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:
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.
Rohloff version of this model now available.
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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|
|Handlebar Tape||Black Cork||Black Cork||Black Cork|
|Saddle||WTB or Selle||WTB or Selle||WTB or Selle||
18 sizes plus custom
4 stock colors and 5 decal options plus custom