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Vello Bike

The Vello Bike is a compact city bike with a fast and tidy fold. With a steel frame and conventional sized 20" wheels, this is a bike which is light, strong and capable of using standard gearing and braking options and weighing as little as 8.9 kilos. It is also available as an electric assist option using an all-in the-hub system which charges when braking or going down hill to keep your battery topped up. 

We currently have two demo models, a Vello Bike Plus and an 8 speed Urbana. Most models are available to order except for titanium frames which are due to be shipped in September.

See how it folds

The original Vello Bike was not a folding bike, In fact the design brief was to produce a compact and manoevrable bike for city use with excellent handling and riding characteristics. It was only after a couple of years of production that it was realised that a few refinements would transform it into a really compact and easy to use folder. This is why it handles so well, but the addition of a hinge in the fork crown has transformed what was already a great bike into a truly excellent machine.

Steel is Real

The heart of the Vello Bike is a hand made steel frame, because steel is the ideal material for a folding bike. Aluminium does not make good hinges and neither does carbon fibre. Steel is torsionally strong, fatigue resistant and tough enough for thousands of folds without distortion. With the steel frame the Vello Bike can weigh as little as 10.9 kilos. If you want something even more exotic the Vello bike is also available with a main frame made from titanium, saving grams!

Get Airborne

All models come with the folding frame, but with the Airborne 1 singlespeed and the Airborne 11 Alfine you get a titanium main frame with Gates Carbon Drive belt drive transmission. Apart from its quiet, smooth and long lasting operation, the belt drive has the extra benefit on a folding bike that it is always clean and dry, making it much less likely to get your clothes dirty. It is also ideal for riding all through the winter as it is not affected by salt, snow or corrosion. The Airborne models also both come equipped with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for the ultimate in smooth all weather braking.

Vello Bike+ with Power Assist

The Vello Bike+ is the version with the new smart technology from BIKE+ by ZEHUS. Everything is inside the rear hub. Brushless motor, batteries, electronics and sensors. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to connect your smartphone* (iOS and android supported) to your Zehus device to select your favourite power mode, manage your trip data and even lock the bike. With a battery capacity of 160 Wh and a weight of just 3 kg this all in one hub has the highest energy/weight ratio on the market. Energy is harvested by riding downhill, braking, and pedaling. Pedalling energy can also be converted into electrical energy thanks to the integrated kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) commonly used in motorsports, allowing the bike to gain some charge without plugging it in to a power outlet. You can get the quick start guide here and the user manual here. There are two models, one with chain and V-brakes, the other with Gates Carbon Drive belt drive transmission and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes.

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Pick Your Options

Urbano +£1130.00

Shimano Claris 8-speed rear derailleur, caliper brakes, chromoly steel frame, integrated safety lights. Color: silver. Approx. 11.9 kg

FRAME

Multisize, unisex, chromoly steel

COLOR

White

HANDLEBAR, GRIPS

Urban riser bar, grips in various colors

SADDLE

Gel saddle in various colors

SEAT POST

Satori alloy 30.9 mm

STEM RISER

Fully adjustable height (VELLO BIKE design)

GEAR SYSTEM

Claris 8-speed rear derailleur, non-electric

SHIFTERS

8-speed Rapidfire (right)

FRONT CHAINRING

54 T with double chain guard

CASSETTE

11-32 T (chain)

BRAKES

Tektro RX6 V-brakes

TIRES

20“ Schwalbe Citizen Reflex 42-406

PEDALS

Full aluminium folding pedals

WEIGHT (approx., without pedals, +/- 5%

12,9 kg

FOLDED SIZE

22 in x L: 31 in x 11 in

Urbano Nexus 7 Speed +£1220.00

Shimano Nexus hub gear, caliper brakes, chromoly steel frame, integrated safety lights. Color: silver. Approx. 12.9 kg

FRAME

Multisize, unisex, chromoly steel

COLOR

White

HANDLEBAR, GRIPS

Urban riser bar, grips in various colors

SADDLE

Gel saddle in various colors

SEAT POST

Satori alloy 30.9 mm

STEM RISER

Fully adjustable height (VELLO BIKE design)

GEAR SYSTEM

Nexus 7-hear hub shift, non-electric

SHIFTERS

Shimano Rapidfire (right)

FRONT CHAINRING

54 T with double chain guard

CASSETTE

Nexus hub / 13 T

BRAKES

Tektro RX6 V-brakes

TIRES

20“ Schwalbe Citizen Reflex 42-406

PEDALS

Full aluminium folding pedals

WEIGHT (approx., without pedals, +/- 5%

12,9 kg

FOLDED SIZE

22 in x L: 31 in x 11 in

 

