Recently launched by Distance, a small framebuilder in France, the new Distance 60 Escapade Edition is a handbuilt steel mountain bike designed with self-supported bikepacking in mind. Learn more about their latest utilitarian, trail-ready rig here…

Pierre Stachowicz from Beaumont, France-based Victoire Cycles (@victoirecycles) and Distance ( recently sent over details on this new special “Escapade Edition” of their Distance 60 mountain bike, and its tough utilitarian look caught our eye. Distance, which is a sub-brand of Victoire Cycles—known for their stunning show bikes—builds all of their bicycles in their workshop in France, working only with steel and on an on-demand basis.

  • Distance 60, Escapade Edition
  • Distance 60, Escapade Edition

The Distance 60 is their all-terrain model, made from a blend of Columbus and Dedacciai tubes, that they say is designed to be equal parts comfortable and fun to ride. Distance’s new Escapade Edition features a SON dynamo hub that powers front a rear lights and a USB port, a complete set of handmade Helmut Equipement bikepacking bags (also made in France), and a carbon Columbus Adventure fork for maximum tire clearance and hauling capacity up front.

  • Distance 60, Escapade Edition
  • Distance 60, Escapade Edition
  • Distance 60, Escapade Edition
Distance 60, Escapade Edition

Distance 60 Escapade Edition Specs:

  • Four frame sizes to fit most riders
  • Columbus & Dedacciai steel tubing
  • Columbus Adventure Fork
  • Shimano Deore 11-speed drivetrain (30T/10-51T)
  • Shimano Deore hydraulic brakes (180mm front, 160mm rear)
  • Mavic SL XC425 rims
  • SON dynamo front hub at the front, Hope Pro 4 rear hub
  • Teravail Rutland tires
  • Bush & Muller front light, SON light in the rear
  • Clearance for up to 2.4″ tires
  • Handmade in France

Complete Distance 60 Escapade Editions are priced at 4,350€ ($5,150), including the Helmut Equipement luggage. They estimate delivery time for complete bikes at under four months from the time the order is placed, or under three months for a frameset only.

Learn more about Distance and their range of models over at Distance.Bike.



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