20 January, 2020

Neutrino Pre-Order is Live!

We're receiving our next production run of Neutrino mini-velos around mid-February. As they tend to get claimed fast, we thought now would be a good time to open up the pre-order for Neutrino framesets and completes! We're also happy to do custom builds if you want something different than the stock complete build.

All the specifications have remained the same, but we have introduced a new size, XX-Large. This frame size is good for tall folks up to 6'4". Note that due to the increased frame size, though, it does not technically fit within the 62 linear inches the airlines require for a standard checked bag. But! Some airlines have reduced or eliminated the bicycle oversize charges, so check with your airline regarding baggage fees prior to booking.

If this is the first time you're hearing about this wonderfully fun and versatile offering, here are the details:

Whether you're a frequent traveler, apartment dweller, multi-modal commuter, or just enjoy a fun N+1 bike, the Neutrino Mini-Velo will fit perfectly into your heart.

For city and apartment dwellers, you'll get great acceleration for stoplight racing as the wheels spin up quite fast. When you've reached your destination, getting the bike into the building, walking up stairs, and parking it in your apartment is so much easier because the physical length of the bike is greatly reduced. You can much more nimbly negotiate stairwells and since it's warm and cozy inside, you don't have to worry about it getting ripped off overnight.

For multi-modal traveling, it's easier to take the bike in a train car without taking up a ton of room and attracting disdainful looks from fellow commuters. Oh and Rinko. Forget cutting fenders, removing handlebars, and wheels. Just loosen the stem, turn the handlebars 90 degrees, and put the whole thing into a Rinko bag!

Traveling with the Neutrino is also a breeze. Since we often travel to our cycling starting point by airplane, train, car, or bus, overage fees for checked bags, storage, and transportation add up quickly and are a real drag. To take full advantage of the traveling abilities of the Neutrino, the bike can be disassembled and inserted into the cardboard box that it comes with - so tell your shop to hang on to it! We're working on a bag and video on how to pack the bike up.

Simply put, the Neutrino is a blast to ride around. It'll put a smile on your face every time you throw your leg over.

For additional details about fit, geometry, and travel, check out Clint's Neutrino Build and Travel Tips! We also have some bike build ideas for the Neutrino to get your creativity flowing.

Here are all the details about the frameset:
  • 4130 double butted chromoly frame and fork that accepts fenders and rack.
  • Unicrown fork with accommodations for FendersRandonneur Rack, and even a Mojave Cage or a bikepacking-style cage.
  • Seattube, downtube, and under-downtube bottle cage mounts.
  • 406 Bead Seat Diameter wheel size. That's BMX, so high-quality rims and tires are cheap, plentiful, and strong.
  • Clearance for 2.3" tires WITH fenders. Holy cow!
  • Sliding, 135mm QR dropouts for geared, single speed, or internally geared hubs.
  • Disc brake mounts (POST rear, IS front). We suggest 160mm rotors. 
  • Full length, external cable routing.
  • 1 1/8" threadless steerer.
  • 31.6mm seatpost, compatible with external droppers.
  • Paint is Cool Gray with Galactic Glitter.


Andy said...

I know you guys aren't weight weenies, but what's the weight of a large frameset, and approximate weight of a typical build with wide tires and fenders, including saddle, pedals, cages?

VeloOrange said...

@ Andy - frame and fork together are 6 lbs 14 oz (that is with the steerer tube on the fork uncut) A complete build with flat bars has run about 26 lbs.

Rico said...

I love the beauty of simplicity of 1 x drive-train but I have a 3 x 9 speed MTB/trekking groupset to carry over from my current 650B wheel size flat-bar build, so I wonder if a 48-34-24T MTB/trekking triple crankset possible on Neutrino frame (BB: Shimano Hollowtech II-compatible, BSA 73 mm)?

As the follow-up of above question: how about 50-39-30T (BB: Shimano Hollowtech II-compatible, BSA 68 mm) on drop-bar builds?

VeloOrange said...


Doubles have been working fine for many customers, but haven't had anyone try any triples. The mtb triple would create far too low of a useable gear-range. Remember the wheels are much smaller than 650b, so the gearing is much lower. We find the best range is a 44 in the front and an 11-28 in the rear.