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Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour durability

How is my commuter bike doing after 21.000KM?

Jan. 10, 2021 -

This week my trustworthy commuter bike started making strange squeaking noises when braking. It has been just over three years since I started cycling on it. People frequently ask me how the bike is performing and how the Gates Carbon CDX belt drive is doing? Time to have a look at the bike after 21.000KM!

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This front CDX sprocket and CDX belt have powered my bike for ± 11.000KM - replacing the previous CDN parts that lasted for about 10.000KM
This front CDX sprocket and CDX belt have powered my bike for ± 11.000KM - replacing the previous CDN parts that lasted for about 10.000KM
The Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour tires are very reliable
The Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour tires are very reliable
You instantly forget that you're riding a 21.000KM bike if you see the sun rise on a brand new day!
You instantly forget that you're riding a 21.000KM bike if you see the sun rise on a brand new day!
Investigating my rear brake
Investigating my rear brake
The rear CDX sprocket is still looking great (albeit a bit dusty) after 19.000KM!
The rear CDX sprocket is still looking great (albeit a bit dusty) after 19.000KM!
My hydraulic brake pads were worn out! Note the damaged fork in the upper right (which is supposed to keep the pads in place)
My hydraulic brake pads were worn out! Note the damaged fork in the upper right (which is supposed to keep the pads in place)

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