Announcing VeloBuild China

Announcing VeloBuild China

News and Reviews

BIG Changes

BIG Changes Opening a new office in Shenzhen, China is just one of the BIG changes that have come to…

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Free Headset with Purchase!*

Free Headset with Purchase!*

Spring Headset Giveaway!

Get a FREE headset when you purchase a Road, CX or TT Frame during the month of April!

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R-016 Super Light Carbon Road Bike - 1000k Review

R-016 Super Light Carbon Road Bike - 1000k Review

Frame Reviews

Super Stiff & Super Light

1000k+ later and I can still say I am very impressed with the R-016 Super Light.  The R-016 has made…

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R-022 Race Readiness Review

R-022 Race Readiness Review

Frame Reviews

Go fast all day long

R-022   Weight: This build came in with everything AND Ultegra pedals AND my K-Edge Garmin mount at 16.4ish lbs. (Lighter…

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R-016 Super Light Carbon Road Frame: First Ride Review

R-016 Super Light Carbon Road Frame: First Ride Review

Frame Reviews

Super Light Climbing Machine

R-016 First Ride Review from VeloBuild Test Riders Expectations I had high hopes of feathery effortless climbs when I first…

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R-022 Review

R-022 Review

Frame Reviews

Smooth Fast and Light

The New Kid This frame may look familiar for some. A few well-known global brands sell this frame and it…

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VeloBuild Gets Fat - Shanghai Bike Show 2014

VeloBuild staffers Chris Mei and company recently attended the Shanghai China Cycle 2014 show and they got FAT.  Fat bikes that is, and many more new products are headed your way in 2014 and beyond.

A great thing about VeloBuild is we are able to "cherry pick" the best products from the best factories in China.

Our buying power thanks to you VeloBuilders allows us to offer products to our specifications and standards.  We often ask for re-enforced areas and other modifications to make your build go easier, be more durable and better overall.

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The VeloBuild R-021 – 5 Year Review

This bike represents a beginning.  I purchased this frame set in 2009. My first bike direct from China. It has been rebuilt 4 times.  It has outlasted:

  • 2 Campagnolo rear derailleurs,
  • 1 Campagnolo front derailleur,
  • 1 Super Record bottom bracket,
  • 1 Selle SMP Hybrid saddle,
  • yards of bar tape
  • and 12,000 plus miles.


So, when I read some of the big brands spreading stories of catastrophic frame failures… well, I giggle a bit.  The brands use the same three tired photos without mentioning how or why the damage happened.  One easy YouTube search will show many videos of frame failures from major brands under race conditions.

Durability you ask?

I am 6’ tall and sadly weigh between 195 to 215lbs depending on the time of year and the availability of pasta and Prosecco in correlation to my pocket book.  The R-021 gets a massive workout each time I ride no matter the conditions.

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Announcing VeloBuild China

Chris Mei in Chinese Office of VeloBuildBIG Changes

Opening a new office in Shenzhen, China is just one of the BIG changes that have come to VeloBuild.  Inventory, warranty, customer service and 100s of new products to choose from are all now available from VeloBuild to make buying direct from China completely worry free, easy and for the best price.

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