The Rodriguez Outlaw -
Sorry professional racers, this bicycle has been banned by the UCI. It's considered an unfair advantage to race a bicycle this light!
Do you need a carbon fiber frame to get your bike weight down to 14 pounds? Most people think so. There are two types of people. There are people that believe what's written in a magazine, and people that want to see for themselves. While there have been a few magazine articles referencing the Rodriguez Outlaw, we do not advertise in magazines, and no magazine has ever asked to ride one and review it. That's because we don't buy $10,000 advertisements....see how that works? The Rodriguez Outlaw sells itself, and is truly the only sub-14 pound bike for the person who is not swayed by an "article" written in a magazine (usually opposite the ad for that same bicycle). No longer do you have to give up all the advantages of a real steel frame to save weight.
Nothin' Up Our Sleeve
The Outlaw uses no 'tricks' to get the bicycle weight down. Every component selected is un-modified and ready to ride. The published weights are true and verified. The bicycles weighed were a medium size equivalent to a 54~55cm frame, and were weighed with (and without) Speedplay ti X1 pedals and a Serfas carbon bottle cage. The frame weight listed includes the bottom bracket shell, head tube and the dropouts (unlike many carbon manufacturers). There are no proprietary components (forks or bottom brackets) that make the frame lighter, but add all the saved weight back when the bike is assembled for riding.
Our Competition thinks We're Crazy
That's because the Rodriguez Outlaw comes with a weight guarantee. I say don't trust, verify. If weight is important to you, and you are spending thousands to have a super light bike, why wouldn't you demand a weight guarantee? Don't trust a brochure, magazine ad or article, salesperson....heck...don't even trust me! Get in writing exactly what your ultra-light bike (or frame) will weigh. If it doesn't hit that weight, get your money back. You'll be amazed at how many builders will not give that guarantee.
My father-in-law always says "Paper doesn't refuse ink", and he's right! Often, these carbon bikes written about actually weigh more than our standard Competition steel bikes even though ours are less expensive. While the magazines churn out articles trying to sell you the newest fad that the big manufacturers want to thrust onto the industry, our customers enjoy riding something that's less expensive, lighter weight, more responsive, more durable, and looks like a bicycle, not an airplane wing.
The Rodriguez Outlaw gives you all the bragging rights of having one of the lightest bikes, as well as the most comfortable and best fitting bike in the pack. The Outlaw rides comfortably like a steel bike because it is a steel bike. You've got to be careful though, one ride and you may be hooked like what happened to Steve about 5-minutes ago.
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|Outlaw Red||Outlaw Red Lite||Outlaw Super Record|
|Weight (as spec'd)||16 lbs. average||13.5 lbs. verified (Size5L)||13.8 lbs. verified (Size5L)|
|Tube Set||Rodriguez Outlaw Steel||Rodriguez Outlaw Steel||Rodriguez Outlaw Steel|
|Fork||Enve Carbon 2.0||Enve Carbon 1.0||Enve Carbon 1.0|
|Shift/Brake Levers||SRAM Red 11sp||SRAM Red 11sp||Super Record 11sp|
|Shifter Housing||SRAM teflon lined||Nokon Aluminum||Nokon Aluminum|
|Brakes||TRP Ultralight||TRP Ultralight||TRP Ultralight|
|Brake Housing||SRAM Teflon Lined||Nokon Aluminum||Nokon Aluminum|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM Red||SRAM Red||Super Record 11|
|Cranks||SRAM Red||SRAM Red||Super Record 11|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Red||SRAM Red||Super Record 11|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Red||SRAM Red||Super Record 11|
|Cog Set||SRAM Red 11-sp||SRAM Red 11-sp||Super Record 11|
|Chain||KMC X11 SL||KMC X11 SL||KMC X11 SL|
|Hubs||DT Swiss 240||DT Swiss 180||DT Swiss 180|
|Skewers||Salsa Ti||DT Swiss RWS Ti||DT Swiss RWS Ti|
|Rims||Stan's Alpha 340||Stan's Alpha 340||Stan's Alpha 340|
|Spokes||DT Revolution||DT Revolution||DT Revolution|
|Tires||Vredestein Fortezza||Fortezza Tri-Comp Slick||Fortezza Tri-Comp Slick|
|Bar and Stem||FSA K-Force||ENVE||ENVE|
|Headset||FSA Orbit X||Chris King||Chris King|
|Tape||Lizard Skin DSP||Lizard Skin DSP||Lizard Skin DSP|
|Seat Post||Thompson Masterpiece||Thompson Masterpiece||Thompson Masterpiece|
|Saddle||Selle San Marco light||Selle Italia SLR ti||Selle Italia SLR ti|
|Digital Scale Verified||16 lbs. average||13.5lbs (Size 5L)||13.8lbs (Size 5L)|