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Gates Carbon Drive CDN versus CDX

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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That nail should not be there... puncture!
That nail should not be there... puncture!
Brutal, resilient tires: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour
Brutal, resilient tires: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour
Road side servicing the bike: swapping a punctured tire
Road side servicing the bike: swapping a punctured 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
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
My bike in Winter
My bike in Winter
My bike in Summer
My bike in Summer

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