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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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Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour - designed to be unplattable (so far, its holding up!)
Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour - designed to be unplattable (so far, its holding up!)
Brutal, resilient tires: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour
Brutal, resilient tires: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour
Hard conditions for the Gates Carbon Drive
Hard conditions for the Gates Carbon Drive
Broken spoke on my rear tire after a sudden encounter with a hole...
Broken spoke on my rear tire after a sudden encounter with a hole...
What matters most is the ride itself, don't forget that!
What matters most is the ride itself, don't forget that!
Downtown Amsterdam, don't forget a lock!
Downtown Amsterdam, don't forget a lock!

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