For Brooks' 150th anniversary we have developed a special bike together
with the renowned English saddle manufacturer. The combination of
restrained copper details and a matt black finishing of the bike reflect
the timeless Brooks saddles with their hammered copper rivets.
The base for this Schindelhauer-Brooks-Edition is our unbeaten
best-seller, the Ludwig VIII with its 8-gear Shimano Alfine hub. The
riveted Cambium C15 saddle made of natural rubber and cotton guarantees a
comfortable ride. Unobtrusive but nevertheless striking, Brooks Slender
Grips with copper rings are shining on a Noirette handlebar. The
coppery seat clamp and dropouts with their corresponding unique edition
number are additional eye-catchers. Signed with a special anniversary
seat tube decal this collector's bike is available from mid-august.
Schindelhauer develops together with Continental the perfect tyre for urban space
Although conventional city tyres usually have a good puncture
resistance, they can often be quite hard, with a higher surface
friction, thus preventing the wheel from rolling and markedly reducing
the fun of fast riding in the city. This is caused, in part, by thicker
rubber layers, but also by the use of coarser fabric layers in a tyre's
side wall and running surface. We wanted to solve this problem and close
the gap between 'portly' city tyres and sporty racing tyres. With this
in mind we contacted Continental, the leading manufacturer of racing
tyres, and our recommendations fell on sympathetic ears.
During the development of the new Grand Prix Urban, we refused to
compromise in our approach and have focused on what we believe to be the
key parameters, including the salvaging of a lot of rubber by choosing a
finely woven carcass (3 layers á 180TPI) on the side wall. This makes
the tyre lighter and quicker, and thus corresponds to the classic road
bike-tyre Grand Prix. To increase comfort the tyre volume was trimmed to
a wider dimension of 35-622
The necessary puncture protection is ensured by a sufficiently
strong rubber layer from Continental's own BlackChili compound and a
layer of puncture resistant PolyX Breakers. The high-end rubber compound
BlackChili, much favoured by top racing cyclists, also guarantees
perfect grip in wet and dry conditions. Last but not least we equipped
the tyre with a sleek aesthetic, unobtrusively integrating black
reflective-strips to provide for extra safety at night. Finally, these
elements all weigh in at a mere 390 grams (!).
We tested our new Grand Prix Urban intensively and never had so much fun with a city tyre.
We're pleased to announce that the Grand Prix Urban is now standard
equipment on our models Friedrich, Frieda, Jacob, Ludwig XIV and
Wilhelm. Even if your day-to-day ride is not a Schindelhauer - this
tyre would be also a good choice as an upgrade.
The Grand Prix Urban is now available at all Schindelhauer dealers and direct from the Schindelhauer webshop.
Team Schindelhauer-Gates is RAD RACE Vice World Champion
On May 31st, the first RAD Race Fixed-Gear World Championship took
place in Berlin. 250 riders from more than 20 nations fought for the win
over 42 km and of course the Schindelhauer-Gates team was among them.
Never before has such an event been held – only track bikes on 42 km
of closed and secured roads. Boy did they fight! The race was
considerably faster than expected with an average speed of 47km/h and
became a massive festival of riding prowess. The track was both varied
and challenging for the brakeless peloton and this led to thrilling
scenes but also the odd spill. Unfortunately our team was not spared,
but still went on to win a whopping 2nd place in the overall ranking.
Roland Trauzold, Dylan Longridge and Adrien Merkt where the second
fastest team. Justin Rudolph on his Schindelhauer Hektor finished on an
impressive 3rd place in the individual ranking. Of course we also want to congratulate Christin Klepsch and Sebastian Körner, who both crowned themselves champions that day.
We are proud of our team and would like to thank RAD RACE for the
outstanding organization of this unique event. It was a great day and a
memorable race! We cannot way for the rest of this season.
Behold, the official champion’s frames for the first RAD RACE World Championship.
On May 31st, the first RAD RACE World Championship will be held in
the course of the well-known Garmin-Velothon Event in Berlin. 250 riders
from over 15 nations will battle it out on a 42,195km track.
A unique Schindelhauer Bikes Hektor frameset, refined by artist Anna
T-Iron from Hamburg, awaits the fastest man and woman. On top of that, a
CNC-milled Schindelhauer crank-set and the Gates Carbon Drive Belt
System sweeten the package.
We are dying to know how things will turn out in this amazing event
and are looking forward to a huge crowd. Bring your friends!