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M5 riders: 6 new world records and a new Dutch record!

October 20th, 2009To the top

Or: Riding worldrecords with a standard commuterbike

M5 riders: 6 new world records and a new Dutch record!We already had some expectations, but this many world records in just
one weekend is rather unique!

The party started saturday with a new world record of our 'veteran'
Gert-Jan Wijers on our standard M5 Carbon Low Racer. He surely does not
show any wear and tear with 51.287 km in an hour, telling everybody
afterwards that it was so easy compared to last year...

In the afternoon Niels van der Wal squeezed out a new sprint record on
the 200 metre with the new M5 Carbon Medium Racer (28"/ 26") with a
stunning 64.696 km/h! Considering he only trained for the hour race...

This record was soon followed by another one when 13 year old Bas van
der Kooij set a new world record in the junior class with a completely
standard M5 Cr-Mo Low Racer at an incredible 57.066 km/h. A day later
he'd improve his new record to 60.231 km/h. Unprecedented for a 13 year old!

In the early evening Barbara Buatois set a new world hour record at the
ladies with a fast 46.048 km, just beneath the world record by Therese
Schuit of 46.42 km in the partly faired class.

Emmy Bezemer from Rotterdam surprised herself and the others with a new
Dutch hour record unfaired of 44.110 km with a standard M5 TiCa Low
Racer with a 26" front wheel. Emmy had only been able to train 150 km on
this bike. Probably to be continued!

The races on sunday were opened with an improvement of the world record
set a day earlier: Niels van der Wal doing a distance of 51.330 km.,
which is 43 metres more than the previous record. Technically this is
the fastest bike, but because of selecting a too high fixed gear Niels
was not able to get in a rithm and was continuously forcing his legs
around. The potential is there, we just have to wait for a new attempt.
Next came former world record keeper Aurelien Bonneteau. On saturday he
did an fruitless attempt, but this time he made his revenche: with a
formidable 52.074 km he can call himself keeper of the world hour record
once again. Notable detail is that Aurelien has only one hand on the
handlebar during his rounds for the world record.

Both Gert-Jan and Aurelien use our completely standard M5 Carbon High
Racers, having the seats in the most flat position and using discwheels.

Finally a huge applause for all riders, builders, organisers and anyone
else who made the last weekend such a success!
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New from M5: UCI legal Carbon Tandems for road and track

January 26th, 2020To the top

Carbon tandems specially designed and build for the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020

New from M5: UCI legal Carbon Tandems for road and trackIn addition to the M5 recumbent bicycles, the 2-Spoke wheel (fastest wheel in the world) and the Minimal Bike, M5 has been designing and building tandems since 2018 for the road and the track on behalf of the KNWU. The specially produced carbon prepreg tubes are made in the autoclave by the van Beurden Technics company in Tilburg. The aluminum molds for the tubings were milled by Sturm Machine Parts in Serooskerke. All in all a 100% Dutch product!
After a fairly intensive manufacturing period, we can definitely say that the carbon tubes are of space quality category. The very first tubes were produced using the vacuum bag method in the oven. Also quite well but a maximum of 0.9 Bar pressure only ... I now dare to state that the tubes can easily withstand a truck riding over it. Photos to follow!
All other components such as the 100% full carbon rear drop outs, seat- and fork stays, steering head tubes and also the time trial handlebars are designed and produced in-house.

During World Cup competitions in September 2019, these tandems were by far the first in time trial.

Price and delivery time on request
 

Maurice Mahieu M5 Carbon High Racers bicycle trip from Amsterdam to Lisbon

October 28th, 2019To the top

2018 Amsterdam Northcape
2019 Amsterdam Lisbon

Maurice Mahieu M5 Carbon High Racers bicycle trip from Amsterdam to Lisbon Meanwhile my M5 Carbon High Racer has passed the 25.000 km milestone, this was just before Seville. After that I continued to Lisbon.
A fantastic 5-week trip through the Ardennes, Massif Central, Pyrenees and much more climbing in Spain. During the trip I upgraded to DT Swiss pr 1400 dicut oxic wheels. These have virtually wear-free ceramic rims. Together with the Swiss brake pads and M5 brake, these provide an enormous braking force and only wear the brake pads as they should. Better than disc brakes!

The bike still looks and feels like new.

Greetings,

Maurice Mahieu
Maurice Mahieu M5 Carbon High Racers bicycle trip from Amsterdam to Lisbon Maurice Mahieu M5 Carbon High Racers bicycle trip from Amsterdam to Lisbon
 

Stijn van de Maele (Belgium) 3 time world champion during HPV World Championships in Mannheim (Germany)

June 19th, 2017To the top
Stijn did it again!!

