Naked Bicycles & Design - News Naked Bicycles & Design News en-us Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:01:43 UTC (Todd Heckeler) (Todd Heckeler) News Addition: Ryan's Steel Triple Threat Road Frame Sat, 13 Dec 2014 02:21:14 +0000 Ryan’s road bike, tig welded, made of steel. It’s got 3 holes in the top tube, internal cable routing, and a sketch by his wife :)


]]> News Addition: Update from the X trenches: StuckyLife Semiprestige Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:32:54 +0000 A jolly weekend of rabble rousing, frozen mud tracks, toques, beer and big smiles. The 2nd Annual StuckyLife Semiprestige. Article written by Jonathon Johnson. Pictures by Jonathon Johnson and Geoff Robson. 


]]> News Addition: Characters 12 on Pinkbike Thu, 04 Dec 2014 22:01:09 +0000 Riley Mcintosh has been doing some wonderful “Characters” profiles for Pinkbike. Sam is segment #12’s “the Rare man”. Great photos by Dave Silver of Dave Silver Photography


]]> News Addition: Titanium Belt Drive X Fighter Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:51:29 +0000 Sam’s first race of the X season on his newly built Titanium X fighter. This bike features disc brake, Gates Carbon Belt drive, Whiskey 9 fork, FSA cranks, Industry Nine wheels.  Before and after shots. Last race of the year for Cross On The Rock 2014. Excellent cyclocross race series on Vancouver Island. Attendance keeps climbing and climbing.



]]> News Addition: News for the Final Cross On The Rock Race of the Season!! Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:56:15 +0000 This just in from Norm of Cross on the Rock:

“Two days away from the last race of the COTR series for 2014.  It seems like
just yesterday we were all cooking in Cumberland and Bear X Ing.  We have
had a great season.  #1 in Canada.  Most racers per year.  Highest average
racer # per race in our 9 years.  More than 3.5 X the number of racers
coming out now than in 2006.  It still feels “close” though.  Harder to know
everyone’s names with the (muddy/dirty) faces.  But we know the faces and we
know the names on the call up sheets.  As a Cyclocross “community” we have
built something great.  Inclusive.  Competitive.  Fun. Hard. Friendly.
Hard!  Racing is supposed to be hard.  We love to push ourselves.  We love
to earn our “rewards”.  We love to race!  The amazing difference for our
series is how it is “wheel to wheel”….but it is with admiration, respect
and a handshake or hug at the finish line.  Let’s keep this the focus of
Cross on the Rock and everything else will be a bonus.  Can’t wait for

Series Final-My Little Pony CrossSunday.  Arbutus Meadows. Nanoose.

The trailer is in place on site. Incoming race director, Ron Hewitson is
meeting outgoing race director, Peter McCaffery today to finalize the
course.  Fingers crossed it is “turny”, muddy, technical and hard!  The
M.I.V.A. club will gather tomorrow to set up the course.  Roland and I have
a million details and jobs to do to get everything ready….they will be

Tent town should be along the paved road like last year….but I will
confirm and post on FB tomorrow.  All tents should be staked and secure.

A soccer group is using the main arena/barn during the day so be aware of
that group.  We will have it later for the awards.

We have heard rumours of possible special guest appearances from past COTR
racers that have moved away.
We have heard rumours of possible special guest appearances from past COTR
racers that have not been able to race this year.

*       Nanaimo Bar Hand Ups
*       Mustache hand ups
*       Amazing Venue
*       Double points (anything can happen)
*       Series standings
*       Growlers
*       Root Beer
*       A LOT of draw prizes….think Shimano, Howard Johnston
*       Event draw prizes from our great sponsors
*       Series draw prizes.  Zed Wheels.  Naked Frame.
*       BIG Barn/Stadium for the final awards
*       CUSTOM series final awards
*       Best Photo Contest
*       Perfect weather forecast.

I will post some more course information on our FB page tomorrow afternoon
after the kids and I go check it out.

