Category Archives: stems
Cielo Introduces Classic and Racer Stems
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Over the past few years, Chris King and Cielo have moved closer and closer to being able to offer the components to dress an entire bicycle. New to their catalog are the Classic and Racer Stems. Both of which are made in-house, from 4130, available in many lengths and 0 degree or +/- 6 degree. Each stem is available in a variety of paint colors and the faceplates all match the full Chris King anodizing spectrum.

See more information below and head over to Cielo to buy direct.

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Mar 12, 2014 14 comments
Cadence and Ritchey: Airflow C260 Stem

This collaboration has been in the makings for quite some time and it coincides with the new Airflow line from Cadence. Ritchey’s C260 stem got a wet coat with “Keep Going” painted on the top, along with the Airflow graphic.

In stock now at Cadence in various lengths.

Feb 26, 2014 Comments are OFF
Dustin Klein of Cadence Painted this Ritchey Swiss Cross
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To commemorate a forthcoming collaboration with Ritchey, Dustin Klein from Cadence took the time to personalize his new Swiss Cross frameset. I love seeing projects like this unfold, especially with companies like Cadence and Ritchey, both of which make exceptional products.

Personally, I think the Cadence x Ritchey stems look great and I can’t wait to see what else they’re cooking up!

Until then, check out the process and completed bike photos below!

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Jan 24, 2014 17 comments
Too Much Camo?
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No way. Personally, camouflage on your bike, or your person is just like any accent: use it sparingly. Case in point is this Swamp Things custom-painted 3T cockpit from Starfuckers. Granted, I’d like to see something like this on an all-black bike, but the intended ride ain’t bad either.

Oct 22, 2013 Comments are OFF
Speedvagen: Black on Black Integrated Stems in Stock

When Speedvagen first announced the Integrated stems earlier this year, people were split like a cable yoke. Some liked it, some hated it but I loved mine. I loved it so much that I paid Speedvagen to paint me a one-off (at the time) black on black Integrated stem for my Geekhouse.

Turns out, black on black looks great and so now, Speedvagen is offering this murderously-sleek stem in their web shop for $350.

Now, considering ENVE sells these stems for $280, I think that’s a fair price for internal cable routing and a sick in-house Vanilla paint job.

Need a review of the stem? Check out more below.

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Aug 12, 2013 19 comments
Introducing the Speedvagen Integrated Cross Stem Collaboration with ENVE
Introducing the Speedvagen Integrated Cross Stem Collaboration with ENVE

If you follow @thevanillaworkshop on Instagram, chances are you’ve already seen this project unfolding. Over the years, Speedvagen has been working with ENVE on their Integrated Cross Stem. This stem’s unique integrated front brake routing replaces the traditional cable hanger and the associated flex, weight, chatter and unsightly lines that come with it. Personally, I kinda liked my Funky Monkey but I’ll go with the Speedvagen mantra on this one: “Take away everything that isn’t essential and refine what’s left”.

I just installed the CX Worlds 2013 Commemorative stem on my already dialed Geekhouse Mudville and it instantly feels more patriotic. Unfortunately, I won’t be attending the CX Worlds but at least I can ride the shit out of this stem. Although, I will be missing the bourbon!

Pick up one of the CX Worlds 2013 Commemorative Speedvagen Integrated Cross stems here and the standard Integrated Cross Stem here.

Check out the technical info below and more shots in the Gallery.

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Jan 30, 2013 30 comments
Fyxation 2013 Catalog

Fyxation‘s expanding their line for 2013 and their new catalog highlights their newest products, including new framesets. Check it all out above, with more frame photos here, at their blog.

Sep 13, 2012 2 comments