Our NEW T-Shirts are hot off the press, Its a line drawing of an original Lugged Bruce Gordon Fixed Gear Commute Bike from 1980, Yeah that's 34 years ago. Lugged Steel is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Bruce Gordon's Classic Bikes, Now the luxury is available to the public through our new T-Shirts.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Alex of White Industries picking up a new pair of tires.
Just wanted to say thanks again for setting me up with those tires, They have been fantastic. I first wanted them because I knew I would be riding my mountain bike (its a 29er) on the road a little more in the month of September due to a dumb bet I made with some friends. And I didn't want to go full slicks in case I decided I wanted to ride a few easy trails after work so I thought they would be a good compromise. Also I'm planning on getting a "monster cross" bike (what ever that is) in the not so distant future so I was planning after September I would put my old tires back on and save the R&R tires for the new bike. Well l got a little lazy and left them on so during last weekend's Meet Your Maker ride at China Camp I was pleasantly surprised how well they performed even under much more demanding MTB riding then I had planned to use them for. And they have been prefect for riding to the trails and back home after. So moral of the story is for me they aren't really a compromise at all, and I will be coming back for another set when I get that new bike.
Alec White of White Industries
As we head into the cross season, we have been hearing a lot about our Rock n' Road tires lately . Here are just a few of the comments that we thought we would share in case your still not convinced on these amazing tires.
“Bruce’s Rock N Road tires are iconic, much like his bikes.”
“Overall, as a gravel tire, there are few tires that match the Rock & Road when it comes to speed, traction and overall versatility in a wide variety of gravel conditions.”
(Matt Gersib, Gravel Grinder News)
“If you’re looking to step up your off-road game, but you still want to pound the pavement, the Rock ‘n Road is definitely a solid choice. If your local retailer doesn’t stock them, fear not–Bruce Gordon offers a killer bundle that includes two tires and three presta-valve tubes,”
“My initial perspective couldn’t have been further from the truth. On everything from technical, rocky ascents, to loamy singletrack, to rock-strewn fire roads to smoothly paved country roads, the Gordon skins handled it all like a champ. It would appear as though they have a far more durable compound to my favored, (and discontinued) Richey Zeds and were surprisingly nimble on the most challenging of terrain. I understand these are currently en route to Bruce’s shop, and if a really incredible all-arounder monster cross tire is something that might strike your fancy, I highly suggest you get in on the incoming shipment.”
“…a nice option for taking bigger-clearance cyclocross bikes into rougher terrain, or for the more adventuresome, a mountain bike race.”
“The tire adheres well on the loose, rocky off-road surfaces in the Bay Area hills. It descends with the precision and control of a full mountain bike tire, and it rolls fast and quiet on the road. Many experienced cyclists love this tire, and it deserves its reputation as one of the best all-rounders on the market.”
“If your frame can accept a 43mm tire and you want to get out and show those mountain bikers how it’s done, get the Bruce Gordon Rock n’ Road and enjoy the hell out of a great tire.”
Coming soon, 650b Rock n' Road tires available in the Same Colors & Tread as our 700c, both black and skin walled, tubeless compatible bead, and Free Shipping on all tires including the 700c x43 tires within the United States.
Get your set of Rock n' Road tires today!!!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Well, we've been busy here at Bruce Gordon Cycles over the last couple of weeks. Today we just built three new shelves in our display room and are pondering whose merchandise we would like to show to our customers. Below is a list of companies that we already endorse and sell their products, but we thought it would be nice if we got a little feed back from the fans on what kind of bicycle brands you would like to buy off our shelves! We have a few admirable stipulations though... Companies must make their components/products in their own factories. Companies pay their employees decent wages, and very importantly the product must be high quality and stylish. We understand that products like these are harder to come by these days, but hey thats what Bruce Gordon Cycles is all about, Sustainable Quality.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Winters Coming Soon, Are You Ready?
Hey everybody, we're officially back in the shop from a whirlwind of shows around the country! So, as you can imagine we've turned the machines back on and are milling as you read...
Well the BIG NEWS this year is about our very own, Rock 'n Road Tires. This year we're getting 650b tubeless compatible tires in both Black and Skin-wall colors, the same colors as our 700x43 models. They have been ordered and are expected to arrive in December. In case you've never had the joy of riding our 43mm wide all surface tire, you truly are missing out. They are exactly that, a joy. In fact they shine like no other tires we've ridden. (assuming we cleaned them after we ride)
FAIR WARNING though, this Saturday we'll be increasing our tire price to $57 - so order now while the gettin' is good, and get ready for winter today!
Now With Free Shipping Within The USA On All Tire Orders
Thanks to Mike Varley from Black Mountain Cycles for putting together this years di2 hydraulic disc 650b x 43 Rock n' Road Monster Cross that we displayed at Interbike this week. It was a huge success and a great time down in Las Vegas. But, just like every other year it means that the time to hit the drawing board has arrived. (Click the link above to see this years Monster Cross at Mike's shop)
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Bruce Gordon Cycles
Sunday, July 27, 2014
I am jumping into the 21st Century.
We will be showing a Bruce Gordon Rock 'n Road Gravel Grinder at the Interbike Show in
Las Vegas in September.
It will have the first tubeless 650b x 43 Rock 'n Road tires on 650b Stan's Grail Tubeless Rims
Custom rolled for the show.
Parts will be a Shimano Ultegra group with Hydraulic Disc Brakes with STI levers for disc brakes and it will be Electronic Shifting DI2.
I am going to cut the tubes late next week - So if someone wants it their size, I need to know right away. I am offering the bike at a discount. It will be $5000 if someone orders it before I cut the tubes.
After the show, a bike with this kind of setup will be close to $6000. Anyone interested please give me call.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Happy Fourth of July to all in the USA.
I am just here to make a blog post -then off for a Bike Ride.
I am just here to make a blog post -then off for a Bike Ride.
I finished the stem for my new lugged Rock 'n Road frame. There is only one other Lugged Rock 'n Road frame in existence - I made it for myself 26 years ago. (pictured below)
I'm making progress - the Lugs are done
The finished bike will be part of the BAMF Show in Highpoint North Carolina in September.
Then I don't have to make another for another 26 years.
News about Rock 'n Road Tires
There is another shipment of tires that will ship from Japan this month.
Unfortunately Panaracer has raised the price a little after almost 3 years - so the new shipment of tires will have to will have to be at a slightly higher price
The good news is that the remaining stock is at the current price of $50 each - so get them while they last!!
More News about Tires.
There is a mould being made for a 650b x 43 Rock 'n Road tire being made with the exact same tread pattern. I should have samples in time for Interbike in Las Vegas. Production tires should be available around the end of the year. They will have a "Tube Less Compatible" bead.
Other Tire related News.
We are jumping into the 21st Century - The first 650b "Gravel Grinder" Rock 'n Road bike will not only be tubeless - but, will be DI2 (Electronic Shifting).
Also Stan's is going to roll up some 650b versions of their new rim - http://www.notubes.com/Grail-C159.aspx
Enough news for now - I'm going to eat lunch and go for a bike ride, then watch some fireworks - It is after all July 4th