of a rigid mountain bike, should consider the Zion.
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  Amazon  February | 2012

Le spécialiste hollandais du titane exploite le matériau magique sous toutes ses formes en l'adaptant à toutes les disciplines pouvant exister du côté de la route. L'Amazon est l'un des plus sages...
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  Tuareg  January | 2012

This head-turning hardtail from Van Nicholas will have you hankering to join the titanium tribe...
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  Amazon RH Belt  January | 2012

Over the winter holidays I hosted a rather unusual guest from overseas - a titanium Dutch bike. What made Van Nicholas particularly noteworthy, I was told, is that one of their models - the Amazon - made for a uniquely comfortable transportation bicycle, combining...
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  Euros  January | 2012

We got our Euros supplied with a carbon fork, Shimano 105 group and Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels with Vredestein Fortezza tires mounted. The remaining components such as handlebars, seat post and stem are produced by Van Nicholas itself. It should be mentioned that customers can build their bike up on the company website, which is a nice quality...
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  Tuareg November | 2011

Das Tuareg von Van Nicholas ist ein weiterer sehr klassischer Titan-Rahmen mit durchgehenden Rundrohren. Die Schweißnähte sind die feinsten imTestfeld und dürften bei einigen zu Begeisterungsstürmen führen.
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  Astraeus  October | 2011

The hydroformed titanium of the Astraeus’ frame is lighter than aluminium but stronger than carbon, and with its diamond-shaped tubing it’s better looking than both.
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  Chinook  September | 2011

Van Nicholas is a Dutch company that does titanium and nothing else. Sourcing its frames from Taiwan, its range is wide and includes belt-drive single-speeders, track bikes and everything in between.
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  Zephyr  August | 2011

Van Nicholas Zephyr First Look: head-turning titanium machine from Holland arrives at RCUK. This one’s a real eye catcher – not only because of the hand-brushed titanium frame but also its sleek lines and tube profiles.
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  Mistral  July | 2011

Om een fiets tot op de lasnaad toe te ervaren, moet je uitzonderlijke omstandigheden opzoeken. Om die reden trok Wieler Revue gewapend met een Van Nicholas Mistral naar het grootste randevenement van de Tour de France: L'Etape du Tour.
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  Chinook  June | 2011

This is the bike I’ve been given to ride. A van Nicholas Chinook. Titanium frame, carbon fork and wheels, Ultegra chain set. It rests lightly against my hand, shining in the new day, a gossamer angel. I sit, clip in, and start to turn the pedals. And so it begins.
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  Mistral  May | 2011

Hand-Built Titanium is back and at an affordable price. The Dutch-based Van Nicholas company is out to bring back a bit of titanium frame allure. Every Van Nicholas is hand-built from aerospace-grade titanium, with a price tag designed to give carbon a run for its money
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  Chinook  March | 2011

Speed and comfort combined in a Titanium package. This is ideal for long comfort rides and could make the perfect sportive machine.
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  Chinook  March | 2011

Sublime is the word that came up most often to describe the Chinook, which, even though it’s the Dutch company’s circuit-racing bike, manages to serve up an excellent balance of speed and comfort.
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  Zion 29"  February | 2011

‘Dat niet iedereen 29er rijdt’, zegt Bart Schijf. Deze fietsfanaat uit het West-Brabantse Willemstad weet het na een aantal meerdaagse marathons zeker: na de Van Nicholas Zion 29er is er geen weg meer terug naar kleine wielen.
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  Astraeus  January | 2011

Nachdem wir vor einiger Zeit schon die Gelegenheit hatten ein van Nicholas Tuareg Mountain Bike zu testen, war es nun an der Zeit die Rennradsparte der Niederländer unter die Lupe zu nehmen. Optisch hebt sich das Astraeus deutlich von anderen Titanrahmen ab.
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  Zion 29"  January | 2011

Der Zion ist ein klassischer Titan-Rahmen – mit klassischem Steuersatz, Schellenumwerfer und wunderschön geschwungenen S-Bend-Sitzund Kettenstreben. Mit viel Liebe zum Detail designen die Holländer ihre Rahmen.
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  Tuareg January | 2011

If there's one thing the Dutch love even more than their windmills, it's getting about on a bike. In fact, the tiny nation's 16 million people make more journeys by bike than the rest of the English speaking world combined. Respect. But it's not all full-fendered step-throughs ans handlebar baskets. One look at the Van Nicholas Tuareg proves that the Dutch know a thing or two about creating truly stunning mountain bikes too.
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  ChinookJune | 2011

这款A Van Nicholas Chinook钛合金公路竞赛车是我最近一直骑行的那辆。手感不赖。你要知道,在街上骑这辆车你绝对能成为最闪耀的焦点,会让你情不自禁飘飘然。我坐上坐垫,手握把手,踩踏踏板,走,上路喽!
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  Pioneer  Dec | 2010

