An Introduction to Vanilla

The Vanilla Workshop is a community -- a collaboration between master fabricators; expert bicycle painters; photographers; wood, leather, fabric and metal workers--all working closely to bring the intelligent, edgy, sexiness of Portland to the rest of the world.

At the heart of the workshop is owner, designer and bicycle framebuilder Sacha White.

Sacha started building bicycles in the winter of 1999. Now, at just 31 years of age, Sacha is a pioneering member of the new generation of framebuilders. He brings his own experiences as a cyclist and craftsman into the mix to create a bike and a company that reflect the values of hard work, style and uncompromised vision.

Inside of the Vanilla site, you will find our bikes, our team and our community. It is our goal to show the Vanilla world with honesty and sincerity. This means clear, almost palpable photography, insight into our choices to stay small and keep production low, as well as sharing stories about the people and businesses that we surround ourselves with and why we are so proud of them.

So, welcome. Please enjoy yourself and be in touch.

Cheers, Vanilla