We've been hearing a lot lately about various Gravel Grinder races happening in 2013. The Almanzo 100 , Dirty Kanza, Trans-Iowa, and seemingly dozens more popping up every day signal the growing popularity of the rough-road endurance racing format.
The ideal bike for a Gravel Grinder is a fat-tired, drop-barred, lightweight bike. A bike that is equally at home on rock and on road. Did you say Rock 'n Road?
That's right, the same Rock 'n Road bike we have been building and refining since 1988. The same bike that we built to run our 700x43c Rock 'n Road tires. The celebrated Rock 'n Road, which is 25 years old this year.
We are going to celebrate 25 years of the Rock 'n Road with a limited run of numbered, signed 25th Anniversary Rock 'n Road bicycles. We will produce only 10 of these.
The 25th Anniversary Rock 'n Road frames will be made right here in the shop, using the same geometry we've been using for the past 25 years. The only changes we've made are to rear spacing (which is now a modern 135mm) and the headtube, which is now 1⅛" threadless. Forks will be built with the snazzy Pacenti bi-plane lugged fork crown.
The 25th Anniversary frames will come standard with our Signature Rust powdercoat. Other powder coat colors are available for an upcharge. The frames will be expertly TIGged. Fillet brazing is also available for an upcharge. Please note, the Rock 'n Road is different from the RnR Tour. Its shorter chainstays are ideal for nimble handling and especially good for Gravel Grinding.
Signed, numbered 25th Anniversary Bruce Gordon Rock 'n Road frames will cost $1988. We'll include a pair of awesome Rock 'n Road tires to get you Grinding.
Call Bruce Gordon, the O.G., at the shop to order your Rock 'n Road, the O.G.G. (Original Gravel Grinder) today. First ten orders get the limited, signed 25th Anniversary frames. 707.762.5601.