We offer the "colour" Alu Pure on all of our models, except the Metropolitan range, including Gustav, Greta, ThinBike and Jacob, as well as our track frameset Hektor.
Alu Pure - not a colour at allWhen we premiered our first Siegfried model at Eurobike 2009, the Alu Pure look caused a lot of attention. At this point not many bike brands chose to leave their aluminium frames untreated – without any paintjob.Alu Pure is our most popular colour, which is not a colour at all, as we do not use a clear varnish and leave the aluminium frame as it us. During production, the welding seams are being smoothed by hand and all scratches polished out. After this, any unevenness is removed in a special grinding process. The final brushing causes the typical Schindelhauer Alu Pure finish. As a last step the Schindelhauer logo is chemically etched onto the frame.The aluminium alloy used by us (AL6061-T6) is weather-resistant and has the natural property to oxidize, which means that the frame changes into a darker colour. This can be undone using a grinding fleece with a grain size of 240 for smaller spots, and 400 for larger areas. The Schindelhauer logo should be left out. But many customers like the special patina of the Schindelhauer frame in Alu Pure, it gives the bike a special character.
Season 2018: Team Schindelhauer-GatesA successful race season has come to an end and we are taking a look back at the races and riders who took part.Team Schindelhauer-Gates competed in more than 40 races in 2018, with even more competitions in the region around Berlin as well as small-scale fixed and cross races just for fun. As a factory racing team, our main goal is to test our equipment under the harshest environments and to prove that a Gates Carbon Drive belt and components can withstand the toughest racing conditions – and a lot of wattage going into it.
Karla up frontKarla Sommer is our most successful fixed rider this season. Her first win was also her favourite: Rad Race Last Woman Standing in March, a fixed race on a kart track. This was the first of many successes – Karla took part in eleven major fixed races and won six of them, finishing inside the top three in eight. She won the German Fixed Crit Series and went on to compete at Red Hook Criterium Milan in October, the biggest fixed race in Europe, finishing 21 out of 66 starters in the women's field.
"My favourite win of 2018 was Rad Race Last Woman Standing, it was unexpected and very emotional, having friends and the Schindelhauer Bikes crew on the sidelines."
"Red Hook Crit Milan was incredible, especially being the oldest female starter in the field competing with the best fixed racers in the world and finishing in the main group. Placement was secondary for me, the atmosphere made me hungry for more."
"For 2019 I'll be looking at starting at international races. I'm looking forward to racing the Fixed Nation Cup in Dijon and hope for the return of Red Hook Criterium in Europe”.
Zurich-BoysOne of our swiss riders, Adrien Merkt, started the season off well, winning the fixed-gear race in Montecatini Terme as part of the Italian Fixed Cup. His friend Yvan Morf finished fifth in the same race.Both went on to compete at Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn, with a 16th and 30th place in the finals among the best fixed racers in the world. Red Hook Crit was a highlight for our Zürich boys, the impressive thunderstorm during the main race made their hearts sink into their (cleated) boots.
Following Brooklyn, both took the start in Berlin at Rad Race Fixed42, with Adrien attacking the bunch several times, which later awarded him title for "Top Antagonist" of the race. Just one month later, Adrien took part in another race within the Italian Fixed Cup in Lissone, ultimately finishing third in the series. Yvan competed in the same races as Adrien, but with a less aggressive style by nature.
Despite some good results in the book, Yvan, always a perfectionist, was hoping for more:
"Performance-wise it didn't go as planned for me, but the trips throughout Europe and the people we met made it all worthwhile. We hope to take the Züricrit further in 2019, the first fixed criterium in Switzerland, which we successfully introduced in 2018."
The third of our Zürich riders, Dylan Longridge, will spend 2019 in New Zealand pursuing his Geology degree, doing research on submarine vulcanism. But he won't be staying underwater long, as he's taking his Hektor bike with him, hoping to compete in races in the New Zealand fixed-gear scene.
