EVERY JAEGHER HAS A STORY TO TELL AND A RECORD TO BREAK.
HANDMADE — AND TESTED — IN FLANDERS FOR LA CRÈME DE LA CRÈME.
Kristof Allegaert, the best long-distance racer of the world, won his most memorable races on a Jaegher and we make road bikes for world class elite cyclists. And of course we welded history for the world’s best cyclists ever — Eddy Merckx, Sean Kelly, Jean-Pierre Monseré, Roger De Vlaeminck, Michel Pollentier, Etienne De Wilde, Radomir Simunek, and many other Flandriens, champions and Olympic gold winners on the road, on cobbles and on the track. Experience gathered for over 80 years – something you’ll feel in every stroke of the pedal.
SEPARATING THE BOYS FROM THE MEN
Have a closer look to this two infographical designs and you'll understand everything about the impressive performance of Kristof Allegaert and his Jaegher.
Kristof Allegaert: 3X winner Trans-Continental Races (4,000 km), Winner Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme (9,150 km), winner of the tragic Indian Pacific (5,500 km). He won these races riding a red Interceptor Classic, a red Ascender and a red Interceptor Flymaster.
BUILDING BIKES FOR CHAMPIONS SINCE 1934.
Odiel was the first of a generation of cyclists with welding talent in his blood. Back in the day if you wanted to participate in Milan-San Remo, you had to bike to Milan first. Those are the times Odiel lived in. He won the toughest leg in the Tour of Belgium in 1932. That was the start of the Jaegher adventure. Odiel was a phenomenon.
Eddy Merckx, the greatest of all, in the ateliers in West-Flanders picking up his famous road bike.
His son, Etienne, also obsessed with bikes, started a café/bike shop in the 50s. Beer straight from the tap and bike frames straight from the back atelier, it doesn’t get more Belgian than that. Now Eddy is Jaegher’s master welder. He started welding road bikes when he was 18. He welded for the greatest cyclists in the world and for an incredible number of teams like Splendor, Safir, Histor, Boston and more.
His father was also a famous welder and his grandfather ended up in fifth place in the first Ronde Van Vlaanderen in 1913. If he hadn’t been pushed off his bike in the last kilometer by the disgruntled fan of a competitor he would have certainly been on the podium.
Eddy only starts welding after he has your measurements. That's what we call made-to-measure.
It makes Eddy sick when he sees how some welders treat their tubes. He’s absolutely not into doing things just because they’re cool. It has to be tough and reliable. If it doesn’t feel right he won’t weld it. Period. That’s the kind of attitude we love at Jaegher. He also has some rituals. He cleans his atelier when he starts. And cleans it when he leaves.
DID YOU KNOW
Jaegher ( Jager ) means hunter. Isn't hunting exactly what we all love to do on our race cycles? Its pronunciation is the same as Yeager, a reference we like to the first man to break the sound barrier in a jet plane: iconic geometrical shapes to achieve record performances. All this is to say that Jaegher is about pushing the limits.
All our models are named after famous jets. We thought if there are brands out there on the other side of the world naming their cycles after our terroir Flanders, België or Belgium or after our cobbled road and bergs, why shouldn't we name our cycles as jets.
Chuck Yeager saying 'Hello'.