As an enthusiast, I hated how hard it was to buy a carbon frame that wasn't overpainted, expensive, or unproven - sometimes all three.
Bike companies spend a lot of money on marketing to convince people like me that the more I spend, the faster I'd be. I didn't buy into that - I felt the best way to get faster was to simply bike harder.
So I started Nud.
There are only a handful of tier one, Tour-proven frame manufacturers, so we partnered with one. Together, we went through 8 different frame designs before arriving at a simple but striking carbon frame. It's got everything you need in a bike frame – a high volume monocoque construction with an objectively stiff BB30 bottom bracket – and some of the things you want, like a paint scheme that accentuates rather than covers.
But we didn't stop there.
We didn’t want to just tell people this was a high-performance frame - we wanted to prove it. That's why we sent random samples off to SGS, the recognized leader in testing and verification. The frames didn't just pass stringent EN 14781 impact and fatigue testing with flying colors, they went on to survive over half a million additional overloaded test cycles - almost 6 times the test requirements.
We're serious (perhaps even obsessive) about quality, which is why we’re proud of our frames. Not only are we showing you the test results in full, we re-inspect every frame before backing them with a 5-year warranty and a 5-year crash replacement policy. That way, you don't have to baby it or worry about it.
It’s just a bike. Ride it.