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Greta, Gustav's significant other, is our city all-rounder with woman's specific geometry. With its step-through frame, it’s easy to dismount, and — thanks to the Gates Carbon Belt Drive and every component necessary for city cycling — it’s ultra-low on maintenance too. Indeed Greta leaves nothing to be desired.
Among the highlights are the front rack, which can be loaded up to 15kg along with the VarioStrap system, keeping the load secure. As the rack is mounted onto the frame, even heavier items won’t interfere with the steering. Voluminous tyres make for a comfortable ride, along with the geometry, allowing a more upright riding position. The Schindelhauer trademark is visible: combining functionality with minimalistic design, for example, via an integrated lighting system in the fenders with internal cable routing.
Greta is perfect for riding with a child seat due to its low top tube, making it easier to get on and off the bike. Thanks to the dual bicycle stand the bike will not tilt sideways when loading your child or your baggage. Be it for your commute to work, as a family bike, for shopping, or for longer tours — Greta is fit for all purposes.
As the front rack is attached to the head tube, torsional stiffness was especially important when it came to designing the frame for Greta. We achieved this by adding a large-volume down tube. For increased flexibility when it comes to gear changing options, cables have been attached externally. The forged dropout connects the slider-belt-tensioning-system and our in-house developed SBP (Schindelhauer Belt Port). This means the bike frame is ready to be fitted with the Gates Drive Belt.
A child seat can be easily attached to this model.
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.