Cyclocross is in our blood

It should be no surprise that The Vanilla Workshop started with a cross bike and nearly two decades later, with victories at National Championships, more State Championships than we can count and wins around the world, it’s our favorite of all disciplines.

Every Speedvagen race machine is hand built in our workshop and is meant to be ridden. Hard. We're constantly asking ourselves "How can we remove any sense of preciousness? What's going to make these bikes get used to their fullest?"

The result is two complete Speedvagen Team Issue Cyclocross machines: CX-R and CX-X, fully built, ready to race and starting at $5995.

As with our other Ready Made bikes, these Team Issue versions are the distillation of everything that makes a Speedvagen a Speedvagen, without compromising on performance or standard features.

 

 
 
 
 

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We've tailored the build kits for performance on the cross course.

 
 
 

The CX-r

  • Sram Force 1 Hydro Groupset 
  • ENVE carbon CX fork
  • Fabric Scoop saddle
  • Pro PLT Bars 
  • Ritchey seatpost head & PRO PLT stem, both painted to match
  • Mavic Ksyrium Elite Allroad Disc
  • 700x32c Schwalbe Racing Ralphs 
  • Tons of next level upgrades
  • Plus, all of the features of our standard Speedvagen CX frame including Berzerker DISC dropouts, integrated seatmast, superlight steel and strategically placed stainless reinforcements. Kapow!

 

  • CX-R starts at $5995 complete
 

The CX-X

We're doing the CX-X build as a 1x with a mix of DuraAce and XTR. We like to slice and dice our component combinations if there's more performance to be had and in this case, the following combination is the best of the best. 

  • ENVE Carbon CX fork
  • ENVE Carbon Handlebar
  • ENVE Carbon Stem
  • Easton EC 90 SL 1x Crankset
  • Shimano Dura Ace Di2 shifters paired with a Clutched XTR Di2 Rear derailleur. 
  • Hand built by our very own master mechanic (Woody) DT240 disc hubs laced to HED Belgium Plus Disc rims with DT Aerolite spokes. Your choice of Tubular or Clincher.
  • XTR Hydro Brakes
  • Chris King Headset
  • Ritchey seatpost head painted to match
  • Fabric Scoop saddle
  • 700x32c Schwalbe Racing Ralphs 
  • Tons of next level upgrades
  • Plus, all of the features of our standard Speedvagen CX frame including Berzerker DISC dropouts, integrated seatmast, superlight steel and strategically placed stainless reinforcements. Shazam!
 
 
 

standard features

 
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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.

 
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Disc Brakes

Our caliper mount helps the braking forces dissipate into the frame, and because the dropout doesn't have to be overbuilt to deal with the braking forces, it's lighter and super clean looking. The chainstay mount is machined from a super strong stainless steel and left bare at the mating surface. It also pierces and is welded to both walls of the chainstay for added strength. Light + strong + pretty = rad.

 
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Meet the Berzerker

This dropout is our lightest and smartest to date. The Berzerker dropout is cast from a super strong steel alloy and incorporates stainless steel inner and outer faces. The use of dual materials means that we get the strength of the base metal and the protection from wear and tear offered by raw stainless.

 

 
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