Route 11: Tokyo, Japan - “Ura-Onekan Ride”

Route via Ichico - Ura-Onekan Ride - Tokyo, Japan

What do you call this ride? 

“Ura-Onekan Ride”
A lot of cyclists choose main “Onekan” road which has wide and reasonable hill and good for quick training. However, you could find real fun side of “Onekan” on the back street of main road. We call it Ura-Onekan, which means Onekan Backstreet. You could find many great photos at here with #uraonekan in Instagram. There is a square road mirror next to a rice field stands about 18km from the start and it’s called #ichicomirror. Find out more photos with #ichicomirror on Instagram!

The Start and goal place is a convenience store called Lawson, Japanese convenience chain stores. This Lawson is the meeting spot for many cyclists and also great place for meeting new cyclists. The start is located about 20km away from central Tokyo and easy to access with bike or trains too.
There is a super-delicious bakery caffe called “Cicoute Bakery” at the halfway point (34.5km from start).

Why this ride? What are the features? 

Ura-Onekan has completely different scenery from typical picture of the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Here, you could find unpaved gravel roads, farm roads and village scenery. There are so many short and steep hills which remind us “De Ronde”. This unusual experiences much far from metropolis Tokyo always stimulate our curiosity.
We normally choose Ura-Onekan for first half of the ride and use main Onekan road for the return. Main Onekan are busy street but not too dangerous. We just need to remember we should keep riding left side of the road and one row peloton on busy road.
Mr.Adachi has first made a route including Ura-Onekan, the motif is the “De Ronde”, and opened to the public. Since then, people has enjoyed finding and customizing their own route including Ura-Onekan.

When is the best time to ride this route?

You could enjoy this route from early morning to the night, although you need more than 200lumen light at the night, through four seasons. If you would like to visit a “Cicoute Bakery”, it’s better to leave the start point 8~9 O’clock in the morning to arrive the caffe just after the opening time. Generally we don’t recommend to go outside and ride a bike during noon in August, which is a hottest month of the year. You won’t be able to catch up the opening time of the caffe but early morning or twilight ride is recommended during Summer.


What suggestions would you offer a visitor riding this route?

There are great dirt side roads in the first half of the route and you could dare to divert your way. You could ride everywhere in Uea-Onekan with road bikes if you have any off road bike skills. We’ll take you to the any side roads If you have a chance to ride with us.

 

Cicoute Bakery
3-9-5-101 Minami-osawa
Hachioji-shi
Tokyo
192-0364
Tel: 042-675-3585
OPEN 11:30–18:30, CLOSE Mon&Tue
http://cicoute-bakery.com

Lawson Inagi Tsurukawa Kaidou
432-1 Yanoguchi
Inagi-shi
Tokyo
Tel: 042-378-7020

Posted on April 2, 2015 and filed under Uncategorized.

Route 11: San Francisco, California

[Route 11 is a new series for Speedbloggen. We will be sharing great rides from around the world that you can do in a couple of hours, should you find yourself in the area, and grab a coffee or beer after. For Speedvagen owners there is a special bonus. All of the authors are fellow Speedvageneers and have generously allowed us to make email introductions. So, now you will know where to ride and better yet, where to finish! You might even end up with a riding companion or two. Of course, you are welcome to share a ride. Email: info@speedvagen.com for details.]

The 501 Ride by Erik Joule. 

If you live in the Bay Area, or plan to be there for work or play, this Route is an absolute must! But don't expect to take home many KOM's, Erik tops our Strava leaderboard regularly and as the CMO at Strava, it's kind of his job to crush it!

Why this ride?

This ride is THE Bay Area classic with all the marquee points. I call it the 501 of rides, because like the 501 it is a classic and so iconic. (Note: Erik was the brains behind the Levi's Commuter line so when he says "501 of rides" he knows what he's talking about.) 

