2016 Speedvagen National Kit: Australia
Our first national kit was a collaboration with Japan. This year, we’re proud to announce the release of our Speedvagen National Kit: Australia. The second installment of our National Kit series is a partnership with Australia based cycle apparel company MAAP.
The partnership with MAAP came about through a mutual respect, and an initial conversation about kit design. “We began chatting in late 2015 about designing and producing the Speedvagen 2016 National Kit. The more we chatted the more we realized we had similar ambitions in the CX world. We set about joining forces on an Australian based team, which has also resulted in some really great products being developed. ” - Ollie Cousins, co-founder of MAAP.
The 2016 team has been racing domestically for the Australian season, and will turn its attention to selected international events. The team is led by Garry Millburn, who has represented Australia at multiple Cyclocross World Championships, and was crowned Australian CX Rider of the Year in 2015. Joining Garry on the Speedvagen x MAAP Cyclocross Team are long time Speedvagen family members Jeff Curtes and Andy Rogers.
"The collaboration with MAAP just felt natural to us. Australia is a big part of the Speedvagen story, continuing to tell it with Garry, Jeff, and the Speedvagen x MAAP team makes a ton of sense. Working together on the bikes and the kit has been a really fun project, looking forward to seeing lots of muddy smiles!" - Sacha White, founder of The Vanilla Workshop.
The team will be training and racing in the Speedvagen x MAAP kit, and you can get the full Speedvagen collection right here. The new kit comes in a wide range of products including jersey, bib shorts, wind vest, and loads of accessories to kick off your CX season.
Jersey and Bibs
The 2016 Speedvagen National kit: Australia, is a race fit, meant to wear tight. The design features Australia's national colors combined with the Speedvagen brand colors. The big diagonal swathes of color and sweet polkadot details are a result of this fun collaboration.
Team Fit and perfect for cooler training days. The Italian made fabric features a transparent air-resistant coating which doesn't swell when wet, resulting in a lightweight highly functional vest regardless of the conditions.
This kit features high-wicking, Italian made fabrics and micro mesh for enhanced breathability.
The Aussie kit's Arm Warmers compliment the collection by using a Super Roubaix® fabric with single logo print on the right sleeve, as well as MAAP silicone gripper inside hem.