Vielo V+1 UDG with SRAM AXS Eagle Force Mullet - Online Exclusive.
Bowie, Stewart, McCartney and of course the poster boy of style Pat Sharp. Business at the front, party at the rear. They all had one, but in 2020 the Mullet is making a comeback.
When SRAM launched the new wireless AXS 12 speed group set they made it cross compatible with road and mountain bike components. Making it possible to combine the huge gearing from the SRAM Eagle cassette and derailleur with the Shifter, brakes and front chain rings from the Force road range. With the clean short looking 1x Force front chain ring at the front, matching with the long cage Eagle derailleur at the rear, the Mullet build was born.
The huge 10-50 rear cassette matched with a 42tooth front chain ring makes this bike a monster truck, it will climb just about anything. AXS wireless shifters are crisp and precise, and mean there are no shift cables visible, making the front end of the bike incredibly clean. To complete the build we've used Hope RX4 brake calipers and rotors. They additional stopping power of 4 piston brakes, plus a little bling with matching orange piston caps to match the frame.
The V+1 UDG frame comes from the same mold as the V+1 UD. The only difference? the carbon layup we use is more economical meaning it's slightly heavier but also reduces the price. In the end, the difference between the frames is only an extra 220g. Crucially the ride performance and characteristics are the same.
The V+1 is an exercise in painstaking attention to detail. A quest to find the perfect combination of compliance, stiffness and acceleration that helps British riders go where they want, as fast as they want.
About this bike
This is the V+1 UDG frame in Dusk Blue, with light blue and orange details. The UDG frame 880g for the frame and 400g for the fork. We've built the bike with Sram Force AXS wireless shifters and Force crank. They are matched with the SRAM Eagle AXS rear derailleur and 10-50 cassette. Rolling with 700c DT Swiss GR1600 wheels and Schwable G1 Speed tyres. We've finished the bike with the bling it deserves, Hope RX4 brake calipers with piston caps colour matched to the orange frame details.
It's the latest bike in the Vielo family, but features the same ride performance and charm as the V+1 UD reviews you've read.
8/10 Road.cc "Verdict: Smooth and composed road plus bike from a British brand with exceptional attention to detail"
The Vielo V+1 UDG Rival Edition is a smooth and stable road plus bike that's a lot of fun whether you're riding smooth tarmac or broken tracks. It's not quite as light as the original V+1 that we reviewed last year, but the difference is small and it exhibits that same assured performance and attention to detail.
- Chain ring and crank: SRAM Force 1x 42 Tooth
- Rotors: HOPE Rear 140mm Front 160mm (or up to180mm)
- Brake lever / Shifter L: SRAM Force AXS etap
- Brake lever / Shifter R: SRAM Force AXS etap
- Brake caliper Rear HOPE RX4 Post mount Black/Orange
- Brake caliper Front HOPE RX4 Post mount Black/Orange
- Rear Mech: SRAM Eagle 12 speed wireless rear mech
- Chain: Sram Eagle black 12 speed
- Cassette: Sram Eagle 10-50 cassette
- Saddle: Fabric Scoop Shallow Cromo Rail
- Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB BB
- Wheels: DT Swiss GR1600
- Tyres: WTB REsolute 700 x 42 tan wall set up tubeless
- Bar Tape: Fabric Silicon black
- Vielo Carbon handlebar with 8 degree flair
- Vielo Alloy stem
|2||TOP TUBE HORIZONTAL||505||527,5||545||570||592,5|
|4||CHAIN STAY HORIZONTAL||422,5||422,5||422,5||425||425|
|6||SEAT TUBE ANGLE||74,5||74||73,5||73||72,5|
|9||HEAD TUBE ANGLE||70||70,5||71||71,5||72|
*BB Height is based on 700c x 42mm tyre. BB Height will vary with tyre size.