Vielo has lifted the lid on its second generation overhaul of its V+1, with a frame update that now makes room for a 50mm tyre.
Following on from the release of the R+1 Road bike, the second-generation V+1 Gravel bike builds on Vielo’s ethos of 1x only. The chain stay and bottom bracket join is now symmetrical, optimising the frame entirely for 1x, while retaining the ability to run 650b wheels without a dropped drive side chain stay. The extra wide down tube to bottom bracket shell shares the same 1X concept as the Vielo R+1 road bike.
The standard 1,100g Strato frame and 880g Alto frame have been refined for improved rider performance. Both are now available as a frameset, with prices starting at £3,399 (Strato) and £3899 (Alto). Full Alto bike builds are offered with SRAM Force Mullet build at £6,299 or Shimano GRX Di2 for £5,999. The full Strato bike build is offered with Campagnolo Ekar 13-speed £5,699 or Shimano GRX mechanical at £4,799.
The frames come in four new satin finishes. The Alto (lightest) frames are Rock Salt Pink with Blue Stone Highlights inside the fork and on the seat stays, or Blue Stone main frame, with Rock Salt highlights. Similarly, the Strato frames are either Apple Green with Plum or Plum with Apple Green highlights.
Ian Hughes, founder of Vielo sports, said: “We absolutely love the first-generation V+1, it’s such a great bike. I wanted to keep all the key features that frame provided the ride – a Light, Fast and Comfortable gravel bike. Plus, I wanted to position the new V+1 as a fast (race) performance gravel bike, rather than a fat tyre drop bar mountain bike or load lugging, bike-packing type bike.”
Vielo continues to expand its UK and global presence with new dealers in Europe, Qatar, Indonesia and United Arab Emirates, according to Hughes.
“We’re really excited with how the brand is growing with our retail partners. We are keen to continue supporting independent bricks and mortar retailers that are looking to add a brave boutique brand to their portfolio,” he said.
Vielo will be delivering the new V+1 to customers and its network of international dealers at the end of April.