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Schindelhauer Hektor belt-drive track bike updated as crit racer fixie or urban single speed

Schindelhauer Hektor Gates belt-drive urban fixie singlespeed commuter bike, fixie wheelie
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An all-new belt-drive Schindelhauer Hektor is ready to hit the streets, either as a criterium race-ready track bike, or an urban jungle-tackling fixie commuter bike.  Now upgraded with cleaner lines and improved integration, Hektor can be built & customized as either a brakeless fixed gear or a freewheeling singlespeed with large clearance dual-pivot rim brakes.

Schindelhauer Hektor belt-drive fixie

Schindelhauer Hektor Gates belt-drive urban fixie singlespeed commuter bike, fixie complete
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We first spotted Hektor all the way back when it debuted in 2014, and have seen it evolve a bit from a shiny urban fixie track bike to the criterium race bike it always wanted to be.

Schindelhauer Hektor Gates belt-drive urban fixie singlespeed commuter bike, flip-flop hub

Now in its third generation, Hektor brings those two extremes back together as a ‘purebred’ belt-drive track bike with everyday modern integration, and the option to build it up either as a fixed-gear track bike OR a freewheel single-speed city commuter bike with rim brakes.

Tech details

Schindelhauer Hektor Gates belt-drive urban fixie singlespeed commuter bike, fixie angled

The new Hektor starts with a stiff smooth-welded triple-butted aero-shaped set of AL6061-T6 tubes, with a threaded BSA bottom bracket, and signature integrated seatpost clamp for a standard 27.2 post.

Schindelhauer Hektor Gates belt-drive urban fixie singlespeed commuter bike, crocodile track ends horizontal dropout

It features Schindelhauer’s uniquely split forged horizontal track ends dropout and toothed crocodile belt tensioning system, which allows it to be the only true pure racing track bike with a Gates Carbon belt drivetrain.

Schindelhauer Hektor Gates belt-drive urban fixie singlespeed commuter bike, rim brake detail

It also now adds internal cable routing in the toptube for riders to run a rear brake, and a 1.5″ tapered headtube for a smooth transition to the all-new straight, tapered-leg full monocoque carbon fork. It may be a fixed gear race bike at heart, but Schindelhauer includes front & rear brake drilling for city riding versatility, and dual-pivot Tektro brakes with 28mm tire clearance.

Schindelhauer Hektor Gates belt-drive urban fixie singlespeed commuter bike, geometry

The forward-sloping Schindelhauer Hektor is available in four stock sizes (S/53-XL/62), in either Graphite black or Garnet red. Geometry is as “sporty & agile” as ever, with steep 73-74° head angles, 74-75° seat angles, high bottom bracket, and super short 378mm chainstays thanks to a rear wheel cutout.

Schindelhauer Hektor – Pricing, options & availability

Schindelhauer Hektor belt-drive urban fixie urban fixed gear commuter bike
Schindelhauer Hektor fixed gear

The new Hektor is available now to order direct-to-consumer online or through brick-and-mortar Schindelhauer dealers. Deliveries are set to ship out almost immediately, depending on customization options since each bike is built-to-order. And there are already demo bikes to test ride in bike shops now.

Schindelhauer Hektor belt-drive urban singlespeed commuter bike
Schindelhauer Hektor singlespeed

Standard fixed gear builds (7.4kg) of the new Hektor start at 1695€, while the singlespeed freewheel bikes (8.0kg) start at 1795€.

Schindelhauer Hektor Gates belt-drive urban fixie singlespeed commuter bike, fixie tricks

Bikes are in stock today, but Schindelhauer warns that supplies are limited and restocking will likely be delayed by ongoing supply shortages, so act fast if you need a new fixie or urban single-speed.

SchindelhauerBikes.com

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Pao
Pao
11 months ago

You had me until the 28c max tire clearance. The bike would be a ton of fun if you could run up to 50c tires on it.

Jay
Jay
11 months ago
Reply to  Pao

But then it wouldn’t be a track bike or fixed gear crit bike.

Astro_Kraken
Astro_Kraken
11 months ago

What year is this post from?

Galen Kehler
Galen Kehler
11 months ago

Slow speed geometry with a max gear of 70×19, lol good luck racing track on this one.
It’s a fine city bike, that low trail nimbleness will be great at dodging pedestrians on the bike path, and the low gear is fine for stop and go.
But this has nothing to do with track racing.

Dwayne
Dwayne
11 months ago
Reply to  Galen Kehler

Just a heads up, Gates Carbon systems are measured differently than traditional chain set-ups. Gates has an excel chart that offers comparisons to traditional chain set-ups to help people dial in gear ratios.

If someone were to select a 70×19 Gates system that would end up being just over 99 gear inches. Assuming the rider is strong enough to push and stay on top of a ratio that high, I think 99 inches could do very well in the velodrome.

The Hektor was always their racing frame. It has some pretty good results in the Street Fixed Crit Race scene. I don’t know how they do on the track though.

I own the slightly less aggressive Viktor which came drilled for brakes and the ability to switch between fixed and single speed by flipping the wheel. The best of both worlds came standard. It’s interesting to see that the Hektor now has the option of choosing between Fixed, and a double braked free wheel.

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