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Minimalistic fixed gear bike with Gates carbon drive

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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Happy chap riding a bike on an empty road
Happy chap riding a bike on an empty road
Kleo Carbon pedals (by Look) on the front crank on the BSA bottom bracket
Kleo Carbon pedals (by Look) on the front crank on the BSA bottom bracket
The rear wheel is fixed using a 'crocodile' belt tensioning system
The rear wheel is fixed using a 'crocodile' belt tensioning system
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 Shimano FC-R9100 Dura Ace power meter by 4iiii fits perfectly
The Shimano FC-R9100 Dura Ace power meter by 4iiii fits perfectly

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