This hits all the highs and lows of the Bay Area. Small, quaint Marin towns, Redwoods, Dry Chaparral, epic ocean vistas, 5000' of climbing and a Lake. Good roads and the crappiest of roads....it has it all!

When is it best to ride?

This ride is best in the winter, late Fall or early Spring. It can get quite hot in the summer. Don't smash this ride, and if you do...stop at the top of all climbs to smell the roses, the vistas are insane!

Anything we should know before we go? 

Heads up: The Seven sisters, or seven bitches as we refer to it, can be quite windy so avoid deep dish wheels.

What's something special that we might otherwise just ride past? 

There is a small trail running trail undulating right below the seven sisters hills, it is so small that only one foot can go in front of another. Check it out!

It is best to start this Route at the Rapha Cycle Club (RCC) in Cow Hollow.

This is the Route.

Posted on March 4, 2015 .

Speedvagen Black Road Kit - Pre-Order Only, Deadline is Sunday, March 1st.

The black Speedvagen team kit is an evolution of the original Army Green version. Clean, crisp, balanced, and minimal, this is the collection that our team has been racing in exclusively for the last two years. We like offering something special to the Speedvagen family of owners, as well as to friends of the brand. The team kit seemed like just the thing. In addition to looking better than any of your riding buddies, every kit purchases helps to support the team. We hope you can join us this season, in person and in spirit, as we spread the gospel of riding hard, holding ourselves to a high standard, and being good to our fellow racers—all while looking for a few chances to poke some fun at ourselves! 

In addition to the base kit, we're offering a handful of new garments. The Wild Card is a hot pink version of the team jersey. It will play well with the rest of the kit, or stand on its own. We're also offering the Castelli Climber’s Jersey in a warm gray. The Climber’s Jersey is super light and very breathable, and made for the hottest rides. It's different than the standard top, making for a great tool to beef up the arsenal.

To complement the main garments, we have our matching black Team cap that you can add to your order, as well as a new version in Hawt Pank to match the Wild Card jersey.

The jacket and vest, originally designed by Jeremy Dunn (of The Athletic fame) are an abstract design in our signature blue, gray, black, and red with an explosion of Speedvagen text and shields. The contrast to the abstract outer layers is a strictly business base kit in black, with color bands as punctuation on the sleeves, legs, and collar. Speedvagen shields are emblazoned on the chest, back, and legs.

Castelli has been making some of the best apparel available for over 100 years. Plus, they’re right down the road from us, so it’s a natural fit to work with them for our racing gear. All of the clothing is made here in the Northwest, and the items we’ve selected for you are the top of the Castelli line. Wear them well. 

We are taking orders for two weeks only, and we won’t be keeping any back stock. This means that only a handful of you will have the kit—plus our six team riders. 

To place an order, please visit the Vanilla Workshop Store. If you have any questions drop us a line: customerservice@vanillabicycles.com

All Photography Courtesy Of Jeff Curtes. Follow @jeffcurtes on Instagram.

Posted on February 12, 2015 .

Route 11: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

[Route 11 is a new series for Speedbloggen. We will be sharing great rides from around the world that you can do in a couple of hours, should you find yourself in the area, and grab a coffee or beer after. For Speedvagen owners there is a special bonus. All of the authors are fellow Speedvageneers and have generously allowed me to make email introductions. So, now you will know where to ride and better yet, where to finish! You might even end up with a riding companion or two. Of course, you are welcome to share a ride. Just email me, tom [at] vanillabicycles [dot] com for details.]  

Route via Jon Woodroof - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - @RollCallAMS

What & Where? 

Inspired by @RollCallSF, this mostly weekly ride rolling since October 2013 has become an Amsterdam cycling scene staple.  #RollCallAMS is casual ride composed of designers, engineers & entrepreneurs in and around Holland's capital. Embracing the founder, Jon Woodroof's #earlytobedearlytshred ethos, the group rolls out on Fridays from the westside of Westerpark at 615am sharp. 

