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Karl - The Free Thinker


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.


Fully equipment for the city: Karl has a complete lighting system and will impress with its crisp e-support, low-maintenance components and clean look. Karl can also be ridden with the motor switched off; and we also offer optional accessories for baggage and all weather conditions. Karl is reliable in every situation. The Bosch Active Line Plus drive unit ensures a natural riding experience. The special geometry of the frame guarantees sporty cornering. Despite its e-motor, Karl still has the typical ride feel of a Schindelhauer bike. Behind the tidy exterior is a technically complex in-house development that encloses e-motor and battery as compactly and elegantly as possible — without sacrificing functionality or stability.


The design is reduced with every detail well considered, with the hidden cabling a typical Schindelhauer feature. Reliability is paramount here: Our years of proven Gates CDX belt drive are complemented perfectly by the reliable Bosch drive unit.


Karl is a clean commuter pedelec; a genuine alternative mode of transport — without the need to find a parking space.


Ready for shipment March 2019, the pre-order is open now.

  • Bosch Active Line Plus drive
  • up to 25 km/h
  • integrated Powertube 500 battery (removable)
  • Single speed
  • Purion display
  • Supernova front light / LightSKIN rear light
  • weight: 19.7 kg

You can choose to have the bicycle delivered to a Schindelhauer dealer or directly to an address of your choice.

Price 3.995,00 € incl. 19% VAT

Where I can get my Schindelhauer?

support and guidance at your Schindelhauer dealer

We appreciate that you are interested in buying a Schindelhauer bike and suggest purchasing it at one of our Schindelhauer dealers. They will provide you with personal advice, a test ride and also offer you their best service after your purchase. Here you can find a list of our dealers:

Here you can find the Schindelhauer dealer closest to you:

direct order from Schindelhauer Bikes:

If you have already chosen a model, you can simply order it right here at schindelhauerbikes.com. You can choose from two delivery options

  1. delivery to a Schindelhauer dealer: You can easily let deliver your desired model to a Schindelhauer dealer. They will do the final assembling and fine tune it to your needs.
  2. delivery to a desired address: If you do not have a Schindelhauer dealer nearby, you can let send your bike directly to your home. The bike is delivered nearly full assembled. In compliance with the manual you only have to pump-up the tires with the appropriate air pressure, mount the pedals and straighten the handlebars.

You can choose the desired shipping option within the checkout process.

No dealer in your area and not from Germany?

In this case we will find an individual solution together. For this purpose, be so kind and send us your contact data. We will get in touch with you immediately.

Feature list

FrameAluminium (AL6061-T6), triple butted tubing , forged motor bracket, multi-cell down tube, forged dropouts with slider-belt-tensioning-system and Schindelhauer belt port, integrated seat post clamp, internal cable routing, smooth welded, 5-year warranty
ForkHydroforming aluminium fork (tapered), 15 mm through-axle, for post mount disc brakes
HeadsetTange Seiki integrated, tapered 1 1/8-1,5
MotorBosch - Active Line Plus, power: 250 W, torque: 50 Nm, max. support up to 25 km/h
BatteryBosch - Powertube 500, intube battery, energy: 500 Wh
DisplayBosch - Purion
Power TransmissionGates Carbon Drive - CDX, front 55T, rear 20T, belt 120T
Gear Shift
-
Crank SetMiranda - Delta
PedalsSchindelhauer - Urban Pedal, aluminium, CNC machined
StemSatori - Stealth, aluminium
Handlebar

Satori - Noirette aluminium

SaddleFABRIC - Scoop Shallow Sport
SeatpostLightSKIN - seat post integrated LED-rear-light
GripsSchindelhauer (bolt-on)
WheelsSchindelhauer - high flange front hub disc, Schindelhauer - rear hub disc, Alexrims - EXR25 rims with eyelets, Sapim - Race spokes, 3-cross laced
BrakesFormula - CURA disc brakes (hydraulic), 160 mm
TyresWTB - Horizon 47-584, with reflex stripes
Weight19.7 kg (size M)
MudguardsMudguard mounting possible
Pannier RackFront rack mounting possible
LightingSupernova - Mini 2 front light, seatpost with integrated LED-rear-light
Additional FeaturesHebie - side stand 663 FIX18
Lock holster mounting possible
Frame lock mounting possible
Attaching a child seat onto the seat tube is possible but will cover up the rear light (LightSKIN LED seat post).
We reserve the right to make minor changes to features without prior notice.

Geometry

For the Bosch system, we have developed completely new frames with a very compact motor bridge. Due to the close, optimal integration of the motor we achieved an, inside the E-Bike segment, incomparably short chainstay. This makes for a short wheelbase while still maintaining a comfortable seating position. The top tube is comparably long and the riding feel very agile.
frame size

S

45

M

49

L

53

A size c-t (mm)
450
490
530
B top tube horiz. (mm)
590
630
644
C head tube (mm)
200
200
200
D chain stay (m)
450
450
450
E head tube angle (°)
72.5
72.5
72.5
F seat tube angle (°)
73
73
73
G wheelbase (mm)
1067
1107
1122
H standover height (mm)
784
807
840
I headset
1 1/8 - 1.5
1 1/8 - 1.5
1 1/8 - 1.5
J seatpost size (mm)
31.6
31.6
31.6

Which frame size is right?

The frame sizes listed are only a guide. Finding the right sized frame for you depends on things like your height, personal preferences and riding style. Your inside leg measurement is also important for determining your standover height, i.e. the clearance between your crotch and the top tube of the bike when standing to the front of the saddle.

How to measure your standover height/inseam length: With your shoes on, get a spirit level and place it between your legs. Position it at the groin area, as if you were sitting on a saddle. Keep holding the spirit level in the same position parallel to the floor as you move out of the way. Measure the distance between the top of the spirit level and the floor .


frame size

S

45

M

49

L

53

A

body height

(cm)

168-177
177-186
186-200

B

inseam length

(cm)

77-82
83-88
89-98