The Gibb

Born in the Kimberly in Western Australia, a state-of-the-art Rohloff Gates Carbon Drive touring bike designed to handle rough terrain with heavy luggage right around the world.

currently out of stock.

Model Variations

January 2018
Gates drive
Increased tyre clearance
ED protective coating
October 2018
Gates drive
Increased tyre clearance
ED protective coating
Schwalbe AIMotion tyres
more model differences
Normal Frame
Dropped top-tube Frame
XS n/a
L n/a
XL n/a
XXL n/a n/a
What's the difference?
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Stock subject to availability Price may vary with location


Trekking Bars

Also known as butterfly bars and moustache bars the Vivente Bikes trekking bar allow you to see the world with several upright position options. The wider footprint will also give you more steering control at slower speeds.

Rohloff internal gear system with belt

Rohloff 14 speed gear system with Gates carbon belt drive. Rohloff hubs are safe from mud and other foreign bodies while maintaining incredible gear efficiency.

Steel Frame

The famous World Randonneur chromoly steel frame keeps style, class and strength in mind. Our Chromoly touring bike steel frames are built to last through heavy conditions.

More Features


Mudguards, also known as fenders offer you protection from debris and water that you tyres might pull up from the road. Our mudguards are sized for both 26" and 700C wheels.

Integrated lighting

Powered through a dynamo hub. You power your own lights.

Kick Stand

At only 365g this sturdy touring bike kickstand will let you prop your bike up anywhere. This kickstand is pre-installed and designed to allow your bike to stand even when it's fully loaded with luggage and gear.

Bike Mirror

All Vivente touring bikes come equipped with a bike mirror. We believe safety is a major concern and our Busch & Muller bike mirrors provide excellent visibility with their extra wide field of view.

Rear Carrier with Strap

Able to carry up to 40kg this tubus rear rack will mean longer tours without breakages. We have even supplied a strap which fits around the rack perfectly.

Steering Stabiliser

A steering stabiliser creates a resistance in your steering to pull the front wheel to centre whenever possible. Vivente Bikes use an elastomer stabiliser to minimise noise and maintain constant resistance.

Tools & Spares

All Vivente Rohloff bikes come with all the tools needed for assembly, packing and maintenance. Plus some spares.


Frame Set

All Vivente bikes are built with solid frames of chromoly steel for maximum longevity.

Double butted Cr-Mo touring frame, EBB shell, sizes XS (26″),S,M,L,XL,XXL (700c) see geometry table

Eccentric Bottom Bracket (EBB)
Genio Eccentric Bottom Bracket

Front Fork
1-1/8″ full Cr-Mo, butted, threadless, disc brake reinforced, lowrider & electric cable mounts, steering stabilizer mount

Headset & Spacers
Tange RDC-82, 1-1/8″, Duralumnium, black, stack 26.2, fully sealed cartridge, 81gms; 10mmx9 + 5mmx1 + 3mmx1

Seatpost & Clamp
Kalloy SP-342 micro adjust 27.2 × 300mm silver, Kalloy, SC-200 black

Steerer Mount Bar
VWR custom steerer mounting bar for Rohloff shifter

Mounting Hardware
All stainless 5mm and 6mm metric with stainless flat and spring washers. Rear rack mounted with high-tensile steel zinc coated flange-headed screws.

Frame & Fork Finish
Electrophoretic Deposition (ED), black, followed by black baked enamel


Brakes are one of the most important parts of cycling and we have not compromised on safety for any Vivente Bike.

Shimano BR-M395 (hydraulic disc)

Shimano SM-RT56 6 bolt, 160mm front & Rohloff rear

Shimano BL-M396 2 finger hydraulic


All Vivente Bikes come with tried and trusted transmissions systems to keep your ride at its most efficient.

