The original Speedvagen VX07 kicked off builder Sacha White’s side project 11 years ago. At the time, his Vanilla Workshop custom bike wait times had pushed past a couple years. Speedvagen was born as a way to provide his design aesthetic and build quality to a wider audience, more quickly and in higher numbers, helping to alleviate the demand for full custom bikes. Fast forward and it’s grown into a proper brand of its own making some mighty fine road and cyclocross bikes.

limited edition replica Speedvagen VX07 singlespeed cyclocross bike

limited edition replica Speedvagen VX07 singlespeed cyclocross bike

The original model was the VX07, a stripped down, race-ready singlespeed cyclocross bike ready to toe the line right outta the box. To celebrate their 11th anniversary, they’re making exactly 11 replicas. For $7,495 each. And they’ll be built custom to fit the rider.

limited edition replica Speedvagen VX07 singlespeed cyclocross bike

limited edition replica Speedvagen VX07 singlespeed cyclocross bike

Like all of Vanilla’s bikes, these will feature an insane attention to detail and pristine finishing touches and clever integrations like the pass-through brake cables.

limited edition replica Speedvagen VX07 singlespeed cyclocross bike

The complete build specs include:

  • Fork: Enve Canti CX
  • Wheels: DEEEEP Enve Rims with Chris King R45 hubs
  • Tires: Donnelly Tubless PDX
  • Brakes: Paul Neo Retro Front / Paul Touring Canti Rear
  • Saddle: Fabric Scoop Ti rails
  • Stem: Built In House Integrated CK dust cap & cable hanger stem.
  • Bar: Enve
  • Seat post head: Enve
  • Headset: Chris King
  • Bottom Bracket: White Industries
  • Crankset: White Industries

The frame will have all of the features of their standard Speedvagen frame, like an integrated seatmast and super light steel tubing. Only 11 total Custom Completes will be produced, no paint or part changes are allowed. To get on the list, hit that link below and be ready to part with a $1,000 deposit. If there are any left.

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Large D
Large D
3 years ago

Let’s see, steel is less than $1/lb even with the Trump tariffs and this is a SS bike (limited drivetrain components with canti brakes to boot). I see at most $4k retail (that’s being generous) with the bulk of that being the Enve wheels and components, good luck with unloading 11 of them.

Mr Pink
Mr Pink
3 years ago
Reply to  Large D

Children should be seen, not heard. What a disrespect thing to say when you know nothing about Speedvagen?? Really kid, why would you post such? This guy is a legit craftsman and one of the most respected frame builders in the world.

Grow up.

Large D
Large D
3 years ago
Reply to  Mr Pink

Market relaity hurt much, it’s overpriced steel? Speedvagen buys tubing from an outside supplier and miters and fixtures it for weldng, there is no magic fairy dust reducing the density of the material or creating mechanical leverage so the frame magically propels itself. The workmanship is nice, but it’s steel and subject to oxidization and it’s heavy. (deleted)

Robin
Robin
3 years ago
Reply to  Large D

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Large D
Large D
3 years ago
Reply to  Robin

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Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
3 years ago
Reply to  Large D

So.

Eric
Eric
3 years ago
Reply to  Large D

That’s not how any of this works.

dockboy
dockboy
3 years ago
Reply to  Large D

Do you buy toilet paper by the pound, too?

Ghost Monkey
Ghost Monkey
3 years ago
Reply to  Large D

And wood is very very cheap. Where do people get off charging so much for a house?

SeeSeenYour
SeeSeenYour
3 years ago
Reply to  Large D

The paint that Van Gogh used was cheap too! I can’t believe this madness. And it’s not even made out of steak!

Mark
3 years ago
Reply to  Large D

Sorry Large D, but premium bicycle frame steel tubing is NOT $1 per pound. you are un-educated in the subject clearly.

Large D
Large D
3 years ago
Reply to  Mark

I said steel, not tubing. (deleted)

JBikes
JBikes
3 years ago
Reply to  Large D

Then why bring up an irrelevant price?
I don’t like this as it’s just makes sense to go custom. Whether you like Speedvagen or not one has to at least concede they make nice frames with a high attention to detail.
Btw – steel can make very nice frames. Maybe not Uber lightweight but exceedingly good riding while still be light.

Large D
Large D
3 years ago
Reply to  JBikes

How is it irrelevant, it is the raw material from which the tubing is drawn? I have looked on the Speedvagen website, the frames are very nice with alot of attention to detail but my opinion is that steel should not warrant a $4k price tag for a frame, not even a custom frame. For a similar price you can get custom Ti which has a few material benefts over steel.

