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The Urban Model U/1 was designed for what most people who venture out on a bike need. The U/1 is fast, light, and nimble on all surfaces.
The U/1 exists to get you anywhere a paved route will allow you to go on a daily basis in a surprisingly comfortable way. When equipped with 650b wheels and tires it’s also a capable bike on gravel roads, fire roads, and suitable for other light trail adventures.
Our exclusive use of Allite Super Magnesium results in a bike that is lighter, stronger, and profoundly better than those made with other conventional materials.
VAAST Bikes is the first to use ALLITE® SUPER MAGNESIUM™, a true innovation in material science. This high-strength alloy features excellent shock absorption properties, weighs 33% less than Aluminum and 50% less than Titanium by volume, and is significantly stronger than both. Through the exclusive use of this eco-friendly metal, we have achieved a ride feel like no other.
From the beginning we’ve been inspired to promote the responsible use of materials and responsible riding in all its forms. Our frames are more sustainably made and they’re 100% recyclable. We were also the first bike brand to use 100% fiber-based, plastic-free packaging.
The Model U/1 650b has been designed for what most people who venture out on a bike need. It is the unsung hero of the bike world: Fast, light, and nimble on all surfaces. Quick around your local bike trail, cool around the block, and rugged and durable on your gravel roads, fire roads and trail adventures. Its sporty geometry, vibration dampening materials, and wide, comfortable tires will eat up the miles wherever you take it. It is perfect for riders who want a comfortable do-it-all bike, packed with performance and multi-functionality.
|Frame||Urban Optimized 700c / 650b AE81 ALLITE Super Mag - VAAST Urban geometry - internal cable routing - fender / rack ready|
|Fork||VAAST Urban full-carbon disc - rack & fender ready|
|Tires||WTB Venture 650b x 47mm Road Plus Comp w/tan skinwall Tire|
|Rims||Alex 650b Double Wall aluminum - 28H - Presta Valve|
|Rotors||160mm F & R|
|Crank||Forged Alloy - 40T|
|Cassette||microSHIFT 11-42T - 9-speed|
|Shifters||microSHIFT Advent 1 x 9|
|RD||microSHIFT Advent M619M 1 x 9 speed|
|Brakes||Hydraulic disc brakes w/Three finger lever|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed cartridge bearing|
|Hub F||Sealed cartridge bearing - 6-bolt disc - 12 x 100mm thru axle - 28H|
|Hub R||Sealed cartridge bearing - 6-bolt disc - QR - 28H|
|Spokes||Double butted stainless|
|Axles||VAAST M12 F / QR R|
|Handlebar||VAAST Urban Pro - 6061 butted aluminum|
|Stem||VAAST 3D forged|
|Grips / Tape||VAAST Dual Density|
|Seat Post||VAAST Micro adjust aluminum - 27.2mm x 350mm|
|Saddle||VAAST Urban Sport|