Vielo’s new V+1 Race Edition is dedicated exclusively to wireless 1x groupsets and boasts a claimed 880g frame weight.
1x mechanical groupsets are out of the equation, with no routing for a rear derailleur on the exceptionally clean-looking frameset.
This currently means you’re limited to a SRAM eTap AXS groupset in either its Red, Force, Rival or Eagle/mullet guises, depending on your preferences and budget. Vielo will offer builds based on the XPLR versions of the first three as stock.
Brake hoses are fully internally routed. At the cockpit, they run through Vielo’s one-piece bar/stem.
Vielo’s showcase bike for its launch is kitted out with a SRAM Red XPLR groupset, along with Hope RX4+ brake calipers and Zipp 303 Firecrest wheelset. There’s also a 3D-printed saddle, Vielo carbon thru-axles and a red-to-orange fade paintjob, where the fade is made up of an array of tiny V+1 logos.
The Vielo V+1 is in its second generation, with tyre clearance now up to 50mm and a 1x optimised symmetric chainstay/bottom-bracket junction that handles those wide tyres without a dropped driveside chainstay. Vielo says this offers 30 per cent more stiffness.
There’s also a wider down-tube to bottom-bracket junction, as seen on the Vielo R+1 road bike. There’s a new, stiffer fork with wider tyre clearance as well.
Vielo V+1 Race Edition build options, prices and availability
There are three build options for the Vielo V+1 Race Edition:
- SRAM Red eTap XPLR, priced at £9,999 / $13,000
- SRAM Force eTap XPLR, priced at £7,499 / $9,170
- SRAM Rival eTap XPLR, priced at £5,899 / $7,890
You can pre-order now from Vielo’s network of dealers, with delivery slated from early May.
A new colour for the R+1 Strato
Vielo also has a new lilac colour option with gold highlights for its R+1 Strato road bike. It’s designed to go with the Campagnolo Ekar groupset.
It’s another bike that’s single-ring only, but in this case with drilling needed for the Ekar mechanical groupset’s cables.
The R+1 Strato is priced from £5,599 / $7,520.