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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. 

The Vello Bike is currently in production. We expect our first demo bikes in December and we should be shipping pre-orders in the new year.

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 8.9 kilos (airborne model). 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 also get the fantastic Gates Carbon Drive belt drive transmission. Apart from its quiet, smooth and log 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. Energy is harvested by riding downhill, braking, and pedaling. Mechanical energy is converted into electrical energy thanks to the integrated kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) commonly used in motorsports. Additional energy is released to recharge the lightweight, integrated lithium-ion battery, allowing the bike to recharge without a power outlet, extra wires, or having to remove the battery. 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.

Pick Your Options

Urbano +£1100.00

Shimano Claris 8-speed rear derailleur, caliper brakes, light chromoly steel frame, integrated safety lights.

Frame
Multisize, unisex, chromoly steel
Color White
Handlebar
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)
Chainset
54 T with double chain guard
Freewheel 11-32 T (chain)
Brake system
Caliper brake Tektro R559 with quick release
Tires
20“ Schwalbe Citizen Reflex 42-406
Pedals
Full aluminium folding pedals
Approx. weight 11.9 kg
Folded size
H: 57 cm x L: 79 cm x W: 29 cm
Frame
Multisize, unisex, chromoly steel (optional: super-light titanium)

Rocky +£1250.00

Shimano Deore XT 10-speed rear derailleur,hydraulic disc brakes, integrated safety lights. 

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)
Chainset
54 T with double chain guard
Freewheel 11-32 T (chain)
Brake system
Rim brake or Shimano hydraulic disc brake
Tires
20“ in Schwalbe Marathon Reflex, 40-406
Pedals
Full aluminium folding pedals
Approx. weight 10.9 kg
Folded size
H: 57 cm x L: 79 cm x W: 29 cm

Speedster +£1500.00

Shimano 105 10-speed rear derailleur, dropped handlebarsintegrated safety lights.

Frame
Multisize, unisex, chromoly steel
Color White
Handlebar
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
Shifters
STI integrated shifters and brake levers, microSHIFT 10-speed
Chainset
54 T with double chain guard
Freewheel 11-32 T (chain)
Brake system
Caliper brake Shimano 105
Tires
20“ plus Schwalbe Durano 28-451
Pedals MKS clip-on pedals
Approx. weight 9.9 kg
Folded size
H: 57 cm x L: 79 cm x W: 29 cm

Airborne 1

The single speed. As light as possible.

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
Singlespeed, non-electric
Shifters None
Drive Belt
Brake system
Shimano hydraulic disc brake
Tires
20“ Schwalbe Kojak 35-406
Pedals
Full aluminium folding pedals
Approx. weight 10.9 kg
Folded size
H: 57 cm x L: 79 cm x W: 29 cm

Alfine 11

Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub, hydraulic disc brakes, belt drive, light chromoly steel frame, integrated safety lights.

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
Alfine 11-seed internal gear hub, non-electric
Shifters Alfine 11 Rapidfire
Drive Belt
Brake system
Shimano hydraulic disc brake
Tires
20“ Schwalbe Kojak 35-406
Pedals
Full aluminium folding pedals
Approx. weight 10.9 kg
Folded size
H: 57 cm x L: 79 cm x W: 29 cm

Vello Bike+ +£2850.00

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. 

Frame
Multisize, unisex, chromoly steel (optional: super-light 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
Schlumpf speed drive gear system 2 gears up to 1:1.65 ratio
Drive Belt drive
Brake system
Shimano hydraulic disc brake
Tires
20’’ Schwalbe Kojak 35-406
Pedals
Full aluminium folding pedals
Approx. weight
13 kg (chromoly), 12 kg (titanium)
Folded size
H: 57 cm x L: 79 cm x W: 29 cm
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 1,000 cycles
Distance
From unlimited to approx. 50 km (31 miles) in Turbo mode
Mudguards

Folding Mudguards +£60.00

Accessories

Extra Long Seatpost +£26.00

Extra Long Stem +£40.00

Kickstand +£26.00

Luggage Racks

Front Carrier +£60.00

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