Why this ride? 

Jon first moved to Amsterdam in September 2013.  Some of his favorite miles on the bike in Atlanta were spent on his weekly #serenberide there. By posting photos of the sights along the way, he compelled some pretty cool people to wake up early and join him on early AM weekday rides before work. Intent on doing the same in Amsterdam, Jon iterated on a a few routes & start times until it gained momentum & ridership.

Ultimately, this ride became a unique contribution to Amsterdam's already eclectic cycling scene. There are plenty of hard man training rides, lazy Sunday loops and evening laps to be had but the #RollCallAMS ride may very well be the only aggressive AM approach to pre-dawn conversations of business and friendship in the city.  : )

What to expect?

  • 50-60km • ~28km/h avg • ~2hrs • No Drop
  • Views like these: @RollCallAMS
  • Meet awesome dudes like Paul from Human, Olaf from Wit Industries and Speedvagen owners Johannes & Jon
  • Variations of this route.  
  • We usually stop at: White Label Coffee or Meesterknecht for coffee afterwards

Tips before you roll? 

Mention @RollCallAMS and/or @Twotoneams a day or two before to ensure everyone is in town

Bring lights as its dark in the winter! (Summer promises epic sunrises over the #DutchCountryside)

All the essentials: flat kit, wind/rain jacket & helmet

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Posted on January 28, 2015 and filed under Speedvageneers.

CX Nats: A Photo Essay And Words From Jeff Curtes

For the Love of a Muddy PreRide…perfect conditions on the track. The lead up was perfect…Master’s fields got it dry and fast, and as the Elite race drew nearer, the rain fell on Belgium and Austin creating textbook like conditions.  Laura and Brennan enjoying every minute of the pre-ride romp.

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Alt Rock…Plan B with Austin’s Finest
You can’t take the ride out of the bike racer…so we joined up with other like minded folks, headed into the woods, and rode…race ya for a hundred bucks…GO!!

America’s hope…The Kids Are Alright
I had the privilege of meeting a lot of the Bend Endurance Athletes and couldn’t have been more stoked on the selfless leadership of all hands on deck to help the incredible young rider race their bikes.  Programs like this are making these younger fields some of the best races of the day, and I know that these are the guys that will someday be battling the Belgians and the Dutch on a World Championship race day (in the mud hopefully) in the not so distant future.

Prep & Burn…a season’s goal up in smoke?

Racing Bicycles:  Elite Women CX Nationals
An unrehearsed battle of conditions, emotions, and logistics reveal the guts and soul of the sport.

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Many Thanks to Jeff for the amazing photos. He, of course, races too. Check it!

Posted on January 16, 2015 .

The 2015 Speedvagen Road Guidebook

Click The Image To Open The PDF. 

Click The Image To Open The PDF. 

We are really excited about 2015! Not only is it our 15th year building Vanilla & Speedvagen in Southeast Portland, it's also full of new projects. Some of that "new" is going to come later in the year but we have a few things right here that we want to show you now. 

Each year Sacha selects the color palette for Speedvagen. This is a way to define the year and create a family of bikes distinct to that place and time. This year we are also introducing three new paint schemes. Ghost will replace Covert as our straightforward, one-color option. HollaText is the evolution of the much loved Hollow Text, see it here. And, while Horizon was new for 2014, we're putting the reigns in your hands this year. Choose Your Own Horizon gives you an 11-color crayon box to play with and customize your colors. Of course, there's always Surprise Me!, no hints, no regrets

Also new for 2015, we will be offering full disc builds on our road and cross machines. We've been playing with disc on Vanilla for years and now we've developed a new disc mounting system for Speedvagen that we're really proud of. 

So, dig into the Guidebook and let us know what you think. If you're ready to pull the trigger in 2015 all you need to do is click

Posted on January 13, 2015 .

Bikes, Beer and Beards.

