Speedvagen CX Team Kit (Pre-Order)

Daisuke warms up with his number one fan at Lake Biwa. Thermal jacket and AeroRace bibs.

The Speedvagen CX Team Kit Is Available For Pre-Order Through July 12th.

Army green has been one of Speedvagen's core colors for, well, since the very first prototype I made back in 2006. I love the icon of militarism and the toughness that the color represents juxtaposed by the goofiness of racing your brains out and crashing cross bikes in the mud with your friends. I've wanted to do an army green kit for a long time but as I started to dig into the design I was conflicted: On the one hand, you have all of this space that you can fill with words and logos; get all bilboarded up, right? But I kept coming back to the idea of a uniform. A uniform is clean, crisp, balanced, minimal. This kit doesn't need a lot of shit on it to get noticed in the peloton and for that matter, the more I put on it, the less it really says.

We wanted to offer  something special to our Speedvagen family and friends. The team kit seemed like just the thing to do. You will be supporting  the team this season with every kit you buy here. We hope you can join us this cross season, in person and in spirit as we take it to 11! Stay tuned for more on our race schedule.

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, well, you and our 6 team members. This will be the last time this kit is offered. If you need a piece to round out the kit you already have this is the time to grab it.

The jacket and vest, originally designed by Jeremy Dunn (of Embrocation fame) are an abstract design in our signature blue, army green, and red with an explosion of Speedvagen text and sheilds. The answer to the abstract outer layers is the strictly business base kit in army green with color bands as punctuation on the sleeves, legs, and collar with Speedvagen shields enblazoned on the chest, back, and legs. We also have a new Team cap that you can add to your order.

Castelli makes some of the best apparel available and has for over 100 years. Plus, they're right down the road from us, so it only makes sense that we 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 line of what Castelli has to offer. Wear them well. To place an order please visit the Vanilla Workshop Store. If you have any questions drop us a line: customerservice@vanillabicycles.com

Scroll down to see the team at work in the kit. 

Copy_SVKit_Team_Curtes_1433Laura and Daisuke cool down in the money truck. SS skinsuits (post race), Laura threw on the team jersey.
1P6A1598Tina makes friends in Nobeyama. Thermal vest and team jersey.
Copy_SVKit_Team_Curtes_0783Laura suits up for a race in the team jersey and AeroRace bibs.

Copy_SVKit_Team_Curtes_0378Sacha rides into the sunset in the team jersey and AeroRace bibs.

Photos are all from our very own Jeff Curtes.

Posted on June 28, 2013 and filed under Uncategorized.