19 August, 2019

Introducing Polyvalent and Piolet Complete Bikes!

We are proud to introduce our in-house assembled offerings of Polyvalent and Piolet complete bikes!

If you simply want to jump into commuting, touring, randonneuring, trail-riding, and whatever-ing rather than navigating the landscape of component compatibility, we have developed and selected each piece of kit for reliability, durability, and ease of maintenance.


The Polyvalent is a fantastically flexible platform for so many types of riding. That's why we are offering it in both drop bar and flat bar offerings with a suite of in-house developed Velo Orange components and accessories. No matter your discipline or riding style, the Polyvalent is a reliable, capable, and stylish companion for your next ride.

Both Drop Bar and Flat Bar Polyvalents use a mix of SRAM 11 speed drivetrain components. These levels have been SRAM's workhorses and they strike a fantastic balance of ergonomics, performance, and durability for many applications. The Apex crankset uses a chainring that has a chain retention design while the rear uses a clutch to keep the derailleur and chain composed over rough terrain such as gravel and cobbles. Avid BB7 cable actuated brakes help you stop after all that go.

Finally, any good all-rounder has to have a good set of fenders. They keep spray off your back, friends behind you happy, and your drivetrain significantly cleaner. A set of Smooth 650b Fenders are included and professionally installed with every complete Polyvalent.

Drop Bar
Paired with our Nouveau Randonneur Handlebars, the Rival shifters provide a nicely appointed cockpit with ample real estate upon which to move. 
Flat Bar
The Flat Bar Polyvalent is based around our Granola Bar which lends itself perfectly to a comfortable, upright position for commuting and safe, around-town navigation.

Polyvalent complete price: $2400 shipped to the contiguous USA.


The Piolet is our dependable and simple rough-and-tumble bike. It's designed for on and off-road touring, gravel, and single track. Load it up with gear for an extended tour, or strip it down for a fun day on the trails!

The drivetrain is Shimano's rock-solid 11 speed SLX. The rear derailleur features a clutch and gobbles up a 11-46 cassette with ease. The crankset is also SLX with a 32T chainring. The combination provides a very solid range for riding in all sorts of conditions loaded or unloaded.

For braking performance we're using Shimano Deore hydraulic brakes, externally routed, and cut to length for each bike.

Outside of the Shimano bits is a very healthy dollop of Velo Orange components including: tubeless compatible wheels, polished cockpit, and comfortable perch. Tires are Teravail Honcho 29x2.4 for Medium, Large, and X-Large sizes and Maxxis Ardent 26x2.4 for size Small.

Curvy Bars and our 31.8mm Threadless Stem are MTB rated, so they can take whatever you can throw at them. The sweep position makes for comfortable and efficient ascending and descending.

Piolet complete price: $2200 shipped to the contiguous USA.

Custom Builds

If none of these builds spark joy, then talk to us about a custom build! We can make your dreams come true. Well, at least the bike related ones.

The Fine Print
  • Price includes in-house assembly, packing, and shipping to the contiguous United States. Oversize charges may apply for shipping outside the US.
  • Completes are only available to retail customers.
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks for assembly and delivery.
  • Build list subject to change depending on availability from vendors.


Unknown said...

The Polyvalent is a good seller with the 650B wheels. I told a bicycle shop about 6 years ago the 650B is here to stay. They told me it would never happen. IT DID.

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Anonymous said...

Do you have pricing set yet? I have been looking at X1 drivetrains for a few weeks. Your timing is perfect.

VeloOrange said...

Polyvalent is $2400 and Piolet is $2200. Includes shipping to the contiguous USA!


tsgraham said...

Is the Polyvalent complete bike available in the green color too?

VeloOrange said...

Only in the 51cm size. Lilac outsold the Emerald Green.


Anton said...

what tubing do you use for the piolet