Piolet Frameset

Piolet Frameset
Piolet Frameset
Piolet Frameset

Piolet Frameset

Regular price $825.00
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The Piolet is our bikepacking and rough-road riding frame. It's designed for off-road touring, including dirt and gravel roads, double track, and single track. We built it to be sturdy, simple, and very capable. As with our other frames it's double butted chromoly steel. The fork is triple butted for reduced weight and extra strength. The seatstays come together in a cool mono-stay wishbone and compliment the segmented fork. The frameset is covered in bosses for easily mounting any racks, water-bottles, gear cages, and even fenders. It's happily set up in bikepacking fashion or as a traditional rack and bag tourer!

The Piolet handles similarly to a XC mountain bike, but slightly more in the touring direction. Feels natural with drop bars or flat bars. Non-suspension corrected fork handles predictably with or without a load!

The Small are designed around 26 x 2.4" tires. M, L, and XL use 29 x 2.4" or 27.5 x 2.8" tires. 

Here are some frame details and features:

  • Frameset material: 4130 double butted chrome-moly
  • Fork: 1 1/8" threadless
  • Wheel Size: 29" & 27.5+ (M, L, XL), 26" (S)
  • Tire: 29" x 2.4" or 27.5 x 2.8" (M, L, XL), 26" x 2.4 (S)
  • Rear Spacing: 135mm
  • Bottom Bracket: English threaded 73mm, mountain cranksets only
  • Brakes: 160 - 180mm disc
  • Seatpost: 27.2mm
  • Front Derailleur Size: 28.6mm, bottom pull/bottom swing
  • Water bottle mounts: 3 sets on frame, 2 sets on fork blades
  • Fender bosses: seatstay bridge, chainstay bridge, under fork crown
  • DropoutsVertical with triple eyelets
  • Lowrider thru bosses on fork
  • 2 sets of seatstay rack eyelets
  • Replaceable stainless steel derailleur hanger
  • Paint: Deep Metallic Blue


If you are getting a VO Headset along with your frame, you can get it installed for a reasonable fee. Simply click here to navigate to the installation charge page, and add the fee to your order before checkout.

Note: Oversize charges may apply when this item is shipped outside the contiguous US (e.g., Alaska, Hawaii, international, and military addresses). Free shipping discount may not apply. We will notify you of shipping charges prior to shipping.

Free Shipping for Retail customers with subtotals over $150: Velo Orange offers free shipping to the lower 48 States for retail orders with a subtotal of at least $150. Use the coupon code 150SHIP when you check out to get the deal.

Free Shipping for Wholesale customers with subtotals over $400: Velo Orange offers free shipping for wholesale orders to the lower 48 States with a subtotal of at least $400. No coupon code required for this deal.

Oversize international shipping: Large products including (but not limited to) frames, fork, fenders, handlebars, racks, and rims may incur oversize shipping charges. We will notify you of additional charges.

For additional info, please visit our FAQ page or contact us.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Kwon Hyukmin
paint issue

the quality is good I love it but there are some paint chips

george balle
Great All-rounder

Love this bike!! It has been through many configurations and loved each of them. If you are looking for a unility bike that can do it all then you have found it. I have done a century on it, gravel rides, MTB rides, coffee rides, little adventures, and rides around the block. Just a fun comfertable bike capable of just about anything.

Jason Katz

Piolet Frameset

Need an all-rounder??

This year's riding season is coming to a close (200 rides / 6500km) - can't say enough good things about the V1.0 Piolet. It's handled everything I've thrown at it and has performed exactly as I had hoped. Went old-school 3X10 instead of subcompact or a 1X groupset - no regrets. The VO Happy Stem and Daija Far Bars are indeed great choices for its geometry. Also added some Profile F19 aero bars. Long rides are a cinch. Looking forward to exploring many more dirt roads and trying some 27.5/650B wheel combos next year. Thanks VO. You advertised this with some fairly big claims of versatility and were spot on.

Anthony Talevich
Piolet perfection

I have been riding my piolet around the bay area for a few months now and it has to be the most fun bike I've ever rode. Handles extremely well and is tough as nails. The geometry is on point and makes for a comfortable ride. Can't say enough good things about it! Have gotten a lot of compliments on my build and it makes me proud to have bought this bike.

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