Speedvagen Team Issue Kit Pre Order

Pre-Order closes AUG 14th.

The 2017 Speedvagen team kit is an evolution... as all things Speedvagen are. Clean, crisp, balanced, with a touch of texture and fun, this is the design our team will be racing in for the 2017 cross season. Naturally, we like offering something special to the Speedvagen family of owners, as well as to friends of the brand... and this new team kit seemed like just the thing. In addition to looking better than any of your riding buddies, every kit purchase helps support the team. We hope you can join us this season, in person and in spirit, as we spread the gospel of riding hard, holding ourselves to a high standard, and being good to our fellow racers—all while looking for a few chances to poke some fun at ourselves! 

We turned to our friends at Castelli for the pieces themselves. Long time supporters of our SV race team—not to mention cross-town neighbors—Castelli is committed to making superior race kits. Their blend of decades-old history and modern material development echoes our own desire to bring craft principles together with the best possible ingredients.

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Posted on August 9, 2017 .

Cyclocross. Our first love.

Team Issue Cyclocross pre order ends in 1 week

Early morning practice with sprint starts, targeting precise lines, and seamless mounts/dismounts. Race weekends, turning ourselves inside out, choosing our moment attack and digging to find another 10 minutes of maximum suffering even when we wanted to stop. And best of all, battling, laughing and crashing in the mud with friends. 

There's something special about the dedication that a racer brings to reach the pinnacle, contrasted with the humility and humor of racing in mud bogs, being heckled (lovingly?) on run-ups and the unknown that each race-day brings. 

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And while we've found a new love in our Urban Racer and will always like long days in the saddle, we will never lose our connection to CX. 

You may or may not know that Vanilla and Speedvagen have been on the top step of the podium in national championships, more state championships than we can count, and have done battle in world championships and world cups. Our team started back in the very first days that Sacha was building bikes in a hole in the wall and has grown to include a tight family of racers in Japan, Australia and the US. 

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Well, Cyclocross season coming up and we're about to dig into this year's team bikes.

With the OG1- and our new Urban Racer doing so well, we're going to open up this batch of team bikes to the SV lovers in the world.

For the 2017 Cyclocross Team Issue we're going to do 3 paint offerings: Ghost graphics in Army, or Vanilla Blue and a new blocky, punchy, sassy team paint scheme that's an evolution of our super popular 2016 Surprise Me paint scheme.

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You'll have a choice of components:

The CX-R with Sram Force 1 with super race-able Mavic Ksyrium Allroad Disc wheels, Pro Plt, painted to match stem and seatpost head, etc.

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The CX-X with DuraAce Di2, Chris King, Enve, Easton's awesome new crank, XTR brake callipers and rear derailleur. The CX-X also comes with a set of hand built wheels by our very own master mechanic, Woody, DT240s laced to HED Belgium plus disc rims in either tubulars or clinchers. All of this together makes a full on world class race machine, built right here in The Vanilla Workshop, USA.

Pre-order is open for 2 weeks and then we need to get to fabricating!!

The plan is to deliver by early September just in time for the season to start. To get the process started place your deposit before AUG 1st

*Delivery may be influenced by component availability. Substitutions may be available and/or necessary

Questions about our Team Issue Cyclocross bikes? Drop us an email at info@speedvagen.com

Posted on July 24, 2017 .