the 8bar rookies story

2015-09-27 18.38.03

written by Max Baginski

It began with a vision in 2014 and one year later it is the biggest fixed gear team in the world.

The first year of the 8bar ROOKIES was a blast! Because we at 8bar like to race ourself we wanted to give others the opportunity to join an open team and most important a community!

The official launch was in April 2015. And now… The 8bar rookies consist of more then 45 rider from 10 countries (France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Switzerland, Spain, USA). And we are constantly growing!


meet strangers, train together, become friends

Within the first year of the 8bar ROOKIES strangers became friends. We have riders from any kind of riding level. Starting from absolute beginners up to very experienced riders. Because some of our riders never raced before we started doing a weekly training in Berlin with always a different goal (Sprinting, cornering, pasing, etc.).

We are also happy to announce that our dealer Urban Dwellers from Australia started recruiting 8bar rookies down under. Thank you guys for your support and help!

race together & win together

Besides the community we are happy to announce some marvelous results of the 8bar ROOKIES:

8Bar61st place at the Bangkok Criterium fixed gear street cat for Muhammad Irfan Shathiran from Malaysia.


8bar rookies jonas fischer bangkokJonas Fischer made it on the 3rd place at the Rad Race Battle in Berlin, 6th place at the Bangkok Criterium and qualified himself for the Red Hook Criterium Finals in Milan.


8bar rookies rhc milanEike Haumann qualified for the Red Hook Crit finals in Barcelona and Milan.

1st place for Sven Zscherper at the Bike Market Bahncup 2015 in Rostock, Germany.

Silje Lian made it two time to the third position at the Dutch Crit Cup in Ijburg and Harlem.

And so on… we are sorry not to mention all of you! The list would be too long…

Anyway we would like to thank all of you and we are looking forward to a gr8 season 2016 together with every single one of you and also the new one coming along…

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Photos: Stefan Haehnel /  –  Constantin Gerlach / – Steffen Heimann

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