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Superb results M5 participants Paris-Brest-Paris

September 1st, 2011To the top

Robert Carlier on a M5 CHR fastest Dutch participant on PBP 2011

Superb results M5 participants Paris-Brest-ParisYou may have already checked out the finish times of the contesters, but the results are spectacular.

  • Robert Carlier did the 1230 km in exactly 53 hours, meaning an average of 23,2 km/h, every single hour!
  • Perry Stoel and Theo Homan (on Thys Carbon rowingbike) finished not far behind in a really fast 56 hours, 22 minutes (21.8 km/h)
  • Peter Rijk (74 hours, 13 minutes), Andrew Heard (Australia) 83 uur and 25 minuten and Rob Stricker (89 hours, 37 minutes) set another pair of good finishes.
  • Also good news: Andreas Koerner (45), one of the many German clients with an M5 Carbon High Racer (with tail fairing) has set the yet fastest time with 52 hours and 39 minutes. With 25000 km per year, Andreas can be considered an M5 rider that covers a rather large distance over the years. The result was that Andreas and also Robert proved to be faster with their unfaired bikes, than Hans Wessels, who was riding a Quest!
  • Arthur van der Lee, the unmatched North Cape specialist, did not finish the race, contrary to previous reports (he stopped at 320 km). Main reason was the excessive amounts of rain, which Arthur really dislikes....
  • Jaap Bouman also had to stop after 760 km, because his scheme was no longer feasible.

Paris-Brest-Paris 2011 is almost here!

August 19th, 2011To the top

With the following link you can follow the M5 riders<br />

It is almost there! The M5 participants will start this weekend after many months of intensive preparation and training. Through the M5 site it was possible to have a preview on this giga tour Herby the list of participants and their numbers. Just fill in these numbers on the following link to see how fast they really are!!. These guys are going for a fast trip: 6415, 6424 and 6410 www.paris-brest-paris.org/pbp2011/index2.php?lang=fr&cat=randonnee&pa
  • Jaap Bouman on a "M5 Shock Proof 559": 6950
  • Arthur van der Lee on a "M5 M-Racer": 8874
  • Perry Stoel on a "M5 Carbon High Racer": 6415
  • Robert Carlier on a "M5 Carbon High Racer": 6424
  • Rob Stricker on a "M5 Shock Proof 559": 6420
  • Peter Rijk on a "M5 Carbon High Racer": 6413
These are worth to follow as well:
  • Theo Homan on a "Thijs Carbon Rowingbike": 6410 (Theo and Perry will be in eyes'contact'
  • Ymte Sijbrandy in a Quest streamlined 3-wheeler: 6941

Arthur van der Lee allready reached Norways Northcape

July 11th, 2011To the top

And again an astonishing 30 degrees Celsius

Arthur van der Lee allready reached Norways NorthcapeAfter a last allnighter of about 360 K I find myself safely back at a nice hostel. My intention was to split the last stage of this journey in two but along the way people told me that the weather was going to turn. It has been quite warm here in this northern most part of europe for quite some time now. I reached the Northcape on sunday morning about 9:30 still under a clear blue sky. Shortly after I left I could already feel the cold en not much later it started raining. And it has not been stopped since.... I thank you all for your e-mails and tomorrow I hope to update the website with more pictures of reindeer and midnight sun. Read his experiences on: members.upc.nl/a.vanderlee3/

Coming soon! Dismountable lightweight aluminum rear carriers for M5's Carbon High Racer and M-Racer types

June 14th, 2011To the top
Coming soon!  Dismountable lightweight aluminum rear carriers for M5's Carbon High Racer and M-Racer typesWithin reasonable time M5 will introduce two new dismountable rear carrier types for M5 Carbon High Racers as well for M5's latest type: the "M"-Racer. The new carrier exists of only 3 different parts which are screwed together. All kind of click system panniers can be attached to this latest type like Ortlieb etc.
In the nearby future M5 will also offer carbon topplates for an even lighter rear carrier. Estimated weight will be a stunning less then 260 grammes rear carrier (with alu top plate appr. 360 grammes)

Because of this unique patent pending construction we can ship these rear carriers in a flat envelope!

New serie of M5 Carbon High Racers available

May 13th, 2011To the top
New serie of M5 Carbon High Racers availableThe previous months there was some `congestion` regarding the delivery for this most efficient bike. But right now we can again deliver out of stock. Besides the standard natural 12 D carbon version we have a limited number of these CHR´s in magnificient Ice Blue or Fire Red. Within days we will also publish the reports of some M5 CHR customers who are riding their certificates with incredible high average speeds thanks to these high-tech vehicles: 250 Watt gives an astonishing 48 km/h or 30 miles p/h!

