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