Someone recently said, “Weight doesn’t matter all that much; it’s all about aerodynamics and ride comfort.” That someone was definitely not Stefan Schmolke, CEO and founder of Schmolke Carbon, the German brand focused on creating some of the lightest components and bikes available anywhere.
Schmolke founded his carbon fibre component manufacturing company in 1992 and first hit the world stage as Jan Ullrich raced with his carbon fibre handlebars to second place in the Tour de France at a time when carbon bars were unheard of.
Schmolke has since got into frame design and had its new Aeerow lightweight race bike on show amongst a host of lightweight specials on its Eurobike stand. While the frame has not yet enjoyed an official launch and exact details are still as light as the bike itself, a 6.1 kg disc-brake bike with internal cable routing, 12-speed Shimano Di2, and a clincher wheelset seemed too good to ignore.
Sit back and dream of climbing with all the details we have so far on the new Schmolke Aerrow, and make sure to check out the rest of our coverage from the 2022 Eurobike show here.