Silke Schmidt: Victory at the BlackForest UltraBike in PfrontenMon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Silke Schmidt (German Champion Marathon 2013/2014) prepares for the Transalp! …..with a victory at the Black Forest Ultra Bike Marathon and a victory at the MTB-Marathon in Pfronten. Congratulations! Such an assertiveness to win is impressive!
Noah Neff, MHW Cube Racing, "German Vice Champion"Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB At the German Championships “Cross Country” in Saalhausen last weekend, Noah Neff from Team MHW Cube Racing won the title of “German Vice Champion” in the U15 class. In the highly competitive U23 class Sven Straehle’s fight for a medal was succesfull, too (bronze medal).
As wheelset sponsor we congratulate and wish all the best for future races!
Silke Schmidt's New BikeFri, 05 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
From now on 2-time “German Champion Marathon” Silke Schmidt will be at the starting line with “new material”:
- Ghost “Lector” frame (prototype)
- B.O.R “XM557” Crank
- B.O.R “BlackTusk” Wheelset
- NewUltimate EVOcarbon Seat Post
- NewUltimate EVO Stem and EVOcarbon Handlebar
The first test on the UCI Mountain Bike Cup in Albstadt ended on the podium (middle distance).
The new cranks for Silke Schmidt, German Champion MarathonWed, 06 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
Empfängerin: Silke Schmidt, “Deutsch Meisterin Marathon” 2013 & 2014
Recipient: Silke Schmidt, “German Champion Marathon” 2013 & 2014
Ab jetzt: B.O.R Kurbeln nur noch in EbenholzThu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB & ROAD
Grosser Durchbruch bei B.O.R! “Holz” als neues Wundermaterial für Fahrradkomponenten entdeckt: Ab sofort werden alle B.O.R-Kurbeln nur noch in Ebenholz gefertigt!
Major brake through at B.O.R! “Wood” has been detected as the new “magic” material for bike components: From now on all B.O.R cranks are manufactured in Ebony!
1x11 Rings starting now at 30TSat, 04 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB
The first series 1×11 rings in 30T for 104BCD and 94BCD: Ready for hard-anodisation next week.
„Keller-Customs Colored CranksTue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200 - MTB & ROAD
Colorful Easter eggs? Based on B.O.R’s proven crank platform XM557 (chainrings included) Keller-Customs offers complete cranks in different anodized colors in the future. So, if you need a complete MTB crank in red, a Fatbike crank in Poison Green …. or maybe you need a complete Triathlon crank for you girlfriend a pink, here’s the the right company. Consumers as well as retailer, please turn to Keller-Customs via www.keller-customs.de .However, waiting times of 4-8 weeks have to be accepted.
„Handverkeri Skor'n“Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
Wenn ein Automechaniker aus Holland nach Norwegen auswandert und dort Fahrräder baut, dann wird es richtig gut! Wubbo Boiten hat vor Jahren seinen Traum wahr gemacht, entwirft nur noch feinste Räder mit feinstem Material. Wir freuen uns regelmäßig zu seinen Lieferanten zu gehören!
(Und wo kannst man sonst auf Niederländisch in Norwegen Fahrräder kaufen!?)
If a car mechanic emigrates from the Netherlands to Norway and designs and builds his own bikes, well, the outcome is first class! Wubbo Boiten has made his dream come true years ago and manufactures only finest bikes with finest materials. We are pleased to be one of his premium suppliers!
(And where else in Norway can buy you bike speaking Dutch!?)
Hvis en bilmekaniker flyttes fra Nederland til Norge og designer og bygger sine egne sykler, blir det topp klasse sykler, Wubbo Boiten har drømt om det lenge og produserer nå de fineste sykler med de beste materialer. Vi er stolt av å være en av sine leverandører. (Og hvor ellers i Norge kan du kjøpe sykler som snakker Nederlandsk!?)