With only an upgraded rear wheel Stijn used his very standard M5 Carbon High Racer to prove that this bike works as well for commuting, shopping, vacation tours as winning world titles on speed championships....

With the highest excuses to his family for being out so many hours on training sessions

But the reults are stunning of course despite the fact that Stijn reaches 40 years of age. No trace of slowing down so far:

-1st place at the 333 meter sprint
-1st place at the kilometer standing start
-1st place at the 3 hours race

The climbing time trial was deleted because of an approaching thunderstorm while riding second place.



 

Historic victory M5 recumbent in mountain stage Viking Tour Norway amongst 300 road bikes

July 22nd, 2014To the top
Historic victory M5 recumbent in mountain stage Viking Tour Norway amongst 300 road bikesOn the third day of the Viking Tour Herke Wendt (40), one of the members of the M5 Team, won a 109 km mountain stage with uphill finishing. Herke finished a full three minutes ahead of the front group. He averaged at 35 km/h, which includes the mandatory first 12 kilometres at low speed while passing a tunnel with escort. Herke's victory is extra special when considering he did the full distance solo, while the group keeps changing the front man. All members of the M5 Team ride solo. The field of participants consists of very strong athletes. Among them is the National Triathlon Team of Norway.

Today another mountainous leg which started and ended with 550 metres of ascending. Again Herke was fastest among the recumbent riders, but didn't manage to overtake the leading group this time.

The atmosphere during the Viking Tour is very good. We had a warm welcome by the organisation board and the other participants and there's a lot of amazement about the accomplishments of the recumbent in these mountainous circumstances. Lengthy ascends are standard, but that doesn't pose any limitations. Descending is simply spectacular: Bram reached almost 94 km/h today. Obviously, every leg is hard work, especially in the current tropical conditions. But we're rewarded with a stunning landscape: mountains, glaciers, snow, forests, fjords, a more marvellous stage is hardly imaginable

Picture: Herke, Wout and Bram after finishing on the third day
 

Sunny bike tour to the medieval center of Veere

July 9th, 2013To the top
Starting from the M5 head office with M5's M-Racer and M5's Carbon High Racer through the
 

Weather alert?

December 17th, 2010To the top

Just keep on biking with spikes!

Weather alert?Despite global warming it is at least in the Netherlands usefull to stock an extra set of wheels with spikes for your recumbent. Even sharp cornering is without risk thanks to these wonderful pins. At least available in the following wheelsizes: ETRTO 406 and 559
Weather alert?
Middelburg is in de ban van de GIRO die finisht op 10 mei.
Mede daarom heeft M5 op uitnodiging van DE boekenwinkel van Nederland, namelijk "de Drukkerij" een 4-tal M5 ligfietsen geëxposeerd in deze boeken "belevingswinkel".
Naast de M5 Ice Blue Carbon High Racer hangt daar nog een werelduurrecordfiets; de M5 Carbon Low Racer en speciaal vanwege de finishende GIRO een GIROrose M5 City Cruiser.
Op de reisafdeling hangt een appelgroene M5 Low Bar met complete tassenset.

 

International weekend of records.

October 20th, 2009To the top


October 17 and 18 is recumbent weekend in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands). On the new race track an international recordweekend will take place with participants from France (2), USA (1) and the Netherlands (5). It has never been more sensational: with four gentlemen whose mutual performances are hard to distinguish we wouldn't know how to place our bet.

The male candidates

- Former world record keeper Gert-Jan Wijers (42), riding an M5 Carbon High Racer with a personal record of 50.392 km.
- Current world record keeper Niels van der Wal (40) on an M5 Carbon Low Racer. However, in Apeldoorn he'll be attending with a specially tuned M5 Carbon Medium Racer
- Aurélien Bonnetau (26) from France on a standard M5 Carbon High Racer. He is keeper of the current world record with 50.521 km.
- Another powerful rider and also the youngest participant is Bob Vroegh (19), riding a German Razz Fazz.

The female candidates

- Emmy Bezemer (28) is participating for M5 on another M5 Special: an M5 Titanium-Carbon Low Racer with 26 inch front wheel. She will make an attempt to overtake her very powerful French rival. Noteworthy detail is that Emmy's front wheel was used in 1994 during Bram Moens' world record race (77.123 km) in Lelystad!

Support enhances performance, so attend in large numbers and come encourage the racers!
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