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Sensa Cintura Review

Riding at 35KM/h with Nexus Alfine 8 and Gates Carbon Drive

Feb. 24, 2018 -

This winter I use a Sensa Cintura bike with a Gates Carbon belt drive as my daily commuter. It's a bike designed to be nice to ride thanks to its sporty lightweight frame. It's also meant to be low on maintenance thanks to the belt drive and Nexus Afline 8 integrated gear hub. After 1800KM in just eight weeks, it was time for some upgrades.

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The Gates CDX rear sprocket installed
The Gates CDX rear sprocket installed
Sensa Cintura - as I got it from the local bike shop
Sensa Cintura - as I got it from the local bike shop
The metal fenders match well with the bike's disc and bolts
The metal fenders match well with the bike's disc and bolts
Sensa Cintura from the rear - I didn't like the excessive branding on the fenders
Sensa Cintura from the rear - I didn't like the excessive branding on the fenders
Shimano Alfine 8
Shimano Alfine 8
Gates Carbon Drive rear sprocket showing excessive wear after just 1800KM
Gates Carbon Drive rear sprocket showing excessive wear after just 1800KM

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