Jun 28  |  Speedvagen CX Team Kit (Pre-Order)

Posted by , June 28th, 2013 at 11:30AM    
Daisuke warms up with his number one fan at Lake Biwa. Thermal jacket and AeroRace bibs.

The Speedvagen CX Team Kit Is Available For Pre-Order Through July 12th.

Army green has been one of Speedvagen’s core colors for, well, since the very first prototype I made back in 2006. I love the icon of militarism and the toughness that the color represents juxtaposed by the goofiness of racing your brains out and crashing cross bikes in the mud with your friends. I’ve wanted to do an army green kit for a long time but as I started to dig into the design I was conflicted: On the one hand, you have all of this space that you can fill with words and logos; get all bilboarded up, right? But I kept coming back to the idea of a uniform. A uniform is clean, crisp, balanced, minimal. This kit doesn’t need a lot of shit on it to get noticed in the peloton and for that matter, the more I put on it, the less it really says.

We wanted to offer  something special to our Speedvagen family and friends. The team kit seemed like just the thing to do. You will be supporting  the team this season with every kit you buy here. We hope you can join us this cross season, in person and in spirit as we take it to 11! Stay tuned for more on our race schedule.

We are taking orders for two weeks only and we won’t be keeping any back stock. This means that only a handful of you will have the kit, well, you and our 6 team members. This will be the last time this kit is offered. If you need a piece to round out the kit you already have this is the time to grab it.

The jacket and vest, originally designed by Jeremy Dunn (of Embrocation fame) are an abstract design in our signature blue, army green, and red with an explosion of Speedvagen text and sheilds. The answer to the abstract outer layers is the strictly business base kit in army green with color bands as punctuation on the sleeves, legs, and collar with Speedvagen shields enblazoned on the chest, back, and legs. We also have a new Team cap that you can add to your order.

Castelli makes some of the best apparel available and has for over 100 years. Plus, they’re right down the road from us, so it only makes sense that we work with them for our racing gear. All of the clothing is made here in the Northwest and the items we’ve selected for you are the top of the line of what Castelli has to offer. Wear them well. To place an order please visit the Vanilla Workshop Store. If you have any questions drop us a line: customerservice@vanillabicycles.com

Scroll down to see the team at work in the kit. 

Copy_SVKit_Team_Curtes_1433Laura and Daisuke cool down in the money truck. SS skinsuits (post race), Laura threw on the team jersey.
1P6A1598Tina makes friends in Nobeyama. Thermal vest and team jersey.
Copy_SVKit_Team_Curtes_0783Laura suits up for a race in the team jersey and AeroRace bibs.

Copy_SVKit_Team_Curtes_0378Sacha rides into the sunset in the team jersey and AeroRace bibs.

Photos are all from our very own Jeff Curtes.


  1. Most Awesome!!!

    Comment by Jay — March 8, 2013 @ 2:12 pm    

  2. What’s the difference between the Team Jersey and Catelli Aero 4.0 jersey? I see that everyone is wearing the Team Jersey in the photos.

    Comment by John Thompkins — March 17, 2013 @ 4:16 pm    

  3. John,
    The Aero Race 4.0 is for hot weather riding/racing where the Team jersey is your all-around jersey for everything else.
    From the Castelli catalog:
    Saves 12 watts at 40km/h compared to a normal race-fit jersey
    VelocityTM dry fabric for improved wicking and faster drying
    Open-mesh back for breathability Full-length camlock zipper Giro3 single-layer gripper elastic Three rear pockets.”
    Hope that helps.

    Comment by Sacha — March 18, 2013 @ 10:36 am    

  4. I am from Brasil and would like to buy a uniform! How can i do it ?

    Comment by Igor — March 19, 2013 @ 1:26 pm    

  5. For what it’s worth, having spent a whole bunch of time in both jerseys, I’d really recommend the Team if you like to carry much in your pockets. The Aero jersey pockets are thin and stretchy, and work much better with only really light loads. It’s comfy as all hell in the heat, but I don’t think it was designed with a big haul in mind.

    Comment by Tiny — March 19, 2013 @ 2:28 pm    

  6. Igor, you can follow this link to the order page. https://teamorder.serviziocorse.com/index.aspx?pc=1323BFAB-F646-44C2-BAD1-2013AF05D35C

    Comment by The Vanilla Workshop — March 19, 2013 @ 3:51 pm    

  7. Do you recommend sizing up for the Aero Race jersey?

    Comment by C. — March 22, 2013 @ 1:38 am    

  8. Hi I would love to order your kit but i see the order has closed will there be another run soon?

    Comment by Paul D — April 21, 2013 @ 5:46 pm    

  9. Paul,
    We won’t have another order until we do the fall ‘cross kit, sorry. Keep an eye out around August for that though.

    Comment by Sacha — April 22, 2013 @ 11:00 am    

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