Velo Orange’s New Dirt Drop Frame Looks Rad! Dec 18, 2014



I’m liking what I see here. Dirt drops, disc brakes, MTB tire clearances and a segmented seatstay… Check out more teasers and information at the Velo Orange blog. Seriously, that bike looks so good.

  • Mr_Bridge

    Nice looking fork too! There’s more to segments than Strava…

  • recurrecur

    The last few VO framesets have been so seriously good. This one looks like a beast.

    I had a feeling something like this was coming – they were showing off disc hubs at the Philly Bike Expo.

  • bongofruit

    This frameset looks like it takes a lot of inspiration from Elephant Cycles’ NFE model.

    • John Watson

      It looks more like Jen’s Igleheart.

      • adanpinto

        For me, the concept, it looks more like the COOL mtb of @ultraromance.

        • nspace

          That stem setup is way cooler!

        • Kerry Nordstrom

          Have you priced out a custom LD stem? Let alone find someone who can make’re down to maybe a couple framebuilders competent enough to make one. This VO is a dirt drop MTB for the masses.

          • John Watson

            I don’t think he’s talking about the stem, moreso the dirt drops + disc + big tires.

          • Kerry Nordstrom

            Very true! I guess I was picking on the one notable difference. It does indeed look a lot like Bene’s bike which is 110% ok with me.

  • tony365

    shit that looks phenomenal, looks like a super versatile drop-bar-mountain-camp-tour-shred-machine

  • Peter Hanchak

    Whoa, that wishbone rear triangle with the threaded mounts looks great.

    • geoff.tewierik

      Wonder if that’s a threaded hole in the end of the curved top piece of the seat stay wishbone, or just a breather hole for the welding?

      • Peter Hanchak

        Looks threaded in the extra big photo on the VO site.

  • Brendan Ault

    I’m sold if those are the 2.4 Ardents.

  • Micah

    Holy shit! A Velo Orange disc frame! I’ve been waiting for this day.

    Hopefully this won’t be their only disc option.

  • Aaron Beasley

    looks like the perfect “if I could only have one bike” bike.

  • Matt

    uneven head tube sticking out never appeals to me, stilll pretty rad

  • Kerry Nordstrom

    RADonneuring, surf the next wave y’all!

    • John Watson

      But… But… He’s not racing a brevet.

      • Kerry Nordstrom

        RADonneuring = Randonneuring – N, whereas N = NOFUN.

  • Brian Sims

    Looks a lot like my Rawland Drakkar. Great concept. Room for proper MTB size tires, disc, drop bar, plenty of mounts. Hopefully the geometry is nice and low trail. I went the Drakkar over others like the Fargo, Vaya, or AWOL because the geometry was basically a longer wheelbase version of my DeSalvo, which rides like a dream loaded front or rear or unloaded. Nice work VO!

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  • Theodor Rzad

    Diggin it VO! Curious about geometry.

  • Darnell Sampson

    haha, i’ve always had a sense that those guys don’t really ride, they just like to take pictures and look cool. quick-releases: wrong side. cable housing…. installed by an amateur. they’re chasing salsa. good luck. hire a real mechanic before taking promo shots next time!

    • diddlebop

      Sorry, the last I want to do is burn myself when taking a wheel out if I flat. Potentially transferring oils to the rotor isn’t good either. Cable housing is kinda long, but it isn’t unreasonable.