Pass Hunter

Pass Hunter
Pass Hunter
Pass Hunter
Pass Hunter
Pass Hunter
Pass Hunter
Pass Hunter
Pass Hunter
Pass Hunter

Pass Hunter

Regular price $925.00 Sale price $519.00 Save $406
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The Pass Hunter frameset is the speediest of our disc offerings and is designed for light-packing adventures over mountain passes, gravel riding, sport touring, and even the weekend club ride!


While this may look like a traditional randonneur, don't let that elegant Metallic Graphite paint and silver VeloORANGE logo fool you. This frameset is packed with modern design and features.


The wishbone rear triangle is a Velo Orange custom design. By simplifying the connection points, it makes the rear end light and springy for optimal power transfer.


The main triangle uses an oversized 35.0mm downtube and a standard 28.6 top tube. It makes the handling simply exquisite. The bike is feels planted and comfortable and has flex in all the right places.

The headtube is tapered to allow the use of aftermarket carbon forks that are available such as Rodeo Labs and Whisky, along with many others that fit into the "utili-fork" genre. The steel fork offered with the frameset is designed to be used with cargo cages, fenders, front racks like our Constructeur, Rando, and Flat Pack Rack, amongst others.

Here are the frame highlights you need to know:


  • Frameset material: 4130 double butted chromoly steel
  • Fork: 1 1/8" -> 1 1/2" tapered threadless, 4130 double-butted chromoly steel, EC44/40 lower cup, EC34/28.6 upper cup, axle-crown of 393mm with 51mm of rake
  • Wheel Size: 650b or 700c
  • Tire Clearance: 650Bx42mm and 700x28mm w/ fenders, 650bx48 and 700x32mm without fenders.
  • Rear Spacing: 12x142mm thru-axle
  • Front Spacing: 12x100mm thru-axle
  • BB: English threaded 68mm
  • Brakes: Flat Mount disc, 140mm or 160mm rotors recommended
  • Seatpost size: 27.2mm, non-integrated 30.0 mm seat collar (not included)
  • Front Derailleur Size: 28.6mm
  • Water bottle mounts: Double on top of downtube, under downtube, and on seattube
  • Fender bosses: seat stay bridge, chainstay bridge, under fork crown
  • Rear Dropouts: Vertical with aluminium alloy replaceable hanger
  • Frame Eyelets: Single eyelets on rear dropouts for fenders, internal eyelets on seat stays (for rack that does not exist as of yet).
  • Fork Eyelets: Double eyelets on fork dropouts for racks and fenders, triple thru-bosses on the blades for cargo cages, hourglass braze-on for Randonneur Rack.
  • Rear Brake Routing: Easy internal routing for rear brake cable housing/hydraulic tubing
  • Paint: Metallic Graphite with silver VeloORANGE logo
  • Thru-Axles included

and the geometry:

Velo Orange Pass Hunter 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
Greg B.
Fun Bike, Great Value

I haven't ridden my Pass Hunter much yet, but built it up with road components (105), and some nice carbon wheels I built. I have a few bikes so have planned to sell the Pass Hunter, but you never know. I might just keep it. It came in at 22 pounds, which was impressive. Definitely a quality frameset. Beautiful paint job.

Replaced my favorite bike

Grew up riding BMX bikes on horse trails in New England. Graduated to bombing fire roads in the Santa Monica mountains on a rigid Cannondale. Bought parts and purple bits at Bikeology back in the day.

Crosscheck has been a faithful companion for many years. It was my first Rando bike complete with box bag, single speed cross bike, and flat bar ripper. When I looked to replace it, it was a tall order. My riding these days skews towards randonneuring and gravel ultras.

I have a Redwood that has served me well over the last 10k miles bikepacking and gravel racing. Great bike, but preferred a 68mm BB for distance over a 73mm. Decided to try the Pass Hunter as it could use a lot of the same parts as the Redwood making maintenance a breeze.

When I received the frame, it was amazing. Pictures just do not do the paint justice. It explodes with purple sparkles in the sun. Built it up with 10 speed XT components, Microshift bar end, and Ritchey Beacon bars. Paul’s Klampers slow down the wheels built with Hope hubs and Spank rims. Rene Herse 42c tires complete the build. Purple bits because 90’s mountain biker for life... Front derailleur and 2x cranks are put on for long road events. I live in TX where a 100 mile ride might have 800’ of elevation change so 1x covers 99% of riding. Most of my bikes are single speed for a reason lol.

The Pass Hunter fought me a bit at the start. It was testing me lol. Once I got the fit dialed it blew my mind. This is one of those bikes you don’t think about, it is like part of you. Not a weapon for crits, but will go 15-17 mph for days on end without thinking. Stable enough to keep you on the road at 2AM when you wake up still pedaling. Swallows 650b x 48 Rene Herse tires for events with a lot of sand or mud. Carry a couple cables and a tube and you can repair it in the middle of nowhere. Being able to swap wheels, saddles and parts between bikes whenever needed is incredible. 5’7” and riding a medium for anyone interested.

TLDR: Amazing bike for long distances on road and gravel. Combines modern standards with the ability to still use older parts. Thought the ride would be rougher with a disk fork, but even with shellacked cloth bar tape, riding at speed off-road is just fine. Crosscheck has been retired to trainer and neighborhood ripper. The Pass Hunter is better in every way. Looking forward to many happy years riding it.

Dustin Dicely
Beautiful little bike

I've had my Pass Hunter since Nov 2023 and had the chance to finally ride it in late December. This frame truly meets my expectations for an "all-road" or gravel bike! When used with the 650x42 Panaracer GK Slicks, I don't feel slowed down on the asphalt but feel very comfortable on rough terrains. It also smooths out rough asphalt roads like it's nothing.

Unfortunately, I do think the tire clearance is a bit of a pinch point. 650x47 is a great size for lots of riding, but with fenders you can only run 650x42, of which there are far less tire options. If you're like me and know you'll be mostly riding pavement and relatively tame gravel, it's not an issue, just be aware of that when planning your build.

Also, the rack mounts on the seat stays are a bit odd. I guess there was supposed to be a rack that goes with this bike, but that never materialized. However I did have the chance to repurpose the braze-on to mount a rear light, so it's all well and good! Besides, the front fork with its generous braze-ons more than makes up for that.

All in all, a great and unique frame that feels speedy and confident, descends like a mothertrucker, and smooths out bumpy stuff when you need it to. 5/5!

Great frame option

I'm in the middle of building out my Pass Hunter with parts from a 2023 All-City Guerilla Monsoon (just finishing my Polyvalent build) . I like the design, frame weight, Metallic Graphite color, and the geometry of the Pass Hunter better than the All-City. Looking at both frames, I believe the Pass Hunter is a better build. By the way, many of the parts off of my All-City came from Velo Orange because I converted the AC from drop to flat bar. I know that the 2023 variant of the Pass Hunter is going away, but I hope that that VO brings it back in the future... :)


Quality frame with great geometry

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