Custom Racing Bicycles - The Rodriguez Outlaw

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Full bike as light as 13.5 pounds

Rodriguez Outlaw - World's Lightest Road Bike
Be kind to yourself with a hand crafted steel bike that's lighter, faster, guaranteed for life, and rides more comfortably than any carbon bike. The Outlaw is the high performance choice for those of us who want to enjoy the ride as well as get there quickly.

• Fast - Lighter than carbon bikes
• Ride Longer - More comfortable than carbon
• The Perfect Fit - It's just your size!
Hand crafted in Seattle for your unique needs
• Wider tire and fender options available
• Built to ISO standards - Serviceable anywhere
• Anything else....Just ask!

Full bike from $4,699
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Rodriguez Outlaw Ultra-light Steel Bicycles - The comfortable choice

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. Those who believe what's written in a magazine, and those who want to see for themselves. While there have been a Outlaw Guy 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. You'll be glad the you saw us first and didn't buy that carbon bike. Just ask Steve.

Sizes: All of our bikes are offered in 20 production sizes . If you don't fit one of our production sizes, a custom size frame in any model is just $200 extra.


Rodriguez Outlaw Models - - Wait Time: 4 to 6 weeks

Frame Vari-Wall THERMLX
Fork Enve 2.0
Shift/Brake levers SRAM Force/Shimano Ultegra
Brakes SRAM Force/Shimano Ultegra
Bottom Bracket SRAM Force/Shimano Ultegra
Cranks SRAM Force/FSA Energy Compact
Front Derailleur SRAM Force/Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur SRAM Force/Shimano Ultegra
Cog Set SRAM 11sp/Shimano 11sp
Chain KMC X11-1
Hubs White Industries T11
Rims Trillium Aero
Spokes Stainless 14/15G butted
Lacing Pattern Radial/3X
Spoke Nipples Alloy
Wheels Hand-built w/ 3 year warranty
Tires Panaracer Pasela PT Folding
Handlebar Alloy Compact
Head Set FSA Orbit X 1 1/8" Standard
Bar Tape Black Cork
Seat Post Thomson Elite
Seat Fabric Scoop Elite

About the Outlaw Pro

Your choice....SRAM Force or Shimano Ultegra

Our least expensive Outlaw. You'll get a lot of bike for the money! The look of the bike is classic, the frame is hand-built from USA-Made Variwall THERMLX tubing, 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. 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 Options for the Pro

  • Rough & Rainy + $25
    Wide tires and fender-ready
  • Custom Paint + $100 ~ $600
  • Rodriguez Ultra-light Blend Tubing + $600
  • ee Super Brakes + $600
  • Custom Sizing + $200
  • Panaracer Race D Evo 3 Tires + $90
  • Carbon Handle Bars + $250
  • Travel Version + $825
  • Ultegra Di2 +$1000
  • Anything else....just ask and we'll price it out

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Frame Rodriguez Ultra-light Blend
Fork Enve 2.0
Shift/Brake levers SRAM Red / Shimano Dura Ace
Brakes TRP R879
Bottom Bracket SRAM Red / Shimano Dura Ace
Cranks SRAM Red / Shimano Dura Ace Compact
Front Derailleur SRAM Red / Shimano Dura Ace
Rear Derailleur SRAM Red / Shimano Dura Ace
Cog Set SRAM Force / Shimano Ultegra
Chain KMC X11-1
Hubs White Industries T11
Rims Trillium Aero
Spokes Stainless 14/15G butted
Lacing Pattern Radial/3X
Spoke Nipples Alloy
Wheels Hand-built w/ 3 year warranty
Tires Panaracer Race D Evo 3
Handlebar Alloy Compact
Head Set FSA Orbit X 1 1/8" Standard
Bar Tape Black Cork
Seat Post Thomson Elite
Seat Fabric Scoop Elite

About the Outlaw Elite

Your choice....SRAM Red or Shimano Dura-ace

Now here's the Whoop Ass! If you really want to open 'er up and ride like a pro, the American made Rodriguez Outlaw Elite is for you. This is the lightest bike we make that can still be legally raced professionally. If you're looking to get into a serious ride for under $8,000, this is your bike! The Elite will provide you with a lifetime of comfortable, high-performance riding at a price less than most professional custom race bikes.

The Rodriguez Ultra-light Blend frame is light, responsive, and handles the curves better than a plastic bike. The Elite is equipped with an Enve lightweight carbon fork and SRAM Red or Dura Ace 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 Options for the Elite

  • Rough & Rainy + $25
    Wide tires and fender-ready
  • Custom Paint + $100 ~ $600
  • Flyweight Frame Treatment + $600
  • ee Super Brakes (featherweight brakes) + $600
  • Custom Sizing + $200
  • Carbon Handle Bars + $250
  • Red eTap + $1000
  • Dura Ace Di2 + $1000
  • Anything else....just ask and we'll price it out
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Frame Rodriguez Outlaw Steel
Fork Enve 2.0
Shift/Brake levers SRAM Red/Shimano Dura-ace 11sp
Shift Housing Teflon lined
Brakes Cane Creek ee Superlight
Brake Housing Teflon lined
Bottom Bracket SRAM Red/Shimano Dura-ace
Cranks SRAM Red/Shimano Dura-ace
Front Derailleur SRAM Red/Shimano Dura-ace
Rear Derailleur SRAM Red/Shimano Dura-ace
Cog Set SRAM Red/Shimano Dura-ace 11sp
Chain KMC X11 SL
Hubs White Industies T11
Rims Trillium Aero
Spokes DT Revolution
Radial/3X
Spoke Nipples Alloy
Wheels Hand-built w/ 3 year warranty
Tires Panaracer Race D Evo 3
Bar and Stem FSA K-Force
Head Set FSA Orbit X
Bar Tape Lizard Skin DSP
Seat Post Thomson Masterpiece
Seat Selle San Marco light
Average Weight sub-15 lbs.

