Polyvalent - Diamond

Polyvalent - Diamond
Polyvalent - Diamond
Polyvalent - Diamond
Polyvalent - Diamond
Polyvalent - Diamond
Polyvalent - Diamond
Polyvalent - Diamond
Polyvalent - Diamond
Polyvalent - Diamond
Polyvalent - Diamond
Polyvalent - Diamond
Polyvalent - Diamond
Polyvalent - Diamond

Polyvalent - Diamond

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Regular price $925.00
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The Polyvalent is Velo Orange’s “do-it-all” frameset. It is the ideal platform to build a sturdy tourer, practical commuter, comfortable all-day randonneur, or a rugged gravel bike.

Tire clearance is generous. With fenders: 650b x 48 or 26 x 2.3” (smooth). Forgoing fenders, the Polyvalent can gobble up 650b x 2.1” or 26x2.3 (knobby). 

There are star reinforcements on nearly every braze-on on the frame and fork. The rear brake routing is internal and features super easy installation via a brazed in tube - no more fishing for the housing.

The rear end of the bike features dedicated rack and fender mounts.

The fork has an elegant French-style bend that features braze-ons for a multitude of mounting options including: Rando-style front racks, side-mounted cargo cages, and low-rider pannier racks.

The seatstays wrap elegantly around the integrated seat collar and nearly meet at a point.

Of course, it wouldn't be a Velo Orange frame without proper fender mounts that face the tire to create a perfect fender installation every time.

Here are the specs:
  • Frameset material: 4130 double butted chromoly steel
  • Fork: 1 1/8" threadless, 4130 chromoly steel with elegant bend
  • Wheel Size: 650B or 26" 
  • Tire Clearance: 650B x 48mm, 26 x 2.3" (either with fenders) / 650b x 2.1 or 26 x 2.3 knobby (without fenders)
  • Rear Spacing: 12 x 142mm, thru-axle with replaceable hanger (included)
  • Fork Spacing: 12 x 100mm, thru-axle (included)
  • BB: English threaded 68mm
  • Brakes: IS mount disc, 160mm or 180mm rotors suggested
  • Seatpost: 27.2mm
  • Front Derailleur Size: 28.6mm
  • Water bottle mounts: Triple on top of downtube, one set on the seattube, one set on underside of downtube
  • Fender bosses: seat stay bridge, chainstay bridge, under fork crown
  • Frame Eyelets: Double eyelets on rear dropouts for racks and fenders. Internal eyelets on seat stays
  • Fork Eyelets: Double eyelets on fork dropouts for racks and fenders. Triple thru-bosses on the blades for lowrider racks for cargo cages. Hourglass braze-on for front racks like our Randonneur Front Rack.
  • Rear Brake Routing: Easy internal routing for rear brake cable housing/hydraulic tubing
  • Paint: Metallic Glacier
  • Geometry:

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.

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.

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Mitch Harris
one of the great ones, and as good as ever

Glad to see only a few functional updates have changed on the current V5 Polyvalent because VO really got everything right for this model. I really didn't need another bike when I ordered my sparkle black XL in late 2019 so I'm kind of surprised it has become one of my favourite to ride. It's one of those bikes that make you want to go for a ride just by glancing at it. It's a lively riding bike, never feels sluggish or dead, but it's also stable and composed and does everything well. This bike is happy doing fast miles on the road but just as happy and quick on gravel trails, and manages town-utility loads easily too. The segmented fork is a cool look with square shoulders, round blades, and a really lovely low curve. The rest of the bike is full of classy details too, the head tube reinforcing collars have nice details that match the brazed seat collar whose wrap-around brazed seatstay caps are elegant, classic, details you don't expect to see at this price. The whole frame/fork is well finished and built up smoothly. The metallic glacier colour is super, and I'm a bit jealous.

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Douglas M
Partly old, partly new, get while available

This is version 5 of the Polyvalent having frameset geometry dating back several decades with short front fork trail geometry making it easier to haul loads over both front and rear wheels and providing quick handling. This frameset can be built with a wide variety of gear trains. It also has F&R fender and rack mounts and a variety of water bottle mounts. Yet beyond old school this frameset uses disc brakes and has the necessary thru-axles for them too. Go ahead, try to find another frameset like this one, partly old and partly new, but no, the commercial bicycle industry has turned away from framesets like this, so get one of these while they are available.

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Keith Shiban
Love These

I have built two of these and I just bought a third frame.

Versatile, attractive and smooth riding.

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Mike
Beautiful out of the Box

Frame and fork arrived sooner than expected (always a plus). Tore into the box like a kid on Christmas day. The attention to detail on the brazing, welds and finish is top notch. The frame is still wrapped up, on the hooks, until later this spring when I have time to complete the build. Then, it'll be road tested. Can hardly wait.

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Piti Kitisin
Very nice bike

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