Race Team give world-class performanceSchindelhauer Gates Team member Karla Sommer has just been awarded runner-up in the third Rad Race Fixed42 World Championships for fixed gear cycling. In the men’s team, Adrian Merkt also bravely battled it out among world-class cyclists at the Geneva Classic Crit where he was an early leader in the race. Schindelhauer celebrates the growing success of its young team by developing a new team frame and attracting more sponsors.Already in its third year, the unofficial fixed gear world championship took place on the 18 June 2017 in and around the Velothon Berlin. For the second time, the Schindelhauer Gates Team scooped the runner-up title. 600 cyclists from over 25 countries competed in the 42.195 km race across the capital to the Brandenburg Gate finish line under gruelling conditions. After finishing the women’s race in the spectacular time of 01:03:05.65 and racing at an average speed of 40.13 km/h, Karla Sommer represented the Schindelhauer Gates Team on the podium and was awarded the runner-up title. It is not only the marathon distance that distinguishes the Rad Race Fixed42 World Championship from other races. The tough conditions in particular make it stand out: cyclists compete on track bikes without breaks or gears. The new Schindelhauer team frame also made its first appearance at the event with a completely overhauled design specially created for this race. The frame is even more rigid than before and now boasts its own unique paintwork that pairs perfectly with the jerseys of the 10-strong team of Schindelhauer Gates cyclists.We are proud to announce that there is also a victory for the men’s team. Adrian Merkt clearly dominated the Geneva Classic Crit race and led the field early on in the race riding in first place. He led the front-runners for a chunk of the race but lost time changing a tyre. Despite this glitch, Adrian Merkt recovered spectacularly and managed to catch up with world-class cyclists to cross the finish line in fourth place.The Schindelhauer Gates Team was formed in 2015 and have been going from strength to strength since then. Karla Sommers’ success at the RAD RACE Series 2016 is a testament to this and also sparked the interest of even more sponsors. As well as Gates Carbon Drive and Continental, the list of sponsors has grown to include Goldsprint Berlin, Wahoo, Alberto Jeans, Sapim, Abus and Champion System.
SCHINDELHAUER GOES TO MIAMIUrbaner Lifestyle pur - Hunderte Wandgemälde zieren die fensterlosen Fassaden der flachen Lagerhallen und alten Fabriken. Künstler aus der ganzen Welt haben beeindruckende, großflächige Spray-Paint-Art-Werke geschaffen. Wynwood ist nicht nur die Heimat von über 70 Galerien, Museen und Sammlungen, sondern als Stadtteil von Miami derzeit einer der angesagtesten Spots überhaupt.Seit Anfang Mai 2017 ist Schindelhauer mit seinen zeitlos eleganten und durch den charakteristischen Zahnriemen angetriebenen Bikes Teil dieser kreativen Szene und tritt von Miami aus in Richtung gesamte USA in die Pedale. Bei einer glamourösen Launch-Party im neuen The Superior Bike Shop traf sich von der hiesigen High Society über Künstler bis zur Fixed-Gear- Szene einiges von Rang und Namen.Teil der bunten Community waren auch Jörg Schindelhauer und Stephan Zehren, die sich die Eröffnungsfeier nicht entgehen ließen. „Die Stadt und vor allem Wynwood passen zu 100 Prozent zu unserer Philosophie. Mit The Superior Bike Shop haben wir den idealen Partner gefunden, unser Markenimage entsprechend stilvoll auf die Straßen in den USA zu übertragen“, so Jörg Schindelhauer. Ganz nach dem Anspruch der Berliner ist The Superior Bike Shop kein gewöhnlicher Fahrradladen, sondern vielmehr ein Kunstwerk für sich, das der Szene huldigt. In den galerieartigen Räumlichkeiten werden die Fahrräder wie Exponate präsentiert und von dort aus in alle US-Bundestaaten verschickt.
Ludwig Edition for Brooks Anniversary
Our new limited special edition is ready!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 spaceAlthough 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 35-622The 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.
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World Champion Frame
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!