All posts tagged VANDEYK Contemporary Cycles

  • VANDEYK VDX Cyclocross Bikes


    VANDEYK is always taking things to the next level and their latest cyclocross bike is no exception. While it’s still stupid hot here in Shanghai (and probably will be for the next two months), the rest of the world is preparing for summer to come to an end and for fall to begin. I can’t wait for it to cool down around here. Anyway, VANDEYK just sent some photos of the VDX, their brand new cyclocross machine, and it sure does look good.

    For the development of the VDX, VANDEYK partnered up with up with Cyclocross authority Crema Cycles around ex-professional racer Ken Bloomer. Being handbuilt (TIG welded) from a well-selected blend of Columbus Spirit and True Temper Platinum OX high-end steel tubing, the frame is the timeless and racy core of this mud machine. The creative approach for the graphic design work is built around the “X” as a central theme, which is translated into the VANDEYK signature ‘machine code’ on the top tube and fork legs. Options include a Cantilever or Disc brake version, both built around the stellar carbon fiber forks from our friends over at ENVE Composites. Head tube options are 44mm or a more classic 1 1/8″ version. As usual at VANDEYK, the paintwork is executed in highest-grade liquid paint. The VDX is available as frameset including frame and fork.

    Be sure to check out this beautiful bicycle in full detail below and also head over to the VANDEYK website for more info.


    VANDEYK Machine For Riding

    VANDEYK Rapha Continental Bike

    VANDEYK Purple Blast Road


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    VANDEYK is bringing the heat regardless of the weather; this latest video from them is so metal!

    ‘Machine for Riding’ captures the deeply spiritual cyclist moments, when rider, landscape and bicycle merge to that just perfect unity. The rider conquers the route aboard our same-titled ‘Machine for Riding’ carbon fibre road bike collection. With a minimalistic ‘code’ at the core of the design concept, the collection patronizes a pure and uninterrupted alliance of man and high-performance machinery.

    More from VANDEYK.


  • VANDEYK & Rapha Continental Bicycle

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    This VANDEYK Rapha Continental bike is one hot ride, that’s for sure. It’s setup to tackle nearly anything with some mechanical disc brakes, comfy & stiff XCr tubing and longer seat stays for some extra comfort.

    Discovering the roads less traveled and the lost spirit of cycling, Rapha Continental, started in 2007, has become a global journey with documented rides and experiences around the world. Featuring a bicycle fleet built by the finest international builders, VANDEYK was excited to collaborate and built a bike for the program.

    Based on the needs of handling the wide range of terrain that the Continental riders encounter, the handbuilt Columbus XCr stainless steel frame features added tyre clearance, longer seat stays and disc brakes.

    The design and paint concept interprets the Rapha Continental design including a signature coding on the seatstays and fork blades that translates as ‘Continental’.

    Somewhat related fun-fact: I just bought a set of pink White Industries hubs. Get the rest below…


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  • Vandeyk Purple Blast Road Bike

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    Usually press releases come a dime-a-dozen, rarely catching my eye. However, the PURPLE BLAST collection from VANDEYK Contemporary Cycles is too good to pass up.

    STUTTGART, 08 November 2012. VANDEYK Contemporary Cycles unveils their new bicycle collection “PURPLE BLAST“. With their second collection, the creative bicycle designhouse continues to explore the intersection between design, art, handbuilt bicycles and photography.
    Set up as a curated, multidisciplinary collaboration of experts, VANDEYK aspires to built and stage functional art objects on two wheels – without any compromises.

    The artwork of “PURPLE BLAST” is inspired by a solar flare, transferred in dashing purple colours. Photograhically the collection was staged in puristic black ambience, as well as in a fashion-esque photo shoot and a corresponding short film. Furthermore, the collection is featured in an exclusive short film on NOWNESS, shot by London-based art and design practice United Visual Artists (UVA) in collaboration with VANDEYK, transforming a bicycle wheel into a hypnotic homage to early op art.

    “PURPLE BLAST” is a performance-oriented road bike, featuring Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic shifting technology with fully integrated wiring.
    The material for the frames is Columbus XCr stainless steel, fully handcrafted in Germany. Further components for the bicycles are by premium manufacturers such as Chris King or ENVE Composites.

    Read up more on the other bikes by VANDEYK here and also at Nowness.
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