The big news is that the famous Naked Sam Whittingham will make his season
debut and last race of the season this Sunday on his brand new, just built,
Ti COTR fighter.  He has been given the green light from his Dr. after a bad
crash late in the summer.  Since Sam is coming he can do the draw for a
Naked CX Frameset.  The last draw of the day.  Each time you raced this year
your name went into this draw.  Brad Head from Zed Wheels is adding a set of
wheels for the bike as well…..just to make it even sweeter!

If I had a 1 in around 250 chance of winning a FREE Naked CX frameset or a
pair of Zed Wheels…..all I had to do it show up and race the series
final……I would make the trip.

Pre-registration here: and
as it normal Pre-Registration CLOSES at 7:00 Saturday night. “

]]> News Addition: Jen Erlendson - Winner of the COTR for a 2014 Naked X frame Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:06:55 +0000 Last year we offered up a custom Naked X frame and fork to any person who had ridden in the Cross on the Rock cyclocross racing series for the 2013 season. We were super awesomely happy to hand off a custom build to Jen Erlendson, you would be hard pressed to find a more deserving recipient. Thanks Jen, for all that you do!  We are offering the same prize again this year. To be drawn at the final race of the year, My Little Pony Cross (November 23rd, 2014). You gotta be there to win!!

Here are some thoughts from Jen: “I am very fortunate and appreciative to receive the grand draw prize at last season’s COTR so wanted to post a few pics to share the whole experience of having a custom bike made. A very cool experience and lots of learning for me! It has been lots of fun to try out a single speed this season to gain a different perspective. Looking forward to the last COTR in a week to see who the lucky winner will be for this year! A huge thanks to Sam Whittingham ofNaked Bicycles, Brad Head of Zed Wheel Works and Joele Guynup MacKenzie for stem, bars & seatpost!”

Jenn muddy


]]> News Addition: Phil's Titanium Road Adventure with S&S Couplers Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:01:21 +0000 Phil just picked up his bike from the shop and rode out the door headed half down Vancouver Island today. This crisp sunny day is a great day to try out his new Titanium S and S Coupled Road Adventure bicycle. Built up with Ultegra Di2, Eriksen Ti post, Chris King bits, Velocity wheels, and a brand spanking new Brooks saddle (to be worn in over the next 1500km – now that is dedication). It takes a special kind of rider to hop on his brand new bike and immediately ride 270km over the next 2 days. In fact, Phil (and his 2 rando friends that are riding with him) is a member of the BC Randoneering Club. Happy Riding Phil!! May the wind be at your back!



]]> News Addition: Hillary's 1x10 29'er Steel Hardtail MTB Mon, 03 Nov 2014 21:53:30 +0000 Hillary’s Hardtail 29’er 1×10 MTB. Internal cable routing. Lots of wicked RaceFace bits with blue highlights. Full raven paint and our Quadra Island DeadFish. In order to get a DeadFish on your bike, you’ve gotta ride the trail. Hillary is a great friend of ours. Has been on many Sunday rides, and Wednesday rides and whenever he can get out rides. LOVE that he’s riding Naked now.



]]> News Addition: Victoria to hold Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships 2015 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:40:50 +0000 Wow! BIG NEWS!!! The fellas went to Kentucky for the singlespeed cyclocross world championships and came back with THIS!!! Victoria is hosting the SS Cyclocross World Championships 2015!!

Victoria was such a quaint little town……………….

We sent our boys off to hunt and catch a few rabbits.
Who knew they would come back with a whole f*@#ing elephant…………..!?

As Norm of Cross On The Rock said, we better start warming up the torch. Things are about to get busy. #sscxwc15


Boyz get crazy and win hosting SSCXWC15


]]> News Addition: Kona Cup Provincial Championships Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:14:12 +0000 Naked Factory Team racers Halldor and Parker should be hitting the Kentucky Fried SSCX World Championships course in Louisville soon. #sscxwc14 #kyfncx Feats of Strength ride today to determine who will ride in the main events. Hope to get updates from them. In the meantime, Halldor wrote about his experiences at Kona Cup Provincial Championships a few weeks back.