Shift Levers
Rohloff right hand 14 speed twist shifter

Crankset V18
FSA VERO, 130 BCD, Black 165/170/175mm or Andel RSC1-5121-RL, Black, 130 BCD

Crankset V182
Andel RSC1-5121-RL, Black, 130 BCD, 165mm/170mm/175mm

Bottom Bracket Set V18
Tange LN-3922 English square taper JIS sealed cartridge 68mm × 118mm

Bottom Bracket Set V182
Shimano UN55 English square taper JIS sealed cartridge 68mm x 118mm

Crank Fixing Bolts V182
FSA QR-1, Self-Extracting, cr-mo, M8 (tools in tool kit)

Gates carbon drive, CDX, 120T

Rear Sprocket
Gates CDX 19T

Rear Hub
Rohloff speedhub 500/14, 36H, CC DB, black, external transfer bo 210 degree, OEM axle plate, with spoke ring

Chain Guard
Hebie Chainglider 42T/16-17T, black


Whether travelling down dirt roads or city roads our wheels are designed for maximum efficiency and safety.

DT 533d, 32h black
XS bike is 26″; S,M,L,XL & XXL are 700c or “29er”

Tyres V18
Schwalbe Marathon 35-559 (26×1.35) (XS)/ 37-622 (28×1.40, 700×35c)

Tyres V182
Schwalbe Almotion 40mm wide
XS bike is 26″; S, M, L, XL & XXL are 700c or “29er”

Presta valve 48mm stem
XS bike is 26″; S, M, L, XL & XXL are 700c or “29er”

Front Hub & Skewer
Dynamo hub, KT, black , (6-bolt), 6V 3W, 36H, OLD:100mm, Formula QR23 (internal cam type)

Front Spokes V18
DT Champion 32H, silver, cross three pattern, 14G (2.0MM)

Front Spokes V182
Sapim Leader 32H, silver, cross three pattern, 14G (2.0mm) with Sapim Polyax brass nipples

Rear Spokes V18
DT Competition double butted, 32, silver, cross two pattern, 14/15/14G (2.0/1.8/2.0mm)

Rear Spokes V182
Sapim Leader 32H, silver, cross three pattern, 14G (2.0mm) with Sapim Polyax brass nipples


We have tested countless contact variations for all our bikes and believe we have one of the most comfortable bikes to ride in the world.

Handlebars V18
Humpert Horn bar (25.4 B) 580mm, black, adjustable, with grip, plus alternate riser bar UNO AL-020 58/60/64cm

Handlebars V182
Humpert Horn bar (25.4 B) 580mm, black, adjustable

Grips V18
Humpert high density foam. Separate grips for included riser bar.

Grips V182
Humpert high density foam

Stem V18
VWR, bore 25.4MM, steerer 28.6MM, 3D forged, 7degree , 60(XS)/80(S)/100(M)/120(L,XL)/130(XXL)MM, black, plus 31.8mm bore version to suit included riser bars

Stem V182
VWR, bore 25.4mm, steerer 28.6mm, 3D forged, 7degree , 60(XS)/80(S)/100(M)/120(L,XL)/130(XXL)mm, black

VWR custom, black, with cut-out 270mm x 168mm

VP-R62, single sided clipless, with cleats


Many countries require lights on bicycles as a matter of law. Vivente Bikes come with both front and rear lights powered by a dynamo hub.

Front Light
Axa Luxx Plus auto, 70 lux, with light & movement sensor for steady function, with steady light, with USB outlet

Rear Light
Axa Riff, steady, led with light guide, 4 minute charge when stopped


All Vivente touring bikes come with at least rear racks pre-installed.

Rear Carrier
Tubus Logo Evo, 150mm lower spacing, 50mm taillight spacing

Luggage Strap
Tubus strap on rear rack


Vivente Bikes are designed to be useful right out of the box and so come with additional accessories to make your ride safer and more enjoyable.

Fenders (Mudguards)
VWR 46mm wide, with stainless steel hardware, 26″ or 700c to suit

Atranvelo, Stylo DV with regular (XS) and long(700c) leg

Brass bell

VWR black 6″ bugle horn

Cages & Bottles
2 pieces per bike – 6mm black alloy cages & VWR custom LD PE 700cc bidons

Steering Stabilizer
Hebie with elastomer

Busch & Muller with spare 60mm head in spares box

Order a Vivente World Randonneur Today

Even though they have been designed in Australia, Vivente World Randonneurs are world bikes. The time put into them, just like every component, is from around the world. So, it is fitting that you can buy them from anywhere around the world.

Purchasing options are dependant on your location. See the page linked below for ordering options.