Velo Orange’s “all-road” tourer, the Piolet is now in stock. Designed to fit a large tire, in various wheel size platforms*, the Piolet can shred one-track, two-track and no-track. An affordable option for those wanting to take on bikepacking or excursion style riding. My favorite detail is the non-sus corrected segmented fork with all the braze-ons and the wishbone stays.
*The small and extra-small sizes use 26″ wheels (easier to find than 650b in remote locations). The larger size frames all use 700c, or 29er, wheels. The Piolet is designed for 2.4″ tires, but larger tires will fit. You can also use 650b (27.5″) wheels on the larger size frames (M, L, XL). We find that 650b x 2.85″ wide tires have almost the same diameter as 700c x 2.4″, so handling will be as intended and there is sufficient tire clearance.