British “Indy-Boutique” bicycle brand name, Vielo, is declaring the title of world’s to start with “wireless only, 1x only gravel bike” with its Race Version V+1 frameset. It’s an uncompromising construction which Vielo is billing as “the cleanest and quickest gravel bike we have ever designed.”
The Race Edition V+1 frameset is fundamentally the exact as the brand’s light-weight V+1 Alto frameset (claimed to weigh just 880g), but now devoid of any cable ports for a rear mech and as a result requiring no blanking plugs or stickers.
Vielo’s founder, Ian Hughes said: “The V+1 Race Edition follows the similar layout ethos as the R+1 Alto highway bicycle. If you’re heading to establish it with a wireless groupset, then why not make the frame exclusively wi-fi? “
Regarding the 1x particular factor of the frame, this has enabled Vielo to use symmetrical chainstays, which are claimed to give higher toughness with a lot less weight than the asymmetric types other models decide for, as they try to accommodate both equally a 2x crankset and broader rubber.
The clearance of the V+1 Alto and Race Version V+1 is up to a generous 50mm in 700c, so pretty much on the broader end of gravel bikes, but with the consequence that there isn’t area for a double crankset.
Or, to appear at it one more way, if you’re heading to be using your bicycle set up 1x, why set up with compromises manufactured for 2x drivetrains? It is a incredibly interesting style and there’s a total host of neat added options. I had a possibility to trip just one at Sea Otter Europe very last year and wrote a first trip overview in this article.
Although the Race Version V+1 frames are only wireless groupset particular, for the time staying that does effectively equates to just SRAM AXS certain. As these types of, only a few builds are on offer:
• SRAM Purple XPLR at £9,999 / $13,000
• SRAM Drive XPLR at £7,499 / $9,170
• SRAM Rival XPLR at £5,899 / $7,890
The bikes are available to pre purchase now and very first shipping and delivery is anticipated in early May well 2022. Much more data can be located on the Vielo’s web site (opens in new tab) in this article.
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