Expansion of our FatBike portfolio!Fri, 02 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
After we already presented our 1x FB557-FatBike cranks, we now follow up with the 2X Versions! The cranks are available for RDS (Rear-Dropout-Spacing) 170/177 and 190/197 together with a wide range of chainring-combinations (34/20 – 36/22 – 38/24 – 40/26). Weight starts at 595g (Setting: FB557 170/177 – 34/20 without Bearing-Kit!) Like the other B.O.R Germany cranks they are equipped with our “Smart Spindle System” and “Smart Drivetrain Concept” which gives you the highest possible flexibility concerning the bottom bracket and used drivetrain!
Hardworking Christmas-dwarfs!Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
Just ahead of Christmas our dwarfs in the workshop have a lot of work, to get everything ready in time. Newly finished is the 2015er crank equipment for the BadBikers from Wernigerode. Since they trust in our parts for years now, we are excited to send them our new XM557 cranks for the upcoming 2015er season. We want to say thank you for the good cooperation and are looking forward to a wonderful and successful year 2015. In this sense: Merry Christmas everyone!
The B.O.R – ONE Chain rings!Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
As first European manufacturer B.O.R Germany offers now in addition to SRAM all chain rings for X01 with BCD76, BCD94 and BCD104. Our ONE chain rings for 1×10 and 1×11 are having a large/closed design and are still much lighter than regular X01 rings. They are also equipped with the modified “Smooth Narrow Wide”-teeth design in order to avoid any possibility of „Chain-Suck“! The rings do also have the “Double Surface Treatment” which we already presented on our TWO-Triathlon rings some weeks ago to offer a longer durability!
More info and technical details HERE
Technology: „Smart Spindle System“Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB & ROAD
A lot of people frequently asking us, what is the „Smart Spindle System“ and what advantages do it have? Here is the answer:
It is the first fully compatible bottom bracket and crank concept, which aims at being compatible for a maximum number of bottom bracket environments. Developed in 2010 in cooperation with Tune, the “Smart Spindle System” was designed for cranks with 30 mm spindle and secures the installation of our crank platform in virtually any bottom bracket shell except Trek BB90. 4 different bearing cups, 3 different spacer rings and two bearings are enough for the whole concept to compose the different bearing-kits. Though, the “Smart Spindle System” tries to clean up the mess, “created” by too many “creatives” and it gives at least some guidance. And the best thing about it: When you change the frame you can take your crank and just need to adjust the bearing-kit according to your bottom bracket shell in the new frame!
A detailed description and a list of all available “bearing-kits” is available on our website on all crank-sites among other technical details under the Tab – Bearing Kits:”Smart Spindle System” -.
Factory Outlet – UpdateWed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
Just in time for Christmas-shopping we updated our Factory Outlet. New XM557-crank arms with spiders or discontinued colors from last year are available now. Also wheelsets, rims and more discounted products are waiting on:
Bike24 – Aktion zum 2015er-Produktstart!Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB & ROAD
Bike24, one of our big online partners just launched a 20% campaign for the start of our 2015er product range! On Tubeless and Rims you will even get 30%. The campaign is going on until 05.12.2014. Go take a look in there, because you shouldn’t miss a present for your bike under the tree!
Triathlon BCD130 – 53T + 54TMon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - ROAD
For all Triathletes among you we do have good news! We have TimeTrial-chainrings for you in BCD 130 (53T/54T) for 2×10/2×11 ROAD TT in our portfolio now. They are manufactured from 7075 alloy with a closed surface and our “DoubleSurfaceTreatment”. That means they are especially hardened, hard-anodized and equipped with the double amount of climbing pins and ramps than other rings. So everything can run smoothly on the bike beside the running and swimming!
Team Ride All Adventures – Race around Austria!Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB & ROAD
After the team won the „Race Around Austria 2014” with a new record and 15min ahead in August. Here is a video which shows the motivation of Felix Schneider, Gerald Staber, Wolfgang Hofmann and Peter Fröhlich (riding our B.O.R cranks).
Swedish CycloCross Champion 2014(Masters1) - Jens WestergrenMon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
Jens Westergren just won the Swedish National CycloCorss Championship (Masters1) on last Saturday. After his debut in Lorsch a week ago everything worked out fine in Gothenburg and he got the gold medal on his B.O.R wheelset. We congratulate to that achievement and wish him all the best for the future! Grattis Jens!
