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We’ve teased some renderings (here and here) from Van Dessel’s 2015 bikes that showed a few of the new features, but nothing beats seeing them in the shimmering dust of Interbike’s Outdoor Demo. On hand were the new Full Tilt Boogie cyclocross bike, the Jersey Devil hardtail 29er and the Motivus Maximus disc-or-rim brake road bike.

The new FTB gets Van Dessel’s new interchangeable dropouts on the rear. They allow for either 130mm or 135mm QR, or a 12×142 thru axle. Just switch the dropout and you’re good to go.

Being a traditionalist when it comes to ‘cross, owner Edwin Bull lamented that it’s now disc brake only. He likes cantilevers, but nine out of 10 frames he sold were for disc brakes.

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While the rear end can be swapped out, the fork is either they axle or quick release, so you’ve gotta pick which one you want when you buy the bike.

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It’s running full internal routing and is Di2 ready. Ports are available with stops or without, accommodating full length housing runs for the rear derailleur if you want, and full length housing or hose for the rear brake.

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Nicely shaped seatstays should give the bike a bit of compliance.

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It has better heel clearance despite the ability to accommodate the wider axle options. They managed that trick by curving the chainstays compared to the straight ones on the prior model.

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Frame weight is at about 1,040g and the complete bike with pedals and Edwin’s racing tubulars was 17.13lb (7.77kg).

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The Jersey Devil is their new carbon hardtail 29er.

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All internal routing on a very angular frame that Edwin says is very strong and stiff.

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It’s a race design that’ll fit up to 2.3 tires. While the road and ‘cross bikes use PFBB30, the JD gets BB92.

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It has interchangeable dropouts, too – 135mm QR or 12×142.

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Frame weight is about 1,200g, and the complete bike with XX1, FSA cockpit and Stan’s Race Gold wheels was 20.68lb (9.38kg).

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The Motivus Maximus road bike replaces the Rivet. They haven’t take it to the wind tunnel, but there are a number of interesting aero shaping details.

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Up front, the head tube is kept narrow with a unique flare at the top to accommodate the headset. The fork’s crown is shaped into the downtube and the front brake is slightly recessed into the fork.

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The rear end is a bit softer thanks to the curved design, which also hides the rear brake a bit, too.

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The downtube gets shaped to tuck the water bottle into it, keeping the air flow running over the bottle smoother. The seat tube uses similar shaping to move the air off the back of your second bottle.

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Di2 or mechanical capability by swapping ports.

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The bike uses the Shimano Flat Mount disc brake standard, which keeps the frame clean if you’re running rim brakes.

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The underside gives a clue as to how the mounts will work – the brakes or adapters will bolt through the frame.

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Complete bike weight with heavy, basic wheels is 16.51lb (7.49kg).

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Todd
7 years ago

Do the Force 22 Hydro levers really work with an IceTech Centerlock rotor?

Billy
Billy
7 years ago

@Todd

Why wouldn’t they? Your brakes don’t care which rotors you use as long as they’re the right size.

Ajax
Ajax
7 years ago

Wait a minute. Wait a minute. What are you saying again about that last bike. Yeah, the one with the rim brakes. What?! I can switch it to run thru axle dropouts?! And, and, and it’s supposedly has the new Shimano flat mount standard too? So, I can run those extra clean and tidy disc brake calipers without those MTB-looking disc mount stanchion thingies?! What?!?! Somebody pinch me. I must be dreaming.

i
i
7 years ago

@todd, “work” is a bit of an exaggeration for what Sram brakes do under the best of circumstances, but they don’t really care what rotors they have so long as the adapter and rotor match, same as every brake.

Dirty-d
Dirty-d
7 years ago

Lever don’t care about rotors…. Calipers do

Eya
Eya
7 years ago

Where can you buy the Full Tilt crosser? Is VanDessel a direct seller?

Kovas
Kovas
7 years ago

Van Dessel, nice looking bikes for 2015… But where’s the carbon WTF? I was really hoping for that one.

Todd
7 years ago

I had tried to use my centerlock rotors with Avid BB7 and the carrier hit the caliper. On another set of non-Shimano calipers the pad wasn’t fully in contact with the rotor and it wore funny and started to squeal. And yes, I have had my share of problems with Avid brakes, but I love their XX1, and would like to use CX1 with my centerlock wheels so I am giving them another chance.

lls
lls
7 years ago

BB7s arent great brakes. the only advantage i see over cantis or what not would be how BB7 still work in the rain. But modulation.. nope.

The force22/red/etc hydro brakes are way better (beside the funny jokes about the recall).
They also work fine with ICEtech rotors.

The squeal on disk brakes depends on how contaminated the brakes are (ie if u brake them for a while without splashing them with water and dirt they will be silent eventually), and the material used for the pads – full metal and even hybrids are noisier than organic ones.
Turns out.. you can put any pads you want on your disk brake calipers, so you can choose if they squeal or not.

Im happy with the sram hybrid pads and im equally happy with the shimano hybrids like the xtr m985. Neither squeal (unless i just jumped in water+dirt, but it stop being noisy quickly after that).

Generalcuz
Generalcuz
7 years ago

The new Jersey Devil looks amazing! I have been riding the prior iteration for the past four years and it’s never let me down. That includes four Leadville 100’s, plenty of Xterras, and countless rides and races. With X9, Stans, and a Rock Shox SID, it clocked in at 24lbs.

His newest iteration of the Jersey Devil looks promising. Props to whoever adds one to their quiver.

Nate
Nate
7 years ago

Any idea if the FTB frame/fork would fit a 40c with room for mud?