The third generation of the Hektor model was introduced by Schindelhauer today. Known as the only “thoroughbred” track bike with Gates Carbon Drive, Schindelhauer now also places Hektor as a racing machine for everyday urban use. Riders who want special sportiness, agility and the iconic design language of the racetrack are optimally met with the new model generation.
For the first time, Hektor is available in two versions and as a complete bike: either as a classic fixed setup, or alternatively with an everyday-friendly brake system and freewheel. For high stiffness and the best possible handling, the new frame is based on a triple-butted aero tubeset and an embedded internal cable routing in the top tube. The very unobtrusive integration does not disturb the critical eye of purists, but is optionally on board as an equipment feature.
Outstanding driving dynamics
First presented in 2014 at the Berlin Bike Show, Hektor is characterised by an aggressive geometry, the track bike-typical installation width and the high bottom bracket for maximum lean in corners (Crit-Lean). For Hektor, velodrome and criterium are parade disciplines. The outstanding riding dynamics are highly appreciated by Team Schindelhauer Gates – especially thanks to the high stiffness of the frame, the direct power transmission and the perfectly tuned toothed belt drive. Accordingly, the team riders with Hektor can often be found on the podium of international races: e.g. Rad Race Last Woman Standing, German Fixed Crit Series and Montecatini Terme – Italian Fixed Cup as well as many other top 10 placements, e.g. at the Red Hook Crit Brooklyn.
Equipment and individual configuration according to customer requests
Both versions (fixed/free-wheel) of Hektor are available in graphite black and garnet red. Frame sizes S (53), M (56), L (59) and XL (62) are available. Schindelhauer Urban pedals and matching pedal straps are optionally available. Just like the custom models Ludwig XIV and Wilhelm, Schindelhauer also builds Hektor specifically according to the needs of the customer, e.g. for add-on parts, light components or the drive ratio.
Availability and prices
Hektor can be ordered in the online shop or from Schindelhauer dealers. Delivery will take place immediately — the exact time depends on the respective desired configuration. As dealers have already received the first deliveries, potential buyers can now also arrange test drives. In each of the standard versions, Hektor is available as a fixed version for 1,695 euros, while the freewheel version comes to 1,795 euros.