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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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Dirt on top of my rear fender
Dirt on top of my rear fender
The metal fenders match well with the bike's disc and bolts
The metal fenders match well with the bike's disc and bolts
Shimano Alfine 8 trigger shifter
Shimano Alfine 8 trigger shifter
A cleaner look thanks to less obvious branding
A cleaner look thanks to less obvious branding
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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