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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 Wahoo Speed sensor installed on the flip-flop rear hub
The Wahoo Speed sensor installed on the flip-flop rear hub
If you've got the shoes to match, brown bar tape looks magnificent
If you've got the shoes to match, brown bar tape looks magnificent
Siegfried Road features simple, yet very functional Tektro R539 / TRP - RRL brakes
Siegfried Road features simple, yet very functional Tektro R539 / TRP - RRL brakes
The rear wheel is fixed using a 'crocodile' belt tensioning system
The rear wheel is fixed using a 'crocodile' belt tensioning system
Removing the Alfine, Hollowtech II crank
Removing the Alfine, Hollowtech II crank
The CDX rear sprocket is designed to last
The CDX rear sprocket is designed to last

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