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Ludwig XIV - Elite Sports Performer
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
Center Track - belt drive system
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™.
Rohloff Speedhub 500 - fourteen-gear
Made in Germany, the Rohloff 14-speed hub gear is a marvel of engineering. The Rohloff 14-speed hub has been developed for both pros and performance oriented hobby cyclists, who demand full reliability even under the toughest conditions. The overall range of gears of 526% allows even increments from gear to gear, ensuring that there is always the correct gear available for every type of riding situation. Pure fun is guaranteed.
Schindelhauer - slider-belt-clamping-system
Two guided slides serve as the attachment for the rear-wheel. By use of the forward tilted opening axis mounts, the belt is automatically brought into its initial preset tension while mounting the wheels. A finely brushed stainless steel plate covers all clamping screws which fix the slides into place. Despite the concentration of technology in such confined spaces, we have achieved a clean look. Two adjusting screws serve for the adjustment of the belt tension and the alignment of the rear-wheel.
Schindelhauer - belt port
We like the idea of the drive belt blending in with the back frame tri-angle. Unfortunately, the laws of physics prevent that option. Due to Schindelhauer’s patent pending SBP-System the opening is well hidden and changing your drive belt is an easy task. A fixed connection between seat and chain stay is achieved by applying Schindelhauer’s positively spool piece in wave form, which reflects the design of the drive belt. It can easily be removed and reinstalled. By applying a continuous screw connecting all components, the original stiff state is restored and it looks as if nothing has ever been changed. No more annoying combinations of transmissions or screw connections affecting your eyesight- only the pure aesthetics of the invisible remain. If it involves a Schindelhauer Bike, this application goes visibly unnoticed. We are very proud of that.
Schindelhauer - aluminium frame
If a bike ought to be equipped with a drive belt, it must have a frame with a stiff tail providing a high strength. Aluminum is ideally suited as material for component design of stiff bicycle frames due to achieving big cross sections at low weight. That’s why Schindelhauer Bikes has carefully chosen this non-ferrous-metal. High-quality 6061 aluminum is used to manufacture all frames. A maximum stiffness is achieved by T6-hot-age hardening every single frame. The Aero-tube set is triple butted and a fine compromise between lightweight design and durability. After welding the tubes by using the TIG welding process, every single weld is polished. The so-called “smooth-welding” does not only make a good visual impression, but also alleviates the stress concentration and improves the fatigue strength of the frame. A Schindelhauer Bike will give you pleasure for a long time- that’s our main objective. The appearance is flawless due to the installed cable pulleys, the integrated headset and seat clamp all within the frame. The forged dropout connects the self-developed SBP- Schindelhauer-Belt-Port as well as the Crocodile clamping system. Now the frame is ready to be fitted with the Gates™- Drive Belt.
Brooks Team Pro Classic - leather saddle
It doesn’t get any more classy than this. For decades, bike-connaisseurs have been appreciating this core leather saddle made in England. Once broken in, you can count on this saddle for a lifetime, even if you took it to the end of the world and back. The Team Pro Classic is regarded as the perfect touring saddle and with its refined design and classic chrome rails it is a perfect match to our Ludwig models.
Schindelhauer - ergo grips
The ergonomic shaped handles provide a direct link to your wheel and make every single ride a pure delight. The big locating surfaces provide a maximum feeling of comfort due to a well balanced pressure distribution. Both handles are securely clamped and kept twist-proof at the handlebar with clamping rings. The brown shining core leather lies comfortable in the hand and reflects the saddle color. In that way design and functionality are perfectly united again.
Schindelhauer - urban pedal
Pedal in style – On our quest for the perfect pedal, we developed the Urban-Pedal. With its flat outline and slip-proof 3M-SafetyWalk tread, a safe stand and ideal force transmission is provided at all times. The light, CNC-shaped pedal is high-end equipped with a CrMo Axle, a sealed bearing and an IGUS plain bearing. Furthermore, it can be combined with our pedal hook set and our pedal straps.
Formula R1 - disc brake system
Pure motorsports braking – The monobloc brake caliper, the radial master cylinder and tool-free adjustment of the brake handle make the Formula R1 a true technical masterpiece. The high polished caliper and handle, combined with a 160mm brake disc on the front and rear wheel, provide maximum brake force while weighing only 270g. The obligatory post mount fitting is not only a sensible technical choice, but also makes for a tidy look.
Shimano Alfine - hollowtech crankset
The Shimano Alfine crankset is excellently suited for applying the drive belt system. For this purpose both the hollow axis and external inner bearings make their contribution towards achieving the essential stiffness that the belt demands. A fixed stop collar enforces a precise belt line, thus ensuring a high durability of the belt. But looks were not neglected here, as the crank sticks out as a visual highlight and further distinguishes the style of the bike.
Frame: Aluminium (AL6061-T6), triple butted aero tubing, forged dropouts with slider belt tensioning system and Schindelhauer - belt port, integrated seat post clamp, smooth welded
Fork: Aluminium fork (tapered), 15mm through-axle, for flat mount disc brakes
Headset: Tange Seiki - integrated, 1 1/8-1.5
Power transmission: Gates Carbon Drive - CDX, front 60T, rear 22T, belt 118T
Gear shift: Rohloff - Speedhub 14-speed internal gear hub
Crankset: Shimano - Alfine Hollowtech II
Bottom bracket: BSA, Shimano - Alfine Hollowtech II
Pedals: Schindelhauer - Urban Pedal, aluminium, CNC machined
Handlebar: Satori - Noirette, aluminium
Saddle: Brooks - B17
Seat post: Schindelhauer
Grips: Schindelhauer - ergo leather grips
Wheels: Schindelhauer - high flange front hub, Rohloff - Speedhub 14-speed internal gear hub, Alexrims - CXD26 rims w/ eyelets, Sapim - Race spokes, 3-cross and 2-cross laced
Brakes: Formula - CURA disc brakes (hydraulic), 160 mm
Tires: Continental - GP Urban Classic 35-622
Weight: 11.3 kg
Mudguards: mudguard mounting possible
Pannier rack: Front- and rear pannier rack mounting possible
Additional features: side stand mounting possible