Van Dessel WTF Gets Makeover, All New Carbon Road, Cyclocross & MTB Bikes Coming Soon
This year’s Van Dessel WTF (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot) do-it-all bike gets a new raw steel finish but is still the same super capable, extremely versatile bike everyone loves. A corrosion resistant treatment coats the bare looking tubes, though, so it’ll remain rideable year after year.
Founder Edwin Bull has been working on more than just new colors – he’s been growing the carbon fiber line and just sent over renderings for a whopping three new/updated models. One for road, one for cyclocross and one for the trails. Check out the sneak peek, plus detail shots of the WTF, below…
WTF framesets are just $699, and complete bikes are available in custom configurations. They’ll fit up to a 29×2.2 mountain bike tire and are ready for chains or belt drives.
We’ve got one of these headed our way for a long term test. Terrain, beware.
The Motivus Maximus is a new carbon road bike that’s thru axle compatible and will take either rim or disc brakes.
The axle set up will allow for standard QR or thru axle use, giving it a ton of compatibility with whatever wheels you already own. It’ll even space down to 130mm for traditional rim brake type wheels.
The Full Tilt Boogie has been in the line for quite a while, but the 2015 is a major refresh. Looks like shapelier stays to take the edge off and new internal cable routing for the disc-brake-only frame.
It gets a new thru axle fork, and the rear end will work with both 135mm QR and 12×142 thru axles. Frameset retails for both the Maximus and Boogie will be $1,799. The FTB complete bike with SRAM CX1 and thru-axle wheels will be $3,999. A complete Maximus with 6800 Ultegra, Praxis BB and rim brakes will be $3,799.
The Jersey Devil is an all-new carbon fiber 29er hardtail mountain bike. It shares the convertible rear axle option as the others.
Internal routing is designed for both mechanical and electronic drivetrain systems. Frame and headset will be $1,199.
Look for the formal introduction of these three at Interbike, but Bull says they should be in stock and shipping before the show.