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VELLO bike: a city bike revolution. It is a high performance, hand-made folding bicycle.
VELLO bike: a city bike revolution. It is a high performance, hand-made folding bicycle.
61 backers pledged $30,170 to help bring this project to life.

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Up and down the mountain with the VELLO – the GoPro camera on the helmet and breathing in some fresh mountain air as we’re straddling the Urbano over bumps, mud and hills. It was fun riding the VELLO to the extreme, and most importantly, the bike passed the test with great success!

Here a short video from our test in the Austrian Alps:

Music by Chris Zabriskie - “Is That You or Are You You?”  - CC License 

And then a relaxed ride in the city:

The designer of VELLO (Valentin) with his son
The designer of VELLO (Valentin) with his son

We’re not just conducting the tests ourselves; our parts are undergoing stringent manufacturing stress tests to make them compliant to ISO standards. Our rise-up stems that include the integrated safety lights are being exposed to pressure 200 000 times by applying various forces. In a first step to forces of 200N on both sides of the stem 100 000 times, then in a second step to 250 N sideways and upwards 100 000 times. 

Image from the testing below:

 It is for this part:

We are working closely with the manufacturers of the various parts to keep to the time schedule of your VELLO. We very much appreciate your understanding and patience!

Many thanks, 

Valentin & Valerie

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