We last looked at the detailed bikes of Velocipedo almost two years where they were crafting beautifully finished bikes in both carbon and titanium. The ti bikes seemed to be where their passion really lies, and now they are back with two new titanium creations. Both bikes again feature some fine detailing, but while the new belt-drive, thru-axle SansSouci commuter sticks with a subtle media blasted look, the all-surface gravel OutRider is the first titanium bike that Velocipedo decided to put into production with a painted finish. And they didn’t take an easy route either. The OutRider uses a translucent blue paint that goes from the fork and stem all the way back to the seat cluster and seatpost, with color matching an impressive feat on a bike just waiting to be hammered on off-road…
The butted 3/2.5 titanium OutRider frame made to handle any mix of track, from paved roads to gravel and dirt paths. It is the latest in a line of road or even gravel plus bikes we’ve been seeing built around the option of using either 700c road wheels with wide (up to 40mm) cross tires or to opt for the new road plus standard of 650b and up to 2″/50mm high volume road tires.
To be honest, it is a bike format that I personally thought was a bit gimmicky before spending tim on these 47mm WTB Horizon tires, which have turned out to be a blast on all sorts of surfaces.
The OutRider doesn’t stop at the dual wheel size option, but has a number of other firsts for Velocipedo. It is their first painted ti frame, but they still kept the attention to detail with a look that carries over windows throughout the scheme to highlight the titanium underneath.
The OutRider gets more versatility by way of belt-drive friendly slider dropouts. It also happens to have one of the cleanest, keyed seatstay breaks that we’ve ever seen. While often times you can spot the openings from across the road, for this one we needed to get up close and personal with the bike to see the joint. with the bolt holding it together neatly hidden on the wheel-side of the stay.
The bike also gets braze-ons for full coverage fenders on both frame & fork, plus rack mounts on the frame.
The details keep coming on the OutRider. From the laser etched logo on the sliding alloy dropout/derailleur hanger (we’re guessing that’ll add a few bucks when you need to replace it) to the thread-in cable stops, Velocipedo really does sweat the small stuff. On a bike that can be converted to single speed, belt drive, 1x, or double setups those welded-in bosses and removable housing stops mean you can set up your shift routing externally, yet still end up with a clean solution no matter what option you choose. (The rear brake is routed internally through the toptube and seatsstay.)
The OutRider is available as part of a limited production, with just 25 total frames being made and painted up. It is however available as either a 3250€ frameset (including color matched frame, fork, headset, stem, and seatpost) or in two complete builds, all in three stock sizes, although custom sizing is apparently also possible. The 700c build gets a SRAM Force 1 group, Tune TSR27 CrossDisc wheels, and Schwalbe G-One 35mm tires to come in at 5920€ and a claimed 8.5kg. If you want to opt for a 650b setup, Velocipedo has a 4950€ singlespeed build complete with Tune Dreckschleuder wheels Hayes mechanical disc brakes and Gates belt-drive for a claimed 8.6kg.
Oh, and those color-matched clipless dress shoes at the top? They are also an optional extra. Custom made by a friend of Velocipedo’s owner, they are likely to set you back at least 1500€ as well. But remember folks, “If it isn’t custom, it isn’t cool.”
The 3/2.5 ti SansSouci is no slouch when it comes to the details either. Also limited to just 25 framesets, this premium titanium city bike will get you around town on your commute in style.
From the Nitto front rack, and German distributer Contec’s bamboo fenders at the front of the bike to the dynamo-powered Supernova light at the rear, this bike doesn’t have a care in the world handling your daily commute. Like the ti Velocipedos before it, the SansSouci gets decked out with intricate, finely detailed finish work carefully polished and then media-blasted into the ti tubing.
Like the gravel bike, the SansSouci also gets thru-axles (15mm up front, 12mm in back) and disc brakes, but here it gets its own titanium unicrown fork with hooded dropouts sporting full fender & rack mounts.
The frameset with frame, fork, stem & seatpost will set you back 2950€, but this 10.8kg complete with Kappstein Doppio 2 speed crankset, Gates belt-drive, Formula Cura brakes, and Gilles Berthoud Galibier leather saddle & grips will run 4800€.