03 November, 2016

Come to Philly!


Please come see us, and a lot of other cool companies, at the Philly Bike Expo this weekend. The VO staff all say that this is the most fun of any bike show we've attended. Here the link for info. We'll have a prototype of the new Polyvalent frame to show you.

8 comments:

Musical Machines said...

I was there! Saw the Polyvalent prototype and there was nothing about it I didn't like. Curious if it will retain the low trail geometry? Also really liked the prototype Camargue with the funky handlebars.

VeloOrange said...

@Musical Machines,

Thanks for stopping by! The PolyV will retain low-trail geometry. The proto Camargue and Clint's Klunker bars were hits at the show.

-Igor

Anonymous said...

I love everything you guys are doing with the new PolyV except the pseudo headtube lug/DT brace.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/adampaiva/30192125823/in/album-72157676141985436/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/adampaiva/30827171325/in/album-72157676141985436/

It is HORRENDOUS, please don't put into production with that bulky/ugliness!

I'm looking forward to seeing the fork....

Thanks!

jonathansmith68 said...

I'm excited to see how you guys start building up the proto. Polyvalent MK4s! Aside from a couple of aesthetic details, I'm quite thrilled with how the MK4 is coming along, given that it seems to incorporate all of the features that I was hoping for. I know that this is probably quite early to say, but any ideas on what kind of an E.T.A. we'd be seeing for the first production run?

Thanks!

Ryan said...

I don't think it looks that bad. If it's providing reinforcements that allow the frame to do more than previous generations (the coveted "all-road" designation) it's probably a good thing. I really like the 650bx47 tires with fenders set up.

Philip Kim said...

dang that polyvalent looks great. if the fork looks anything like the pass hunter disc, and if i wasn't already in queue for a custom, i would snatch it up when it came out...

Scott Loveless said...

Can you give us some details about the changes you made to the Polyvalent? Aside from disc brakes and the larger tires, were any changes made to the geometry of the bike? Tubing specs? I know it's a prototype and likely to change a little more before production, but having an idea of where you're going with it would be really cool.

The color is fantastic, by the way.

Joey said...

The PolyV looks wonderful--- that paint color is delightful. I think your adoring masses would like an update! :-D

I love the water bottle reinforcement plates... if you're going into that level of production, why not put a plate with an internal dynamo wiring hole on the downtube near the headtube?

You folks didn't mention you were joining in on the adventure all-road bandwagon. It's super fun, but I'm still bemoaning the relative lack of production low-trail rando frames on the market-- it looks like the PolyV is trying to be too many things! I was hoping that VO would continue their great line of frames and provide good competition for light-touring / gravel randonneuring bikes like the Pelican, etc..., even though it's probably a shrinking market niche. Y'all know I'm a huge fan, and the IV looks wonderful but with all that oversize (presumed .9-.6..9) tubing, the beefier seat stays, the disc mounts, and extra cage mounts on the fork, it's looking like it's going to be a slow and stiff ride. Looks like you're trying to introduce an off-road tourer to replace the Carmargue as opposed to introducing a general all-rounder city bike, or a french low-trail light-tourer / porteur.