Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Monster Cross Season Has Begun!!!

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

New Updated Brick & Mortar Store Front

     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.

White IndustriesPaul ComponentsPhil Wood, ThomsonBrooks2 FishKing CageCrane BellsSpurcycleHonjoFix it Stix, Loyal Bags, ChueyBrand Hats , Cedar Clothing, NewBaums Tape, and of course all the things we make here in the shop at Bruce Gordon Cycles.