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Hudski Debuts Doggler Bicycle in Three Purpose-built Configs

Bicycles have gotten pretty fancy lately, with electronic shifting, battery-powered pedal assist, and complex geometries all created in an effort to make the riding experience…better? But with electronic components and complex systems, there are ultimately more opportunities for component failures. This is where Sausalito, California, based bicycle company Hudski has bucked the trend and offered up a simpler, straightforward rigid bicycle, the Doggler.

Hudski’s goal was to maximize versatility and maintain stoke by offering three purpose-built rigid bicycles that are optimized for city, gravel, and mountain riding. Their creation, which they named the Doggler, pairs an aluminum frame to a vibration-dampening carbon fiber fork with a thru-axle skewer. The frame and fork offer ample clearances to accommodate knobby tires, 180mm disc-brake rotors, and a 40-tooth front chainring. A dropper seat post and tubeless-ready tires come standard.

There’s a Doggler for Every Rider

City: Good for city paths paved and unpaved, rough roads. A great option for rural touring and everyday commuting. Includes PNW dropper seat post, SLX 1×12 groupset, Hudski Longhorn 27 sweep bars, and Maxxis Grifter 29×2.0 tires. Weighs approximately 24.2 pounds.

Gravel: Good for fire road epics, dirt-road bike packing, gravel rides, and flowing trails. It still rolls fast for the occasional paved transit. Includes PNW dropper seat post, SLX 1×12 groupset, Hudski Longhorn 16 sweep bars, Maxxis Rambler EXO 700x50c tires, and 25mm inner width rims. Weighs approximately 24.2 pounds. Tubeless ready.

Mountain: Good for rocky trails, steep climbs, and technical descents. A capable bikepacking rig in unknown conditions, and its high-volume tires are well matched for desert treks. Includes PNW dropper seat post, SLX 1×12 groupset, Hudski Longhorn 16 sweep bars, Maxxis Rekon EXO 27.5×2.6 tires, and 30mm inner width rims. Weighs approximately 24.9 pounds. Tubeless ready.

 

Need to Haul Some Gear?

If you’re a rider who likes to go far and bring the kitchen sink along, the Doggler has you covered. The handlebars have either a 16mm or 27mm sweep (depending on build) to make longer rides more comfortable on the hands and wrists, and multiple frame-mounting points allow riders to attach front and rear cargo racks, water bottle cages, and fenders.

 

Check out the full bicycle geometry and build specifications on Hudski’s website.


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Matthew Swartz is originally from Connecticut and currently lives in Denver, Colorado where he passionately pursues rock climbing, trail running, and skiing. Matt’s love of travel has inspired him to through-hike the JMT and part of the PCT, bike across the United States, and explore the West coast of South America from Ecuador to Patagonia. Matt and his partner Amanda have also travelled across much of the Western US in their 1964 Clark Cortez RV, which they lived in, on the road for the better part of three years. Matt has worked for the USFS as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and Matt's photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.