Cyclo-Cross European Championships – Lorsch/GermanyWed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
Last weekend the European Championship in Cyclo-Cross took place in Lorsch/Germany. The multiple Swedish champion, Jens Westergren (Masters1), changed all his wheelsets to B.O.R-BlackTusk and had his premiere in Lorsch. After the first real test during a race we are happy that he is feeling good with his decision and is satisfied with the quality! We are looking forward to a good cooperation and wish him all the best for the upcoming races!
New chainrings BCD94 and BCD104Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
Today the first samples of our new production “ONE” chainrings got ready. We are really excited and can’t wait to get the first batch ready. Expected to be available from 01.12.2014!
The supplier of the German MTB Marathon Champion!Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
The measure of all things for us in development and production is always what pro’s, teams and ambitious bikers want from us or what they are going to do with our parts.
We are very proud that among those bikers there is also the German MTB Marathon Champion 2013 & 2014, Silke Schmidt. We marked the B.O.R parts she is using (wheel sets, crank) on our website!
We want to take this opportunity to say thank you for the trust in us and our parts and are looking forward to welcome new riders in the B.O.R family!
For the upcoming season we still take applications from organized Teams with Team-Manager and own technical support for a Co-Sponsoring. If you fulfill the requirements and are interested, please send an application to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
With this in mind: Have a nice weekend!
The madness is over!Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
Crocodiles, 45°C in the shade, drinking 10 liters of water every day, dust & dirt, bush fires, loneliness, riped off derailleurs, broken frames, crashes, meat, potatoes and noodles: The report on ZDF (Europe’s largest, public broadcast cooperation) pictures details of what has been experienced by participators Alexander Geelhaar and Thomas Begert (Team Redhead) at the Crocodile Trophy 2014! Both have survived this ordeal. As well as their B.O.R wheels and B.O.R cranks! We want to congratulate on that achievement!
Conclusion T. Begert: “You have to do the Crocodile Trophy at least once, and at least once you have to finish it!”
Conclusion A. Geelhaar: “Kangaroo meat tastes better than Chicken!”
(Copyright Photo: Kenneth Lorentsen – Croc Class of 2014 – the finishers of the 20th Crocodile Trophy.)
Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek 2014 – #1 Jana Zieschank/Max FriedrichMon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
The mixed-duo with the German National MTB Marathon Champion 2013 (Masters1) and Vice-Champion 2014 (Masters1), Max Friedrich (Team Firebike Drössiger) and the Champion of the Trans Zollernalb 2014, Jana Zieschank (toMotion Racing by black tusk) were able to bring the overall victory to Germany! On this South African MTB stage race classic, the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek 2014, were 7 stages to go with together 550km. On our B.O.R wheelsets against 250 other 2er- Teams they pushed their limits. For this good team who already ranked #5 at the Transalp 2014, the title defence for next year is already marked in their calendars! And maybe they will be in South Africa even earlier in March, when the big brother of the South African stage races is calling (“Cape Epic”)! We want to congratulate to that success and wish all the best for the future!
Crocodile Trophy 2014 – Stop petting the animals!Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Boy, put the Croc away and get on the damn bike! The same procedure as every year! The Crocodile Trophy 2014 is on! Alexander Geelhaar and Thomas Begert from Team RedHeads are riding the 770km through Australia this year. Today they are still cozying up with the Australian animals, but from tomorrow they should be careful! We are excited that our wheelsets, cranks, powermeter, chainrings and rims are on the trophy again and wish both riders all the best and lot of fun on their journey through the outback! Be careful and come back home healthy!
New rider for 2015 season with B.O.R!Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Jens Westergren, Sweden.
