30 August, 2013

Closed for Labor Day and Other News

VO will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, in observance of Labor Day. Our staff has been hard at work building our display for Interbike and really deserve an extra day off.

Speaking of Interbike, we'll be introducing a new frame. Details soon. But here's a hint, Igor just built the wheel below to fit it. And that's a new VO Rim.

Speaking of frames, the Pass Hunter frames have been delayed a couple of weeks. They are built and ready for paint, but the company that prints our decals is backlogged--if it's not one thing, it's two. The latest ETA is mid-October.

In case you missed the Tweet, we have some Rinko Headsets in damaged boxes that we're discounting. The headsets, in plastic wrap, are perfect, but they apparently rolled around on the floor of a Tokyo warehouse when a case split open.

This is the time of year when we review our pricing. As usual there will be a number of price hikes due to increased manufacturing costs, nothing too jarring, but you might save a few bucks on some items by ordering sooner rather than later. There might be a pleasant surprise or two coming as well.

We'll have another container arriving in about two weeks so most items that have been out of stock will return then.

That's all for now.


portajohn said...

That is a fat tire! Can't wait to see what is being cooked up to fit it (though I have a decent guess it is not a full suspension MTB).

Mark Holm said...

I am very pleased to see another high quality firm coming out with a bike that fits tires in what I have become convinced is the optimum width range for adult, general purpose bikes, 35 - 55mm. Sure, there are already bikes that fit 35mm, but that width is suited for light riders and/or smooth pavement. Real people (read, a bit overweight) riding a variety of surfaces, need wider tires, but not full on mountain bikes.

TJC said...

Judging by the tire, I suspect the One Bike to Rule Them All is on the way.

erick said...

hi guys, when you think have stock of the campagne bag? it´s looks the perfect size and price for those who don´t have low trail bikes

Wes Ewell said...

For those of us who will be building similar wheels as soon as you release the new wide rims, what size spokes did you use on this and the rear wheel with the Alfine hub?

VeloOrange said...

Hi Wes,

282 for the rear and 291 for the front. You should still always measure your actual hubs and rims, though.

Wes Ewell said...

Do I understand correctly that these wheels use a new rim that is not yet available? If so, when do you expect to offer them; and if not, what rims should I use.

VeloOrange said...


That is correct. They should be available early next year.