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Introducing #HUPbikes - the first Youth Specific range of competition 700c framesets and wheelsets for ages 6 to 16...

HUP evo

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 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 1295g, 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. Standard 10-speed builds are approx 8.5kg on discs, custom builds go down to as low as 7.2kg!

For smaller CX and Triathlon riders, the HUP evo is also available in a flat handlebar build for reduced weight, increased confidence and more 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

HUP straatrace

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 on the HUP straatrace geometry.

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.

HUP azure

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 #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. So to compliment our standard fit Fulcrum and Shimano wheelsets, we've developed 3 lightweight HUP wheelsets, all hand-built in the UK to your spec, all very lightweight for minimum rotating weight and 35mm British Cycling legal for all age categories.

  • CR35: the Clincher Rim brake version at approx 1270g
  • CD35: the Clincher (tubeless) Disc brake version at approx 1290g
  • TD35: the Tubular Disc brake version at approx 1120g

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!

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September 01, 2019 — Linette MacArthur
Tags: HUP Bikes