First Look! Bridge Bike Works Surveyor all-road bike looking good & made in Canada

The upcoming Bridge Bike Works Surveyor road bike will be the first model from the upstart brand, and it’s riding high on its North American manufacturing story.

Built from the ground up in Toronto, Canada, Bridge’s all-new factory will produce the frame and fork in house. And, they’ve assembled an all-star team with composites and designers and engineers from brands like Cervelo, Lotus, and more.

We have a podcast interview coming up this week that tells their whole story, so for now we’ll share these pre-launch renderings and early details.

bridge bike works surveyor all-road bike sneak peek in pink

Their first bike, the Surveyor, is a racy all-road bike designed to go fast regardless of road conditions. It definitely leans more road than not, and with a max 38mm tire clearance, it’s not designed to become a gravel bike. But it is designed to tame the often less-than-ideal road surfaces of a northern city like Toronto.

The bikes are 100% designed and built in their new factory, with new equipment and processes you’ll learn more about in our pre-launch podcast interview. The official launch date is coming up, and we’ll have more granular tech details then, but key specs include:

  • FRAME: BRIDGE Handmade Proprietary Carbon
  • FORK: BRIDGE Handmade Proprietary Carbon
  • HEADSET: In-set style
  • AXLES: 12×100 / 12×142
  • BB STANDARD: T47
  • SEATPOST: 27.2 mm
  • SEAT COLLAR: BRIDGE 27.2
  • CABLE ROUTING: Fully Hidden Internal Routing
  • TIRE CLEARANCE: 28–38 mm
  • GEARING: 1x or 2x compatible
  • WEIGHT: Approx. 900 grams

bridge bike works surveyor all-road bike frame sneak peek

bridge bike works surveyor all-road bike geometry chart

bridge bike works surveyor all-road bike frame sneak peek shown rear angle

The lack of extra bosses and mounts cements its place on, well, cement. And tarmac.

bridge bike works surveyor all-road bike frame sneak peek shown front angle

The fork design, headtube and downtube shaping, and stout T47 bottom bracket shell give away co-founder Mike Yakubowicz’s penchant for racing bikes, but the overall geometry shows he also enjoys a comfortable ride more inline with most riders’ flexibility and intended use. Meaning, it’s a bike designed for all-day hammering.

bridge bike works surveyor all-road bike sneak peek in gray

They’re taking pre-orders now for framesets. Pay in full and you’ll get one of the first 50, or put down a deposit to secure one from the second batch of 50. Stock colors include blue, gray, pink, green, and tan. MSRP is $CAD 4,999 (about $3,950 USD based on current rates).

bridge bike works surveyor all-road bike sneak peek of custom paint colors

They’ll also offer custom paint schemes and color combos. Look for bikes to ship in Q2, and stay tuned for more details.

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luddite
luddite
10 months ago

Nice to see a Canadian-made carbon option, large tires and a real BB.
Buuut….fully internal cable routing is too limiting (can’t run my Redshift stem), and I don’t see any fender eyelets. Obvious application for 38mm clearance is 32’s and fenders.
Close, but no cigar.

Brian Cunningham
Brian Cunningham
10 months ago

Nice looking bike …

Dan Madrigal
Dan Madrigal
10 months ago

To make it as a carbon frame builder in todays market you have to go fully internal. That’s what the consumer wants! Although since these are preproduction renders I suspect they real deal will accommodate external systems as well. Excited to see what they get done! Go Canada!

Michael Yakubowicz
10 months ago

Hey Luddite,

Thanks for the comments! We appreciate the feedback.

You can actually run a normal bar/stem combo using the FSA SCR headset, which is an option. We wanted things to be as non-proprietary as possible.

Re: fender mounts, we are examining fender eyelets as an option but to be honest, less than 2% of our preorder customers have inquired about this, so it’s unlikely it will be added. We are targeting the performance market more than the super-commuter world, and there are after-market fender and rack options that do not require eyelets and still work very well.

Feel free to reach out with any other comments.

Best,
Mike Yakubowicz
Bridge Bike Works

Brian
Brian
10 months ago

We wanted things to be as non-proprietary as possible.” I love this… I really love my Domane SLR 7, but the fact I can’t just buy any seat post I want, is one thing I am not a fan of.

