Sometimes it turns out differently than you think - 2020 in the look of the hat

When we planned our season with the team at the start of 2019/2020, scheduled our events, defined our goals and our wishes, none of us could have guessed what challenges 2020 had in store for...

    Everything you always wanted to know about gravel bikes but were afraid to ask...

    Sometimes things are invented that seem so natural that you wonder why they weren't always there. Some of these things become trends. Or to hype. And then at some point they completely disappeared again. Or...

      Cyclingworld, hat and a stupid virus

      Immediately after the Corona-related cancellation of Cyclingworld in March 2020, we were in good spirits that we could still implement some of the activities planned for the trade fair that we can handle with our...

        Winter bitch parade season 2019/2020

        Icy, sunny winter days when light and colors compete and you can see pin-sharp and endlessly. Cold that feels like countless pinpricks at the start and, thanks to movement, is slowly replaced by cozy warmth....

          Arty Erik, Coh & Co., IRIS and the Hat. A bike, an action, a trade fair, an exit. And much more.

          We have seen the future of the city bike. Well, at least a future of how city bikes can be. Or should be. As long as you enjoy cycling and modern, exciting bikes. Bikes that...

            Gravel, gravel, moss and a very special prologue

            Tom Ritchey @ Fancy Hat. Gravel ride as a prologue to gravel, gravel & moss. from chic hat on Vimeo . On September 1st we invited for the second time to a dusty day under...

              Over hill, dale and Rhine – gravel, gravel & moss 2019

              CarYou Gravelistas and gravel kings, heroines of the unpaved paths and princes of the forest highways - it can be gravel again. On Sunday, September 1st from 08:00 a.m. Two routes, 70 and 120 kilometers...

                Königsallez - The cap and all about the Kö 2019

                Maybe we just got rid of a little midlife crisis. Or better: helped to get through it unscathed. No matter how you look at it - when Düsseldorf's last local race around the Kö attracts...

                  Wednesday at 6 - Our weekly cap celebration evening round

                  From April 3rd to September 25th, 2019. Twenty-six relaxed trips along the most beautiful farm roads and small streets in the Düsseldorf area. Our contribution to the 2019 cycling season. Our summer celebration evening round...

                    Cyclingworld Düsseldorf 2019. Two days of cycling²

                    Two days dedicated to the bicycle. Two intensive, demanding, instructive and never boring days. Countless conversations, countless impressions. Two days that leave us amazed. Because the development that the fair has experienced in three years...

                      Cyclingworld 2019 - A small preview

                      On March 23rd and 24th, Areal Böhler at the interface between Düsseldorf and Meerbusch will for the third time exert a significantly increased attraction on bicycle enthusiasts from all over the world. The public fair...

                        Twenty-five out of twenty-eighteen - A review on wheels

                        You can often see the photos of our events in the follow-up here on the website, but pictures of the bikes that we build and photograph over the course of a year usually only appear...

                          Knowledge is power – The basics of classic bikes by Gianluca Zaghi

                          Even though we've never just felt "vintage" or "retro" - without the enthusiasm for old classic steel racers the hat would certainly never have come into being. And we know where our roots lie. We still remember...

                            Country Roads, take me home - A day full of gravel, gravel & moss

                            At first glance, Düsseldorf and Gravelbike certainly sound similar to SUVs and Königsallee to many non-locals: it works, but doesn't make any sense. Despite the dense development, the area around our home town on the...

                              Great cinema - a day with Time Trial, David Millar and you.

                              Late on Wednesday evening we stood on the street in front of the Uerige with a lot of friends and a last beer in hand. And had a grin on their face. Because we were...