2nd Swedish Elite National Cyclocross Championship 2012
3rd Swedish Elite National Cyclocross Championship 2011
2nd Swedish Elite National Cyclocross Championship 2010
1st Swedish Elite National Cyclocross Championship 2009
1st Swedish Elite National Cyclocross Championship 2008
Former Swedish MTB Marathon Champion
Former Swedish U-23 XC Champion
Wheelset: B.O.R Germany XMD309Tubular-29er
BMC Rookies – A successful MTB-season is ending!Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
For the boys and girls of the BMC Rookies Team is a successful MTB-season ending now. With a lot of podium rankings and medals they are ending their season 2014. Among the successes of this year there were e.g. #1 – Tim Wollenberg, #3 – Lars Hemmerlin, Josefine Kornmann at the Overall ranking of the junior Bundesliga U-15. Also they got a gold medal (Tim Wollenberg) and silver medal (Josefine Kornmann) at the German Junior Mountainbike Championship! And despite a injury lay-off for the past weeks, Noah Rupp is looking forward to the upcoming start of the Cross-season! We want to say thank you and congratulate to that wonderful season and are looking forward to a good cooperation next year!
10th Hero MTB Himalaya 2014 (India) – B.O.R at the top of the world!Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
World’s 3rd toughest MTB race! Total elevation gain: 12,000m, Highest Altitude: 3250m, Distance: approx 500km, Riding Days: 6, Women Solo Champion: Sónia Lopes (Portugal), Used wheelset: B.O.R Germany – 1266XM BlackTusk-29er!
“MTB Himalayas was a life-changing experience, the hard part was leaving with the notion that maybe I’ll never come back again, but that’s racing!”(Sónia Lopes) – We can truly imagine! Congratulation to that wonderful success and keep it up Sónia!
We send our cranks to the desert!Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
At the moment a delivery of the new FB557 FatBike cranks is getting ready to be shipped to the Namib Desert in Namibia. The multiple Olympia-participant, Cape Epic-winner, TransAlp-champion: Mr.African – Mannie Heymans runs “MANNIE’S BIKE MECCA“ in Windhoek. THE address for MTB-equipment in Namibia. We are glad that also B.O.R Rims, hubs, cranks and chainrings are available for bikers there too! Looking forward to the first pictures of our new FatBike cranks in that sandy-environment. Let it rock!
Jana Zieschank – Trans Zollernalb winner!Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Last weekend Jana Zieschank of the MTB-Team toMotion Racing by Black Tusk from Lindau won the 3-stages-race Trans Zollernalb. Despite a drop in the first stage, the result of 2 stage wins, a second place and the overall win in the woman rating, are pretty good! Just one week after she won the Schwarzwald Bike Marathon on the long distance, that was the perfect preparation for the Cape Pioneer in South Africa! We want to congratulate to that successes and are wishing all the best for South Africa!
The new cranks are FAT!Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
After we produced as first European crank-manufacturer our first FatBike models in 2013, we are now presenting the new B.O.R FatBike-cranks! The new models with RDS 170/177 and 190/197 are based on the XM557 and are much lighter than the first model! Thanks to the “SmartDriveTrain” our “Basic-Versions” of the FB557-170/177 and FB557-190/197 can easily be equipped with a 1X-, X0-Drive-Unit and SRM-Powermeter! So we are having the world’s first FatBike crank with powermetering! The weight starts from 555g for the FB557-170/177 1X-32T (without Bearing-Kit)! As 2X X0 Version the crank starts from 590g. And the best: The 1X-version is available now! (2X X0 will follow next week!)
Silke Schmidt – German Marathon Champion 2014!Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
She did it again! Silke Schmidt, National Marathon Champion 2013, was able to win again the German Marathon Champion title in St. Ingbert on Sunday! After #2 at the Transalp in the mixed category she won the National Marathon Championship with an extraordinary lead of 19 minutes! Like last year she was riding a B.O.R wheelset and a B.O.R crank. We want to congratulate her to that brilliant achievement and are proud that she is trusting in our components! Keep it up Silke!
Addition to our chainring family!Sat, 06 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Our 104/64 29er-Chainrings and 120/80 XX-Chainrings got some new combinations! The ultra-light, CNC-machined chainrings are now also available in 34T/24T for BCD 104/64. From October we will also have a “bigger” version with 40T/26T! For BCD 120/80 we have 36T/24T new in our portfolio. Our chainrings do have twice the regular amount of climbing pins and ramps and are finished with a special Surface Treatment (DoubleSurfaceTreatment)! Not only compatible for B.O.R Germany cranks, but also perfect as tuning-upgrade on other cranks!
