The brand new belt-drive Schindelhauer Hektor is equally at home on the track for a criterium race or navigating the urban jungle on the way to work. The Hektor has been revised with cleaner lines and better integration, and it can now be made as a brakeless fixed gear or a freewheeling single-speed bike.
Hektor, now in its third iteration, is a “purebred” belt-drive track bike with simple modern integration and the flexibility to be assembled as either a fixed-gear track bike or a freewheeling single-speed city commuter cycle with rim brakes.
The new Hektor features a set of AL6061-T6 tubes that are aerodynamically designed and are welded together smoothly. It also has a threaded BSA bottom bracket and a characteristic integrated seat post clamp that fits a normal 27.2 seatpost.
Because of its gates, carbon belt drivetrain, and Schindelhauer’s one-of-a-kind split forged horizontal track end dropout, Its teethed crocodile belt tensioning system is the only authentic, pure racing track bike.
To accommodate riders who want to use a rear brake, they have included internal cable routing in the top tube.
Though its design is reminiscent of a fixed gear racer, the Schindelhauer has front and rear brake drilling for increased adaptability in urban environments, dual-pivot Tektro brakes, and room for 28mm of tire clearance.
The Schindelhauer Hektor comes in four stock sizes (S/53-XL/62) and your choice of two colors: graphite black or garnet red. Featuring a rear wheel cutout, the geometry is as “sporty & nimble” as ever, with sharp 73-74° head angles, 74-75° seat angles, a high bottom bracket, and extremely short 378mm chainstays.
Customers can pre-order the new Hektor from Schindelhauer’s website or physical retail locations. Because each bike is made to order, shipments are scheduled to depart fairly immediately. However, this may vary based on the degree of customization chosen. In addition, many stores now have demo bikes available for test rides.
The new Hektor’s fixed gear builds start at 1695€ (for a bike that weighs just 7.4kg), while the single-speed freewheel versions start at 1795€ (for a bike that weighs just 8kg).
Want more context? Check out this video called Schindelhauer – Hektor Review // Fixed-Gear from the FxD BLN YouTube channel.