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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
You, the bike, the road, nothing else: cycling in optima forma
You, the bike, the road, nothing else: cycling in optima forma
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
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)
The Wahoo Speed sensor installed on the flip-flop rear hub
The Wahoo Speed sensor installed on the flip-flop rear hub
Schindelhauer Bikes designs belt drive bikes since 2009 (photos: schindelhauerbikes.com)
Schindelhauer Bikes designs belt drive bikes since 2009 (photos: schindelhauerbikes.com)

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