Naked Bicycles & Design - News Naked Bicycles & Design News en-us Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:43:44 UTC (Todd Heckeler) (Todd Heckeler) News Addition: Kate's Grand Touring for Rohloff and EBB Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:32:03 +0000 Kate came to pick up her frame and fork last night in the rain and muck of Quadra Island. Earlier that morning I helped to remove a giant maple that fell on the road out here. It was uprooted! Heavy rain and winds. Kate and her partner were getting ready to tuck in for the night, in their tent, just as the rains started laying in again. But they are no strangers to rough weather. Her plan is to build up this touring bike over the winter in northern BC. It’s ready for that Rohloff hub that she’s been waiting to use. Kate and her partner, Tim, run a homemade, wood-fired, sourdough bread company up in Wells, BC. In case you are up that way,  . 

More about the frame. This is a grand adventure, steel for 700C. 3 water bottle mounts. Rack and fender mounts. Disc brake mounts. Custom steel fork for disc too.


]]> News Addition: Kim's Grand Touring S & S Beauty Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:26:04 +0000 And now for something a little different…We are taking a small detour from all the cross builds and shenanigans and heading into touring bike land. This is Kim’s bike. He has plans for a grand adventure or 4 or more! when he retires. Steel, tig welded, S and S couplers to take apart the bike, Chris King front hub, Rohloff rear hub, disc brakes, custom steel fork, the ability to carry 5 water bottles. Ready to roll.


]]> News Addition: Halldor's 2014 SS CX bike...A member of the Naked Factory team Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:46:19 +0000 Here’s Halldor’s steel CX bike featuring Whiskey 9 carbon fork! Another member of the Naked Factory Racing team. Look out Louisville, Kentucky ’cause Halldor the Viking Gunnarsson and Parker Podracer Bloom are headed your way for the SingleSpeed CX World championships!!



]]> News Addition: Andrew's 2014 Steel X Frame Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:37:17 +0000 Here’s Andrew’s Steel X frame and Whiskey carbon fork. Unfortunately Andrew broke a body part just prior to his new X bike being built. He’s still on the road to recovery but can hopefully get this frame built-up and riding soon! Maybe make the last Cross On The Rock race of the year?



]]> News Addition: Jamie Cameron Writes about his Belt Cross Bike Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:07:50 +0000 Naked Factory Team racer, Jamie Cameron, wrote a great techy piece on his Naked belt drive X bike with Shimano Di2.


]]> News Addition: X Bikes - One of these bikes is not like the others.... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 21:48:13 +0000 Spot Renny’s bike. Out of all the cross bikes made in this mega batch of 12, Renny’s was a little different. Not like the others. His heads back to the nostaligic paint of the early 90’s,  pre-Trek days of Klein bikes.



]]> News Addition: Cross builds - Katie's X bike!!! Tue, 07 Oct 2014 23:21:37 +0000 This is Katie’s cross bike. Yes, Katie Duncan Rabien! One of the ubber talented and incredibly dedicated crew of the Cross on the Rock race series. We bow down to you Katie! Thankyou for all that you do!!! 


Katie’s X bike


]]> News Addition: Naked Factory Racing - Bear Crossing COTR #2 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:55:17 +0000 More news from the Naked Factory Racing team. Full of pictures and possible race tactics. Soooo many people at the Cross on The Rocks race #2 – Bear Crossing. It was the most so far!

Bear Crossing Cross on the Rock


Halldor throwing down the hammer – Photo by Andrew Packham

]]> News Addition: Naked Factory Racing Team Update Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:26:25 +0000 We are digging this! Latest update from the cyclocross trenches of the Naked Factory Racing team:  Whistler Cross.

Also an excellent race at Cross on the Rock #2 Bear Mountain this past weekend. Way to go gang!!! Look out Washington State…. the Naked team is headed to Bellingham and Everett double header this coming weekend. Below photo by Clint Trahan



Photo by Clint Trahan

]]> News Addition: The Naked Factory Racing Team...Jamie Cameron's X bike Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:53:28 +0000 And the cross bikes keep coming! Jamie’s a member of the Naked Factory Racing Team. His bike is singlespeed/Di2 geared and belt drive ready. Jamie rode his first few rides with chain/cog setup (see pictures below) but now his rig is rolling with Gates Carbon Belt drive.