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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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After some cleaning you can clearly see how 21.000KM look on a set of brake pads!
After some cleaning you can clearly see how 21.000KM look on a set of brake pads!
The Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour tires are very reliable
The Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour tires are very reliable
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)
Removing my wheel to investigate the rear brake - note all the dirt!
Removing my wheel to investigate the rear brake - note all the dirt!
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!
Investigating my rear brake
Investigating my rear brake

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