- The 2011 Ultimate Touring Bike -

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Originally designed and named for Adventure Cyclist, columnist Willie Weir, the Rodriguez W2 Adventure (or U.T.B.) has become a standard in the industry for the 'go everywhere' traveler. Known for its rugged construction and versatility, it quickly earned the nickname UTB or (Ultimate Touring Bike). The Rodriguez UTB Adventure is ready to conquer any terrain your heart desires. It is rugged, well-designed and with the Travel Option ($700) can pack easily into a 26" X 26" suitcase for airline travel.

This bike used to come standard equipped with out travel option . Over the years, lots of our customers have requested a UTB without couplings. They wanted the ruggedness, and the ability to install really fat tires, or mountain bike tires for off-road, but didn't need the travel option that the UTB came standard with. So, for 2010, we are offering the UTB in both a travel version, and a non-travel version just like all of our other bikes. For the person who really wants a commuting/touring bike that isn't afraid of any terrain, the UTB is the best choice. With the choice of the travel option, the UTB is the most convenient full sized model to pack into the 26" x 26" suitcase available today. This is partly because of its 26" wheels. For these reasons, the UTB is still our number one choice of the 'go everywhere' bicycle traveller.

How is the UTB different than the Rodriguez Adventure?

The UTB uses 26" wheels instead of 700c, and the frame is built wider to enable the owner to install mountain bike tires if needed. That's the only difference.

26" wheels provide two big advantages for the go-anywhere cyclist:

  • Rugged or really wide tires: Some people like the ability to install real mountain bike tires or really wide tires on their commuting/touring bike. 26" wheels make this possible.
  • Super Portability!: If you travel with your touring bike and choose our travel option, the 26" wheels make packing the bike WAY easier. If you'd like to see how much easier, read this.

This bike is rugged, well thought out, designed by someone whose life is bicycle touring, and hand-built right here in Seattle by a company with over 38 years in the business. If you want to ride without being limited to smooth, paved roads, this is your bike. If you want to go continent hopping, and bring your bike along for fun, this is your bike. If you want to have the experience of a lifetime on a bicycle, this is your bike.

Have a drink on us!
The Rodriguez bottle opener is an exclusive, touch of class that you'll only find on a Rodriguez. This stainless steel accessory comes standard on the Rodriguez W2 touring bike. It is brazed onto the seat stay.

Our bikes are unique as our customers... they love our bikes, and we love them!
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Rohloff version of this model now available.

The Specs
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UTB Basic
UTB Plus
UTB Ultegra
or $2,799 Travel Version
or $3,399 Travel Version
or $4,199 Travel Version
Frame Crom-Mo Butted Reynold 725 True Temper OX Platinum
Fork Tandem Grade Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Shift levers Shimano 8x bar-end Shimano Dura-Ace 9 speed Bar-end Shimano Ultegra Carbon 10x
Brake levers Tektro Tektro Shimano Ultegra Carbon
Brakes Tektro Cantilever Trillium Big Squeeze™ Trillium Big Squeeze™
Bottom Bracket Shimano Sealed Shimano Sealed Shimano Sealed
Cranks Sugino Triple 28/38/48 Sugino Triple 28/38/48 Sugino Triple 28/38/48
Cassette SRAM 11-32 8x SRAM 11-32 9x SRAM 11-32 10x
Front Derailleur Shimano 2200 Shimano Tiagra Triple Shimano Ultegra Triple
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore Shimano Deore Shimano Deore LX
Chain SRAM 8x SRAM 9x SRAM 10x
Hubs Formula Formula Formula Sealed Bearing
Rims Weinmann ZAC19 Weinmann ZAC19 Weinmann ZAC19
Spokes DT Swiss 14G DT Swiss 14G DT Swiss 14G
Wheels Hand-built w/3-year warranty Hand-built w/3-year warranty Hand-built w/3-year warranty
Tires Serfas Kevlar Belted Serfas Kevlar Belted Serfas Kevlar Belted
Handlebars Kalloy Uno Drop Bars Kalloy Uno Drop Bars Kalloy Uno Drop Bars
Head Set FSA FSA Cartridge Sealed FSA Cartridge Sealed
Seat Post Alloy Alloy Alloy
Handlebar Tape Black Cork Black Cork Black Cork
Saddle WTB or Selle WTB or Selle WTB or Selle
Frame Upgrade Options:
  • Custom Paint - $100 ~ $400
  • Travel Version - $699 ~ $850
  • OX Plantinum tubing - $125
Component Upgrade Options:
  • Carbon Handlebar - $250
  • Tiagra STI Shifters - $100
  • Carbon Seat Post - $50
  • Full Fenders Installed - $65
  • Brooks B-17 Saddle - $150
  • Phil Wood Bottom Bracket - $150
  • Phil Wood Hubs - $500
  • Custom Sizing - $200

18 sizes plus custom
4 stock colors and 5 decal options plus custom

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