The all-new Hei Hei CR Race frame colorway is absolutely eye-catching and some people would even argue that it looks fast just standing still, Nate from All Spoked Up Cycles in Aurora, Illinois is definitely one of those folks. The reality is, like many mountain bikers around the globe, Nate and his epic Hei Hei Race Dream Build are itching to race.

“With so many unknown circumstances today, it’s hard to focus on a single event to train for. Most races were canceled and even more were  “postponed”. I was stoked to compete in my first year of U23 racing, representing the All Spoked Up Junior Development team, at Bonelli, Missoula, and Winter Park races. But reality has taken a turn for the worse. I’m hanging on to a glimmer of hope that my gorgeous new race bike can be properly ripped at the professional level. There is still a chance that I can compete at 2020 collegiate nationals, representing Marian University as a returning sophomore.”


Nate has gone for Race Face Next R cranks combined with a SRAM XX1 Drivetrain  “I have always ridden on Sram componentry. Their products provide a smooth and easy shifting experience while remaining easy to maintain.” 

A 120mm Fox Factory 34 Stepcast fork provides ample travel up front. “I’ve Been riding on Fox shocks for the past few seasons and have been extremely impressed with the performance and durability of their products.”

The bike rolls on 24 spoke Industry Nine Carbon Race hoops with Hydra hubs. “Industry Nine has supported me throughout my junior years and into my professional career. The quality and reliability of their products is unmatchable. Plus, with 690 points of engagement and endless color combinations, it’s easy to fall in love with them.”

The bike is shod with a Schwalbe Racing Ray (Front) and Schwalbe Racing Ralph (Rear) ” I’m a long time user and supporter of Schwalbe; their tires are super lightweight and incredibly fast on this Midwest dirt!”

stopping comes courtesy of a set of Magura MT8 SL Brakes. “I’m a first time user of Magura Brakes, however, they have been highly spoken of by my peers. Plus, they feel great and weigh close to nothing!”

There’s a whole lot of Race Face love going on in the cockpit with Raceface Next handlebars, a Raceface Next Seatpost and a 80m RaceFace Stem. “Raceface makes incredibly lightweight products that not only perform extremely well but can also take a substantial beating on a regular basis. Incredibly thankful for their support over the years!” 

The saddle is a Fabric Scoop w/ titanium rails. “Love the fit of a fabric saddle, especially since it took me a long time to find a saddle that fit me right. I would recommend these saddles to anyone!”