Every year in Portland, Vanilla Workshop & their Speedvagen production side put together their own in-house cyclocross race team, racing some of the best looking steel bikes around. You can almost always find some interesting limited edition or small batch singlespeed setups via their Ready Made builds. But this year, as the season winds down, Speedvagen decided to make their Workshop Team-only SSCX edition available through the Ready Made program in all of its red, white & blue sparkly flat-bar glory! Oh and checkout the matching Strider balance bike for the budding cross racer too…
Speedvagen Ready Made SSCX Team edition cyclocross bike
The RMSSCX Workshop Team edition cross bike grew out of childhood memories of Speedvagen’s Marketing Director. Growing up, bikes were a way he connected with his older brother and a white Skyway Street Beat BMX bike was permanently burned into his memory as the bike of the cool kids.
So after a first-ever season racing cross in Portland (on a single speed, of course) with new older brother figures to impart wisdom, the 2019/2020 team cross bikes got a direct callback to that Skyway. The team edition bike was then “a tribute to the big brothers, sisters, team mates, and friends” that help show you the ropes of some new branch of cycling.
“The ones that made us realize a little bit more of how the world works and influenced what we thought was cool at the time. To the people who inspire us to try new things, expand our boundaries, and of course the ones who got us out there racing, thank you!”
So with that, the Speedvagen SSCX shop team has been racing all season on these sparkly white, single speed cross bikes in both drop bar & flat bar. And now they’ve decided to officially release a very select number of the Team SSCX bikes as a part of the regular Speedvagen Ready Made offering.
RMSSCX tech details & build specs
The RMSSCX will be available in four stock frame sizes (S-XL) and only as a pre-configured Ready-Made complete build.
The Vanilla-made steel cyclocross frame includes a 12m rear thru-axle dropout with a replaceable derailleur hanger and an eccentric bottom bracket to support geared or singlespeed compatibility. It gets a tapered steerer with external headset and the Vanilla/Enve integrated seat mast.
The standard Ready Made singlespeed build includes a carbon Enve CX fork, Chris King headset, Chris King R45D hubs laced to alloy HED Belgium Plus rims, a White Industries Oner EBB, Shimano XT levers to Ultegra flat mount brakes, Easton alloy cranks & chainring, Wolftooth stainless cog & GearClamp adjustable spacers, alloy flat bar, Fabric saddle & grips, black Donnelly PDX tires, and a painted-to-match alloy Pro PLT stem.
RMSSCX pricing & availability
Quantities will be limited for the Team SSCX bikes, to be made in batches of just two per size at a time. The Workshop Team SSCX bike sells for $5750 complete in the standard alloy build. There’s just a single upgrade option to a Team ENVE package (as shown here) of carbon wheels, bar & stem bringing the complete price up to $8550.
In either case, you’d need to put a $1000 deposit down to lock your spot in, with a delivery turnaround time of three-four months – so ready for racing next season. And yes, it includes that Speedvagen BMX toptube pad.
Unfortunately, that custom painted Strider looks like a one off. To get that, you’d probably have to get your toddler onto the Speedvagen Workshop Team directly!