JBikes
JBikes
3 years ago
Reply to  Large D

Things aren’t priced based on what they “warrant” (which for a non-essential item is completely subjective).

I’ll bet you this. If everyone has your stance, the price will drop.

Also – Ti is different than steel. It has a different elastic modulus. It can ultimately never feel the same, for better or worse. Same with any material. It may be negligible to some, but it’s there. Ti is “better” than steel, its just different and each consumer will decide what they want.

JBikes
JBikes
3 years ago
Reply to  JBikes

…Ti isn’t…

Large D
Large D
3 years ago
Reply to  JBikes

Agree with most of what you wrote JBikes, but I did preface “warrant the $4K price” with “in my opinion. Ti is different and I came at it from the perspective that Ti has a lower density and doesn’t oxidize (so it doesn’t need paint). Ti can be a lifetime frame, (lack of industry standardization not withstanding) I would not view steel in the same light. Cool paint looks nice but I’d eventually tire of it. Ti looks industrial and doesn’t need to be dressed up. I’ve always liked the simplicity of a Ti frame with that grey finish. Ti as a raw material has a far higher cost than steel, yet I can get custom frames in the same price range as a Speedvagen. That was my point.

Jay
Jay
3 years ago
Reply to  Large D

“Ti can be a lifetime frame, ” Yeah OK. So why have I broken 3 Ti frames, but never a steel frame? Ti is over-rated imo, under-durable unless you pay for a premium custom work, and good steel frames ride just as well – they’re only inferior to the weight-weenies. I wouldn’t pay $4k for a Speedvagen tbh but I’m glad there’s a market for steel bikes at every level.

Tom
Tom
3 years ago
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Thesteve4761
Thesteve4761
3 years ago

That’s like comparing the current price of ground chuck at the local Safeway to the price of a dry aged Wagyu steak at the finest steakhouse in town.

blahblahblah
blahblahblah
3 years ago

those Columbus chainstays!

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

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onrhodes
3 years ago

I would like to see some sort of “cable noodle” or sheath where the brake cable enters and exits the seatmast.

Large D
Large D
3 years ago
Reply to  onrhodes

That’s a $300 upcharge, we are dealing with Van Gogh after all (rolling eyes)….

Steve
Steve
3 years ago
Reply to  Large D

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Cheese
Cheese
3 years ago
Reply to  Steve

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Thor29
Thor29
3 years ago

It’s a work of art, but still overpriced. If I were spending that kind of money, I’d want a choice in components and paint. Maybe $5K with candy apple red paint, polished Paul disc brakes, and polished rims (not carbon, not aero). Why do you need carbon aero rims on a cyclocross bike? At least it doesn’t have gum (tan?) wall tires…

Tom
Tom
3 years ago
Reply to  Thor29

you’ve hit the root of things. This thing is a fashion statement. The equivalent of a Prada hand bag. Super sophisticated, and equally pointless.

Haywood Jablome
3 years ago

Oh, I just bought a new (to me) Trek Crockett single speed on eBay for $510.00 I knew I should have waited. Just my luck,I’ll have to ride that sub par trek all next year now.

Mark Onnabike
Mark Onnabike
3 years ago

I woulda bought two but no internal routing (even w cantis) is a deal breaker for me!

hleogr
3 years ago

I built something similar for myself (without single speed). But boy, since everybody is going for disc now, it is difficult to find good road/cx frames with canti brake mounts. However, the new bike is going great and it grabs more attention than those carbon disc aero bikes for sure.

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

many deleted comments, not sure why. Most of the insults are being handed out by the defenders. I don’t think Sacha needs anyone defending him, he seems to be doing just fine.

Ralph Herbort
Ralph Herbort
3 years ago

I agree, it is quite expensive for most people, but at 11 units total, it’s not made for most people. At the end of the day, a bike is worth what people will pay for it and I don’t think these will hang around long.

badbikemechanicx
badbikemechanicx
3 years ago

This thing is rad end of story.

Francisco Alvarez
Francisco Alvarez
3 years ago

that much and no internal routing for my di2 shifter bits?

Beeniamming
Beeniamming
3 years ago

Those seat stays are horrible horrible and when used with those out of date brakes they reduce your braking power.
Also wtf is the rear brake cable going through the seat tube? nice way to cut a groove into your over priced frame.
But I’m sure its lovely.