No matter what angle you look at it, a Speedvagen is one hell of an attractive bicycle. The Portland workshop ups the ante with their 2019 Disc OG road bike, which features all of the customary attributes and an attractive price tag to boot.
The latest model to grace the Speedvagen catalog was released today, the culmination of years of research and months of preparation. At around US$6,000 for a complete, the Disc OG is a highly tempting way of owning a handmade steel Speedvagen.
How many years have we admired those hourglass seat stays now? The Disc OG has ’em, along with their proprietary steel tubing, signature integrated seat mast, and individual embossed paint details.
The frame is spearheaded by their own tapered head tube, designed and manufactured in Portland, and it’s a perfect complement to the curvaceous rear stays. Fore or aft, it’s a great view — especially in front of the landscapes this vehicle could carry you to.
The frame is designed to be a workhorse, but that term belies its real functionality. It can be ridden all day, and or raced hard. Those aforementioned seat stays aren’t just for show: they make for supple real-world responsiveness.
Speedvagen’s priority is to get more riders on their bikes, and they do this by making them more affordable by building the frames in batches. You place the order, the correctly-sized frame is trimmed to your fit and painted to your preference.
This year, the Disc OG is available in Matte Army Green or Vanilla Blue. They’re available in sizes from 50-60cm and finished with a Shimano Ultegra mechanical groupset — with upgrades available to Di2, eTap or similar.
The complete Disc OG also comes spec’d with an ENVE Disc Road Fork, an Easton EA70SL wheelset, Donnelly Strada LGG 700x28c tires, a Fabric Scoop saddle, PRO handlebars, and painted-to-match stem. Head to the site for more.
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