2014 Vivente World Randonneur – in Stock!

Vivente is a small Australian bicycle company, and we've been stocking their World Randonneur models for a long time. They represent excellent value for money in a loaded touring bike, and also suit themselves very well to the dedicated commuter cyclist. The brains behind the company, Noel, is constantly tweaking them to make sure every detail is considered, from the frame features, right down to the choice of spokes. The brand new 2014 bikes incorporate some big changes, many of which are upgrades, or associated with the introduction of a Rohloff internal gear hub model.

2014 changes and upgrades:

  • New model names – Anatolia, Deccan, Patagonia, and The Gibb.
  • Small and Extra Small drop bar bikes now have matching small-size handlebars and, in the case of bar-end shift levers, they also have smaller brake levers.
  • New rear dropouts permit the frame to be assembled as a derailleur bike or a Rohloff internally geared hub bike. Disc brake mounts are included in the left dropout.
  • DT 545d rims on both wheels.
  • Shimano XT 6-bolt disc rear hub.
  • SP PD-8 dynamo hub with 6-bolt disc attachment on front wheel.
  • DT Champion front spokes.
  • New Busch & Müller Lumotec EYC dynamo front light, producing 50 lux output.

All bikes feature:

  • Chromoly butted frame, with 3 sets of bottle cage mounts, spare spoke mounts, kickstand mount, disc and rear rack mount, Rohloff or derailleur compatible dropouts.
  • Chromoly, threadless 1 1/8” fork, with rack mounts to suit Tubus Duo, pivots, disc brake, mudguard and light cable mounts, and an extended steerer (can be trimmed to length).
  • Tange fully sealed cartridge headset.
  • Schwalbe Marathon tyres (35mm rear, 32mm front).
  • Tubus Logo rear rack.
  • Busch & Müller lights front and rear
  • Full length Vivente polycarbonate mudguards.

We have 3 of the 4 models in stock, and they are as follows:

Anatolia

The Anatolia features a trekking bar, which makes for a more upright position, and is great for riders who like multiple hand positions in a handlebar. It’s perfect for around town, where vision is key, and the gears and brakes are easily operated from the primary hand hold position. Features Shimano Deore brake levers linked to Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes, and a 9 speed Shimano wide range cassette mated to a Sugino Alpina triple chainring crankset.

Sugino Alpina Crankset
Sugino Alpina Crankset

 

Flatbar Controls
Flatbar Controls

 

Trekking Bar
Trekking Bar

 

Anatolia
Anatolia

 

Deccan

The drop bar version, featuring Shimano Sora STI integrated brake/shifters. Drop bars not only offer multiple hand positions, but allow the rider to get more aerodynamic when desired, which makes for a slightly more dynamic and faster ride. Also with a Shimano 9 speed/triple chainring drivetrain and Avid BB7 disc brakes.

Shimano Brake/Shift Levers
Shimano Brake/Shift Levers

 

Wide Range Cassette
Wide Range Cassette

 

Deccan
Deccan

 

BB7 Brake
BB7 Brake

 

The Gibb

A virtually bombproof tourer, where simplicity and robustness are most desired. A Rohloff internally geared rear hub – engineered and made to perfection in Germany – is linked to a single chainring Sugino Mighty Comp crankset, giving the rider 14 gears over a large range. Also features the same trekking bar as the Anatolia, and again, tried and true Avid BB7 disc brakes.

Gibb Logo
Gibb Logo

 

Rohloff Hub
Rohloff Hub

 

New Rims
New Rims

 

Sugino Mighty Comp Crankset
Sugino Mighty Comp Crankset

 

New Hub Dynamo
New Hub Dynamo – Black

 

Headlight
Headlight

 

New Dynamo Hub
New Dynamo Hub – Silver

 

For full specifications, see www.viventebikes.com.