Bicycle Speed Shop is the place for discerning cyclists to get skilled service, dynamic 3D bike fitting and high performance products. Bring us your bike, we’ll make it faster.
Let’s Get To It.
Opened by experienced cyclist Brian Jones, Bicycle Speed Shop is the place to go when you need professionally trained mechanics, stocked components and the most up-to-date cycling technologies in the industry.
Brian Jones is a Canadian, Texan, Father of two amazing women - Kyra and Rio, former Cat 1 road racer & long course triathlete, certified premium Retül and Gebiomize Bike Fitter and a Barnett Certified Bicycle Mechanic. Brian has often been invited by Retül and Specialized to guest instruct fitting techniques and best practices at their renowned facilities in Morgan Hill.
A competitive triathlete from 2002-2006, Brian raced locally in short and sprint distance competitions and twice at Ironman Florida culminating with a final race at Ironman Switzerland. Finding an early home with the GS Tenzing road cycling team, Brian appreciates the team atmosphere of cycling and the camaraderie with his fellow cyclists. In 2007, he completed RAAM (Ride Across America) in the team category.
Brian enjoys early morning rides that end with an Americano and a pastry. When he’s not with his French Bulldog, Cash (as in Johnny) he loves to travel and enjoys experiencing the world while piloting a bicycle. Brian’s other passions include performance vehicles, design, art, live music and sharing in exceptional food and drinks amongst friends and family.
Houston has remarkable culture – and Brian is dedicated to elevating the city's prominence on the world map of cycling. Better bikes, faster bikes, more cyclists, and greater cycling awareness form the heart of BSS.
Getting from point A to point B on a bicycle just makes the most sense to Ryan. He loved it in his youth and he loves it today. In college, he would study at a coffee shop in downtown Columbus, Ohio where bike messengers would filter in and out daily. Getting to know those Columbus messengers sparked the flame to actively pursue doing what he loves day in and day out.
He's not much into racing or vying for triathlon victories, but Ryan is an extraordinarily passionate and talented rider who is dedicated to the joys achieved via cycling. His DIY ethic, experience as a messenger and technical training provide Ryan with a practical skill set to service the finest quality bicycles of past and present. Ryan is proud of every wheel and bicycle build that leaves the shop, but he's most grateful to work with those who are unabatedly dedicated to quality and craftsmanship.
Beyond the Speed Shop, Ryan most values the love of his wife Rebecca and their sons, Henry and Evan. Mr. Strayer specializes in wheel building & wheel service, all things Shimano / SRAM including Di2, eTap, and hydraulic brake systems. He's always happy to sit down & discuss potential bike builds, component upgrades, & offer his professional recommendations. If you’re having Bicycle Speed Shop build a custom bike, you’ll be working with Ryan on component selection.
Brian came to BSS in 2020 from San Diego where he served as Campagnolo’s Technical Service and Training Representative for North America. His love for turning the pedals on the road and in the work stand began when racing youth BMX and has progressed over the years across most cycling disciplines. Brian takes note of the minuscule details which we attribute to his years behind the nozzle as a studio painter where there was an obligation to focus on every facet of the frame being finished.
Brian casts a wide net of experiences within our industry that go well beyond mechanical work. Brian is quite savvy with and maintains an impressive contact rolodex of international cycling figureheads: frame builders, couriers, shop owners, race directors, tooling manufacturers and athletes. You name it, Brian has the inside connection. When he is not working on bicycles he likes to cook, read, and woodwork. In keeping with the N+1 tradition and the true industry professional that he is, Brian owns a multitude of classic steel bikes from Paramount, 3Rensho, Tesch, Battaglin, and a prized Keith Anderson. When the rides require a little bit of hustle, he’ll reach to his Specialized Venge or Colnago Prestige. There may even be a dirt jumper or two in the stable.
Brian and his partner Kelly have recently nestled into a home in our lovely Houston Heights neighborhood and are looking forward to new adventures in parenting.
Casey became a part of BSS in July of 2019 when he returned to his home state of Texas after 15 years spent working in the farthest corners of the globe, first as a US Coast Guardsman followed later by various wind energy projects. From Adelaide to Antwerp, Kenya to Kansas, Tokyo to Tulsa and countless destinations in-between Casey has explored and raced bicycles.
Today he serves as our house photog, RCC advocate and general shop rouleur. Modest in discussing his palmarès, many have laid witness to uncanny levels of fortitude once the conditions turn messy under his preferred cross knobbies. He’s dispatched joyous photographs to us from Boulder while riding casually in 5 degree temperatures and he’s become a principle exponent within our community for difficult gravel rides after cruising through the full course of the 2020 Midsouth mud show.
A trustworthy adherent for welded tube sets, merino apparel and taking road bikes off road, Casey most appreciates the sentiments of cycling lore and communicates best via visual storytelling.