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Chiru Ultra Brigade

Ultra-endurance DNA !


Who are the members of the Chiru Ultra Brigade?

The chiru Brigade brings together a handful of amateur high-level athletes, all addicted to ultra-cycling. They take part in bike-packing races and events all year round, all over the world. For them, two-wheeling is an art of living, whether alone, with family or in a group. They recharge and fulfill themselves by riding and surpassing themselves. What do they have in common? A taste for freedom and immersion in nature.

What is the mission of the members of the Chiru Ultra Brigade?

Live their passion to the full, have fun on two wheels and take part in the biggest ultra-endurance events. Share their experiences with us! They are the ones who test the equipment and contribute their feedback to the continuous optimization of our products. They tell their stories on social networks and inspire through their blogs. They are the embodiment of Chiru’s “raison d’être”. Who better to talk about a Chiru than these extreme users?

Outstanding cyclists

Yannick Lutz

This Haut-Savoyard garden center manager and father of two travels over 30,000 km a year. He’s always happy to try out a new frame or explore a new route with Pierre-Arnaud. Among the many exploits of this “quinca” is a circumnavigation of Mont Blanc in 12:27!

Ben Steurbaut

He lives on the north coast of the “flat country”, a stone’s throw from Bruges. Ben has two passions outside his family : ultra bike-packing and water sports.

Matti Köster

Matti is an endurance coach and teacher. He rides 6 days a week, all year round ! Forced to use a wheelchair for a period of his life due to a long illness, this Bavarian rider makes the most of his freedom on the bike, and boasts an incredible track record in ultra-endurance.

Kim Raeymaekers

When he’s not riding a Chiru, Kim is a freelance painter, a job that leaves him less time than he’d like for adventure, but enough to rack up an impressive list of achievements!

Manu Cattrysse

Manu, cycling is his whole life! A bike mechanic, he travels by two-wheeler and enjoys the outdoors as much as possible with his wife and two boys (usually by bike :-).

Christophe Dijkmans

What could be more logical for a geographer than to want to survey and contemplate all the diversity of the earth ? Chris chose to do it on his mountain bike and in ultra  mode! This freedom-loving rider from Liège has a thirst for the great outdoors.

Mendler Joachim

We’ve lost count of the number of kilometers and “ultra” podiums to his credit. This native of Aix-en-Provence, a site manager in the green spaces sector, needs to be out in nature… and to continually push back his limits.

Pierre-Arnaud Le Magnan

Pierre-Arnaud is the founder of Chiru. An adventurer and engineer, he collects adventure raids, ultra races and bikepacking adventures. It was this passion that led him to Asia, where he finally settled and now runs two companies: Chiru Bikes and CEC Components (design and manufacture of spare parts).