Subrata Banerjee
Subrata Banerjee
10 months ago

Interesting development from Canada. I use a Cervelo and I am in love with the product. Will be happy to start distributorship in India. Please get in touch if you are planning to look at Indian market. Meanwhile all the very best. Rgds
Subrata Banerjee

Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
10 months ago

Great looking frame.

Gerald
Gerald
10 months ago

I agree. If the frame is capable of 38mm tires, I want eyelets for both rack and fenders. Since I am Canadian, I really like the aspect of a Canadian made carbon frame. I have two Canadian made steel bikes and one titanium and now that a carbon a carbon frame manufactured in Canada is now available, I could be swayed into Carbon.

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
10 months ago

> Nice to see a Canadian-made carbon option, large tires and a real BB.

Sorry, but T47 makes no sense. If they are bonding in a machined aluminum insert, why thread it?

Xc_racer
Xc_racer
10 months ago
Reply to  Velo Kitty

Because threaded BB’s are better? Less creaking, easier remove, etc, etc, etc.
Only real downsides are weight and manufacturing complexity.
Press-fit was driven by OEM’s looking to cut a few pennies per frame.
I am excited to see T47 on this frame.

davidgutnick
davidgutnick
10 months ago

Hi -‘nice to see a Canadian made frame. Now my wife and I ride Guru photon r which we love. Probably more bike than we need but they are beautiful and were made just a kilometre from our home. Rim breaks make us look like antique s but so be it. Guru went belly up as Chinese and Taiwanese frames so much cheaper. So my question to you Mike: how can you do it given Guru’s dreams of building perfect bikes and will going broke. Good luck, I do want a gravel bike soon!.

Gregory Thomas
Gregory Thomas
10 months ago

With a threaded interface, the tolerance for the size of the bore is much larger than with pressfit. It also ensures that the critical tolerance of bearing to bore is controlled at the factory (the bottom bracket maker’s) where they can take extra steps such as matching very slightly oversized bearings with cups that have a very slightly oversized bore. And the threaded interface is more durable and less susceptible to damage from removal and reinstallation. Bearing seats in frames can get all messed up from a ham fisted removal or installation.
I certainly prefer a well manufactured pressfit assembly, but if that’s not possible, I’ll take t-47 over BSA any day.

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
10 months ago
Reply to  Gregory Thomas

I’ll give you a quote from Luescher Teknik: “In my opinion,
a well-manufactured pressfit is far superior” (than a threaded bottom bracket). To me, the choice of T47 instead of BB86 or BB386EVO indicates that the marketers are in charge of the company, with engineering and quality control taking second place.

AIM
AIM
10 months ago

There is a lot to be said about the purity of a clean and smart design. I love the bb type as they can be a game changer for heavier riders — especially those with strong legs on hill climbs.

I love the use of the internally routed cables. I can say that they make a big difference. Near zero maintenance is among the benefits.

If I were to offer any suggestion, it would be that the builder limit the number of logos on the bike. Rather, I would concentrate on making sure the finish is Rolls Royce paint smooth.

Best of successes.

WorkOnSunday
WorkOnSunday
10 months ago

interesting rear mech

Astro Kraken
Astro Kraken
10 months ago

Great job making the stem/headset look normal. Too many bikes with internal routing are hard to look at.

Andrew
Andrew
10 months ago

Looks great to me!

luddite
luddite
10 months ago

Thanks Mike for the official response.
Good to know about the headset option.
Regarding fenders – I wouldn’t say adding fenders makes it a super-commuter, rather, it would not be allowed on any of our club rides in damp/wet weather without them. I’m in Vancouver, it rains, a lot! Hidden fender mounts are inoffensive to anyone not using them but make the frame much more versatile for those that need them.
Good luck!

TypeVertigo
10 months ago
Reply to  luddite

Totally agree. The name of the game is giving customers options. At this point, I don’t imagine that adding fender mounts to a frame is any more difficult than making holes for internal cable routing purposes.

“Insisting” on not having fender mounts is a customer disservice – please don’t do what Allied did.

Buckwylde
Buckwylde
10 months ago

No fender mounts is a deal killer for me. First time you have bird or bum excrement throw up your back riding under a bridge will change both your mind and clothes. Even in the dry, fenders keep you and the bike much cleaner on a long day’s ride. But if time is what you are after comfort and cleanliness are of a secondary importance.

