British indy-boutique brand Vielo has launched a new Race Edition gravel bike; the world’s first wireless-only, 1x-only gravel bike.
The Race V+1 edition takes the brand’s lightest V+1 Alto frame (880g) and revamps it around 1x, and, exclusively, for a wireless-only groupset: no blanking plugs or d stickers. No cables. No mess. No compromises – all brake hoses are routed internally, through a clean and tidy bar and stem combo.
The second-generation V+1 gravel bike is actually a complete redesign of the 2019 V+1, “positioning the new V+1 as a fast (racing) performance gravel bike, rather than a bar mountain. fall of large bicycle tire or load to lug around, bike-packing type bicycle.
Designed to work with a SRAM eTap AXS groupset, a favorite of custom and boutique frame builders, the bike has a clean, minimalist silhouette of the type normally reserved for aero road bikes, which, paired with a bold paint scheme, certainly makes a striking visual statement.
Vielo founder Ian Hughes said: “The V+1 Race Edition follows the same design philosophy as the R+1 Alto.
road bike. If you are going to build it with a wireless band set, then why not make the frame exclusively
For Sea Otter, a custom build features a set of SRAM Red XPLR groupsets, Hope RX4+ brake calipers, Zipp 303 Firecrest wheels, Vielo carbon thru-axles, 3d-printed carbon saddle and Sea Otter’s own combo bars. Vielo.
The frame will be offered in Red, FORCE and Rival XPLR.
Founded in 2017, Vielo set out to go its own way – 1x champion on road bikes – with Vielo’s clear design aesthetic demonstrated most pronouncedly via the remarkable R+1 seatstay. Bikes designed for UK riding conditions loaned the bikes to larger tire volume platforms at an early stage in this evolution, engineering performance and comfort.