The Vielo V+1 is built for Britain’s terrible tarmac

890g 1×-only ‘Road Plus’ machine takes tyres up to 42mm

Vielo Sports of Gateshead has launched an all-new eponymous bike brand and its first model is the versatile V+1.

Billed as a ‘Road Plus’ bike that’s meant for “poorly maintained British roads,” the V+1 is a boutique, carbon disc machine that takes 1× drivetrains only.

It’s aimed at the rider “who wants to combine a bit of fun riding on gravel or loose forest roads without the heavy weight of a hardtail mountain bike.”

Discs, big clearances, 1x and mudguard mounts — sounds good to us!
Discs, big clearances, 1x and mudguard mounts — sounds good to us!

The V+1’s frame weighs a claimed 890g for a medium (UD carbon weave) and the matching carbon fork is 400g. The bike has clearances for 700×42mm or 650b×2.1in rubber.

It looks to be somewhat in the vein of the Whyte Wessex, or perhaps the 3T Exploro given its clearances, but with the added bonus of some subtle mudguard mounts (hurrah!) and the potential to run a dropper post for truly rowdy all-roading.

The bosses on the top tube are a clue to the V+1's practical leanings
The bosses on the top tube are a clue to the V+1's practical leanings

Vielo has another bike in the works which should be available around July, and which is biased towards slightly skinnier 30mm tyres

The first V+1s are expected to hit dealers in February, with framesets retailing at £2,999 and complete bikes starting at £5,299 with Vielo carbon bars and seatpost. Head over to vielo.cc for more.

Matthew Allen

Senior Technical Writer, UK
Former bike mechanic, builder of wheels, hub fetishist and lover of shiny things. Likes climbing a lot, but not as good at it as he looks.
  • Discipline: Road, with occasional MTB dalliances
  • Preferred Terrain: Long mountain climbs followed by high-speed descents (that he doesn't get to do nearly often enough), plus scaring himself off-road when he outruns his skill set.
  • Current Bikes: Scott Addict R3 2014, Focus Cayo Disc 2015, Niner RLT 9
  • Dream Bike: Something hideously expensive and custom with external cables and a threaded bottom bracket because screw you bike industry.
  • Beer of Choice: Cider, please. Thistly Cross from Scotland
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