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Happenings and Updates Round VO

by Igor

It is no secret that between product designing, testing, the uptick so as processing from our restock, and life, we have all been extraordinarily busy. And since it has been a bit since we have completed a “normal happenings” round HQ and since I’ve a couple of minutes right here to catch my breath, I assumed it will be a very good time to replace our readers and followers.

Transport

We’ll begin off with among the boring however vital stuff (for visibility). When you reside in New Zealand or Australia, transport goes up. US Postal Service has discontinued First Class and Precedence transport, so the one choices to ship packages is Postal Specific or Fedex – each of that are fairly expensive and typically go over the value of the order. So if you happen to want bigger gadgets like fenders, handlebars, racks, and so forth… please contact your native VO Seller. They order in bigger portions, and might usually accommodate buyer requests:

Transport across the US is slower than it has been prior to now, as a consequence of pure disasters, staffing points on the transport corporations, and only a excessive total quantity of things shifting across the nation. Please be affected person. There have been a number of shipments which are marked as delivered, however should not. I’ve skilled this personally for my very own stuff. They usually instances get delivered the following day. Typically bizarre issues occur of their system. Sorry for the potential delays, however relaxation assured we’ll guarantee your bundle will get to you!

Fedex has very calculated transport routes so if you happen to reside in Chicago, do not be shocked in case your bundle goes by way of Memphis. These are main hubs and transition packages to completely different areas of the US.

Okay, now for the enjoyable stuff!

Loopy Bar Evaluation on Bikepacking

The redesigned Velo Orange Loopy Bars are fairly wacky trying, however when damaged down, truly make numerous sense. The mixture of rise, sweep, and width hits a candy spot and will work for a lot of types of bikes and driving types. It’s additionally nice to see Velo Orange manufacturing them out of a light-weight 6061 Aluminum, as a result of some metal bars appear excessively heavy by comparability. So, yeah, they’re loopy, however I truly assume they’ve the potential so as to add one other dimension of consolation to all kinds of rigs.

Whereas they’re at the moment offered out, we’re getting much more round mid/late December 2021. 

Rubbery Bar Tape Evaluation

Seven Day Bicycle owner reviewed the Rubbery Bar Tape and gave it a really excessive rating! It has shortly turn out to be a high vendor for us. Along with basic black, the tape additionally is available in a light-weight, wealthy brown – a pleasant different for an almost-leather look. 

The Velo Orange Rubbery Bar Tape is, because the title implies, created from a textured rubbery compound and is lengthy sufficient for the largest flared drops. Beneficiant size is simply rivalled by its 3.5mm density, which lends itself completely, not solely to gravel however drop bar mountain bike conversions, tough stuff touring lorries and albeit, anybody else who needs one of the best of grip and damping. 

Randos – The Rumors Are True!

Now we have subsequent era prototype Rando framesets. They’re rim brake, 700c, and really spritely. I constructed mine (under) with 2x12sp with no light-weight bits (however I am getting carbon wheels quickly!) and it sits at 23lbs. The design of the frameset was actually an train in minimalism and solely has what is completely vital. 

Our good friend Matt recommended we preserve a “Body Diary” of the design, prototyping, and manufacturing course of. I feel that is an superior thought.

We even have a bunch extra colours and sizes which are within the means of being constructed and examined.

Granola-Moose Bars

We truly teased these on an Instagram submit a bit again and the stoke was excessive. We’re making a pair small tweaks to the angle relative to the stem for a greater place.

We’re additionally eliminating the tall clamp. We had an amazing variety of requests for a mannequin that may very well be used with a stem adaptor for older mtbs, so it solely is smart. That is the best way. 

Extra Sensah

The Sensah merchandise we have introduced in have been very fashionable. We just lately received some extra Sensah merchandise in to check, particularly this 12sp Empire group. It is actually good and it has some carbon bits as a result of, , carbon.

The neat factor concerning the entrance shifter is that it has 4 trim positions, sort of just like the older Campagnolo built-in shifters. The shifting may be very tactile, identical to the SRX 11sp stuff, and is crisp. I am happy.

New Digs!

We’re shifting! We have been in our present spot for 8 years and it is turn out to be very obvious that we have grown out of it. We’re doubling our sq. footage to fifteen,000 sq ft with over 11,000 sq ft devoted to only warehousing and transport. It would enable us to maintain extra stock available, rent extra superior folks, and supply shoppers and retailers with extra product availability and funky, new designs.

It is a model new construct and all the pieces must undergo allowing, so it has been just a little longer of a course of than we hoped. At any fee, we’re within the remaining stretch and the ORANGE racking goes up as I sort this out. 

We should always truly be shifting throughout the subsequent couple weeks, so preserve an eye fixed out for more information.

We’ll even be posting a pair warehouse job openings, so if you happen to’re within the Glen Burnie, MD and surrounding areas, preserve your eyes peeled. 

That is all for now.

Pleased Driving!

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