Posted by Miles Arbour
Founded by childhood friends Will Hudson and Brian Szykowny, Hudski is a new bike brand based in Sausalito, California. Before designing bikes, the two founded Cannonball Studio, an interior and lighting design company. Fuelled by their shared love of bikes, the two transitioned their focus to Hudski. Their first bike, the Hudski Doggler, is based around “durable mountain bike components to maximize the versatility and stoke of a rigid bike.” Hudski has created three unique builds based around the same aluminum frame and carbon fork: the Doggler City, Doggler Gravel, and Doggler Mountain. Scroll down to learn more and watch their launch video.
Here’s a video they put together of the Hudski Doggler in Taiwan…
Hudski Doggler Highlights
- Alloy frame with internal cable routing, a 142x12mm thru-axle, and a 73mm threaded bottom bracket.
- Full carbon fork with tapered steerer, internal routing for brake and dynamo, and 100x15mm thru-axle.
- Clearance for 29 x 2.1″ or 27.5 x 2.6″ tires.
- Plenty of mounting options including front and rear racks, bottle mounts, downtube mounts, and fenders.
- Dropper post specific; all builds come with a PNW Rainier dropper post.
- Angles: 69.2° Head Tube Angle, 73.2° Seat Tube Angle
- Hudski Handlebars: 16-degree sweep, 70mm rise bar / 27-degree sweep, 70mm rise.
Hudski Doggler City
The Hudski Doggler City build is perfect for city paths and rough roads, making it a great option for semi-rural touring missions and daily commuting. The build includes a PNW dropper seat post, SLX 1×12 group set, Hudski Longhorn 27 sweep bars, and Maxxis Grifter 29×2.0″ tires. It weighs approximately 24.2 pounds.
Hudski Doggler Gravel
The Hudski Doggler Gravel build pushes the capabilities of a modern gravel bike. It’s ideal for rough service roads, dirt road bikepacking, and flowy mountain bike trails. It includes a PNW dropper seat post, SLX 1×12 group set, Hudski Longhorn 16 sweep bars, Maxxis Rambler EXO 700x50mm tires, and 25mm inner width rims that are tubeless ready. It weighs approximately 24.2 pounds.
Hudski Doggler Mountain
Although it may look like a 90’s mountain bike, the Hudski Doggler Mountain build takes advantage of modern specs and high volume tires to make it suitable for rough trails and bikepacking. It includes a PNW dropper seat post, SLX 1×12 group set, Hudski Longhorn 16 sweep bars, Maxxis Rekon EXO 27.5×2.6″ tires, and 30mm inner width rims that are tubeless ready. It weighs approximately 24.9 pounds.
All three builds retail for $2,000 USD, with preorders going live tomorrow at 6:00am PST. Each Hudski Doggler comes in four sizes in your choice of three color options: Almost Black, Atomic Haystack, and Olive Rose. Although the frameset isn’t available yet, Hudski has plans to offer it in March 2021 complete with a fork, Chris King headset, Chris King bottom bracket, Hudski top cap, Salsa seat post collar, and necessary frame hardware. Stay tuned for more details.
Head over to HudskiBikes.com to learn more.