Schindelhauer is known as a brand that produces sportive urban bikes. This year we presented two new all-rounder models: Gustav as a fully equipped men's bike and Greta as the equivalent with a step-through frame. What makes both bikes special are the big tyres, a frame-mounted front rack, a comfortable riding position — and the possibility to mount a child seat.
We developed both new all-rounders with the requirements of young families in mind, but the model Friedrich, a classic Schindelhauer bike suited for touring, allows for mounting a child seat as well from frame size M/54 upwards. All other Schindelhauer bikes are designed to be sportive and sleek and thus the mounting instructions from child seat manufacturers cannot be adhered to. Therefore we cannot recommend installing a child seat on any other models for safety reasons.
Safety when it comes to transporting a child
In regard to our established comfort-model Friedrich we wanted to be sure about the safety, so we sent the bike to the EFBE-Institute to get it shock-tested according to DIN EN 14344 — the child seat DIN standard. Friedrich has passed the test without any problems, so we can officially recommend mounting the Thule models RideAlong and RideAlong Lite onto our Friedrich.
We hold more options for those who already own a Schindelhauer model and want to upgrade their bike to be more family-compatible, or prefer a different model than Gustav, Greta and Friedrich. Mounting a trailer is possible in general an all Schindelhauer models with Shimano gearing thanks to an internal hub hitch adapter provided by most trailer manufacturers. The brands Thule, Croozer and Burley have proven to be the most easy and reliable during our tests.