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Sensa Cintura long term review

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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My commuter bike, a modified Sensa Cintura with Gates Carbon Drive CDN/CDX, Shimano Alfine and a Schindelhauer steer
My commuter bike, a modified Sensa Cintura with Gates Carbon Drive CDN/CDX, Shimano Alfine and a Schindelhauer steer
That nail should not be there... puncture!
That nail should not be there... puncture!
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!
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!)
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.

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