Velo Orange Polyvalent. The Polyvalent is a do-it-all frameset. French for “many forms”, it is the ideal platform to allow you to build a Porteur, Randonneur, Tourer, or a mixed terrain Racer.
The Polyvalent’s low trail geometry is suitable for a front load bias, so that it holds a line well both loaded and unloaded.
This newest iteration of the Polyvalent takes disc brakes with increased tire clearances. Throw on 650b tires for general use or some knobby 26″ tires for a gravel adventure.
Frameset material: 4130 double butted chromoly steel
Fork: 1″ threaded
Wheel Size: 650B or 26″
Tire Clearance: 650B x 47mm, 26 x 2.3″ (either with fenders)
Rear Spacing: 135mm
BB: English threaded 68mm
Brakes: IS mount disc, 160mm
Front Derailleur Size: 28.6mm
Water bottle mounts: 5
Fender bosses: seat stay bridge, chainstay bridge, under fork crown
Rear Dropouts: Vertical with stainless steel replaceable hanger
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
Hourglass braze-on for Randonneur or Campeur Racks.
Rear Brake Routing: Easy internal routing for rear brake cable housing/hydraulic tubing
Ovalized top tube for lateral stiffness and easy shouldering