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A Better, Smaller Neu: Velo Orange Neutrino

A Better, Smaller Neu: Velo Orange Neutrino

If you had been feeling a bit of a buzz in the air about mini velos, you weren’t mistaken. Component providore Velo Orange sure have their finger on the pulse and while small wheelers aren’t a new concept, they’ve certainly added a neu slant to it.

A Better, Smaller Neu: Velo Orange Neutrino

The Maryland brand just announced the pre-sale offering of their Neutrino mini velo, and after drooling over their prototype a few months ago — not to mention other tiny-wheeled bikes elsewhere, we’re very excited to see their interpretation come to fruition.

A Better, Smaller Neu: Velo Orange Neutrino

It’s as excellent as we expected it to be. It’s available as both a frameset (US$675) and a complete (US$2,500), built up with a slew of VO parts, 10-speed Shimano Zee shifters and derailleur, and SRAM disc brakes.

A Better, Smaller Neu: Velo Orange Neutrino

Two sizes are on offer, a small and a large, but don’t let their diminutive wheels fool you, both will feel and ride the same as your full-sized bike. That’s the beauty of them, with the advantage of their portability and agility. They’re also a helluva lot of fun.

A Better, Smaller Neu: Velo Orange Neutrino

Get in quick — delivery is expected to be around October 2019. There’s plenty of inspiration for personalization to be found online, and a whole new world of BMX componentry to explore, which leads only to the question: what would you do with it?

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A Better, Smaller Neu: Velo Orange Neutrino