 

Rocky +£1400.00

Shimano Deore XT 10-speed rear derailleur, hydraulic disc brakes, chromoly steel frame, integrated safety lights. Color: silver. Approx. 11.9 kg

FRAME

Multisize, unisex, chromoly steel

COLOR
Black
HANDLEBAR

Straight folding handlebars (VELLO BIKE design)

SADDLE

Selle Royal Viento, foam matrix

SEAT POST

Satori alloy 30.9 mm

STEM RISER

Fully adjustable height (VELLO BIKE design)

GEAR SYSTEM

Shimano Deore XT 10-speed rear derailleur, non-electric

SHIFTERS

Shimano Deore Rapidfire (right)

FRONT CHAINRING

54 T with double chain guard

CASSETTE

11-32 T (chain)

BRAKES

Tektro RX6 V-brakes

TIRES

20“ in Schwalbe Marathon Reflex, 40-406

PEDALS

Full aluminium folding pedals

WEIGHT (approx., without pedals, +/. 5%

11,9kg

FOLDED SIZE

22 in x L: 31 in x 11 in

Speedster +£1580.00

Shimano 105 10-speed rear derailleur, caliper brakes, chromoly steel frame, integrated safety lights. Color: silver. Approx. 10.9 kg

FRAME

Multisize, unisex, chromoly steel

COLOR

White

HANDLEBAR. GRIPS

Racing-bike handlebars, Brooks honey brown bar tape

SADDLE

Brooks honey brown leather saddle

SEAT POST

Satori alloy 30.9 mm

STEM RISER

Fully adjustable height (VELLO BIKE design)

GEAR SYSTEM

Shimano 105-series 10-speed rear derailleur, non-electric

SHIFTER

STI integrated shifters and brake levers, microSHIFT 10-speed

FRONT CHAINRING

54 T with double chain guard

CASSETTE

11-32 T (chain)

BRAKES

Caliper brake Shimano 105

BRAKE LEVERS

STI integrated shifters and brake levers, microSHIFT 10-speed

TIRES

20" plus Schwalbe Durano 28-451

PEDALS

MKS clip-on pedals

WEIGHT (approx., without pedals, +/- 5%

10,9 kg

FOLDED SIZE 22 in x L: 31 in x 11 in

Airborne 1 +£1980.00

Available March 2018

Single speed, belt drive, hydraulic disc brakes, belt drive, chromoly steel frame, integrated safety, titanium frame, integrated safety lights. Colour: silver. Approx 8.9 kg

FRAME

Multisize, unisex, titanium

COLOR

Silver

HANDLEBAR

Folding handlebars (VELLO BIKE design)

SADDLE

Selle Royal Viento, foam matrix

SEAT POST

Satori alloy 30.9 mm

STEM RISER

Fully adjustable height (VELLO BIKE design)

GEAR SYSTEM

Singlespeed, non-electric

SHIFTERS

None

DRIVE

Belt

BRAKES

Shimano hydraulic disc brake

TIRES

20“ Schwalbe Kojak 35-406

PEDALS

Full aluminium folding pedals

WEIGHT (approx., without pedals, +/- 5%

8,9kg

FOLDED SIZE

22 in x L: 31 in x 11 in

Alfine 11 +£2660.00

Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub, hydraulic disc brakes, belt drive, titanium frame, integrated safety, chromoly steel frame, integrated safety lights. Colour: silver. Approx 10.9 kg

FRAME

Multisize, unisex, titanium frame

COLOR

Silver

HANDLEBAR

Folding handlebars (VELLO BIKE design)

SADDLE

Selle Royal Viento, foam matrix

SEAT POST

Satori alloy 30.9 mm

STEM RISER

Fully adjustable height (VELLO BIKE design)

GEAR SYSTEM

Alfine 11-seed internal gear hub, non-electric

SHIFTERS

Alfine 11 Rapidfire

DRIVE

Belt, Gates Carbon CDX

BRAKES

Shimano hydraulic disc brake

TIRES

20“ Schwalbe Kojak 35-406

PEDALS

Full aluminium folding pedals

WEIGHT (approx., without pedals, +/- 5%

10,9kg

FALTMASS

22 in x L: 31 in x 11 in

 

 

Vello Bike+ Chain & Rim Brakes +£2600.00

The plus is the version with the regenerating power assist option using an all-in the-hub system which charges automatically when braking or going down hill to keep your battery topped up.

