Chris’ Velo Orange Piolet — Monster Camper!

Chris reached out in search of a burly all-terrain camping bike that offered some classic aesthetic and plenty of modern function. With its segmented fork, disc brakes, huge tire clearance and ‘braze-ons for dayz-on’ the Velo Orange Piolet made the perfect platform to get him rolling.

Hand built wheels featuring Velocity Blunt SS 29″ rims and a Shutter Precision PD-8x Dynamo hub power his Supernova E3 Pro lights and The Plug III USB charger.

Other hallmarks from the build include a Brooks Cambium C17, Thomson cockpit, Jones 710 H-Loop Bars, and a big ‘ol Wald Basket affixed to a Surly 24-Pack to carry all the overnight essentials.

The Piolet’s mid-trail geometry allows the bike to handle comfortably whether completely unloaded or with a basket’s worth of s’mores, sausages, and coffee beans.

This beast reeked of campfire smoke before it even left the shop. Happy trails, Chris!

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