British brand Vielo revealed an updated range of its first performance gravel bike launched back in 2018. The second-generation V+1 Gen2 is fully 1x optimised and Vielo says it is designed as a “fast (race) performance gravel bike, rather than a fat tyre drop bar mountain bike or load-lugging, bike-packing type bike”.
The new Vielo V+1 Gen2 standard 1100g Strato carbon frame and lighter 880g Alto carbon frame have had a full redesign. Launched in 2018 the first V+1 gravel bike was critically acclaimed amongst journalists, dealers, and cycling fans around the world. Hot on the heels of the successful R+1 road bike, the second-generation V+1 Gravel bike builds on Vielo’s ethos of 1x only, lightweight, rider-focused, and tons of engineering attention to detail.
Vielo was created by the father and son team of Ian and Trevor Hughes. Ian has over 36 years of experience in the bicycle trade helping build international brands in the UK market, through sales marketing and distribution. Ian Hughes (66) 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.”
Visually Vielo continues with their ‘less is more’ branding and paint schemes. “We don’t do black!” Says Hughes. The frames come in 4 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.
The V+1 Alto and Strato is available as a frameset which with prices start at £3399 (Strato) and £3899 (Alto). Full Alto bike builds are offered with SRAM Force Mullet build at £6,299 or Shimano GRX Di2 for £5999. The full Strato bike build is offered with Campagnolo Ekar 13 speed £5699 or Shimano GRX mechanical at £4799.
Vielo will be delivering the new V+1 to customers and dealers at the end of April and is already taking pre-orders. You can see the full range and more at the Vielo Website