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Upgrading Gates CDN to CDX Carbon Drive

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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Schwalbe Durano
Schwalbe Durano
The metal fenders match well with the bike's disc and bolts
The metal fenders match well with the bike's disc and bolts
Excessive dirt after a
Excessive dirt after a "normal" commute during winter time
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 trigger shifter
Shimano Alfine 8 trigger shifter
Dirt on top of my rear fender
Dirt on top of my rear fender

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