Heeft de ketting z’n langste tijd gehad? Volgens een aantal fietsenbouwers wel. Die rusten hun reisfietsen uit met een aandrijfriem. Maar is dit kunststof kettingalternatief wel sterk en duurzaam genoeg? Om dat uit te vinden, vertrok redacteur Timo de Boer naar Marokko, om op de ruige passen van het Atlasgebergte en de zanderige pistes van de Sahara twee reisfietsen met riemaandrijving aan de tand te voelen: de Santos Travelmaster 2.6 Alu en de Van
Nicholas Pioneer.
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  Astraeus  January | 2011

オランダのハンドメイド・チタンフレーム工房、ヴァンニコラスがリリースするハイエンドモデル"ASTRAEUS"。3AL/2.5Vチタンのハイドロフォーミング・ダブルバテッドパイプを素材とした、同工房のフラッグシップモデルだ。
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Zephyr  Nov | 2010 

Designed on a fresh page to be the ultimate racing-sportive and mile muncher, the Zephyr hits the ground running and immediately draws attention with its futuristic frame and sleek tube shapes.
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  Zephyr  Oct | 2010

Van Nicholas staat binnen fietsland synoniem voor meesters van titanium. Na jarenlange ervaring met deze legering startte Jan-Willem Sintnicolaas zijn eigen merk: Van Nicholas.
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  ChinookSep | 2010

Tineke Fopma, 1975 World Champion Riding a Van Nicholas Chinook
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Astraeus  Jul | 2010

With titanium bikes being this good and within the ball aprk of many people's budgets, we can expect to see more of them on the roads in future. The Astraeus is a beautifull looking machine and the combination of carbon wheels and titanium frame makes a bike that is both fast and comfortable. Ride it in a race and you won't be aching all over. Maybe bikes like this will begin to change our ideas about what we should and shouldn't be riding.
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  Zion  Jul | 2010

It’s incredibly smooth for a hardtail, surprisingly affordable, unique and lower maintenance than a dual suspension bike. For a rider who enters a few 100km and team events each year the Zion would make a fantastic if somewhat left-field choice, so long as you have time to answer all the questions you’ll get from other riders on the trail.
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Mistral  Mar | 2010 

Não é todos os dias que, na altura da compra, temos oportunidade de colocar uma bike de titânio lado-a-lado com algumas rivais em alumínio com preços e equipamento relativamente semelhantes. A Mistral é a porta de entrada no requintado mundo do titânio sem ser preciso pertencermos à aristocracia.
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Mistral  Mar | 2010 

With the Van Nicholas you have to ask (appalling Dutch stereotype alert!), “Were they smoking something interesting when they priced the bike up?” It almost seems far too good to be true. The bike’s fine performance in all of the key areas – handling, vibration dampening, versatility, to name but three – you’d expect, but the bike certainly wins points for being cheaper than you’d think.
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  Astraeus  Nov | 2009

The big star of the 2008 Eurobike show…
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  Yukon  Nov | 2009

Als wij de Friese Elfstedentocht gaan fietsen, dan doen wij dat op de Yukon van Van Nicholas. Toen we er voor het eerst op fietsten, dachten we dat er een klein motortje op zat.
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Mistral  Nov | 2009 

If you’re looking for a bike that can do it all, look no further than the Van Nicholas Mistral. Like its legendary namesake, it will blow you away – in this case, with its beauty, attention to detail, performance and value. Winner of the "Best Affordable Bike Test”
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  PioneerOct | 2009

Je hebt fietsen met een frame van staal, aluminium, carbon of titanium. Bij Van Nicholas – jawel, een Nederlands familiebedrijf - maken ze niets anders dan fietsen met een titanium frame, want dit edele metaal is bijzonder sterk, licht, roest niet en is comfortabel om mee te fietsen.
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MistralOct | 2009 

The Van Nicholas Mistral delivers in spades. Those with a penchant for the classices will appreciate the Mistral’s finely calibrated and conservative approach, combining the best advanced metallurgical processes and cost management. The result: a brilliant new all- rounder, capable of all things to all people, and our test winner…
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  AstraeusOct | 2009

Everything in the bike world is carbon these days. Frames, forks, handlebars, seatposts, wheels, even your mini pump and the top cap on your headset. Carbon is definitely a Good Thing. And if it’s not carbon, it’s so last century. Trouble is, we can overlook the fact that lots of things that aren’t carbon are good too… like titanium frames, for example...
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  MistralAug | 2009

Van Nicholas, purveyors of very lovely Ti bikes who have sent us details of two of their range highlights for next year – a completely new bike, the Mistral designed very much with the British sportive market in mind; and a complete re-working of an older big-mile favourite, the Zephyr.
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  Yukon  Aug | 2009

If you want a well made, fast, mile eating, weather-resistant, durable bike, then the Van Nicholas Yukon is worth considering...
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  Yukon Aug | 2009

The Yukon was the one for me despite some sideways look from training partners. Maybe they were just admiring the handsome lines of the Van Nicholas. It neatly constructed frame that makes for a fine-looking bike.
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  Tuareg  Jul | 2009

Die in den Niederlanden ansässige Titanschmiede Van Nicholas ist durch eine aggressive Preispolitik ihrer Titanrahmen auffällig geworden. Das Familienunternehmen unter der Führung von Jan-Willem Sintnicolaas hat seit elf Jahren Erfahrung im Titanrahmenbau, seit nunmehr über drei Jahren unter dem Label Van Nicholas.
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Astraeus  Jun | 2009 

