The seasons are turning. For those in the southern hemisphere, it means we can look forward to warmer weather and more daylight and for those in the northern hemisphere, well, it means ‘cross is coming. And Speedvagen is right there with you.
The Portland workshop is offering a special pre-order offer for their indomitable Team Issue Cyclocross bikes, but this offer will only appeal to those with quick reflexes: the cutoff date is the 1st of August.
Speedvagen was inspired by cyclocross, founded nearly two decades ago with the dream of making these specialist machines better. Their influence has been profound, and continues to be so with this release of the Team Issue bikes.
Two versions are available: the CX-R Build with a SRAM Force 1 Hydro Groupset, and the Shimano DuraAce/XTR-equipped CX-X Build. They’re both the pinnacle of engineering, whatever your preferred flavor.
The CX-R Build includes an ENVE carbon CX fork, Fabric Scoop saddle, Pro PLT Bars, Ritchey seatpost head & PRO PLT stem — both painted to match — and a Mavic Ksyrium Elite Allroad Disc wheelset. The starting price is a cool US$5995 for a complete bike.
The CX-X Build, on the other hand, is assembled with a full ENVE front end, an Easton EC 90 SL 1x crankset, and Shimano Dura Ace Di2 shifters paired with their clutched XTR Di2 rear mech.
The US$8995 price tag also includes a pair of HED Belgium Plus Disc rims laced to DT240 disc hubs by Woody, their master mechanic. XTR Hydro Brakes will be hauling you up, and a Chris King headset will keep you turning smoothly.
The star of both deals is, of course, the legendary Speedvagen frame, which features their Berzerker DISC dropouts, integrated seat mast, and strategically placed stainless reinforcements. Needless to say, it’s one of the best-looking frames on the course.
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Big thanks to Bob Huff for the beautiful photography.