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Kalkhoff Endeavour 8 2017 Men's

Kalkhoff Endeavour 8 2017 Men's

  • Uber practical Euro bike
  • From one of Germany's best regarded bicycle companies
  • Shimano 8-speed hub gear / Gates belt drive

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Product Description

Kalkhoff Endeavour 8

Shimano 8-speed hub gear / Gates belt drive transmission, dynohub integrated lights, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes: lets hear it for sensible Euro bikes.

Why this bike is great

Gates Belt Drive
The advantages of a belt belt drive transmission are compelling. The carbon fibre-reinforced rubber belt lasts around twice as long as a steel chain, it's much lighter, it won't stretch and will never rust so you will never need to lube it. The absence of oil means the belt doesn't attract dirt the way that even a well-maintained steel chain might.

Gates (who have been based in Colorado for over 100 years and who also manufacture in Dumfries, Scotland) are the world leaders in timing belts for cars. They worked in close collaboration with Wayne Lumpkin (founder of Avid brakes) in the development of their Belt Drive system. You can be confident that this technology has been precision tested.

Being manufactured by the same company, you can be confident that the tooth profile of Gates' Carbondrive chainset and rear cog will mesh perfectly with the Gates belt for optimal drivetrain efficiency.

Shimano 8-Speed Hub Gears
A Belt Drive transmission can't be derailled. If you are looking for a multi-geared belt drive bike you need a hub gear transmission. Here, Kalkhoff spec the tried and tested Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub, then upgrade the transmission with a Shimano Alfine Rapidfire trigger shifter.

  • As with every hub gear, the Shimano Nexus gear mechanisms are protected from the elements inside the rear wheel’s hub.
  • You can change gear whether you’re pedalling or not, moving or stationary.
  • With a 306% difference between top and bottom gear (equivalent to a 12-38 cassette) the Nexus 8-speed hub offers as wide a range of gears as you might ever need.
  • Hub gears are almost always cleaner, lower maintenance and longer lasting than derailleur systems.
  • Add belt drive and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes to the mix and you have one extraordinarily reliable, clean machine.

More good things

  • Quality hydraulic disc brakes - why you want them.
  • Rolls on durable, puncture resistant Schwalbe 700x35 tyres, which are equally capable on smooth roads and rough tracks.
  • Fitted with full mudguards, pannier rack, chainguard and kickstand.
  • The front dynamo hub powers the high quality front and rear LED lights, so no light batteries to replace or recharge on this bike, ever.
  • Unlike some dynamo systems, the lights have a standlight feature, so they stay on when you stop at the traffic lights.

Commuter Bike Sizing Guide.

Technical Data
Kalkhoff 8 Men's 2017  
FrameTrekking 1.5 Belt, Aluminium,
ForkSR Suntour NEX HLO with lockout
BrakesShimano BR-M315 hydraulic disc
GearsShimano Alfine 8-speed shifter/Nexus hub
CranksetGates CDN 50tt
Rear cog20t
HandlebarConcept EX Riser
StemConcept EX
SaddleErgon SMC40 Sport Gel
SeatpostConcept EX
HubsShimano DH-3D37 dynamo front front, Shimano Nexus rear
RimsConcept EX
TyresSchwalbe Marathon, 37-622 (70x35)
HeadlightAXA Blueline30, LED with stand light
CarrierRacktime with integrated rear light
Rear derailleurShimano


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