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Zoltán Bakó the Iron Hungarian

  April 22, 2015

Zoltán Bakóis one hard Hungarian. This summer the fixie fanatic and founder of Fixed X Hungary will do two rides worthy of the record books: a time trial across Hungary, attempting to beat his old record; and an Ironman triathlon that will require him to run 21 km, swim 1.9 km and cycle 90 km. This would be tough on a geared bike. On a one-speed fixie? Insane. But like we said,Zoltán is a hard dude.”I’m an amateur athlete but this year I am training with a professional coach who is helping me get fit for the Ironman. My schedule is quite hard: six days of training per week. All bike sessions are on my belted fixie.”

Last year, Zoltánrode 443 km (275 miles) for 22 hours and 37 minutes on his fixed gear bike to set a new Guinness record across Hungary. This year he wants to beat that record, and he has set a tentative date of late June or early July for the ride. A month-and-a-half later on August 22 he will compete in the Ironman 70.3 Budapest. His bike was created by his company, BBS Cycle, a belt drive specialist. Zoltán enjoys the Gates belt drive (“szí­j hajtás” in Hungarian)due to its light weight and low maintenance.

BBS Cycle Fixie profile

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60-tooth front sprocket, 21-tooth rear with a 108-tooth belt

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FollowZoltán at www.facebook.com/fixedxhungary.

Residents of Hungary who would like to learn more about Gates Carbon Drive can contact our official Hungarian distributor, Massive Bikes.