Custom Race Bikes from Rodriguez Bicycles



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Rodriguez Competition Road Bicycles - from $2,899 as a frame only from $1,299

Made in USA 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.

  • One of 4 standard paint designs
  • Braze-ons for 2 water bottles
  • Eyelets on rear dropouts
    Category 3 & 4 models only
  • No eyelets on Category 1 & 2 models
  • All braze-ons for shifters and brakes

Consider this:
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.


Competition Models

Frame Reynolds 725
Fork Origin 8 Carbon w/alloy steerer
Shift/Brake levers SRAM Apex/Shimano 105
Brakes SRAM Apex/Shmimano 105
Bottom Bracket SRAM Apex/Shimano 105
Cranks SRAM Apex/Shimano 105 Compact
Front Derailleur SRAM Apex/Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex/Shimano 105
Cog Set SRAM Apex/Shimano 105
Hubs Formula Sealed Bearing
Rims Weinmann Cobra
Spokes Stainless 14G
Lacing Pattern Radial/3X
Spoke Nipples Brass
Wheels Hand-built w/ 3 year warranty
Tires Panaracer Pasela PT wire bead 25c
Handlebar Alloy Compact
Head Set FSA Sealed 1 1/8" Standard
Bar Tape Black Cork
Seat Post Alloy
Seat WTB Speed V

About the Category 3

Your Choice....SRAM Apex or Shimano 105

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.

Common Upgrades for the Category 3

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Frame Vari-Wall THERMLX
Fork Enve 2.0
Shift/Brake levers SRAM Force/Shimano Ultegra
Brakes SRAM Apex/Shimano 105
Bottom Bracket SRAM Force/Shimano Ultegra
Cranks SRAM Force/Shimano Ultegra Compact
Front Derailleur SRAM Force/Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur SRAM Force/Shimano Ultegra
Cog Set SRAM 11sp/Shimano 11sp
Hubs Formula Sealed Bearing 11sp
Rims Weinmann Cobra
Spokes Stainless 14/15G butted
Lacing Pattern Radial/3X
Spoke Nipples Alloy
Wheels Hand-built w/ 3 year warranty
Tires Panaracer Pasela PT 25c Folding
Handlebar Alloy Compact
Head Set FSA Sealed 1 1/8" Standard
Bar Tape Black Cork
Seat Post Thomson Elite
Seat Terry Cro-mo

About the Category 2

Your choice....SRAM Force or Shimano Ultegra

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 Vari-Wall THERMLX 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.

Common Upgrades for the Category 2

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Frame Vari-Wall THERMLX
Fork Enve 2.0
Shift/Brake levers SRAM Red 11sp
Brakes SRAM Force
Bottom Bracket SRAM Red Sealed
Cranks SRAM Red Compact
Front Derailleur SRAM Red
Rear Derailleur SRAM Red
Cog Set SRAM Red 11sp
Hubs Formula Sealed Bearing 11sp
Rims Weinmann Cobra
Spokes Stainless 14/15G butted
Lacing Pattern Radial/3X
Spoke Nipples Alloy
Wheels Hand-built w/ 3 year warranty
Tires Panaracer Pasela PT 25c Folding
Handlebar Alloy Compact
Head Set FSA Orbit X 1 1/8" Standard
Bar Tape Black Cork
Seat Post Thomson Elite
Seat Terry Ti

About the Category 1

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 Vari-Wall THERMLX 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.

Common Upgrades for the Category 1

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Quick facts:
Custom Steel Racing Bicycle At Rodriguez, we've taken competition steel bicycles to the next level. Every frame is American made from Vari-Wall 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.


Outlaw Bikes

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.

You must be looking for the 13.5 pound Rodriguez Outlaw...


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