2018 Grinduro: An Autumnal Gold and Yellow Speedvagen Surprise Me Road

Grinduro is here! Beginning today in Quincy, California, smack dab in the Lost Sierra, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and Giro bring the fun to backroads and mountaintop singletrack in the Plumas National Forest. At the Town Hall, in the Quincy Fairgrounds, a selection of frame builders will display their work, as a collaboration with SRAM and Zipp. On the list is Portland’s Speedvagen, who brought along some extra eye candy, including this Surprise Me Road, with a striking, autumn-inspired paint job.

Built with Force 1 road, EE Cycleworks brakes, and ENVE, the rest of the details are there for you to see in this gallery, so enjoy!


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12 responses to “2018 Grinduro: An Autumnal Gold and Yellow Speedvagen Surprise Me Road”

  1. Keith Gibson says:

    looks great, as usual

  2. Jon B. says:

    Grinduro has become my new favorite bike show.

  3. Logan Groves says:

    That molded stem cap is on point!

  4. Chris Valente says:

    That is sick. Though seems odd to not bring a Rugged Road model to an event like that…

    • John Watson says:

      It’s on display, they have other bikes – rugged road, gtfo – in the actual event. No one is riding this, it was just too good to not shoot.

  5. Crmsnghst says:

    Im gonna take the hit on this one FER SURE but that stem just doesn’t do it for me. It’s like a limp banana. I know it’s ENVE. I know its super nice but…but…. Im sorry…

    • John Watson says:

      I normally don’t like them but painted to match soften it up for me. But yeah, super polarizing!

      • AdamBike99 says:

        The paint certainly helps but for me, it’s the scale of it that throws my eye off. The stem seems bulky and heavy and not proportionately balanced with the lithe slenderness of the frame and tapered fork. This rig is still a thing of subtle/not so subtle beauty tho…

  6. Chris Wagner says:

    I am totally on board with that stem. Just sayin’.

  7. mark rothschild says:


  8. Marty McFly says:

    That stem is poop