The Piolet is Velo Orange's purpose made bikepacking frame. It's designed for off-road touring, including dirt and gravel roads, double track, and single track. Built to be sturdy, simple, and very capable. As with their other frames it's double butted chromoly steel. The fork is triple butted for reduced weight and extra strength. The seatsays come together in a cool mono-stay wishbone and compliment the segmented fork. The frameset is covered in bosses for easily mounting any racks, water-bottles, gear cages, and even fenders. It's happily set up in bikepacking fashion or as a traditional rack and bag tourer!
The Piolet handles similarly to a XC mountain bike, but slightly more in the touring direction. Feels natural with drop bars or flat bars. Non-suspension corrected fork handles predictably with or without a load!
The S and XS sizes are designed around 26 x 2.4" tires. M, L, and XL use 29 x 2.4" or 27.5 x 3.0" tires.
Here are some frame details and features:
Frameset material: 4130 double butted chrome-moly
Fork: 1 1/8" threadless
Wheel Size: 29" & 27.5+ (M, L, XL), 26" (XS, S)
Tire: 29" x 2.4" or 27.5 x 3.0 (M, L, XL), 26" x 2.4 (XS, S)
Rear Spacing: 135mm
BB: English threaded 73mm
Brakes: 160 - 180mm disc
Front Derailleur Size: 28.6mm, bottom pull/bottom swing
Water bottle mounts: 3 sets on frame, 2 sets on fork blades
Fender bosses: seatstay bridge, chainstay bridge, under fork crown
Vertical dropouts with triple eyelets
Lowrider thru bosses on fork
2 sets of seatstay rack eyelets
Replaceable stainless steel derailleur hanger
~ Our Bike Buying Process ~
With the aim of ensuring every bicycle purchased from us fits like a glove and is perfect for your specific needs, for most of our bike sales the process begins with a conversation with you assessing:
Step 1 - Your specific needs whether it be a road bike, bikepacking bike, cargo bike, electric, folder, or something more unique.
Step 3 - If you decide to place your order for a new bike, we take a deposit and order it up for you.
Step 4 - Once your new bike has arrived and been assembled to your specifications, we'll set you up on the bike to the specifications from the fitting session and adjust as needed for comfort. Follow up sessions as required for stem, handlebar, and seat/post adjustments are included. Every new bicycle purchased also receives complementary Saddle Library access.
Step - 5 You ride away and take your every day adventures to the next level.
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