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!
B.O.R Germany – DealerWed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB & ROAD
We received more and more E-Mails with the question where our products are available to buy. To answer that question we decided to put a list of our dealers on our website. So from now on it will be much easier for you to find a dealer in your area! You can find the list on our website under the topic “Sales”. Take a look and visit your bike dealer of trust. There are waiting a lot of nice products for a new home!
Team STEIN-Bikes – #1 at „HEAVY24“Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
We want to congratulate Team STEIN-Bikes – 8er-Male-Team to their #1 at the “HEAVY24” race in Chemnitz/Germany last weekend. It is the biggest 24H-race of the eastern states of Germany! The team was always represented on the podium at this race for the past years and was now able to defend their #1 from last year! We are sure it wasn’t the last time and are looking forward to the upcoming races!
Bad Bikers – #3 at 40km race (Malevil Cup/CZH)Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Even though almost everybody is watching the football world championship at the moment, there are also other interesting events taking place. Last weekend three members of the Bad Biker Team went to Jablone/CZH to participate at the Malevil Cup. This event is part of the UCI Mountainbike Marathon Series and therefore equipped with good riders. Patrick Scholze of the Bad Biker Team started on Saturday at the 40km race from the front and was able to achieve #3 in the end! In his age class he even ranked #1! We want to congratulate him to that fantastic result and wish him all the best for the future! And for all people who want to see something else than football between 4.7. – 6.7.2014: The Bad Bikers are having their own event coming up! www.endurothon.de – If you are nearby, take a look and have a great time!
Straight out of production – ONExELEVEN 76BCDMon, 16 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
A snapshot of our new B.O.R Germany ONExELEVEN 76BCD chainring blanks. Those came in today and are now going further for surface treatment and engraving. Shipping will start next week! On the picture you can see 32T, 34T, 36T and 38T. 30T will follow soon!
Our favorite customers!Mon, 26 May 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
They enjoy quality products and are serious about their skin care. We can help out with the products, but the skin care program has to be done on own initiative. Face mask tutorial: The best way to enjoy a face mask on your bike, are in combination with 80% humidity and the right choose of tracks! We can recommend the Hegau-Marathon/Germany or Albstadt/Germany. We hope you had a successful weekend and wish a good start in the week! Thanks to Redheads TEAM for the nice wellness-pictures!
Andreas „Besi“ Beseler – „Hallo Hessen“Thu, 15 May 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB & ROAD
Last Thursday there was again a nice report about Andreas “Besi” Beseler (Rad-statt-Rollstuhl.de) in German-TV. He was guest at the show “Hallo Hessen” which was broadcasted by hr-Fernsehen. The next tour starting in June will bring “Besi & Friends” from Jügesheim (near Frankfurt am Main) to Barcelona (Spain). Keep it going Andreas!
If you missed the report or want to have a look check out the following link (Please note: It is available only in German!)
Hier gehts zum Bericht!
Rothaus Hegau Bike Marathon 2014Tue, 13 May 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
We want to congratulate Silke Schmidt to #3 at the “Rothaus Hegau Bike Marathon” in Singen/Germany last weekend. As a part of the UCI Marathon Worldseries there was a strong presence of international competition. Silke was present in the top field all over the race, despite her training deficit! In the end she got the bronze medal with 1:07min to #2. We are already excited about the next races and medals!
Stevens MTB Racing TeamThu, 08 May 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Since this season the official factory team of STEVENS Bikes is using our B.O.R Germany wheelsets. We are really excited to welcome the team consisting of VERONIKA BRÜCHLE (Woman U23), MAX HOLZ (Men Elite), JEFFREY ANDRIS (Men Elite) and TIMO MODOSCH (Men Elite) and are looking forward to a successful season. The first big performance test is coming up next weekend: German Sprint Championship in Saalhausen. We cross fingers for Veronika Brüchle (title holder of 2013) in the duel of generations against Sabine Spitz! We wish the team all the best for the future and the next races!
Team Torrado Bikes – PortugalThu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
After a fantastic 2013 season with 13 races, +3000km, 7 x podiums und 4 x winners, we are really excited to continue the cooperation with the Team Torrado Bikes from Portugal. They are using our B.O.R Germany 1266XM-BlackTusk 29er wheelsets and B.O.R Germany Chainrings. Mid April the Team was able to win the first big XCR race of the 2014 season: “6H OAKLEY Urban Race FARO 2014”. Rui Marreiros and Luis Filipe Araujo won in the 6H-Double category of this event! A very fast 3,7km circuit through downtown and the historical part of Faro with over 250 racers. The next challenge will be at 31 May and 1ts of June for the “24H Algarve Stadium MTB Race” in Faro, where the team has won the 1st place in 2012 & 2013 editions. We wish them all the best for the future and the next races!