Sure, it sounds like something you would expect from Portland, but this story begins in Sydney, Australia. And, while it passes through Portland and The Vanilla Workshop, it's really about two friends getting out for a ride. Enjoy! 

Mark Jensen and Andrew Gordon picked up their Speedvagen and promptly left for San Francisco via the Oregon Coast on a Rapha Randonee. This is how they remember it. 

Words by Mark Jensen

Photography by Andrew Gordon & Brad Sauber 

Andrew and I arrive in Portland. To say that we are excited about picking up our Speedvagen is a massive understatement.  It is crazy to consider that a bicycle can be hand built on the other side of the world, guided only by the specifications and measurements we provide.  We had no doubt Sacha and the crew at Vanilla would get our machines bang on and they did.  Their reputation is well deserved.

After picking up our bikes, (picture big smiles), Andrew and I spend the first couple of days in Portland exploring the sights.  We check out breweries, food trucks, restaurants and cafes.  We both feel jet-lagged and try and catch up on as much sleep possible.  For now we are content for our spanking new Speedvagen to rest at the end of our beds. This of course is torture but we are fully aware our bikes will see plenty of action soon enough.

From the outset the Randonnee feels right.  There is an eclectic mix of cycling enthusiasts.  Some big, some small, some with beards, some without, some I think I have their ability pegged, and others I just don't have a clue about.  It’s a little like taking your position on the starting line at a race. Adrenaline is high and you just don’t know how the race is going to play out.  A Randonnee is not a race of course but one thing is guaranteed, everyone regardless of fitness is in for a week of pleasure and pain, as well as elation and suffering in equal measure…and quite frankly, I wouldn’t expect anything less from Rapha. 

I woke early on the first day and I wasn’t the only one.  I don’t think anyone slept well.  Everyone was excited and possibly a little anxious for what lay ahead.  Pack bags, eat breakfast, kit up and assemble by the vehicles for an 8am roll out.  This became our morning ritual and by the end of the week we welcomed the routine.

Our legs feel fresh even if our eyes are a little blurry and we can’t wait to get in the saddle.  I need to stop staring at my bike and get it into motion.  My army green Speedvagen certainly attracts attention and I am not the only one seduced by its charm.

Today we follow the route of the Rapha Gentlemen’s race making our way to the Pacific coast.  We roll out and I use the first mile or so to run through my gears.  The Super Record RS feels direct, smooth and responsive.  I’ve studied the itinerary and know I’ll be using every gear in the rear cluster over the course of the trip.  We rolled 20-miles or so on relatively flat terrain before reaching the first climb. The bunch doesn’t take long to sort itself out and I feel comfortable with the split.  10-miles of climbing at 9% for an elevation gain of 1900 ft.  My Speedvagen feels light and nimble.  I don’t have to fight with the bike to propel it forward.  I can already tell the more I ride this machine the better the experience will be. 

Our bunch climbs steadily.  The road meanders through the dense forest following the course of the river.  Dappled light filters through the canopy of the moss-laden trees spilling onto the road ahead of us.  To be honest, this ride reminds me of riding the Adelaide Hills in Australia.  Further along we ride through a grove of eucalyptus trees and it even smells the same.  While I’m off in my daydream, the pace increases and I find myself off the back by 4 bike lengths.  I shift into a bigger gear, lift myself out of the saddle and in no time at all I’ve accelerated back into the bunch. 

The descent was brisk but not crazy.  Some of the younger guys show no fear.  This was my first proper descent on my Speedvagen so I’m happy to feel my way through the corners for now.  The bike feels safe, important for an old bloke like myself, stiff and well balanced.  The steering is direct and I confidently negotiate a series of tight, and as I descend further down the mountain, sweeping corners.  I feel sure-footed riding on the ENVE 6.7's, stiff and fast.  As the road opens up the whirl and hum of the hubs dare me to tuck into a tight aero position and extract every last bit of speed off the mountain. 

