Speedvagen Neon Covert

Speedvagen Neon Covert

Tell me, apart from a Hetchins, isn’t this the most curvaceous rear end you’ve ever seen on a handmade bicycle? The Speedvagen, by Oregon’s Vanilla Workshop, is Sacha White’s own Magnum Opus, a proven frame in both cyclocross and road racing guises. This is one of the latest to roll out of the Portland plant, and takes the hi-viz aesthete to a whole new level.

Fluorescence plays as much a functional role in modern cycle style as a fashionable one, as it increases our visibility on the road. And although Speedvagen offer some of the most recognizable liveries around, including the wildcard Surprise Me! paint scheme, if you’re opting for one color, why not make it neon yellow?

This is a Speedvagen at its most basic, but that in itself is an irony. Here, there’s no extraneous details, even less due to the cutout branding on the head tube. A carbon fiber sleeve can be seen through the vacant space, touched with a contrasting blue. Naturally, Chris King supplies the hubs and head set, offsetting the matching PRO bar and stem combo, and the SRAM Red group.

See more on the Speedvagen flickr stream, and make your inquiry through the website.

Speedvagen Neon Covert
Speedvagen Neon Covert
Speedvagen Neon Covert
Speedvagen Neon Covert
Speedvagen Neon Covert
Speedvagen Neon Covert

  • Neon fades. Not a color scheme for longevity.

  • David Evans

    Love it. Amazing bike

  • Corbin Walis

    I love the color but, man are those chainstays are horribly ugly! The shortest path between A and B is a straight line my friends.

    • Adroit

      When vibration has to travel a longer path it is given more time to dissipate. So the longer and more curved seat stays are the smoother the bike will ride.

  • Anton Rodman

    NEON COVERT is a great name and a very fitting oxymoron. Love the bike! Clean, minimalist and neat frame. Great paint job. Curvy compliant seat stays, short chain stays, long head tube, big down tube and I can see what the builder was trying to achieve in looks, frame performance and quality of ride. The geometry and tube design makes sense. Great drop outs, integrated bar/stem and ISP. But. Is the front derailleur clamp and the position of bidon cage bolts correct or am I missing something? Not a criticism. An observation.