Vielo V+1 gravel bike review

Designed for UK conditions, the Vielo V+1 is a versatile machine

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Vielo V+1 provides a good option for mixed surface riding in the UK. The frame is complaint and comfortable to ride for extended periods, without losing its handling edge. Both the 700c and 650b options feel fast-rolling on road too and there is enough flexibility to take on more serious adventures or just to fit mudguards and ride tarmac through a UK winter.

Reasons to buy
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    Light for a bike with big tyres

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    Good looks

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    Balanced off road performance

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    Quality on road ride

Reasons to avoid
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Vielo is a UK-based bike brand which looks to design its bikes to suit UK conditions, rather than shoehorn a bike designed for global distribution into the UK market.

As anyone who’s ridden on UK roads and also abroad knows, UK surfaces don’t quite match up to those in most developed countries.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.