After a quick lunch by the roadside we make our way to the Pacific coast.  For most of the day we travel along highway 101 making excursions off the highway to take in the sights. The Oregon coastline is rugged and windswept.  It’s a picturesque and extreme environment.  We ride with the ocean on our right and our eyes open for whales.  We were told the whales were migrating and we were fortunate to spot a pod of them playing close to the shore.  It’s a beautiful ride but it’s not an easy one.  We manage to maintain a decent pace as we battle into the headwind.  I’m sure I read somewhere the trade winds were meant to be at our back the entire trip? 

After 120-miles in the saddle we arrive at our hotel.  I’ve spent mile after mile comfortably down in the drops of my handlebars. This is not something I’m known to do back home on my Time RXR.  My legs still feel fresh and just as importantly my back, neck and shoulders feel relaxed. Speedvagen have a reputation for being a comfortable ride and now I know why.  Slowly, one by one, I’m unlocking its secrets. 

The mechanics take care of my bike and I sit down and smash a beer with Andrew.  Smashing a beer straight after the ride becomes another ritual, one of the many we develop over the course of the trip.  Andrew is smiling from ear to ear.  He’s just as impressed with his bike as I am with mine. Ok, time to take a shower.  When I do get to my room it’s enormous.  My bags are already there.  The Rapha crew goes out of their way to make the experience as comfortable as possible. This must be a popular honeymoon hotel or a lonely cyclist retreat.  There is an enormous hot tub right next to my bed.  Over dinner we exchange our impressions of the day.  Off to bed early tonight, there’s another 125-miles to cover tomorrow.

For the most part we ride along highway 101 detouring to ride an essential climb or to see a beautiful slice of wilderness.  It’s an experience in itself riding along the highway.  Man those pickup trucks are huge!  I’ve never seen anything like the size of the RV’s that constantly stream past my left shoulder.  The road surface goes from good to bad, from smooth tarmac to… watch out for that loose gravel! Too late someone hits the deck and those following scramble to avoid colliding with the fallen rider.  Fortunately he’s ok and it doesn’t take long for us to get rolling again.  The riders in our bunch are solid.  I’m glad Andrew and I trained all through the Australian winter to get into condition for this ride.  We make great time over the 125-miles even with the occasional stop to take photos and enjoy the sights. 

Andrew and I trained with a squad for many years. This is how we first met.  Our coach drilled it into us to spin our legs in an easy gear.  It proves to have been sage advice given the demands currently placed upon us.  Over the duration of the ride, we average 100 miles a day, and in 9 days, we do more climbing than we would normally do in 6 months back home.  Andrew and I are riding into the trip and feeling stronger everyday.  I’m glad we are feeling fit because although we are suffering on the 15 to 25% climbs we are recovering quickly and are happily back in the saddle the next day.

Our experiences are many and memorable.  Everyday is the same but at the same time incredibly different.  Most days start and end with a climb.  I’m convinced it’s a perverse Rapha thing.  One day we climbed 1900ft within 5-miles of leaving our breakfast table.  Throw leg over bike, roll 100 yards, turn left and ascend.  The ascents are etched into my memory especially the ones over 20%.  They were grueling but at the same time beautiful and offered plenty of time for reflection. 

Going down hill fast requires skill and bravery.  I enjoy descending but I’m cautious especially on unfamiliar roads.  I enjoy letting go, tucking in and squeezing as much speed out of my bike as I can.  It’s just fun.  

On one particular descent I almost came undone.  I was descending a long straight road heading towards the ocean at 52-miles an hour.  I was flying and the Speedvagen was performing beautifully when all of a sudden I rode out from the protection of the mountainside and copped the full force of a raging crosswind.  My deep ENVE wheels caught the wind like sails and I was thrown into a violent speed wobble. The thought of losing my bike to the tarmac at speed within the first week of owning it just wasn’t an option.  It took at least 3 long terrifying minutes and the best part of a mile to wrestle it back under control.  I’m done with the hills for now.

