Cyclocross Magazine was in Sin City for the last Las Vegas edition of Interbike. During the next few weeks, we will be highlighting some of the products we saw at the bike industry expo that we think are of interest to our readers.

Today we look at some of Van Dessel’s 2018 off-road models. The Full Tilt Boogie adds Mavic Speed Release, the Country Road Bob unretires, the A.D.D. returns again and a limited WTF handlebar bag comes with limited edition 853 steel WTF frameset.  


Full Tilt Boogie Adds Speed Releases

The updated 2018 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie carbon cyclocross bike gets a new subdued colorway, flat mount disc brakes, and Mavic Speed Release thru axles. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The updated 2018 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie carbon cyclocross bike gets a new subdued colorway, flat-mount disc brakes and Mavic Speed Release thru-axles. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

Van Dessel’s workhorse cyclocross bike is the carbon Full Tilt Boogie. The biggest changes to the Full Tilt Boogie come from the company embracing Mavic’s Speed Release thru-axle system for its off-road disc bikes. The fork and rear dropouts have been updated to fit the new system. Van Dessel is also following the trend of using flat-mount disc brake mounts on its cyclocross bikes.

The new Mavic Speed Release system should allow for quick wheel changes and easy lever alignment. The updated 2018 Van Dessel Full Tile Boogie carbon cyclocross bike. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The new Mavic Speed Release system should allow for quick wheel changes and easy lever alignment. The updated 2018 Van Dessel Full Tile Boogie carbon cyclocross bike. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

Aesthetically, the Full Tilt Boogie has been given a neutral metallic glitter finish with silver accent makeover.

The updated 2018 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie carbon cyclocross bike has been one of our top-reviewed bikes due to its versatility and ride, and the updates should keep it up there. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The updated 2018 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie carbon cyclocross bike has been one of our top-reviewed bikes due to its versatility and ride, and the updates should keep it up there. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

Caroline Mani, Cassie Maximenko and Sunny Gilbert can all be seen riding the new frame—albeit without the updated dropouts—on UCI weekends in the U.S. as members of the Van Dessel Factory Racing team, so it has been put through the paces as a high-level cyclocross bike already this season.

The updated 2018 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie carbon cyclocross bike's fork has been redesigned down below for Mavic's SpeedRelease thru axle, but still offers massive clearance for 29er mtb tires up front. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The updated 2018 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie carbon cyclocross bike’s fork has been redesigned down below for Mavic’s Speed Release thru axle, but still offers massive clearance for 29er mtb tires up front. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The Country Bob is Back

Vintage is in these days, and in that spirit, Van Dessel is bringing the iconic Country Road Bob gravel/adventure bike back. Originally produced from 1999 to 2005, the Country Road Bob was one of Van Dessel’s first models and one of the earliest production singlespeed cyclocross bikes.

The Van Dessel Country Road Bob is back after a 12-year hiatus. Shown with 650b wheels and WTB 47mm Byway tires. $1500. Singlespeed or geared. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The Van Dessel Country Road Bob is back after a 12-year hiatus. Shown with 650b wheels and WTB 47mm Byway tires. $1500. Singlespeed or geared. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The CRB has been appropriately modernized to reflect changes in bike design since it was last seen in 2005. The new model features flat-mount disc brakes and thru-axles and the same carbon fork as the Full Tilt Boogie. The disc brakes are TRP’s updated Hylex RS hydraulic brakes with drilled-out levers. The new design features a green Scotch-Brite finish.

The Van Dessel Country Road Bob returns with TRP's updated Hylex S hydraulic RS brakes and levers. Singlespeed or geared. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The Van Dessel Country Road Bob returns with TRP’s updated Hylex S hydraulic RS brakes and levers. Singlespeed or geared. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The Country Road Bob comes ready for both 650b and 700c wheels. The stock bike comes equipped with 47mm WTB Byway tires, signaling its preferred rough-road habitat. The complete CRB build has an MSRP of $1,500, although the WTB wheels it comes with are different than those we saw at Interbike.

The Van Dessel Country Road Bob can handle a rear derailleur or singlespeed or geared use. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The Van Dessel Country Road Bob can handle a rear derailleur or singlespeed or geared use. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The A.D.D. was a successor to the original Country Road Bob. It is back again as a popular do-it-all bike with cyclocross geometry and dual-diameter wheel capacity. Lauf forks are an optional addition to the front to add extra cushion.

The Van Dessel Country ADD aims to be the ultimate do-it-all bike with cyclocross geometry and big tire clearance. Lauf fork is optional. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The Van Dessel Country ADD aims to be the ultimate do-it-all bike with cyclocross geometry and big tire clearance. Lauf fork is optional. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Limited Edition and Original

The new Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 853 LTD is a lighter higher-end take on the WTF. The Reynolds 853 steel and carbon fork shed several pounds from the original WTF.

The new 2018 Van Dessel WTF 853 LTD sheds both the curved dual top tubes and massive weight and comes with the same lightweight carbon fork as the Full Tilt Boogie. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The new 2018 Van Dessel WTF 853 LTD sheds both the curved dual top tubes and massive weight and comes with the same lightweight carbon fork as the Full Tilt Boogie. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The frame’s seatstay is split for a belt drive and the bike has been given an eye-catching phosphate finish over the raw steel, which the company says lasts much longer than a clear coat.

The new 2018 Van Dessel WTF 853 LTD is a higher-spec WTF, with a much lighter frame but retains the do-it-all spirit of its older brother. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The new 2018 Van Dessel WTF 853 LTD is a higher-spec WTF, with a much lighter frame but retains the do-it-all spirit of its older brother. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The WTF 853 LTD also comes with a limited edition Van Dessel handlebar bag. We asked Van Dessel owner Edwin Bull if the bad is available separately, and he said because supply is limited, it is available for $1,500 and comes with a free frameset (frame, carbon fork, headset).

The new 2018 Van Dessel WTF 853 LTD comes with a limited edition handlebar bag. The handlebar bag is available separately for $1500, and comes with a free WTF 853 LTD frameset. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The new 2018 Van Dessel WTF 853 LTD comes with a limited edition handlebar bag. The handlebar bag is available separately for $1,500, and comes with a free WTF 853 LTD frameset. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The classic, curvy WTF was also on display at Interbike.

The swoopy, 4130 Cromo 2018 Van Dessel WTF is ready for adventure, and was shown with a full complement of racks and fittings. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The swoopy, 4130 Cromo 2018 Van Dessel WTF is ready for adventure and was shown with a full complement of racks and fittings. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The demo bike was shown with a complete set of racks and fenders to highlight its do-it-all versatility. The 2018 WTF model has a 44mm head tube to accept modern carbon tapered steerer forks and save some weight.

The swoopy, 4130 Cromo 2018 Van Dessel WTF is ready for adventure, and was shown with a full complement of racks and fittings. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The swoopy, 4130 Cromo 2018 Van Dessel WTF is ready for adventure and was shown with a full complement of racks and fittings. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

For more information on Van Dessel’s 2018 models visit vandesselcycles.com.

Stay tuned to Cyclocross Magazine for more from the 2017 Interbike show. 

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The updated 2018 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie carbon cyclocross bike gets a new subdued colorway, flat mount disc brakes, and Mavic Speed Release thru axles. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

The updated 2018 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie carbon cyclocross bike gets a new subdued colorway, flat mount disc brakes, and Mavic Speed Release thru axles. Interbike 2017 © Cyclocross Magazine

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