Paul and Karsten – Fixed and CrossPaul Göhrke is our Berlin-based rider, who rides fixed as well as cross races. Being 2,00m tall and with a 64cm special-edition frame, Paul is always hard to miss in races. He raced into eight Top 10 placements in total.His favourite race of the season was Grinduro in Scotland, which he competed at with Karsten Zeiger from our cross team. Both won the single speed competition on a custom Ludwig XIV model with a gravel/racer setup, placing 23rd and 24th overall – among all riders, including those with gearing.Karsten also won the single speed competition at the Standert Point Cross, the bike cleaning kit he won was put to good use after several cross races he competed in.
Raschi – the good soul of our teamBorn in the outskirts of Berlin, he is the most hard-working, but according to his own statement, the most unambitious of our riders. Thorsten "Raschi" Rasch is the good soul of Team Schindelhauer-Gates, who took part in almost every fixed race in Germany this year. For him it's about having fun, to him results are secondary.His favourite race in 2018 was This Is Not Brooklyn Dresden in September. He loved the relaxed atmosphere and meeting people he knows from several years of racing fixed. Raschi is well connected in the fixed-gear scene and popular with his easy attitude.He always takes care of his teammates before and after a race. When he shows up, the team knows that it will be a good, fun race.
Crit-Girls Dani and SamOur two American riders received a lot of attention this year, Sam Fox and Dani Morshead were our guest riders at Red Hook Crit. Both have already successfully competed at road bike criteriums in the US. Sam took the start at her first ever fixed-gear race in Brooklyn, finishing an impressive 6th place. She was so stunned by the atmosphere and excited about the race, she suggested to her friend Dani to race with her at Red Hook Crit Milan.Flying in from San Francisco, Dani won us over with her charm and open personality. Her first experience riding a belt driven bike and the directness of our Hektor frame got her excited to race.Dani, Sam and Karla took the start in the same group. While Karla and Dani finished well in the Top 20, taking them to the finals, Sam, unfortunately, crashed due to a rider slipping in front of her. She fell hard on her head, with her ABUS helmet protecting her, taking away a black eye and some scrapes. Once the initial shock passed and a little downtime, she was in a good mood throughout the rest of the evening, cooling her black eye with ice and beer cans and cheering on the remaining team racing.In the finals, Dani and Karla finished in the first group of the race, stunned by the speed, technicality of the course and level of competition – but excited to go again next year.
Our E-Bike Launch Event
15 November 2018: After some years of thorough development we proudly presented our new E-Bike product line to the public.
Partners, friends and media were invited to attend our launch event in the relaxed urban environment at FvF Friends Space in our Berlin-Kreuzberg neighbourhood. Presenter Christina Rann from Hamburg charmingly led through the evening.
A logical consequence
Our goal was to emphasise the connection between the often-used term "urban mobility" and our developments. As makers of bikes with a focus on the needs of commuters and city cyclists, the step into e-mobility was a logical consequence in order to get more people into cycling.For us this means expanding our range from 14 to 18 bike models – four new additions with an e-motor, which are supposed to meet different demands towards individual urban transport.The introduction was made by Dirk von Schneidemesser, board member of Changing Cities e.V., who talked about the work of the network for a more bike-friendly Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, districts of Berlin.Unveiling the bikes took place afterwards, followed by Christina Rann interviewing our founders and developers, as well as answering questions from the audience.
Four new modelsThe first two E-Bikes Heinrich and Karl manage to walk the line between a well-rounded design and an impressive battery range and reliability, which can only be delivered by the market leader in this segment, Bosch eBike Systems. Both models are ready to be pre-ordered and will be seen on European streets in the beginning of 2019. The women's version Hannah with a step-through frame will follow in May 2019.The fourth E-Bike was a surprise for many: Adam was unveiled at the end of the end of the event. This model looks like a typical Schindelhauer Bike without a motor.This is made possible by the Spanish manufacturer MAHLE ebikemotion and their innovative combination of a powerful motor, paired with a sleek and efficient battery, as well as an intelligent Software. Adam will be available in graphite grey in summer 2019.
