The Long Road To A Big Dream

Bicycling (South Africa) - - INSIDE - VIC­TOR MOM­SEN/ 42 OWNER AND FOUNDER OF MOM­SEN BIKES

How the founder and owner of proudly South African Mom­sen Bikes made the dream come true.

As a moun­tain biker who’s watched the sport ‘grow up’, my pas­sion has al­ways been off-road. I was in­volved in the MTB scene in the early 90s, earn­ing pro­vin­cial colours for XCO and DH. In 1994 I be­gan study­ing me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing, and was for­tu­nate enough to get an in­tern­ship at Wheeler In­dus­trial Co. Ltd, a bi­cy­cle as­sem­bly fac­tory in Tai­wan. I got a per­ma­nent job at Wheeler, but even­tu­ally left to be­come one of the found­ing mem­bers of FUNN MTB, de­sign­ing and de­vel­op­ing prod­ucts. I then re­lo­cated to South Africa in 2000, and worked for Raleigh. In 2009, I fi­nally felt ready to take the leap and ful­fil my dream of start­ing my own bike brand, and Mom­sen Bikes was cre­ated. My goal with the Mom­sen brand is to de­velop a range of bikes with South African flavour in terms of de­sign and spec, and global ap­peal.

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