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

Feb. 24, 2018 - Willem L. Middelkoop

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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Shimano Alfine 8 trigger shifter
Shimano Alfine 8 trigger shifter
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
Brooks Cambium C15
Brooks Cambium C15
Maybe the ultimate commuter bike?
Maybe the ultimate commuter bike?
The upgraded Sensa Cintura
The upgraded Sensa Cintura

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