We did venture off the bitumen on occasion when the road literally disintegrated from bitumen to dirt, to gravel, to mud.  It tested our bikes and our bike skills.  These days provided the quintessential Rapha catalogue moments. Overcast sky, a remote wilderness location with the track narrowing the further we ride. 18 riders, bikes dirty with forest debris pushing on until the thick mud forces us to dismount and lift our bikes onto our shoulders.  Two of the guys swear they saw a black bear run off into the distance.

It’s a luxury to be able to ride everyday for 9 days and it is with this knowledge that we consume every drop of the experience. The grandeur and isolation of the Redwood forest is magical.  It is so quiet.  There are no cars.  The only noise is the whirl of our bicycle wheels as we pedal passed the enormous Redwood trees.  We feel privileged to be here. We stop, take photos and appreciate the enormity of the silence. 

My beard is without doubt the longest I have ever grown.  I feel fit, my legs are strong and I’m proud of the tan on my legs and tattooed arms.  I’ve worn matching Rapha kit most days and I’m totally enamored with my Speedvagen.  It has performed impeccably no matter how challenging the terrain.  I’ve got the odd chip on the paintwork but somehow, on this bike it feels a part of the plan.  Andrew and I high-five as we roll in on the last day.  Everyone is feeling quite emotional upon seeing the Golden Gate Bridge.  It has been an amazing adventure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on January 6, 2015 .

Route 11: Melbourne, Australia

 [Route 11 is a new series for Speedbloggen. We will be sharing great rides from around the world that you can do in a couple of hours, should you find yourself in the area, and grab a coffee or beer after. For Speedvagen owners there is a special bonus. All of the authors are fellow Speedvageneers and have generously allowed me to make email introductions. So, now you'll know where to ride and better yet, where to finish! You might even end up with a riding companion or two. Of course, you're also welcome to share a ride. Just email me, tom [at] vanillabicycles [dot] com for details.]

Route via Andy Rogers - Melbourne, Australia - Mt Pleasant Loop

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Not very far out from the city, Mt Pleasant Road is a nice winding road that runs through the back streets of one of our outer North-Eastern suburbs. The suburb itself is quite populated but this particular road almost feels like a country road with minimal vehicle traffic. Very popular with cyclist as you could imagine. The ride out there and back takes in a few nice quieter back streets with a couple pinchy short climbs to warm up the legs and get the lungs heaving. There's also a little section on the way back that takes one of the main roads which lends itself to a good sprint fest to get some friendly competition vibes going on.

Start and end point are at a favourite café of mine; Short Round. Great coffee and a delicious menu. Good mix of some undulation but enough break to have a chat and nothing too full on so you can definitely enjoy the gorgeous scenery.

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Posted on December 31, 2014 and filed under Uncategorized.

Afterglowin': A Cyclocross Report by Jeff Curtes

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Christmas songs of sleigh bells and white Christmas' have been hard for me to swallow in the hot summer December days of life in the Southern Hemi (I’ve lived overseas in Sydney, Australia since 2011), so every year we’ve made the Xmas pilgrimage to the snowy Midwestern USA for a month of Christmas family time, snowy and cold days playing outside, and of course, some ‘Cross! Nationals have always fit the schedule perfectly, but the race that without a doubt I wouldn’t miss for the world is Chicago Cuttin' Crew’s AfterGlow-A Cyclocross Race (@chicagocuttincrew)!  Held in the West Loop neighborhood of Douglas Park, those Robots really know how to throw together an epic day, all for a good reason as it’s a fund raiser for Chicago kids!  Back to back Master’s and Single Speed races in perfect conditions gave my Speedvagen and Vanilla the last minute pre-Nationals and pre-Xmas spin they needed…and double podium with handmade glitter medals, damn CCC….thanks!

