Sporty and sharp, Ludwig XIV is the perfect touring bike complete with top-notch modern tech and design highlights. Boasting a 14-speed Rohloff Speedhub, Formula R1 disc brake system and Gates Carbon Drive belt drive. This versatile bike was designed for longer tours being extremely reliable and low-maintenance. Due to the Rohloff Speedhub this bike can tackle some seriously steep grades. Ludwig XIV is fully customisable and enables you to create your own personal build.
- 14-speed Rohloff Speedhub
- made to order and fully customisable
- sporty riding position yet suitable for touring
- custom-tailored mudguards and a pannier racks
- hydraulic disc brakes
Smoothly and quietly riding down the street- only listening to the sweet sound of the noise on the road. Alone the advantages of the belt drive system can make this experience come true. By applying the revolutionary Carbon Drive Technology made and developed by Gates™, carbon fibres are embedded in a polyurethane material, thus enabling the belt drive to outplay the chain. The belt’s superior technological advantages - low noise and zero maintenance - are truly irresistible. Extensive testing of the belt drive has shown that due to the applied high-strength carbon fibre, there is not even the slightest evidence of stretching, which forces you to replace drive components and is commonly observed when using standard chains. Consequently, the belt drive lasts much longer than standard chains and has an expected running performance of approximately 20,000 km (13,670 Miles). All rear-pulleys are exclusively manufactured from hardened steel to guarantee an extensive durability. The patented Mud Ports™ shed even the worst types of debris and keep the state of the art belt drive system in ideal function. Additional testing has revealed that the belt drive is as efficient as a chain. Particularly in the longer term it gives proof of its superior technology advantages to shed all types of debris and wear and to require low maintenance, whereas chains are reduced in their level of efficiency. It is the only drive system that is completely lubricant and maintenance-free. On top of this you can enjoy the freedom of riding your bike without any chain guard or ever having to roll up your trousers again. For putting the belt under tension, the Crocodile-Clamping-System has been developed and patented by Schindelhauer. Apart from ideal functionality, we focus just as much on balanced looks. That’s why all frames are equipped with the also patented Schindelhauer Belt-Port-Technology. This feature does not affect the stiffness of the rear triangle in any way and integrates all technical components smoothly into the design of the bike. Watch out! The new generation of carbon belt drives is called into action at Schindelhauer bikes. Applying the CenterTrack™ Drive Belt System, a central fin runs in a track molded into the center of the belt which actually enables the belt to repel dirt and mud better than ever. The drive belt has been widened and therefore has an increased stiffness, resulting in driving with much less belt tension. As a result the system-integrity as well as the transmission has been improved. Additionally, both pulleys are reduced in weight. As a consequence the most-lightweight drive belt system ever has been engineered - the CenterTrack™.