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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!

Two days at the races, a fast World Championship

July 10th, 2009To the top

Niels van der Wal (NL) is the new worldchampion on a M5 Carbon Low Racer

Niels van der Wal prepared himself well for a long period towards the World Championships in Tilburg, the Netherlands last weekend. It brought him even to South America this winter for a well deliberated stagecourse. And not without results! He surprised us and all other spectators and participants by winning the 4... hours time trial even from the faired vehicles!! Together with his strong performances on the other competition parts we may call him the new World Champion 2009!

Niels is part of the M5 Racing Team together with David Wielemaker, Emmy Bezemer, Robert Carlier and last year Worldhourrecordholder Gert Jan Wijers

David and Robert did perform strong as well with memorable
times on both timetrials. Robert even catched a world championtitle on the 20 K timetrial. Emmy (M5 Cr-Mo Low Racer) went for a consistent second place and may call herself vice-world champion.Former worldhourrecordholder Gert Jan Wijers did not have his ultimate racingweekend but we're sure we'll see him again at the end of this year for the new hour recordattempts!

Will be continued...


Again new worldhourrecord for M5 Recumbents!! Our 11 th worldrecord...

May 20th, 2009To the top

Now stands at 50.529 km in one hour (or 31.403 miles)

Again new worldhourrecord for M5 Recumbents!! Our 11 th worldrecord...Almost no one expected it, but the sensational improvement (more then 2.5 km) of the worldhourrecord for unfaired recumbents done by Gert Jan Wyers of october 2008 is allready broken!
But we can be glad allthough we lost this record of Gert Jan since it is kept in the " M5 family". And to everyone's surprise: it was done with an 18-year old concept: the M5 Cr-Mo Low Racer. Still a bike with potential it seems. Place where it happened: Velodrome indoor track in Bordeaux, France. Rider: the frenchman Aurelien Bonnetau. He was allready very succesfull earlier this year inbetween hundreds of roadbikes in the well known " LOOK" race where he finished solo minutes ahead the peloton!!
Funny detail: The Velodrome in Bordeaux was in september 1994 also the place where M5 founder Bram Moens did set a new worldhourrecord for recumbents with Tail Fairing (51.123 km). We are very curious what Aurelien should perform with the tuned M5 CHR which weighs some 5 kg's lighter then his current recordmachine.
Again new worldhourrecord for M5 Recumbents!! Our 11 th worldrecord...Again new worldhourrecord for M5 Recumbents!! Our 11 th worldrecord...Again new worldhourrecord for M5 Recumbents!! Our 11 th worldrecord...Again new worldhourrecord for M5 Recumbents!! Our 11 th worldrecord...Again new worldhourrecord for M5 Recumbents!! Our 11 th worldrecord...Again new worldhourrecord for M5 Recumbents!! Our 11 th worldrecord...

New "Beefy" but still very light fronthub from M5

May 1st, 2009To the top
Left: new M5 heavy duty front hub (52 gram), right: M5 standard light weight road hub (33 gram)
M5 has developed a new heavy duty front hub for heavy users that weighs just 52 grams. or a larger amount of spokes (24, 28, and 32) we have developed a new front hub that is very well suited for heavy users, weighing over 80 kilos (~176 pounds). Inside the hub are two super smooth rolling ceramic bearings.

It is our goal to start shipping this hub in the summer of 2009. The hub will be available in the colors black, red and white.

Although this is the 'heavy duty' version of our hub at 52 grams it is still much lighter than all other hubs manufactured elsewhere.

The material used is Alu 7075-T6, the hub is hard anodised and finished with a laser etched M5 logo.

Heavy duty front hub (52 gram),black, 24 holes: € 78.51
(EU citizens: € 95.00, incl. 21% VAT) [in shoppingcart]

Heavy duty front hub (52 gram),black, 28 holes: € 78.51
(EU citizens: € 95.00, incl. 21% VAT) [in shoppingcart]

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