We’ve covered the clean and simple lines of Schindelhauer bikes from the Berlin Bike Show and Eurobike over the past few years, but just spotted a new simple version of their ThinBike which aims to make city bike life just a bit easier to deal with. Working with full size wheels (mostly), their signature aluminum frame and fork, and a couple of folding components, the ThinBike delivers a compact and affordable way to get around town, and a bike that can easily be stashed out of the way at home or in the office. Come across the fold for the details…
The ThinBike uses a quickly folding stem and pedals to cut the space required to stash the full-sized bike in half. Then the bike can be kept in a hallway or even behind your desk at work without worrying about constantly snagging the bar or pedal every time you walk past.
The ThinBike gets slightly smaller than the norm 24″ wheels for quick urban handling, but still keeps good roll-over for rough city streets. Plus there are plenty of good 24″ tires available, including the 40mm Schwalbe Kojak slicks that come with the bike. Braking is handled by a Tektro Lyra disc up front and a coaster brake out back.
Like many Schindelhauer bikes, the ThinBike employs a Gates belt drive and SRAM Automatix two speed hub for maintenance-free operation. That also means that it uses Schindelhauer’s standard singlespeed and belt -friendly split horizontal fork ends (dropouts) with stainless faces and built-in tensioning adjustment. The ThinBike also features a taillight integrated into the seatpost and a bell integrated into the left brake lever’s bar clamp.
The ThinBike comes in one-size-fits-all in either white or black complete bikes. The carryover 2015 model is in limited stock in black now for just 1200€. The new 2016 models will be available from March 1 for 1300€, and are mostly the same spec, but with slightly smaller gearing and a more durable wheelset.