KERS technology (self-charging), 250W all-in-one wheel hub, 160Wh integrated battery pack, rim brakes, chromoly steel frame, integrated safety lights. Gear ratio 54 T front 17T Rear - 3,18m. Color: silver. Approx. 13.9 kg (titanium: 12.9 kg)

FRAME

Multisize, unisex, chromoly steel

COLOR

Silver

HANDLEBAR

Folding handlebars (VELLO BIKE design)

SADDLE

Selle Royal Viento, foam matrix

SEAT POST

Satori alloy 30.9 mm

STEM RISER

Fully adjustable height (VELLO BIKE design)

GEAR SYSTEM

Optional: Schlumpf speed drive gear system 2 gears up to 1:1.65 ratio

DRIVE

Chain

BRAKES

Tektro RX6 V-brakes

TIRES

20’’ Schwalbe Kojak 35-406

PEDALS

Full aluminium folding pedals

WEIGHT (approx., without pedals, +/- 5%

13,9 kg (chromoly), 12,9 kg (titanium)

FOLDED SIZE

22 in x L: 31 in x 11in

MOTOR

250 W

CHARGING TIME

Self-charging in super-efficient energy recuperation mode or conventionally with a charger (100% charging in only 3 hours)

MAX. SPEED

25 km/h max. with motor assistance and up to 40 km/h manually using the optional Schlumpf speed drive gear system

BATTERY LIFE CYCLE

3.000 cycles

RANGE

From unlimited to approx. 50 km (31 miles) in Turbo mode

Vello Bike+ Disc Brakes & Belt Drive +£2970.00

The plus is the version with the regenerating power assist option using an all-in the-hub system which charges automatically when braking or going down hill to keep your battery topped up.

KERS technology (self-charging), 250W all-in-one wheel hub, 160Wh integrated battery pack, rim brakes, chromoly steel frame, integrated safety lights. Gear ratio 60 front 19 Rear - 3,16m. Color: silver. Approx. 13.9 kg (titanium: 12.9 kg)

FRAME

Multisize, unisex, chromoly steel

COLOR

Silver

HANDLEBAR

Folding handlebars (VELLO BIKE design)

SADDLE

Selle Royal Viento, foam matrix

SEAT POST

Satori alloy 30.9 mm

STEM RISER

Fully adjustable height (VELLO BIKE design)

GEAR SYSTEM

Optional: Schlumpf speed drive gear system 2 gears up to 1:1.65 ratio

DRIVE

Belt, Gates Carbon CDX

BRAKES

Shimano hydraulic disc brake

TIRES

20’’ Schwalbe Kojak 35-406

PEDALS

Full aluminium folding pedals

WEIGHT (approx., without pedals, +/- 5%

13.9 kg (chromoly), 12.9 kg (titanium)

FOLDED SIZE

22 in x L: 31 in x 11 in

MOTOR

250 W

CHARGING TIME

Self-charging in super-efficient energy recuperation mode or conventionally with a charger (100% charging in only 3 hours)

MAX. SPEED

25 km/h max. with motor assistance and up to 40 km/h manually using the optional Schlumpf speed drive gear system

BATTERY LIFE CYCLE

3.000 cycles

RANGE

From unlimited to approx. 50 km (31 miles) in Turbo mode

 

 

Mudguards

Folding Mudguards +£60.00

Accessories

Extra Long Seatpost +£26.00

Highrise Stem +£36.00

Kickstand +£26.00

Light Transport Bag +£60.00

With carrying straps

Padded Transport Bag +£135.00

For transporting your Vello Bike.

Sclumpf 2 Speed Gear +£440.00

The Schlumpf 2 speed gear fits in the bottom bracket of the frame and is operated by buttons on the centre of the cranks. Pushing the button with the heel changes up or down between high and low gear giving a 65% increase in the final drive (ratio 1.65).

Smartphone Mount +£15.00

If you want to display the "my bike" app on your handlebars, with controls to change the settings on your Vello Bike Plus rear hub, battery life, navigation etc. this is a simple smartphone mount made out of high-strength silicone

Luggage Racks

Front Carrier +£60.00

One of the best ways to carry your stuff, the balance is good as it icarries everything nice and  low and is mounted directly to the frame.

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Friday 23rd of March 2018

The Vello Bike+ has arrived!

The Vello Bike+ has arrived!

We have our first demo bike in the shop.

Sunday 24th of June 2018

First look at the Vello Bike Urbano

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