Growing up an hour North of The Windy City in Milwaukee, WI, Chicago was always the far away and intimidating Bright Lights, Big City… memorable teenage journeys include 1)getting fake IDs made and 2)seeing the Hoodoo Gurus, but for the most part I stayed North of the border; what a mistake that was.  It wasn’t until my Australian wife's appreciation of the city opened my eyes that I explored one of our countries greatest places… amazing architecture, incredible food, and like CCC crew, great people!

Worlds collided and I discovered a longtime friend from my Burton Snowboard shooting days, Cody Hudson (@struggle_inc), a graphic designer who I worked with on my first book BLOWER. He had resettled in his hometown of Chicago and opened a restaurant/bar/hotel called Longman & Eagle. Amazing food, incredible service and a bed above a loud thumping Whiskey bar into the late hours are hard to pass it up…it’s been my go-to for the past two years and I’m already looking forward to next year.

Chicago continues to blow my mind. Intelligentsia seems to have the Stumptown-like lockdown on good coffee throughout the city, but it was Luke from Chicago’s lengendary Ten Speed Hero that hooked me with an incredible ‘musts’ list of eating and drinking establishments, and like all things HERO, it didn’t disappoint. Tacos and Whiskey at Big Star, sushi at Yuzu, and  post race brunch at Cellar Door Provisions couldn’t have been better.

Chicago Cuttin' Crew and TSH, thank you for welcoming Speedvagen Family Racing and for making Chicago in December home…I can hardly wait until next year. Next stop, Austin, Texas!

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Photos of Jeff by his wife, Jess Curtes. All other photos by Jeff Curtes. 

Posted on December 23, 2014 .

2014 Surprise Me! Road Machine For Sale

We built a 2014 Surprise Me! road bike for our pals at ENVE to use in their Eurobike booth. They do a lot for us and the team so it was our pleasure. Now, we've got a stock 52 road machine that's never been ridden, with one-of-a-kind paint and top of the line components. This is an example of the best bike we can build and has all of our special touches/ upgrades.  Now it's ready to ride and at a great price. 

Here's a little about the scheme from Sacha. 

"We've used different tones of our signature sky blue on top and bottom, as a classic and beautiful base. From there we use a paint worn pattern of Speedvagen shields on the center stripe and distressed other graphics as well. It is this graphics treatment that makes the impact." 

Some details, should you or a friend be interested. This is a Stock 52 frame with an ENVE 1.0 fork upgrade and a saddle height range of 670-730 depending on the saddle (remember, SV have integrated seat masts). The seat mast was cut tall to allow it to be cut down to your ideal saddle height. You can choose to use the saddle we measured the seat tube height with, a Fizik Arione VS on k:ium rails, or provide your own. Note: Using another saddle will change the saddle height.  

We installed a brand new Dura Ace Di2 gruppo (172.5 cranks, 53/39, 11/28 Ultegra cassette), including the Speedvagen integrated battery system in the seat mast. It's finished off with a gold Chris King headset, Speedvagen carbon seat post head, 40cm ENVE compact bars and 90mm stem. Our gruppos are typically 40% below MSRP already but we're going to discount the group a little more in the hope that it can be sold with the bike.

There is a lightly used wheel set available with the bike as well. It's shown in the images here. They are ENVE 3.4 SES on DT Swiss 240S hubs and Competition spokes. Handbuilt by Sugar Wheelworks here in Portland. Used for fit up and test rides around the shop. 

Frameset only (frame, ENVE 1.0 fork, SV carbon post head, ENVE 100mm road stem) $4950 ($500 off retail)

Complete w/o wheels $7800 ($1500 off the Di2 gruppo MSRP 

Complete w/ wheels $9800 ($700 off the wheelset and $2200 off retail for the complete bike)

Email customerservice@vanillabicycles.com for inquiries or questions. 


Posted on December 12, 2014 .