Robbo’s signature Villij frame has been a staple in Mutiny’s line for quite some time now. The 2017 version retains the same geometry as the past model but has been polished up a bit with some new features. Fresh graphics, a cool gray colorway, a taller 125mm heat treated offset thickness head tube, embossed Mutiny logos, an integrated seat clamp and a horizontally slotted seat tube for better clamping power make this the most refined Villij frame to date. They’re available now from your favorite Mutiny dealer, or straight from their web store. Hit the jump for pics and specs!
First and foremost before anything else today, we have to send a big get well out to Robbo. In case you didn’t know already, he’s in the hospital recovering after falling off of a 40 foot cliff. Though he’s pretty banged up and had to have surgery on his back, he’s already astonishing the doctors with his progress so far. Make sure you keep him in your thoughts and send some positive vibes his way. You can also leave him some words of encouragement on his Instagram page. Pic borrowed from Mutiny
OK, here’s a sneak peek that’s not actually a joke! Above we have the new 2017 Mutiny Villij frame that will be out in October. As per Robbo’s request, the geometry remains exactly the same as the previous model. The 2017 has been refined though with a new custom seatstay bridge featuring the Mutiny logo, a new top tube with a thicker butting profile at the seat tube, and a t-slot on that seat tube to improve clamping. Let us not forget to mention those fresh new graphics and gray colorway! Scroll down for a close up pic and one…
I’ve always been a huge fan of Doug Foulke’s edits. There’s just something about them that truly captures the pure essence of riding trails. I was having a hard time deciding what I wanted to post for a flashback edit this week, that was until I randomly stumbled back across this Sekt Mix from half a decade ago!
Looks like Robbo is going to have a set of signature Mutiny bars to go along with his Villij frame. This picture along with some specs popped up on his Instagram just a couple of hours ago. No word on the exact release date yet, but it will be “soon” according to him. As far as the specs go, 8.7″ of rise, 12° of backsweep, 1° of upsweep, a crossbar height of 6.25″ and crossbar width of 11″ are what we know so far!
I was always quite fond of this piece on Robbo’s time in Austin that Stew put together for Mutiny a few years back. The Eastside part of it starts hittin’ at 01:37.
I think every set of trails has one of those years where it seems like everything is working against them getting running. For Villij, that year was 2012. Per their words, “Roughly 1 months riding and 11 months digging. This is England I guess.”
I know I’ve said it before, but there have been so many good videos these last few weeks. This one from PA Woods is up there amongst my favorites!
Janis has made quite a return to video making with these last few PA Woods edits. This third and final one of the year is my personal favorite because it really conveys the sense of not just how much fun riding trails is, but also how much fun it is just being in the woods with friends. Poor Schwartz at the end though!
I always watch Mutiny’s video projects whether they have trails in them or not. If there’s one company that has it all figured out as far as video aesthetics go, it’s definitely them. Sythesis III is a compilation of clips from their 2015 video projects as well as some new clips thrown in for good measure. The whole thing is a good watch but if you want to get straight to the clips of Robbo and Dylan Lewis ripping the woods, then 03:04 is where you’ll want to head.