Sarto Gran fondo - Join us in Italy!

24th June 2018 sees the 3rd edition of the Sarto Gran fondo, in Villetta Barrea, Italy.

Here it is still possible to savor the union between man and nature, get in touch with the mountains and lakes that characterize the territory. In the woods and along the valleys it is still possible to see bears and wolves living free in their environment. The pristine nature that surrounds you will be able to offer you an unforgettable experience. The technical details related to the Gran Fondo can be found on: www.granfondonelparco.it

Trevor from Vielo Sports will be on hand over the weekend to support the team from Sarto HQ. If you are looking for a beautiful place to ride a gran fondo this year , or an opportunity to see and test Sarto bikes then we would love to see you.

The New 24mm Meilenstein

Lightweight are known for carbon innovations and pushing the boundaries of super light wheels. For year now the Meilenstein has been THE wheel when it comes to stiffness, weight and desirability. Some changes have been subtle over the past decade, such as resin and carbon layers being added for better braking. However this is something much more radical.The new Meilenstein 24mm Endurance edition wheel set changes everything.

Launched in March 2018 the Meilenstein 24 E is the latest innovation from Lightweight. A new 24mm width to take a wider tires (Up to 32mm Clincher / 34mm Tubular) while adding more stiffness and still they are incredibly lightweight.

The Classic 20mm Width wheels stay in the range, for those looking for a leaner, narrower wheel that doesn't need such large tires.

Find out more at https://lightweight.info/en/en/

Video: The blokes behind the bikes: Vielo V+1

Guy Kesteven visited Vielo HQ recently to pickup his V+1 test bike. While he was here he sat Ian down to talk about the V+1 and the ideas behind it.

Guy was the first journalist in the world to ride our Camo wrapped secret test bike in 2017. Since then we've made a lot of changes to the final production bike, including the carbon layup, cable routing, mudguard mounting points and much more!

The 20 minute video is available here, and you can find out more bout the V+1 including Guy's first ride video at www.vielo.cc


Podcast: How to Launch a High-End Road Bike Brand

Industry journalist Carlton Reid of Bikebiz.com and also The Spokesmen Cycling Round table podcast, discuss the trials and tribulations of launching a high end road bike brand with Ian and Trevor. 

The podcast features an interview with Ian and Trevor talking about their history in the industry, what drove them to launching the Vielo bike brand and the most important question "what's it like working with your Dad?"

It's a great way to hear about Vielo straight from the guys behind it. Listen now below 




You can subscribe to the Spokesmen podcast at http://www.the-spokesmen.com/wordpress?p=746


Vielo Sports Return to COREbike show


After a 1 year absence Vielo Sports return to the COREbike show at Whittlebury hall. The unique trade only event houses some of the UK's best cycling brands inside the prestigious hotel near Silverstone. 

“It’s awesome to be back at COREbike and the Vielo team and our brands are counting down the days to it already. The Lightweight guys are very pleased to be returning to Whittlebury and we’ll have some exciting new product from them to showcase to the trade. We’ll also be bringing Sarto to CORE for the first time.

“We were hugely impressed by the developments coming from Italy when we made the decision to take on the brand and the feedback from the public at the recent Rouleur Classic was enormously positive. With dealers able to order bikes with fully bespoke frame geometry for a similar price to standard bikes on the market, it’s certainly very exciting times for the brand,”  added Ian Hughes, Vielo Sports.

COREbike 2018 is 21st - 23rd January and dealers can sign up to attend at http://www.corebike.co.uk/ 






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Vielo Sports at Rouleur Classic 2017

The Vielo Sports team were on show at the 2017 Rouleur classic, London. The second time Vielo have attended this show, this time with Lightweight and Sarto. 

Rouleur classic is a very special event, a festival of cycling like no other. The central London event is an amazing experience and always has some incredible cycling celebrities on show, along with amazing products. 

You never know who might be looking at your frames or wheels. 


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Lightweight Urgestalt Disc Review

November 17
Cyclist magazine's Stu Bowers is a lucky guy, he gets to ride the world's best bikes all year round. Stu is also one of the most credible journalists within the UK cycling media, with a very respectable racing pedigree on the UK circuit. So his 'luck' is well earned. 

Stu's luck in this case came in when we sent down the first Urgestalt Disc in the UK for review in the magazine. Stu had ridden the first generation rim brake frame, so was aware of the lightweight ride characteristics.

The Urgestalt disc was designed as a complete system, wheels and frame designed in harmony together, something that's not lost on Stu in his review. The 56cm Urgestalt disc bike was reviewed with Dura Ace Di2 disc and a Lightweight Meilenstein C disc wheels. Complete bike weight was 6.7kg 

You can read the full review online now at http://www.cyclist.co.uk/reviews/3008/lightweight-urgestalt-disc-review 

Vielo Sports to market Italy's Sarto bikes

Vielo Sports of Gateshead has been appointed as the UK sales and marketing partner for Sarto bikes of Italy. Antonio Sarto has been making bikes – mostly for other companies – since 1950. In 2010 his son Enrico started the Sarto brand (Sarto means "tailor" in Italian). 

"We have been looking for a suitable partner to help develop a program of sales, marketing and support in the UK through specialist independent bicycle dealers," said Enrico Sarto.

"Ian and Trevor at Vielo Sports are a perfect fit for our brand and have outstanding knowledge and experience of the UK cycle trade and our high-end custom market sector.”

Ian Hughes said “The Sarto frames are beautifully designed and very stylish; they really are a work of art and just stunning.”

Find out more at : http://www.sartoantonio.com/


























We are the champions!

Vielo sports pair pickup industry award. 
September 2015 Ian and Trevor Hughes picked up the Bike Biz award for Specialist distributor of the year. An amazing achievement recognising their hard work in high end brand development in the UK market.