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Practical, functional and but still with a reduced appearance – Gustav is an allrounder in the urban environment and offers a lot of comfort and features for everyday commuters. One highlight is the integrated front rack. Fixed to the head tube it does not move while steering. Even when loaded heavily the bikes rides smooth and save. Be it a pick nick blanket or a parcel, your load will be fixed tightly with the flexible strap system that Schindelhauer developed for this bike.
Thanks to the new Schindelhauer frame geometry with a longer head tube and shorter stem, Gustav offers a comfortable riding position. Wide tyres help on uneven roads and allow for a relaxed driving experience. Even cobblestones or rough paths will become new favorite short cuts thanks to the comfy large volume tyres. Gustav is optionally fitted with a two-speed SRAM-Automatix hub for automatic shifting or with a 8-speed Shimano Nexus internal geared hub. An elegant lighting system which is discreetly integrated into the Curana fenders completes this Schindelhauer-newbie.
We find it really handy to be able to carry heavy items on our bikes and so decided to design a front rack for Gustav that securely attaches to the frame. The rack doesn’t affect steering as it’s not attached to the handlebars or fork, and Gustav can sail through traffic even with heavier items on board. We’ve equipped it with the innovative VariosStraps strap system, which can be adjusted to adapt to the size and shape of whatever you’re carrying. When not in use, the straps can be tucked away discreetly on the rack.
Neatly integrated into the front mudguard, the CURANA ILU front light practically goes unnoticed when switched off. With an output of 30 lux, the hub-dynamo operated LED headlight easily meets German road traffic regulations. The light even stays on when you’re not pedalling so you can still be seen when stopped at traffic lights.
Sail down the street enjoying only the sound of the tyres on the road and the rushing wind with the smooth, quiet belt drive system you find on all Schindelhauer bikes.
The carbon-fibre reinforced belt drive makes a wonderful alternative to the conventional chain. High-strength carbon fibres mean the belt doesn’t stretch like a traditional chain and drive components need to be replaced much less frequently. As a result, the CDN belt drive lasts at least as long as a conventional chain. The open sprocket design means the innovative drive system doesn’t attract dirt and debris. Multiple tests confirm that the belt drive is as efficient as a traditional chain. The belt drive particularly proves to be a better option over the long term when traditional chains operate much less efficiently due to a build-up of dirt and wear and tear. However, it’s the low-maintenance factor that makes the belt drive really stand out. As the belt is completely lubricant and maintenance-free, the days of rolling your trousers up to avoid oil stains are over.
At Schindelhauer, we’ve developed two options for belt tension: you can opt for either the patented crocodile-belt-tensioning-system or the slider-belt-tensioning-system. We always focus on form as much as on function, so all frames are equipped with patented Schindelhauer Belt Port Technology. All technical components are fully integrated into the design of the bike without affecting the stiffness of the rear triangle.
Depending on your component choices, Gustav comes with a Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub. With a total gear range of 307%, this model is also ideal for long bike rides involving hills and tailwinds. Being low maintenance and ultra-quiet due to the pawl-free design, the Shimano Nexus is also a perfect match for our quiet belt drive heaven. Gears are easily and precisely engaged with the rapid-fire shifter.
Not having to think about gear shifting is a 'luxury' you would only otherwise expect with a single-speed bike. The SRAM Automatix 2-speed hub automatically goes up a gear when you hit around 16 km/h. When you slow down again, it automatically drops a gear. A component that makes your life this easy is a rare find.
The Spyre is a mechanical disc brake manufactured by TRP that does things a little differently. In contrast to regular mechanical disc brakes, the Spyre is a dual-sided mechanical disc brake caliper so both brake pads actuate at the same time. This makes for precise clamping, maximum clearance and even pad wear. The pads can be readjusted tool and hassle free.
Mudguards are a must for this bike and the understated CLite guards by Curana are the best match on the market. Due to the innovative aluminium sandwich design, these mudguards are both slim and stiff at the same time.
All Schindelhauer bikes strive for a pared-back look, even when it comes to the headset. We’ve fully integrated the Tange cartridge bearing, so it accentuates the head tube. Seamless joints around the bicycle fork and stem area lend a flawless finish, creating the impression that the bike is cast from one piece of metal. What’s more, this also protects the bearings from dust and debris.
Frame: Aluminium (AL6061-T6), triple butted aero tubing, forged dropouts with slider-belt-tensioning-system and Schindelhauer belt port, points for frame mounted front rack, smooth welded
Fork: Curved aluminium fork for disc brake mount
Headset: Tange Seiki - integrated, 1 1/8
Power transmission: Gates Carbon Drive - CDN, front 46T, rear 24T, belt 115T
Gear shift: SRAM Automatix 2-speed / Shimano - Nexus 8-speed
Crank set: Gates Carbon Drive - S150
Bottom bracket: THUN - Zumba
Pedals: VP - Nylon, with grip tape
Handlebar: Schindelhauer - Jane, Aluminium
Seat post: Schindelhauer
Wheels: Shimano - DH-T4050 hub dynamo, SRAM - Automatix 2-speed / Shimano Nexus 8-speed, Alexrims - DP23 27,5“ rims, SAPIM spokes, 3-cross and 2-cross laced
Brakes: Tektro - Spyre disc brake (mechanical) 160 mm, Tektro - FL750
Tyres: WTB - Horizon 47 - 584, with reflex stripes
Weight: 13.8 kg
Mudguards: Curana - C-Lite
Pannier rack: Schindelhauer - steel, frame mounted, with VarioStraps
Lighting: Curana - ILU 30 Lux front und ILU Jr. Rear
Additional features: Pletscher Twin stand, Mounting of bottle cage or lock onto the frame is possible! Attaching a child seat onto the seat post is possible!Installing a bicycle trailer onto the rear axle is possible but will require a hub hitch adapter. Please consult the trailer manufacturer or dealer for further information.