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Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour long term review

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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Investigating my rear brake
Investigating my rear brake
You can see the light coming through right next to the disc - nothing is obstructing it and the squeaking noise is gone!
You can see the light coming through right next to the disc - nothing is obstructing it and the squeaking noise is gone!
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!
I use the bike all year long - under pretty much all weather conditions
I use the bike all year long - under pretty much all weather conditions
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
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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