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6000KM in 12 months with Gates CDN/CDX and Shimano Alfine

Feb. 27, 2019 -

A year ago I tried to create the ultimate commuter bike, a modified Sensa Cintura with the Gates CDN/CDX carbon belt drive. I received lots of messages from cyclists and commuters from all over the world. From the Swiss alps, France, Italy, Germany, United States and even "down under", Australia! You all wanted to know: how does the upgraded bike hold up?

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Brutal, resilient tires: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour
Brutal, resilient tires: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour
My bike in Winter
My bike in Winter
Busch und Müller rear light mounted inside the rear fender, showing signs of wear caused by the spray of dirty water from the rear tire
Busch und Müller rear light mounted inside the rear fender, showing signs of wear caused by the spray of dirty water from the rear tire
Faulty Gates Carbon Drive CDN rear sprocket left, shiny and stronger CDX sprocket right.
Faulty Gates Carbon Drive CDN rear sprocket left, shiny and stronger CDX sprocket right.
Hard conditions for the Gates Carbon Drive
Hard conditions for the Gates Carbon Drive
Gates Carbon Drive CDX rear sprocket after 6000KM / 12 months, a little dusty but still fine!
Gates Carbon Drive CDX rear sprocket after 6000KM / 12 months, a little dusty but still fine!

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