Bridge Bike Works has officially opened for business, launching with their Toronto-made Surveyor all-road bike. They’re taking orders now for delivery in 3-4 months, getting you on your new Bridge Surveyor all-road bike by late summer/early fall if you act fast.
The brand was started by long-time shop owner and importer Mike Yakubowicz and carbon tech entrepreneur Frank Gairdner, who we interviewed about this project for our podcast.
Key hires developing their carbon fiber design, layup and molding processes are Richard Matthews (Cervelo, Lotus, LeMond), Thanos Drivas (Cervelo), and Brandon Neto (Carbon Fiber Automotive Chassis experience for brands like Aston Martin). Meaning, they might be a startup, but they have brought in a hugely talented team with deep experience.
This not only gives them full production capabilities in house in Toronto, it also improves their eco footprint. They’re minimizing carbon scraps, and they recycle all of the aluminum used to make their own molds. And that Cerakote helps, too…more on that below.
Features like a T47/86 BB, SRAM’s UDH derailleur hanger standard, and universally compatible internal routing for electronic or mechanical groups. Importantly, it’s also compatible with any cockpit, so you can run a fully internally routed cockpit with wires, hoses and cables running through the stem and directly into the steerer tube.
Or stick with a traditional bar and stem and run those things through the top cap of the FSA SCR headset. Either way, you end up with virtually no strings visible.
Complete bikes are configurable on their websites with cockpit options come from ENVE, PRO, and FSA/Vision. Group options from Shimano and SRAM, with wheel options from ENVE, Black Inc., and Lightweight.
Prices range from ~$6,500 up to $15,000+. Framesets are $3,999. All available colors are available standard, and they’re all going to be Cerakote…which is a big deal.
Cerakote is not only tougher than paint, it’s also better for the environment and has a lower VOC than standard paint. And it’s lighter than traditional paint, letting you go full color without adding grams. Claimed frame weight without paint is ~900g, and Cerakote won’t add much to that.
They’ll also have a “ready to paint” frame option coming soon, which lets you order your bike from one of several pre-selected high-end paint shops, so it’s sent there to be painted first, then built and shipped to you. And they’re building out their dealer network, but for now, you can go to their website and build it up and order. For custom paint, give them a shout or talk to your local bike shop.