Met deze fiets valt niet te spotten. De krachtsoverbrenging verloopt heel soepel en strak en je kracht gaat zonder energieverlies meteen naar de draaiende onderdelen toe. Tezamen met de strakke wielen krijg je het gevoel de kilometers op een echte racemachine af te draaien.
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  Astraeus  Jun | 2009

Stijf maar superlicht, stijlvol maar peperduur en vooral ook comfortabel en onverwoestbaar. Een titanenstrijd winnen met titanium, het klinkt niet onlogisch. In een wereld van carbon voorziet titanium nog altijd in de behoefte van een select gezelschap fijnproevers, zo gaat de mare. Sluiten wij ons daarbij aan?
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  Blaze  May | 2009

this Ti tri bike is agile, light and comfortable. From the firtst ride you know you’re riding an aerodynamic Van Nicholas machine
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  Tuareg  May | 2009

In een titanium bike vind je alles terug: een relatief laag gewicht, trapefficiëntie, comfort en een lange levensduur.
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  Van Nicholas  Apr | 2009

Een beetje fiets moet zijn gemaakt van carbon. Lijkt het. Familiebedrijf Van Nicholas Bicycles bewijst dat het anders kan. Directeur Jan-Willem Sintnicolaas zwéért bij titanium. Al was het maar vanwege de bijzondere eigenschappen van het materiaal.
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  Chinook  Mar | 2009

Ik ben apetrots op mijn nieuwste aanwinst. Een racefiets. Om precies te zijn: een Van Nicholas. Hoewel je het niet zou verwachten, een écht Hollands product. Helemaal naar eigen smaak samengesteld.
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  PioneerFeb | 2009

A Luxury titanium expedition bike assembled with titanium components and processed with high quality welds. The Pioneer is specially made for long expedition trips, fitted with well known racks to carry your packages. This bikes guarantees you comfortable riding.
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Astraeus  Feb | 2009 

The Astraeus really flies out on the road. Nothing fazes this bike’s handling. And that bottom bracket stiffness comes into play as it responds to hard efforts in a way that we’ve only experienced in carbon fibre bikes…..
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  Astraeus  Oct | 2008

The Van Nicholas Astraeus is the world's first production bike made from hydro-formed 3AL/2.5V titanium and is a very easy on the eye piece of kit indeed...
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AstraeusSep | 2008 

The big star of the 2008 Eurobike show…
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  Pioneer Rohloff  Jun | 2008

The ultimate expedition-touring bike…
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  Amazon Rohloff Mar | 2008

The Van Nicholas Amazon’s 3AL/2.5V plain gauge titanium tubing has a tough, resilient quality that’s suited to the urban environment.…
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  Euros  Mar | 2008

Euros zo een echte alleskunner. Lastig te omschrijven zijn de karaktereigenschappen van titanium: die zijn eigenlijk alleen te ervaren als je zelf fietst. In ieder geval voelt de Euros zowel stabiel als comfortabel aan, ook door de allround geometrie...
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  Chinook  Mar | 2008

Na de start valt het eerste aspect al op: de enorme stijfheid van het frame. Elke trap is keihard raak en haarscherp stuurt hij door de bochten die aanwezig zijn op de zes kilometer lange omloop…
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Zephyr  Feb | 2008 

Van Nicholas Zephyr: La Classe et le Style. Van Nicholas, un constructeur Hollandais nous avait tapé dans l’ceil l’ année derniere, lors de l’ Eurobike. Nous avons décidé de vous présenter l’un de leurs titanes qui ne manque…
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  Amazon  Jan | 2008

A practical touring bike that blends strength and an excellent ride quality, with the bonus of no paint to scratch…
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  Tuareg  Oct | 2007

Nesta nova empresa o objec- vez mais leves - e os de carbono (que podes jogar com a posição tivo é europeu mas o know-how também vão pelo mesmo cami- dos espaçadores) e algum conda…
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Aeolus   Jan | 2007 

Silver Dream Machine… Van Nicholas may not be a name too many are familiar with, but Marcel Wust is quickly won over by its sleek titanium lines and supremely comfortable ride, and believes their low profile will soon be a thing of the past…
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Aeolus  Jan | 2007 

Van Nicholas mag kein allzu bekannter Name sein, Marcel Wüst war dennoch schnell von den eleganten Linien und dem sehr komfortablen Fahrverhalten des Titan-Rahmens überzeugt…
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Chinook  Dec | 2006 

De Chinook is een zeer klassieke fiets. Geen racer voor wie bling, bling rond wil rijden, wel voor de echte liefhebber die graag veel kilometers wil afleggen zonder door elkaar ‘gehusseld’ te worden...
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  Yukon  Oct | 2006

Non-importée en France, nous n’avons pourtant pas résisté a l’attrait de cette marquee hollandaise qui présente ce magnifique vélo titane, le Yukon…
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  Zion  Aug | 2006

The Zion rides the narrow line between slow speed ability and high speed agility…
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