Elle Pirahna: Maggie Coles-Lyster’s titanium track bike

Maggie Coles-Lyster Elle Pirahna Track bike

Here at Naked Factory Racing we really like ‘cross, and that’s most of what we talk about. And we talk about it alot. But Sam’s roots are on the boards of a velodrome. So, when Maggie Coles-Lyster, Junior World Champion in the Points race and second in the Omnium, found herself without a bike earlier this year, wheels started turning.

Left, mostly.

Maggie Coles-Lyster Elle Pirahna Track bike

Sam and Maggie met at the Vancouver Outdoor Show back in March. Maggie was working her way back into racing after a big crash on the boards at the Six Days of Copenhagen track event, but was still without a track bike. After talking over the weekend, Sam decided to make one.

Now, when Coles-Lyster lines up on the track, it’s on Elle Piranha – her Naked Bicycles titanium track bike.

Maggie Coles-Lyster Elle Pirahna Track bike

The nickname is one Maggie earned after an earlier crash in Switzerland a few years ago. She got up, kept racing, and earned the label. As she says of track racing, “We fight like Piranha’s”

Maggie Coles-Lyster Elle Pirahna Track bike

The Ti track whip is built out with parts from the Vancouver Jr world champions other sponsors, including Vision, FSA, and ISM, all painted by Sam on Quadra to match the frame.
Scroll through for details of the titanium track frame this young Canadian talent will be racing. You can follow Maggie Coles-Lyster as she races at tracks around the world on Instagram and on her own personal blog. Hit the video at the bottom of the page to hear Maggie talk about Elle Piranha and see her in action at Canada’s Matamy National Velodrome in Ontario.

Maggie Coles-Lyster Elle Pirahna Track bike
Maggie Coles-Lyster’s name on one side, Elle Piranha on the other
Maggie Coles-Lyster Elle Pirahna Track bike
Vision track bars, custom painted by Sam on Quadra
Maggie Coles-Lyster Elle Pirahna Track bike
And hand built by Sam Whittingham on Quadra Island, B.C.
Maggie Coles-Lyster Elle Pirahna Track bike
Integrated seat mast set just right for Maggie