MARCH 12 - 18, 2017 - TEXAS

The Speedvagen Fitting Tours give us a chance to meet new friends, 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 custom fit session with founder Sacha White.

For a race machine to ride right, it has to be weighted right.
 
There are a lot of fitting options out there and the trend is toward the upright and conservative fit. We feel strongly that for a Speedvagen to ride like a great race machine, our customers need to be properly balanced on the bike and 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/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.

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!

AUSTIN

March 12-16

at Cycleast

 

Events

3/12 Cycleast

Group Ride / Open House

Come join us for a non-drop ride leaving from the shop and ending with an open house party until the kegs run dry. This is a great opportunity to demo a Speedvagen or Urban Racer for the ride!

Ride Time: 3-5pm

Open House Time: 5-10pm

RSVP here

 

3/13 Cycleast

Fit Clinic

The Speedvagen Fit Clinic is our way of sharing Speedvagen fitting philosophies with the cycling communities that we visit.

Time: 6-9pm

RSVP by emailing gordon@vanillabicycles.com and include the location + Fit Clinic in the subject.

 

3/14 Cycleast

Tuesday Teardown Ride!

Join Speedvagen and the Phenom Cycle Club at Cycleast for 25 crushing miles in the west hillz. Another great chance to take a Speedvagen out for the ride. Email us at info@speedvagen.com to request one. Bring lights just in case! 

Time: 6-9pm

 

3/14 East Side Pedal Pushers

Women's Fit Clinic

Pretty Damned Fast and Speedvagen are teaming up again for another women-only Fit Clinic. This is our way of sharing Speedvagen fitting philosophies with the cycling communities that we visit. RSVP details to come.

Time: 6-9pm

RSVP by emailing gordon@vanillabicycles.com and include the location + Fit Clinic in the subject.

 

3/15 Flitch Coffee

Group Ride

Beat the Clock is hosting Speedvagen for their weekly morning ride to the East! Email us at info@speedvagen.com if interested in demoing a Speedvagen.  

Time: 8-11am

 

HOUSTON

March 17-18

at Bicycle Speed Shop
 

Events

3/17 Bicycle Speed Shop

Open House

We want to complete our Texas Tour with two full days in Houston. Come by to see our fleet of Speedvagens, take one for a ride and exchange High 5s with Sacha and co. First beers around 5pm. 

Open House Time: 5-10pm

RSVP here

 

3/18 Bicycle Speed Shop

Group Ride

Starting the day off with a non-drop morning group from the shop. Never ridden a Speedvagen? Come demo one for the ride! Email us at info@speedvagen.com

Time: 8-11am

 

3/18 Bicycle Speed Shop

Fit Clinic

The Speedvagen Fit Clinic is our way of sharing Speedvagen fitting philosophies with the cycling communities that we visit. 

Time: 2-5pm

RSVP by emailing gordon@vanillabicycles.com and include the location + Fit Clinic in the subject.

Come ride with us, check out the bikes, pick up some SV goodies and get fitted for your Speedvagen!

 

 

On Deck for 2017: 

Europe – August

 


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.

2016 Asian Fit Tour

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, will take 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.