David
David
10 months ago

Hi I belong to a fb bicycle group of 740+ athletes and riders in the Halton area. Any chance of setting up a demo day in Halton area?

Brent Atkins
Brent Atkins
10 months ago

The bike looks awesome and nice to see the tire size that are available

Bob Nyberg
Bob Nyberg
10 months ago

How much does it weigh? Can one pick crank and cassette options? Would like to see rack and fender mount bosses as I live in the rainy NW.

Megawatt
Megawatt
10 months ago

Not all customers want internal routing. I’m more interested in a steerer tube that won’t snap due to an ill-designed headset compression ring or elaborate steerer tube shaping required to accommodate cables. Furthermore, longer term cable rub will likely be an issue. These fully internal cable systems have only been around for a short time, and there have already been numerous issues and recalls, which should concern consumers.

I’m in the market, and would have been very stoked on this frame if the cables were traditionally routed.

Michael Yak / Bridge Bike Works

Hey Bikerumor Commenters!

This is Mike from Bridge again. We all really come to Bikerumor for the comments (LOL at ) so thanks for all the awesome feedback and I’ll do my best to address the questions asked…

@Megawatt re: external cables
As I had mentioned in my first comment, we are offering external cabling options with the FSA SCR headset. Cables will still route internally through the frame but you can use any bar/stem combo. To be honest, fully external routing is no longer a viable market option for modern carbon bikes, since 80+% of our sales will be electronic shifting, which require internal wires. We may yet open up a full custom program in the years to come to address this sort of situation or other custom requests.

@Bob Nyberg re: weight and build spec
Frame weight is estimated to be around 900 grams in a size 53. We are prototyping our first rideable frameset in the coming weeks and will have a more accurate number once we finalize our carbon laminate schedule. We are aiming for light but strong, feeling that for an all-road bike some durability is warranted, but it should still be close to class-leading.
As for build spec, we will have a full build configurator on our new website launching in 2-3 weeks. But you can basically spec any crankset length and cassette combo for your build, with few restrictions, from both SRAM and Shimano. Sorry Campy lovers, tough year for supply but you can always order a frameset and build it up!

@David re: demo days
Awesome and for sure! Can you reach out to me at michael@bridgebikeworks.com and we can discuss?!

@Luddite, Buckwylde, TypeVertigo, Gerald re: fender mounts
We hear you. We are fender fans as well, but are still deciding on the final engineering decision, meaning whether to offer these at launch or perhaps add them as a custom option down the line. Hidden fender mounts are surprisingly difficult to design and execute in the way we would aim to offer them, so they may come later, along with custom geometry, but believe us, we are listening to your feedback!

@Subrata re: India
Absolutely, we are planning on having an international dealer network so please reach out!!

@Velo Kitty, Gregory Thomas re: T47 BB’s
I appreciate the dialogue on BB standards. I personally love BSA but for a carbon frame we wanted to maximize the downtube and BB size for stiffness and cable routing ease. Having worked in a shop for 10 years, I can say with confidence that press-fit sucks, and 90% of folks don’t love it on the sales or customer side, even if theoretically it should work fine, and the fact that BB’s themselves have improved. Bottom line is the industry seems pretty much settled that T47 is the best we have right now, so that’s why we went with it. Basically a no brainer.

@Eggs Benedict, Dan Madrigal, Brian Cunningham, davidgutnik, AIM, Astro Kraken, Andrew, Brent Atkins
Loving all the positive vibes! We hear your enthusiasm and it makes us feel like we are on the right track after years of hard work. THANK YOU!

Anyone I missed, we are so excited about offering a domestically produced world-class frameset for the same (or less) money than most high-end big brands. Keep the questions coming or feel free to reach out through the website!

Thanks!
Mike Yak
Bridge Bike Works
michael@bridgebikeworks.com
http://www.bridgebikeworks.com

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
10 months ago

> Having worked in a shop for 10 years,
> I can say with confidence that press-fit sucks

I don’t know where to begin. You do realize that the rolling element bearings in cars and trucks are all press-fit? Are there any engineers employed at the company?