Naked Bicycles & Design - News Naked Bicycles & Design News en-us Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:33:35 UTC (Todd Heckeler) (Todd Heckeler) News Addition: Team Naked X Season is Approaching!! Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:12:07 +0000 The X-bikes are well underway.The Naked Team kit is ordered. Sourced some local bacon. Sampled all sorts of local beers this summer. All the while madly planning our world domination strategy for most pimped out X team Mission Control at Cross on the Rock races. Just focusing on what matters most. Welcome to the team new Nakedites!


]]> News Addition: James' 1 x Stainless Lugged Road Adventure Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:33:47 +0000 Full Stainless KVA Tubing with polished lugs including custom stem and fork. Clearance for some slick 32mm road cush. Old school form and new school function. 1x 10 full range 11-36 cassette with Race Face Performance Products narow-wide chainring and classic bar-con shifty. Sweet phat n’ phast rubber on some sweet phat n’ phast I9 Road wheels. Internal cable routing.




]]> News Addition: Kim's Murdered Stealth Stainless Road Bike Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:03:40 +0000 Ready to ride. Full KVA stainless tubing with a “murdered” look (matte black with gloss black highlights). Rolf Vigor RS wheels have been stealth-ified. Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupo. Chris King black soto voce headset. Eriksen Titanium seatpost with black hardware. Selle Anatomica saddle and a few FSA bits n’s bobs along with Schwalbe Durano tires.


]]> News Addition: Girindra's Simply Simple Gentleman's Scorcher Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:46:59 +0000 Girindra’s bike. It’s based off of our Simple Bike aka Gentleman’s Scorcher. So much customization going on here. We tried to keep the components to a bare minimum utilizing the simplicity of the Gates Carbon Belt Drive system. Headed overseas for some city rolling. Girindra asked for us to include his kids into the build. The silver medallions represent each child – sun, stars, and sky.



]]> News Addition: Nicole's Steel Road Adventure Sat, 21 Jun 2014 04:51:44 +0000 Road Adventure for us means a classic road bike with room for a little bit more. Perfect for an epic road ride or randonneur – maybe even a race or two. Made for long reach road brakes so there is room for slightly bigger tires, fenders and a rear rack.


]]> News Addition: The Big Banana Fat-Bike Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:21:32 +0000

Wanted to see what all this Fat-bike nonsense was about.  Here’s the Naked Fat-Bike prototype. Already had some massive grins riding this phat bastard. Is it better than a “skinny” tire mtb? Wrong question. Apples and oranges. Is it really fun? Oh yes. Yes it is………

]]> News Addition: Barry's Dropbar Daily Adventure Fri, 30 May 2014 23:07:50 +0000

Made with KVA stainless steel, this disc brake’n, Whiskey fork’n, curved top tubed, Daily Adventure bike for Barry should get him to work faster! Barry’s a Quadra Islander and a dedicated cyclist. Rain or shine he’s out there.

]]> News Addition: Mike's Stainless Gravel Grinder Light Adventure Thu, 22 May 2014 20:09:13 +0000 It’s a stainless lugged gravel grinder for Mike. He’s headed out on the bike’s first grind at this year’s Dirty Kansa . This bike is kitted with custom stainless fork, custom stainless front rack, seatstay pump peg, S and S couplers for ease of travel, front generator hub and light, very snazzy Paul mini-moto brakes, leather bits from Brooks and so much more.



]]> News Addition: A Little "naked" Lovin' for Dean of BCBR Fri, 16 May 2014 16:33:20 +0000 It is with HUGE pleasure that we were asked to work on a project with the beautiful, and far from dis-functional, family that is the BC Bike Race Crew. Le Grande Fromage, Dean Payne is properly loved and respected by his crew.Andreas Hestler (Dre) asked if naked bicycles might like to work on a special BCBR/Deaner machine. I jumped at the chance. Racing in the BCBR last year was one of the best experiences I have ever had on a MTB, and working with the crew felt and still feels just like home. Enjoy your new frame Dean! Thank-you from all of us for all you do.

BCBR presentation


]]> News Addition: Ben's Flat Bar Naked Daily Adventure bike Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:14:37 +0000 It’s a pretty nice feeling to be able to build a bike for someone who has a hard time finding the right fit with an off the shelf bike. This is one area where custom bike builders can really excel. And Ben being 6′ 8″ tall, has been riding bikes that are waaaay to small for him. And now, here’s one that fits.  With Zinn 210mm crankset, extra long Woundup fork (390mm steerer), Velocity wheelset, Hydraulic Disc brakes and custom stainless low rider rear rack.