The Hudski Doggler is a thoughtfully specced do-everything modern all terrain bicycle that’s offered in three build options: mountain, gravel, and city. Preorders for the 2022 Doggler open this weekend, and there are some geometry and colour changes worth knowing about. See more here…

Originally released in the fall of 2020, the Doggler is the first (and only) model from Hudski Bikes—a collaboration between childhood friends Will Hudson and Brian Szykowny. According to them, the Hudski Doggler is based on “durable mountain bike components to maximize the versatility and stoke of a rigid bike.” Hudski has created three unique builds around the same aluminum frame and carbon fork: the Doggler City, Doggler Gravel, and Doggler Mountain. It has modern touches like internal cable routing, dropper post routing, a full carbon fork with cargo cage mounts, clearance for 29 x 2.1″ or 27.5 x 2.6″ tires, and lots of mounting options for cages, racks, and fenders.

2022 Hudski Doggler

If you haven’t already read my review on the original Doggler, check that out here. To summarize, I was so impressed with the overall versatility it offered that I ended up purchasing one for myself. Here’s a section from my review wrap-up, “It’s the most impressive commuter and gravel bike I’ve ridden. And although it wouldn’t take the place of a dedicated mountain bike with front suspension and more rowdy geometry, it can hold its own and experienced riders will have loads of fun riding more technical trails on it. Personally, I’ve enjoyed the more relaxed geometry and resulting riding position, which has allowed me to keep my head up and take in my new home in Powell River.”

Hudski has made some promising changes for 2022. No features or specs have changed, but the bottom bracket drop has been significantly increased (lowered to the ground) from 57mm to 76mm on the large/XL frames. Hudski explains this is more in line with other modern gravel bikes, including the Evil Chamois Hagar, Trek Checkpoint, and Specialized Diverge Evo. They claim this change will increase “high-speed, sweeping gravel confidence,” which sounds about right considering how high the original bottom bracket was. They’ve also slackened the head tube angle to 67.5° on all sizes, a change of nearly 2°, which is significant. The reach has also changed, but due to the updated head tube angle, the bar position shouldn’t change much. Hudski did add 10mm of steerer tube length, though.

2022 Hudski Doggler
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In addition to yellow, which they’ll offer again, Hudski is adding two new colors to the Doggler lineup: Green/lighter green and Crazy Dark blue/lavender. They are also planning on doing some limited edition semi-custom frameset colorways. The two production colorways are: Metallic Matte Mocca/gloss black logo, and Metallic Matte Coral/gloss white logo.

Alongside the complete builds, Hudski will be offering framesets, wheelsets, and riser bars on their web store. The bikes are expected to arrive in the US later this month and preorders should be opening any day now. Hudski’s pricing has increased by 10% this year due to raw material cost increases, component increases, and higher shipping costs.

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