You know me, I have a softspot for purple and for Speedvagens. Vanilla just posted up these photos from their 2012 Surprise Me cross bike paint scheme and it’s amazing. Head over to their Flickr for more!
Uhhhh. I think I just Speedvagen’d in my pants.
The olive drab, white and race red Horizon scheme really pops, like those ENVE SES 3.4 wheels, Paul brakes and Campagnolo EPS cross group. Check out more at the Speedvagen Flickr!
Man. I wish I could be in Cali for this event. The Speedvagen Family will be in SF and LA. There’s so much going on that it’s best if you just head to the Speedbloggen to see the details!
You know a steel bike is utilizing the most in technology when an accomplished raconteur like FYXO assumes it’s made from carbon fiber. No kidding. When Gomi rolled into Golden Saddle Cyclery on his 2011 Speedvagen road bike, everyone was drawn to it immediately. What’s not to love about the fabled “surprise me” paint jobs? Or that build. EDGE / ENVE, Tune, EE Cycleworks and Super Record 11 really bring this build in under 16 lbs.
And it’s steel!
See more in the Gallery!
Look, I photograph a lot of bicycles, sometimes under the gun due to time constraints or lighting, so when I get the chance to look at a bike from a different angle, or perspective, it really makes my day. Here’s a shot of Chris’ Speedvagen road, taken in LA, at a spot where I’ve photographed many bikes, but never thought about utilizing the location’s vantage points.
It’s not much, but for me, it made the shoot worth it, especially with a 135mm lens. More on this bike to come…
I should have warned you, posting something this bright first thing on a Monday morning. Can you blame me? See more of this fluorescent Covert Speedvagen Road Machine at the Vanilla Flickr!
When Speedvagen first announced the Integrated stems earlier this year, people were split like a cable yoke. Some liked it, some hated it but I loved mine. I loved it so much that I paid Speedvagen to paint me a one-off (at the time) black on black Integrated stem for my Geekhouse.
Turns out, black on black looks great and so now, Speedvagen is offering this murderously-sleek stem in their web shop for $350.
Now, considering ENVE sells these stems for $280, I think that’s a fair price for internal cable routing and a sick in-house Vanilla paint job.
Need a review of the stem? Check out more below.
f-Stop, makers of some of the nicest camera bags in the industry, recently profiled photographer Jeff Curtes. A team followed him around as he shot the Speedvagen lookbook and rode his bike up Saltzman. Videos like this are great because it really is about the photographer being profiled, not the product.