Speedvagen’s stock, factory-build Ready Made series brought an update to their classic King OG road bike back in the fall. But now the steel Original Gangster gets a proper modern road update with the addition of flat mount disc brakes and thru-axles.

Speedvagen Ready Made Disc OG modern steel road bike

2019 Speedvagen Disc OG road bike, flat mount disc brake thru-axle modern steel road bike

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While Speedvagen went for a shiny colorful build for the classic King OG, the new more modern Disc OG is all business. Sure this is a premium, made-in-America steel road bike with Vanilla’s signature attention to detail. But the Speedvagen Disc OG is more of a no-nonsense bike for all-around road riding and racing. This is a road bike for those who appreciate the nicer things in life, but are unwilling to sacrifice modern performance or durability.

2019 Speedvagen Disc OG road bike, flat mount disc brake thru-axle modern steel road bike

The Disc OG, like their other Ready Made bikes, is available only as a single complete bike option, with buyers locking in their bike with a $500 deposit. Then the Vanilla Workshop builds them in batches based on demand. Even though a single complete package is the overarching concept of the Ready Made line, there is still the possibility for some further customization, including Army Green or Vanilla Blue paint in either matte or gloss finish, plus the option for some extra ENVE carbon upgrades.

And of course they cut the integrated seatmast to length for each buyer, and only install the braze-ons that you actually need. You can also upgrade to Di2 or eTap if the stock Ultegra mechanical isn’t fancy enough for you.

Speedvagen Ready Made Disc OG – tech details

2019 Speedvagen Disc OG road bike, flat mount disc brake thru-axle modern steel road bike

The new bike is welded from Speedvagen’s own customized premium multi-butted steel tubeset, with their signature seat mast, swooping hourglass seatstays, and tapered headtube.

2019 Speedvagen Disc OG road bike, flat mount disc brake thru-axle modern steel road bike

The Disc OG is built around flat mount disc brakes and 12mm thru-axles, front & rear, built around a ENVE Disc Road fork.

2019 Speedvagen Disc OG road bike, flat mount disc brake thru-axle modern steel road bike geometry

Geometry for the bike is race-ready with a balance or stability & snappy handling in six stock sizes from 50-60cm (60cm not shown). Matching the modern disc frame & fork, the Disc OG has clearance for up to 32mm tires.

2019 Speedvagen Disc OG road bike, flat mount disc brake thru-axle modern steel road bike

Speedvagen is never one to go for a budget build it seems, but the Ready Made Disc OG features a no-frills, reliable build kit with a complete Shimano Ultegra R8000 mechanical, hydraulic groupset, alloy Easton EA70SL wheels with 28mm Donnelly Strada LGG tires. Cockpit is equal on solid, affordable performance with an alloy PRO bar & stem, alloy Ritchey seatpost head, and ti-railed Fabric Scoop saddle.

2019 Speedvagen Disc OG road bike, flat mount disc brake thru-axle modern steel road bike

All that adds up to a complete bike price of $5995, before you start adding any of the over-the-top options. The good news from the Ready Made line-up is that once you put down your deposit, a delivery estimate for the Disc OG is a reasonable 2 months til you will hit the road on a new bike…

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onrhodes
2 years ago

Beautiful bike but……This makes no sense….first “The Disc OG, like their other Ready Made bikes, is available only as a single complete bike option” but then…..”You can also upgrade to Di2 or eTap if the stock Ultegra mechanical isn’t fancy enough for you.”
So it’s only available in a single complete option but then you can upgrade? Which means it’s available in more than 1 option.

jb
jb
2 years ago
Reply to  onrhodes

its available in more than 1 option if the option you want is more expensive than the base model .

wszystkobedziezle
2 years ago
Reply to  onrhodes

They worded it silly. Most likely you are restricted to a choice of certain components. Which is silly for a bike at this price tag, bespoke made and only in batches, once a certain number of orders is made. Who the f…ck with this kind of budget and patience to wait a couple months for his build goes for a stock bike? This kind of people just walk in to the nearest bicycle store and walk out an hour later with a stock bike.

Jarrod Moore
Jarrod Moore
2 years ago

That’s a sweet ride, but for $6000 you could go fully custom titanium from a different builder.

Shafty
Shafty
2 years ago
Reply to  Jarrod Moore

Yes, you could, but the build wouldn’t be anything great. At $4500-5500 average, for butted tubing with a carbon fork, there’s not much left for parts. A nice build could easily top $8k.

All that being said, I’m in full agreement about ordering something like this. A custom spec bike of similar quality wouldn’t be much more, and you’d still wait for it. A fair point is that many esteemed steel builders are often many months out for custom work, with some even closing their wait lists.

It seems these are a way to bolster their sales without the massive time investment creating a custom bike entails. The margin on their time is probably much better, and that’s often the bulk of a frames cost at this level.

The last line from the article is really the most poignant.

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
2 years ago
Reply to  Jarrod Moore

No doubt you can build a nicer bike for cheaper. You can get a very nice custom titanium frame for under $2,500. Throw in $750 for an Ultegra disc groupset, $750 for custom wheels, plus $500 for other parts.

Douglas McSaladbath
Douglas McSaladbath
2 years ago
Reply to  Velo Kitty

Which Ti builder is selling custom frames at that price? How do you know that frame is “nicer” than this one?

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Going to disc results in the loss of Vanilla’s berserker dropouts … one of the more beautiful touches on the Speedvagen bikes.

Clif
Clif
2 years ago

One of my dreams is to own a handmade steel or ti beauty like this but I can’t get over the price of these bikes. Maybe it’ll be a retirement gift to myself in 30 years 🙂

JCDalton
JCDalton
2 years ago

Loads of high quality ti framesets can be had in the $3700 range with $2300 left over for a build just like these bikes have. No way are these bikes worth close to $6000.

Evan M
Evan M
2 years ago
Reply to  JCDalton

So who is producing high quality TI frames in that range?

Shannon Trainer
Shannon Trainer
2 years ago

$5995 is too much to ask for mechanical Ultegra At this price, it should be Ultegra Di2 territory.