Named after the somewhat obscure sport of Pass Hunting, Velo Orange has a new frame that’s perfect for the task. Considered an All Road frame by design, the Pass Hunter Disc continues with big tire clearance and a steel frame with features befitting the style Velo Orange is known for. Blending modern and retro style, the Pass Hunter disc could be a great option for your next bike…
Keeping with VO tradition, the Pass Hunter Disc is built from 4130 chromoly with a matching fork. While the fork goes disc, it keeps with classic style with a French bend, 1 1/8″ straight steerer and a custom VO designed brake mount. Out back the standard IS mount is tucked inside the stays and will accommodate 160mm rotors. The frame and fork stick with quick release axles spaced at 100mm front and 135mm rear.
The frame does have one bit of internal routing for the rear brake, but it uses a full length brass tube so you can push in the brake housing and it will pop out the other end. Cable routing is meant for full length housing/hoses for the brakes, and is split for the shifting allowing for downtube or STI style shifters.
Along with a threaded bottom bracket you get two water bottle mounts, fender and rack mounts, and a replaceable derailleur hanger. Tire clearance allows for 35mm tires with fenders or 40mm tires without. Using the same geometry as the canti Pass Hunter, the Disc frame and fork will sell for $620.
To match with a few other black components, the Grand Cru crankset will now be offered in the stealthy Noir Drillium option. Available with a 110 BCD 34x48t chainring set, the cranks will sell for $200.
If you’re looking for a dirt drop bar for your off road tourer, VO now offers the Dajia Far Bar. Available in black or silver and 44 or 48cm widths, the bars use a 31.8mm clamp and will sell for $54. By the numbers the bars have a 21° backsweep, 110mm drop, and 76mm reach. Weight is a claimed 292g.