Chris Hoy builds up some very special HOY bikes... and you'll be able to win one

Unique HOY bikes built and signed by the man himself

by Dave Atkinson   September 12, 2013  

We were luck enough to hot-foot it over to Bermondesy yesterday to catch up with cycling Knight-of-the-Realm and all-round top chap Sir Chris Hoy, who was in town working on a very special project with Evans Cycles, in between racing Radical SR1 sports cars and sticking his head above the parapet in the Cycling Champion debate.

Evans, of course, have been working with Chris to bring his bike range to market. HOY Bikes launched earlier in the year with two models, the Sa Calobra road bike and the Shizuoka urban bike; we have one of each on test at road.cc at the moment. But yesterday's meet-up was to put together some unique special editions: HOY Autumn.

HOY bikes have taken three Sa Calobra frames and given each one a custom paint job, and it was Chris's job yesterday to spec the parts and build them up. He even applied the custom autumn-themed decals to the frame. Look, here's the proof:

Anyway, what that adds up to is a very special bike indeed. Unique, in fact. HOY are only doing three of these bikes, and each one is different. They're numbered in true special-edition style and each one is signed by the man himself.

There was a fair bit of colourful and garish finishing kit on offer but in the end the autumnal looks of the frame dictated that the bar tape saddles, cables and such be chosen from a fairly muted pallette with a few highlights. The end result is some lovely-looking bikes.

And what would you pay to own such a bike? Well, you can't pay to own one. But you can win one. Evans will be giving two of them away in autumn-themed competitions. And guess who's got the other one? It's us is who. And we'll be handing it over to one of you lucky chumps, so stay tuned for the competition in the coming weeks...

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Was this what the vine video with him wrapping the bars was about?

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posted by Gkam84 [8699 posts]
12th September 2013 - 11:45

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yup.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7261 posts]
12th September 2013 - 12:10

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Oooo!

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posted by Goldfever4 [165 posts]
12th September 2013 - 12:30

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"And what would you pay to own such a bike? Well, you can't pay to own one. But you can win one"

I'll buy a packet of chewing gum with the money instead then...

posted by geargrinderbeard [32 posts]
12th September 2013 - 12:39

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Love the Red and Orange colour schemes, I'm guessing they are only for special editions?

To all manufacturers: more red, blue, green, orange, white frames please! Black is so dull!

posted by jackh [105 posts]
12th September 2013 - 13:15

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I'll be waiting for that shwag grab.

posted by vinnn [39 posts]
12th September 2013 - 13:17

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It's really best to have the same person wrap each side of the bars so that you have nearly the same tension on the tape on each side. That team bar wrapping looks like trouble.

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posted by pedalpowerDC [208 posts]
12th September 2013 - 13:34

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That's OK I'll fix that when it gets delivered. Wink

posted by vinnn [39 posts]
12th September 2013 - 14:56

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Blimey, he's filled out since his road racing days.

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posted by aslongasicycle [291 posts]
12th September 2013 - 16:17

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In picture 3, he looks stoned Laughing

I won't be entering, because I can't ride it. I'd love it, to give all the parts away, take the frame. Slice it down the middle and hang as a show piece, I'm always scouring ebay for a nice looking wall piece bike Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8699 posts]
12th September 2013 - 16:51

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The orange one is nice.

posted by Ush [379 posts]
12th September 2013 - 21:14

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surely with "win a hyper special edition bike" it 's better to wait till you know the size of the winners before building theirs?

posted by Al__S [496 posts]
13th September 2013 - 8:25

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yay

posted by 1986sv [5 posts]
13th September 2013 - 11:22

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Very cool ....would be good to win

Cool

posted by rogerseaman1 [17 posts]
17th September 2013 - 17:56

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Will it make go as fast as Sir Chris ?

posted by longinthe tooth [6 posts]
21st September 2013 - 17:45

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