Rohloff Speedhub Custom Bikes - Rodriguez Bicycles

There's a reason that Rodriguez is the number 1 Rohloff builder in the United States. It's because we know Rohloff customers don't want to compromise on comfort, features, or quality. We build your Rohloff bike the way you want it. Whether it's a 650b gravel bike with disc brakes, a loaded touring bike, or a daily commuter, we've built it with Rohloff.

• Choose your wheels (26", 650b or 700c)
• Most experienced U.S. Rohloff builder
Hand crafted in Seattle for your unique needs
Wide gearing range and Rohloff reliability!
• No compromise on comfort - It's just your size!
• Models for everyone - road or gravel
• Your bike, your way, at a great value!

Full Rohloff bike from $4,399
See full specifications below
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Durability, low maintenance, variety

Rohloff Hub Graphic

Instead of a bike with a Rohloff hub installed, think of a Rodriguez Makeshift as a Rohloff Speedhub with a bike built around it. Our head frame builder, Todd, worked for the Rohloff company in Germany in the early 2000's and has special insight into optimizing the design for bikes using a Rohloff Speedhub. We've developed and manufactured specific braze-on fittings, dropouts, and other unique exclusive features (like our stem mounted shifter doohickey) that make our Rohloff equipped bicycles something special. Our customers find our bikes easier to use and travel with. Just like all Rodriguez bicycles, the MakeShift series is guaranteed to fit comfortably.

Made in USA At Rodriguez Bicycles, we know Rohloff and IGH equipped bikes. We've built hundreds of them at this point. Over the last several years, our MakeShift line of custom Rodriguez bicycles has become a standard of sorts in the industry, and one of our better selling models.

A lot of Rodriguez MakeShift customers select the travel upgrade for ease of taking their bike on vacation with them.


Makeshift IGH Models - - Wait Time: 8 to 10 weeks

Frame Reynolds 725
Fork Rodriguez Steel Lugged
Shift lever Rohloff Gripshift
Brake levers Tektro Ergo
Brakes Tektro Long Reach Caliper
Bottom Bracket Sealed Bearing
Eccentric Patented Bushnell® Retro
Cranks Origin8 Alloy
Front Hub Formula Sealed Bearing
Rear Hub Rohloff Speedhub 14-sp
Rims Weinmann
Spokes Stainless 14G
Wheels Hand-built w/ 3 year warranty
Tires Panaracer Pasela PT wire bead
Handlebar Kalloy Drop or Flat bars
Head Set FSA 1 1/8" Sealed Bearing Standard
Bar Tape Black Cork or Ergo Grips
Seat Post Alloy
Seat WTB Speed V

About the Rodriguez High-Roller Sport

A lighter, sportier Rohloff equipped custom bike that's great for day rides or commuting. It's also great for long tours if you have a 'credit card' approach to touring, and prefer to stay on the roads. The High-Roller Sport model is actually a Rohloff version or our famous Rainier Randonneur bike.

Common Options for the High-Roller Sport

For the Frame

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Frame Reynolds 725
Fork Rodriguez Steel Tandem
Shift lever Rohloff Gripshift
Brake levers Tektro Ergo
Brakes Tektro Cantilever
Bottom Bracket Sealed Bearing
Eccentric Patented Bushnell® Retro
Cranks Origin8 Alloy
Front Hub Formula Sealed Bearing
Rear Hub Rohloff Speedhub 14-sp
Rims Weinmann ZAC19 26" or 700c
Spokes Stainless 14G
Wheels Hand-built w/ 3 year warranty
Tires Panaracer Pasela PT wire 26 x 1.5"
or (700 x 32) (650b x 38)
Handlebar Kalloy Drop or Flat bars
Head Set FSA 1 1/8" Sealed Bearing FSA Sealed 1 1/8" Standard
Bar Tape Black Cork or Ergo Grips
Seat Post Alloy
Seat WTB Speed V

About the Rodriguez High-Roller Tour

No roads? No problem for the custom High-Roller Tour! As our most popular MakeShift model, this bike has the same frame/fork design as our Rodriguez UTB but utilizes the Rohloff rear hub. It's a heavy duty, rugged, 'go anywhere' bike that's great for conquering the world of bicycle touring....on or off the road.

Choose from 3 different wheel sizes!

Common Options for the High-Roller Tour

For the Frame

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Quick facts:

Rodriguez Bicycle Company builds the highest quality Rohloff equipped custom bicycles for less money than any other manufaturer in the United States. We have years of Rohloff experience built into every MakeShift we hand-build right here in Seattle. Our bicycles are guaranteed to fit more comfortably and last a lifetime.
Rohloff Bike with Mixte frame
Now available in
Step Through design!
Just $200 extra

All Rodriguez Rohloff and IGH equipped bikes are available in 20 production sizes as well as custom sizing for just $200 extra. Plus we are offering every bike in our line-up with any choice of 4 different paint options at no extra charge. Custom paint jobs or colors are also available. If that's not enough, we have 9 different decal options to choose from as well.

WARNING! Not all Rohloff bikes are the same
Most builders who make Rohloff bikes use Rohloff's 'click box' design for shifting. While this makes the bicycle easier to manufacture, it has caused problems for some of our Rohloff customers. At Rodriguez, we go the extra mile and build some custom braze-ons to make your life easier. If you're interested in reading about those differences, click here



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