HUP Bikes launch with Cyclocross, Road & Track models!
Introducing #HUPbikes - the first Youth Specific range of competition 700c framesets and bikes for ages 6 to 16...
After years of experience building race and championship winning bikes (100’s of them, raced all over the world) we've learnt a lot about kids race bikes. Previously we've partnered other brands to redevelop their frames, but they were unwilling to offer the kids the best. We won’t settle for “that will do”. So what is the HUP Competition Cycling range?
Starting with the HUP evo, this game-changing cyclocross frameset uses triple-butted 7005 aluminium, a full carbon fork, flat mount discs, thru axles, internal cabling and unique geometry. To fit younger riders, sizes start at a tiny 37cm and go up to 54cm, to cover youth categories, all on 700c wheels. The curved, flat bottom top-tube means riders of any size can shoulder the bike, so it helps to be lightweight - at just 1290g, who needs carbon? Combined with it’s super light full carbon fork and thru-axles, our 37cm is the lightest youth frameset on the market.
For smaller CX and Triathlon riders, the HUP evo is also available in a flat handlebar build for lighter weight, increased confidence and control. Thanks to the transition to disc brakes, the HUP evo has been designed to accommodate much larger tyres with a class-leading 55mm clearance - so it's also perfect for 650b wheels and wider tyres, creating a lightweight MTB XC or Gravel Adventure bike. Choose from Stealth Black or Belgian Blue colour schemes.
Build it how you want it, or let it evolve over time. For example a tiny 37cm flat bar build on 650b wheels for a 120cm rider, can morph into a drop bar 700c cyclocross bike for a 150+cm rider - as all components are available separately...
- Cyclocross: Drop or Flat bar versions with wide-range gearing, disc brakes and big mud clearances
- Road Race: a lightweight, year-round bike for CX and Road with the disc ban now lifted by British Cycling
- Triathlon: Drop or Flat bar versions for grass or tarmac with age group gear restriction if required
- MTB XC: Flat bars and 650b wheels with wide-range gearing and powerful disc brakes
- Gravel Adventure: Drop or Flat bar with 650b wheels and gravel tyres on wide-range gearing
To compliment the HUP evo, the HUP straatrace is a dedicated lightweight road race frameset. Based on the same Criterium friendly triple-butted 7005 Aluminium tubing in race geometry, it also comes with a full carbon monocoque fork and clearances for modern 700c x 25c tyres. Frame sizes include 37cm, 44cm and 48cm in HUP White.
Running on traditional QR’s and caliper road brakes - very lightweight bikes can be built to the UCI minimum weight, in Aluminium! With a super low stack height, standover and short top-tube, even the smallest riders can achieve the correct aero position.Running the same 700c wheels as Mum & Dad, it’s perfect for component sharing - one wheel and tyre size for everyone. The HUP straatrace is also Di2 compatible and can run either a single or double chainring groupset.
For tiny riders, the HUP straatrace is also available as a tiny aero frameset with 20" carbon aero wheels: CLICK HERE
Finally, the HUP azure is a unique Track frameset with lightweight triple-butted 7005 frame and carbon fork designed to fit tiny riders properly - using the same 700c wheels as everyone else on the boards. With a standover height lower than existing ‘youth-specific’ track bikes, it's perfect for short riders needing a low saddle position (thanks to its 37cm seat tube) without the hassle of odd sized 650c wheels! Frame sizes include 37cm, 44cm and 48cm in Belgian Blue.
When built with HUP cranks tailored to fit the rider, for the first time - young racers benefit from the correct length/q-factor crank arms to match the cadence required in a lightening fast velodrome race. With 25c tyre clearances, the relevant British Cycling gear rollouts can be matched for U8 up to U14's.
The HUP azure is also the lightest youth track bike on the market by a significant margin - our standard build 37cm version is only 7.4kg on 700c wheels, but there is still plenty of scope to lighten further (especially with Mum or Dad's race wheels) so it's never been easier to ride the Cote d' Azure!
The #HUPbikes Range
All HUP bikes use the comprehensive range of HUP components, developed to fit riders properly: narrow/short-reach handlebars, short stems, rotary seat posts, lightweight small saddles, short/narrow Q cranks, chainrings for all race categories and superlight, handbuilt 35mm deep BC legal carbon wheelsets. All sizes share compatibility of components, so you can build a 37cm and keep moving all components up to larger frame sizes as they grow.
All HUP bikes are developed around 700c wheels, regardless of the frame size - so all riders can benefit from larger 700c wheels - something we've lead the way with for years now.
Saved the best till last, did we mention price? As a brand producing our own products and only selling direct, we don’t have a network of middlemen, distributors or retailers, so you don’t pay for them. There's nothing 'Pro' about our prices;
- HUP components from £4.99 - CLICK HERE
- HUP framesets from £399.99 - HUP evo | HUP straatrace | HUP azure
- HUP carbon aero wheelsets from £499.99 - CLICK HERE
- HUP self-build bundles from £539.99 - CLICK HERE
- HUP complete bikes from £599.99: HUP evo | HUP straatrace | HUP azure
From a bolt to a fully built bike, everything is available either separately, as a self-build bundle, a standard build bike or a custom built bike - with ongoing spares support. You choose how you want it.
The #HUPwheels range
For a Youth Specific range of competition 700c bikes to really work, you need a range of lightweight 700c race wheels, so young riders can get the most from running full-sized wheels. 3 models available, all hand-built in the UK to your spec, very lightweight for minimum rotating weight and 35mm British Cycling legal for all age categories;
- CR35: the Clincher Rim brake version at approx 1250g
- CD35: the Clincher (tubeless) Disc brake version at approx 1290g
- TD35: the Tubular Disc brake version at approx 1100g
As they're hand-built to order by our wheelbuilder, you can specify your spokes, nipples and even ceramic bearings to suit your application, whether it's Road or Cyclocross. This is the upgrade that makes the big difference! CLICK HERE
How kids bikes should have been done a long time ago. The wait is over...CLICK HERE
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