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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!
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 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!
Only some signs of wear after 11.000KM - and not a single puncture!
Only some signs of wear after 11.000KM - and not a single puncture!
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

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