Engineered with the UK cyclist in mind and designed and engineered in Germany, the brand has been coordinated by Vielo’s Trevor and Ian Hughes who have pulled together a small team of people and former colleagues to create a complete bike range starting at £5,299.
Hughes says that the brand’s mission statement strongly considers the reality of riding on often poorly kept roads in the UK.
Described as an “Indy-Boutique” brand, Vielo’s first model, the V+1 is a new breed of Road Plus performance bikes for the cyclist who is fed up with being shaken to pieces on the poorly maintained British roads and who also wants to combine a bit of fun riding on gravel or loose forest roads without the heavy weight of a hard tail mountain bike.
The V+1 is an 890g UD carbon frame made exclusively for 1x group sets and designed with passive rear suspension. The frame is capable of taking 42mm tyres or 650b x 2.1mm. Designed with discreet mudguards mounts and UK specific internal cable routing, the V+1 is adaptable through the seasons.
Optional upgrades include Lightweight Wegweiser wheels and also the RockShox Reverb dropper seat post that’s neatly integrated to operate with the left hand shift paddle (rather than with a separate remote).
Pricing for the V+1 starts at £2,999 for the frameset, and complete bikes from £4,299 with Vielo’s carbon seat post and handlebars.
Vielo already has 12 Independent Bike shops signed up in the UK who will be carrying the 2 colour versions of the V+1 arriving in February, plus demo bikes for customers to test ride.
A small range of road bikes are in development right now and plan to be delivered in July 2018. These will be engineered and designed specifically for UK customers and UK riding conditions.
Guy Kesteven has already tested the pre-production sample bike and comments: “I’ve been riding road bikes where they shouldn’t be ridden since the 80’s. I’ve been testing professionally for over twenty years. But this (Vielo V+1) really is something special.”