EUROPE: AUGUST 26 - SEPTEMBER 11
The Speedvagen crew is heading to Europe from August 26th to September 11th with stops in Amsterdam, London and Girona. We'll host fittings, events with partners and friends, Fit Clinics and Speedvagen demo rides.
In the middle of the beautiful canals the Speedvagen team will be setup at the Rapha Amsterdam Clubhouse from Saturday, August 26th to Tuesday, August 29th. There will be rides with the Speedvagen crew, with the possibility of test-rides, attend a Fit Clinic as well as still signing up for a fitting.
In London Speedvagen has also partnered with Rapha, and the fittings will take place at their beautiful Soho Clubhouse from Thursday, August 31st to Sunday, September 3rd. Like Amsterdam, there will be rides, demos, a Fit Clinic as well as fittings for a custom Speedvagen.
For the ultimate custom experience, we've partnered with Speedvagen owner, and former world tour professional rider, Christian Meier, for an extended stop at his new shop, the Service Course in Girona. People from all over Europe are able to fly over and enjoy the luxury treatment that Service Course has to offer, as well as test riding bikes in the most beautiful surroundings possible. From Tuesday, September 5th to Monday, September 11future Speedvagen owners can sign up for the full treatment of what Christian experienced riding for teams like Garmin or Orica with one of the packages he's put together (here) or configure one that works best for you.
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!
Daily fittings will take place at each location from 8:30am - 11am; 12:30pm - 3pm; 3:30pm - 6pm
August 26 - 29
August 26 (6:00PM) Open House
Come down to check out some custom bikes, take one for a test ride and enjoy some drinks on us!
August 27 (8:00AM) Speedvagen Fit Clinic & Group Ride
Come spend the day with Speedvagen This is the perfect opportunity to learn some key fit principles from Speedvagen founder, Sacha White and then head out on a ride with the Speedvagen crew and other owners to after. The Speedvagen Fit Clinic is a 3 hour course where we share our fit principles and teach you how to apply them to your own riding. The goal is not to fit you, but rather to arm you with knowledge and confidence to dial things in on your own bike over the next several months of riding; This way when you’re riding and you’re feeling pressure here, or strained muscles there, you’ll be able to think critically and dissect the issue. Join us at Rapha Amsterdam for a special fit clinic followed by a 40k ride. Plan to stick around after as Speedvagen will be treating everyone to coffee/beers after back at the Clubhouse!
August 29 (8:00AM) Group Ride
Join us at Rapha Amsterdam for a longer 60km ride. Plan to stick around after as Speedvagen will be treating everyone to coffee after back at the Clubhouse!
August 31 - September 3
August 31 (6:30PM-9:00PM) Opening Night Discussion
Join Speedvagen founder Sacha White, Rapha founder and CEO Simon Mottram and renowned suit maker Timothy Everest MBE for a discussion on non-standard business and blazing your own trail.
September 1 (6:00PM - at Look Mum No Hands)
An evening with Speedvagen and Hartley Cycles
Portland based Speedvagen are touring Europe! Meet them look mum no hands! for drinks, giveaways and framebuilders chat with Hartley Cycles, hosted by Laura Scott.
Take a look at Speedvagen and Hartley Cycles bikes up close. Meet Sacha White and Caren Hartley for an informal chat about their work and experiences, fit and build philosphies, and opportunity to ask your own questions.
September 2 (8:00AM) Speedvagen Fit Clinic & Group Ride
A perfect opportunity to learn some key fit principles from Speedvagen founder, Sacha White before heading out on a short ride with the Speedvagen team and other owners, with complimentary drinks on your return. The Speedvagen Fit Clinic is a 3-hour course where we share our fit principles and teach you how to apply them to your own riding.
September 3 (8:00AM) Speedvagen Clubhouse Ride
Join our special Speedvagen ride for a 100km spin into the Home Counties, with complimentary drinks on your return to the Clubhouse.
September 5 - 11
September 5 (7:00PM) “Open House”
Join Speedvagen owner/former pro Christian Meier and Sacha as they discuss custom steel race machines.
Details posted here for full week!
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!