Als een automonteur van Nederland naar Noorwegen verhuist en zelf fietsen gaat designen en bouwen, moet dat wel goed komen, Wubbo Boiten heeft zijn lang gekoesterde droom waargemaakt en produceert nu de mooiste fietsen met de beste materialen. Wij prijzen ons gelukkig een van zijn leveranciers te zijn. (En waar anders in Noorwegen kan je een fiest kopen die Nederlands spreekt!?)
165 mm Cranks for Sonia Lopes (Portugal)Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
Just in time for todays “eclipse of the sun” (10:30 o’clock, Northern Europe) we put all parts for our first XM557 with arm length 165 mm onto the scale: 495 grams with 30T ; 500 grams with 32T. Destination of the very first crank: Portugal!
Fatbike SRM Powermeter CrankFri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
Als erster europäischer Fatbike-Kurbel-Hersteller präsentieren wir Euch heute mal eine der ersten Fatbike Powermeter-Kurbeln. Wir bitten um Entschuldigung, dass unser bereits serienreifes Modell samt Powermeter deutlich leichter ist als “normale” Fatbike-Kurbeln anderer Hersteller ohne Leistungsmessung.
(In wenigen Wochen auch auch bei SRM: www.srm.de ).
As Europes first Fatbike crank manufacturer, today we have one of the probably first Fatbike Powermeter cranks for you. We apologise, that our first serial model – including powermeter – is much ligher than other manufacturer’s Fatbike cranks without powermeter.
(In a few weeks at www.SRM.de )
XM557 in 165 mm coming soon!Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB & ROAD
The new XM557 soon available in length 165 mm! VIPs such as Sonia Lopes (Portugal) and Pierre-Yves Facomprez (France, Look-Cycle) have been waiting for it quite some time now. Next week is the first crank-gold will leave the machine, ready for anodising!
Chain or belt ..... whatever you need!Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB & ROAD
Kette oder Riemen … was auch immer!
Chain or belt ….. whatever you need!
B.O.R Produkte jetzt auch bei Bike-Components.deThu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB & ROAD
Als neuesten Händler begrüßen wir die Firma “Bike-Components.de”. Mit neuem deutlich vergrößerten Standort in Würselen (bei Aachen) gehört “Bike-Components.de” mit weit über 100 Mitarbeitern mittlerweile zu den größten Händlern Deutschlands! Die meisten B.O.R Produkte sind dort schon lagernd und sofort verfügbar!
Zur Einführung der Marke B.O.R Germany bietet Bike Components B.O.R-Tubeless-Kits zum Sonderpreis!
Smart Spindle System MTB + FatbikeSat, 21 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB
“Smart Spindle System” :
B.O.R Mountainbike and Fatbike cranks always fit!
MTB – BSA68
MTB – BSA73
MTB – BSA73-eType
MTB – ITA
MTB – BB30/73 Cannondale
MTB – BB85 Specialized
MTB – PF30/73 Pressfit
MTB – BB386 EVO Pressfit
MTB – BB-Right Pressfit
Fatbike 170/177rds BSA100
Fatbike 170/177rds PF100
Fatbike 170/177rds BB121
Fatbike 190/197rds BSA100
Fatbike 190/197rds BSA120
Fatbike 190/197rds PF100
Fatbike 190/197rds PF132
Sonia Lopes New 2015 WheelsFri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB The list of all national and international victories and podium finishes of Portugal’s most famous Lady mountain biker would be too long for this post. Therefore, only the facts about our “most prominent” delivery of the day:
Wheelsets: B.O.R Black Tusk 27.5’’ + 29er
Weight: 1300 grams
Destination: Sonia Lopes (Portugal)
The 2015er B.O.R RimsWed, 11 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 - MTB & ROAD
New Laser-Design… and one new member: The R373 as Disc-Version. The well known rim-brake version is still available in black with 20H/24H/28H and 32Holes. The disc version is available in 28H and 32Holes. Our light MTB-rims (XMD333, XMD366, XMD309T) with a new Laser-Design and are notoriously available in 3 diameters: 26’’, 27,5’’(650B) and 29’’.
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: email@example.com
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.