Rock n road - Mission viejo

Discussion in 'Local Bike Shop Reviews' started by wheezy, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. wheezy

    wheezy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Turtle Rock
    Name:
    Todd McTallguy
    Current Bike:
    17' Turbo Levo FSR
    I'll be candid, typically NOT the kind of shop I'd ever walk into. I've always liked the weird mtb culture shops like The Path, Bend Cyclery (probably my favorite). The Rock N Road doesn't have that feel from an outward appearance it's Mission Viejo Strip Mall location.

    The owner Jeff doesn't really fit that category either. Clean cut, shirt tucked in kinda guy. But he's one of the nicest dudes I've ever encountered in the industry, and I've been in it and around it my entire life so that's saying a lot. Genuine dude for sure.

    What makes this shop rad, are the people. Elliot is one of the managers there and he's just so chill, knows his stuff, and pretty sure he knows how to party. Very easy to talk to and no discernible bike shop ego. Back in the shop is one of the industries best mechanics. I know this because I used to wrench with him back in the day at the Irvine Bike Source. Shaun. Also one of the most bad ass riders in Orange County (he won't tell you that though, but don't try to follow him DOWN anything).

    I just bought a bike through these guys and couldn't be happier. The bike was dialed and ready to go, except for tubeless which they did PROPERLY and on the spot while I waited. Even took the time to set sag and bar position for me since I was there. Pretty dope service, got a good price on the bike and enjoyed hanging out.
     
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  2. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Not a Rock N Road fan, but glad you had a great experience!
     
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  3. fos'l

    fos'l Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Bob
    Went to the place frequently when I resided in the area and couldn't agree more. Jeff is one of the nicest, smartest guys I've met in cycling. Bent his ear with many questions which he always answered graciously. No better guy in the bike biz.
     
  4. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Dead Highball
    And this is where I fall when it comes to Rock N Road... It's the same distance as the Path for me, but I always end up there. But, if we all thought the same, and had the same experiences, where would we be?
     
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  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    +2

    I don't buy Specialized....so I have no need to shop there.

    Plus my experience at the Laguna Lills location was less than average.

    The Irvine store has hosted several of our VQ/CC packet pickup days...but just not my kind of store.

    Glad the OP found a store he likes.
     
  6. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    I really like their SWAT Bibs.....
     
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  7. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Not walking along the 101 Freeway.
     
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  8. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Laguna Niguel maybe?
     
  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Probably.