Quality control of titanium monoforks from Titanium Shock Proof

May 10th, 2011To the top
Shock Proof titanium monoforks have been used in bikes between 2001 and 2007. With one titanium monofork play has been revealed between the steerer tube and the fork crown. Since this current owner is not the first owner history and mileage of this fork is unknown. On the longer term this play can lead to fatigue of the steerer tube. M5 asks users of these titanium monoforks to send their fork for a quality check to M5 Recumbents (from May the 18th) If, after research, there is a need for replacement, another fork will be returned to the current owner.

Our long distance heroes!

May 10th, 2011To the top
Within some days we will start reporting on regular base about four of our LDH´s… (long-distance-heroes)

We will give you some background info, motivation and preparation issues of the king of the Randonnee Classics: the 1250 km long Paris-Brest-Paris tour. This tour is ridden every fourth year and takes again place at the end of august 2011.
The four persons we are interviewing, in rank of age….:

• Jaap Bouman living in Goes (NL) with a Cr-Mo M5 Shock Proof 559 and Tail Bag,
• Arthur van der Lee from Heinenoord (NL) with a M5 "M"-Racer,
• Perry Stoel from Grijpskerke (NL) with a M5 Carbon High Racer and "last but not least"
• Robert Carlier from Rotterdam (NL) riding as well with a M5 Carbon High Racer


M-Racer launched

March 23rd, 2011To the top

Available in three different configurations

M-Racer launched The M5 philosophy has been fully implemented in our latest design. The M-Racer has the ultimate compact geometry, resulting in a rigid frame and a short wheel base. The large wheels offer maximum comfort and minimal rolling resistance, while the seat height is limited to 41 cm. Consequence: a bike that does 46,5 kph at just 250 Watt!

The M-Racer offers comfort, manoeuvrability, a high efficiency and a variety of applications in everyday usage.

read more

With Shimano 105, SRAM Rival or Shimano Deore/Avid equipment: € 1,797.52
(EU citizens: € 2,175.00, incl. 21% VAT) [in shoppingcart]


M5 reaches now customers in 50 different countries!

January 20th, 2011To the top
With the Ukraine M5 has now customers in 50 countries worldwide!

Records and almost records during speedrecordevent at Apeldoorns Omnisport Track

December 1st, 2010To the top

Bas van der Kooij and David Wielemaker did set new worldsprintrecords on their M5 recumbents.

Records and almost records during speedrecordevent at Apeldoorns Omnisport Track
Bas cornering at top speed
It was the just 15 year old Bas van der Kooij of Maassluis near Rotterdam who amazed all of the spectators at Omnisport Track. Bas set a new world speedrecord on his M5 Cr-Mo steel Low Racer. Time was 11.523 seconds which results in a speed of 62.484 km/h or 38,834 mile per hour average.

These are speeds which are even hard to catch for most of the adult "top of the bill" riders. It's sure fantastic to have such great young talent among us on the track.

On sunday we saw the start of an official hourrecordattempt of again Bas cancelled through a new but braking KMC chain.
After riding for more then half an hour the average speed was not less then 48 km/h (30 miles)

The current worldhourrecordhoulder Aurelien Bonneteau from Bordeaux, France had a off weekend. On saturday the speed just stucked under his present record (some 250 meters). while on sunday his covered distance was only 33 meters less then his official record.... Thanks to the SRM system we know that it was his tired body which caused this. The data showed an extremely good power input versus achieved speed for the M5 Carbon High Racer.

Nieuwkomer Pieter Hollebrandse (ook met standaard M5 Carbon High Racer) uit Den Haag perste er op zaterdag in zijn allereerste uurrecord een geweldige 51,4 km uit waarmee hij nota bene nog wat sneller was dan Aurelien zijn zaterdagse poging.

Fresh new starter Pieter Hollebrandse (also with a standard M5 Carbon High Racer was setting a very impressing 51,4 km ( 31,945 miles ) on the hour at his first time ever attempt. Chapeau! He also beat Aurelien on saturday with some tens of meters.

In the adult group David Wielemaker on a M5 Carbon Low Racer did a very strong standing kilometer in a new worldrecordtime of 1:06,517 which results in a speed of 54,122 km average ( 33,637 mph average )

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