Chumba Racing VF2 Frame And Rolling Chassis Kits.

by Matt Letch 24

Chumba Racing VF2 frame and rolling chassis kits.

Following on from the success of our rolling chassis kits with the Chumba XCL frame we are now able to offer a similar deal on the excellent VF2 frame.


The Chumba VF2 is a great 5” trail bike and one of the stiffest frames in its class and can be used for a multitude of disciplines; it is super tough yet still pretty light at 6.5lb with an RP23.
You can buy the frame only for £1599 or you can choose the excellent value rolling chassis kit which includes a Fox Float QR15 2010 FIT fork, Hope hoops with choice of rims, Thomson X4 stem and Thomson Elite post and Chumba lock on grips and Chumba saddle.


The kit represents excellent value for money, saving you over £600!
You get a choice of frame sizes including and colours and each VF2 frame comes with a Fox RP23 rear shock and spare mech hanger. Shock upgrade options are available on request.


All frames are faced and ready to go!

The rolling chassis kit is £1950. Frame and rolling chassis kit with the cane Creek Double barrel is available for a £399 up-charge.



See our web site at http://www.progressive-bikes.co.uk/vf2_build_kits.html  for full details or contact us at info@progressive-bikes.co.uk with your questions.


Comments (24)

  1. I take it this is a press release reprinted verbatim?

    I do wish you’d differentiate better between editorial content and press releases.

    (nice looking bike tho’).

  2. that’s a chirpy comment!

  3. More likely it’s a reprint from one of Si’s (many but hugely welcomed) posts on the forum :o)

  4. It’s hardly the first cut-and-paste press release though, there must be more of them than there is proper journalisted posts.

  5. The blue frame at the bottom looks lovely BTW.

  6. The cut ‘n’ paste dig is a fair one – to which I can only counter that if you’d like the next issue of the magazine finished in time, we’ll have to skimp a bit on the true journalism this week due to Benji being on holiday and me having to write 3000 words by Friday 🙂

    However, our Sea Otter coverage starts next week with (hopefully…) 100% Non-Press Release Content!

  7. flippin lovely, wish I had the pennies for one!

  8. Chipps – Any chance of just writing a line at the top to say it’s an advertorial then?

  9. I agree with “atlaz”, that was kinda my point – I wasn’t complaining about the lack of “true journalism” or the number of reprinted press releases, I just think it would be nice for the distinction between the two to be really clear.

  10. Chipps, what you doing on here posting replies then? BACK TO WORK. I want my mag bang on schedule or I’ll end up buying MBR.

  11. I notice Southern Downhill has a section for press releases (albeit in their forum). I thought that was quite a good idea.

    I’m not moaning about there not being enough editorial posts though, just agreeing with ChrisS about the fuzzy line between press releases and real content.

    I may be wrong, but was the Nukeproof 4X bike post actually written by Brant Richards?

  12. If it was advertorial we’d be getting paid for it… and really Chris why do you need to know ? News is information and so it this?

  13. “I may be wrong, but was the Nukeproof 4X bike post actually written by Brant Richards?”

    You’re completely wrong I’m afraid. It was 100% written by me after talking to Brant for 20 minutes on the phone – there isn’t even a press release out for this bike – which then makes the ‘We don’t want you to print press releases’ thing a bit pointless if folk have trouble telling the difference.

  14. “If it was advertorial we’d be getting paid for it… and really Chris why do you need to know ? News is information and so it this?”

    If you don’t understand the difference between an advert/press release and independent editorial content then I find that quite scary.

    So when the article above says “The Chumba VF2 is a great 5” trail bike and one of the stiffest frames in its class and can be used for a multitude of disciplines; it is super tough yet still pretty light at 6.5lb with an RP23.” Is that STW’s considered, independent, opinion on the frame, or the importers?

    If you don’t distinguish between the two, how is the reader supposed to tell what is unfiltered marketing speak by a vested interest, and what is the considered opinion of the independent journalists working for the mag?

  15. ChrisS – it is easy to spot a press release:

    “Following on from the success of our rolling chassis kits with the Chumba XCL frame we are now able to offer a similar deal on the excellent VF2 frame.”

    the key words being “OUR” and “WE” – unless Chipps and co have taken over the Chumba brand it’s pretty obvious these are Chumbas words not theirs…

    And to be fair – most PR on this site has something in the story like: “here’s what they said in the press release:” at the top.

  16. I’m wondering, does the VF2 take a direct mount front mech? I’m guessing it does based on the naked pic, but would like to know for sure before I go ahead and order a groupset for one.

  17. Front mech is a direct mount 🙂

  18. What RAL colour is the fourth one? Nice.

  19. “You’re completely wrong I’m afraid. It was 100% written by me”

    Fair enough, was just a guess based on no byline, coyness about naming him in post and his response. I’m good, but I’m not always right!

    Anyway, I know it can be annoying having internet whingers telling you how to do your job – but a clear “Press release” in the headline or at top of post would probably shut us all up.

    ChrisS – don;t be shocked at Matt’s comment, it does say “ad man” in his username! 😉

  20. Si_progressivebikes – that is direct mount, not e-mount right? E.g. FD-M661-D rather than FD-M660-E? I’ve ordered the groupset with the 661-D… (eek – what have I done?).

  21. its actually an e-type, though you could use a direct mount.

    Have you ordered a frame yet? 🙂

  22. I’m guessing I’ll need a large (I’m 6’3″), but my old 575 was a medium…

    What colours you got and what rims on what colour pro IIs? 🙂

  23. mumblemiler, could you drop me an email?

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