Vuelo Velo Copenhagen

Vuelo Velo Copenhagen

If there’s one thing to be said for Martin Renwick, ex-Pro racer, now design guru behind Australia’s Vuelo Velo: he doesn’t do things by halves. This is the Copenhagen — the stylish commuter cousin to his Twisted road bike and Di2 Vuelo. As with each Vuelo Velo, an innovative frame is featured, dressed with the finest components available.

From the cast head badge to the Paragon Slider dropouts, the titanium frame is a picture of optimum cycling pleasure. The Copenhagen is somewhat of a celebrity, having done the rounds as a show bike at the NAHBS and Interbike. It’s now available to purchase, for the best offer. The truss forks offer a compliant ride quality, coupling the forgiving nature of titanium with superb response.

The frame is kitted with the best of German engineering. Tune provided the cockpit, front Princess hub and Schwarzbrenner tubbys, driven by the ultra-reliable Rohloff internal rear hub. The hub is powered by a Gates belt and an XTR drive train, which means a silent and grease-free ride, deftly moderated by Hope disc brakes. For the weight weenies, the frame weighs in at around 1300 grams.

Vuelo Velo’s Copenhagen is the commuter to last a lifetime. Make an inquiry by contacting Martin through his website. For more of the finest bikes Australia has to offer, be sure to come along the the first ever Australian Custom Bicycle Show, this weekend in Melbourne.

Vuelo Velo Copenhagen
Vuelo Velo Copenhagen
Vuelo Velo Copenhagen
Vuelo Velo Copenhagen
Vuelo Velo Copenhagen
Vuelo Velo Copenhagen
Vuelo Velo Copenhagen
Vuelo Velo Copenhagen
Vuelo Velo Copenhagen

  • Gabriele

    Fantastic……no word

  • Adie Mitchell

    I think it is actually pretty ugly.

    this article does seem rather like a sales pitch…

  • Stephen Lane

    I like its quirky nature 🙂

  • Greenbeetle

    Surely the grips are on backwards?

    • Adie Mitchell

      yes, the flared section should point rearwards, i think.

  • ndjroby

    The seat tube curve doesn’t follow the rear wheel line at all, it looks like it mirrors the top tube bend radius. The resultant gap between the rear wheel and the seat tube is unsightly.

    The fork truss is too tight and looks weird. It looks like a rip-off Jeff Jones bike that knows its a rip-off and is trying to hide it with “differences”.

    The grip is backwards?

    The welds look legit, though.

    • speed_cat

      the seat tube is perfect. I like how it´s NOT following the tire. nice space inbetween tube and tire.

      also a nice detail the opening for the belt on the rear “fork”

      (I´m not a bike guy so I don´t know Jeff Jones)

    • kevin halls

      Right, because Jones was the first person to build a truss fork even though they have been doing it on motorcycles for 100 years and on bicycles for 120 years. You have to understand theat there is almost nothing you can design on a bicycle that has not been already tried ten times over. There have been too many great-obsessed minds on the matter. Even Jone’s “Spaceframe” although somewhat unique in off road cycling borrows its Compliance and Elasticity ideas from Penderson and others who had to contend with cobblestones and dirt roads. That is why neither of Jones’s frame or fork are patented…because the patents for them were already written decades ago and have long since expired. If there is a patent to be had there it is on some minor detail to do with a particular joint or joining techniques…but I doubt it.

      I do agree with you that the frame itself looks contrived with little regard to fair lines. And my critique of the fork is…why have a truss at all if you are going to build into it tight curved lines that decrease the stiffness?

  • Punk rock

    Why not include the price tag on it while you are at it.

  • itsmefool

    Jeff Jones would be proud…and maybe a little ripped off?

  • DesAndTroy

    This looks like the bike Deus were going to bring in as their ‘Home-brand’ bikes for their cyclery.

  • africansingle

    Yup, Aussie bastards 😉 Those grips are on backwards (or I’ll have to eat my Ergons) Almost spoilt a neat bike 😉

  • The CATMAN

    There are those of us that look at things for the joy they bring and the beauty they behold. There are others that look at trees and think they are dead even though the leaves are green.
    If there were more positives like some of those comments before me I certainly would like the cycle world a whole lot more.
    I look at this work of art for wonder that it is. I leave the critique to the technically minded who clearly see the picture on another level.
    Whatever the case brilliance shines here enabling comment from whatever space you’re in…..