Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Velo Orange Mixte Frameset

Velo Orange now has Mixte frames in stock. These are lugged chrome-molly frames made for VO in Taiwan. You can get the frame in 3 sizes and I suspect only one color at this point. The introductory price is $499, but listed as $700 on the website.

The Mixte is a step-through frame that is ideal for a city bike where you need to dismount quickly or often. The frame is unisex, not a "ladies bike." Read more about the debate over at EcoVelo.

As with other Velo Orange products, expect high quality and the proper braze-ons for fenders, racks and the like. The frame accepts 700c wheels and tires up to 38mm. The horizontal dropouts would work well with internally-geared hubs if you decide to build your bike up that way. VO usually has a discount on their fantastic components if you purchase them at the same time as the frame.


Yokota Fritz said...

Oh, very nice.

jamesmallon said...

There is no such thing as 'unisex', or 'one size fits all'.

Yokota Fritz said...

"one size fits all" I agree with (maybe one size fits many -- and for casual riding the fit doesn't have to be exactly dialed in anyway), but why not unisex?

Anonymous said...

Anyone know anything about the Batavus "BuB"

Looks kinda BFTROU:

Tom said...

From VO via Twitter: @Velo_Orange
VO MIxte price is $525 (not $700 as per the web) for lugged frame plus fork. Doing QC checks now. They will be available in a few days