About the Outlaw Red

Your choice....SRAM Red+ or Shimano Dura-ace+

It's light, and you'll know it's light! The Outlaw SL stands for 'Super Light' and we mean it. At 15 pounds or less (in the SRAM Red+ version), this bike is a verified value. This is the weight that we see a lot of the very expensive (overseas produced) carbon bikes come in at. When I say expensive carbon bikes, I mean bikes that sell for well over the $8,500 price of this baby!

At first glance, the SL looks a lot like the specifications of the Outlaw Elite, but it's a lot different. There's a lot of special 'weight savings' on this bike that are hard to see. This model comes stock with the 'Flyweight Frame Treatment', ee Super Brakes, and carbon bars for instance. Also, a lighter chain, cassette, tires....and more.....well you get the point. We've made this one light! If you're the type that want's to do it once...do it right, then this bike is a great choice.

The Outlaw SL is ready to kick it up the hills faster than you've ever done before!

Common Upgrades for the SL

  • Red eTap + $1000
  • Dura Ace Di2 + $1000
  • Serfas Carbon bottle cages + $45 each
  • Anything else....just ask and we'll price it out
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Frame Rodriguez Outlaw Steel
Fork Enve 2.0
Shift/Brake levers SRAM Red 11sp
Shift Housing Jagwire Elite Link
Brakes Cane Creek ee Superlight
Brake Housing Jagwire Elite Link
Bottom Bracket SRAM Red Sealed
Cranks SRAM Red Compact
Front Derailleur SRAM Red
Rear Derailleur SRAM Red
Cog Set SRAM Red 11sp
Chain KMC X11 SL
Hubs DT Swiss 180
Rims Trillium Aero
Spokes DT Revolution
Radial/3X
Spoke Nipples Alloy
Wheels Hand-built w/ 3 year warranty
Tires Panaracer Race D Evo 3
Bar and Stem ENVE
Head Set Chris King
Bar Tape Lizard Skin DSP
Seat Post Thomson Masterpiece
Seat Selle Italia SLR ti
Digital Verified Weight 13.5lbs (Size 5L)

About the Outlaw Red Lite

It's ridiculously light, and you'll know it's ridiculously light! That's what the RL stands for. This is our lightest Outlaw, and at 13.5 verified pounds, it's the lightest bike that's ever been in the shop at any price. We've had bikes that sell for twice as much, and side by side, they are all heavier than the Outlaw Red Lite.

I can talk about this bike all day, but suffice to say that it has every light weight part on it that is available. So, no need to talk. Once you ride this bike, you'll know what I mean.

The Outlaw Red Lite is ready to fly!

Common Upgrades for the RL

  • Red eTap + $1000
  • Serfas Carbon bottle cages + $45 each
  • Anything else....just ask and we'll price it out
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Frame Rodriguez Outlaw Steel
Fork Enve 2.0
Shift/Brake levers Super Record 11sp
Shift Housing Jagwire Elite Link
Brakes Cane Creek ee Superlight
Brake Housing Jagwire Elite Link
Bottom Bracket Super Record 11
Cranks Super Record 11
Front Derailleur Super Record 11
Rear Derailleur Super Record 11
Cog Set Super Record 11
Chain KMC X11 SL
Hubs DT Swiss 180
Rims Trillium Aero
Spokes DT Revolution
Radial/3X
Spoke Nipples Alloy
Wheels Hand-built w/ 3 year warranty
Tires Panaracer Race D Evo 3
Bar and Stem ENVE
Head Set Chris King
Bar Tape Lizard Skin DSP
Seat Post Thomson Masterpiece
Seat Selle Italia SLR ti
Digital Verified Weight 14.07lbs (Size 5L)

About the Outlaw Record

For the Campagnolo lover (like me) there's the Outlaw Record. While not quite as light as the Outlaw RL, this one is still too light to professionally race. Don't let your buddies lift this one. Just pretend that you're kicking their rumps on a heavy steel bike with old school Campagnolo parts on it.

The Outlaw Record is ready to be your favorite new ride!

Common Upgrades for the Outlaw Record

  • EPS Electric shifting + $1,800
  • Serfas Carbon bottle cages + $45 each
  • Anything else....just ask and we'll price it out
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Grace Towle, 6, Lifting a Rodriguez Light Bike
6 year old, 39 pound Grace, lifting the Rodriguez Outlaw
Grace Towle, 6, holds a bike above her head
Grace, still holding the bike while my cheap digital camera warms up for another shot.
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Made in USA Sorry professional racers, some of our Outlaw bicycles have been banned by the UCI. It's considered an unfair advantage to race a bicycle this light! The Outlaw is the flagship model of our steel racing bikes. The cost and specifications for this bike are competitive with the big guys too! Even though our bicycle is hand made just for you, right here in Seattle and theirs are mass produced overseas. This year, we're also offering this model with a wide tire/fender option for those who would like that.

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.


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