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Rediscovering cycling by means of the M-Racer recumbent door Michel v. Pluijm

December 6th, 2011To the top
Rediscovering cycling by means of the M-Racer recumbentI would like to share my first recumbent experiences with you. For inspiration, information and to share this happiness with people who want to do the same. 25 years ago I also had fun riding the bike along pretty long distances. Recently I decided to make that same bike roadworthy again, this time for commuting. 15 km one way, with the feeling of past times in my head, I started enthusiastically. In a little more than half an hour I was there. What a great feeling to arrive on your bicycle! However, it was quite an exercise and at 20 degrees centigrade there was certainly sweating. And by the way: also pain in my neck. You just forget about these things. So, I wanted speed, without sweating.
To preserve the experience of cycling I first considered a fully faired racing trike! But after many evenings of googling, talking to people and getting information at shops I ended up at M5. The M-Racer with two 28 inch wheels suited my wishes best: speed at straight parts, with minimum effort.
Although I wanted to make a decision after the winter, I thought it was okay to make a test ride. After riding around Middelburg and neighbourhood for an afternoon everything became clear. I waited for three more weeks but then I ordered a Cr-Mo M-Racer!

Obviously you collect a bike by going there by bike. So I invited two friends with ordinary racing bikes to accompany me on the 150 km ride home. We like a challenge. During the trip the advantages of my racer became apparent. The recumbent position on the bike was something I immediately liked a lot. Comfortable, for the whole 150 km! Lovely. Even with the problems you encounter as a beginner I already had much more speed than my poor friends. I could hardly believe it. A feeling of control wasn't there immediately, but by now I have commuted for a week to work and I dare to corner square angled bike paths while lying down. The more you ride it, the more you relax, enjoy the ride and develop speed. I still have doubts on the claim that it only rains 7% of the time if you ride daily, but up till now I can only observe that it is correct! And an extra set of dry cloths at work solves that problem too. Didn't need them up till now.

I rediscovered cycling, thanks to my new machine.


translation by D. Siepman
 

M5 interviewd by IEEE Spectrum, the magazine of technology insiders

December 5th, 2011To the top


Specially from New York : 2 journalists making an interview about "the fastest/or most energy-efficiënt bike on this planet" en thats still the M5 Carbon High Racer.....

M5 interviewd by IEEE Spectrum, the magazine of technology insidersWith more then 400.000 subscribers, with most of them working in the engineering scene, we felt quite honored to be elected for a an interview.So soon coming on this site and on the IEEE site: the interview with M5 about all the ins and outs of M5.

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New demountable rear carriers almost finished!

November 25th, 2011To the top
New demountable rear carriers almost finished!The new aluminium carriers are nearly finished! Currently, the brand new and demountable racks are
glass bead blasting and anodised.
The carrier consists of an upper plate (which also serves as a fender) with laser-cut holes for click-on bags. A solid aluminium
round end piece connects the carrier plate and both carrier stems by means of M10 fine thread
connections. The base of the aluminum legs are flat oval pressed for an optimal contact with the
frame. The carrier plate and the stems are glass bead blasting prior to the anodizing. The twisted / milled adapter is gloss anodized.
New demountable rear carriers almost finished!
 

Closing day in november

November 14th, 2011To the top
Due to a course the M5 shop will be closed on november 29.
 

Yet another nice image from the 14000 km/8700 miles M5 Tandem trip from Reims, France to Beijing, China

November 6th, 2011 
Yet another nice image from the 14000 km/8700 miles M5 Tandem trip from Reims, France to Beijing, China
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