The Via Veneto is Tout Terrains commuting bike with either Shimano or Rohloff hub gears and the option of Gates Carbon Drive. The hydraulic disc brakes work perfectly in all weathers. Rohloff or Shimano Alfine hub gears are smooth and reliable. 700c wheels give the widest possible choice of tyres from performance and light weight to comfort and puncture resistance. There is also the option of the Pinion Gearbox.
A true allrounder and perfect if you want to keep your best bike for riding to work!
Possibly the most versatile bike in the Tout Terrain range, the Via Veneto is perfect for commuting, touring, transporting stuff and generally exploring the world. Using an oversized steel frame gives it a strength and endurance which is hard to match using any other materials, and the built in rack reinforces the frame and provides you with a load mounting point which will never flex or wobble, even seriously loaded and honking up the steepest hill. The light cables run inside the frame and rack tubes for maximum protection and reliability and the Ergo-Stop handlebar stop protects frame and cables from damage and eliminates the risk of injuries for knees and legs.
You have the option of various hub gears from the reliable and smooth Shimano Alfine to the industrial grade Rohloff, for the most extreme conditions. You can have a conventional chain drive, or upgrade to the Gates Carbon Drive, which is smoother quieter and longer lasting than any other transmission system. The Metropolitan Xpress is the version with the Pinion gearbox. With 9 or 12 gears the P-line version delivers a huge gear spectrum with a very good range of gear ratios, and is perfect for long-distance touring. The central positioning of the transmission provides a well balanced bike and therefore improves handling over heavy gear hubs.