2017 Europe Fitting Tour

The Speedvagen Fitting Tours give us a chance to meet new friends, ride great roads, and share our bikes with those of you who have mostly seen them through the web. Most importantly, future Speedvagen owners get a full custom fit session with founder Sacha White.

For a race machine to ride right, it has to be weighted right.
There are a lot of fitting options out there and the trend is toward the upright and conservative fit. We feel strongly that for a Speedvagen to ride like a great race machine, our customers need to be properly balanced on the bike and in a position where back and stomach muscles are supporting the weight of their upper body, their arms are freed up to move with the bike/soak up shock and the muscles in the lower body are activated, firing and fast. These principles apply to a spry young racer as well as a any seasoned rider with lots of miles and years under their belt. Like with our frames, our fitting is different than anything else out there. That’s why we’re traveling the world to make it happen.

Tour Dates:

Amsterdam, Netherlands

August 26 - August 29

Rapha Amsterdam


London, England

August 31 - September 3

Rapha London

Girona, Spain

September 5 - September 11

The Service Course

Interested in being fitted for a Speedvagen and having your new machine in your hands this holiday season? Yeah!! Want to work with us collaboratively? Just wanna come hang out and talk bikes? Or even demo an OG? Shoot us a note and we’ll send more info, or secure one of the handful of spots with a DEPOSIT!

Stay tuned for more details on events in each location.

Posted on July 18, 2017 .

Surprise Me 2017

YO! When's the next Surprise Me scheme is coming out? Every week we get some form of this question. We always say "we are working on it." It takes as long as it takes, and thats the glory of it. When we finally have that idea that we are stoked on, it may have been the 1st idea we came up with that year, or more likely it was the 145th. What we can say is we are wrapping up the final details. 

So here's your chance. If you want a Surprise Me, a TRUE Surprise Me, you need to get your deposit in now!

Starting with the very first Speedvagen a decade ago, each year we have offered a Surprise Me paint scheme. That means the customer gives us the green light and they don't know what the paint on their Speedvagen is gonna look like until they open the box.

Surprise Me reflects the irreverence and excitability of Speedvagen owners. It also shows how much they trust in our design chops and our commitment to make stuff awesome.

The layout for the Surprise Me paint comes from the colors, patterns, and sometimes new techniques that we're most in to that year. That Surprise Me then becomes a cultural snapshot of what The Vanilla Workshop is all about that season. And since we only offer that design for that one year, there are just a handful peppered around the world - a brotherhood/sisterhood if you will.      

The Surprise Me way is and shall always be: No Hints and No Regrets! If you want to be apart of that. Its your last chance (for this year).

Below is a look back at some of the shop favorites that have come out over the years. 

Surprise Me 2016 Gold Single Speed CX

Surprise Me 2016 Road

Surprise Me 2015 Road

Surprise Me 2012 CX 

Surprise Me 2010 Gold CX

Do you have Surprise Me Questions, or just want to find out more? Drop us an email at info@speedvagen.com

Posted on July 10, 2017 .