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Meet your new therapist: the Schindelhauer Siegfried Road

Apr. 30, 2020 -

For the past few months I have been riding a special kind of bike, the minimalistic Siegfried Road from Schindelhauer. It is unlike most road bikes as it lacks a conventional chain and derailleur. It features the Gates CDX carbon drive. It's an exercise in minimal design. After riding it for nearly 1000KM, it's time to tell you all about it.

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The seatpost clamp is integrated in the minimal AL6061-T6 aluminium, triple butted aero tubing frame
The seatpost clamp is integrated in the minimal AL6061-T6 aluminium, triple butted aero tubing frame
Schindelhauer Bikes designs belt drive bikes since 2009 (photos: schindelhauerbikes.com)
Schindelhauer Bikes designs belt drive bikes since 2009 (photos: schindelhauerbikes.com)
Removing the Alfine, Hollowtech II crank
Removing the Alfine, Hollowtech II crank
The Continental Grand Prix Classic tires are beautiful, if you like brown retro vibes
The Continental Grand Prix Classic tires are beautiful, if you like brown retro vibes
The beautifully spoked wheel is nothing short of harmonious, simple yet beautiful
The beautifully spoked wheel is nothing short of harmonious, simple yet beautiful
Without the conventional derailleurs the drive train is rather straightforward (60T/22T gear ratio)
Without the conventional derailleurs the drive train is rather straightforward (60T/22T gear ratio)

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