Our XM557 also available with SRM Powermeter!Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Thanks to the “Smart Drive-Train Concept” our XM557-crank platform can be easily extended with a Powermeter! With the Plug&Play-Method you can equip the platform beside the usual settings also with a Powermeter integrated in a Spider like SRM. That SRM Powermeter is available for our cranks in 1×11 BCD104, 2×10 BCD120/80, 3×10 BCD104/64.
Peter Fröhlich – New course record at the toughest long-distance race of Europe with his 4er-Team!Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB & ROAD
The Team “Ride All Adventures” from Lower Austria with Felix Schneider, Gerald Staber, Wolfgang Hofmann and Peter Fröhlich won with a new course record the “Race Around Austria 2014” with 2Days, 17Hours and 43Minutes with a lead of 15Minutes. With bad conditions like heavy rain, coldness and strong winds, the teams started from St. Georgen/Attergau a race around Austria. As close as possible at the border for 2200km and over 30 000 meters elevation gain. After Peter Fröhlich has driven the Crocodile Trophy/Australia with our MTB-crank together with a Powermeter last year, he used our ROAD-crank together with a SRM-Powermeter for this tough race! We want to congratulate him and the whole team on that extraordinary achievement and wonderful success!
Our new MTB XM557-Plattform!Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
As the successor of our XC666 we want to present you our new 2015 B.O.R Germany XM557-Platform! Due to a modified design and weight savings this platform unveils unknown possibilities! You can build up your crank from the “XM557 Basic” with all possible B.O.R crank variations. This makes our new crank the most compatible crank-system on the market right now. Our XM557 Basic starts with 460gr. for 2 arms, axle and all small parts. And thanks to the SmartSpindleSystem the XM557 fits into currently 11 different bottom bracket shells!
Check it out:
Felix Ritzinger (AT) – YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES 2014/Nanjing - ChinaMon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Felix Ritzinger is now packing his stuff for China! From 16.08.2014-28.08.2014 he will take part at the YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES 2014 in NANJING/China! With 20 won Austrian championship titles in his bag, he will meet there other young talented bikers from all over the world! We wish him all the best and a wonderful time in China!
An ordinary Friday at B.O.R!Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
How does an ordinary Friday looks like in our company?
You’ll find the answer in the photo album on Facebook. Have a nice weekend!
Transalp 2014 – Silver for Schmidt/Schwindling!Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
This years’ mega event in the Alps is over after the last stage on Saturday. 587,06km and 19.147hm elevation lift is the end result of 7 stages. For Silke Schmit and Sascha Schwindling from Herzlichst Zypern 1 it was 1 x rank #3, 5 x rank #2 and one stage win! In the end it is #2 and the silver medal in the mixed-category of the Transalp 2014! Jana Zieschank and Max Friedrich from toMotion Racing by black tusk finished the event with rank #5! We want to congratulate both teams for their results! A really good performance!
(Picture by Annie Huwig)
ONE x ELEVEN 76BCD – The XX1 chainrings!Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
With a little delay we want to present you the new XX1-chainrings with 76BCD according to the Narrow/Wid concepte! The “Made in Germany” chainrings are CNC-machined made of alloy with a special DoubleSurfaceTreatment. Surface hardening by glass bead blasting and additional hard-anodizing with the double of the usual thickness (70?), are making the chainrings extremely durable! From Monday the first batches are leaving our warehouse with 32T, 34T, 36T and 38T. They are not only compatible with B.O.R Germany XX1-spiders but also with SRAM- and Cannondale-76BCD solutions. Keep your eyes open: From next week on available at your dealer of choice!
Transalp update after stage 5!Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Today the riders were going 67,42km with an altitude lift of 2785hm from Sarntal to Kaltern. After stage 5 of the Transalp, Silke Schmidt/Sascha Schwindling from Team Herzlichst Zypern 1 are still #2 in the ranking with an advantage of approx 50min to #3 (Team Mountain Heroes). Jana Zieschank/Max Friedrich from toMotion Racing by black tusk can start today’s regeneration with #5 in the ranking. We wish all the best for the last two upcoming stages and get well soon Silke!
