Robert M. Wade

My Gerard Experience

My racing career came in two parts—the first when I was in my 20s and then 13 years later racing top-level Masters.

Each time, I rode the latest and greatest bikes available. And the improvements were exponential. Although I’m not racing now, I still compete. And my Gerard Force 90 takes it again to another level. I still have good power, so I really appreciate how rigid this frame is, providing direct power transfer with no loss from frame flex. It’s incredibly responsive to power bursts with no absorption lag. And it’s smooth and solid at any descent rate. But the amazing part is that with all this, my Force 90 is extremely comfortable even on six-plus-hour rides. And I do enjoy the compliments it gets.

My Gerard Force 90 would have helped me win a lot of races.

About Bob


Lake Stevens, WA USA


Orondo, WA USA



Claims to Fame

1985Champion—Baleno Prestige Race Series
1984-1986Champion—WA State, USA Dominant Road Racer
1983, 1986Champion—WA State, USA Senior Cat 1/2 Road Race Championships
1983Champion—BC Superweek (Pro Cycling Series), British Columbia, Canada
19852nd place—BC Superweek (Pro Cycling Series), British Columbia Canada

Pro Team(s)

  • 2007-2012: Excel Sports Cycling Team
  • 1984-1987: Norco Factory Team; G.S. Mengoni Racing Team; Serotta Factory Team; Specialized Factory Racing
  • 1984-1985: Rocky Mountain Bicycle Factory Team

Current Gerard Cycles Bike

Force 90

Off the Bike Obsession


1983 WA State Senior Road Race Championships

A victory salute for the solo win.

1985 Baleno Prestige Race Series

Celebrating with the Baleno Prestige Trophy for winning the points award for the eight-race series.

1986 Cascade Cycling Classic

Waiting to start the final Criterium stage with five-time Olympic gold medalist turned pro racer, Eric Heiden.

Off the Bike

Hiking at the painted caves of the Native Chumash people in CA, USA.