Just like in the qualifier, I slowly moved up— this time using my momentum from the corners to keep pushing toward the front. There was a crash going into a straight section on the right. Crash on the right, usually means, all riders move left and cause another crash, so I stayed straight and stayed upright. Nerves came back to me again. A few laps later, there was another crash in the 180-degree turn (2nd to last), it was somewhere around me, but I made it out and accelerated with the other girls away from those stuck behind.
Sammy's race report from RHC BrooklynTeam Schindelhauer-Gates is successfully competing at international criterium races on our Hektor frame, it is the only crit team exclusively powered by the Gates Carbon Belt Drive, proving that you can count on it in a tough racing environment.Our American team rider Roxanne “Sammy” Fox rode her first Red Hook Criterium in Brooklyn this year – one of the toughest and biggest fixed gear races in the calendar. Sammy wrote a report for us to give us some insight on what it’s like to race in Brooklyn and her train of thoughts and tactics that went into it. It worked out well for her – Sammy finished 6th!In the men’s race our Züri boys Adi Merkt and Yvan Morf raced into 16th and 30th place in pouring rain, just 4 weeks after Adi tore a tendon in his shoulder.Read Sammy’s report below:My first Red Hook. Incredible race — It’s rewarding to be with a group of girls who want to go fast, to race, to feel the burn, to have the drool escape from the side of their mouths, drawn out across their faces, like rain sliding across the car window. However, it was not full-on fun until halfway through the race— until that point I was pretty nervous. My first “oh-crap” moment was seeing all the rollers to warm up— I never rode on rollers. But Adi helped me out, made me realize it was pretty easy, and it helped maintain my stealthiness, appearing as a non-competitor.Then came time to line up for the qualifier — I was way back in row #12. I’ve started back in races many times, so I wasn’t too concerned— it meant I would be able to move up hiding within the pack. But that confidence ended at the first corner, where as I was taking the inside line, girls shouted “I’m on your inside“- expecting that I’d happily move to make room for them— they were wrong — the girls who used their voices instead of their legs were not the girls at the front.From there, I slowly and calculatedly moved up— it was really challenging but I think I cornered better than the majority of the girls, so I used that to my advantage. It was fast and I was struggling. I didn’t want to waste energy, but I did want a better starting position, so I got as far up as possible to safely qualify without overdoing the legs. I ended up 17th. In the down time between the qualifier and the race, my quads totally hurt from the back-pedaling. I was pretty worried. So after refuelling with Thai food, I took a nap with my feet in the air.I got back to the race area in time for a solid 40min warmup on the rollers. I felt nervous, but confident in my upgrade to the 5th row. Adi reached out for a final fist bump from the sideline, and even now, I am again feeling the stomach churning nerves I have not had since lining up for my first pro road tour race.My goal for the final was to get to the front in the beginning, to drop the sketchy riders and remain in the top 5 to 10, solidify a break in the second half, and finish top 10. That plan quickly diminished as I failed to clip in. I realized it was a lot harder to clip in on-the-go on a fixed gear bike. I had to slow down, let most of the pack pass me, clip in, and then hit it hard to try to work my way back up.
Just like in the qualifier, I slowly moved up— this time using my momentum from the corners to keep pushing toward the front. There was a crash going into a straight section on the right. Crash on the right, usually means, all riders move left and cause another crash, so I stayed straight and stayed upright. Nerves came back to me again. A few laps later, there was another crash in the 180-degree turn (2nd to last), it was somewhere around me, but I made it out and accelerated with the other girls away from those stuck behind.From that point on, there were different girls off the front all the time. After one girl was off the front solo for a while and the pack was slowing down, I decided I had to go after her. I tried to solo bridge. I got a gap and did maybe 1.5 laps solo. I felt unstoppable. The crowds were wild cheering my name. I was in it. But realizing there was a chase behind me, strung out, and the girl off the front slowing down, I slowed up to work with the chase.From then on, it was attack, chase, attack, chase. Eventually there were maybe 8 of us in the front group. I mostly played it smart, mostly following wheels instead of chasing on my own, but I probably did too much work close to the end. I lost my positioning going into the final lap, accelerating a bit too late before hitting the first corner for the last time. I made it up to come in for 6th, less than a bike length away from the podium. I keep regretting not pushing harder in the final sprint — I’ll have to get that podium in Milano, but this time, they know my name ;)
New functional clothing
We carry our love for details into developing clothing as well. Our newest collection combines functionality with a nice design - to give you a more pleasurable ride in the city as well as during longer tours. Unsere Liebe zum Detail gilt auch bei der Entwicklung neuer Bekleidung. In unserer neusten Kollektion verbinden wir Funktionalität mit schönem Design - um das Radfahren in der Stadt oder auf längeren Touren angenehmer zu machen.
Hoodie and Crewneck
These two pieces have a special detail: a small zipper pouch for your smartphone or change, so you don't have to worry about anything falling out. The comfortable, elastic fabric is made from finest organic cotton with a small percentage of polyester. The hoodie has subtle kangaroo pockets, with the minimal design also apparent in the seams, which are flat and thus don't cause friction. You can spot that it is a Schindelhauer product only by the small labels on the inside and the sides.
The new Hoodie and Crewneck are each available either in grey mélange or black.
Whether underneath your clothing or worn alone, our Merino Baselayer regulates your body temperature and is comfortable to wear. We use 100% merino wool, which is able to absorb moisture and is naturally odour resistant. The wool does not itch and the seams are stitched flat as well, which is why backpacks don't cause friction. The Baselayer is available as short- or longsleeve version. Due to the fitted cut and the rounded down seams, both fit and look good on women and men alike.
It is mulesing-free, the fabric is produced and manufactured in the EU and complies with the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.
We were looking for a T-Shirt fabric which is made of natural fibres but also entails functional properties and we found the right product with Tencel: it is more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen. Adding to that is the environmentally-friendly production. We mix 50% Tencel with 50% organic cotton in our new shirts, thus making it keep it's form while having a fitted cut.
Our new model for 2018
The Schindelhauer Family is growing! Our new model Gustav, the recent winner of the Eurobike-Award, is an allrounder in the city. Being a technical marvel, Gustav is conceived for commuters and for everyday riding with extra load. Its sophisticated details are convincing – not only in terms of design.When developing Gustav, our aim was a fully equipped Urban Bike with an integrated solution for transporting extra load. Due to a new frame geometry, large volume 27,5" tyres and thought out details we stay true to our cutting edge design and could simultaneously achieve a lot of comfort. Other than our so far typical Schindelhauer frames, Gustav has a longer head tube and a short stem. As the saddle is lower than the handlebar, a comfortable position is assured. Parents have the option to mount a seat for their child, travellers can take a bag easily and commuters will enjoy the slip-free platform pedals and the integrated front rack as a highlight.Fixed to the head tube, the front rack does not move while steering. Gustav rides smooth and safe, even when loaded heavily. Be it a pick nick blanket or a parcel, your load will be fixed tightly with the flexible strap system that we developed for this bike. Even cobblestones or rough paths will become new favourite shortcuts thanks to the comfy large volume tyres.An elegant lighting system which is discreetly integrated into the Curana fenders completes our new family member.Gustav marks the launch of a new product family in which more models are to follow. Starting today, you can make a reservation for your own Gustav fitted with either a 2-speed SRAM-Automatix hub for automatic shifting (price: 1.250,-€) or with a 8-speed Shimano Nexus internal geared hub (1.450,-€). Just send a message to email@example.com.
Race Team gives 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 and Continental develop the perfect tyre for urban spacesAlthough 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!