Previously available as framesets only, Velo Orange is now offering both the Polyvalent and Piolet as complete bikes with a component selection that focuses on reliability and durability. Check out the details on both here…

Posted by Miles Arbour

While building a frameset around your own selection of components can be incredibly rewarding, not everyone wants to go down that road, and for good reasons. Velo Orange currently has five different framesets available for purchase, all requiring a custom build of some kind, either through your local bike shop or in your own garage. Until now, that is. Just announced, Velo Orange will be offering complete builds of their Piolet and Polyvalent models.

According to Velo Orange, “If you simply want to jump into commuting, touring, randonneuring, trail-riding, and whatever-ing rather than navigating the landscape of component compatibility, we have developed and selected each piece of kit for reliability, durability, and ease of maintenance.” Check out complete component lists for each of the bikes below, and a quick breakdown of what they are best suited for.

Velo Orange Polyvalent Complete Bike

$2,400 USD / All-Road Touring

The Polyvalent is Velo Orange’s do-it-all frame. It’s ideal for those interested in a “porteur, randonneur, tourer, or a mixed terrain racer.” In short, it’s a great all-road exploration machine that will handle a little bit of everything. The latest Polyvalent version accepts disc brakes, has clearance for 650B x 47mm and 26 x 2.3″ tires, and offers enough mounts to make you dizzy. The Polyvalent is designed around a 4130 double butted chromoly steel frame that’s perfect for mounting a front rack and mini panniers.

Velo Orange Polyvalent Complete

The complete build is available in four sizes (51, 54, 57, 60cm) with either a drop bar or upright (flat bar) handlebar option. Both are built up around a 1×11 SRAM Apex drivetrain, Velo Orange Voyager wheels, Avid BB7 brakes, and tubeless ready 650b x 47 Teravail Rampart tires. The Velo Orange Polyvalent also appears on our 650B Gravel Bikes List. The drop-bar Polyvalent complete build kit can be seen below, and the only changes to the flat bar version are the Velo Orange Granola handlebar, Grand Cru brake levers, and Black Cork grips. Both models come stock with Velo Orange pedals and fenders.

  • Velo Orange Polyvalent Complete
  • Velo Orange Polyvalent Complete
  • Velo Orange Polyvalent Complete
  • Velo Orange Polyvalent Complete
  • Velo Orange Polyvalent Complete
  • Frameset: Polyvalent, 4130 double butted chromoly steel
  • Crankset: SRAM Apex 1
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM
  • Pedals: Velo Orange Sabot
  • Rear Wheel: Velo Orange Voyager
  • Front Wheel: Velo Orange Voyager
  • Tires: Teravail Rampart 650b x 47
  • Handlebar: Velo Orange Nouveau Randonneur
  • Handlebar Tape: Velo Orange Comfy Cotton
  • Stem: Velo Orange Removable Faceplate Quill Stem
  • Headset: Velo Orange Sealed Bearing
  • Shifters: SRAM Rival 22 / Rival 1
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Apex 11 , Long Cage
  • Cassette: SRAM 11sp 11-42
  • Chain: SRAM 11sp
  • Shift / Brake Housing: Jagwire
  • Brakes: Avid BB7 Road
  • Brake Rotors: SRAM 11sp 11-42
  • Saddle: Velo Orange Wide Touring Saddle, Smooth
  • Seatpost: Velo Orange Long Setback
  • Fenders: Velo Orange Smooth 650b

Velo Orange Piolet Complete Bike

$2,200 USD / Trail and Bikepacking

The Piolet, as Velo Orange describes it, is their, “dependable and simple rough-and-tumble bike. It’s designed for on and off-road touring, gravel, and single track. Load it up with gear for an extended tour, or strip it down for a fun day on the trails!” The complete gets a 1×11 Shimano SLX drivetrain with a 32T chainring and 11-46 cassette… a great option for loaded bikepacking. Deore hydraulic brakes will keep things in check, too. Medium, large, and x-large frames come with 29 x 2.4″ Teravail Honcho tires, while the Small comes with 26 x 2.4″ Maxxis Ardents. A selection of Velo Orange components that are rated for mountain bike use complete the build in a classy and capable build. Although there have been some big changes, we took a look at the Velo Orange Piolet a few years back if you’re curious.

Velo Orange Piolet Complete
  • Velo Orange Piolet Complete
  • Velo Orange Piolet Complete
  • Velo Orange Piolet Complete

Just like the Polyvalent, the Piolet is designed around a 4130 double butted chromoly steel frame and has a wealth of mounts to make loading up with racks, bottles, and other accessories easy. Velo Orange claims the Piolet will handle well with both drop bars and flat bars, and the non-suspension-correct fork handles nice with or without a load. Check out the full build kit below.

  • Frameset: Polyvalent, 4130 double butted chromoly steel
  • Crankset: Shimano SLX, 32T
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano 68/73 BSA
  • Pedals: Velo Orange Sabot
  • Rear Wheel: Velo Orange Voyager Disc
  • Front Wheel: Velo Orange Voyager Disc
  • Tires: Teravail Honcho 29×2.4 / Maxxis Ardent 26×2.4″
  • Handlebar: Velo Orange Curvy
  • Handlebar Grips: Velo Orange Foam / Cork Blend
  • Stem: Velo Orange 31.8 Threadless Stem
  • Headset: Velo Orange Threadless
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX 11sp 11-46
  • Chain: Shimano 11sp, with quick-link
  • Brakes: Shimano Deore Hydraulic
  • Brake Rotors: Shimano 180mm
  • Saddle: Velo Orange Wide Touring Saddle, Smooth
  • Seatpost: Velo Orange Zero Setback

Not totally sold on either the Polyvalent or Piolet complete builds? No worries, Velo Orange is offering custom builds as well. The prices listed include shipping within contiguous United States, and oversize charges may apply for shipping outside the USA. Allow 2-3 weeks for assembly and delivery.

Head over to Velo-Orange.com to order yours…

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