Schindelhauer Goes ElectricNo compromises in terms of service network, reliability and quality: Heinrich, Karl and Hannah are our Bosch mid-engine models.The third generation Bosch drive unit is especially quiet and operates without a gearbox, opening the possibility for a gentle and harmonious riding experience – with or without the motor switched on or above the e-support limit of 25 km/h. The battery range is unbeatable: Cyclists travelling at a relaxed pace without much luggage and a few stops along the route can reach up to 200 km in the Bosch Eco-mode, according to the Bosch range assistant. Cyclists who prefer to ride more quickly or carry more luggage, can reach between 80 - 120 km, before the battery runs out.The first Bosch single speed e-bike — for fans of a well thought out design, coupled with reliable technology. This model doesn’t require a gearshift, as the powerful Bosch Active Line Plus drive unit more than compensates for this. Optionally available are a frame-mounted front rack and Wingee mudguards with an integrated bracket for pannier bags.Weight: 19.7 kg3.995€ incl. 19% VATReady for shipment March 2019
The most versatile Schindelhauer model – Heinrich has been designed as a sturdy and fully equipped e-bike for multiple uses and riders, and it is exceptionally fun to ride. With its strong battery, Heinrich offers enough freedom for relaxed trips to the surrounding countryside or from the outskirts into the city. Thanks to the 8-speed Alfine internal geared hub longer rides over uneven terrain are possible. With the baggage carrier mounted directly to the frame, the handling is not impaired when fully loaded. Additionally, pannier bags can be attached onto the rear fenders with an integrated bracket.
Weight: 23.7 kg
4.395€ incl. 19% VAT
Ready for shipment March 2019 Pre-order now
HannahBold but gentle — Hannah is our women's bike with e-motor, perfect for both city and country riders alike. With Hannah you can transport excess baggage with ease, safe in the knowledge that you will not be stranded with flat batteries. The low profile frame is ideal for family cyclists due to the possibility to attach a child seat on the seat tube and getting on and off the bike comfortably. Having the same setup as Heinrich, Hannah will have an 8-speed ingterneal geared hub, Wingee mudguards with an integrated bracket for pannier bags and a front rack.Weight: 23.7 kg
4.395€ incl. 19% VAT
Ready for shipment May 2019
Pre-order starts end of November 2018
..and one more thingWith the innovative MAHLE eBikeMotion hub motor we were able to create a bike, which at first sight looks like a classic Schindelhauer Bike without e-assist. The sleek battery hiding in the down tube has a capacity of 250 Wh and takes you up to a distance of 50 - 100 km.
In its geometry, Adam is sportive but comfortable and can make do without unnecessary weight. High-performance hydraulic disc brakes, a Brooks leather saddle, an integrated lighting system embedded into handlebar and seat post, as well as Gates Carbon Drive CDX components make this the perfect inner-city commuter E-Bike. All cables are hidden inside the fork and frame, giving Adam an all-round sleek look. Weight: 13.4 kg
3.795 € incl. 19% VAT
Ready for shipment Summer 2019
Pre-order starts early 2019
Schindelhauer dealer can give further advice, you can also place your pre-order with them.
Hektor Track Framset as Custom ModelOur Hektor frameset has a lot of fans. We redeveloped this second, 2017 version with an even more aggressive geometry – a short top tube and chainstay make for a very agile ride and sportive seating position. The aluminium frame is very stiff, which causes the energy while pedalling to transform into torque right away. Since 2017 Hektor also comes with a carbon fork weighing only 329 g, making the frameset a lightweight of 1923 g.
Hektor is the first track frameset fully optimized to be used with a belt drive. The beltline stays parallel and the dropout can be opened easily thanks to the Schindelhauer Belt Port, without diminishing the stiffness in the rear triangle.
In its geometry as well as its look, Hektor is made to be set up as a fixed gear track bike without brakes, which is why the brake bridge does not have a drilling but only an indent marking and the brake cables cannot be routed inside the frame. As fixed gear bike Hektor plays to all its advantages, e.g. its high bottom bracket with only a 43 mm drop, which makes taking steep corners without freewheeling possible.Our Schindelhauer-Gates racing team successfully competes on a Hektor setup at international fixed gear races. The riders give kudos to the direct power transmission, the agility and stability of the frame and how reliable the non-greasy belt drive is – no more dirty hands while changing the sprockets to another gear ratio. The belt tension can be adjusted easily via the crocodile tensioning system and the belt does not slack like a regular chain, which causes inefficiencies, even after multiple uses in a tough racing environment.Setting up a Hektor frameset is possible as fixed as well as singlespeed bike. It can be customized together with us or one of our dealers.