Have you met… ?!Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Allow me to introduce: „Paolo“. He is a sturdy fellow (race setup) with 9kg and a preference for lightweight parts. “Paolo” is the constant companion of the German MTB-Marathon Champion 2013 – Silke Schmidt. Due to an optimization with B.O.R Germany and NewUltimate components he lost 980gr of its original weight! Have a close look. Because during races you’ll see him usually just from the back… We wish you all a nice and successful weekend!
2014er LockringTue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
With a little delay the Easter bunny arrived at our office too. Instead of coloured eggs we are now well supplied with the new 2014 Lockring. After a little weight-optimization we are now having a weight of only 4,1g. The old Lockring had compared to that a weight of 6,4g. So let’s see where we can get rid of some more weight next…
Easter is almost here.Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB & ROAD
Easter is almost here. If you are looking for inspiration or an option for colouring eggs: Have you thought about your bike?:D Here is a nice work from VPACE Bikes with our B.O.R Germany R688 road-crank in red with a Power2Max-Powermeter. Have a nice and inspiring sunday!
0,8 Gramm Locktite and a few more parts...Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
How you plumb yourself light 29er crankset out of 0,8 grams of locktite, a few screws and a few other ingredients:
(Jamie Oliver style)
1. Choose ingredients ; 2. Check weight (582,3 grams) ; 3. Stir well! ; 4. Check weight again: Exactly 0,8 grams more (Some saliva, sweat, Locktite … and probably a ripped of fingernail)
Well, READY is the new 2014 XC666-29er! Fits every hole … , sorry bottom bracket! (From July onwards starting at 565 grams!)
From training directly to the podium!Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Last weekend the Austrian rider, Felix Ritzinger, was able to ride directly on #2 at his first race of the season (“Kamptal Klassik Trophy” in Langenlois/Austria). With perfect spring conditions on that race day, only Jan Rajchart (Czech Republic) was faster than him (24sec). Despite his somewhat less than perfect preparation due to an injury and a cold, it was a good start into the new season! Almost 2 minutes ahead of #3 on the first race of the season is a good proof of what can be expected this season. For the upcoming weekend and the first race of the “Junior World Series” in Nals/Italy, we wish him all the best and keep the finger crossed!
Team toMotion Racing by black tuskSat, 29 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
The team-claim for 2014 is “back to the roots”. The former team “Black Tusk Racing by toMotion” changed the name to “toMotion Racing by black tusk” due to a new strategic focus. Just the same the name giver of our 1266XM Black Tusk – wheelset got big plans for this season! We are really excited to be part of it again this year. Beside our wheelsets some of the team members are also riding our B.O.R Germany cranks (some even with a Powermeter). The team is organized in different groups and offers with 6 locations within Germany a home for bike enthusiast who don’t like to ride alone. For the season we wish all riders and team members all the best and fun while biking!
Elisabeth Brandau – New Sponsor: RadonThu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
The German Marathon Champion from 2008, 2011 and 2012, Double Vice-Champion in Cross Country, Cyclocross and German Champion in Cross Country Eliminator, Elisabeth Brandau (EBE-Racing Team), changed together with her teammate Marin Gluth to the German frame-manufacturer Radon. In this season Elisabeth Brandau will still use our B.O.R Germany cranks. Some of them are also equipped with a Power2Max-Powermeter to check her performance. We want to congratulate her on the new sponsorship and are already looking forward for the first race results! For the future and her races, we wish her all the best!
Silke Schmidt – Greetings from CypressMon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
The German MTB-Marathon Champion 2013, Silke Schmidt, has sent us this video from her training camp on Cypress. We want to share the refreshing sounds of our B.O.R Germany wheelsets with you for a good start in the new week! Have a nice one and for Silke: Enjoy your time on Cypress!
„Besis Tour fürs Leben“ – Broadcast dateFri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB & ROAD
Tomorrow the 22.03.2014 at 15:30pm-MEZ the 30min-documentary: „Besis Tour fürs Leben” will be broadcasted on the biggest public-sector broadcaster in Germany (station: ARD). A camera-team spent time with Andreas “Besi” Beseler on his four-week trip through Canada last year and delivers nice shots with that movie. He was riding our B.O.R Germany crank on his journey together with a Power2Max-Powermeter. This story is not only a perfect example how to handle a heavy stroke of fate. It also gives people in similar situations courage, hope and the power to prepare their own “Tour for live”. So set your timer and enjoy! It’s worth it. For the future we wish Andreas all the best and a lot of energy for more adventures!
The winter fat has to go!Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
Ready for the fasting period we made some weight optimization on our XX29er-Spider. Due the small changes we were able to bring the weight of the B.O.R/Tune version down to 38,8gr. The CANNONDALE-compatible version of the spider is now 39,1gr. And the whole unit with B.O.R/Tune spider, chainrings (104/36 – 64/22) and chainring bolts does now have a weight of 113,3gr. To you all a happy fasting period and don’t forget to put your bike on a diet too!