Craft BIKE Transalp 2014 – Two of the #5 mixed Teams with B.O.R wheel sets!Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Yesterday the 17th Transalp started from Oberammergau in 7 Stages to Riva del Garda across the Alps. Two of the top #5 mixed teams are riding our B.O.R Germany wheel sets! For Silke Schmidt/Sascha Schwindling from Herzlichst Zypern 1 the Transalp started with #2 at the first stage and #3 at todays stage from Imst to Nauders! That gives them #2 after the second day in the ranking! Jana Zieschank/Max Friedrich from toMotion Racing by Black Tusk are ranked #5 at the moment, after #5 yesterday and #4 today! We are crossing fingers and wish the riders a relaxed evening and all the best for the upcoming stages!
More B.O.R is almost impossible on a bike...Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Our friends from VPACE Bikes have done a great job here! A XL29er bike setup with nice parts and a weight of 9kg.
Albstadt-LBS-Bike Marathon 2014 – #1 Silke Schmidt!Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
The current German Marathon Champion, Silke Schmidt, was able to give proof of her skills last weekend. She ranked #1 at the Albstadt-LBS-Bike Marathon 2014. For Silke it was the last race before the Transalp is starting next weekend! We cross fingers and wish a safe and successful crossing of the Alps!
XC666 – Limited edition if Germany will win the Football World Championship!Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
If Germany will get the fourth star in Brasil tonight it will be a big success. To celebrate that, we will produce a limited edition of 11x – XC666 cranks with the German national flag on it. This edition will only be available directly from us with a 50% champions discount on the RRP. Only the first 11 people who sent a mail to email@example.com after the game is finished (German local time) will get the chance to buy one of those cranks (first come, first serve). Of course the cranks are not produced yet. Printing and engraving will take about 2-3 weeks production time. ATTENTION: Only orders after the end of the game will be counted! No pre-orders accepted! All the details and possible crank-setups will be sent to the 11 happy people. There is a limitation of 1 crank/customer! Anyway: Keep the fingers crossed and have a nice evening!
New Ultimate – EVO Carbon-Seat PostsFri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
For all who don’t know it: The very light New Ultimate EVO Carbon-Seat Posts, which are produced with the UD technique, are available in glossy and matt. You can choose from three diameters (27,2mm, 30,9m, 31,6mm) and two lengths (350mm, 410mm). The weight of the products ranges from 114-124gr for the short and from 128-138gr for the long 410mm version. Compared to the old New Ultimate Carbon Seat Posts there was a lot work done in design and weight optimization! The rider weight limit of 90kg hasn’t changed for those products. With this in mind – Have a nice weekend and take things easy!
BMC Rookies – And another German Champion!Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Another gold medal – Another Tim. The young bikers of the BMC Rookies Team had a very successful weekend in Hausach too! Tim Wollenberg won the gold medal with a commanding lead of almost one minute and is now German Champion (U-15)! For Tim as the current leader of the “MTB Nachwuchs-Bundesliga” it is one of his biggest achievements in his young and very successful career. Josefin Kornmann reached #2 at the Girls-U-15 race and is happy about the silver medal and vice title! We congratulate the Rookies to that successful weekend and wish also all the best for the rest of the season!
MHW Cube new German Champion!Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
The MHW Cube Racing Team, which we do supply with wheelsets as a co-sponsor, is representing the new German Champion (U17)! Tim Feinauer was able to win the gold medal at the German Junior Mountainbike Championship in Hausach last weekend! His teammate Silas Graf finished #4 in that exciting race. In the U-23 race, Louis Wolf (#4), Philipp Bertsch (#7) and Sven Strähle (#8) also from the MHW Cube Racing Team finished in the #10! We want to congratulate to that successes and wish all the best for the rest of the season!
The loved ones of our customers!Sun, 06 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
We would like to present you two bikes of our customers. A beautiful Storck 29er bike with B.O.R Germany XC666 crank and wheel set from a happy customer. And a NewUltimate Warp Alloy frame with XC666 crank, B.O.R Germany wheel set and NewUltimate parts which is almost finished yet. So get your loved ones and enjoy a beautiful Sunday!
Factory Outlet – Crank BlowOutThu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
We need space for our new productions. Therefore we put some 2014er XC666 cranks with “old” 2013er spider into our Factory Outlet. The stock is very limited for that price. So have a look and maybe your new crank is among those!