Vielo is a British brand that has been offering up lightweight, high-end versatile bikes since 2018. The company takes a minimalist approach to bikes similar to the Thesis OB1, offering bikes designed for multiple purposes.
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.
Vielo prioritizes clean lines, with hoses, housing, fender mounts and seat post clamps routed internally and hidden.
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.
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.
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