Summer Stories: Speed, fun, curves and adventure

August 23
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Besides the great brand partnerships that are emerging lately, our 3X3 messengers are also very active and test our gear hub on spectacular tours. This gives us the certainty that our gear is definitely destined for "greater" things.

Hoshi Yoshida - WHYEX

3X3 performs at the “Megavalanche”

Since 1995, the „Megavalanche“ has been one of the most spectacular cycling events of the season. The downhill race takes place annually in the French Alps near the village of Alp d’Huez and attracts up to 2,000 participants year after year. On the 20-kilometer downhill course, the athletes complete a difference in altitude of over 2,500 meters. In addition to extremely steep passages, there are also many sections to be mastered that are particularly technically demanding. This year, our partner PORTUS CYCLES took the Megavalanche under its wheels with the legendary steel cargo bike Compact Cargo Karl with our 3X3 NINE – the cargo bike premiere on this grueling downhill chase. This is further proof: Our NINE is the perfect shifting tool when the going gets relentlessly tough.

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Max & Mäleon: Changing the world with tousled hair

Our partner Max & Mäleon stands for cargo bikes that are made from regional components and manufactured with Swabian precision and a passion for craftsmanship – now also using our 3X3 NINE gear hubs. The team at Max & Mäleon has developed a tilting technology for its cargo bikes like the Transporter Bike that keeps the bike safely on track even with maximum payload. The tinkerers have just demonstrated what the start-up’s bikes are capable of. On a Transalp from Garmisch over the Reschen Pass across South Tyrol to Lago di Ledro, they covered more than 400 kilometers and almost 4,400 meters in altitude on the 4-day tour. On board: our gear hub. And who says that cargo bikes are only for the city?

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Workpacking Tour 2023: Gunnar Fehlau on “Cycling-Workation”

Workpacking is the symbiosis of the terms workation and bikepacking. Gunnar Fehlau combines both. He travels through Germany on a cargo bike, spends the night in a tent and attends his professional appointments without any conventional means of transport. The project started at the beginning of the year. He is currently on the road in the Upper Palatinate and has now clocked up more than 9000 km. With him on tour: our 9-speed gear hub. By December at the latest, when Gunnar finishes his tour in his hometown of Göttingen, we will have completed a solid endurance test. So far, Gunnar says, the gears are working flawlessly. And we’re sure it will stay that way.

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