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Vivente makes two notable changes to its touring bikes

Alia Parker's picture
Vivente World Randonneur Swabia touring bike with Rohloff gears, TRP hydraulic disc brakes and drop handlebars.

After having sold out across the country, the new model Vivente World Randonneur touring bikes have hit the stores with an expanded line-up and a couple of notable modifications.

Building on the significant developments of 2014 when the World Randonneur range was split into four distinct models, a further two models have been added, boosting the total to six. All models revolve around the same Vivente World Randonneur chromoly steel touring frame but feature different gear, brake and handlebar set-ups.

Vivente World Randonneur light with USB port. Cycle Traveller

The most notable change across the majority of the models has been the move away from mechanical disc brakes to hydraulics. With this, the former caliper brake mounts have been completely removed from the frame.

The other significant change is the upgrade of the front dynamo-powered light to an Axa Luxx Plus, which features a USB port that allows you to charge your devices as you ride.

These modifications come as the range expands to its widest set-up offering yet. Two new models – the SHB and Swabia – add to the existing Patagonia, The Gibb, Anatolia and Deccan.

Vivente World Randonneur with Rohloff and TRP hydraulic disc brakes. Cycle Traveller

  • Deccan: Derailleur gears with drop handlebars, TRP mechanical disc brakes and STI shift levers.
  • Patagonia: Derailleur gears with drop handlebars, TRP Hylex hydraulic disc brakes and bar-end shifters.
  • Anatolia: Derailleur gears with trekking handlebars and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes.
  • SHB: Derailleur gears with riser handlebars and ergo grips and bar-ends, and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes.
  • The Gibb: Rohloff hub gears with trekking handlebars and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Swabia: Rohloff hub gears with drop handlebars and TRP Hylex hydraulic disc brakes.

The modifications coincide with a relaunched Vivente World Randonneur website, which features all the model specifications as well as dealers around Australia. Overseas customers can also order the bikes directly from the website.

Comments

This looks the bomb for my up coming paragliding season , I would use my bob trailer for my paraglider and this bike would be massive improvement on my old bike. Tried my cx bike just didn't cut it , what sort of coin are we talking in Australia dudes .

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A paragliding bike trip sounds awesome! Yeah, cyclocross bikes generally have a geometry that supports an aggressive riding position and the gears are configured for speed, so they generally don't make good touring bikes where you need a more relaxed and comfortable riding position and a good range of low gears for towing weight. Touring bikes, like these Viventes, are perfect (and make great commuting bikes too).

The World Randonneurs are very competitively priced considering it includes a Tubus rack, dynamo and lights. In Australia, they start at about $2,499 for the Decan model and climb up to $3,999 for the Swabia with 14-speed Rohloff and hydraulic disc brakes.
 

In your article on the Vivente, I thought the spelling for the French invention of changing gears was derailleur. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Alia Parker's picture

You're completely right Chris, that was just my bad spelling. Thanks for picking it up.

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