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…

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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.

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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.

Vielo.cc

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Colin M
Colin M
3 years ago

That is a handsome bike! I’m liking these simple 700x42c 1x Rival bikes lately.

i
i
3 years ago
Reply to  Colin M

I like how the frame doesn’t scream “CARBON”, at least from the side.
Really spendy for a frame that doesn’t otherwise seem all that special, and not even clear it’s available out of the UK. Still credit where it’s due: it does look nice.

Pancho
Pancho
3 years ago
Reply to  i

i agree, massively overpriced for what it is, and this is the cheaper version. Where has the brand even come from?

Francisco
Francisco
3 years ago

It´s a bit strange to me that the downtube is so narrow where it joins the head tube. That location is typically among the most stressed in a bike frame. I wonder if the designers did a structural analysis. Perhaps it’s intentional, e.g. seeking more flex?

Martijn Veluwenkamp
Martijn Veluwenkamp
3 years ago

looks like a Isaac Cycle Torus Xplore to me….

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
3 years ago

> BB – Stainless Double sealed PF2BB30

What the heck is a PF2BB30? Manufacturers, please stop making up stuff and use the standard designations for bottom brackets.

IanH
3 years ago

Thank you for your comments here. I would like to reply in an open and honest manner.
I: We have designed and engineered the V+1 for performance, with loads of detail, not price. Please take a look at the video reviews on our website vielo.cc. All frames and bikes are available for international delivery from our website.
Pancho: Vielo was born out of 36 years experience in the bicycle trade working with some of the largest and high-end global brands.
Francisco: The Vielo V+1 frame / fork are fully tested and exceed ISO safety standards.
Velo Kitty: Our PF30 BB is an industry standard size, with double row bearings. Plus will take SRAM dub, Shimano and Campy BB.
I’m very happy to answer any other questions or comments.