2016 Ichico Lavender Collection
There’s something about Japan that’s always captivated us, and with half of the Speedvagen cross team based there, we have a strong connection to the country. This classic Speedvagen design comes from Speedvagen Family Racing Team Member Masashi Ichifuru, a good friend and member of the extended Speedvagen family. Ichico, as he’s known, has worked for some of Japan’s most well known animation houses, and is a talented graphic designer and photographer, as well as a lover of espresso with an enviable collection of handmade bikes. Additionally, lavender was a huge inspiration for us in 2016 and it was one of the colors for the debut of the super successful OG1 program! We couldn’t possibly let the year go by without incorporating it into a new cycling kit and accessories.
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 cycling 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.
Jersey and Bibs
The 2016 Speedvagen Ichico Lavender Kit is a training fit, meant to be slightly more relaxed for those extra long training days. The design features an updated tweak on our first Ichico Kit.
Made with Windshear™ fabric for an extremely lightweight piece, that’s breathable enough to keep you comfortable while offering excellent protection from wind and light rain.
This kit features textured fabric on legs for better aerodynamics, mesh straps for comfort and breathability, and Giro Air mesh like leg gripper for better grip over and distributed over a larger area.
The arm warmer can certainly be a ride saver. Paired with a vest, they help extend your comfort zone by at least 10 degrees (not scientifically proven). Made with a classic gel gripper that has some stretch, they stay put without grabbing.