UK-based Vielo launched their brand in early 2018, focused on versatility and meeting specific customer needs in the UK. That means lots of tire clearance for poor roads, hidden fender mounts, and even cable routing made specifically for moto-style brake setup (front brake lever on the right, rear on the left). The new V+1 Rival build takes that package to a new price point, featuring slightly down-spec parts and a beefier carbon lay-up for big value. You can even choose 650b or 700c wheels with no change in price…
Vielo V+1 UDG Rival Edition
The basics of the V+1 haven’t changed since their launch in early 2018, with their take on the amorphous category of endurance, rough road, gravel, and “Road Plus” bikes. Tire clearance remains a healthy 700 x 42mm or 650b x 2.1″. You get hidden fender mounts and stealth dropper seat post routing. Headset and bottom bracket bearings even feature double seals for extra protection in the UK’s rainy weather.
The only difference with the frame itself is that the V+1 UDG Rival gains 140 grams compared to the V+1 UD Force, due to a slightly heavier carbon layup. Along with the Rival 1×11 groupset and different wheel spec, here’s the download straight from Vielo on what you can expect…
The new V+1 UDG Rival Edition bike is a slightly heavier (140g) and more economical layup of Vielo V+1 frame. The V+1 UDG Rival Edition is built with SRAM Rival 1×11 Group set (Rather than Force) and DT Swiss C1800 wheels. You also have the option of Token G23AB 650b as a no cost alternative.
All up built bike weight is 8.5kg for the Vielo V+1 Rival Edition (compared to 7.92kg for the Force build) The V+1 UDG Rival edition is only available in a new Dusk Blue colour, with Vielo signature styling inside the fork, seat stays and on the top tube.
What about that price? Vielo quotes £3499 for the Rival Edition versus £5299 for the Force 1 edition. It’s also available as frame set only for £2349.
Check out the geometry chart below to find a V+1 UDG to fit you.
Vielo R+1 Road Teaser Video
Details are VERY slim at the moment, but the word on the street is that Vielo is working on an all-new road bike project, dubbed the R+1. The teaser video below seems to show a possible integrated stem, curved aero seat tube, and some very interesting curved seat stays.
If we had to guess, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the R+1 emerge as a V+1 “lite” with narrower tire clearance, racier geometry, lighter weight, but with the same moto brake routing and double-sealed bearings. But again – that’s pure armchair speculation. For now, check out the V+1 product details at the link below.