We feel strongly that for a Speedvagen to ride like a great race machine, our customers need to be properly balanced on the bike. When a rider is 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 to 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.

November 2016 - East Coast

Shout out East Coast...we’re coming for you in November with stops in New York City, Washington, D.C., North Carolina! The Speedvagen Fit Tours give us a chance to meet our people, 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 consultation and custom fit session with founder Sacha White.

Interested in being fitted for a Speedvagen and having your new machine in your hands well before road 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!


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New York City

Rapha New York 11/4 - 11/7

Sun And Air 11/9 - 11/11 

Gotham West Market 11/12 - 11/13


11/4 Rapha New York

Opening reception / Roundtable discussion

Time: 6-9pm

Sponsors: @thevanillaworkshop, @rapha_n_america, @bestmadeco, @uhurudesign, @otherhalfnyc, @seamusmullen


11/5  Rapha New York

Rapha Group Ride

Time: 7:30-10am

Sponsors: @thevanillaworkshop, @rapha_n_america


11/9 Sun And Air

Urban Racer / Levis Commuter Coaster Brake Crit

Time: 7-9pm

Sponsors: @thevanillaworkshop, @leviscommuter, @sunandair, @prettydamnedfast, @kingkog, @stumptowncoffee


11/10 Sun And Air

Speedvagen/Pretty Damned Fast Fit Clinic

Time: 7-9pm

Sponsors: @thevanillaworkshop, @sunandair, @prettydamnedfast, @stumptowncoffee


11/11 Maglia Rosa

Meet Your Maker Series with Sacha White

Time: 7-9pm

Sponsors: @thevanillaworkshop, @magliarosanyc

Washington, DC

District Cycle Works 11/15 - 11/17




11/15 District Cycle Works

Fit Clinic

Time: 7-9pm

Sponsors: @thevanillaworkshop


11/16 District Cycle Works

Group Ride / Happy Hour

Time: 6-9pm

Sponsors: @thevanillaworkshop, @districtcycleworks

North Carolina

Cycles de ORO  11/19

Chainheart Cycling Studio  11/20

Industry Nine 11/21


11/19 Greensboro

Cycles de ORO 

Fit Clinic

Time: 930-1130am

Sponsors: @thevanillaworkshop

Group Ride

Time: 1130am-130pm

Sponsors: @thevanillaworkshop

Happy Hour

Time: 130-4pm

Sponsors: @thevanillaworkshop


11/20 Asheville

Chainheart Cycling Studio

Happy Hou

Time: 4-6pm

Sponsors: @thevanillaworkshop


11/21 Asheville 

Industry Nine

Coffee/Baked Goods/Group Ride

Time: 9-11am

Sponsors: @thevanillaworkshop, @industry_nine

Fit Clinic

Time: 2-4pm

Sponsors: @thevanillaworkshop, @industry_nine

Happy Hour

Time: 4-6pm

Sponsors: @thevanillaworkshop, @industry_nine

“We know that if a finely made bike doesn’t fit right, it will only ever be ok. So we’re traveling around the world to make sure that the fit of your Speedvagen is every bit as good as the fabrication, design & paint. We’re not going for ok, we’re going for perfect and that means doing things a little bit different.”

Speedvagen Fit Tours

We experienced great success with the launch of the Speedvagen Fit Tours in 2015. Last May, Sacha White, founder and head of fitting and design, took the experience to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore, and Jakarta, Indonesia. 

One of the biggest differences of a custom bike from The Vanilla Workshop is the fit. Over the last 15 years, Sacha has developed his own system, bucking the global trends toward upright “comfort” positions, and computer generated recommendations, opting instead to work face to face with each rider, to make them faster and more balanced and connected to the road.

This is a great opportunity to come see the bikes and work directly with the master craftsman who will be making your dream machine.

If you are interested in scheduling a fit session with Sacha, you can easily confirm with a deposit here. If you have further questions, contact us. There is limited space available and we routinely sell out. Space for fittings is on a first come first served basis. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

The Speedvagen Fit Tour Down Under

In summer 2015 we headed Down Under and set up shop with our friends in Melbourne & Sydney. Our good friend Andy was kind enough to take some great photos and give his impressions at FYXO.

The Speedvagen California Fit Tour

In the spring of 2015 we took the Workshop to San Francisco and Los Angeles. John Watson joined us and documented the experience on The Radavist.