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From Tuvalum to Vélo, Reference MTB Festival

From Tuvalum to Vélo, Reference MTB Festival

He Vélo Festival It is an event Big's which marks the beginning of the MTB season. We thought that Tuvalum could not miss the appointment. Especially, considering that the pandemic prevented its celebration in 2021. That is why we travel to the French Alps; To know the latest trends and, incidentally, breathe a good cycling atmosphere. For three days, the town of Samoëns (high saboya) became a huge test center; Just when brands present their novelties. Next, some things that caught our attention at the event, held from June 3 to 5, 2022. One of mythical bicycles Walking through the fair, Giant's stand kept a little surprise. Our partner Álex (co -founder and CEO of Tuvalum) poses with a replica of the bike with which Myles Rockwell won the gold in the 2000 Sierra Nevada World Cup: the Giant Atx One. All a rarity. [Captation Id = "Attachment_7881" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"]Giant Atx One Image: Tuvalum.[/caption] As for their geometry, the pods, especially short, which favor the descent into very steep slopes. In the original model, the rear diversion was built in wood! And the brake disco holes drew the name of the cyclist himself: Myles Rockwell. The introduction of the pistons in the braking system also involved a novelty. They were different times.
📺 To remember. In the following video you can recall the victory of Miles Rockwell in Sierra Nevada, on the back of the Giant Atx One, whose replica was exposed in Vélo Vert. [embed] https://youtu.be/lddwcywatfo[/embed]
Grance Paradise That Gravel continues to take giant steps again confirmed in Vélo. The event had three tests under the umbrella called Grave Heroes Hutchinson, focused on this cycling modality. The proposal included non -competitive tours of 60 or 100 km for an incredible environment, as well as a 100 km timed for cyclists wanting to give everything. [Caption Id = "Attachment_7900" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"] Image: Tuvalum.[/caption] Leisure and competition Competitive and recreational marches lived throughout the Festival, with particular prominence of electric bicycles. Brands such as Lapierre or Cube were especially active in promoting events and tours for e-bikers. [Captation id = "Attachment_7887" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"] Image: Tuvalum.[/caption] For all audiences It is clear that you have to feed the cycling quarry. Of course, the youngest also had their space, their circuits and their spaces to win in skill and skill. [Captation Id = "Attachment_7896" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"] Image: Tuvalum.[/caption] Natural paradise and cradle of MTB During the next few years, the Vélo Festival will continue to be held every first weekend in the tourist Enclave de Samoëns. A superb protected alpine territory, which saw the birth and grow the mountain bike. In fact, he has always hosted great MTB tests, including the very World Series Enduro (EWS). After these three days of stay, we have understood why this municipality has won the award as the most beautiful town in this area of ​​the French Alps. Peace, beauty ... and bicycles! [Captation id = "Attachment_7885" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"] Image: Tuvalum.[/caption] Walking through the streets of Samoëns is to find corners of singular beauty. Tour them by bike, a pleasure. 😊 [Captation Id = "Attachment_7903" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"] Image: Tuvalum.[/caption] A little adrenaline Vélo Vert is an obligatory reference for professionals and amateurs who seek to test the best mountain bike. We also got to work. We chose two good machine, we took a telekaine and ascend to a Mirand Massif viewpoint, which is the name of this skiable domain in the vicinity of Mont Blanc. Here, Fernando (director of Operations of Tuvalum) and Álex, ready to enjoy the experience while tracing the mountain. Good humor and eagerness to Flow. [CAPTION ID = "Attachment_7894" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"] Image: Tuvalum.[/caption] Once up, it is time to take the picture of rigor, adjust the helmet ... and to enjoy! [Captation Id = "Attachment_7892" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"] Image: Tuvalum.[/caption] Fernando enjoyed a Lapierre XRM 8.9 2022. Perhaps a way of paying tribute to the French brand, which celebrates its 75th anniversary. Another of the bikes we diffrute was the Cannondale Jekyll 2022, with its characteristic hidden damper. Spectacular, don't you think? [CAPTION ID = "Attachment_7916" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"] Image: Tuvalum.[/caption] The fair is the authentic paradise for MTB lovers in any of its specialties. [Captation id = "Attachment_7895" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"] Image: Tuvalum.[/caption] Breathing cycling at the fair In the fair you breathe cycling high -end. One of the great virtues of the event is that it attracts profiles of very diverse fans: from a family audience to practitioners of the most extreme MTB modalities. [Captation Id = "Attachment_7898" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"] Image: Tuvalum.[/caption] Walking through the fair Walking for Vélo and stopping in exhibitors that attract our attention. Sometimes, charm lies in small details. [CAPTION ID = "Attachment_7899" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"] Image: Tuvalum.[/caption] Not everything will be cycling And as in every good cycling encounter, the hydration and gastronomy acquires fundamental importance. [Captation Id = "Attachment_7889" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"] Image: Tuvalum.[/caption] With the fall of the sun, the bikes rest and the atmosphere at the festival acquires another color. Let it be noted that it is weekend! [Captation Id = "Attachment_7902" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"] Image: Tuvalum.[/caption] We are already looking forward to the 2023 edition ... and we will tell you again.
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