The company’s first bike was the V+1, a dual-wheel gravel, cyclocross and adventure option with tire clearance for 700c x 42mm or 650b x 2″ tires. The name is, of course, a play on the N+1 ethos the bike industry is known for.
[caption id="attachment_133737" align="aligncenter" width="1140"] The Vielo V+1 UD carbon gravel bike boasts an ultralight 790g frame, clean lines, and clearance for 700cx42mm or 650bx2″ tires without a dropped chainstay. 2019 Sea Otter Classic. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine[/caption]
Vielo prioritizes clean lines, with hoses, housing, fender mounts and seat post clamps routed internally and hidden.
[caption id="attachment_133740" align="aligncenter" width="1140"] Vielo prioritizes clean lines and hides the seat clamp bolt underneath the top tube. The Vielo V+1 UDG carbon gravel bike. 2019 Sea Otter Classic. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine[/caption]
The top-shelf UD version frame weighs just 790g (claimed), while the more affordable UDG version gets a different carbon layup to create a 900g frame.
[caption id="attachment_133736" align="aligncenter" width="1140"] The Vielo V+1 UDG carbon gravel bike (foreground) is a slightly heavier, more affordable version of the UD in the back. Frames are identical in geometry and features. 2019 Sea Otter Classic. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine[/caption]
Vielo’s boutique pricing also may remind some of Open Cycle’s model, as the company isn’t looking to undercut big names by taking out the middleman. The UD frameset retails for $3,899, while the slightly heavier UDG retails for $3,199.
The company is looking to sell through dealers and is hoping to build up its U.S. dealer network, but it will also offer its frames and complete bikes directly to consumers, just not at the scale and pricing of new direct-to-consumer Viathon of Walmart.
[caption id="attachment_133739" align="aligncenter" width="1140"] The Vielo V+1 UD carbon gravel bike is coming to the States, and while you wait, start saving. The flagship frameset is $3899, while the UDG reatils for $3199. 2019 Sea Otter Classic. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine[/caption]
The company also just launched its uniquely-shaped 1x-only R+1 road bike, a bike that is built around 30mm road tires and should accept most cyclocross tires.
For a closer look at the Vielo V+1, see the photo gallery below.
All of our coverage of new bikes and products is available in our 2019 Sea Otter Classic archive.
More info: vielo.cc
Photo Gallery: Vielo V+1 Gravel/Cyclocross Bike