Rodriguez Competition Road Bicycles - from $2,899 as a frame only from $1,299
Rodriguez - The frames that 'STEEL' the show...
Open up a can of whoop ass, and hit the road with a vengeance! The Rodriguez Competition series is your bike if you'd like to send your buddies 'off the back' for a bit. Your friends will marvel as you step off your comfortable steel
frame after a long ride, and can still sit down for a beer without screaming in pain. Rodriguez custom bicycles offer the Perfect Blend of comfort and performance. Handbuilt from Reynolds or True Temper steel tubing, 5 different models to choose from, and your choice of 4 stock paint designs (custom paint avaiable), it's ready to be at the front of any pack.
Eyelets on rear dropouts Category 3 & 4 models only
No eyelets on Category 1 & 2 models
All braze-ons for shifters and brakes
When shopping for high-performance race bikes, many people ignore comfort as an important ingredient. Actually, without a comfortable ride, you will ride slower on your bike no matter how sweet the parts are or how light the frame is. We can build you a bicycle that is as light or lighter than anything on the market, but you'll ride faster on the Rodriguez because comfort is built right in. With a high performance steel frame, you'll be able to ride through corners with confidence, and you won't have to slow down to 'shake out' your numb hands. You don't have to take my word for it though, just ask Mike M. or some of our other customers in our online customer scrapbook.
OK, your budget is still a bit limited, but you want that custom feel, and a little more 'pep' in the components too? The Rodriguez Category 3 competition bike comes with your choice of a SRAM Apex or Shimano 105 grouppo. Still well below the price of anyone else's custom bike, this bike is one of our best sellers. It's also a U.S. made product!
Cruise through the bumpy corners with confidence as your perfectly fit, light weight steel frame hugs the road. Our bikes offer the perfect blend for comfort and performance. "What chipseal?" you'll ask, as everyone else's teeth rattle like a set of clackers down the old country roads. You'll wonder why your friends put up with the numb hands and sore tucas', but you won't care because it's hard to hear their complaints when your half a mile a head of them. Why listen to me though, just read what
Jay or Steve had to say after their first ride on his new steel Rodriguez.
Feeling the excitement? The Cat. 2 is a bike that just kicks! It's a trick bike in every way. The look of the bike is classic, the frame is hand-built from extremely light True Temper OX Platinum steel, and the SRAM Force or Shimano Ultegra parts perform great at any level of racing. All of your buddies riding the latest 'bridge truss' fad bike will wonder how you keep up on that steel bike that looks....well....like a bike. If you want to, you can let them lift it and see that it's actually lighter than their over-engineered, over-priced, disposable carbon bike. You could then make them cry and tell them that you paid half of what they paid for their decal-plastered airplane wing. What to do, what to do? Maybe you should just smile, leave them in the dust, and let them continue to believe that you are actually Superman on a heavy steel bike. Experience the perfect blend of comfort and performance on a Rodriguez.
Why buy a bike made overseas when you can save money and get the best America has to offer? You can have a comfortable, ultra-light bike hand-made in just your size for less money when you buy a Rodriguez.
Now here's the Whoop Ass! If you really want to open 'er up and ride like a pro, the American made Rodriguez Cat. 1 is for you. This is the lightest bike we make that can still be legally raced professionally. If you are the type that wants to do it once...do it right, this is your bike. The Cat. 1 will provide you with a lifetime of comfortable, high-performance riding at a price less than most professional custom race bikes.
The True Temper OX Platinum steel frame is light, responsive, and handles the curves better than a plastic bike. The Cat. 1 is equipped with an Easton carbon fork and SRAM Red components. I said it before, and I'll say it again here: Your friends will marvel as you step off your comfortable steel frame after a long ride, and can still sit down for a beer without screaming in pain.
At Rodriguez, we've taken competition steel bicycles to the next level. Every frame is American made from True Temper or Reynolds butted tubing in 20 sizes plus custom. This provides the classic light weight 'steel feel' the Rodriguez road bikes are famous for. The Competition series offers either SRAM or Shimano components combined with a light weight Miche Race wheel set. These bikes are comfortable, responsive bikes that are perfect for racing or day rides with your buddies, and our fit is guaranteed.
Make your Rodriguez Competition fly with the Rodriguez Travel Option.
Screw the UCI, I want to go Rogue!
I can't believe you're still reading and not calling the shop right this minute. You've read all the way to here, and you still want more? OK, but don't say I didn't warn you.