Speedvagen was born on the cross course
Speedvagen started with a cross bike, a single speed in fact. So it should be no surprise that cyclocross is still our favorite of all disciplines. Maybe that’s because the culture of cross (camaraderie, celebration and racing your guts out, 100%) matches our values so closely. Much of Speedvagen’s distinct aesthetic comes from lots of head scratching about how a cross machine could be better. The details run deep and they’re all there for a reason. If they made the cut, it’s because they make the bike faster, or better for shouldering, or to solve the ages old canti brake issues. If not, they’re gone.
Back to our roots. After over a decade of building Speedvagen bikes, our personal tastes have changed a bit, we've dabbled in riding a few new disciplines. Theres nothing wrong with that, but CX was still in our hearts. Wanting to come back to it, in a big way this year we simply got together as a crew and asked who wants to race? Everyone said they were in...
There's more to it then that though, one of the goals for this year was we wanted to slow down and look at who we are, what we make and what we actually want to make. We came to realize theres no better way to do this, then by taking pride in our hard work and craft, by racing bikes together, as a shop, as a team, and as a family. Thus, the SSCX Workshop Team was born to push our boundaries, and come back to the sport that sparked so many of our innovations.
In 2018 we are selling complete bikes only, no frame sets, no supplied parts!
THE RMSSCX Workshop team Edition Build
- Fork: Whisky CX No. 9 Fork
- Saddle: Fabric Scoop saddle
- Grips: Fabric
- Eccentric Bottom Bracket: Oner machined by White Industries.
- Headset: Chris King
- Bars: Enve M5 Carbon Bars
- Stem: Enve Carbon Stem painted to match.
- Seat Post Head: Ritchey standard, Enve $345 upgrade
- Rims: Enve G23 or CX Tubular
- Hubs: Industry 9
- Tires: 700x33c Donnelly PDX Tubless Ready or 700x33c Donnelly PDX Tubulars
- Drivetrain: Easton EC90SL Crankset - King Stainless Cog - Gear Clamp
- Brakes: XT levers to Ultegra flat mount calipers.
- Plus, all of the features of our standard Speedvagen CX frame including, integrated seatmast, super light steel, and flat mount thru axle.
- The line is drawn in the sand. No changes are allowed with this build.
Workshop Team SSCX STARTS AT $6695 COMPLETE
The Dream Build
In the process of designing our SSCX Workshop Team bikes part spec we made zero compromises. The build spec on this is dialed and every single part was hand selected by us for performance and durability on the cross course. Something we believe in so much, we are not allowing any changes to the build of this bike.
Process can beautiful.
After a bike came back to the shop for repaint, while we were sanding it down, we noticed beautiful blends of colors stacked up. Those blends reminded us of Detroit Agate, a gemstone like material created by chipping away chunks of paint off of fixtures in major automobile paint facilities and polishing it like a stone. We pursued this and evolved our A-Team scheme to mimic this look as a reminder for us to take pride in what we do. Producing the best bikes we can in Portland from start to finish. This paint job is only available on this bike.
For the 2018 production run the order window is from Aug 7th - AUG 28th with the goal to have your bike in hands this October
speedvagen standard features
Speedvagen steel is realer than real
Made from the latest technology, our new steel is to traditional steel what a Tesla is to a 60’s Ford. Speedvagen tubes are 4-6 times stronger than the tubing people typically associate with a steel bike. Because it’s stronger, it can be made lighter, resulting in a Speedvagen as light as 13lbs (6kgs) complete. Learn more about our tubing in our deep dive.
FLAT MOUNT THRU AXLE
The Workshop Team SSCX is our third bike to sport our brand new custom Speedvagen chain stays, designed specifically to be paired with flat mount brakes and thru axles.
The integrated seatmast makes for beautiful lines. There are a couple of things that are unique to our bikes. Each length of every Speedvagen seatmast is finished specifically for its owner. We also use stainless steel around the top of the seat tube where our post head mounts, rather than the post head wearing on a painted surface. The result is lighter and cleaner than a traditional seatpost, and the collar looks great topped with our ENVE-made Speedvagen post head.